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“The Movement” hits DePauw’s students

Students fill Reese Hall to discuss on-going issues on campus in Reese Hall on Friday. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW By EMILY MCCARTER and DANA FERGUSON

Picket signs, Facebook posts and forum discussions have centered around a key question in the past week: Does DePauw care? This dialogue, catalyzed by an opinion column printed in the Feb. 25 issue of The DePauw by junior Ashton Johnson titled “Excuse me, but your privilege is in our way” and a responding letter to the editor written by sophomore Grant Walters printed March 11, took the form of protest, angry social media posting and mediated discussion beginning last Tuesday. At a campus-wide forum Sunday night hosted by “Love is the Movement” and DePauw Student Government, near-

ly 110 students, faculty and staff turned out to discuss DePauw’s cultural climate and the presence of inequality. University President Brian Casey was also in attendance at the forum. Many students who attended the forum are also a part of the student coalition called “The Movement,” which is a group that “creates spaces for students to discuss critical issues with the intent to organize and systematically approach these issues with administration,” said senior Maryclare Flores, an active member of the group. The Movement has been meeting for two semesters every Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Reese Hall lobby and anyone is welcome to come. The group has had over

120 students in attendance at their last two meetings, attendance far exceeding chair space. “When Grant Walter’s Letter to the Editor came out, that night we had an emergency meeting for The Movement,” Flores said. “That was purely for having a space where students could share their feelings and their reactions.” Senior Sandy Tran and junior Cody Watson co-moderated the forum Sunday, turning to a ‘fishbowl’ style layout instead of the originally planned panel layout. The forum’s purpose was to hold a safe space where issues such as race, privilege, class and sexual assault can be discussed freely and without judgment. “After [Johnson’s and Walters’] ar-

ticles came out on Tuesday, Wednesday during our regular student government executive meeting we really started discussing [these issues] further and discussing the best way to really get everyone’s opinion out there and understand this,” Watson said. “From that meeting it was decided to do a forum, a student forum, to let people talk.” Watson said he hoped students would walk away from the session Sunday night with a broader understanding of the “DePauw doesn’t care” debate. “Our goal for this [forum] was to get people knowledgeable and [get] an understanding about this [issue]; get the fact that this stuff happens out in the wider scale,” Watson said. “Moving forward, our goal is to try to help find a middle ground of ‘how do we change things?’ and ‘what are the structural things that we need to put in place in order to make a better DePauw climate and culture?’” Caroline Jetton, chair of the Diversity and Equity Committee addressed the ongoing conversations about diversity in an email sent to all of campus on Thursday. “Responses to these pieces have varied from anger, frustration and sadness to apathy. The Diversity and Equity Committee has been paying close attention to recent developments, as have key members of the administration,” Jetton said. “Together we are working toward a concentrated effort to address issues that have been raised. When a portion of our population is affected or feels marginalized, it impacts our entire campus since we are a community.” Representatives of the administration including Casey, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Cindy Babington and Vice President of Academic Affairs Larry Stimpert said in a letter to the editor in Friday’s issue of The DePauw that the discussions regarding race, privilege and culture were im-

portant for the growth of the institution, though they may be difficult conversations to have. “The dialogue taking place right now is essential if we are to fulfill our mission as a liberal arts college that asks students to wrestle with complexity and engage in critical thinking and problem-solving,” the letter said. “Through these conversations we can – and will – shift cultural understanding and take appropriate and meaningful action.” At the forum, students were able to share their opinion in a calm and collected manner, although many students did get emotional due to the gravity of the topics being discussed. “I feel the forum went actually pretty well,” said junior Dione Gordon. “I feel like it got people’s opinions out and it got people talking… It was new people coming into the conversation that I haven’t seen [before].” An issue that many students of color brought up at the forum was that they feel uncomfortable in a classroom made up predominantly of Caucasian students and a Caucasian professor. A solution many students were in favor of would be to have faculty and students go through a ‘diversity training,’ similar to that of the drugs and alcohol training that first-year students’ experience. The main emphasis at the end of the forum was the need to continue conversation on these issues. “The first thing [DePauw] can do is to stop generalizations because that can be done easily,” Gordon said. “The next thing we can do is just start to have conversations. Stop sitting just at the top [of the Hub], stop sitting at the bottom; integrate where we’re sitting and join in on these conversations.” Another discussion will take place this afternoon at 4 p.m. in the Union Building Ballroom.

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The switch is past due. DePauw University is replacing the telephone system that they have had for over 20 years with a new adopted service from Cinergy MetroNet. The new service uses a ‘cloud-hosted’ system, analogous to that of Google Apps, which DePauw uses for email. New structures to the system include data stored at a data center in Indianapolis, no equipment on campus except for networking equipment and all new phones. “Because of the nature of the technology, [the systems] tend to last a very long time,” said Carol Smith, who works in Library and Information Services. “However, we have really pushed the limits, so it’s time to replace it.” Smith and her committee of 30 other faculty have worked for the past few


months on switching from the old system, a PBX (private branch exchange), which is basically a big phone switch in the lower level of the administration building, to a newer system to better fit DePauw’s needs. Although the old system is still working, the voicemail system was struck by lightning two years ago and failed. The faculty and staff have been using Google Voice accounts since. “[Google Voice] is really not a long term solution so we’ve had a need to do this for the last few years,” Smith said. “Over the last 24 months, new types of telephone services have emerged… you can [use them] in a commercial setting.” Google Voice sends voice mails to recipients emails as text, as well as keeping a recording. “One of the problems with that is that it comes into a script,” said Tracey Schmutte, who works in the Office of Student Life. “You have to listen to [the

voicemail] because if you just read the email, it messes up the wording of the message. [The email] can just say crazy things.” As opposed to purchasing a new PBX switch, which cost around $1 million dollars and are the size of a typical dorm room, DePauw opted for a newer subscription-based service, which is significantly less costly, to handle the university’s approximately 1,200 phone lines. The main difference between the two systems is that the old PBX system was maintained, owned and run by DePauw, but the new service is provided and run by Cinergy MetroNet. Cinergy MetroNet owns all of the equipment, and DePauw will pay the company by usage. To determine which new system DePauw should adopt, Smith and her committee hosted a pilot test, asking other staff members who use the phones often to test Cinergy

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MetroNet’s system. Features to the Cinergy MetroNet service include caller identification, the capability to view missed calls and access to an online account where users can set their own preferences and capabilities. Inconveniences with the old PBX system prompted the new system to be installed to every faculty and staff member by the end of the spring semester and the other miscellaneous phone lines in the elevators, common rooms, etc. to be installed by the end of the summer. “As people move [offices], we have to move their phone lines and that requires a technician to actually go to a switch board and move wiring,” said Jane Griswold of Academic Affairs. “I think we will be really well served to have a system that is much more flexible and current.”

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The search for a new director for DePauw University’s Prindle Institute for Ethics is winding down. The current director of the Prindle Institute Bob Steele ‘69, who has held the position since 2010, will retire in May. His announcement sparked the first national search for a Prindle director since the center began in 2007. Prindle’s first director was former University president Robert Bottoms, followed by Steele. “This is our first chance of actually looking anywhere,” said Marcia McKelligan, a philosophy professor and a member of the search committee. As the director search comes to an end, the three finalists will visit campus to mingle with students and faculty, get acquainted with the DePauw and Greencastle communities and hold an ethical discussion and Q&A. This week, the first finalist, Michael Cholbi, came to campus.


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rent programming. In the past, Cholbi has worked on town/gown programming (the relationship between the University and the surrounding town) and found a “feeling of asymmetry” where the local community feels as if the academics will come in and try to tell them how to do things. In Greencastle, Cholbi would assuage those feelings by bringing programming off campus and into the community. Senior Ethan Brauer was happy to hear that Cholbi would engage ethical issues faced locally. “It’s important in the study of ethics,” Brauer said. “I think it’s overlooked a lot.” Cholbi feels he could help facilitate further conversations that DePauw is already engaged in about issues of privilege and the experiences of miniority groups because of his research on racial relations. “I’ve thought about this,” Cholbi said. “I think I could help get a conversation going that is thoughtful and fruitful.” For Cholbi, ethical education is broad. “There’s not a single path in ethical understanding,” Cholbi said.


representation / verbal warning issued | Time: 5:38 p.m. | Place: Delta Tau Delta fraternity

• Roommate conflict • Forwarded to Campus LIving | Time: 4:04 a.m. | Place: Strasma Hall

• Disorderly conduct • Forwarded to Campus Living / under investigation | Time: 2:30 p.m. | Place: Humber Hall

• Fire alarm • Pull station / alarm reset | Time: 11:43 p.m. | Place: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity

•Suspicious person • Officer checked area / unable to locate subject | Time: 5:43 a.m. | Place: Senior Hall

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• Criminal mischief to restroom • Pending | Time: 7:37 a.m. | Place: Inn at DePauw

• Noise - loud people • Made contact with house representation / verbal warning issued | Time: 11:40 p.m. | Place: Sigma Chi fraternity

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Cholbi currently teaches philosophy at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). He also served as co-director of Cal Poly’s Institute for Ethics and Public Policy. Cholbi’s research includes a variety of topics including suicide, punishment and moral psychology. His current research focuses on grief. “I’m a philosopher on suffering,” Cholbi said in the opening of his Q&A session, which roughly 50 people attended. Cholbi claims that he was attracted to the Prindle Institute because it is directed primarily at undergraduate students, making DePauw’s Prindle Institute unique in his eyes. “This is one of the very few, indeed I think it’s fair to say the only one, that directs its programs at undergraduate students,” Cholbi said. “It does so in a liberal arts environment where ethics questions are taken more seriously by a wider scope of students and faculty.” Should Cholbi be chosen for the director position, he will lead Prindle to a more local scope and focus on issues the DePauw and Greencastle communities face without losing the global scope of cur-

• Noise - loud people • Officer checked area / unable to locate subjects | Time: 3:10 a.m. | Place: 109 Hanna #4 • Fire alarm • Smoke detector / false alarm | Time: 4:07 p.m. | Place: Delta Tau Delta fraternity

• Suspicious person • Officer checked area / unable to locate subject | Time: 1:13 a.m. | Place: Administration Lot

• Property damage accident • Parties request no report at this time | Time: 11:34 p.m. | Place: Phi Kappa Psi Lot

• Altercation • Subjects separated upon officer arrival / forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 2:37 a.m. | Place: Seminary / College Sts. • Noise - loud music • Forwarded to Campus Living | Time: 3:30 a.m. | Place: Warne Hall

• Noise - loud music • Made contact with house

March 17 • Medical • Transported to hospital | Time: 12:14 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall SOURCE: PUBLIC SAFETY WWW.DEPAUW.EDU/STUDENTLIFE/CAMPUS-SAFETY/PUBLICSAFETY/ ACTIVITY-REPORT/YEAR/2014/

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“Fruitvale Station” puts police violence on camera By TYLER MURPHY

Ashely Square Cinema screened “Fruitvale Station” Monday, an award winning film that claimed a Sundance Film Festival grand jury prize and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film award. The film is based on the true life of Oscar Grant and opens with actual cell phone footage of a scene in a train station: police officers stand screaming over a huddle of black youth and proceed to arrest them. While handcuffed and thrown on the ground, one of the youths is shot in the back by an officer. The story then flashes back in time to begin following Oscar during his last day on earth. Oscar is played by Michael B. Jordan, and his attentiveness to the roll is phenomenal. His acting mixed with the small details of his dress and movements make for a believable and perfect portrayal of a youth in Oakland, Calif., where the story takes place. The really moving part of the film is delivered not by an experienced actor, but by one of a mere five-years-old. Ariana Neal plays Tatiana, Oscar’s daughter. The film was only her second role and her first as

a major character. Since the film warns the viewer from the first scene that the Oscar will be killed off by the end, Neal’s character’s existence is much more heartbreaking. The film ends much like it began: the same scene and same station as in the cell footage. But this time, the actors reenact the scene and show in greater detail what happens to Oscar. After this, the film cuts to a rally where the real life Tatiana is speaking against the criminalization of black and Latino youth in areas such as Oakland. With all the issues surrounding race that have been surfacing on campus in previous weeks, the film’s premiere couldn’t have come to campus at a better time. “Fruitvale Station’s” main theme goes indepth about what Victor Rios touched on last week in his lecture: the policing and punishing of colored youths. The movie’s underlying theme struck the heartstrings and gave an insight to those who may have never experienced these types of neighborhoods or this type of criminalization. I will say the movie did a good job of showing the bad guy, in this case the police. One critique I have is that the movie only showed the flaws in



the police force, making it seem like all police officers are cruel. Regardless, “Frutivale Station” got its point across and started a fire within me and I’m sure within many more viewers. What really lit the fires came in the rolling credits at the end. The credits revealed the amount of jail time the officer who shot Oscar received: less than one year. The point of the movie was to show people the horrifying reality that exists in these communities and to get people informed and involved. Though some of the actions of both police and youth were dramatized, it was done so in a tasteful way that made people, including myself, want to make a change. The final scene of the film is Tatiana and her mother in the shower. She asks when her dad will be home. Her mother, not knowing how to respond, simply doesn’t. It cuts off and leaves the audience with no answer and tears in their eyes.

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Open Mic Students and Greencastle residents perform weekly

The mezzanine of Eli’s Bookstore became an artsy free-for-all Sunday afternoon when the DePauw Student Art Council put on their second Open Mic, Open Space event. Both students and members of the public came out to perform songs, read poetry, dance and even tryout new stand-up comedy acts. Audience members consisted of both Greencastle residents and DePauw students and ranged from small children to senior citizens. Junior Lauren Arnold put the whole thing together. Last Sunday, March 9, was the first event, and it grew tremendously in only one week. Arnold hopes that there will be an even larger turn out in the next few, which will hit the stage again after spring break. Many students read original poetry, such as senior Ben Cox, who read two poems. His first, entitled “Words Words Words,” spoke of how words were his existence. His second poem, entitled “Space Cadet,” was a dreamy poem of someone flying into space and back down to earth, alluding to those who daydream. Another poet who read her work was senior Megan Carter. Carter read three poems from a collection she is working on, entitled “Poetry of Place.” “I am writing about Putnam County, trying to find some kind of meaning,” Carter said. “A lot of my poetry is about driving around and struggling to find myself here and find how this place relates to me here, both as a DePauw student and as a woman.” Her titles are the places she has visited, such as “North to Bainbridge Passing Brick Chapel” and “1901 Baker’s Camp Bridge J.J. Daniels.” Other poets included juniors Juan Rodriguez and Lyn Gay, whose poetry was about experiences in their own lives. First-year Ines Giramata read one of her own works entitled, “Black Pride,” in light of many of the controversial issues that have come up on campus in the past few weeks. Some people brought guitars and performed songs, such as senior Miriam Alter. She performed an original

song entitled “OYG” that is a criticism of religion. She also did a medley of songs, including “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” and “Wonderwall.” “I realized there were a bunch of songs with the same chords,” Alter said. She ended with a third performance of the song “Changes,” which is by a band that existed at her high school. First-year Onyi Awani sat in front of the mezzanine behind her guitar and sang “The Change is Gonna Come,” also because of the recent issues on campus. “I wanted to show that there was more than one way to deal with issues,” Awani said, “and I chose to do it through song.” She belted it out at the top of her lungs and her voice filled the entirety of Starbucks and Eli’s. She also sang the Jackson 5’s single, “I Want You Back” acapella, with the claps from the audience as her only source of music. Al Little, a Putnam County resident, performed the song, “Aragon Mill,” an originally American song that the Irish adopted as one of their own. “I’m here to bring it back,” Little said. The song felt very authentic as the fully-bearded, plaid-wearing Al took the stage. Little is the first non-student to perform in the event “We hope it will inspire others to come and perform in the future,” Arnold said. Sophomores Cheyne Funakoshi and Angela Guo sang two songs toward the beginning of the event and then ended the show with two more. Funakoshi played guitar while Guo sang. One of the songs the duo performed was “Lucky,” by Jason Mraz and Colby Caillat, alternating parts and harmonizing with one other. While many took to the mic to try out new poems and songs, junior Hunter Dyar took the opportunity to try out one of his stand-up comedy. His act began with him talking of other comedians like Jerry Seinfeld and Ricky Gervais and their topics of choice for their comedy. He said that he took Seinfeld’s advice and chose to focus on the hilarities that could arise on an airplane. The rest of the bit focused on advice for the not-sofrequent flyer. The performance got many laughs from the audience as Dyar’s long hair swept off the stage.

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shown that, because of that, I will be more likely to be called back for an interview than an equally qualified individual with a “non-white-sounding” name. But my privilege extends beyond the job interview. When I hear about tragedies such as the Jordan Davis shooting, I don’t have to worry that my light-skinned friends or I will be faced with the same threat of profiling. As a man, I don’t have to worry about being paid less than a female coworker for the same work. Nor do I have to worry that the morality or legitimacy of my relationships will be questioned – a criticism that LGBTQ individuals face constantly. These are just the most basic of countless benefits that my privilege grants me. It is clear that privilege exists in our society, as well as on our campus. However, that doesn’t mean that pointing it out constitutes a personal attack. Acknowledging your privilege doesn’t invalidate the struggles you’ve had in your life or make you bigoted. It only recognizes that, in getting where you are today, you may have had advantages due to ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender or income that others haven’t. Privilege is not the direct result of personal circumstances, but of social inequalities – inequalities that have destructive effects on the marginalized. Consider it this way. The United States produces some of the highest per capita carbon dioxide

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dear DePauw students, alumni, faculty, administrators and friends, When emotionally charged issues come to the foreground of campus affairs, we must remember that we are all Tigers. As DePauw Tigers we must be resolute in our commitment to promote equal access and equality throughout the liberal arts experience. Therefore, as members of DePauw Student Government Executive Board, we find it unacceptable that students on campus feel vulnerable, marginalized, and discriminated against. The topics of race, sexuality, affinity, socioeconomic standing, and personal association are crucially important discussions to have and we encourage that they continue to happen in a productive and constructive manner. As members of the DePauw community we must be respectful and appreciative of each individual’s unique experience. Students should in no way feel that they be forced to speak on an issue or on the behalf of an identity because of their background. In this regard we ask students refrain from harmful generalizations

and stereotypes. We want to motivate students to find commonalities and we continue to grow and become ever more knowledgeable. There are inevitable difficulties and hurdles to face when we try to empathize with each other but they do not create a barrier we cannot overcome. When issues arise that are infused with high levels of passion and emotional attachment, a sense for immediate sweeping change is often associated. Issues that lie at the core of our community are multifaceted and as we tackle them head on it is worth noting that meaningful discourse and change takes time. We are unbelievably encouraged by the potential solutions people have put forth and hope that people find ways to actively pursue these issues beyond this academic year. Students are welcome to attend the Diversity and Equity Committee meeting today in the UB Ballroom at 4:00pm. It is our hope that students work towards being positive allies and support one another during the push for improved understanding, respect, and education. - DePauw Student Goverment Executive Board


Privilege at DePauw University: a personal understanding

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Anywhere in the nation, you cannot escape racial issues. On any American college campus you cannot escape racial issues. But what you can do is control how you confront it. The issues of race and privilege are not just prevalent on DePauw’s campus, but other universities such as the University of Mississippi and the University of Alabama face these issues. Last week at The Spring National College Media Convention in New York some members of the editorial board attended a session called, “Why is the paper always talking about race.” This session addressed how other universities are confronting issues of race like the ones DePauw is facing now. The Daily Mississippian reported on Feb. 17 that the University of Mississippi Police Department discovered a rope and a pre-2003 Georgia state flag on the James Meredith statue in the center of campus. Meredith was the first black student at the university in 1962. The rope was tied around James Meredith’s neck like a noose, and the confederate flag hung on his back like a scarf. The University of Alabama’s student newspaper, The Crimson White, published a story, “The Final Barrier: 50 Years Later Segregation still exist” on Sept. 11, 2013. This article exposed sororities not extending a bid to a black girl simply because she was black. Thankfully, the recent discussions at DePauw University were not caused by events of this magnitude, but our conversations are of equal importance. The discussion has been emotional and upsetting to many, but Ashton Johnson’s original opinion column and Grant Walter’s letter to the editor have sparked necessary conversation about an issue that this institution as a whole needs to address. The editorial board wants to acknowledge how the administration and faculty, DePauw student government and students have responded to these articles in a thoughtful and constructive manner. The many forums held over the last week have been beneficial to this community rather than just a room full of students yelling at each other and getting nowhere. Sunday night, a little over 200 students came together in the UB Ballroom to discuss race in the classroom and how DePauw can make the classroom an environment where students of all ethnicities feel comfortable. The Academic Affairs office, administration and faculty have already started talking about and moving forward on how to address these conversations, President Casey said on Monday. Like the editorial boards of The Mississippian and The Crimson White, we at The DePauw will not run from issues of race on our campus. We will face these issues head on, and we commend the rest of the community for taking a stand against these issues in a constructive way. The DePauw community now has the opportunity to make the necessary cultural changes on our campus to ensure that instances like the ones mentioned above do not happen in our community. We need to remember not to turn the discussion into a fight, to continue being open enough to have these conversations and to be brave enough to see this through.

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n light of recent discussions on campus, I’d like to offer up my own understanding of privilege. The notion of privilege has frequently come up in conversations around campus, but rarely does it seem to be understood. I have heard numerous complaints that discussing privilege demonizes someone for something they cannot control or that it is some sort of boogeyman of reverse discrimination. This understanding of privilege is far from the truth. By only thinking of privilege as a personal attack on someone for factors they cannot control, we ignore the destructive effects that privileged society continues to have on marginalized peoples. Perhaps the easiest way to understand privilege is to consider its everyday, real-life impacts. Let me give you an example. I use my privilege every time I put my name down on a job application. Let’s face it: as far as names go, “Conner Gordon” sounds pretty stereotypically white. And studies have

emissions in the world. Yet nobody is blaming you for growing up in an environment with such destructive effects. After all, that’s not something you can control. However, this does not absolve you of being part of a system that has numerous negative effects on others. If you do nothing to change this destructive status quo, the blame is nonetheless deserved. Privilege works in a similar manner. It is not inherently wrong to be a part of a privileged group. You are not being demonized for being white, male, straight, wealthy or any other status that grants you privilege. But if you are doing nothing to change the social inequalities that make you privileged in the first place, you are contributing to the problem. While I have done the best that I can, the picture of privilege I have described here only scratches the surface. To truly understand privilege, you have to talk to those who are the victims of it. I am by no means an expert, and given my own privilege I am not qualified to accurately portray how it affects others. I urge you to take this conversation beyond the opinion pages of The DePauw and to take the first step in solving the numerous inequalities that affect our campus.

“No one that was supposedly called out is mad. I think that most people weren’t aware of a problem.”

DAN HICKEY, JUNIOR “I think that it is productive that these conversations have been started.”

-Gordon is a sophomore Prindle intern from Carmel, Ind.


The senior moment: Swim through it, not over it LYDIA HAYDEN


he phrase “senior moment” can usually be associated with an elderly person that has a lapse in memory, logic or mental function. When I hear this phrase, I tend to think of my grandfather and his inability to remember that he has downloaded, printed and mailed the same blonde joke to me at least once a year for the last five years of my life. Sorry Grandpa, the punch line isn’t funny anymore. At DePauw University, we tend to think of a senior moment a bit differently. This moment could occur to any student in their final academic year as one begins to realize that their days at DePauw are numbered. Last Monday, I came face-to-face with my very own senior moment. On a day that wasn’t particularly special, I became irrationally overwhelmed by the uncertainty of my future, the amount of work in my senior seminar and the pressure to maintain my social calendar. Why, of all moments, did this realization

strike me on a perfectly normal Monday afternoon? My life hadn’t seemingly changed between the moment of feeling okay and the moment my stomach began to twist into knots and my eyes clouded themselves with reluctant tears. But it had. I had fallen victim to my first senior moment: the moment I could finally comprehend that everything and everyone I have known and loved for four years were going to change, soon. You see, the senior moment isn’t simply anxiety over the 50-page paper we have to write. I mean, come on, we’re seniors. We know how to write a decent paper by now or at least mastered the art of convincing our professors we do. The senior moment isn’t necessarily about finding a job. Everyone is figuring out their future plans or, at the very least, has an idea of where they’d like to be after graduation. No, the senior moment is much more complex than that. It is an emotional state that consists of being completely vulnerable, panicked and eager all at once due to the adventures that lie ahead and the apprehension of leaving in order to experience them. After four incredible years at DePauw, we’re expected to walk away and let it all go. If you haven’t already experienced your senior moment don’t worry, it will come soon enough. If you’ve had your moment, or two, rest assured that

you are not alone. That moment you begin to feel overwhelmed or anxious about your future, pause and breathe. Spend a minute reflecting, not on what DePauw expects for your future, but rather, on what DePauw has already given to your past. Think of that amazing internship you experienced, the country you were finally able to visit or the professor that really inspired you. Because in-between the all night study sessions, the time your heart was broken or when it seemed you just couldn’t get it together, our lives have been good and full at DePauw. Full of meeting spectacular people when you least expected it, nights you held a conversation until the sun came up, ordering Marvin’s (or Pizza Dude) after midnight, drinks at The Duck on a Tuesday night and DePauw proving to you each year that life only gets better. I know time is ticking but don’t let that take away a single moment of happiness that is left to be had on this campus. There is still enough time to make plenty of new moments and I encourage you to seize each and every one of them. DePauw hasn’t failed us yet seniors, and I have a feeling that it is saving the best for last.

-Hayden is a senior Media Fellow from Logansport, Ind.

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Over the next few days, the DePauw University Tigers will have 13 athletes represent them in the 2014 Swimming and Diving Championships at the Indian University Natatorium in Indianapolis. There will be eight Tigers competing at the men’s championship, while the women will be represented by a group of five. The numbers are reflected by the two team’s regular seasons, as the men went 6-2 and the women went 4-3 for this past season. Seniors Jack Burgeson and Matt Gleason, juniors Alex Alfonso, Matt Haeske and Casey Hooker and sophomores Stephen McMurtry, Blake Lehmann and Alex Grissom are the eight men competing at the NCAA Men’s Championship. All swimmers, beside Haeske, are slated to begin competition tomorrow. The 500 freestyle, 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle, which are all events to be raced tomorrow, each feature at least two Tigers. In the 500 freestyle, Hooker, Grissom and McMurtry are all slated to compete, with Hooker seeded 17th in the event. Beside the individual events, the team will be competing in the 200 and 400 medley relay, along with the 800 and 400 freestyle relay later in the week. The Tigers are paying special attention to the 400 freestyle relay, an event that they are seeded fourth in. It is the highest seed DePauw men will have at this year’s national championship. As for the overall 14th place ranking, however, the team says they won’t pay it any mind.

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location may be of benefit to the Tigers swimmers. “There is definitely some feeling of a home field advantage,” Bridges said. “Last week we were able to go to the pool and have a full practice there, allowing us to get used to the starting blocks and the walls.” Bridges hopes this will mean more people will come out to see them compete. “I know that quite a few of our team members will be coming to support us, as well as friends and alumni,” Bridges said. “It'll be great to be able to take advantage of the meet's proximity to DePauw

and have the support of not only our team, but the school as well.” Weber will lead the team into the Championships with the most experience. In her three years, Weber has had three coaches and succeeded under each. The NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships will begin tomorrow and end Saturday. Prelims will begin at 10 a.m. every day, and finals are set to take place at 6 p.m. The Championship can be followed on the NCAA website, along with the various DePauw media outlets.

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Men’s tennis brings home sweeps, moves to 6-2

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“In terms of ranking, we try not to take them too seriously,” Hooker said. “We prefer to fly under the radar until it is time to swim and surprise everyone when we are there.” Hooker said the most important thing is what the team expects of themselves: top eight finishes in their team relays, and more importantly, a top 10 finish in the NCAA Championship. As long as the team performs well in their prelims, Hooker said, there is no reason their expectations can’t be met. The women Tigers will also try their fate on the big stage starting tomorrow, with five of their most consistent athletes representing them at the National Championship. Freshman star Angela Newlon is expected to win the 500 freestyle event tomorrow, after being seeded first after recording a 4:50.91 time at the NCAC Championships. Although expectations may be high for Newlon, she is cognizant of the danger pressure can bring. “There's definitely many emotions I'm feeling that can be a bit overwhelming,” Newlon said. “I do feel like there is additional pressure going into the meet, but my coach told me to swim for myself and not worry about how other swimmers from different teams might perform.” Along with Newlon, junior Emily Weber, sophomores Erin Horne and Caroline Bridges and freshman Kirsten Olson will all compete in the National Championship. The three upperclassmen are not in unfamiliar territory--Weber, Horne and Bridges competed in last year’s NCAA Division III Championships in Shenandoah, Texas. For Bridges, who finished 13th last year in both the 400 and 800 free relays, this year’s Indianapolis

The DePauw University men’s tennis team got this season’s first pair of sweeps this past weekend, as they defeated both Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Wittenberg University 9-0. The Wittenberg Tigers’ loss moves them to 2-7 on the season, while Rose- Hulman is now 0-3. Now at 6-2, DePauw’s season is almost at its halfway point. The two straight wins last weekend give them the momentum needed to make it far in the post-season. The number-one doubles tandem of Ben Kopecky and Sam Miles started the doubles sweep with an 8-3 win. Sophomore Alec Kaczkowski recorded two shut out wins for the Tigers. Kaczkowki had some positive things to say

about the win. “[Doubles partner] Eric VaNatta and I are doing a great job of closing the net and moving,” Kaczkowki said. “We are really starting to play well together and our chemistry is getting better and better.” Assistant Coach Andrew Gregory agrees and insists that “attacking the net” on the doubles court is a huge strength for the men. “We have some good teams in the right spots this year,” said Gregory. Gregory is in his fourth season as assistant coach of both the men’s and women’s tennis teams. In 2012, he was awarded the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year. The singles matches were all won in straight sets. Kopecky, Miles, Kaczkowski, junior Eric Bruynseels, sophomore Nick Thomson and junior Chris Bertolini all accounted for DePauw’s dominating

wins. “I think we [the men’s tennis team] are all playing well,” said Kaczkowski. “It’s a good confidence booster to beat a tough conference opponent, especially going into our match against Butler.” Butler, a Division 1 program, will be a good test for the Tigers in the matches to come. The TIgers play at Butler at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19. Miles, a senior leader, believes that these two wins have led to an increasing sense of confidence leading into the second half of the season. Doubles team Emhardt and MacPhail continue winning streak The tenth ranked women’s tennis team gained more confidence in senior leader Caroline Emhardt than ever before. After a challenging win over University of Chicago, Emhardt was named NCAC Player of the Week.

She won both her singles and doubles matches (8-5; 6-0, 5-7, 1-0 respectively). Emhardt and her partner, junior Maggie MacPhail, have been almost unstoppable at number two doubles for the Tigers this season. The duo hasn’t lost as a doubles team since October. MacPhail was awarded NCAC player of the week earlier this season, when she contributed to the Tigers 6-3 victory over then-ranked Washington University in St. Louis. Both teams are are looking forward to spring break competition in Hilton Head, South Carolina. The men and women will take on Wisconsin –Whitewater on Wednesday, March 26. Afterward, the women will see competition against Concordia University, Carleton College and Emory University. The men face off against Colby College, North Carolina Wesleyan College and Kenyon College.




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There will be no national title for the DePauw University womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball this year. The Tigersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; season came to an end following their 88-71 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks on Saturday night at Neal Fieldhouse. The weekend began well enough for the Tigers in their Sweet Sixteen win over Carthage College, however, the Tigers did not get off to the fastest of starts. The Lady Reds began the game by converting -,2&#'0<0122&0##1&-222#+.21,"(3+.#"-322- an early 7-0 lead. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Carthage is an outstanding team,â&#x20AC;? said DePauw Head Coach Kris Huffman after Fridayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s game. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know if we could slow them down because they can score inside and outside.â&#x20AC;? 02&%#+,%#"2-127',$0-,2$-02&#+(-0'27-$2&#<012&*$12&#7&#*"2&0-3%&2&# <0122#,+',32#1322&#'0*#"5-3*",-2*12+3!& longer. The Tigers used an 8-0 run to draw the score #4#,2 &#'%#01!-,2',3#"2-=#62&#'0+31!*#1$-0 2&#0#+',"#0-$2&#<012&*$#35!*-1#"-32 2&#<012+',32#1-,  03,2&2.322&#+3. by nine at halftime. #1.'2#2&#*#"#3512'**1203%%*#"',2&# <012 &*$ #,'-0 *#6 157 51 2&# -,*7 '%#0 5&-1!-0#"+-0#2&,1'6.-',21,"02&%#-32rebounded DePauw. With Carthage still within striking distance at the beginning of the second half, the Tigers quickly 120#2!&#" 2&#'0 *#" 2- "-3 *# "'%'21 ," .32 2&# %+# 57 #35 )#.2 2&# +-+#,23+ %-',% ,"5'2&2#,+',32#12-.*7&#*", .-,2*#" Junior guard Savannah Trees led the charge for 2&#'%#01',2&#1#!-,"&*$-**-5',%/3'#2<012 &*$',5&'!&1&#-,*7+"#25-<#*"%-*10##1 #6.*-"#"$-0 1#!-,"&*$.-',21-,1'6$-0#'%&2 shooting. With the large lead, Coach Huffman and the Tigers were able to coast to a 73-54 win. Trees would lead the Tigers in scoring with  .-',21 ," 157 ""#"   +-0# *'1-, 2#.&#,1 1,%%#"  %+#&'%&  0# -3,"1 ," <,'1&#"25-.-',211&7-$"-3 *#"-3 *#&#5', also allowed DePauw to advance to the Elite Eight for the sixth time in the last 13 seasons. Waiting for the Tigers in the next round was the Wis.-Whitewater Warhawks. DePauw defeated Wis.&'2#52#0',2&#,2'-,*!&+.'-,1&'.%+#*12 season. &# 0#4#,%# $!2-0 51 #4'"#,2 $0-+ 2'.-$$ 1 2&# 0&5)1 0!#" -32 2- , #0*7 1#4#,.-',2 lead. For the second straight night, the Tigers found 2&#+1#*4#120'*',%2&'12'+# On this evening, it would not be as easy to get back into the game. However, the Tigers did manage to battle and take the lead on a Lauren Aben-

"0-2&2&0##.-',2#05'2&  2-.*7',2&#<012&*$ Wis.-Whitewater would not let the DePauw lead last very long. The Warhawks went on 7-0 run and 2--)25-.-',2*#"',2-&*$2'+# &#, 2&# 25- 2#+1 0#230,#" $-0 2&# <,*  minutes, the Warhawks went on a devastating 12-0 run that gave Whitewater a very comfortable lead. #1.'2#2&#'%#01; #12#$$-0212-%#2 !)',2&# %+#2&#0&5)1127#"-,#12#.&#"4#07 2'+#2&#'%#01$-3%&2,"!*-1#"2&#%.2-2#, the Warhawks answered and boosted their lead !)3. '2&(312-4#01'6+',32#1*#$22-.*72&#'%#01 **-5#"2&#&'2#52#0*#"2- **--,2- .-',21 0-+2&#0#2&#0&5)1)#.2#35$0-+%#22',%,7!*-1#02&,.-',21"-5,,"5#,2-, to win 88-71. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a great feeling to lose,â&#x20AC;? said senior Ali1-,2#.&#,19#&",+8',%1#1-,,"5# had some really great moments and some really %0#2%+#1,"0'%&2,-5'2"-#1,;2$##**')#'232 Junior Savannah Trees takes a shot in the womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s NCAA basketball game on Friday night. 0#=#!2',%*2#0'2;1%-',%2- #%0#21#1-,2-#," SARAH BURTENSHAW / THE DEPAUW our careers on.â&#x20AC;? &'2#52#0&#"!-!&#0'0-**-0#!-%,'8#" 2&#12#**0.#0$-0+,!#-$&#02#+ 9#0#**712#..#"3.,"+"#.*715&#,5# needed to and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what it takes to beat a great team like DePauw,â&#x20AC;? said Carollo. 157*#"2&#'%#01',1!-0',%5'2&.-',21 -,$-01&--2',%0##1"0-..#" .-',21-, -,*7.#0!#,21&--2',%!&1!-0#"+,7-$2&#'0 .-',2122&##,"-$2&#%+#5&#,2&#0&5)1 -,*7!-,!#0,)##.',%#35$0-++)',%2&0## .-',21&-21 Whitewaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mary Merg and Kristen Ruchti !-+ ',#"2-1!-0# -$2&#2#+;1 .-',21&# 0&5)1 0#1#04#1 -,*7 1!-0#"  .-',21 ', 2&# game as well. &#5',.0-.#*1'1&'2#52#0-,2-2&#',* Four where they will face Whitman College with a 20'.2-2&#,2'-,*2'2*#%+#-,2&#*',# Looking forward to next season, there will be 1-+# 1#0'-31 "(312+#,21 +"# 2- 2&# #35 1202',%*',#3.12&0##1#,'-01*'-11*#6157,"*'1-,2#.&#,15'** #%-,#&#'%#01 DePauw fans show their support for the Tigers at their game against Carthage College by 5'** *1- *-1# 0-*# .*7#01 0', !',,'1 ," ,, holding up blown-up photos of the opposing team members the students printed from FaceSarkisian to graduation. book. SARAH BURTENSHAW / THE DEPAUW 9&'1512-3%&572-17%--" 7#2-1.#!'*2#+,"1.#!'*%0-3.-$1#,'-01:1'"3$$man. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been quite a ride.â&#x20AC;? DePauw closes out the 2013-2014 season with an overall record of 30-2 and still earned an NCAC !&+.'-,1&'. #1.'2##35;1*-112&#,2'-,*2-30,+#,2 will go on with the Final Four games scheduled for 0,"2&#!&+.'-,1&'.%+#1#2$-02&#$-*lowing day.


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