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FADEL Newly-elected student government president, vice president discuss plans By BECCA STANEK firstname.lastname@example.org
With the inauguration of newly-elected student government president Sara Scully and vice president Mark Fadel approaching this Sunday, the pair sat down to talk about their hopes for student government in the next year and what changes they plan to act.
The Walker Cup, a prestigious award given to the senior who has contributed the most to the DePauw community during his or her four years, was presented last night to Nic Flores. In his time at DePauw, Flores has been a member of the Bonner Scholars program, a Compton Center Intern, a DePauw Environmental Policy Project Intern, a Sustainability Intern and a Domestic Violence Intern for Putnam County Family Support Services. Flores also served as Vice President of DePauw Student Government and received the Paul C. Glick award Monday evening for his contributions to the sociology and anthropology department. Upon recieving the Walker Cup, Flores told the audience, "This cup is not me, DePauw, it's you." ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW
The DePauw: What’s the first project you plan to tackle after you are inaugurated? Sara Scully: We are going to work with the executive team right now, especially with Margarita Villa, the current director of allocations, and Stewart Burns, the new director of allocations and Roy Leaf, the parliamentarian. We’re sitting down and trying to figure out the plan for allocations next year. TDP: In the years since you’ve been at DePauw, what do you think that the biggest thing student government has accomplished or the biggest change that they have been able to make? SS: Our freshman year, we were a part of the creation of the new student government structure. Before that, it
had been just kind of a free-for-all every year and whoever got into the offices that we’re in right now would basically create their own idea for what student government would look like. Our freshman year was the first year that we had an official senate. Mark and I were a part of the first senate ever at DePauw. We worked on finalizing the new constitution. That’s definitely the biggest change that we have seen, just giving it a consistent structure, but we’re really looking to take it to its full potential. TDP: Do you think student government has been as effective as it could be in the past? Mark Fadel: We realize the potential of student government, and we’re trying to make it more of a presence on campus. SS: There have definitely been strengths with every administration. We think that we can definitely take the strengths and leave the weaknesses behind. MF: You kind of get a sense of what each administration was doing, and by thinking critically and analyzing student government Christine Walker and David Dietz working with
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ing. We want to make sure that people know they can approach us about what’s bothering them. MF: We want to use student government as a space to really voice your concerns and for students to really see student government as effective and transparent. We’re taking on a lot of different ideas of how to alleviate that pressure and make student government more visible on campus. We want to be the people of student government and not just the faces. We want to be talking to people face-to-face. TDP: What made you want to take on the jobs of president and vice president? SS: I don’t think we’d take it if we didn’t think we could do it really well. I think we’re excited about a lot of the ideas and I think just during our DePauw experience Mark and I have grown to absolutely love DePauw. We love working on student govern-
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New website guides students to the least expensive alcohol near campus
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State excise police made no arrests and issued no citations on campus this Little 5 weekend. Excise police issued their only formal warning of the weekend in Greencastle to Hoods and Capers, whose beer garden was not in compliance with state standards. In contrast, the Little 500 weekend at Indiana University in Bloomington a week ago brought 271 arrests and 258 tickets for alcohol violations. Lt. Kevin Akers, who oversees the state excise district that includes Putnam County, didn’t know how many excise officers were in Greencastle over the weekend but said they were largely patrolling by car rather than
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on foot and in plainclothes. Still, many students claim they were asked to pour out water bottles containing alcoholic beverages by police officers they believed were with state excise. But Akers doesn’t think that was the case. “The officers from our agency wouldn’t have a reason to approach somebody with just a water bottle,” Akers said. “If there were some other circumstances present — somebody that was obviously impaired, somebody that was obviously intoxicated — that would potentially give us a reason to approach somebody. Our folks would only approach somebody if there was a container that was obviously an alcoholic beverage container by brand name.” Public Safety officers as well as Greencastle police were also present
at Saturday’s criterium race and active throughout the Little 5 weekend. The university activity log reported no significant changes in activity from last year’s Little 5 weekend. This year had fewer noise violations and alcohol violations, but an additional hospital visit. The Little 5 weekends in 2011 and 2012 both saw an incident of battery. No instances of sexual assault were reported this past weekend, as opposed to one report last year. In addition, officers arrested a freshman student on College Street Saturday afternoon for public intoxication, disorderly conduct, possession of false ID, resisting law enforcement and battery with injury to law enforcement.
THEN & NOW: COMPARING CRIME OVER LITTLE 5 WEEKEND 2011
7 noise violations 5 fire alarms (and one “statue set on fire” at Delta Tau Delta fraternity)
4 alcohol violations 1 hospital visit 2 incidents of public indecency
2 noise violations 6 fire alarms 3 alcohol violations 2 hospital visits 4 laptops stolen 1 case of battery 1 arrest
Multiple subjects hanging over balcony at Alpha Tau Omega fraternity
Students spending an afternoon looking down at the warm case of PBR resting on the counter of the Cork and Keg on Washington Street, wondering if $18 is really the cheapest price will no longer need to worry. A new website, CampusBeer.com, gathers information from all the liquor stores within a seven mile radius and shows which ones have the cheapest prices. The website also gives bar specials and deals for the night. To find DePauw’s bar and liquor store information, go to the site, click on campuses and scroll down to the DePauw University link. Clicking on a specific place in Greencastle brings up a link to get more information about the place such as the phone number and address of the business. It also gives a Google map of how to get there. “Not only will the site help users get the best booze for their buck, but it also gives students all the inside information on keg and tap deposits, deals, specials, inventory, directions and hours of operation for liquor stores and bars nearby campus,” said a press release by CampusBeer. Campusbeer.com was founded by Mike Birnbaum at the University of Delaware, and has since spread to schools in the region and beyond. Currently 1,049 schools in states ranging from Alaska to Montana are listed on the website. The website, which requires the viewer to be 21 to enter,
No Excise activity during Little 5 weekend
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lists local liquor stores and bars. “The response was pretty positive. I decided right then and there I wanted to incorporate all campuses in the country,” Birnbaum said. The site does not include all places that sell liquor, and does not include stores such as Wal-Mart and Kroger for all of the schools. Birnbaum contributed this to different states having different rules on selling liquor. DePauw’s link does include CVS. “As frugal college students I think it will make a difference. Students are going to want to buy beer for the cheapest price available,” said junior Louis Wallis. Birnbaum said he still needs to put up a few more places for DePauw, but the final product will be up in about a month. Local business owners have reacted positively to the idea he said. “They are pretty much able to reach their demographic. It’s a winwin for college students and owners,” Birnbaum said. Greencastle has only two true liquor stores within a seven-mile radius: Cork and Keg and Watering Hole. Wallis doesn’t think the limited supply of places to buy alcohol will affect the impact the website can have on DePauw’s campus. “If it’s going to save you money over time, especially with the amount of beer college students buy I don’t see why you wouldn’t use it,” Wallis said.
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CAMPUSCRIME April 27 • Intrusion alarm • Officer checked building / checked O.K. | Time: 12:52 a.m. | Place: Delta Zeta sorority • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 11:18 a.m. | Place: Hanna / Crown Streets • Noise — loud music • Made contact with house representation / turned down | Time: 12:55 p.m. | Place: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity • Internet fraud / theft • Under investigation | Time: 3:08 p.m. | Place: Campus • Disorderly conduct • Officer checked area / unable to locate subject | Time: 10:15 p.m. | Place: Locust Street • Hazard — subjects hanging over balcony • Forwarded to Interfraternity Council | Time: 10:28 p.m. | Place: Alpha Tau Omega fraternity • Minor in consumption (non-student) • Citation issued / released to custody of a friend | Time: 11:16 p.m. | Place: 200 Black Spring Street
• Theft of laptops • Pending | Time: 1:09 a.m. | Place: Sigma Chi fraternity • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend / forwarded to Community Standards | Time: 1:18 a.m. | Place: Humbert Hall • Theft of laptops • Recovered | Time: 2:10 a.m. | Place: Phi Kappa Psi fraternity
• Mischief — subjects moving barricades • Barricades to original location | Time: 3:10 a.m. | Place: College Street • Battery • Under investigation | Time: 3:15 a.m. | Place: Olin Lot • Medical • Transported to Putnam County Hospital | Time: 12:50 p.m. | Place: Hanna / College Streets • Public intoxication / disorderly conduct / resisting law enforcement / battery with injury to law enforcement / possession of false ID • Arrested: Joshua A. Quinn | Time: 2:36 p.m. | Place: College Street • Trespass • Subjects located, verbal warning issued / left premises | Time: 3:10 p.m. | Place: Lilly Center • Medical • Ambulance on scene | Time: 4:15 p.m. | Place: Olive / Locust Streets • Noise — loud music • Made contact with house representation / verbal warning issued | Time: 11:58 p.m. | Place: 307 Seminary Street
• Civil disturbance • Subjects located verbal warning issued / leaving premises | Time: 12:03 a.m. | Place: Inn at DePauw / The Fluttering Duck • Suspicious person • Officer checked building / unable to locate subject | Time: 10:05 p.m. | Place: Green Center for the Performing Arts / Music Library
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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
One-year anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s death LEAH FREESTONE
he seemingly random fireworks in May, the always classy “‘Murica!” shouts, the countless Facebook and Twitter posts and even an attempted Boulder Run through Roy O. West Library were some of DePauw’s celebratory reactions to the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death on this very day, just last year. All across the United States, cheers rang out as President Barack Obama announced on live television at approximately 11:35pm EST, “…that the United States has conducted an operation that killed Osama Bin Laden, the leader of al-Qaeda, and a terrorist who is responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent men, women and children.” Technically, Bin Laden was killed on May 2 in Pakistan, but because of the time difference, the announcement was made here when it was still the first day of the month. Osama Bin Laden was the leader and founder of al-Qaeda, which translates to “the base” in Arabic. He created the organization in the 1980s as a Sunni militant group whose original purpose was to train and prepare Muslim fighters to expel the Soviets
“Regardless of the opinions on the impact of Bin Laden’s death, it was a celebratory, momentous achievement for the United States in the War on Terror.” from Afghanistan. However, the organization’s intentions altered in 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait. There were fears that Saddam Hussein would attempt to annex part of Saudi Arabia, so Bin Laden willfully offered his group of trained fighters to occupy the area. Saudi Arabian leaders rejected Bin Laden’s offer and instead allowed the U.S. to occupy the area with a military base. Bin Laden saw this rejection as a blasphemous betrayal to the Muslim holy land and declared his separation from Saudi leaders. He then went into exile in Sudan for many years. Here, he would plan the execution of a number of terrorist attacks on the West such as the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center, the 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole navy destroyer and — most infamously — the attacks of September 11, 2001.
In the years following the September 11 attacks, the CIA aimed at identifying and locating one of Bin Laden’s alleged couriers, Abu Ahmed al-Kuwaiti, as his name had become commonly mentioned among many interrogations of Guantanamo Bay detainees. Piecing together accurate information was always difficult though, since many detainees were known to outwardly lie. Luckily, al-Kuwaiti actually contacted one of the CIA’s suspects whose phone had already been tapped and the CIA later located him in August of 2010. After following him for several months, he led them to Bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, and Operation Neptune Spear (the codename used for killing Bin Laden) was put into action. On the night of May 1, 2011, four armed U.S. military helicopters flew from Afghanistan into Pakistani air space without consent from the Pakistani government: an extreme risk to take. The vehicles were equipped with radar evasion, noise reduction and heat suppression technology to ensure that they would not be detected by the al-Qaeda. An elite sub-unit of the Navy SEALs, called SEAL Team Six, and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment were on board and on the ground. As they arrived at the three-story compound, they discovered the complexity of the structure — it was equipped with confusing pathways and false doors. Once inside though, they found Bin Laden’s son in the stairwell and shot him. As Bin Laden leaned over the railing of the third floor to see what the commotion was, he was spotted and retreated back into his bedroom. The SEALs followed after him and upon entering his bedroom, shot one of his wives in the knee. Another SEAL immediately shot Bin Laden in the chest and then in the head, knocking him dead to the floor. Since Bin Laden’s death, many politicians argue over the strength, or lack thereof, that al-Qaeda still holds. Many argue that the group is defeated and even irrelevant, while others stand firm in the belief that its remaining leaders and members are still a large and eminent threat. Regardless of the opinions on the impact of Bin Laden’s death, it was a celebratory, momentous achievement for the United States in the War on Terror: an achievement that took place on this very day last year. — Freestone is a sophomore from Brownsburg, Ind., majoring in history and biology. firstname.lastname@example.org
$33 million later: the comedy film that surprised Hollywood KIRSTIN WEBB
hink Like a Man” is number one in the box office, and I personally couldn’t be more thrilled. The romantic comedy follows four men who navigate their dating worlds after their significant others get ahold of comedian Steve Harvey’s best-selling self-help book, “Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man.” While I didn’t have the pleasure of storming any Indiana cinemas this past weekend, I was pulling for the movie’s success. Though, even with an all-star ensemble featuring Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, Kevin Hart, Taraji P. Henson, Regina Hall and many other talented actors, critics had relatively low hopes for the star-studded film. Eric D. Snider, a critic for film.com, thought that the movie was, “Drastically overlong, burdened by too many stories about too many couples who are too one-dimensional to be relatable.” And Farran Nehme, from the New York Post, compared the movie to an annoying caller: “The more this alleged romantic comedy begs you to adore it, the more you wish you could block its calls.” However not all critics dogged the movie. Rafer Guzman of Newsday stated, “‘Think Like a Man’ is a surprisingly engaging, entertaining and very funny movie.” And it would seem that the public agrees. Hollywood.com has estimated that “Think Like a Man” brought in $33 million this weekend, raking in an impressive $12 million on its opening day. With a production budget of $13 million on top of only having opened in 2,000 theaters, in contrast with the big-budget smash “Hunger Games” which opened in over 4,000 theaters, it’s safe to say “Think Like a Man”
shocked the Hollywood scene. Prior to the film’s release there was a lot of doubt about how successful this movie would be. If you take a look at the film’s poster it’s obvious that the movie features a predominantly African American cast. To some, that may not mean much. But to a number of actors in Hollywood, a movie of this kind is thought to be doomed before the first scene is ever shot. During an interview on The Breakfast Club, a morning radio show in New York City, a co-host addressed Hart saying, “Now explain this movie a little bit. You guys are getting a lot of press. They’re putting a lot of money into this. If black people don’t go see this, they’re never going to put out another black film again.” Hart responded: “The one thing I like about it [is] it’s a universal film. Yeah, you’ve got a black cast and they stereotypically put the ‘black movie’ thing on you. But it’s not a black movie. It’s a good movie.” Now some may argue that race has little to do with a movie’s success at the box office. But Hart acknowledges that even Tim Story, the film’s director, was conscious of the stigma attached to movies that highlight a cast of non-white actors. During table reads, Hart says Story voiced that he was adamant about creating a good film: “[He said] I want to do a smart movie. I want to show Hollywood that just because you have a black cast doesn’t mean that you can’t have a smart film that people go out and support.” This past weekend, I’d like to think America saw through the stereotypes and entered movie theaters colorblind. Or perhaps moviegoers entered the theaters for a chance to meet members of the cast during one of their exciting surprise theater visits [as pictured above]. Who knows. But one thing is clear: “Think Like a Man” came, was seen and conquered. — Webb is a senior from Rochester, New York majoring in English writing. The piece is courtesy of Tiger Rag. email@example.com
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Left: Junior Sadie Powell of Kappa Kappa Gamma rides just ahead of senior Krisina Mclane of Delta Gamma in Saturday's criterium race. Powell and Mclane placed fourth and 21st, respectively.
Right: Freshman Forrest Kunkel lies surrounded by EMTs, Director of Public Safety Angie Nally and cycling coach Kent Menzel. Kunkel suffered bruised cartilage in his left hip after falling during time trials on Friday afternoon. Far Right: Junior Alpha Phi rider Elizabeth Machmeier congratulates senior Kappa Alpha Theta rider Emily Reavis after the criterium race on Saturday. Machmeier placed 14th and Reavis placed seventh. PHOTOS BY
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NEVER RIDE ALONE
Little 5 was, as expected, filled with festivities and saturated with good times. For senior Alex Ehr, it was a triumphant one also. After watching the race during a visit then participating in every Little 5 for Kappa Alpha Theta sorority since she arrived at DePauw her sophomore year, she finished in first place. “I watched it my freshman year, when I came to visit that weekend and I thought it was the coolest thing,” Ehr said. “It just got me so excited. I’ve always been a competitive person and been an athlete my entire life, so I thought, what better way to do something for my house, to do something I love, and also be involved.” She said that she was proud of how she rode, but that ultimately it was her team who provided the encouragement to train and to ride to her full potential. “We all did really well and we were all happy with our races, we were all happy with how we did the entire weekend,” Ehr said. “It was just great, in and of itself, to not have just one person who did well but to have the entire team perform their best.” In addition, an original declaration of a tie was withdrawn after a review of results, resulting in Beta Theta Pi fraternity winning for the men’s teams overall.
Left: Riders wait while the race is stopped due to a three-man bike collision involving sophomore Cole Rodman, senior Connor Stallings and freshman Chris Roslender. PHOTO BY HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW
Kent Menzel, a coordinator of the race, explained via email that there had been a results appeal that ended with breaking the tie. “I reviewed the results and interviewed the riders involved in the men’s criterion,” Menzel said in the email. “After the crash at 9 laps to go, (sophomore) Cole Rodman and Chris Roslender left the course to receive wheels and thus did not cross the timing tape. On the restart, neither had received credit for lap 31 which all the other riders had received. Adding that earned lap back to the results shifted Roslender from 16 to 13th and Rodman from 18thto 17th. All of these changes match with my recollection of the order of the riders on the course throughout the race.” The changes added four points to the Beta team total, thus breaking the tie. Though the race ended eventfully for the riders, it went rather smoothly for coordinators Margaret Distler and Paul Dugdale, both juniors. “Both of the races were really exciting… I thought it was just a great atmosphere,” Dugdale said. Digdale said he was concerned about the weather at first and had to deal with a few “unnerving” crashes, but was pleased with the weekend overall. “I think everybody had a lot of fun,” Dugdale said.
Right: Members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity celebrate with their riders after the criterium race Saturday. Freshman Will Gleason and junior Thomas Moran placed first and third, respectively. As a team, Beta took first place. PHOTO BY EMILY GREEN / THE DEPAUW
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012 Right: Sophomores Stefani Cleaver (left), Hannah DeLucio (center) and Caitlin Hickey (right) cheer on their team from Kappa Alpha Theta during the criterium race Saturday afternoon. Below: Junior Katie Thrapp races during the criterium race on Saturday afternoon. Thrapp placed eighth in the race, helping the Kappa Alpha Theta team to an overall win. PHOTOS BY EMILY GREEN / THE DEPAUW
Left: Riders (front to back) seniors Dylan Klossner and Connor Stallings, junior Will Freske and sophomore Collin Brady ride during the criterium race on Saturday afternoon. PHOTOS BY EMILY GREEN / THE DEPAUW
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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
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Excise frustrates admin., too It’s not surprising college students aren’t big fans of the Indiana Excise Police’s Intensified College Enforcement Program, which aims to reduce underage drinking on college campuses. The program, which will last throughout the end of the semester, targeted DePauw, along with Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Excise officers in plainclothes and uniforms patrol locations where underage possession or consumption of alcohol is likely to occur. But it seems telling that University administrators have become frustrated with the organization, too. “We have no updates on their plans, and we get no sense of what they’re doing,” said President Brian Casey in an interview after Little 5 weekend. He, along with Director of Public Safety Angie Nally and Vice President for Student Life Cindy Babington, didn’t know what kind of presence Excise would show. And, they were especially worried because of news from Indiana University that Excise issued hundreds of students drinking citations. Casey said they had no idea what kind of presence the officers would have. “Angie [Nally] and Cindy [Babington] are just clearly trying to have some channel of communication, and we’ve gotten none,” said Casey. The Intensified College Enforcement Program’s expressed purpose is to reduce underage drinking through education. Myths about Excise running are wild across campus and few learning opportunities — except the deferral programs offered to citation-holders — have presented themselves. In a past editorial, we noted that a drinking culture is changed through awareness of danger and fostering adapted habits. Creating a real and particularly expensive repercussion is a step, but only that. We’re not sure why the obvious step of working with university administration has been left out of the picture. And we’re left scratching our heads why Excise barely had a presence on campus this last weekend. Excise seems to only to be a law enforcement agency, not an educational one that might create positive change.
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Embrace — don’t disgrace — religious diversity MOLLY SENDER
oming from a small, conservative town, I have long understood that being Jewish meant being different. For many in my hometown, I was the only Jewish person they had met, so I was the “blueprint” for my peers as their only example of a Jew. I admit, I was hoping to go to college and leave that behind me, but after three years at DePauw, it upsets me to admit that the ignorance surrounding not only Judaism, but also all minority religions, is astounding. I thought by attending a liberal arts school that most of my peers would have at least a working knowledge of the basics of religions outside of their own, but I have been let down. I have heard distasteful jokes and have been quoted false facts. I have been the subject of Jewish jokes and have heard the stories of others in minority religions having to deal with the same experiences, and can only conclude that people are usually not trying to be hurtful. Rather, they are simply ignorant. Yet, ignorance is a choice. There is an ethical responsibility that we,
as a liberal arts institution owe to our students. According to DePauw’s mission statement, the University means to “provide a diverse learning and living community” to its students. While I believe DePauw has tried to make the campus more diverse, there seems to be little to no effort to actually talk about diversity, specifically diversity of religion. Religious diversity means more than merely bringing religious minorities to campus — we need to engage in discussion of differences and foster more understanding. True, this is an admittedly daunting task.
If a small, nurturing campus like DePauw is not able to tackle the issues surrounding difference of religion, how can we expect larger, more global groups to discuss the same issues?
Religion is a personal and divisive topic, one that often makes us uncomfortable — but things worth talking about usually require us to get out of our comfort zones. If a small,
nurturing campus like DePauw is not able to tackle the issues surrounding difference of religion, how can we expect larger, more global groups to discuss the same issues? My hope is that we can provide students an outlet to talk openly about religious differences in an ethical and understanding environment. The Center for Spiritual Life is vibrant, but as of now underutilized. There is an ethical responsibility to make students personally accountable for their education, and part of that education is the ability to relate to and respect differences in others. If DePauw wants to truly “teaches its students values and habits of mind which serve them throughout their lives as each of them makes a positive difference as an active citizen of the world,” as their mission states, we must not turn a blind eye to the subtle discrimination and ignorance that plagues our campus. Toleration of ignorance is unethical and can only lead to a divided and impermeable atmosphere for discussion on campus. The sooner we accept that religious ignorance exists, the sooner we can act to change it and make DePauw University a more tolerant, accepting, and educated campus. — Sender is a senior from Normal, Ill., majoring in music business. email@example.com
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Students should live up to DePauw legacy STEWART BURNS
y apologies in advance to the members of the senior class who read this and are reminded that your time at DePauw University is wrapping up. However, do not look at these next few hundred words in that respect. Look at them as a reminder and a testament to the greatness that you and all DePauw students, faculty and staff bring to this small Indiana town every day. For many of us our recent days have been consumed sitting in on senior recitals, listening to note after note flowing from a voice or instrument and into our minds. Surrounded by full seats and captivated audiences, we are living and experiencing the brilliance that has been cultivated over the last four years at this institution. Maybe for others it was sitting in a classroom and listening to academic presentations and
watching the presenter radiate excitement for his or her topic and hard work. Arguably the most unfortunate side effect of being surrounded by such an intelligent and driven assemblage of people is that a 24-hour day leaves us with too little time to absorb all of the opportunities. The last few weeks of this semester overflow with recitals, academic presentations, awards ceremonies and transitions of power. The highachievements of the soon-to-be-graduates are proudly displayed in ever corner of this institution. What students at DePauw do is profound and it leaves a legacy. Throughout this year, during the 175th Anniversary Celebration of this great university, the opportunity to hear monumental DePauw alums will be made easily accessible. These celebrations are not only a reminder of a history that is older than half of this country’s states, but it is a reminder of the history that has yet to be written, a history that we will write. Challenge yourselves to not only experience as many of the alumni who will be returning, but also to experience the ones around you who will
soon become alumni. What is often forgotten during these grand celebrations is that in a short time the current students will be the ones who will be returning in grandeur. For the seniors who will soon be graduating, congratulations and thank you for your contributions. Everything that you have done and will do for the great name of DePauw is very appreciated. You have truly created big shoes to fill. For all of us following in the footsteps of the seniors, we have to strive everyday to live up to the great expectations of not only DePauw alumni, but to all of those that will follow in the future. — Burns is a junior from West Lafayette,Ind., majoring in political science. firstname.lastname@example.org
These are a few of my favorite things: distracting websites ELI CANGANY
ondescending Wonka, inbread cats, the beautiful marathoner, memes, rage comics and gifs, they are all like a car crash — I can’t look away. All of these can be found on Tumblr, where work ethic goes to die and procrastination thrives. This community of bloggers will suck you in and keep you from writing that 10-page paper due tomorrow before you have time to write the heading. The latest craze that has kept me from my homework and even writing this column is breaded cats, or in-bread cats. One simply takes a piece of bread, makes a hole in it, places it over a cat’s face and takes a picture of the cat. It might be one of the funniest things I have ever seen. The look on the cat’s face is priceless and the fact that a cat will sit for the picture is amazing to me. I am a die-hard dog person but something about looking at a cat staring deeply into the camera with pure hatred in its eyes as a piece of wonder bread frames its face is so funny I end
up gasping for air as I wipe tears out of my eyes. This odd pass time has gone further than just the website to an episode of South Park. And it’s not just bread, people have gotten creative and branched out to tortillas, which is somehow even funnier. Pointless, weird humor continues with condescending Wonka. Someone, a brilliant being, took a picture of Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka from the movie and added condescending remarks. It is a picture directly out of the movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” with his brown top hat, bright purple blazer and obnoxious bow tie. It is hard not to hear each word in his voice. A few gems are, “Oh, you have 500 Twitter followers … you must be a celebrity,” or “Oh, you smoked a cigarette … you must be a rebel.” It is one of those moments where everyone is thinking it, but Wonka says it. “How do I put this gently” and “#whatshouldwecallme” are two blogs separate from the Tumblr community that have caught fire and made their way to Facebook. It is a collection of gifs, or as I called them for a year “moving picture things,” and funny titles. Most of them come from well-known movies or TV shows, the titles the blogger places on them are funny and relatable. For a week after if was first discovered different gifs flooded my
newsfeed on Facebook, but each time I couldn’t help but chuckle, especially when it was a gif from Jersey Shore — those are the best. The beautiful marathoner is one that I find not funny, but just odd. A man was running a marathon and someone snapped a picture of him but instead of looking tired and thirsty like everyone around him he looks like he could be in an ad for Nike. Again, someone very clever struck again and placed funny text about how great this man’s life must be. Part of me wonders if this man knows so many people look at his picture every day and how he feels about it. It isn’t shabby being known as the beautiful marathoner meme guy, though. This is some of the stupidest humor that I have ever come across, but it is relatable and t helps relieve the stressors. They keep me from going crazy as the end of the semester nears and work begins to pile up. So although it is childlike at times it might be my favorite thing on the information highway. — Cangany is a sophomore from Indianapolis majoring in communications and English writing. She is the opinion editor for The DePauw. email@example.com
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
PHOTOPINION Little 5 is over. What else are you looking forward to before the school year is up? “Track conference, because I run Track and to support student atheletes.”
BETH CONLEY, sophomore “Graduation, because it’s going to be nice to experience senior week and see everyone in my class again because people get split up over the four years.” STEPHEN SHINAULT, senior “Summer, so that we can start a new year.”
JUDITH YI, sophomore “The slip ‘n’ slide for Up ‘Til Dawn, it’ll bring the campus together in the nice weather and it’s for a good cause.”
MALLORY BUSHEE, Sophomore ELI CANGANY / THE DEPAUW
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TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
Productive baseball offense looks to lead team to greatness By PARKER SCHWARTZ email@example.com
these two hitters are the backbone of the lineup. If pitchers haven’t already been baffled by these four hitters, senior Alex Wright will stump them in the five slot. There is no drop off with the versatile third basemen who’s ability to drive the baseball to all fields allows him to make key offensive plays. With power, an ability to get on base, and plate runs against key opponents, a mainstay for a ready Tigers offense, their potential will be fully challenged in this weekend’s upcoming NCAC Tournament. DePauw has high hopes to advance to the NCAA Mideast regionals the following week. These big bats will suit up in the Black and Gold in Chillicothe, Ohio at V. A. Memorial Stadium starting Thursday, with an opening round draw against NCAC East Division no. 2 seed, Allegheny College or the College of Wooster. A win in the tournament will result in an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, a feat the Tigers would hope to accomplish after a fantastic offensive campaign.
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After winning a regular season NCAC West Division crown and gaining an opportunity to break the single season win mark of 35 wins, the DePauw Tigers baseball team has strengths across the board heading into the postseason. A strong rotation with senior-laden experience, superior fielding that ranks in the top ten in the nation and key victories against strong opponents have been hallmarks to a memorable campaign. With all this being said, what will win the Tigers’ games down the stretch is its superior offense. The team has been consistent at the plate throughout the year, with production up and down a scintillating and deep lineup. Although consistency from all of the Tiger batters has been an integral part of their success, what constitutes the formidable structure of the batting arrangement has been the front five hitters, most notably seniors Alex Wright and Rob McPike along with sophomore Zach Starr and juniors Jason Cohen and Zach Galyean. Starr, the leadoff hitter, sat
several games due to a back injury, and was replaced by sophomore J.B. McCallum. Often seen as an athletic defensive presence, his acrobatic style ranging up the middle to throw out hapless runners at first deep in the hole is matched by a relentless ability to work pitchers early in the count and get on base. Following Starr is junior Zach Galyean, a right fielder with a cannon of an arm that’s tall frame allows him to drive balls deep in the gap. He is consistent and his play at the plate has been seen in the last six games with a .500 batting average (11 for 22), including the game winning hit in the bottom half of the 11th inning against Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The power combo has been the tandem of senior Rob McPike and junior Jason Cohen. These hitters drive in runs and have done so throughout their careers. Ranked second all-time with 208 hits in DePauw history, McPike gives the Tigers a much needed left handedpresence in the middle of the order. Accompanied by Jason Cohen, the designated hitter, whose slow start has been reversed by a recent offensive surge,
TOP FIVE BATTERS AND THEIR THOUGHTS AT THE PLATE ALEX WRIGHT Third basemen, senior
JASON COHEN Infielder, junior
ZACH GALYEAN Outfielder, junior
ROB MCPIKE First basemen, senior
ZACH STARR Infielder, sophomore
“I don’t think, it’s just seeing the ball from the pitcher’s hand all the way to the bat.”
“Hit the ball hard, try to drive in runs. Bombs and doubles, baby.”
“I try to keep it simple, not think too much. When I think too much, I get myself in trouble.”
“You gotta go up there, shut your mind off and just get the hit. I just want to hit more homeruns than Swafford.”
“I attack early in the count and drive the ball.”
Tigers sweep last regular season doubleheader, look to conference By GRANT BURNOW firstname.lastname@example.org
DePauw softball returned to the field on April 28 to sweep Kenyon College in an NCAC doubleheader game — officially clinching a spot in the NCAC Tournament. The Tigers won the first game 7-5 and took the nightcap 11-1 in five innings. DePauw improved to 26-10 overall and finished NCAC regular season play at 10-6, securing a spot in the NCAC championship tournament. Kenyon opened up with a 2-0 lead in the first inning of the opener after a two-run homerun. DePauw answered in the second when junior Amy Hallett was advanced to second after senior Holly Paris’s sacrifice bunt and then scored off senior Haley Buchanan’s RBI single. The Tigers took a 3-2 lead in the third after a series of quality hitting by several Tigers. DePauw was unable to hold the lead though after freshman pitcher Kahla Nolan surrendered two runs in the bottom of the sixth. Then senior Rachel MacBeth, leading off in the bottom of the sixth, opened with a solo homerun to tie the game, 5-5. Senior Jen Kosinski’s RBI single scored Cymone Allen to give the Tigers the lead. Paris’ RBI single finalized the score at 7-5 for the Tigers. Nolan improved to 9-1 after a solid performance in relief. The Tigers totaled 15 hits with Kosinski leading the team with three. The second of the two games featured more first-rate offensive work by the Tigers. DePauw quickly jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning after a three-run homerun from Hallett, followed, consecutively, by solo blasts from Paris and Buchanan. Junior Jamie Story lead-off homer in the second started another five-run inning for the Tigers. Continuing the offensive showing in the inning, Hallett added her second three-run homerun on the day to push the lead to 9-0. The Tigers would total 13 hits for the second outing. Hallett lead the team with three hits and six RBIs. Kosinski and Paris each added two hits. Kosinski highlighted the team’s recent, strong performance. “Although we’ve had a few tough games this season, we’re still an exceptionally strong team, and our chemistry has been awesome,” Kosinski said. “We’re still keeping it fun and are so pumped to play to our potential this weekend.” Freshman pitcher Emily Dieckmann improved to 11-5 with the win. DePauw was expected to continue play at Washington University-St. Louis on April 29 but play was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Tigers return to action on Friday, May 4, to open North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament play at hostschool Allegheny College against an opponent to be determined later this week. Kosinski again showed the team’s drive when asked what will be most critical in preparation for this weekend. “I think we need to focus on our confidence, and go into conference knowing we’re the better team and play like we are,” Kosinski explained. “If we play to our potential — no one can beat us.”
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
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DePauw men’s tennis finishes third at conference tournament By COLE HANSON email@example.com
The DePauw Tigers men’s tennis team had defeated Denison University (Granville, Ohio) the week before in their final match before the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament, yet they could not come up with a victory against them in their semifinal match of the tournament. The Tigers fell to the Denison Big Red, 5-4, in a closely contested NCAC semifinal. Senior Michael Rardon knew it would be a tough match after their last meeting a week earlier. “They were obviously trying to get revenge,” said Rardon. “Last time we won a couple close sets, and we had the opportunities this time, but we couldn’t close them out.” DePauw held a 2-1 advantage after doubles play, with wins at the first and second doubles slots. Senior Eric Hubbard and junior David Moss defeated Tyler Cempre and Matt McErlean 8-5 at first doubles, and the sophomore duo of Sam Miles and Ben Kopecky defeated Tom Cawood and Tim Martin 8-4 at the second doubles slot. But despite the deficit, Denison battled back, winning four out of the six singles matches, including the fifth singles match to decide the outcome.
Junior Noah Swiler and sophomore Ben Kopecky won the only two singles matches for DePauw, with Swiler winning over Grant Veltman 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, and Kopecky defeating Matt McErlean 6-1, 6-4. The match was tied at 4-4 with only the fifth singles match to finish. Senior Eric Hubbard had taken the first set 7-5, before losing the final two sets to Tyler Cempre. Cempre won the match 5-7, 6-4, 7-5, after rallying from a 5-2 third set deficit to win the match for the Big Red. Senior Michael Rardon described the final match at a 4-4 tie. “Both teams were cheering like crazy and every point seemed heart-wrenching,” said Rardon. “Denison played their hearts out, and obviously it’s a devastating loss.” Denison eventually lost in the conference championship against fourth ranked nationally Kenyon College (Gambier, Ohio). After their semifinal loss to Denison, the Tigers played a third place match against Wittenberg University (Springfield, Ohio), whom they swept 5-0. DePauw swept the doubles matches, all in straight sets giving them a 3-0 lead heading into singles. Michael Rardon wanted the men to end the year on a big victory. “Obviously it wasn’t the match we wanted to be in, it was very emotional,” said Rardon. “I went in
and told the guys, ‘lets the end the season on a high note.’” Sophomore Sam Miles and senior Eric Hubbard scored victories over their opponents to complete the sweep. Sam Miles defeated Ian Steicker 6-1, 6-4, and Hubbard defeated Sergio Fishkin 7-6 (7-3), 6-0, leaving the other matches unfinished. The team finished with a final record of 17-8 and national ranking of 30th. The loss of valuable contributors in Hubbard and Rardon will be tough holes to fill, but the team does return its top two players in Miles and Kopecky as long as experienced juniors in Garlock, Swiler and Andrew Kahn, who missed the season due to injury. “Our team didn’t have it this year, plain and simple,” Swiler said. “We were playing below our potential the whole year with the exception of a few matches. We will work on our games in the offseason and hopefully be more prepared and more energized in the fall.” So the 2012 season ends with disappointment, but senior Captain Rardon does finish his DePauw career with affection for his team and his sport. “All the guys on our team are amazing,” said Rardon. “We have had a lot of great memories together and we will always have a very close team.”
Leibovitz wins NCAC decathlon, Harmon, Owens finish top four By JOSEPH FANELLI firstname.lastname@example.org
While of the majority of the men and women of the DePauw Track and Field team traveled to Louisville, Ken. for the Bellarmine Invitational, three DePauw athletes began their conference tournament with the North Coast Athletic Conference Combined Events Championship at Ohio Wesleyan College in Delaware, Ohio. After a long weekend of competition, freshman Jack Leibovitz finished with 6,616 points to take first in the decathlon. For the women, juniors Lee Harmon and Taryn Owens finished third and fourth with 3,559 and 3,483 points, respectively. Leibovitz, who avenged a second place finish behind Andrew Diehl of Ohio Wesleyan from the NCAC indoor decathlon in February, is now the 13th ranked decathlete in the country after his performance. The ranking gives him a chance at the national competition at the end of May. A trip to the championship though is not guaranteed as Leibovitz must hope his score remains in the top 20 for the rest of the season. Several more decathlons will be held between now and nationals. The first place finish also puts the men’s team in second place overall heading into the NCAC championship next weekend at Allegheny College (Meadville, Penn). Harmon and Owens’ top finishes also place the
women’s team in second place heading into next weekend. For Harmon, the initial nerves and prerace jitters were nullified as soon as she was able to begin competing. “As soon as we got through the first event, then your nerves just kind of calm down a bit,” Harmon explained. “It’s just easier once you get the race started.” The weekend was Harmon’s first experience with the heptathlon. Head Coach Stoffregen was excited to see her finally get out and compete in the events. “Lee she is finally healthy enough that she was able to do (the heptathlon) and just did a real nice job,” Stoffregen said. “We’re really getting to see how good of a track athlete she really is.” One of the advantages the two heptathletes have over the competition is their own friendship. With the rest of the team preparing for a meet in Louisville, Harmon and Owens try to lean on one another. “It helps that we have a friendship outside of the team,” Owens said. “Heptathlon is one of those things where you’re not really competing against each other you’re competing against your personal best … so if you have a teammate who can be there to answer the questions you are having or seeing the things you are struggling with it really helps.” Owens, who was seated around sixth heading into the weekend, was surprised at her own success. She was able to earn the fourth place spot with a gritty race in the final event of the day – the 800
meter dash. The rest of the men and women’s squads competed at the Bellarmine Invitational. The meet was seen as a last chance to gain race experience and set a final roster before the NCAC championship next weekend. “It was a tune-up meet for this weekend,” Stoffregen said. “It was a last chance for some kids to earn a spot on the squad or get a good time for the conference meet.” There was no team scoring at either meet, but notable performances came from seniors Tyler Giesting and Chenae White. Giesting finished in sixth in the 800 meter dash. His time of 1:54.29 puts him within a about a half second of the school record. Giesting will be competing in the 800 meter dash next weekend. As for White, she placed sixth in the 100 meter dash (12.62) and eighth in the 200 meter dash (26.08). White, who has held outdoor records in the 100 and 200 since her freshman year, is finally returning to form after battling injuries in past seasons. Stoffregen is very excited with her progress and performances as of late. Both men’s and women’s squads will leave for Meadville, Penn. this Thursday morning to compete in their first-ever outdoor NCAC championship. At the indoor championship on March 2, both squads finished in fourth place.
PAGE 11 Golf | continued from page 12 said. “We’re hoping to come back with the win.” The men started the tournament hot, finishing the first weekend tied for second with Ohio Wesleyan, but travel and tough weather eventually wore down the team as they entered the last day out of position to win the conference tournament. Friday was especially brutal as the team played a total of 36 holes over a span of about 12 hours. Lazar explained that a mixture of sleet, rain and snow did not help the team’s chances over the weekend. Still, Lazar recognizes that he is coaching a very young team — there are no upperclassmen on the squad — and he was at peace with the results. “I was disappointed by the results, but I wasn’t surprised,” Lazar said. “We have three freshmen and two sophomores and they’re hot and cold…when they played well they were good as any team in the field and then when they played poorly, that’s when they got pushed back a little bit.” Freshman Ty Frost was the highest finisher for the Tigers with a score of 387 putting in the 11th spot over the tournament. Sophomore Graham Singer, who entered the tournament tied for second after the first weekend, tied for 14th with a 391. Frost’s finish was good enough to earn him a second team all-NCAC honor. Singer was recognized by his coach for taking a leadership role on the team after several upperclassmen left the team in the beginning of the spring semester. Singer, who is confident in the team’s potential for the future, along with fellow sophomore Charlie Castino, will return next year as one of the team’s oldest and most experienced players. “Once the upperclassmen were off the team, I had the most experience out of anyone,” Singer said. “So I realized that I kind had to step up my game. If I was going to be one of the best players I had to be better than I was, or else we were going to be pretty bad.” The women’s golf team will travel to Zollner Golf Course in Angola, Ind. next week for the 2012 Div. III national championship.
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Women take top spot, men fourth
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2012
Tigers win NCAC championship
By JOSEPH FANELLI email@example.com
The men and women of the DePauw golf teams spent their weekends in Oberlin, Ohio playing for the North Coast Athletic Conference championship and a bid to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Div. III National Championship this May. For the women, the weekend was victorious with DePauw sealing an 11 stroke lead over second place Allegheny College. The Tigers shot a two-round weekend score of 311 to cap off their combined four-round score of 1282 over the two weekends of conference play. For the men, their season is now over as a fourth place finish will not earn them the automatic qualifier bid needed to make the NCAA tournament. The team shot a five-round total score of 1556. Wittenberg University (1,500), Ohio Wesleyan University (1540) and Denison University (1549) rounded out the top four for the tournament. Adding to the women’s success in just its first year in the NCAC, head coach Vince Lazar was named the NCAC women’s golf coach of the year in voting by the conference’s head coaches. Lazar was quick to attribute the award toward his female players. “That’s just a testament to the players,” Lazar said. “They’re a group of players with seniors that have made progress over the four years, even if they don’t do it in scoring, they just set a tone…they’re a pretty easy team to coach. That is absolutely a reflection on them.” If the conference win was not enough, all five of the Tiger golfers were named to the NCAC all-conference team, including the tournament winner, sophomore Kelsey Smith with a four-round score of 319. Sophomore Paige Gooch finished the tournament in second with a score of 321, senior Kelly Gaughan, who led the tournament after the opening weekend, finished fifth at 324 and sophomore Abby Dickey and senior Taylor Beaty rounded out the group with a tie for sixth. Smith, who started the weekend in second place behind Gaughan, is competitive and is always hoping for a win, but stressed that the team win was more important than her own success. “It’s more about playing for the team than playing individually,” Smith said. “Overall, you want the team to win, but if you happen to win, that’s really good.” The women, who are currently the top ranked team in Div. III in the Great Lakes region, will now wait for the their announced seed for the national championship. Coach Lazar expects the team to receive a number two seed, pairing them against either Methodist University (Fayetteville, NC) or Centre College (Danville, KY). “We’re really excited to be going this year,” Smith
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Sophomore Meg Crowley hits during the NCAC championship match against Oberlin Saturday. Crowley won both her singles and doubles competitions, helping the team advance to a 17-6 win and a NCAC championship. PHOTO COURTESY OF RICHARD WALSH
By GRAYSON BECKER firstname.lastname@example.org
This past weekend the DePauw women’s tennis team traveled to Gambier, Ohio to compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. In order to qualify for the National Collegiate Athletic Association tournament the Tigers needed to win this conference tournament. The team did just that by winning the weekend’s three matches and making its mark winning its first NCAC championship in its first year in the conference. “We were very excited to play in this new conference tournament, mainly because the teams that were in the tournament are all rivals,” Sophomore Meg Crowley said. “Playing against our rivals created a more hyped up atmosphere for the team and we came out more determined than ever to get the wins.” The 12th ranked Tigers opened the weekend on Friday against College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio), that had a record of 3-17 on the season at the time of the match. The number twelve nationally ranked Tigers showed they were the
better team by dominating Wooster with a cleansweep score of 5-0. Later that day, the Tigers played their second match of the tournament against the home team Kenyon College (10-13 record). The Tigers once again swept their opponent by beating Kenyon with a score of 7-0, building momentum for the final match. Crowley and the rest of the team were eager at that point to enter into the championship match. “After Friday we knew that we’d be playing either Denison [University] or Oberlin [College]” Crowley explained. “We’d beaten both teams this season so we knew we’d have confidence in either one. Oberlin ended up beating Denison bad so we knew they’d be ready to play. We came out mentally prepared though, with guns firing.” Saturday morning the Tigers woke up ready to play out on the courts for their 11 a.m. match against Oberlin (season record of 19-5). The match began with doubles play. Each DePauw doubles pair won its respective matches and the team started off strong with a score of 3-0 going into singles play. The overall match was played in a way that the first team to win five matches wins the tournament championship. Number one singles player
and senior Kelly Gebbert was the only player to suffer a loss in the match and tournament for the Tigers. After the tough loss two freshman players, Maggie MacPhail and Claire Marshall, were able to seal the tournament championship for the Tigers. Maggie MacPhail, number two singles player, won her match against Oberlin’s Brenna Sheldon in straight sets 6-0 and 6-3. Then Claire Marshall, number four singles player, beat Oberlin’s Grace Potter, also in straight sets, by scores of 6-0 and 6-3. All other matches were called as unfinished as the Tigers won by a score of 5-1. “It felt really good to be one of the girls to clinch the victory for us,” Marshall said. “It was a great feeling overall because we knew our hard work this season had paid off. Now we’re just that much more pumped up for nationals.” This victory improved the Tigers to a season to a record of 17-6. DePauw’s next step will be to compete in the upcoming NCAA championship on May 10 and 11. They must now sit tight before the tournament seed is announced at the beginning of next week.