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$5 million donation for new fitness center Gift to cover portion of Lilly Physical Fitness Center renovations By JOSEPH FANELLI and MICHAEL APPELGATE


In a world where everything seems to revolve around this week’s mass of exams and papers or last week’s football game, it’s a notable occasion when college students congregate to fill Meharry Hall to discuss the events of the next 150 years. But, as President Brian Casey noted Monday night in his State of the University address, “You can’t just hope you’ll be great — you have t o plan for it.” Casey identified four major aspects of a successful university: a great faculty, a strong student body, a transformative experience for

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University President Brian Casey speaks to the student body about the future of DePauw in MeHarry hall on Monday night. DAVID MORGAN / THE DEPAUW

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DePauw’s board of trustees approved the university’s athletic and recreation master plan that includes significant renovations to the existing Lilly Physical Fitness Center and athletic precinct on Friday morning. 

Days later, DePauw received its first major donation toward Lilly to the tune of $5 million from Scott ‘82 and Kimberlee Welch for an upgraded community fitness center.  The gift will fund the M. Scott and  Kimberlee A. Welch Fitness Center, a 16,000 square foot addition to the East side – along College Street – of the current Lilly Center. 

The expansion is a part of the first phase of an athletic master plan outlined to the board last week by Athletic Director Stevie Baker-Watson. In total,

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Blue Door cuts hours due to business decrease By NICOLE DECRISCIO

For the Blue Door Café, the introduction of Starbucks to Greencastle has not been an ideal business situation. Prior to October 4, the Blue Door was open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week. However, now the local business closes at 4 p.m., with the exception of Wednesdays, which their closing time is 9 p.m. “We didn’t have enough business to support staying open beyond four o’clock,” Dennis Furr, one of the owners of the Blue Door said. “It seems like right now our small business is getting affected by the importation of a big business in our community.” For the Blue Door, it is a game changer. “We always try to adapt as best we can,” Furr said. However, sophomore Kathleen Raymond-Judy questions the selection of the hours that they are cutting to adapt to competing with the new Starbucks. “It doesn’t make sense that they would close during the hours that students would be able to go there,” Raymond-Judy said. Blue Door hopes to eventually return to their previous hours, presumably after the hype about the StarThe Blue Door Cafe (above) is located on bucks dies down. “This isn’t the first time that we’ve adjusted our the corner of Washington street and Spring street. Since the opening of Starbucks on hours due to outside forces,” Furr pointed out. The

Sept. 24, Blue Door has closed five hours earlier than usual each evening. The note (left) explains their new hours of operation. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW

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DSG seals time capsule; looks to Winter Term, course request changes The DSG will be holding a public forum at the end of October which will describe the prototype through which they will go about electronically DePauw Student Government choosing classes for next semester. began their Senate meeting on Sun- The event will take place on October day night with the sealing of the time 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in capsule. the Olin Biological With the 175th Sciences building committee, Carter auditorium. StuWHAT YOU NEED McKay, DePauw students will have the TO KNOW: dent government opportunity to see director of public rethe new system the DSG closed a time lations, spent weeks registrar is proposcapsule full of DePauw collecting memorable ing as well as promemorabilia as part of articles from sports vide insight on how the 175th anniversary teams, groups and to make the system celebration that will be other organizations opened in 25 years. “student-friendly.” on campus to put into The forum is a time capsule that A prototype for new open to everyone, will be saved in the course registration and all students are student archives and system will be held Oct. encouraged to at30 from 11:30 a.m. opened in 25 years at tend. Registrar Ken to 12:30 p.m. in Olin the 200th anniversary Kirkpatrick will be auditorium. of DePauw University. describing the sysWesley Wilson, tem changes. the leader of the comDSG asks that mittee and coordinathe leaders of organizations and tor of archives and special collections groups on campus attend and bring at DePauw, conducted the brief cer- the important information back to emony. their respective groups. The 175th committee focuses on The Senate is also working with drawing the DePauw community to- Civic, Global and Professional Opporgether with the assistance of Student tunities and David Harvey to create a Life, who put this project together. course that would combine an internThis time capsule project allowed stu- ship in Putnam County with a weekly dents to submit something that will class discussion regarding work in a document for future generations what small, rural town. it is like to be a DePauw student today. Senators are working with memOther events put on by the com- bers of the CGPOPS office on requestmittee have included blood drives, ing this course for future scheduling giveaways and contests to help get of classes and continuing talks on how students involved and working to- to implement it as well as finding ingether. structors to teach it.



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The DePauw University Chorus and the DePauw Chamber singers performed in Kresge Auditorium on Friday evening as part of Old Gold Weekend. The groups were conducted by Professor Gregory Ristow and accompanied by pianist John Clodfelter. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW “Both the Greencastle comBlue Door | munity and the DePauw commucontinued from page 1

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-clusive campus. “The only way a place like DePauw can work is if all of these four parts are there,” Casey said. It’s easy to notice the conspicuous changes around campus — the trees planted in front of Beta Theta Pi fraternity that are part of the beginnings of a grand entrance to campus, the renovation of Emison Art Center and the new bookstore. However, as Casey pointed out, a beautiful campus is only one of the four aspects of a great university. “It’s the academic strength of a university that drives it forward,” he told the assembled students. Therefore, some of the big focuses of DePauw’s development plan involve student life, faculty quality and student-faculty interactions. One of the new buildings being planned is going to be centered in what is now the Hub. Entitled the Center for Student Engagement, it will expand the idea of Civic Global and Professional Opportunities to focus on internships, career services, Winter Term, pre-law and pre-med advising, service learning and Sophomore Institute. It’s this new addition to the campus that some students find the most exciting. Junior Henry Johnston believes the building “will unite the campus” and “won’t be an eyesore.” Casey believes that combining multiple aspects of student life and focusing on the gray area where academic life meets extracurricular student life is imperative. In particular, he would like to see a general improvement in students’ drive and planning for life after DePauw. “I’ve taught and been at a lot of esteemed universities, and I would put you all on par with any student at any of those other places, in terms of mental capacity. ... but there is not enough of a culture of ambition here at DePauw,” Casey said. Another cultural change Casey wants has to do with the academic atmosphere both inside and outside of class. He particularly would like to see more mutual learning between students. “This is not IU — you go to classes in small



“This will show us if DePauw and Greencastle really stand by what they say,” he said. Furr leaves the ultimate fate of small local businesses to the residents. “The decision is up to the consumer,” Furr said. “If they decide that they want to continue to support a local business, like Blue Door, then that is what will make us survive, nothing else.”


Blue Door typically cut hours during Winter Term when there are less students and faculty members on campus and try to extend hours during finals, he said. Those students aren’t off campus per-se — they seem to be at Starbucks, he said.

nity for years have been talking about the importance of local business and the importance of supporting local business,” Furr said. Furr sees this as a definitive time for both the Greencastle community and the DePauw community to stand up show support for small businesses here in Greencastle.


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units,” Casey said. Students must educate other students. That’s why the quality of the student body is so important.” Casey’s focus on the quality of the students coming to DePauw has led to even more emphasis on scholarships to “get students here and keep them here.” Each year, DePauw gives out $47 million of scholarships with that goal in mind. But the future of DePauw isn’t just about student-to-student interactions. “We don’t provide enough opportunities for students and faculty to work together,” Casey told the assembly. His proposition for changing this is through lengthening the time that each faculty member can spend with students outside of the classroom in office hours and doing research with students. As far as greek life goes, Casey stated: “What I worry about are the external assumptions about a very greek campus. However, I think there’s a lot of leadership opportunities in greek life.” When asked how he will know when he has accomplished all he set out to accomplish at DePauw, he says that he feels like his time here is only just beginning. “I walk around the campus all day long and everything I see I want to make better. I love, love, love this job, and I know what this place can be.” And what exactly can DePauw be? Casey believes that as this pattern of renewal at DePauw continues. “You will slowly but surely see DePauw moving up the ranks of the great liberal arts colleges,” he said. Alumni seem to believe that DePauw belongs high in these ranks already, as their most common comment to the president is: “We love this institution. Why don’t more people know about it?” Casey hopes this question will soon become obsolete. Student Body President Sara Scully and Vice President Mark Fadel urged students to access the DePauw 2020 plans online to see the details of what’s up and coming for DePauw and for themselves. Although the plan is long-term, current students can expect to see significant change in their time at DePauw. “We saw even more than we expected,” Fadel said.



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CAMPUSCRIME October 5th • Suspicious vehicle • Subjected located/ checked okay | Time: 1:18 a.m. | Place: Blackstock lot • Alcohol policy violation • Referred to Community Standards | Time: 6:13 p.m. | Place: Beta Theta Pi fraternity Rendering of a renovation and expansion of the Lilly Athletic Center created by Hastings & Chivetta. A $5 million donation was given by Scott Welch ‘82 and wife Kimberlee Welch that will go towards a 16,000 square foot fitness center. COURTESY PHOTO

Renovations | continued from page 1 the renovations to the center will add an additional 36,000 square feet in locker rooms, office spaces and classrooms. Hastings & Chivetta Architects, an architectural firm out of St. Louis, Mo., was contacted in March to begin drawing plans for Lilly and the athletic precinct. The department was ready to present its needs after speaking with all coaches last fall. The process was smooth and quick, according to Baker-Watson, and the plan not only included a new fitness center, but a complete three-phase plan for the improvement of Lilly.  “We heard loud and clear we needed to fix the fitness center in this building,” Baker-Watson said Monday afternoon. “We say three phases as opposed to saying it’s going to take 30 years. We don’t know how long it will take. It’s funding dependent.”  Several board members recognized the over-crowded facility as a common concern. Welch, a current board member, said the renovations to the space will allow for a more engaging environment between athletes and non-athletes as well as address what he said was an area much in need of improvement for DePauw.  “When I look at DePauw as opposed to our Midwest competitors, we are behind the times with regard to some of our facilities,” said Welch, a dual football and golf athlete at DePauw. His donation is the lead dona-

tion that will fund the new fitness center part of phase one. The current fitness center is about 6,000 square feet – this addition will almost triple that. “This is not the only gift,” BakerWatson said. “This is a significant portion of it, not all of it. This lead gift is hopefully one of a number of gifts we will bring forth. The entire cost of the phase one plan is not yet known, said BakerWatson. DePauw is in a process of determining a construction manager to give an estimate on how much all of phase one will cost. There is a meeting Tuesday morning to discuss a potential manager, which should be decided within the next two weeks. “We have a good idea of the overall cost is, but none of us feel comfortable releasing it because a lot can change,” Baker-Watson said. “We have to figure out what’s below. Under our patio is a major utilities hub.” The other half of the athletic master plan is dedicated to renovating the athletic precinct, specifically with upgrades to the current athletic fields. Enhancements include the installation of a synthetic turf on the football field and improvements to Blackstock Stadium – which was built in 1941 – and the construction of multi-purpose competing venue for both soccer and lacrosse teams at the current McKeen Field. In the designs, McKeen is now seen to have two, north-south facing fields extending into what is today a parking lot. Hastings & Chivetta is also involved in the planning of these renovations. There are no major donations announced for the athletic

• Drug violation • Referred to Community Standards | Time: 8:44 p.m. | Place: Lucy Rowland Hall

October 6th • Alcohol violation • Released to custody of friend/referred to Community Standards | Time: 3:45 a.m. | Place: Bishop Roberts Hall Floorplan for the second floor of a renovated and expanded Lilly Center. COURTESY PHOTO precinct yet. Kyle Lanham ’79, a current board member, said he remembers watching sporting events and having gym classes in Bowman gym. Times have changed. “It needs to be addressed now,” Lanham said. “And it will be. A lot of time has been devoted to that. Stevie Baker-Watson did a great job describing the need.” Baker-Watson hopes the $5 million is the first of many in a capital campaign for all of phase one. She said there is a hope that all money can be raised in 12 months, and the 15- to 18-month construction period can begin. Welch hopes that his donation, as well as the $25 million gift from David ‘67 and Suzanne ’67 Hoover for a new dining hall, will kick start the university’s campaign and raise awareness for potential donors. “I think the fact that Casey has been here four years and the master plan is done, we’re all starting to recognize some of our passions,” Welch said. “Hopefully, some others gifts will follow. Trustees and DePauw alums are passionate and others are going to see how they can help.” As for a time frame, Baker-

Watson said there is a possibility the current freshman class can use phase one’s improvements by its senior year. “There is an asterisk that says funding contingent,” she said. “We can move on it as quickly as we can, which is why we’re pushing Hastings & Chivetta this whole time.” Hastings & Chivetta designed many DePauw like-minded institutions’ athletic facilities and grounds in the past decade. The architectural company designed Wabash College’s Allen Athletics and Recreation Center that was completed in 2001 and cost $15.4 million. Hastings & Chivetta also designed Wabash’s $6.85 million outdoor facilities improvements that were completed in 2011. In an effort similar to DePauw, Hasting & Chivetta are the lead designers for Denison University’s $34.1 million renovation/new construction effort to its existing athletic facilities. The completion date for the project is December. The next milestone for the phase one project is at the February board of trustees meeting where DePauw will balance out how much money was raised and how much the project costs.

• Property damage to pole • Report filed | Time: 8:10 a.m. | Place: Larabee Circle • Vandalism to a vehicle • Report filed | Time: 11:08 p.m. | Place: Administration Building parking lot

October 7th • Alcohol violation • Referred to Community Standards | Time: 12:07 a.m. | Place: Hogate Hall • Welfare check • Student transported to another friend’s residence. | Time: 12:32 a.m. | Place: Sigma Nu fraternity • Vandalism • Flowers removed from planters, report filed | Time: 8:00 a.m. | Place: Bartlett Alumni House • Sexual Assault • Under investigation | Time: unknown | Place: Campus Occurred Oct. 5

FOR THE RECORD On page 3 of the Friday, Oct. 5 issue of The DePauw, Bill Rasmussen’s age was incorrectly stated. He was 80 years old at the time the article was written.


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LSAT preparation put to the test Saturday By JACYLN ANGLIS

There’s no straight-forward way to prepare for a test like the LSAT, according to senior Anisha Yadav. “You can’t just study a bunch of material,” Yadav said. “You have to know strategies.” Yadav, a communications and political science double major, took the Law School Aptitude Test, or LSAT, last Saturday at DePauw. But prior to walking into the Julian Science and Mathematics Center testing room, she spent three months studying. “For me, that meant doing something literally every day, if I could,” Yadav said.

“My teacher said, ‘Don’t ever forget that you will be a lawyer. The LSAT won’t be the end of the world.’” – Kate Hendrickson, senior

Since a lot of students spend six months studying for the LSAT, Yadav, who plans to pursue a law degree in land usage or property rights, met with a one-on-one tutor from Kaplan every week. She also attended courses at

Butler University. The LSAT consists of two logicreasoning sections, one logic games section, one reading comprehension section, one writing section and an ungraded experimental section. Since students have 35 minutes to complete each portion, Yadav worked with Kaplan to learn how to best approach the test. “A typical question is, ‘What is the underlying assumption, based on the author’s conclusion from the passage,’” Yadav said of the test’s logicreasoning and reading comprehension sections. Other questions normally found in those portions include what the author would most likely agree with, the main point of the passage and flaws of reasoning. The logic games section mainly focuses on hypothetical scenarios and if-then statements. Yadav said that taking the LSAT was different from taking other standardized tests, since she felt like she had a shorter amount of time to answer. Even so, Yadav enjoyed taking the test at DePauw since she had a lot of friends around her and the proctor made all the students feel comfortable. “It’s not as scary as people make it out to be,” Yadav said. Kate Hendrickson, a senior who also took the LSAT Saturday, agreed. “Don’t be scared. Just do it and see what happens,” Hendrickson said of students interested in taking the exam. “My teacher said, ‘Don’t ever forget

that you will be a lawyer. The LSAT won’t be the end of the world.’” Hendrickson, a double major in communication and English literature, said she found her class sponsored by Kaplan to be very helpful for preparation. She began preparing heavily in June and started the Kaplan class in July. The Law School Admission Council, or LSAC, said that students shouldn’t even try to take the LSAT without at least 300 hours of studying. “I would say that I exceeded that,” Hendrickson said. Hendrickson had to sacrifice some things, such as seeing her friends sometimes, in order to prepare for the LSAT. However, studying helped her know what questions to expect on the exam. She said the LSAT is more predictable than other standardized tests. “I was not surprised by any question I saw on Saturday,” Hendrickson said. Hendrickson was happy to be able to take the test at DePauw. She said she went into the room paying atten-

tion only to the test, and compared it to how she approaches softball. “Being an athlete helped,” Hendrickson said. “It’s high pressure, but kudos to DePauw for getting me ready for that.” Erin Mahoney, the assistant director for professional opportunities, said that a lot of material goes into LSAT preparation, and the LSAT’s content is specific in terms of what law schools are looking for. Some students choose to self-prepare by purchasing test books. Others take advantage of free practice Kaplan exams, while others take classes over the summer.

“Those courses are fairly costly,” Mahoney said of a factor that students consider while preparing. Mahoney, who has been a room supervisor for the LSAT, thinks it is an individual decision on the student’s part how much time they take to prepare for the LSAT. “I don’t know that there’s a specific magic time for that,” she said. Ultimately, it’s up to the students to decide how they will prepare, but the DePauw pre-advisors role is to supporting pre-law students as they pursue further education.


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Award-winning a cappella group — School of Music formally VOCES8 — to perform Wednesday adopts Greencastle Middle School music programs By STEPHANIE SHARLOW



VOCES8, an international award-winning cappella octet from the United Kingdom, will visit campus and pair with DePauwCappella for a Guest Artist Series concert Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. The concert, originally scheduled for 7:30 p.m., was moved back to allow students to attend both the concert and the Greek God and Goddess dance competition later that evening. Dean of the School of Music Mark McCoy chose VOCES8 as a part of the Guest Artist Series because of their appeal to a young audience. As young performers themselves, they have the reputation of connecting with a those who aren’t connoisseurs of classical music.

“I think we’re really lucky to be at a school where we can have concerts like this and we’re allowed to attend as many as we want for free.” – Lauren Reed, senior

“They sing renaissance madrigals all the way up to Michael Jackson and Ben Folds,” McCoy said. “So it is such a wide variety of music, there is something for everyone.” Tickets are free to all students, and they are encouraged to get them online prior to the concert as the performance is anticipating a large crowd once again. Project TRIO, the first performers in the Guest Artist Series this year, drew in 750 tickets. Students accounted for 450 seats, with College of Liberal Arts students filling 300 of them. “Cleary music is coming to life on the DePauw campus,” McCoy said.

McCoy’s goal is to extend the reach that music has had on the campus thus far and make Greencastle a destination for big names. According to McCoy, the success of Project TRIO has already begun to spread DePauw’s name as a venue for performers. He hopes that the rest of the Guest Artist Series continues to draw in an excited audience and enthusiastic performers. Throughout the rest of the semester, students will also be able to attend concerts by Time for Three and The Canadian Brass. “My biggest goal is to see DePauw light up with music and to see both School of Music students and College of Liberal Arts students and faculty and staff and community all come together and celebrate some great music,” McCoy said. DePauwCappella will also be performing at the concert. McCoy contacted DePauwCappella President Lukas Meyer, senior, to act as the opening performance for the internationally-recognized British a cappella group. “I decided on DePauwCappella because this is really an effort to bring the School of Music and the College of Liberal Arts together,” McCoy said. “By having DePauwCappella as the warm-up group, folks will see that the School of Music is reaching outside of their domain to make sure that music is in all of our lives.” DePauwCappella will begin performing at about 6:45 p.m. in the Great Hall. They will eventually make their way into Kresge Hall for the remainder of their performance. “We were all thrilled when Dean McCoy contacted Lukas about it [performing at the concert],” said senior DePauwCappella member Lauren Reed. “We could not be more excited.” Reed sees the draw of these events in regards to that goal. “I think we’re really lucky to be at a school where we can have concerts like this, and we’re allowed to attend as many as we want for free,” Reed said. “I hope students take advantage of that. People should attend because it’s an opportunity for CLA students and School of Music students to come together. Plus it’ll be fun.”

After more than six months of planning, the DePauw School of Music has formally adopted the Greencastle Middle School music program. “The idea [for School of Music to adopt Greencastle Middle School’s music program] came about in the spring of 2012,” said Greencastle Middle School music director Kathryn Dory. “Mrs. Tamra Walker, principal of GMS, was talking to Dr. Craig Pare (professor of music) about some needs that she saw for the music program. Dr. Pare took her concerns and a couple of ideas to Dr. Mark McCoy (dean of the School of Music).” Many meetings between Greencastle Middle School faculty, McCoy, Pare and Director of Corporate Relations Steve Setchell eventually determined the needs of the middle school’s music department. DePauw’s School of Music solidified their commitment to assist this “critical need for music education in our community,” according to McCoy. Although some students knew of the pending adoption before the semester began, and have been receiving updates throughout the year, it became “official” on Sept. 19. Project TRIO helped kick off that day with a special performance at Greencastle Middle School. The group began an introduction to classical music through their unique style, which modifies classical pieces into a one-of-a-kind and modern genre. Since the program was just recently finalized, most students haven’t had a chance to get out into the community yet. However, a few students volunteered for two weeks at the beginning of the semester in preparation. “I had several students move into the district, and they had not even been tested on instruments,” Dory said. “These students helped my beginners test instruments and then get started on the basics of playing. My students loved having the individual attention and got a good start on their instruments because of the extra help.” Students will be assisting the choir and band by helping with rehearsals, smallgroup lessons and one-on-one time with

students. College of Liberal Arts students are welcome to volunteer with the program as well, as long as they are enrolled in a large ensemble, such as orchestra, band or university chorus, and private lessons, according to McCoy. “I hope that the adoption will be a win-win situation for both my students and for the DPU students,” Dory said. “My students will get extra help and attention that they need, and the DPU students will get hands-on teaching and learning situations.” This outreach is just one of the many changes the School of Music has made this year with the goal of positively affecting the community and developing opportunities both for DePauw students. Junior Blake Lampton credits McCoy with many of the positive changes and the overall outreach.

“First and most importantly, I think that Dean McCoy deserves a lot of credit due to all of the positive changes he has been making to improve our already great school,” – Blake Lampton, junior

“First and most importantly, I think that Dean McCoy deserves a lot of credit due to all of the positive changes he has been making to improve our already great school,” Lampton said. Lampton said the many changes and exceeding improvements in musical ability have “sparked the attention” of the community and will only help DePauw and Greencastle to thrive together. “[I hope this adoption] improves the state of music education in our area and gives School of Music students valuable teaching experience and the feeling of what it is like to contribute to one’s community,” McCoy said.

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his summer, I went to go work out at a gym that was clean, spacious, and had many perks. I was a member at Lifetime Fitness, and for $40 a month, I had access to a hot tub, sauna, top of the line workout equipment and towels that I kept taking home on purpose while pretending it was an accident. It was awful. What kind of a gym is clean and spacious? Quite a few times, I would run on the treadmill only to find out that there were freshly-cleaned towels and an always-available clean up JORGENSON spray bottle to

wipe off any sweat. Ew. Worst of all, when I would need to use the equipment, there was always something available. About three times a week, I head to The Lilly Physical Education and Recreation Center. (Don’t tell yourself you go more. You don’t. You say you will, but you don’t.) Until two minutes ago, I just called it “Lilly,” but after lazily Googling it, I have learned there is so much more to the name. The name is just the beginning of it. I spoke previously about my horrifying experience at Lifetime Fitness. Luckily, because there are no other gyms in the area, I get to enjoy the luxuries of LIPER. Not only does LIPER cater to abbreviation lovers, but to those that love being around other people. Several times, I have worked out so closely to other Lilly-Lovers (LL’s), that I could hear every lyric to Trapt’s “Headstrong.” Much credit should be given to the engineers who put the gym together. Every piece of equipment is spaced just enough

away from other pieces of equipment that it can be considered “safe.” One of my favorite activities is to pace back and forth awkwardly while waiting for someone to finish using the machine I need. What could be better than having a limited amount of machines? Could it be the old ratty towels that disappear by 10 a.m.? Or maybe the 10 square feet allotted for abdominal exercises? And the lockers! Have you ever seen more magnificent keepers of keys, wallets and freshmen lanyards? I think not. I was once lucky enough to get a locker that did not open on the code I use for it every time. After 25 minutes of wandering around and looking for someone that looks like they might work there, I got to take care of it myself. Using my great muscular strength (but mostly leverage), I pried the locker open. Because we all want lockers that can’t remember our codes but can be broken into.

As bright and positive as this article/ blog/whatever-The-DePauw-calls-these-articles-to-make-them-sound-more-hip may seem, I must mention a complaint from a fellow LL. While getting super ripped and buff and stuff, I was approached by an LL. “You should do one of your articles about the lack of music in here,” he said. Because I was a fool and had forgotten my headphones, I wholeheartedly agreed. “Yeah, cause. ... it’s like. ... you know. ... awkward without music.” He smiled, and then slowly backed away. My uncomfortable moment of the day completed, I went back to my workout and narrowly avoided the person doing arm exercises two inches away from my face. – Jorgenson is a senior from Shawnee, Kansas, majoring in English writing and film studies.

Action-packed time travel films: “Looper”



confess that I’m a sucker for time travel films. I love their tightlycontrolled plots, their speculative science and their high-adrenaline action. If there’s one thing they tend to lack, it’s heart, but “Looper,” Hollywood’s latest submission into the genre, has it in spades. In the futuristic world envisioned by the creators of “Looper,” time travel is illegal and available only on the black market. Therefore, when the mob needs to dispose of someone, they send their target 30 years into the past, where a looper — a hired killer, like character Joseph Gordon-Levitt, played by Bruce Willis — is waiting WESTENFELD to take out the

trash. When the mob decides to “close the loop” by sending back Joe’s future self, Joe hesitates long enough to be beaten into submission by his older counterpart. We later learn that old Joe intends to undo his wife’s murder at the hands of The Rainmaker, the mob boss of the future, by killing The Rainmaker as a child. When young Joe meets Sara, a fiercely independent woman who lives in the boondocks with her son, he has reason to believe that this child may become The Rainmaker, which therein lies one of the film’s many philosophical rubs. “Looper” has a wonderfully subtle way of avoiding the cheap shots and easy answers of mainstream cinema, without withholding information. For example, rather than explicitly stating that the older iteration of Joe was unable to have children, Willis wistfully says of his wife, “She would have made a great mother.” The film then cuts to a shot of the older Joe and his wife in bed, both of whom look mournful and are

dressed in black, whereas similar shots had previously shown them dressed in white. Director Rian Johnson doesn’t need to give us specifics; we know all that we need to know. Similarly, in a scene in which a child is murdered in his backyard, the viewer witnesses an understated, yet powerful fallout: the killer passes a playground bustling with laughing children as he flees from the scene. When he breaks into tears beneath a nearby overpass, we hear not the sobs, but instead the laughter. A lesser director than Johnson would feel compelled to spell out to us what we’re intended to feel in these emotionally-charged scenes, but Johnson’s power lies in his extraordinary restraint. He gives the viewer the credit of being as intelligent as the filmmaker — a rare thing in Hollywood these days. “Looper” is a film about seclusion and sacrifice, remorse and redemption and love and loss. It begs a weighty question of its viewers: how much would husbands sacrifice for their wives? Parents for their children? Relative strangers for relative strangers?

And would those sacrifices be worth anything, at the end of the day? Every character in “Looper” seems to have something at stake, or better yet, someone at stake, and it shows in the film’s high-octane action scenes and its more heartfelt moments. I think that “Looper” will go down as a cult classic in the way that Blade Runner has — after all, both films are similarly nihilistic, action-packed and heartfelt. Johnson has produced a loud, violent, highly-stylized film, one in which the blood flows liberally and the gunshots continually startle the audience. However, as remarkable as “Looper’s” production value is, it’s never the bells and whistles that make a timeless film. It’s the meaning, and “Looper” has more strength, smarts and heart than most films in its genre, let alone most films at all. – Westenfeld is a sophomore from Fort Wayne, Ind., majoring in English writing and literature.

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Cold, muddy and amazing: Ind group performs concert at Bow By CHIP POTTER

A devoted crowd gathered in Bowman Park on Saturday evening to see Fitz and the Tantrums. The rain from the day before turned Bowman Park into a swamp and with a temperature hovering around 45 degrees, most students were bundled up in sweaters and coats. Most of the audience members might have been deterred by the cold, but roughly 500 people still attended. On any other day, with any other band, these factors could have ruined a concert. But lead singers Michael “Fitz” Fitzpatrick and Noelle Scaggs’ soaring vocals and wild dancing kept the audience moving. Senior Elizabeth Gentry, president of Union Board, said despite the weather conditions, the board’s fall concert was a huge success. “The weather was a little chilly, but we believe students were pleased because we met previous requests for an outdoor venue,” Gentry said. “Those who were in attendance embraced the weather by dancing barefoot in the mud and enjoying the outdoor atmosphere of the event.” When Fitz and the Tantrums arrived onstage, they were greeted with a long uproarious applause. Using the energy from the crowd, the band broke into an 80’s pop/soul infused concert that

lasted two hours. The majority of songs they played were from their most recent album “Pickin’ Up the Pieces.” The band also showcased their versatility by performing a cover of The Raconteurs’ “Steady As She Goes,” in addition to a two-song encore. The encore included a cover of the Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” and a complete rendition of their most popular “MoneyGrabber.” During the encore, Fitzpatrick stepped aside and let The Tantrums run the show. There were saxophone and flute solos by saxophonist James King as well as a solo by keyboardist/organist Jeremy Ruzumna. Even the accompanying vocalist Scaggs was able to belt a few bars. The jam session was soulful improvisation at its finest. Audience members were encouraged to clap and dance along as the band members fed off of each other’s solos. Even when the band hit their final note of the night, the audience didn’t lose its steam. Dozens of students and alumni, most of them wearing mud-covered pants, stayed outside of the GCPA to get an autograph or a picture with one of the band members. Despite the cold weather and the mud in Bowman Park, students were leaving the concert with smiles on their faces. Gentry said that it was the overall atmosphere and the music that shaped the audiences perception of the night. “I talked to dozens of students who remarked that it

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Tantrums Fitz & The Tantrums performs their hit “Don’t Gotta Work It Out” in Bowman Park on Saturday night as a part of the University’s 175th anniversary celebration. The event was sponsored by Union Board. CARLY PIETRZAK / THE DEPAUW

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THE DEPAUW | Editorial Board Ellen Kobe | Editor-in-Chief Chase Hall | Managing Editor Lizzie Hineman | Managing Editor Brianna Scharfenberg | Chief Copy Editor Anastasia Way | Chief Copy Editor

The State of our Programming In last night’s State of the University, President Brian Casey mentioned an off-script, deeper concern he wants to change at DePauw. “What I don’t think you have here is the ability to sell yourselves. I don’t think there’s enough of a culture of ambition here,” he said while speaking of recent changes to the Civic, Global and Professional Opportunities offices. Graduate schools like Harvard Law, University of Chicago and Johns Hopkins are within reach but aren’t reached for often enough, he argued. But we feared that point might be lost among sexier images of renovations around campus. We think it was. Developing the CGPOpps office to help students become more future-minded and end successfully in a career is an important change, especially at a small liberal arts colleges. But this is one of the only headlines this semester that shows investment in programming and additional faculty. Investment in departments and programs — the foundations of our core educational experience — lead to more ambitious grad-school applications. More competitive programs will also attract a student more likely coming to DePauw with intentions of even higher education. We’ve thanked the Hoovers, and we hope our last editorial shows our thanks to the Welch’s as well. These buildings will certainly bring “oohs” and “aahs” to our campus. But new fitness center or dining hall will not make us better grad school applicants. Lilly and the new Hoover Hall may help fix current problems and unite the campus for current students, but the bigger issue that will affect all of us for the rest of our postgrad lives is how far we dare to stretch our education. If post-grad ambition is currently a fundamental problem, there’s a subtle message to be seen in its debut presentation as an issue in the same breath as wildly generous donations to physical structures. In the future, we would hope to see more headlines declaring larger investments in programming that will enrich a grad-school or otherwise successful career track. Of course, we are on par intellectually and talent-wise, comparable to the institutions, as Casey mentioned. Over 60 percent of us graduate from DePauw with an internship under our belts, numerous extra curricular activities and a greater understanding of our world thanks to the liberal arts context. But until we make a greater monetary investment in our academic programs, the competitive bar won’t be raised.

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From a first-year: the woes of Roy O. West LEEANN SAUSSER


here I was, in the library sitting on the uncomfortable chair at the crummy desk looking out the dirty window. The air conditioner clanged loudly while I kept turning the lamp on and off to achieve the perfect lighting – all the while trying to finish my anthropology reading. And yet, no success. The library should be the ideal study space for all students. Sure, there are different noise levels, different seating options and desks of different shapes and sizes. But these various options mean nothing when the noise levels are often ignored, the seats are uncomfortable, the chairs are covered in ripping fabric and the desks are scribbled on and dirty. Do you want to study in a place where wood is your seat, the lamp has profanity staring you in the face and people use a desk on the second floor as an office? I don’t. Yet I do, every day, because I don’t have a choice. Sure, I could go to the Green Center for the Performing Arts but it can get very noisy in “Bum Alley.” Julian Science and Mathematics Center is fine, but when classes change it gets noisy. The Hub has food tempting you and people around at all hours of the day. The announcement last week that Dave and Suzanne Hoover ‘67 gave a generous donation for the construction of a new dining hall was good to hear. However, it also draws attention to the fact that other buildings need improvements just as immediately. Some students find themselves hitting the books anywhere besides the library. While Julian and the GCPA are study-like places, they were not built to handle the entire population of DePauw students. Plans have been made for a new library by 2020, but that

is just not soon enough. In today’s economy, students need to be top-notch before going out into the work-world, and in order to do that we must have the opportunity to study the best we can. How are we expected to do that without at least a decent library? The library should be a top-priority and fixed as soon as possible. For many of us, it is where we spend the most of our time, more so than residential halls or the Hub. For a place like DePauw, where studying is so important and one of the main activities of each student’s day, you would think the library would be its crown jewel. Unfortunately, that is not the case. After sitting through several tours of the library, what does one hear the guides point out? They mention the tree houses, the senior housing across the street and the fact that the library will order any book you want. On these tours, Julian gets more attention for studying than the library does. As students, we deserve a good place to study that does not depress us more than homework already does. There is no need to try to imitate some correctional facility; the library should not be afraid to let the sunshine in and add some cheer to such a frequently used building. I’m not asking for the next Taj Mahal, but I am asking for a nice place that makes the trip to the library more inviting than the current thought that you will enter a dark cave for the next couple of hours. While a new dining hall is important, especially for freshman who dine there every day, the next building the administration needs to turn to for improvements is the library. It is one of the most vital buildings on campus and requires a large amount of attention. If DePauw wants to keep being an academically-rigorous and competetive university, it needs to show that as much as tell it. A beautiful library we can be proud of will do just that. – Sausser is a freshman from Indianapolis Ind., with an undecided major.

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Listen, society: Knowledge trumps information


It is regrettable and confusing. What happened to Kony? Hardly anyone knows. I briefly perused CNN’s website but I could not find anything. Kony’s relevance deteriorated within months. Only the scar of public indecency from the campaign’s promoter remains from the noble endeavor. How about WikiLeaks? Same thing. Society enraptured itself in the mystery and seriousness of WikiLeaks, but, after some legal proceedings devoid of immediate punishment, the situation faded into the ether. A person can say only so much in 140 characters, yet Twitter seems to be the preferred and convenient means by which society gathers its information. As we absorb tweet after tweet of abbreviated news, we are slowly devaluing each event we hear. It does not matter if a car crash in Florida harmed 52 people when another scandalous and rare event takes places an hour later. In my junior year of high school, I attended Senator Lugar’s symposium for Tomorrow’s Leaders. There, I observed a lecture on the media. Matthew Tully, a respected columnist for The Indianapolis Star, helped lead the lecture. He explained a surprising truth of reporting to those in attendance. Tully said that a governor’s affair is more important and takes more precedence than a shooting in downtown Indianapolis. This struck me. I asked him how we could justify paying more attention to an affair than to someone’s death, regardless of whether we knew the victim or not. Tully said that the affair takes precedence due to the rarity of the

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What is the difference between knowledge and information?” Such was the question I faced during my interview for admission into the Media Fellows program. I had to take a moment or two to gather my thoughts, but I would like to think that I answered the question aptly. To paraphrase myself, I said that knowledge is a deep understanding of a topic. Information, however, is simply recognizing the surface level instead. Regretfully, I must say that our society is not knowledge-oriented but information-oriented. What does this mean? It means that our society does not attribute the proper attention to local, national and global events. We may know a great deal of information, but we are far from knowledgeable. This reality will harm our society’s present, as well as its future. Part of the unwritten job description for celebrities is to attract attention. There is a simple reality inherent in most celebrity news: it is superficial. I personally do not care about Justin Bieber’s haircut, but I understand other people do. The allure associated with these celebrities takes precedence over the harder-hitting issues.

event and to the high esteem of a governor’s position. I understand Tully’s point; I would put the affair over the shooting as well, but I believe that there is a problem hidden within this methodology. Our society devalues the seriousness of violence and death, and instead values scandal and shock factor. People die every day, so I recognize a general lack of interest; however, a human death is undoubtedly significant, regardless of its frequency. I understand and support perpetual improvement of technology, yet I cannot endorse such indifference to the biting realities of our world. My proposition is simple: promote media knowledge in every class and discussion in some outlet. I do not expect everyone to tear through The New York Times, but I think it is fair to ask people to be informed citizens. Numbed by the speed of technology, our society has fallen into informational-nihilism. If society could attribute its same fervor for quick information to the important issues, then our knowledge would improve. In an ideal world, society will evaluate all significant events with a calculated mind and a cross-referenced knowledge base. We cannot make knowledgeable decisions based on our information. We can and should make informed decisions based on our knowledge. — Weilhammer is a freshman from Indianapolis, Ind., with an undecided major.



175th Anniversary celebration thank you Thanks to all of our students for taking part in the events, programs and contests during the 175th Anniversary Student Life Celebration last week! I hope everyone had the opportunity through these programs to learn something new about the history of DePauw, serve the community, make new memories and have fun. I especially appreciate the hard work of the 175th Anniversary Student Life Subcommittee members – Brian Alkire, Dawn Ballard, Mackenzie Cremeans, Raven Connel, Jordan Davis, Kathryn Drew, Sharon Hayes, Matt Keinsley, Alecia Kubicki, Carter McKay, Associate Dean of Students Cara Setchell, and Dean of Campus Life Dorian Shager – as well as the Student Life staff who worked on programs. These individuals made the celebration possible and the results were phenomenal. Because of them, our community had nearly 175 donors giving 120 pints of blood to the Indiana Blood Center and will have 175 students trained in American Red Cross Citizen CPR. We came together around events and contests like campus history golf, campus history geocaching, the volleyball game, the Old Gold tailgate, the football game and a

fantastic outdoor Union Board concert. We learned from Bill Rasmussen’s lecture, Peace Camp discussions and presentations on the history of our student groups on campus. We celebrated with DePauw birthday cupcakes, contests, a television show, musical entertainment and a student time capsule sealed until our bicentennial. We had quite a week! A special thanks to Steve Setchell, Chairman of the 175th Anniversary Committee, and Cindy Babington, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students, for their leadership and commitment to our students and the celebration! I also appreciate our program sponsors: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic, Alpha Phi, Delta Upsilon, American Red Cross, Indiana Blood Center, Campus Life, Campus Living and Community Development, Student Government, Union Board and D3TV. I was proud to work with such fantastic students and colleagues this past week, and I look forward to even more fun and learning as we continue our 175th Anniversary celebration! — Eric Wolfe ‘04 Greek Life Coordinator and Chair, Student Life Subcommittee of 175th Anniversary Committee

“I would have liked to know more about the events going on. Overall, it seemed like a success.”

FRANCES JONES, junior “I would like more advertisement about the schedule of events. I would enjoy a concert with a variety of different genres.” BRANDON SERRA, freshman “More professional opportunities to network with large groups of alumni would be fantastic.”

COLIN NEILL, junior “I would like more information about the voting process and candidates for Old Gold King and Queen.”


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Tigers down No. 15 Ohio Wesleyan in overtime By CONNER HOLLENSTEINER

The DePauw men’s soccer team came out on top in their fifth overtime game of the season against No. 15 ranked Ohio Wesleyan. The Tigers improved to 7-1-3 and 2-1-1 in North Coast Athletic Conference play with the 3-2 overtime victory over Ohio Wesleyan, ranked No. 15 team in the country according to

“We were working our butts off to pull out that victory,” -Alieu Musa, Freshman

Head Coach Deb Zellers talks to the women’s volleyball team during the game against Kenyon College on Saturday at Neal Fieldhouse. The team won, making it their 17th-straight victory. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

Winning streak extends to 17 By NICOLE DARNALL

Adding on another win to its perfect NCAC record (4-0), the DePauw women’s volleyball team (17-2) defeated Kenyon College on Saturday. The game, played at home in the Neal Fieldhouse, was finished in a straight three-set win. Game one started the match-up on a strong note with a quick finish, 25-10. “We had a really great chemistry about us, so we did a really great job staying cohesive as a team and not letting balls hit the ground on our side,” head coach Deb Zellers said. The first game began with a successful 5-1 run that put DePauw in the lead right away. “We stayed patient offensively because they were a bit scrappy,” Zellers said, “But even when the rallies were extended, we were smart with what we were doing.” Game two became a bit more competitive with increasingly long rallies between the two teams, but the Tigers took what they needed from the situation, finishing with a score of 25-5. But, as game three began, the play evened out. With a final score of 25-23, DePauw spent the last game battling with Kenyon. Throughout the final game, there were no significant runs on either team’s behalf. It was in the second and third games that the Tigers’ lineup was different than usual, though.

“We were just trying to reward a lot of hard work by players who haven’t had as much of a chance to play this season,” Zellers said. “They did a good job entering the court and playing but sometimes it just changes your team chemistry.” And team chemistry is something that the Tigers have focused on all season. DePauw has made their strides as a team as they have now continued their record-breaking win streak to 17 games. The 17 wins placed them with the second-longest win

“They did a good job entering the court and playing but sometimes it just changes your team chemistry.” -Deb Zellers, Volleyball Coach

streak in DePauw women’s volleyball history. They are not taking it for granted, though, especially after how close the third game was on Saturday. “We just lost a little bit of our chemistry with the changes that we made on the court, so that’s something we will to continue to work on,” Zellers said.

With the heart of conference season well under way, the Tigers made big strides as a team to improve as one of the elite programs in conference, and should be recognized nationally. The Tigers defeated the Battling Bishops in a hard-fought game that DePauw head coach Brad Hauter was pleased with. “We stuck to the game plan, and we did a nice job overcoming some challenges in the game,” Hauter said. “We had a couple of opportunities that we could have disconnected, but we didn’t, and I’m very pleased with that.” The Tigers fell behind after the Battling Bishops scored at in the 51st minute, but freshman Alieu Musa was able to put away the first of his two

goals on the day in the 58th minute. Sophomore Nate Snyder gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead on junior George Elliot’s second assist on the day three minutes after Musa, but the Battling Bishops were able to tie it until Alieu Musa was able to score in the first overtime period to end the game after 98:21 minutes of play. “We were working our butts off to pull out that victory,” Musa said. “I thought we were competitive with them the whole game, but we were able to work harder than they did.” Coach Hauter thinks the team did a good job beating the Battling Bishops defense. “We knew that they were going to come at us, and when they do they will expose themselves in the back,” Hauter said. “When we win that ball we have to counter quickly.” Hauter is pleased with the teams play recently and wants it to transfer into the rest of the season. “It was a great victory, but we will see them down the road again at some point, if it isn’t in the conference tournament we might see them in the national tournament,” he said. “It was a good win, and let’s get back to work to be sure we are ready for them when we see them again.” Ohio Wesleyan outshot the Tigers 26-17, but the Tigers held the advantage in corner kicks 6-5. “To put three goals away against a team like Ohio Wesleyan gives us confidence going forward,” Musa said. The team is currently in the heart of its conference schedule and is next in action on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Wittenberg University at Boswell Field.

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Football | continued from page 16 The Battling Bishops responded on the fourth play of their third offensive drive. Quarterback junior Mason Espinosa found a wide-open senior Nick Ziegenbusch in the middle of the field from a post route coming from the left sideline. He ran down the field untouched for 66 yards into the end zone. In the second quarter, freshman Paul Simon’s 33-yard punt backed up Ohio Wesleyan to their 13-yard line. A false start pushed the Battling Bishops back, then a sack by junior Michael McManis pinned them at the 3 yard-line. After another false start penalty and another sack, Ohio Wesleyan sophomore punter Miles Mackenzie was forced to kick standing at the end of the goal line. The snap went right into Mackenzie’s hands for a Tigers safety. The Battling Bishops’ kickoff went to senior Taylor Wagner, who started on the left sideline and burst through the first wave of tacklers. He cut back to the middle of the field and beat Mackenzie when Wagner sprinted out to the right. Eighty-six yards later, Wagner was in the end zone and momentum swung back to DePauw with the Old Gold still trailing 14-12. On Wagner’s return, defensive lineman Zach

Price was injured on the play. He lay on the field in pain, grasping his left leg. After some time, he was carted off the field. Srnka said Monday the senior broke his left leg and will be out for the rest of the season. Ohio Wesleyan added a field goal with less than two minutes remaining in the first half, and then forced Murray’s first interception of the game with 27 seconds left in the game. On the next Battling Bishops’ play starting at DePauw’s 46-yard line, Espinosa rolled out left looking downfield. As the play progressed, Dave Mogilnicki ran down the middle of the field, caught the ball wide open and trotted into the end zone with just 18 seconds remaining for a 23-12 lead. The first half ended with Ohio Wesleyan initiating 46 offensive plays for 326 yards, and DePauw with 41 plays for 118 yards. The second half was a statistical anomaly where both teams, after putting up more than 400 yards combined in the first half in 47 plays, had just 125 yards on 78 plays. DePauw pulled itself within four on the first play of the second half when senior Jack Quinn forced a fumble on a pass reception, and senior Myron Burr picked up the ball at the 20-yard line and ran it in for a touchdown. But the positives stopped there. Murray threw three interceptions in the second

half and Espinosa threw one as well. A back-andforth battle ensued with the Tigers clawing back to within four in the opening minutes of the second half, 23-19. Malm then hit his second field goal of the game with four minutes, 33 seconds left in the game, pulling DePauw within one.

“He got flustered early for whatever reason and he couldn’t pick himself up.” – Brett Dietz, quarterback and wide receiver coach

The Battling Bishops hit a field goal to extend the lead 26-22, and Murray couldn’t orchestrate another score, throwing four straight incomplete passes on the final Tigers possession. Srnka said his team was just one play away on offense and defense all day, and that was the difference in the loss.   “If we don’t spot them 14 in the beginning of the game we’re okay,” he said. “The safeties got beat. On the first one, our safety went to the wrong guy. And the second one, he got beat on a double

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move. It’s a shame because we gave ourselves the opportunity.” Murray ended the game 21-46 for 164 yards. He found junior Jackson Kirtley six times for 39 yards. On the ground, four rushers carried the ball 32 times for a net gain of 34 yards. With the running game going nowhere against the No. 17-ranked running defense in Div. III, the offense turned to Murray to work through the air, but found negative results. “He’s a freshmen quarterback, and it’s something that you’ll have days like this as a senior, but as a freshman, you don’t quite know how to handle it yet,” said Brett Dietz, DePauw’s quarterback and wide receiver coach. “He got flustered early for whatever reason, and he couldn’t pick himself up. “A lot of his plays, he was releasing it too early. He was getting antsy back there because he got hit a couple of times. It’s a part of football, and this is just his third [starting] game playing football.” The defensive line tallied six sacks – three from junior Patrick Keller – and was the lone bright spot on the stat sheet. “We blitzed pretty well,” Srnka said. “We changed the pressures and we moved a lot up front. We just really mixed what we did in the second half really well.” DePauw travels to Allegheny College (3-2, 2-0 NCAC) next Saturday.



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Tigers take win streak to 10 games By KARA JACKSON

More than half of all goals scored this season are attributed to two players. On Saturday against Ohio Wesleyan University, seniors Margaret Ellis and Bridgette Shamleffer didn’t score, but two unlikely faces did. DePauw’s tenth-straight win was led by senior Caroline Torie and sophomore Maggie Campbell. Torie scored her second goal of the season while Campbell tallied her first in a 2-0 victory over the Battling Bishops (6-5, NCAC). The Tigers (11-1, 9-0 NCAC) also recorded their eighth shutout. DePauw’s goal coming into Saturday’s game was to improve on the last time it beat Ohio Wesleyan by getting the victory in regulation time. The Tigers beat The Battling Bishops 1-0 on Sept. 23, finding the goal 10 minutes into the first overtime. At half time in Saturdays’ game, the score was 0-0, and DePauw’s defense held Ohio Wesleyan to one shot. “If we are giving up shots, they are contested shots,” said head coach Gina Wills. “If we are giving up corners, our corner defense is not giving up those second or third shots that can make goals.”

The Tigers also held the edge in penalty corners during the first half 4-1. Even though DePauw didn’t score they remained focused and were making changes to play around one of Ohio Wesleyan’s tough defenders. “It was a positive halftime for the most part,” Campbell said. “We talked about some adjustments we needed to make and when we are striking on offense we need to make sure we get a goal in.” There was a sense of urgency as DePauw was still unable to put a point on the board 52 minutes into the game. Torie scored on an own-goal from the defense’s stick. Five minutes later, sophomore Paige Henry would make a stick-to-stick pass to Campbell and fired a backhand shot into the right side of the net. This was Campbell’s first goal of the season and Henry’s fourth assist. “They might not have been open shots and they might not have been the best looking shots,” Wills said. “But the girls were working really hard and capitalized on some opportunities to score in the second half.” DePauw has four games over fall break, three of them at Blackstock West Field. The Tigers travel to Sacred Heart Academy next to face Transylvania University on Oct. 11 at 4:30 p.m.

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Droddy takes first in prenationals, O’Brien not far behind By GRANT WALTERS

Crossing the finish line, senior cross country standout Noah Droddy may have felt a little lonely. Wearing his gold and black jersey and matching sweatband, he finished the Gibson Family Meet 16 seconds ahead of any other runner. Racing in Terra Haute, Ind., on Saturday, the men’s and women’s cross country teams both fared well in the highly-anticipated pre-national contest. The men placed 15th and the women’s team 13th overall. Thirty-four schools from 14 states participated in DePauw’s fourth race this season. Johns Hopkins University’s women’s team came away with the win, while the men from Claremont-Mudd-Scripps finished first with 77 points. Freshman Heather O’Brien led the pack for the women, placing 25th out of 325 racers and aiding in the 400 points scored. Seconds behind was Hope Jordan, placing 49th. Head coach Kori Stof-

fregen was extremely pleased with other members of the team stepping up in light of minor injuries to Siri Retrum and Megan Everhart.

“It’s really exciting that Noah won. He’s fired up, he’s comfortable, and this is just what he needed to give him confidence for the national meet on that same course.” — Kori Stoffregen, head coach

“When that happens it can be kind of devastating, you hope people will step up in their place, and three girls, (junor) Ashley Guevara, (sophomore) Emma Clor and (senior) Emily Freiny ran really


Men finish sixth at Wittenberg tournament By CLARE POLEGA

The men’s golf team competed in two tournaments this past weekend. The top five players played at Wittenberg University at the Springfield Country Club, and the second team played in the Wabash Fall Classic as individuals. The Varsity team finished sixth out of fifteen teams. Although the Tigers played very well the first day, shooting a 297 to tie for fifth, they lost the tournament by sixteen shots. The team did not play its best putting game and are continuing to

good races,” Stoffregen said. Droddy covered the course with a time of 25:13.7, his fastest time since placing fourth at the Calvin Invitational. “It’s really exciting that Noah won,” Stoffregen said. “He’s fired up, he’s comfortable, and this is just what he needed to give him confidence for the national meet on that same course.” The runners will soon travel to Oshkosh, Wis., for the Brooks Invitational – the last regular-season race before NCAC conference play. “We’re excited for this race. I hear there’s lots of team bonding,” O’Brien said. “We’re going into fall break, there’s no school, and it will be nice to focus on just the team.” Stoffregen agreed the Brooks Invitational will allow for great times and the necessary momentum to carry the team into the post-season. “We were a little rusty as it was our first race back in three weeks,” Stoffregen said. “I think we’ll really see the fruits of our labor at Oshkosh.”


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sport: SOCCER



Highlight: Musa scored two goals including the game-winner in overtime victory on Saturday evening at Ohio Wesleyan University. The freshman’s goals were his first and second of his collegiate career.

On first goal and win against No. 15 ranked OWU

focus on that aspect of their game. In two weekends, the DePauw Tigers will be hosting a tournament of eight schools at Dear Creek. “Outstanding play by Drake (Dunaway),” said head coach Vince Lazar. “I thought he had a great tournament as a freshman.” High Finishers T-11th: Drake Dunaway, 150 T-29th: Brandon Bekkering, 153 T-44th: Charlie Castino, 156 T-49th: Matt Coffin, 157 T-67th: Ty Frost, 160



“I was little nervous, I said ‘I can’t miss this, I can’t miss this,’” Musa said. “I put it in the bottom left hand corner. ... I didn’t know how to react, I just stood there. We always knew we could put it in, coach worked with us with a lot of finishing drills in practice. After the game, I thought ‘we finally might score a few goals.’ That’s good, hopefully that can help us a lot more in the future.”

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Tigers score early and hang on for 1-0 win STAFF REPORTS

The DePauw women’s soccer team scored in the seventh minute of Saturday’s game against Ohio Wesleyan University, and hung on for the 1-0 victory. The Battling Bishops (38-1, 0-2 NCAC) outshot the Tigers (2-8-1, 2-1-1 NCAC) 20-10 and held the advantage 8-3 in shots-on-goal. Despite the advantage in attacking,

senior goalkeeper Caroline Kerr tallied eight saves for the team’s third shutout of the season. Freshman Megann Lear’s goal was the first of her collegiate career. She was assisted by senior Dana Sprague – her first of the season. Lear is the sixth different DePauw goal-scorer this season. Sprague leads the team with three goals. DePauw next faces the College of Wooster (8-4-1, 3-1 NCAC) on Saturday at

Monon tickets on sale Oct. 22

In-person distribution to be stressed By MICHAEL APPELGATE

The Monon Bell Classic is on the horizon, and tickets go on sale Oct. 22 to signal the upcoming football game. The DePauw Athletic Department announced Monday that 3,700 tickets for the 119th Monon Bell Classic at Wabash College will go on sale Monday, Oct. 22 at 8:30 a.m. The game will take place on Nov. 10. Tickets are $15 each, and there is a $1 service charge for each order. A maximum of eight tickets can be purchased by one person. These tickets are for seating on DePauw’s side of Bryon P. Hollett Stadium only. Tickets can be mailed or picked up in-person; however, the DePauw Athletic Department is stressing the in-person pick up, said Bill

Wagner, director of sports Information. Tickets will be distributed on Oct. 29, the week after the sales start. When tickets are purchased online, the default option will be to receive the tickets in person, and purchasers must specify when ordering if they wish tickets to be mailed to them. Students can still choose to pick up the tickets via their university mailboxes. Sales will continue as long as tickets remain or until noon Friday, Nov. 2. Any leftover tickets will be on sale prior to the DePauw football game against Denison University at Blackstock Stadium on Nov. 3 and at the Lilly Physical Fitness Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sales will be cash only. Tickets can be purchased at ath/mononbell/cc_form.asp.

Freshman Paul Simon takes down Ohio Wesleyan sophomore Calvin Cagney during Saturday’s football game at Blackstock Stadium. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

Ohio Wesleyan — with four interceptions — downs hopeful DePauw 26-22 By MICHAEL APPELGATE

There are some games in a young quarterback’s life that can be attributed to his youth. However, freshman Justin Murray’s four interceptions were not the sole reasons for the 26-22 loss to Ohio Wesleyan University at Blackstock Stadium. Saturday afternoon featured multiple breakdowns in the Tigers’ defensive secondary that allowed the Battling Bishops (5-0, 3-0 NCAC) to score, and interim head coach Scott Srnka’s offense couldn’t score a touchdown. On defense, DePauw (1-4, 0-2 NCAC) surrendered two passing plays longer than 45-yards: a first quarter 66-yard pass for a touchdown, and a second quarter 46-yard touchdown with 18 seconds remaining. On the offensive end, the Tigers punted the ball 11 times and trotted off the field five times after three plays. “We had a rough day offensively,” Srnka said after the game. “Justin

was off today, and he will get better. He’s a scrapper. We believe in him, and he’s going to get better. We’re going to have [quarterbacks] Drew [Seaman] back next week, and Jake Hemrick is coming along as well.” However, it was the two deep passes that made the difference for Ohio Wesleyan in the first half. Before those passes, the Battling Bishops started their second offensive drive on DePauw’s 49-yard line. After five plays and 49 yards, the visitors took the lead 7-0 on a 2-yard rushing touchdown. On the ensuing kickoff, junior Nikko Sansone received the ball at the two-yard line, then tore up the middle then veered to the right sideline. He was finally dragged down at Ohio Wesleyan’s 32-yard line for a 66yard return. The Tigers settled for a field goal from junior Eric Malm after six plays and 16 yards.

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The 15th issue of the 161st volume of Indiana's Oldest College Newspaper

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