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Parking garage planned for downtown square expansion By KATIE GREEN

A rendering of DePauw University’s athletic precinct. Thursday’s $5 million donation was put toward the two soccer/lacrosse fields shown in the bottom left — the current McKeen Field. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPAUW UNIVERSITY

“Folks need to see this means we mean business. There are a lot of people who have a connection to DePauw and a bigger connection to their teams.” — Stevie Baker-Watson, athletic director


President Brian Casey announced yesterday that a $5 million donation to help make significant updates to the athletic complex. This gift is coming from Marshall W. and Amy Reavis to build a new multi-purpose stadium, which will be home to the men’s and woman’s soccer and lacrosse teams. This new complex will reside on Hanna Street just south of Blackstock Stadium.

Christopher Wells, vice president for communications and strategic initiatives, explains the process of accepting donations and planning of where the money goes. “[Reavis has] been a big supporter of DePauw athletics and I think he’s been in conversations about the overall athletics master plan,” Wells said. “I think he felt like this was the most impactful thing he

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DePauw is currently working with Greencastle to build a parking garage on the corner of Walnut St. and Indiana St. near the downtown square. The community anticipates the new structure will further attract future businesses to the location. Greencastle mayor Sue Murray said the garage’s “traditional” design structure has been decided upon and property acquisitions have been finalized. She said that the total cost of the garage will be $3.5 million and will be able to hold about 150 cars. She predicts construction will begin in January or February and be completed by the end of 2013. “It’s designed to help with an issue that has plagued with our community for a long time,” Murray said. “Hopefully it provides alternative parking for those who work in the downtown area and own businesses so they’re not taking parking spots along the

downtown area itself.” The project is funded by the Indiana Stellar Communities Grant the city won in 2011. Greencastle was one of the four small communities to be awarded the grant of $19.1 million. The application for the grant was a joint collaboration between DePauw and the city. “What we talked about wanting to do was enliven and enrich the downtown,” Murray said. “We talked about improving the connectors between the campus and the community. We talked about in terms of making it more vibrant — not just facades, but being able to attract people there and to bring businesses and restaurants there.” Although Murray confirmed that the university and the city were on the same page as far as the design of the garage, President Brian Casey did express some issues with the potential garage last Monday.

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With the Monon Bell Classic game just a day away, the time to buy tickets is drawing to a close. Presently, 1,900 tickets remain as 1,300 have been sold to students and alumni. “We think we’ve sold 650 to students and 650 to alumni,” athletic director Stevie Baker-Watson said in an email. “Folks who have been around tell me both numbers are low, but especially the alumni number.” Baker-Watson said she doesn’t know how ticket sales this year compare with previous years in regards to numbers. “We don’t have firm numbers from the past,” she said in an email, “but we never sell out when

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Students wait in line to get DePauw Student Government Monon Bell T-shirts outside the Hub. Shirts were handed out to students on Wednesday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

we travel to Wabash.” Football alum Ryan McGuffey ’00 said he and other football alumni are enraged at this year’s sales and think the game should be a sell-out. “There’s no excuse not to be at that game on Saturday,” McGuffey said. “There’s a great atmosphere before the game. It’s a blast.” McGuffey was a DePauw football player who during his time went a perfect 4-0 in Monon games. He attributes the lack of ticket sales to the Tigers’ current losing streak. “No one there has won the bell, so no one understands what it’s like to win,” McGuffey said. “It’s a big deal.” Online sales are closed, but cash-only ticket sales will continue in the athletic office until 3 p.m. Friday, and then at the gates from 11 a.m. to

the end of the first quarter of the game. Tickets are $15.00 each. Baker-Watson anticipates selling between 50 and 100 more tickets. “We have a steady stream in the office buying tickets,” BakerWatson said. “We hope that as people see the weather for the game they will choose to come.”

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Monon bell almost theft, tradition



It was a chilling early Thursday morning in Crawfordsville, Ind. when 15 DePauw students arrived at Wabash College after staying up all Wednesday night plotting their take back of the Monon Bell. “We were really excited about it because it was a perfect night to catch them by surprise,” said a DePauw student involved in the attempted theft who chose to remain anonymous. “It was foggy, so we were able to move stealthily in the cover of the night.”

According to the DePauw student, four Wabash freshman were caught off guard when 13 of the DePauw students came up to the college chapel’s steps, where the bell was being held at 4:30 a.m. that morning. DePauw overpowered the freshman and grabbed the bell. But as they carried the bell to their car, the student said 30 freshmen emerged from the chapel doors calling for help. The ringing bell could be heard on campus as they fought to bring the bell home to DePauw. The bell was dropped in the fight, breaking the handle. The Wabash freshmen then chased after the DePauw students until they jumped in their cars and sped away. Despite losing the bell, all the men were still very pleased with themselves. “We all felt like we were keeping the spirit of the Wabash-DePauw rivalry alive,” the student said. These students are now just one of many DePauwWabash rivals who have engaged in the second best way to get the Monon Bell besides winning the football game – stealing it. Stealing the Monon bell is a classic tradition that dates back to 1959, when five Wabash men first stole the 300 pound retired locomotive bell from DePauw. Dave Bohmer ‘69, director of the media fellows program, remembers a particularly grand hoax where Wabash stole the bell when he was a freshman in 1965. According to Bohmer, A Wabash student named James Shanks posed as a representative of the United States Information Service in Mexico City. He arranged to meet with William E. Kerstetter, president of DePauw, who showed him the storeroom where the bell was stored by Blackstock Stadium to get a picture of the trophy. After taking careful notes he returned later that night to take the bell back to Crawfordsville, Ind. Recently, the tradition has slowed a bit, but at least 15 DePauw students tried their best to become part of Monon lore Thursday morning.

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This weekend’s Monon Bell celebration reintroduces excise police to the lives of DePauw students. “We do have plans to patrol for underage drinking at least once during the weekend,” Travis Thickstun, an excise officer, said via e-mail.  “Perhaps at DePauw or perhaps at Wabash College.” Monon – a notorious party weekend — prompted excise to assess the situation and determine to send two to 10 officers. However, excise doesn’t inform Public Safety, or anyone else, if and when they are coming.  “[Excise] will review upcoming campus events such as football games, homecoming, various spring events, etc.,” Thickstun said, “to determine if we will assign officers to that area during a particular event.” Arrests and tickets issued by excise at DePauw, in comparison to the other schools around Indiana, are low.  On one September football weekend this year at Indiana University, excise officers arrested 188 students while tailgating, 106 of them for underage drinking. Arrests have not nearly been as prevalent on DePauw’s campus. “Certain events necessitate an increased enforcement presence,” Thickstun said.  “And we assign personnel to those events, as warranted.” For an excise officer to take action, they must believe a person who is drinking looks underage.  It is hard for officers to make any judgments when the drinking occurs in housing though. “If it is inside a private residence, it is more difficult, but certainly possible, to enforce the law,” Thickstun said. Since tailgates happen in public areas,

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excise officers can roam through crowds of drinkers both of age and underage. “If we see people in plain view who appear to be under 21 years of age with containers of alcoholic beverages, we will usually approach them and ask for their identification,” Thickstun said. Excise appears less at DePauw than at other schools because of the difficulty to get into greek houses. Risk management measures implemented by fraternities’ door duty and outside security to help keep excise out. “[Excise] has been stopped at door duty,” said senior Tyler Witherspoon, president of the Interfraternity Council. “Which is a good thing.”

“Certain events necessitate an increased enforcement presence. And we assign personnel to those events, as warranted.” — Travis Thickstun, excise officer

DePauw’s small student population deters excise from making more frequent stops on campus. “They target bigger schools with a bigger student base,” Witherspoon said. “[Excise] stops more people there just because of sheer numbers.” Excise says they don’t favor any one school and give equal attention to all. “Excise officers will continue to patrol Greencastle and Putnam County on a regular basis,” Thickstun said.



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Rendering of downtown parking garage which will be located on the corner of Indiana St. and Walnut St. It is projected to be finished by the end of 2013. PHOTO COURTESY OF SUE MURRAY

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"The university is concerned about the design of the parking garage," Casey said. "It's very, very modern. It's not historical. We've just expressed concern the mayor about these designs." Christopher Wells, vice president for Communications and Strategic Initiatives, recognized that while he was not in the room or a part of the conversation, he did say he thought there had been some changes to the design “that DePauw and the city are now content with.” Audra Blasdel, who works on the executive committee for the uni-

versity and oversees the process of the various parties within the Stellar Communities Program, said the whole process was a highly collaborative effort between the university and the city. “It was a highly competitive process, and they were searching out communities that had done a lot of thoughtful planning and had other key partners within the community,” Blasdel said. Murray hopes the new additions will make Greencastle the next great college town in the nation. “They wanted us to dream,” Murray said. “They wanted us to say, what is it going to take to realize your vision? What are you going to need?” Such visions include the completion of the parking garage as well as construction on Indiana St. and Washington St. in 2013, and adjust-

ments to Locust St. in 2014. A downtown health facility is also in the discussion phase. Blasdel is very hopeful for what the success of the parking structure can do for the city in the future. “This is going to make a huge difference in Greencastle,” Blasdel said. “We hope that it’s a launching pad for even more,” Blasdel said. “It’ll be really neat to watch the transformation over the next couple years.” Murray said a small community rarely has a chance to put this much infrastructure in at one time. “It’s a significant investment that the state is making, and it’s an exciting time for our community to see so much going on at once and certainly an opportunity to come to a new level of collaboration and cooperation with the university,” she said.

Reavis | be tremendously flexible,” Bakcont’d from pg. 1 er-Watson said. “This field could


Wells points to the Center for Student Engagement and expanding Civic Global and Professional Opportunities as one of many possible next big donations. According to Athletic Director Stevie Baker-Watson, this addition to the athletic department is huge. “[This addition] allows us to

potentially house four teams, men’s and women’s soccer and men’s and woman’s lacrosse and possibly field hockey. In the future, we are hoping to have IM fields there. It gives all of our students more space.” One major improvement in this project is the step up from natural grass fields to synthetic turf. This change allows more than one sport to play on these fields without having to fear of

Alpha Chi Omega’s annual Ring Sing pep rally started a new tradition this year with a bonfire at the IM fields Thursday night. Admission cost $2, and the proceeds went to the Crawfordsville Family Crisis Shelter and the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. ISABELLE CHAPMAN / THE DEPAUW

tearing up the facility. This new stadium will also provide 750 seats for fans. Senior lacrosse player Jack Glerum is excited about the renovations because of what is means for the DePauw lacrosse program. “I am excited to see that DePauw lacrosse is moving forward, but it shows me that the school is serious about moving the sport in the right direction,” Glerum said. According to Baker-Watson

this donation will be “pretty close” to covering the costs of the project. A big hurdle of the construction is flattening the current McKinley Field. The first checkpoint will be in February to iron out funding and the logistics. According to Baker-Watson, the project will take eight months to a year to complete. Baker-Watson hopes potential donors will see the trend of recent gifts and want to follow suit. “Folks need to see this means

we mean business. There are a lot of people who have connection to DePauw and a bigger connection to their teams. Folks will say ‘I can make a difference,’” Baker-Watson said. According to Baker-Watson, this project should move quickly. “Facilities management is moving at lightening speed,” Baker-Watson said. “[The donors] are super excited. My guess is they will want to move as fast as we can.”

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CAMPUSCRIME NOV 6 • Suspicious vehicle • Officer checked area/unable to locate vehicle | Time: 4:17 p.m. | Place: Howard St. • Possession of marijuana/possession of paraphernalia • Forwarded to Prosecutor’s office/forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 11:36 p.m. | Place: Hogate Patio

NOV. 7 • Suspicious vehicle • Officer checked area/unable to locate vehicle | Time: 3:00 a.m. | Place: Indoor Tennis and Track Center • Theft of Laptop – delayed report • Unsecured/pending | Time: 3:15 a.m. | Place: Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity • Theft of food • Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 11:58 a.m. | Place: Union Building/ Hub

NOV. 8 • Noise – loud music • Made contact with House Representation/verbal warning issued | Time: 12:08 a.m. | Place: Sigma Chi Fraternity • Suspicious vehicle • Vehicle located/checked okay | Time: 1:20 a.m. | Place: Blackstock Lot • Investigate for odor of marijuana • Forwarded to Community Standards Committee | Time: 1:52 a.m. | Place: Hogate Hall • Disorderly conduct • Subject left prior officer arrival/officer checked area unable to locate subject | Time: 2:04 a.m. | Place: Marvin’s

FOR THE RECORD Page three of the Nov. 6 issue of The DePauw incorrectly states the graduation year of DePauw alum Angus Cameron. He graduated in 1930.


Retrospective exhibition showcases Kingsley’s legacy — art is a lifestyle By NATALIE WEILANDT

Visiting the Retrospective exhibition in Peeler provides a glimpse into the artistry of Robert Kingsley, professor emeritus of art and art history. The exhibit, which opened on Oct. 24 and will remain open until Dec. 14, is a retrospective overview of Kingsley’s experience as an artist and visual proof that his role here at DePauw is not limited to simply teaching students how to create art. According to art history professor Michael Mackenzie, the exhibit displays Kingsley’s work in one cohesive setting. “[It’s meant to] honor the talent, the person and the career of Bob Kingsley,” Mackenzie said. Though Kingsley has officially retired from his position as a professor of drawing and painting, a mass of excited people attended his talk on Wednesday, including someone dressed in a paper mache imitation of his head, was a reminder that his impact here at DePauw is still throbbing Professor Robert Kingsley speaks about his body of work on Wednesday at the "Robert Kingsley: A Retrospective 1976-2012" exhibit in Peeler Art Gallery. The show will be up until December 14th. KATIE KRASKA / THE DEPAUW with life. The exhibition is a chance for anyone, whatever their relationship career,” Mail said of the layout of the to him the most was the self-portrait sonality, which is part of what makes from 1998. the gallery so special to both those with Kingsley, to see what he was all show. Though Kingsley described the “[It ] makes it behave like it’s supwho knew him and even to those who about. The collection includes a series paintings chronologically in his talk, posed to be a painting, instead of an didn’t but feel like they did from all the of works, mostly paintings and a few the exhibit was arranged thematically in illusion that’s not actually there,” Allen stories they hear. drawings, that chronicle his artistic ensome areas, making it easier for a viewsaid of the exposed canvas. For Kingsley, though it “feels good” deavors. er to appreciate the variety of subjects Other portions of the gallery show to finally see his work up for display, “The paintings do represent a true that Kingsley explored. a specific time in Kingsley’s career. For this doesn’t signify an end to painting; overview of my ideas and concerns for His self-portrait wall is an example example, the wall of small-scale landfor him, art is a lifestyle. the last thirty some years, and I was of the thematic arrangement of the scapes showcase the result of a period His passion is evident in the gallery, able to do that with the least amount works. They are grouped together where Kingsley and his wife travelled in and it’s tangible when speaking to him of expense to the university or the pabased on the fact that they’re self-pora mobile home. about his craft. His finely-tuned exhibit trons willing to loan their work,” Kingtraits, not because they’re reflective of a Another group of paintings reflect shows that he takes his work very serisley said. certain time period in his career. Kinghis sabbatical in Italy, where he spent ously, but through his talk was able to Kingsley distinguishes his work sley explained that he used to create time painting large modern allegorical communicate that seriousness in a reby his style, to his subjects and to the them every year on his birthday. paintings of people in different settings. latable and personable way. tireless work and time it took to create The self-portraits can be a way to In his talk, he drew attention to one of When someone raised their hand it all. Kingsley arranged the works in put a face on the development of his these allegorical paintings in particuand asked him, “What’s your favorite the room with the help of Craig Hadpainting style, and standing in front of lar, inspired by the story of Judith and painting in here?” he laughed heartily. ley, Christie Anderson, Jerry Bates and the group of paintings provides a clear Holofernes. He pointed out that the “That’s a secret,” Kingsley said. Clare Mail. timeline of how his techniques evolved. severed head, typically Holofernes, was The galleries at Peeler, including Mail ’11, a current Efroymson Arts The expressions, both facial and artisactually his own head, and he laughed. Robert Kingsley: A Retrospective, 1976Intern, helped with the installation of tic, are varied, and each one is labeled “I try to have fun with it,” Kingsley 2012, are open from Monday through the exhibit. with year it was completed. said of his painting. Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday “[It] really inspired a deeper appreFor Bob Allen, a former student of There are small reminders all over from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from ciation for Professor Kingsley's painting Kingsley’s, the painting that stood out the gallery that allude to Kingsley’s per- 1 to 5 p.m.

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While many students are excited for this weekend’s football game, Susan Anthony is excited for the performance of The Crucible, a play that she has been hoping to direct for the last several years. Since Anthony is experienced in American theatre, she was particularly drawn to Arthur Miller’s play about the Salem witch trials. Anthony is not the only one with an interest in the history of Massachusetts. Mark McCoy, the Dean of DePauw School of Music, has also written a symphony about the Salem witch trials. The play, set in 1692, focuses on John Proctor and his moments after being accused of witchcraft. Proctor must choose whether to sign a piece of parchment, confirming that he is a witch, or sign a document, admitting to adultery. Arthur Miller wrote the play parallel to the McCarthy hearings, when people were being blacklisted and unfairly accused of communism. “[Mark McCoy] was hoping to make the arts central to the campus and maybe be able to have a conversation about personal integrity — what you believe in, what you put your name to,” Anthony said. As part of the university’s 175th anniversary, DePauw Theatre has made efforts to incorporate alumni into their productions this season. This weekend, student actors will perform alongside Broadway star, David Cryer ’58. In addition to his film and television appearances, Cryer also performed in the national tour of The Phantom of the Opera from 2006 to 2011. In The Crucible, Cryer will play the deputy governor and his wife, Britt Swanson, will play a nurse. Local actors Larry Sutton, a former DePauw communications and theater professor, and Jack Randall Earles will also be performing. Junior Elise Lockwood, assistant director for The Crucible, said she was a little nervous about having so many guest stars in this show. “But it has been a fantastic experience, and the cast has re-

ally come together,” Lockwood said. Despite the collaboration with Broadway stars and local actors, Anthony recognizes that the performance schedule conflicts with Monon weekend. “Usually, one way or another, we have to have something over Monon because next week is Thanksgiving,” Anthony said. “It’s because our season is such that we need a certain amount of time between shows to build sets, and we need a certain amount of time when people get back to school to rehearse the first show.” Even with the busy weekend, freshman Nicole Taveras is still optimistic about the audience turnout. “I feel like Monon isn’t going to affect the audience the play receives,” Taveras said. “The performing arts are so popular at DePauw.” Taveras attended Thursday night’s opening performance for one of her classes. Anthony said she hopes the play, which she summarized by hysteria, greed, vengeance and sex, will influence students to think differently. She also wants it to create discussions of what, if anything, the characters have done wrong. Freshman Amen Galley has also made plans to attend the show. “In high school, we saw the movie version, so I’m excited to see the live, college-feel DePauw will give it,” Galley said. Traditionally, DePauw Theatre performances span from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon. But in response to the Monon game, there will be no performance of The Crucible on Saturday. “It’s difficult for the students who want be involved in the game and difficult for the cast and the crew who want to be involved in the game,” Anthony said. “We decided not to have the show on Saturday night.” While there will not be a show on Saturday, the cast will have a total of eight performances: Thursday through Friday, Nov. 8-9, Sunday, Nov. 11, and Tuesday through Saturday, Nov. 13-17.

Freshman Kristen Lang performs in Wednesday The Crucible. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

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John Proctor played by senior David Kunkel confronts the Deputy-Governor played by David Cryer ‘58 in DePauw Theater’s The Crucible rehearsal Wednesday night in Moore Theater. David Cryer, a former Broadway star and his wife Britt Swanson, a choreographer and actress, are both participating in the production. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

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The cast of the crucible during dress rehearsal this past Wednesday. HOANG NGUYEN / THE DEPAUW

The cast of The Crucible during dress rehearsal this past Wednesday. The show runs Thursday through next Sunday.


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Another large donation means continued campus progress We give a grateful shout out to Marshall Reavis ‘84 for his benevolence in donating $5 million to fund new soccer and lacrosse fields. This donation is particularly poignant for the athletic program. Athletic director Stevie Baker-Watson has mentioned time and time again the importance of turf fields for atletics. They are more presentable, easier to maintain and safer to play on. These fields will be a good start to improving the entire athletic complex. Reavis has also chosen two great sports to support. Both of our soccer teams have had a tremendous season. And both men’s and women’s lacrosse are now Division III teams and are recruiting heavily for the upcoming spring season. The new stadium will attract talented and committed athletes to DePauw, no doubt continuing to improve upon these teams. This is the third generous donation to the university in about a month, and we couldn’t be more thankful for these alumni’s efforts to continuing to improve our campus. Because of them, DePauw will be better, and we cannot wait to see the changes.

Students’ attempt to take back Bell shows school spirit, traditional grit This year, we would love our football team to bring home the Monon Bell by winning the game. But the alternative is to go over to Wabash and steal it. It has been a long-time tradition for both DePauw and Wabash students to attempt to steal the Bell from whoever possesses it at the time. Fifteen men on campus chose to do this last night. From a young age we’re taught — by our parents, by religious texts, by Barney — that stealing is wrong. But in this case, we don’t think so. We’re proud of these DePauw students because they stood up for DePauw last night, something that many students have neglected to do. It’s easy for us to look at our football team’s losing record, shrug our shoulders and give up on Tiger nation. These men’s actions were a glimmer of hope that school spirit still prevails at DePauw. Sure, the student’s actions we’re necessarily legal or an action that the administration can stand by. But we, as students, appreciate their grit and mischief. On that note, we would like to tell everyone to have fierce competitiveness against Wabash this weekend and fierce loyalty to DePauw. But do not do anything that represents our institution poorly (or at least worse than Wabash). Thank you, anonymous DePauw men. You reminded us all — DePauw never quits. email us at

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Happy B-Day Brian: Facebook and Monon BRIAN AUSTIN


heck your Facebook. How many people have a birthday today? Probably a ton, right? Well, isn’t that interesting. In the month of November, your Facebook is blowing up with friend’s birthdays. Why is this happening? Nine months prior to the month of November is the month of February. February has an awesome holiday called Valentine’s Day. I rest my case. When’s yours? In college, birthdays are a little different than before. You no longer have a party with your friends with a couple of two liters, some chips and parental supervision. You no longer sit in your living room while your family members watch you open gifts as you eagerly wait for the cake to make an appearance. You no longer wake up to a fresh breakfast made just for you by mom and dad. Instead, you wake up to a hundred Facebook notifications and a beer.

Speaking of Facebook, would you know all of your friend’s birthdays without it? Probably not. I am sure most of you have hundreds of friends with birthdays that you will never remember. Facebook is a helpful tool. It keeps things from being awkward at times. You forget your girlfriend’s birthday? No worries, Facebook has your back. Make that day her special day, but make sure to thank Facebook. Birthdays in college start like every other day: wake up, drag yourself to the shower, drag yourself to classes. You might get lucky and a couple of your closest friends will say a little something. But overall, it’s a day just like any other. When it’s your birthday and you’re in college, you might find yourself in a pickle. Your grandma sent your birthday gift three days early and you have a package at the Hub. Do you open it? It isn’t your birthday yet. Should you open it? I received two packages four days early, and I did not feel right opening them up. It wasn’t my birthday, so why should I open it? Still, I didn’t know what to do. I asked my mom and she said I had to wait. I needed to wait, she said.

Why are birthdays so important to us? It is the day that I came into the world. So every year I celebrate the anniversary of me. Sounds kind of selfish, right? Some people make a bigger deal out of their birthday than others. Some tell people three weeks before so that they can prepare or something, while others never say a word about their birthday, not even on their birthday. Birthdays in college are weird. I have a November birthday. Not only is it in November, it’s during Monon week. Monon is the most historic week for DePauw students, past and present. The DePauw/Wabash football rivalry is one of the oldest college football rivalries to date. It is something to be celebrated and something to be cherished. So have fun this weekend, stay responsible at the game, and make sure you say happy birthday to those you care about. I am sure their birthday is coming up soon. By the way, my birthday is today. — Austin is a sophomore from Terrace Park, Ohio, majoring in English writing.

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Monon: Be cautious, be ready, be there bite his tongue. I have had such positive experiences attending the previous two Monon Bell games. Based on my past experiences, I think it is appropriate for me to give you a few “do’s” for the crazy weekend ahead:


DO buy a ticket to the game. I have heard


oday I woke up to 17 text messages. No need to be jealous, I’m not that popular – 16 of them were from my housemates in our group text. The final text, however, was from a good friend of mine that goes to Wabash College. I know, I know. I shouldn’t be friends with the enemy, but in my defense we have been friends since high school. He said, “Hey Nicole, are you excited for Monon? I sure am! I’ve been thinking and maybe, after we win again, I will let you come over and touch the bell since you’ve never had the chance!” Something similar to this has happened each year since I’ve been going to DePauw, and all I have to say is that I’m so sick of the pompous remarks I get from my friend at Wabash before and after the Monon Bell Classic each year. Needless to say, we need to win and make him

a lot of people say they are going to the tailgate but not the game. The Monon Bell Game is one of our country’s top rivalries, and it’s so exciting. My freshman year, it was freezing and rainy. The weather was miserable. However, that year has been my favorite Monon so far. Make the most out of whatever conditions occur, don’t let a little rain stop you from making great college memories. DO plan ahead in terms of transportation for Saturday. My friends and I will be taking a bus, as will a lot of other people. The university, along with some fraternities, will be providing buses. Be sure to ask the fraternities first if you’re planning on getting a lift. However, if you really want to drive, be conscious of where you are allowed to park so your car doesn’t get towed, especially since parking is being more strictly monitored than in the past. Do some research ahead of time to find the designated DePauw parking.

DO be respectful to the people from Wabash you see or meet on Saturday. We are entering their territory, after all. My freshman year, I rode on a fraternity’s bus to the game. When we got to Wabash’s campus, a friend of mine decided to stick his head out of the window and scream “NERD,” along with other choice phrases, at each Wabash student he saw. While it was very funny, it was also not the nicest thing to do. So let’s keep this a friendly rivalry and be nice. DO be aware of your surroundings and what you are doing. Don’t lose your friends or wander off on your own. The chances of something serious happening are slim, but we’re also not in the safety of DePauw. Also know that excise will be there. DO call DePauw Public Safety if you run into any problems. They will have a unit over at Wabash on Saturday. Lastly, DO have fun and show school spirit! Let’s show these Wabash boys how awesome DePauw men and women are.

It was suggested by athletic director Stevie Watson-Baker that I vent my frustration with the Monon Bell Classic ticket sales to you. I graduated DePauw in 2001 and have not missed a Monon Bell game since 1997, even though I live in Colorado. To hear that students are missing the game makes me sick. Below is my plea to the DePauw community. Last week, I read in The DePauw that the Monon Bell Game had not sold out. This was a shock, as historically the game has almost always sold out in the first few days after tickets are released. It also made me extremely angry. The Monon Bell game rivalry can be said to be similar to others in college football. Two small schools, a university and a college, meet every year for the last game of the season, to play for a trophy. Although they would never admit it, this is because they envy our educational opportunities, our amazing campus and the fact we are coed. The Monon Bell

game truly is like no other. Many schools have slogans or mottos, “play like a champion today,” “win the day,” “war eagle,” etc . . . but DePauw’s is unique. DePauw’s specifically names our archenemy and asks, what have you done in your life today to beat anyone from Wabash College? You see, the saying doesn’t just apply to the preparation for a football game; it applies to the preparation for a successful life. If you are doing everything you can each and every day to “Beat Wabash,” you are doing the right thing. No matter what I am doing, as long as I am doing my best to beat a Wabash graduate in a similarly situated situation, I will be successful. This weekend marks one of those moments when you need to do your duty as a DePauw community member and attend the Monon Bell game. Don’t just go to the tailgate or go to the after party. Buy a ticket, go to the game. Support your Tigers, and support what is right.   — Brendan Rodman, ‘01 graduate

PHOTOPINION What’s your favorite Monon tradition? “I am looking forward to supporting both the football and cross country teams on Monon Weekend.”

ELLIOTT BROWNING, freshman “Making it to the free pancakes at the Hub.”

— Dobias is a junior from Fishers, Ind., majoring in communication and minoring in political science.


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR From an Alum: Go to the game


Art of Stepping gives back As a student of DePauw University, I would like to take this opportunity to inform you about a great event that recently occurred on campus throughout the month of October called Sneakers 2 Succeed Campaign. The Sneakers 2 Succeed campaign, operated by Art of Stepping®(AOS) and NBA Los Angeles Laker’s Chris Duhon’s Stand Tall Foundation(CDSTF) is a year long campaign that collects gently used or new sneakers for children in need in various markets throughout the United States. This year, the students of DePauw University joined the campaign and kicked it off in the state of Indiana, spearheaded by the Art of Stepping® Club with the sponsorship of several on as well as off campus communities After the 30-day challenge given to our state, we were able to secure 60+ pair sneakers to be donated to the Putnam County Family Support Services, which is an organization dedicated to providing ongoing effective programming for families in

need. It may seem as a small feat to most, but for us this was such a huge accomplishment for various reasons: We were able to give back to the Greencastle community and represent DePauw University, which is a small token for what this university has done for us. Allowed organizations, groups and students whom would never work together did for one cause greater then their organization. Allow us to see the importance of being part of a bigger community then just the DePauw campus. With this campaign, we were able to leverage this to promote the university nationally. As one of the founding members of the Art of Stepping, we knew that by bringing this club to campus, which is a national organization that teaches stepping through mathematical formulas while fighting childhood obesity, would bring national exposure to our school. Which at the end of the day is the institution we are embedded by. Thanking you in advance, — Jessica Ruiz sophomore

“The school spirit and the free long sleeve T-shirts.”

IFEOMA NWAEDOZIE, senior “The Monon game whichs brings out the great school spirit. Go DePauw!”


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15 TIGERS RECIEVE INDIVIDUAL NCAC RECOGNITIONS In what some say was the most successful DePauw Athletics weekend in school history, multiple players earned all-tournament team honors, all-NCAC honors and NCAC player of the week honors. Field hockey –  All-Tournament Team   Senior Margaret Ellis (also all tournament MVP) Freshman Grace Goodbarn  Junior Chelsea Cutler   Women’s soccer –  NCAC Player of the Week Sophomore Emma Cooper   All-NCAC Women’s Soccer Squad – First team: junior Angie Cotherman Second team: Senior Dana Sprague, senior Kat Wilson Honorable mention: Senior Emily White, sophomore Emma Cooper   Volleyball –  All-Tournament Team Freshman Faith Rolwes Freshman Keely McGrath   All-NCAC Volleyball squad – First team: sophomore Mary Kate Etling, freshman Faith Rolwes Honorable mention: freshman Keely McGrath, senior Katie Petrovich   Men’s soccer –  NCAC Player of the Week Senior Tony Halterman   All-NCAC Men’s Soccer squad First team: sophomore Andy Morrison, senior Andrew Desmarais Second team: junior George Elliott, senior Matt Schoenfeld, senior Tony Halterman Honorable mention: sophomore Nate Snyder, senior Dean Weaver


It’s a brick wall back there Some say that the true strength of DePauw field hockey isn’t its offense, but its defense By MICHAEL APPELGATE

You come to expect it: seniors Margaret Ellis and Bridgette Shamleffer, along with sophomores Maggie Campbell and Paige Henry, knocking the ball around in an opponent’s territory. At brief moments, the ball rolls back across midfield, and the others show their skill. Meet the players who are the backbone of the DePauw field hockey team (19-1), who opponents scheme against but come up empty. Juniors Chelsea Cutler, Sydney Sprawls and Taylor Helms anchor a backfield that one could describe as a brick wall. The trio, along with sophomore goalkeeper

Maggie Steele, have held opponents scoreless in 15 of the 20 total games this season. During one stretch, DePauw rattled off seven straight shutouts. What is even more impressive is that in seven different games this season, opponents have failed to produce even one shot against Steele. How is this happening? It all comes down to chemistry and unique defensive tactics. Cutler often drifts into the offense and then runs back to defend in the middle of the field. She is the first line of defense against passes in the middle of the field, and she backs up both Helms and Sprawls on the wings. Near the sidelines, Helms and Sprawls pressure opponents to take the ball

Junior Chelsea Cutler is a vital cog in the DePauw field hockey team’s defensive scheme. MICHAEL APPELGATE / THE DEPAUW

out wide, and block passes to the middle. They often win the ball on double-teams or in individual efforts. “We always talk before a game — it’s not just about a win, we want the shutout,” head coach Gina Wills said. “We take pride in that, and it starts with our forwards — they are very disruptive. Our midfield and our backs work so well together. When the ball is in our defensive end, it’s never there for very long. Once we win the ball back they can possess it out.” Sprawls and Helms are quick to credit the offense with their defensive success. Through many of DePauw’s shutouts, the defensive trio rarely saw any tests by an opposing offense because of intercepted passes from midfielders and forwards. But when an offense is creating chances – such as the NCAC title game last Saturday against Denison University — they rise to the occasion.  “Our defenders all play a different way,” sophomore forward Maggie Campbell said. “Chelsea is textbook, Sydney gets low to the ground for block tackles, and Taylor gives a little poke and weaves around. They are all so successful.” The different styles come together to wreak havoc on opponents’ game plans. “It’s the defense that really holds (DePauw) together,” said Brenda Meese, College of Wooster head coach. It’s a result of playing three years together in the back and knowing where they each will be at all times. “We’re really good at talking to the midfield and having them draw opponents to the sideline so they can’t make that middle pass,” Sprawls said. Added Wills: “While Maggie (Steele) doesn’t have a ton of saves, she does step up and clear the ball when we need her to. She is back there and communicating and telling them where to step and where we need to be.”  The defense will have to play at its best against Utica College (15-5), who topped Endicott College (15-5) in the first round of the NCAA Div. III playoffs Wednesday, 4-1. The Pioneers average a little more than three goals per game. “It seems like they fly to the ball really quickly, and they know where each other are and they move up the field really fast,” Helms said. The Tigers will play at Middlebury College in Vermont and test their mettle against the top schools in the country that play on the East Coast. In the second game of the season, against Lynchburg College, a school in Virginia, DePauw was handed its only loss of the season, 3-2. But in that game, the Tigers realized they could compete with East Coast talent. “There are a lot of different playing styles. It will be interesting to defend against a lot of different types of offense,” Sprawls said. “I’m a little bit nervous, but excited.”

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Tigers drown the Little Giants By KARA JACKSON

Senior Matt Kukurugya swims the 100 meter breaststroke Wednesday night against Wabash College. He took first. ASHLEY ISAAC / THE DEPAUW

Junior Jack Burgeson was just happy to beat Wabash College. But his team did more than that — the Tigers more than doubled the Little Giant’s score Wednesday evening to make for an exciting start to this weekend’s athletic events. “It’s always exciting to go against your rivals,” Burgeson said. “There’s a lot of energy on deck during the meet, and they had a lot of students in the stands. It was great to come out and show them DePauw swimming was there to take control.” The men’s swimming team (5-0) beat Wabash 196-84 to record 21 straight dual meet wins for DePauw.

The meet started out with a first place finish in the 200-yard medley relay. Sophomore Alex Alfonso, senior Matt Kukurugya, junior Matt Gleason, and Burgeson finished with a time of 1:36.15 and also placed first in their individual events. Gleason also finished first in the 100 butterfly (52.05) and the 200 fly (1:55.64). Alfonso won 100 backstroke with a time of 53.86. Kukurugya took first in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.42). Burgeson, with a time of 48.83, won the 100 freestyle. “A swimmer who is really quietly having a great season is Burgeson,” head coach Adam Cohen said. “He is a twoyear all-American for us, but he’s really beginning to develop into a commanding presence in his own events.” Sophomore Casey Hooker dominated long distance, winning the 500 with

a 4:42.76 finish and 1,000 free with a time of 9:52.33. Freshman Alex Grissom placed first with a time of 1:44.14 in the 200 free. The 400 freestyle relay team of Grissom, Hooker, Alfonso and Burgeson took first with a time of 3:09.27. “I think last night what we are beginning to see is our depth,” Cohen said. “Our A, B and C relays all posted some great times.” Cohen was just as excited about the win as the swimmers, but said their goal is bigger than the dual meets. DePauw will be back at Wabash again Nov. 16 and 17 for the Wabash Invitational. “I think it’s always fun to beat Wabash, but what we’re preparing for isn’t the next meet, but the end of the year,” Cohen said. “What we get now is a nice stretch of good hard, training to clean up some things.”

Droddy pursuing great heights DePauw’s most-decorated distance runner isn’t done yet By GRANT WALTERS

Senior Noah Droddy has been the poster child for the DePauw men’s cross country team for the past three years, qualifying for nationals in 2010, receiving All-American nominations in 2011 and finishing this year in the top two for his last three regular-season races. But, just like for any athlete, success and inspiration started much earlier than that. Mentors like head coach Kori Stoffregen and graduates from past teams have inspired his stellar performances over the years. “I’ve always been fortunate to have great influences in my life,” Droddy said. “My freshman year, we had six seniors that I looked up to, now, they’re still some of my best friends.” With his last NCAA regional meet Saturday at Anderson University, Droddy will cherish the last few practices he will have with the people he has shared his past four years with. “When I look back I won’t remember the individual things, but just going to practice with all of my best friends,” he said. “I’ll miss the experience more than any particular moment.” Regarding Stoffregen, coach of both teams for the past 16 years, Droddy maintains a “weird relationship” with him. “We kind of understand each other, we don’t necessarily have to talk all the time, but we have this kind of inherent connection,” Droddy said. “I know what he expects.

He has a way of pushing you without a lot of pressure. I follow his lead.” Chasing his third NCAA national meet appearance, Droddy has bigger plans then just another solid performance. Since the beginning, he’s eyed a National Championship. “I think that’s something he has wanted to do, he does have that type of potential,” Stoffregen said. Added Droddy: “I’m really hoping this is the year that I look back on and think ‘wow, everything went right that year,’ and try to leave a mark on the program. To kind of submit a legacy, I want people to see my name on a list 10 years from now and say ‘that guy gave everything he had and he did some impressive things.’” When asked about his future with running, Droddy mentioned long-term goals of running marathons and qualifying for Olympic trials. Runners generally peak in their late 20s, and with only four years of solid training, he doesn’t feel he has reached his body’s limit yet. “He’s going to have a lot of gas in the tank after his career,” Stoffregen said. “If he has that motivation and interest to continue running, I think he could and continue to get better.” Could he ever give it up? Not likely. “Running has meant everything to me, at this point it’s totally engrained in who I am and how I live,” Droddy said. “It’s a huge part of my identity on this campus. What I’m trying to do now is to put some finishing touches on a career, and I’m excited to do it.”

Senior cross country runner, Noah Droddy. PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA STRIGGO

The DePauw | Friday, November 9, 2012  
The DePauw | Friday, November 9, 2012  

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