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Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Upsilon win criterium races, Forrest Kunkel and Maggie Anderson take gold for street sprints windy time trials manageable and the criterium race so thrilling from a spectator’s point of view.” Participants also agreed that the events of Little 5 went well. “I was so happy that I didn’t wreck, relieved that it was over,” said Sprawls of her win on Saturday. It was just such a great environment— everyone was cheering.” Sprawls, who was also a member of the winning Kappa Alpha Theta team, said that a large part of the race involved teamwork: specifically, a paceline. “You use about 30 percent less energy if the wind is being blocked for you, so the person in front of you is using the most energy,” she said. “We all just didn’t want to have to do all the work. There was a lot of working together between The Little 5 riders turn the corner onto Hannah Street Saturday afternoon at the men’s criterium race. CHRISTA houses.” SCHROEDEL / THE DEPAUW Sprawls estimated that at one point there were around ten women from a mix of and sophomore Keegan Rudman took second teams working together to form a paceline. In fact, By NETTIE FINN and third, respectively, while senior Allison Kirby this strategy worked for Sprawls herself up until and sophomore Keely McFall finished up behind there were close to only four laps remaining in the firstname.lastname@example.org Sprawls. race. The approaching end of the race combined The top four in the men’s street sprints were with the crashes caused the paceline to disinteJunior Forrest Kunkel, junior Maggie Anderson, senior Patrick Nielson and senior Sydney Sprawls Kunkel, senior Ryan Heeb, junior Philip Gastineau grate. took home a gold medal as Little 5 festivities raced and Nielsen. The women’s street sprint finalists “I knew that I couldn’t just sprint,” Sprawls said. were Anderson, sophomore Caroline Maloney, “I had to start ramping the speed up with about a to a close this weekend. The teams from Kappa Alpha Theta and Delta Kirby and junior Ella Smoot. lap and a half to go because I knew if it came down In an email yesterday, Little 5 co-chair Laura to a sprinting race I knew was going to lose.” Upsilon won the women’s and men’s criterium Guild expressed her thanks to riders and particiraces, respectively. An indication of a race well cycled was the zero Sprawls and Nielsen took first place individu- pants for the success of the races. hospital visits due to racing injuries, Guild said. “You all really out-did yourselves this year,” she However, it does not follow that there were no ally in the women’s and men’s criterium races, and Kunkel and Anderson won the men’s and women’s wrote. “We are so proud of how well you all did and wrecks. the effort you put into training. Your energy made street sprints. There were four non-finishers for Saturday’s For the men’s criterium, junior Dustin Query Street Sprints so exciting to watch, the freezing and
criterium races: senior George Morrison and junior Casey Hooker for the men and seniors Erin Komornik and Ivonne Martinez for the women. Though Sprawls managed to stay upright for the entire race, she was near two crashes and did worry about her safety. Sophomore Mateusz Kosciuk, a member of Delta Upsilon’s winning team, was not so fortunate. “I crashed within the first ten laps,” he said. “And then I got a two lap penalty because when I crashed, I basically slid out on some gravel, had to go change out both my tires. and then we only had front tires. Someone had to go run for a tire. Basically, I got really side tracked.” While normally a wreck would mean the rider sits out the remainder of the lap and then jumps back into their part of the pack when the riders looped back around, Kosciuk’s problems with his tires meant he was given an extra two laps to ride instead. However, Kosciuk still managed to finish. “At least I didn’t get a concussion,” Kosciuk said in a joking reference to George Morrison, who had what was perhaps the most memorable crash of Saturday when he rode into an ambulance. “Got concussed this year during Little 5,” Morrison wrote in a Sunday Facebook status update. “Don’t worry I am ok. Moral of the story is….If you are going to wreck….1) make sure it is as grandiose as possible and 2) If you are going to run head first into a vehicle, do what I did and run into an ambulance. The EMT’s response time will be so much quicker.” Overall, however, Guild is excited about the way things went, both during Friday’s street sprints and Saturday’s criterium races. She said that she and her fellow co-chair, Jordan Bantista, continue to look towards the future and next year’s races. A Little 5 trike Race for students at local elementary schools could be in the future. “For Jordan and I, this year was all about figuring out the ins and outs of Little 5 for ourselves,” she said. “We did a lot of digging in order to figure out how to put on a successful Little 5. Jordan and I are so proud of this year’s Little 5.”
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In a matter of weeks, after serving as Sustainability Director for six years at DePauw, Carol Steele will retire at the end of this academic year. She and her husband, Director of the Prindle Institute for Ethics Bob Steele, are set to move to Colorado once the year wraps up in order to spend more time with their children and grandchildren. “I don’t like the ‘r’ word as they refer to it,” Steele said of retirement. “Well I don’t know exactly what the next part of my life is going to be. It’s been a great experience [at DePauw].” The Sustainability Director position was created for Steele, and contracts are in the works for current Assistant Sustainability Director Anthony Barrata to take her place next year. “We’re in negotiations for me to become the director, so that has not happened yet but we’re discussing it,” Barrata said. Despite her aversion to the word ‘retirement,’ Steele is proud of the work that she has done here and she is grateful for all that she has been able to do at DePauw. “I think I have been most appreciative for the opportunities which have been given to me here,” she said. “I’ve done a lot, helped people write proposals, helped students on academic probation or having other issues in their lives. I think it has been very rewarding and satisfying.” Steele has also been involved in starting up a lot of ‘green’ initiatives on campus, according to Barrata. As sustainability director, one of Steele’s major initiatives has been the campus farm, which has been in operation since last year. The farm supplies the university with fresh vegetables, and students and faculty volunteer to cultivate the plants. “The campus farm would not exist without Carol Steele,” Barrata said. “We worked very hard on coordinating a plan and figuring out our carbon footprint.” Senior Allison Orjala has been interning as an ITAP intern for the Office of Sustainability for three years, and she believes Steele to be one of the most inspirational figures she has encountered at DePauw. “Carol [Steele] is a wonderful human being to work with,” Orjala said. “She’s really supportive, really passionate about the things that she does. She doesn’t Brian Casey @PresidentCasey
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Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku began the final Ubben Lecture of the year by introducing himself as being on New York’s 100 smartest people list. However, Kaku also noted that Madonna is on the same list. The lecture was held last night in the Green Center for The Performing Arts’ Kresge Hall and contained a mostly-full crowd. Besides sharing information in his new book “The Future of The Mind,” he also cracked many jokes, which the crowd responded instantly to. “I think Professor Kaku has some of the best ‘dad’ jokes ever,” senior Matt Haeske said, “and it makes me understand science better.” Kaku didn’t just use jokes to get across his points more effectively, but he discussed why we think jokes are funny. “Why is a joke funny?” Kaku asked. “Well if you think about it, a joke is funny because you
hear the joke, and then you mentally complete the punch line by yourself. You have no choice. Your brain is hardwired to complete the punch line, and then when the punch line is different, you laugh, that’s why things are funny.” Kaku lectured a wide range of topics such as the future for MRIs, the progression of mental illnesses, Asperger’s syndrome, Internet contact lenses and Einstein’s brain. Many of his ideas involved complex computer programing that the future might bring with further technological research. First-year Danielle Dattilio said the talk was interesting. “I actually took a winter term neuroscience class so that really hit me hard,” Dattilio said after the lecture. “The contact lenses are just like boggling my mind right now.” Kaku discussed his opinion on consciousness and how it connects to his physics ideas. “I believe that there’s a continuum,” Kaku said. “Even animals, I believe, have consciousness, a different form of consciousness. For
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just pick up a project just because.” Orjala referenced Steele’s work on the campus farm as an example of a project that Steele is passionate about and that she puts her heart and soul into. Other projects that Steele has spearheaded include getting rental bikes on campus for students to check out and the energy wars competition, in which Greek chapters and dorms compete for a threeweek period to determine who can conserve the most energy. She also wrote a grant in order to put recycling bins in all of the Greek houses, and she was a leader in bringing the Environmental Fellows program to DePauw, according to Barrata. One of the newer programs that Steele has instilled Sustainability Director Carol Steele, who has contributed much to is the ‘move out program,’ campus--including writing a grant to put recycling bins in all Greek which allows students to do- houses, taking a leadership role in bringing the Environemental Felnate items that they no longer lows program to DePauw and initiatiing the campus farm, will retire need and do not want to take at the end of this academic year. PHOTO COURTESY OF DEPAUW.COM home with them at the end of the year. Instead of cluttering a great conversationalist, and that comes out in her up the dumpsters and landfills, these items are do- relationships.” nated to Putnam County Family Support Services, the Both Barrata and Orjala agree that Steele will be human society, senior centers and more. This year the missed. As a senior, Orjala is excited to begin the next goal is to donate items to 100 families. phase of her life at the same time that the Steeles are “We’ll have these raised recycling boxes,” Barrata beginning theirs. said. “They will go to the dorms tomorrow and pick “I can’t imagine DePauw without them,” she said. up will start a week from tomorrow.” “Without the Steeles, without Carol, without Bob, my Orjala said Steele has not just helped DePauw in DePauw experience would have been completely difterms of starting environmental initiatives, however. ferent, so for that reason I’m really glad that I’m leavShe believes that Steele’s interaction with students ing at the same time they are.” has made her just as effective at her job as any of the While Steele said that she will miss DePauw, she tangible work that she has done. is excited for the next chapter of her life, and she is “Through her personal experiences she tries to proud of the mark that she will be leaving on DePfind that connection with whoever she’s working auw’s campus. with,” Orjala said. “Carol Steele loves to talk. She is
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When it comes to Lana Del Rey’s music, most people tend to have a strong feeling: they love it or they hate it. Whatever your side may be, the fact of the matter is she’s at it again. Her newest single, “West Coast,” reached audiences a little more than two weeks ago. Her new album, “Ultraviolence,” was rumored to drop May 1, but has yet to come out. While she hasn’t released an official album since January 2012, her fan base has been growing. She has been very smart with keeping her audiences amused by releasing new singles for movies such as “Young and Beautiful” for “The Great Gatsby” and “Once Upon a Dream” for “Maleficent.” Another interesting thing that happened with Del Rey: over 150 of her unreleased songs are floating around the internet. Some are from her days before she went big. Others are rumored to be on “Ultraviolence.” Her first album, “Born to Die,” hit it big in the United Kingdom, climbing to No. 2 on the charts. In the states, it was more popular in the indie crowds when it first crossed the Atlantic. Over time, it’s following grew a little, but it wasn’t until the remix of her song, “Summertime Sadness,” became popular in clubs in 2013 that she gained most of her fans in the United States. Del Rey released a 30-minute short film, “Tropico,” in
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December 2013. The video combines three of her previously released songs, “Body Electric,” “Gods and Monsters” and “Bel Air.” The film was extremely mystical and featured the theme of Adam and Eve combined with the “sins” of today, such as stripping and drug use. Since its release on YouTube, “Tropico” has gotten over three million views. Her fan base has grown immensely. In her San Francisco show, crowds went crazy at her older songs. When she sang, “West Coast,” witnesses report fans attempting to get so close to the stage that people were trampled, caught between the stage and the crowd. While the exact release date of “Ultraviolence” isn’t clear, Lana Del Rey has released several statements about its sound. In a statement released on Twitter, Del Rey said, “It is absolutely gorgeous–darker than the first–so it’s almost unlistenable and wrong.” Her song “West Coast” proves her statement. The new single features a beachy, 1960s feel with a mixture of soothing lyrics and cooing, signature “Ohh Babies” mixed in. It focuses on the ending of a relationship and a new chapter in her life. With the release of her new album, Del Rey has also released the dates for her 2014 United States tour, which can be found online at idolator.com. The campaign for “Ultraviolence” is already in the making, with billboards popping up all around New York. Though there is no way of knowing when it will drop, fans will certainly be waiting for her sophomore album, and we can’t wait to see how “wrong” it is.
The future of the Triple Crown hangs in the traditions BY TYLER MURPHY firstname.lastname@example.org
While Little 5 was the biggest race on campus this weekend, “The longest two minutes in sports” also ran this weekend. This weekend marked the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby, with California Chrome pulling the victory. California Chrome was the clear favorite in the eyes of handicappers and ended up coming in almost a horse ahead of its closest competition. The horse was purchased for a mere $10,000, a rarity in today’s racing industry. While California Chrome pedigree was that of an unlikely victor, his Derby win was impressive. He left a big question in the minds of the racehorse minded: can California Chrome pull a Triple Crown victory? A horse achieves The Triple Crown when it wins three races consecutively, beginning with the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The horse then competes in the Preakness at
Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore and ends with the Belmont Stakes in New York. While the Triple Crown is highly sought after, it has only been achieved 10 times since its naming, the last time in 1978 with Affirmed. Because of its rarity, it has become known as one of sports’ most sought after prizes. Unfortunately, however, it is becoming more and more difficult to win, with many experts claiming it is impossible to achieve in today’s racing culture. The reason for the impossibility is horse racing’s gradual shift from being all about racing to all about breeding. As soon as a horse wins, it is immediately bred in an attempt to create faster horses down the road. The problem here is that there is an uncanny amount of fast horses, with little stamina and more chance of injury. Mix these factors in with the increase in specialized drugs, and you have a plethora of quick, yet easily disposable horses. This was greatly exhibited by the tragedy of the 2006 Derby winner, Barbaro. Barbaro swept the competition in the first stop en route to the Triple
Crown, but in the Preakness struck disaster when the horse fell, broke his leg and died of its injuries. Last year’s Derby winner, I’ll Have Another, won the Preakness as well but was scratched from the Belmont because of injuries in practice. Many believe the fact that the races are so close together, a mere two weeks, could be part of the problem. Spacing the races further apart could give the horses time to catch their breath, per say. While the traditional two week spacing would be hard to change since it is a large part of the racing community, it could be one of the only options if we want to see the return of a Triple Crown any time soon. The industry sure won’t be changing, as it has become a multi-million dollar sport with speed being the main concern of owners. With the types of horses being bred this-day-inage, stamina just doesn’t seem to be in the picture anymore. For now, the Triple Crown seems a thing of the past. PHOTO COURTESY OF USATODAY.COM
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Cheers, Tears and Jeers Cheers to students starting The Movement. Tears to directors and professors leaving. Jeers to non-transparent decisions.
Cheers to Pizza Dude and all student entrepreneurs. Tears to losing the Monon Bell....Again. Jeers to making Merit Scholarships more difficult to get. Cheers to Meyer’s Market opening. Tears to Hoods and Capers closing. No more dollar drink night. Jeers to Bottom’s Ups. Heard you have strippers. Cheers to the DESPY’S. Tears to the long polar vortex. Jeers to winter term cancellelations. Thanks DePauwcalypse 2. Cheers to the women’s basketball team’s long winning streak. Tears to snapping the streak. Jeers to on-going construction.
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Cheers to getting a new food provider with healthier choices. Tears to the bugs we found in our food. Jeers to inconvient hours.
Cheers to the Guest Artist Series. Tears to Blake Mycoskie cancelling his Ubben Lecture. Jeers to students who don’t take advantage. Cheers to big events that bring the campus together. Tears to sexual assault and other violent crimes on campus. Jeers to having to pick between studying for finals and Little 5. Cheers to Walker Cup winner Sandy Tran and Ferid Murad Medal winner Samantha Anderson. Tears to the Class of 2014 graduating, and losing the five seniors on staff at The DePauw. Jeers to the fake The DePauw Twitter account. Cheers to The DePauw winning awards.
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ome of us are employed. Some of us are headed to teach English in foreign lands or work for government programs like Teach for America or Americorps. Others are off to bolster undergraduate degrees at graduate school. But the rest of us are freaking out – and rightfully so. An article published last week by CNNMoney warned the class of 2014 to “get ready for a rocky job market.” The percentage of “disconnected youth,” or college grads that are neither in school nor working, is at 11 percent. This statistic is discouraging to those of us who are tirelessly and urgently searching for a job. The frustration stemming from the job search (or those “Itold-you-so” remarks from the baby boomers and generation X) calls for some self-reflection from the unemployed, indebted students. We wonder, was the cost of a liberal arts degree worth it? The cost of a four-year degree from DePauw University is up to $216,104. While this amount does not take into account financial aid or scholarships, its face value still begs the question: did we really take the “impractical” route to career/economic success? We’ve been told that students graduating with “practical,” or professional/pre-professional degrees are much more likely to be employed upon graduation than liberal arts students with “impractical” ones. A recent study conducted by the Association of American Colleges & Universities, however, uses US Census data to prove that
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this contrast is overplayed. Students graduating with professional degrees face an unemployment rate of 4.2 percent, while those of us with a liberal arts degree face one of 5.3 percent, a one percent difference. The same study proves that by our mid-50s we, as liberal arts majors, will be making more money than those with professional or pre-professional degrees (on average). In other words, economic success may be more of a marathon than a sprint. The liberal arts degree ages well. If you’re feeling impatient, though, perhaps you should consider the other values of a liberal arts education – or remember why you might have picked DePauw in the first place. By nature, a liberal arts education is broad and diverse. No matter what you’ve studied here or what classes you took in order to fulfill your Q, S and W requirements, it’s important to remember that you’ve acquired analytical skills, the ability to communicate more effectively (thank your professors for that participation requirement), the capacity to think critically and, perhaps, sustained many interests in different disciplines. The liberal arts students have every one else beat when it comes to meeting employers’ expectations. Some of the world’s most successful people graduated with liberal arts degrees. Steve Ellis, CEO of Chipotle, was an art history major with no formal education in business. Mitt Romney majored in English. Jon Stewart studied psychology. J.K. Rowling graduated with a degree in French. These distinguished individuals studied their interests and banked on social skills and a broad knowledge of other fields to come out on top. The job search (or the search for the right job) is long – on average it takes about seven months. There’s no refuting that the class of 2014 is entering a competitive market. But to believe the nay-sayers, to think that our education here wasn’t actually worth it, is a conclusion drawn based on our desire for instant gratification. With a little patience and trial-and-error, we’re going to be alright. -Strader is a senior art history major from Danville, Ill.
n my time at DePauw University, I’ve witnessed countless efforts to encourage safe alcohol consumption on our campus. I’ve seen research teams assembled to assess the inner workings of the party culture. They’ve created demonstrations like Party House for students that give a peek at the dangers and woes of drinking gone wrong. So why are students still going to the hospital and being charged by Community Standards? Why are students still being unsafe? Part of the problem is the taboo surrounding the issue of recreational drugs on our campus. Specifically, the illegality. Because students are fearful of getting caught, they’re running from police, fleeing from authority and those who partake in these activities become rulebreakers in the process. In the PAUW class (Peers Advocating University Wellness), students, regardless of school status or gender, are placed in a group therapy session to discuss how they ended up under inspection from Community Standards and how they can go about changing their behavior. It’s basically a discussion to encourage not getting in trouble. When marijuana is introduced in the PAUW class, stereotypes are analyzed and health information is discussed. When the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington and the decriminalization in other states is in-
changes. Well, in Indiana it’s illegal and at DePauw that law has to be enforced. But isn’t the underage drinking that DePauw more or less condones (i.e. not requiring fraternities to check IDs to enter parties) also illegal? DePauw University works diligently to address concerns pertaining to substance abuse and misuse on the campus, but focus almost entirely on alcohol. Meanwhile, programming neglects to acknowledge the complicated underground drug trade the university experiences, and most likely has experienced for years. Another issue is ignorance of the drug culture on behalf of members of the community. RAs, mentors and every student or professor on campus should be made aware of the dangers of all drugs, not just booze. They should be made aware of safe drug practices, not shown examples of unsafe practices. DePauw Public Safety needs to change its current efforts regarding the penalization of students who use these substances. Perhaps they should invest in efforts to educate rather than ignoring the subject altogether. Prevention, not disciplinary action, is the only way to make the students on campus safe. Just as they discourage the use of hard alcohol in fraternities, they should also acknowledge the dangers of the underground drug culture. I think the university needs to employ new vocabulary surrounding the drug issue on campus. DePauw needs to adopt open communication and educate the community on safe drug, not just safe drinking, practices. — Dickman is a senior English writing major from Zionsville, Ind.
or the last four years, I have enjoyed all that Greencastle has to offer–most notably, DePauw University and the events that the school puts on for its students and the community at large. I’ve been to senior readings for English majors, past commencement addresses, Ubben Lectures, School of Music concerts and free low-budget action movies at Ashley Square Cinema. I have enjoyed each and every event I have attended. Being able to leave DePauw saying that I have seen and heard some of the brightest minds in academics, business and politics will undoubtedly be one of the memories I will cherish for the rest of my life and something that DePauw, as an institution, has clearly worked very hard to put on for its students. With all that being said, and this is certainly not an indictment on past speakers or commencement addresser, this years choice of Kal Penn was as shocking as it was refreshing for me as a senior at DePauw. While I have loved the lectures and commencements I have attended, they all seem to have one thing in common: a lack of creativity or originality when compared to their peers from earlier years. Plenty of insight can be gained by my generation from the words and life-experiences of our elders,
but the choice of Penn was not only a breath of fresh-air but also a display that DePauw is actively trying to rebrand itself. Kal Penn, who first made a name for himself as a co-star in the stoner comedy franchise Harold and Kumar, has proven to have a lot more substance than his Kumar counterpart would lead you to believe. Penn has served as the associate director of in the White House Office of Public Engagement since 2009, preceded by a stint on Barack Obama’s National Arts Committee. While none of these positions might seem as prestigious as co-CEO of Teach for America, like last year’s commencement speaker, Elisa Villanueva Beard. Penn is both a big name with an accomplished background to backup his fame as a television and film star. At the end of the day, commencement is about congratulating the newly graduated class. It is about marking the time for them to head out into the “real-world”–a “real world” that we have all been dreading to a certain degree since we were first led around campus as a class in August 2010. While I am not speaking for my entire class, I am glad that we have not only a young, accomplished, well-known individual leading us through our commencement ceremony, but I am excited that it’s someone that demonstrates that DePauw realizes that some of us are more inclined to have a commencement with a slightly lighter tone.
hateful language. Thankfully, someone reported it to Public Safety and the board was immediately removed. However, I am uncertain how long the hurtful messages were displayed and how many people read those words, perhaps making them feel marginalized, unwelcome and unsafe in their own community. For this, I am truly sorry. As a representative of the Compton Center for Peace and Justice, I would like to apologize to the members of the DePauw and Greencastle community who were hurt in this act of vandalism; I am sorry for the pain this has caused you. If you have been affected by this incident and want to express your con-
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LETTER TO THE EDITOR Recently, the Compton Center for Peace and Justice displayed three chalkboards on campus with the phrase “Before I Die I Want To/Will…” inviting members of our community to share their hopes, dreams, and aspirations. The Compton Interns and I agreed that this public art project would be the perfect endof-the-semester event because it was interactive and encouraged people to think about what’s most important to them in a fun, creative way. There were two boards placed in Academic Quad and one board across from Bowman Park on Hanna Street. Unfortunately, over last weekend, the chalkboard by Bowman Park was defaced with inappropriate,
cerns and thoughts, please contact me. You may also contact Vince Greer, who heads the Bias Incident Response Team (BIRT) and is currently investigating this matter further. The Compton Center will continue its work in fighting injustices and oppression faced by many in our community. In the fall, we will address this incident again focusing on the ways we can unify and strengthen the bonds between us. Valerie Rudolph Compton Center for Peace and Justice
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Men’s LAX ends season on down tone By ERIC ST. BERNARD firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tigers men’s lacrosse team lost to Beloit College, 10-14, Saturday, closing their season on a nine-game losing streak. The four-point difference was the closest score the Tigers have had since a 13-17 loss against Illinois Wesleyan University on March 20. The Tigers’ last
“I’m extremely excited and motivated for next season.” - Eric Speer, first-year
win of their 2014 season came two days after in a 19-5 trumping at Hiram College. Since then, the Tigers have lost handily to Whittier College, Dominican University, Denison University, the College of Wooster, Ohio Wesleyan University, Oberlin College, Wittenberg University and Kenyon College. Last weekend’s loss against Beloit was the Tigers’ sixth loss in conference play. The Tigers are in a competitive North Coast Athletic Conference, including the undefeated Denison University Big Red (17-0) and the second seeded Ohio Wesleyan, who ended the season with a 12-3 record. “Having such tenured teams in our conference forces us to grow up quick,” said first-year defender AJ Schlaff. Last week, the Tigers watched from home as Denison won the NCAC Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Championship. The Big Red beat Ohio Wesleyan 14-5 in Granville, Ohio, giving them an
automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Tournament. With the Tigers season over, they can only hope to be in a similar position as Denison next season. However, with a Tigers program that has only two years of experience, the top of the NCAC conference may be a ways away. In their matchup with Denison, the Tigers were shut out 21-0. Even with the lopsided score, the Tigers unit says they saw their gains. Nevertheless, some players are honest about their disappointing season. “We didn’t really reach our expectations this season,” said first-year attacker Adam Bridges. “We wanted to be at .500, and we didn’t reach that goal. The fan support was good though, we had an okay showing for most games.” Last season, the Tigers went 0-14, which included being outscored 10 - 67 in their last three games. Because the majority of this year’s Tigers roster is first-years, the Tigers’ three wins this year could be marked as a start. “Adjusting to the speed of the game was my biggest lesson [this season],” said Schlaff. “It was strange going from playing 16 year olds in high school, to playing twenty something men in college.” Two days ago, the Tigers received good individual performance news from the NCAC when first-year defender Eric Speer was named an honorable mention for the All-NCAC Team Selections. The individual gain is enough for the Tigers to look forward to next season. “I’m extremely excited and motivated for next season,” said Speer. “It was an honor to be recognized as by the NCAC... But, none of this could have happened without the help and support of everyone on the team. We worked extremely well as a team this year and I can only see that continuing as we mature as individuals.”
TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Golf goes to NCAA...Again By ERIC ST. BERNARD email@example.com
For the thirteenth year in a row, the Tigers women’s golf team is headed to the NCAA Division III Championship. The Tigers earned their bid over the weekend when they won the North Coast Athletic Conference Women’s Golf Championship. DePauw shot a 638, which put them in first place over Wittenberg University and Allegheny College, who came in second and third place, respectively. The 13 consecutive NCAA appearances have all come under head coach Vince Lazar, who is in his 16th season as coach of both the men’s and women’s teams. “The 13 year stretch says that the program is very strong and will continue to be strong,” said senior Kelsey Smith. “DePauw will continue to bring in strong players and develop them.” This season’s NCAC Championship was held over two weeks, with DePauw hosting the first weekend and Wabash College hosting the second weekend of play. This weekend’s results combined with last week’s first and second rounds of the NCAC Championship events. DePauw finished first in the previous rounds as well. In first and second round action, the course required long putts from the participants. In rounds three and four, they played a shorter course that demanded more accuracy on the green. All rounds combined, DePauw finished with a four-round 1279, with senior golfer Paige Gooch scoring a 305 in all rounds. “Its been a goal of mine to win conference, and most importantly, for the team to get there,”
said Gooch. “After a great first weekend, I knew if I kept doing what I was doing, I’d be in a good position. I knew pars win tournaments, and not to do anything risky.” For the second year in a row, Gooch was awarded Conference Player of the Year. “To be named Player of the Year, it’s remarkable,” said Gooch. “It’s humbling to be in this position.” Gooch is finishing her DePauw career with two consecutive Conference Player of the Year awards. In addition, Gooch won NCAC Player of the Year last year and was an All-NCAC First Team Selection for two consecutive seasons. In her freshman year, Gooch had one of the most successful inaugural seasons in Tiger history. Gooch was named SCAC Player of the Year, All-SCAC First Team Selection and received an All-SCAC Academic Honor Roll award. Four years later, and now as a captain of her Tigers program, Gooch will find herself on the same Florida golf course, Mission Inn Resort, competing for an NCAA championship. “The course is fun, but it can be tricky,” said Gooch. “The biggest thing is getting our t-shots into play and continuing work on our putting. We’ve been staying patient, and I think thats really going to play in our favor.” Smith, who also entered the program in 2010, earned an All-NCAC First Team selection this season and finished the NCAC nament in fourth place with a score of 319. For Gooch and Smith, the only two seniors on the team, they have almost reached the fairytale ending of their DePauw golf careers. “The perfect end would be winning the team championship,” said Smith, “and enjoying my last four rounds of collegiate golf.”
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Top 10 Tiger athletes of Spring 2014
The men’s track team placed sixth overall at the NCAC conference championships this weekend thanks in part to conference champion pole-vaulter, senior Kyle Mackey. “It feels awesome to represent DePauw and a dream come true for myself,” said Mackey. “I’ve worked so hard and sacrificed so much to have this opportunity.” Mackey capped off an impressive career with his second conference title in addition to his conference runner-up performance last season. Mackey’s top height of 15-5 propelled him to the win as
junior Aaron Krabill finished with a top height of 13-11.25. “The team was there to take care of business,” said Mackey, “It’s the last opportunity of the year to prove something to yourself or your team; you want to end on your best effort. I was so proud of our guys team, we wanted to achieve better than our seventh overall team seed and we did that and some, even surprised a few of us.” Other top contributors include junior Amen Galley who took second in the long jump and sophomore Marcus Dozier who took third in shot put. The Tigers finished the competition behind conference champions Wabash College and Ohio Wesleyan University.
The women’s team also saw players bring home success. Celia Kauth led the Tigers with a conference victory in the high jump. Sophomore Maggie Royalty took third in the 100-meter dash as well. “Winning conference was one of my goals for this season, and making it to the podium was very exciting,” Kauth said. “I finished second place in the high jump last year, which made the victory this year even sweeter.” Depth proved to be a problem for the Tigers this year, however, as most of the points were scored by these top finishers. Contributions also came from sophomore Heather O’Brien as she finished fifth in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:50.69 and eighth in the 5,000-meter run with a
time of 18:09.26. Senior Katie Doron also furthered the Tigers’ cause with her seventh place finishes in the 1,500-meter and 800-meter runs with times of 4:53.15 and 2:23.02 respectively. “Katie ran a fierce race in the 800-meter prelims,” Kauth said. “Watching her finish her career on such a strong set of races was incredible.” With the success found this year at conference, the Tigers have set a precedent for the future that they could be contenders in the conference with many of their top contributors returning next season.
By ERIC ST. BERNARD and JACOB LYNN firstname.lastname@example.org
MEN’S BASKETBALL, JUNIOR
MEN'S TENNIS, SENIOR
MEN’S BASKETBALL, SENIOR
MEN'S TENNIS, SENIOR
With still two seasons left at DePauw, infielder Linsey Button has plenty of time to improve on her already solid statistics. In her second season with the Tigers, the sophomore has a .331 batting average while blasting five home runs and driving in 29 runs. After helping DePauw win the NCAC tournament title, Button looks to lead the DePauw offense into the NCAA Division III Championship.
Kopecky closes out his DePauw career with another solid season. He and doubles partner Sam Miles played huge roles in helping the Tigers advance to the NCAC tournament championship. Kopecky finishes with over 70 wins in doubles competitions.
Wilkison made sure his last season with the Tigers was a successful one. He averaged 11.3 points per game, including a 26 point outburst against rival Wabash Little Giants in late January. Wilkison, who broke DePauw’s single season free throw percentage record (.92 percent), was named to the All NCAC Second Team at the season’s end.
The senior compiled a singles record of 21-10 in his final season at DePauw. Miles, along with teammate Ben Kopecky, played a key role in the Tigers' doubles attack. Miles earned NCAC first team selections as a singles competitor and as a doubles player along with Kopecky. Miles helped the Tigers reach the finals of the NCAC tournament championship where he was victorious in his doubles matchup.
Fernitz proved himself as one of the Tigers’ most improved players this season, averaging 14.8 points per game this season after only 5.3 points in his sophomore year with the team. Measuring six feet, nine inches in height, Fernitz also logged 52 blocks this season, breaking DePauw’s school record of 50. Fernitz was recognized for his improvement when he was named First Team All-NCAC and All-District Second Team for the Great Lakes region.
Track teams excel at conference, individual winners drive team success By MICHAEL JENNINGS
MEN’S BASEBALL, SENIOR
WOMEN'S TENNIS, SENIOR
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD, SENIOR
Starr’s .367 batting average, 35 RBI and 10 stolen bases are all atop the 19-18 Tigers’ baseball roster. Starr has started 33 games out of 34, a different tale than his injury –ridden 2012-13 season, where he only played in two games. Starr’s contributions this year provided DePauw with a high powered offense.
Emhardt played a key role as a part of DePauw's doubles squad. The senior went 29-5 in doubles competitions with her partner Maggie Macphail. Both Emhardt and Macphail were rewarded for their impressive season with a spot on the NCAC first team.
Breaking her own school records in indoor and outdoor pole vault jump has been a trend for Jillian Balser this season. Balser broke her pole vault records at the Tiger Small College Indoor Track in February and at the NCAC Championships in early March.
WOMEN'S GOLF, SENIOR
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, SENIOR
Paige Gooch closed out her career at DePauw with four individual titles this season and five other top ten finishes. Her low round of the year came at the DePauw Small College Classic where she fired a one-under par 71 on route to her third win of the season. Gooch was also instrumental in bringing home an NCAC title and will compete in the NCAA Division III Championships later this spring.
After helping her team to a 27-1 regular season record, Alex Gasaway was named to D3hoops.com’s All-Great Lakes Region First Team. In her last season with the TIgers, Gasaway averaged 12.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.
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TUESDAY, MAY 6, 2014
Baseball and softball find success in NCAC postseason By JACOB LYNN email@example.com
Thanks to a Saturday sweep of the cross-divisional series with the Oberlin College Yeomen, the DePauw University baseball squad is heading back to the NCAC tournament. The women’s softball win over Ohio Wesleyan University Friday afternoon and their two victories over Wittenberg University sends them to the NCAA Division III tournament, which begins later this week. The men eliminated the drama from their best of three series with Oberlin with a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader. With wins of 14-2 and 13-6, the Tigers clinched their spot in the NCAC tournament. DePauw was on the board early in game one, putting up four runs in the first inning. The Tigers would add on in the middle innings and then put the game away with a five-run seventh inning that made the score 14-0. First-year Riley Futterknecht pitched seven innings, giving up no runs and allowing only three hits while striking out five. The DePauw offense was paced by senior Robbie Stein who collected four hits and drove in three runs. With a chance to clinch a spot in the NCAC tournament, sophomore Connor Einertson put the Tigers on his back. The first baseman went three for five, scored two runs and plated five more. His home runs in the second and eighth innings provided more than enough pop, as the Tigers routed the Yeomen 13-6. “All weekend our pitching kept Oberlin’s runs low, which made it easy for our offense,” Einertson said. “It’s nice hitting with a lead because it takes some pressure off us as hitters.” Four runs in the third inning and five more in the eighth were enough to solidify the Tigers spot in the conference tournament, and the seven innings of work from junior pitcher Jack Peck kept the Yeomen offense at bay. With nothing left to play for, the Tigers and Yeomen wrapped up their series on Sunday afternoon ending in a 4-1 DePauw victory. DePauw will now head into the conference tournament in Chillicothe, Ohio beginning Thursday. Waiting for the Tigers will be the College of Wooster’s Fighting Scots. The two teams most recently met in the NCAC tournament in 2012, where Wooster took two of their three meetings. “We worked hard all winter to put ourselves in this position,” Futterknecht said looking forward to the tournament, “and everything is coming together at the right time.” The dramatics were saved for the softball team as they beat Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg clinching a NCAC title for the Tigers. DePauw’s first round matchup with the Battling Bishops proved to be a low scoring affair as the Tigers advanced to the conference championship with a 3-1 win.
Junior Kahla Nolan’s pitching proved to be enough for the Tigers as she ripped apart the Ohio Wesleyan offense. Nolan pitched seven innings only allowing one run to collect her 20th win of the season. Later that day, the Tigers faced game one of the three-game championship series against Wittenberg. Once again, Nolan performed well on the big stage. For the second straight game, the junior tossed a two-hitter giving up only one earned run. First-year Gabby Smart picked a good time for her first home run of the season. Her two-run blast in the fourth proved to be the game winning hit as the Tigers took game one of the series 4-1. The drama really got going on Saturday, as a seventh inning home run gave the Tigers of Wittenberg an 8-7 victory. Heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, DePauw trailed 7-3. The Tigers then proceeded to score four runs on a bases loaded walk, a sacrifice fly and a throwing error that tied the game at seven. DePauw’s momentum would come to a screeching halt, however, as a Rachel Ross’s solo blast would give Wittenberg an 8-7 lead that they would not relinquish. Nolan looked like an entirely different pitcher on this day. The right-hander gave up 12 hits and allowed seven earned runs tossing a complete game once again. This forced the two teams to meet again later that afternoon for a winner-take-all matchup with a bid to the Division III tournament on the line. Both teams hung up three runs in the first inning to get the game started, and the Tigers added one more in the second. From there, the pitching settled in, and DePauw headed to the seventh and final inning leading 4-3. The usually reliable Nolan, pitching in her 28th inning of the weekend, allowed an RBI single that allowed Wittenberg to tie the game at four. With a chance to win the game, senior Megan Landahl stepped to the plate in the bottom of the seventh and promptly sent DePauw to the national tournament with an RBI single that scored junior Taylor Golden. “I didn’t feel pressure because I knew my teammates would pick me up in the next inning if it didn’t work out,” Landahl said. “I am so proud of my team for getting us in the position to win the game with the runs that came earlier in the game, and the defense that backed our amazing pitcher, Kahla. It was one of the best team wins I’ve experienced.” The Tigers will be back in action when they travel to Trine University in Angola, Indiana to face Muskingum University in the Division III Softball Regional Friday at 1 p.m.
Above: Lucas Italiano (sophomore) at the Tiger’s game against Oberlin. SARAH BURTENSHAW / THE DEPAUW
Below: The team congratulates sophomore Connor Einertson on his home run Saturday afternoon. SARAH BURTENSHAW / THE DEPAUW