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Student Government Association’s now former parliamentarian said he is the creator of the anonymous Twitter account that the elections board charged Cardinal United members for on Tuesday. Chad Griewank, a presidential candidate in the 2012 SGA executive board election, said in a news release that he worked alone and no slate or campaign members were involved in the offensive tweets that attacked an SGA senator. Cardinal United staff members Con Sullivan and Jason Pickell were accused Tuesday

night of creating the anony- especially when you’re being mous Twitter account and accused of something. Fair trithe cyber bullying that fol- al. Fair representation of all of lowed. Cardinal United was the facts.” fined $519 for the incident Sullivan and Pickell were by the elections board. Fol- also banned from working in lowing Griewank’s any way with execuannouncement, the tive board slates’ camelections board repaigns, being part of scinded the violasenate or running for tion and attached fee a higher position such around 9:30 p.m. on as executive board, as Wednesday. well as attending any Cardinal United FINE, BANS campaign or SGA-represidential candi- DECISION AT lated events through date Zeyne Guzel- ISSUE the 2013-14 academic dereli said the slate The Daily News school year. questions elections did not receive any board’s transparency Thurman said the information about elections board realized what evidence the + PAGE 7 Wednesday that accordelections board had ing to revisions in the against them. SGA bylaws, removing the sena“Absolutely none, not even tors from any part of SGA other verbal confirmation,” he said. than elections-related events “They told us that they weren’t and duties is out of its power. even able to talk about it, and Sullivan said the tweets from I think that is completely rude, @BSUSGAElections began as

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fact checking but then became offensive and pointed toward one senator in particular. “[I was accused of] sexual harassment really; the tweet that they referenced was defaming to the person it was attacking,” he said. Griewank said his comments would not expand on the news release on Wednesday night.

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LEFT Katie Stofko unfolds a sheet as Nic Eastlund looks on. Behind them sits Cole Abell. Abell spends the show atop the pile, watching as the play unfolds beneath him. RIGHT Dee Jordan carries a large pack on his back as he searches for something in the pile of things during a run of The Water Station in Strother Theatre Feb. 20. He eventually finds a boot, allowing him to replace the torn one he is wearing. The show will open Feb. 26th and run through Feb. 28.

Quiet on the set Student actors take it down a notch while performing in the university’s first silent, slow tempo play“The Water Station,” premiering tonight at Strother Theatre SEE PAGE 4

Fontaine leads Cardinals over Eagles With mother making trip to Ind., freshman scores 16 points in win

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Nathalie Fontaine had another big game for Ball State. She scored 16 points and added 12 rebounds in a second half outburst to help beat Eastern Michigan 56-34. But this game may have meant more to her than most. For the first time all season, Fontaine’s mother was in attendance at the game to watch her daughter play. Ball State coach Brady Sallee said having her mother at the game may have affected her play early. “She was nervous,” Sallee said. “You could see it. A freshman, first time in front of mom.” Fontaine went 1-of-4 from the field in the first half. She also committed six turnovers in the

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Freshman guard Nathalie Fontaine looks for an opening for the layup attempt against Eastern Michigan on Feb. 20 in Worthen Arena. Ball State won the game 56-34.

first half, more than half were unforced. “It’s any kid in college the first time mom or dad show up,” Sallee said. “They want to play really well. They want to play perfectly.

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the game. Ball State had trouble adjusting the Eastern Michigan’s 2-3 zone throughout the first half. The Cardinals committed 16 turnovers in the first half, leading to a 15-13 deficit. “They fly around on defense, and it takes a little bit longer to adjust to,” forward Katie Murphy said. “It’s just Eastern’s defense. We get it every year. It’s just a crazy defense. They’re flying through the lanes trying to get steals in your face.”

| THE ASSOCIATED PRESS FARMERSBURG, Ind. — An Indiana school district reeling from the uproar over a teacher’s comments that she believes gays have no purpose in life suspended the woman Wednesday. Superintendent Mark Baker of the Northeast School Corp. in western Indiana’s Sullivan County issued a statement saying the teacher has been placed on administrative leave out of concern “for the safety and security of everyone in our buildings.” He added that “as a precaution” the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police “have deemed it necessary to station an officer” at North Central Junior-Senior High School in Farmersburg, about 75 miles southwest of Indianapolis. He said the “administration and one school employee in particular” at the school have received “aggressive email messages.” “We are turning over to law enforcement all such communications,” Baker said. The superintendent did not identify the teacher, but special education teacher Diana Medley’s comments have circulated widely on social networking sites amid news coverage in nearby Sullivan of a non-school sanctioned prom that would ban gay students. “I just ... I don’t understand it,” Medley said when asked whether homosexuals have a purpose in life. She was speaking to WTWO-TV of Terre Haute at a planning meeting earlier this month for the anti-gay dance.

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People remember medics killed in Indy accident 1,000 mourners honor workers killed in drunk driving crash | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INDIANAPOLIS — Two medics who died in the line of duty were remembered Wednesday by co-workers as young men dedicated to helping save lives, while friends and relatives recalled their fun-loving nature. About 1,000 mourners filled Butler University’s Clowes Memorial Hall for Wednesday’s memorial service honoring Cody Medley, 22, of Indianapolis, and Tim McCormick, 24, of Greenwood. They became the first known emergency services workers in the city’s history to be killed in the line of duty when their ambulance collided with a car early Saturday. McCormick died at the scene, and Medley died Sunday.

“I have struggled ... to find a shred of meaning in the tragic deaths of these young men,” said Dr. Charles Miramonti, chief of the Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services. “I don’t have any answers today.” He asked dozens of uniformed Emergency Medical Services workers sitting together in the audience to stand, saying he wanted to illustrate the unity of the department. “Mourn the loss of your brothers today and celebrate in honor of what they left us,” he said, addressing the EMS workers. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, Sen. Joe Donnelly and other officials joined family members and hundreds of medics, police officers and firefighters in paying tribute to Medley and McCormick. “Emergencies were a way of life for these young men and they did [their jobs] for strangers because they cared,” Ballard said.

Ballard postponed the annual State of the City address because of the deaths of Medley and McCormick. The speech is rescheduled for March 8. Medley’s mother, Stacy Weldishofer, described her son as a practical joker and avid outdoorsman who liked to hone his dancing skills. “He wasn’t the best dancer,” she said, drawing laughter from the crowd. “I told him one time, you need to just act really silly. ... So that’s what he did.” She said Medley decided at age 17 to become a volunteer firefighter but sometimes had to negotiate to be able to go out on calls because she was a “strict mom” who often grounded him. “He’d come in the room and he was going to get one week and he’d walk out with six every time,” Weldishofer said. She said she’s comforted knowing that the lessons she tried to teach her son about being a considerate person had taken root, as evidenced

by the outpouring of support after the ambulance crash. “Even though his life was cut short ... the gift you gave to me to know that my son did grow up to have that character and have you as friends, to know that I succeeded, I can never thank you enough for that,” she said. Medley’s father, Jeff Medley, described his son as his best friend and a man who took “100 percent pride” in his work. “I’m very proud of my son,” he said. “My son is my hero and I’m going to try to live my life in appreciation of my son and in honor of my son.”

proven guilty – this isn’t a U.S. court of law,” he said. Pickell said he thinks the elections board handled its investigation of the anonymous Twitter account poorly. “I believe that there needs to be an investigation done in how they handled it and what exactly happened during that meeting, and why they thought of Con and I in the first place,” he said. Guzeldereli said now that the violation has been rescinded, he is still worried about the reputations of the two affected, especially Pickell who is a freshman and still has about three years of schooling left at Ball State. “I’m personally a little upset that they worked very quickly to bring down the accusation

and now it just kind of seems they don’t have any interest in working in the same rapid pace to try to protect our names now that we have been falsely accused and they have admitted it,” he said. The sanctions also required Guzeldereli to make a formal apology during senate on Wednesday for the actions he and his staff members were accused of. Guzeldereli denied all allegations and ended his apology by directing his speech to the person behind the Twitter account, who was not known at the time. “Come forward,” he said. “Do not hide behind a fake Twitter handle because your actions have repercussions and those repercussions are being handed down to innocent people.”

Within minutes after Guzeldereli’s speech, Thurman received new information concerning the Twitter account, and the investigation was reopened. Griewank sent a news release around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, which he said was the first time his actions and involvement with the Twitter account were made public. Thurman apologized on behalf of the elections board for any damage that was caused by its allegations, but he said it was the right decision based on the evidence at the time. “With the manner that the elections board was able to act swiftly and decisively with removing the sanctions,” Thurman said, “we hope there are little lingering effects.”

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og filled a dimly lit Strother Theatre. The faint sound of running water hitting the ground was the only sound breaking the silence. Nic Eastlund, a junior musical theatre major, slowly dragged a baby carriage behind him as he entered the stage. Ropes connected him to the carriage and to Katie Stofko, a senior acting major, walking behind the carriage. Their feet barely lifted off the ground and they moved as if in slow motion. Minutes passed as they walked to the middle of the stage, an act that would, in normal speed, take less than 30 seconds. Eastlund and Stofko rehearsed for their role in “The Water Station,” which opens tonight in Strother Theatre. The piece is portrayed in slow tempo, a theatrical technique where actors move slower than regular speed, and the actors don’t utter a word. “I still haven’t totally figured out how to prepare myself to walk on stage,” Eastlund said. “I’ve read novels and played Sudoku, but ultimately I have to seclude myself and slow by breathing and mind.” Set after an unknown disaster, the plot centers around travellers who come across a watering station. This is the first slow-tempo piece to be performed at Ball State, and director Drew Vidal expects it to challenge the audience’s perceptions of what plays are. Without the use of words, the audience has freedom to interpret what happens on their own terms, Vidal said. “To me, as an audience member, I don’t want to be told what to think,” he said. “People can walk out of here with different ideas of what happened.” Students were challenged while working on “The Water Station.” It was the first time some students were exposed to slow tempo and the absence of dialogue. “Everyone has been so willing to learn and keep their parts as fresh as possible,” Vidal said. “We have ran it so many times that they know the movements. It’s what happening in their heads that

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is going to keep it fresh each night.” Sophomore journalism major Sara Dreibelbis, a former Ball State Daily News staff member, had never been exposed to slow tempo before auditioning for “The Water Station.” “It’s such a unique concept to deal with,” said Dreibelbis. “Because we move so slow on stage, our minds have to concentrate on other things, instead of what we have to do with our bodies and what the audience is seeing.” Dreibelbis said it’s helpful to slow her breathing and mind while she is on stage. “My thoughts aren’t moving in slow motion, but I concentrate on everything for a really long time,” Dreibelbis said. “If I see a yellow shoe, I’ll stay on it for what seems like forever just looking at it and thinking about the different aspects of it.” Moving in slow tempo wasn’t the

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After Tuesday’s performance on campus, the Blue Man Group stripped themselves of paint for a night out at Scotty’s Brewhouse. Contrary to his silent on-stage persona, on-andoff member for 10 years Russell Rinker had a lot to say. Rinker performed in the show in New York and Las Vegas before taking a break to move to Hollywood to explore his acting career. Now, he is performing with the group on his first national tour.

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Russell Rinker of the Blue Man Group looks out on the audience in John R. Emens Auditorium during a break in the music on Tuesday. Rinker has been an off-and-on member of the show for 10 years. This is his first national tour.

Q: What’s it like to be in the Blue Man Group? A: Q: You don’t speak in this show. How is that different It is definitely the weirdest job I’ve ever had, which is saying something. But I would also say that it’s the most fun job I’ve ever had. Just because of the nature of the it. And just with the iconic status of the character and the show, people are always excited. We are blessed because we have an incredible core of candidates that are out there taking nothing for granted and working as hard as the volunteers are each and every day. We have this “dream team” of candidates all working in the same direction.

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I almost threw up after that show. It’s so overwhelming. Here you are off-Broadway in New York performing, and there’s just so much to remember between the music and the acting moments and just knowing that you’re going into this iconic show. You feel like a faker you know? You think ‘man I hope no one boos me off the stage.’ And then it happened again when I went to Vegas ... You’re thinking ‘here I am a headliner in a show on the Las Vegas strip. What the hell? How did I end up here?’

compared to other shows you’ve been in?

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That’s a good question, especially for me. I got a degree in theatre and in English, so I was all about words and I was doing a lot of classical theatre: musical theatre, light opera and Shakespeare festivals. I mean, the lines are there, you just don’t say them. You look at something and you’re like ‘oh no! What’s that? What just happened?’ but instead of saying that, it’s physical story telling. I think it’s actually made me a much better actor because it makes you very aware ... I used to talk a lot as a kid and my family still can’t believe that I have a job where I don’t speak.

Q: What’s it like putting that paint on every night? A:

That’s probably the worst part. We glue down a latex bald cap that covers the hair and the ears and we have these in ear monitors so you can’t even really hear, you know how rock musicians have those hearing aid things? Because drums are so loud, it has to mute that and we have to hear the music so we can stay together. But you’re really sealed in there. The make-up stays wet and it comes off really easily. But, the show is really fun.

It’s funny because even after doing a couple thousand performances over the course of ten years either the performers do things or audience members do things that I have never seen them do before. I’m always surprised by that. One time when I was in Vegas at the meet and greet there was a group of I think probably Japanese high school age girls, probably like 30 of them, and we had a show in Tokyo for a number of years. There’s something ingrained in their culture where they are really into the Blue Man show and they are freaked out also by the blue man, just as a cultural stereotype. They’re kind of being stand off-ish and one of them came forward and had this little video camera and so I noticed it and I take a step forward with my hand out to grab it and they all screamed and jumped back at the same time. It’s a standoff and there are other people around and I am looking at them like ‘Did anyone see that? Well let’s see if it happens again.’ So I take another step and they all jump back, literally like 30 girls. I thought to myself ‘Man, I have to get that camera’ so I walk the three steps to get it and they all ran screaming, down the hall of the casino out of the theatre and they never came back. It was so weird. The people you bring on stage, you never know what they are going to do. I’ve been slapped and picked up and groped and grabbed and pinched and everything. People think its like a mascot suit, so they don’t necessarily think there is a real person there, but there is.

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to bring something close to them that they would grab if an actual disaster happened. Sophomore acting major Jessica Ervin brought her brother’s suitcase. “I kind of cheated,” Ervin said. “I filled the suitcase with a couple of things, but it has helped me connect with my character.” Ervin is using the suitcase and a connection to her family as a way to provoke emotion and show how people change after horrible circumstances happen in life. Even though actors have to completely dive into the characters they portray, Vidal told them to not stay sad for long periods of time. “The show focuses on the strength of humans, and our ability to keep moving,” Ervin said.

CELEBRATING THE INDUSTRY’S BEST Here’s a breakdown of film’s 2 most prestigious award shows SAM WATERMEIER STAFF REPORTER DOWNLOAD | scwatermeier@bsu.edu As two prestigious award shows honoring the best movies of the year, the Golden Globes and the Academy Awards may seem like one in the same. But the televised events have some significant differences besides their air dates.

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The Golden Globes generally ranks as the third most-watched award show each year, behind the Oscars and Grammy awards.

The Oscars are generally the most-watched award show on television.

Usually airs on NBC.

The Oscars are broadcast on ABC.

Until comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the 67th Annual Golden Globes in 2010, the ceremony did not have a regular host.

Oscar hosts have included Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Billy Crystal, Chris Rock, Ellen DeGeneres and Jon Stewart, to name a few. This year’s host is “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane.

Although the Oscars are considered more prestigious, Golden Globes’ membership is more elite. The Golden Globe awards are selected by about 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The Oscars are selected by nearly 6,000 industry professionals belonging to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Golden Globes ceremony is conducted at the posh Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The Oscars take place at the Dolby Theater, which is inside of an otherwise typical shopping mall.

The ceremony has been conducted for 70 years.

The Academy Awards have been around for 85 years.


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Ball State sweeps IPFW, Indiana Tech Wins over in-state rivals puts team on three-game streak BRIAN WEISS STAFF REPORTER | @bweiss14 The Ball State men’s tennis team didn’t seem fazed by a long week between matches as they took care of business Wednesday and defeated two in-state opponents. In the first match of a double-header, Ball State defeated IPFW 5-2 and then knocked off Indiana Tech in

the second match 7-0. With the two victories, the Cardinals improved to 6-4 on the season and have won three matches in a row. Against IPFW, the Cardinals struggled to shake off the rust and got off to a rocky start by losing the doubles point. “I thought we were kind of sluggish, sometimes when you have a week off you lose your edge a little bit and I thought that happened to us,” coach Bill Richards said. “Naturally we were disappointed to lose a doubles point.” The Cardinals recovered quickly, winning five of the six

BASKETBALL: Late scoring helps push BSU to win | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Sallee agreed that Eastern Michigan’s defense gave his team problems in the first half. “We turned it over so dagonne much,” Sallee said. “And really, I don’t think they were forced, a lot of travels. We caught two of them outof-bounds. I mean, who does that?” The Cardinals surpassed their first half total in scoring just nine minutes into the second half. Sophomore Shelbie Justice also found her spots in the second half after a scoreless first half. She hit a 3-pointer on the left wing at the 10:32 mark, then, after an Eastern Michigan missed shot, drove for a layup through a foul. She made the free throw to score

six straight points in less than 30 seconds. “It always feels good to hit a shot,” Justice said. “Not just me, but the whole team was shooting well [in the second half], so that just boosted our energy on the offensive end.” Until after the game, Sallee hadn’t spoken to Fontaine’s mother. He said he would thank her for trusting him with Nathalie when they finally would speak. “The important thing is her mom’s here,” Sallee said. “She can get a little bit of mom’s loving and get rejuvenated.” Fifteen minutes after the game, Fontaine burst out of the locker room and ran back onto the court to see her mom. She nearly jumped into her mom’s arms with a hug.

singles matches. The top four players all won in straight sets highlighted by senior Alex Byrm’s 6-0, 6-1 victory at the No. 3 position. Sophomore Ray Leonard, who had missed the previous two matches with an injury, successfully returned to the lineup by defeating Daniel Kang 6-2, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot. Senior Cliff Morrison also returned to the lineup and went 1-1 in his two doubles matches. Ball State rode the momentum it built against IPFW straight into their second match of the day. The team

didn’t drop a set, winning all 15 in route to a 7-0 sweep of Indiana Tech. Freshman Imanol Arconada and Brym defeated their opponents 8-2 in the duos first go at No.1 doubles this season. Brym continued his great day by winning 6-1, 6-0 in singles action. With Morrison and Leonard done for the day, sophomore Patrick Elliot was forced to play singles action despite batting the flu. He won 6-4, 6-2 at the No. 4 position. Junior Austin Smith played a perfect singles match, defeating his opponent 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot.

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College Competitors in Order of Finishing Placement: 1. Ball State University 2. Marian University 3. University of Indianapolis 4. IUPUI 5. Purdue University 6. Ivy Tech Community College 7. Butler University 8. IPFW

The team placed in 43 events, winning six individual state titles.

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From left to right: Back row: Andrew Neylon, Lauren Seitz, Brooklyn Schreier, Berkley Conner, Huy Pham, and Lauren Chapman. Front row: Louis Lin, Matt Marshall, Bri Kirkham, Ankit Patel, Bree Nelson, Meg Moshe, Kate Roesch, Marcea McGuire, Rob Fucela, and Kate Shaffer. Not pictured: Kathryn Overn


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Coming off a 1-2 opening series, Ball State coach Rich Maloney was happy with what he saw from his team and just wants it to translate over to the next series. Two home runs fueled Ball State in their final game over Tennessee State, but long balls aren’t expected to be a big contribution this season. Last year, the Cardinals hit just 14 home runs and suffered from a lack of power all season long. Maloney thinks that could be the case again this year. “You can hit a home run here or there, but that’s really not our team,” Maloney said. “In general, our team isn’t going to win with the home run. Other teams are going to be able to out hit us in the power category.” Maloney emphasized playing small ball and manufacturing runs, meaning he wants base hits, steals and sacrifice plays to tack runs on the scoreboard. When the team scored six last Saturday, Ball State hit three doubles, drew walks and moved runners around the bases. Ball State struggled to manufacture runs last season and looked sloppy several times in their opening series. They were picked off first base three times, leaving potential scoring chances on the field and off the scoreboard. “We’ll have to bunt, drag, squeeze and get the timely hit and knock a few

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Bradley and Lipscomb in the Lipscomb Tournament this weekend in Nashville, Tenn. “I think we’ll be approaching the games this weekend the exact same way we’ll be doing it all season,” Maloney said. “Make the routine play routinely, throw strikes, take the extra base when we can and put pressure on the defense.” He used the Chicago Bulls from the 1990’s as a metaphor, saying that teams would fear Michael Jordan so much they would lose track of their own abiliJon Cisna delivers his pitch after replacing T.J. Weir in ties, and fall apart. Maloney the second half of their game wants to make sure his team against Kent State on March 31, doesn’t get too nervous go2012. Ball State will continue play ing into a game against a on the road during the Lipscomb strong team. Tournament at Nashville, Tenn. That composure will beginning on Friday. be important this year, DN PHOTO JONATHAN MIKSANEK as Ball State faces some dangerous teams, like Purdue, who is often highly ranked. “If you focus on yourTOURNAMENT STARTING self, you never get too SCHEDULE PITCHERS high-strung when you’re FRIDAY FRIDAY - CHRIS MARANGON playing another team,” Bradley, noon RHP 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 6.1 IP, 1 K, 3 BB Maloney said. “If the othSATURDAY SATURDAY - NESTOR BAUTISTA er team has a big name Lipscomb, 11 a.m. LHP 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 5.0 IP, 1 K, 1 BB on them, you won’t get SUNDAY SUNDAY GAME 1- SCOTT BAKER worked up about it. Just Bradley, 11 a.m. RHP 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 7.0 IP, 8 K, 2 BB play your game, and Lipscomb, 3 p.m. you’ll usually be happy SUNDAY GAME 2 - TBA with the result.”

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SGA ELECTIONS BOARD NEEDS TO BE TRANSPARENT The news of transgressions of cyber bullying during the Student Government Association executive board elections is shocking enough, but what’s more disturbing is how the elections board decided to handle the situation. The latest in a string of controversies in this year’s SGA election involved an anonymous Twitter account, massive fines and a near-disqualification of the Cardinal United slate by the elections board. The board was quick to point the finger at Cardinal United and SGA senators Con Sullivan and Jason Pickell for creating a Twitter account that targeted and attacked other slates and senators. The board unanimously voted to fine Cardinal United and to ban Sullivan and Pickell from SGA, even though it wasn’t within its power to do so. Even though the ban was later lifted and nowformer parliamentarian Chad Griewank admitted Wednesday to creating the account, that

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Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 7 -- Don’t waste hours on communications that go nowhere. Minutes spent making extra copies of your data can save you time and money later. Take a break from a circular conversation. Talk it out later. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 -- You’re testing the limits.Your friends and family help grow your ideas and create new business. Nurture the necessary partnerships for sustainable growth. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 -- There’s still a lot of work to do (especially around finances), but with dedication and compassion you make great progress.You can appreciate where you’ve gotten so far.

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Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 9 -- You can really complete a project that you’d been putting off. Better fix something before it breaks. Avoid impetuous spending. Another’s opinions are important, even if confusing.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 9 -Integrity counts double now, especially at work. Customer satisfaction pays dividends well into the future. Put in the extra effort.You’re becoming more attracted and attractive. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 9 -- Go over your options again before choosing, but choose, even if it seems difficult. There are excellent conditions for finding a great deal on the system you want. Don’t waste a penny.

Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 6 -- Together, you can achieve amazing things, but you may have to be patient. Saving money is important, but your health comes first. Try a different mode of transportation.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 -- The tension is getting higher, for better or worse.You can actually benefit greatly from the situation.You immediately see how to bend the rules to your benefit. But don’t break them. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 -- Review the assignment to avoid errors. Don’t be afraid to ask a special person to help. It’s a good excuse to hang out, anyway. Keep it inexpensive with popcorn and tea. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7 -- Listen to others attentively, as if their words could be measured in gold.Your sixth sense is working well. Work out any kinks in communication or schedule without overextending.

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Oppression is far more than just racism and sexuality, according to a university activity Wednesday. Tunnel of Oppression took place in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center Ballroom where several types of oppression had individual booths to inform students of what it is like to be a victimized by oppression. Cyber-bullying, religious oppression, abuse and veteran issues were among the eight different booths showcased. “We can talk to people about it a lot,” said Bobby Steele, residence hall director and Tunnel of Oppression chair. “But giving people an immersive experience will help get people to really consider their words and the type of activities they engage in.” The event showed students oppression in new perspectives, the fact that domestic abuse can include women attacking men and ableism, the capability of people with certain disabilities to enjoy certain tasks.

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Sophomore public relations major holds a sign to bring attention to the racism that still lingers in society today during the Tunnel of Oppression Wednesday evening in the L.A. Pittenger Student Center.

One of the most striking exhibits, according to several people asked, was the booth on cyber-bullying. It consisted of a doll with abusive words written on it hanging from computer cords, with hateful tweets pulled from Twitter scattered around the body. AJ Owens, a sophomore social work major, said he had both been the target of cyberbullying and, regretfully, said things that hurt people online, which is why the booth had such a large impact on him. “It is really disgusting and sad people feel it is okay to say things that are so hurtful,” Owens said. “It is evil.”

Before the live experience portion of the event, the booths were open for students to tour on their own. The sexuality and gender identity booth contained a sign for students to write their thoughts on. Kristin Wilson, a junior legal studies major, said the thoughts startled her. “Some of the things people had written were extremely offensive,” Wilson said, citing, among others, the phrase “be a man”. “Even though people get shown all of this about oppression it just goes to show people don’t care, they will still be just as rude.” Each section contained a

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skit or video that introduced students to a topic, several of which made students question their views on what oppression really meant. Tiffany Bontrager, a junior Spanish major, said she didn’t realize veterans faced so many problems, nor realized that the way post-traumatic stress disorder is handled is a form of oppression. “I didn’t realize there were so many problems with marriage [in the military,]” Bontrager said. “When I think of military wives I think of strong women who want to be faithful, but I guess they face a lot of problems”

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