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CARDINAL CONNECTION’S FINE Cardinal Connection reacts to the news that they won the Student Government Association executive board election Tuesday. Cardinal Connection won with 1,441 votes.
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Ball State students develop music app
Emergency vote delays for 2 hours results of election |
ensions were high after two and a half hours of waiting for election results, when Cardinal Connection finally got the call saying they Rahissa Engle, Cardinal Connection secretary, embraces a supporter after winning the SGA election Tuesday. won the Student Government Association election. When the slate becomes the executive board at the end of April, Nick Wilkey will serve as president, Carli Hendershot as vice president, Rahissa separated Cardinal Connection Engle as secretary and Sidney Staples as treasurer. from Empower The close victory, with a difference of 81 votes, came after a meeting of the elections board that delayed the announcement of results and ended in a last-minute, maximum fine of $400 for Cardinal Connection. for Cardinal Connection The winning group had violated a rule in the elections code that prohibits slates from using university computing services to campaign within 24 hours of the election, said Alex Sventeckis, elections board chairman. for Empower Wilkey sent an email to Ball State University Dance Marathon committee members Monday afternoon, which is in violation of the elections code. However, Sventeckis declined to confirm that this was the specific violation.
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A couple of Ball State students have launched an iPhone social media music application onto the market, but with extra emphasis on the “social” part. Want to buy the The app is Caktus, and its app? Go to the purpose is to let users share Apple Store here: the music they love with the bit.ly/1pqVTJS people they care about. Caktus users have access to a map that shows music that their Facebook and Twitter friends are listening to. It allows friends to share their current favorites whenever they like and as often as they like. “Caktus offers actual connections through music,” said Dane Regnier, one of the app’s creators. “We’re social first.”
1,441 votes 1,360 votes 70 votes
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PEOPLE RECEIVE 11 CITATIONS FOR LIGHTING UP ON CAMPUS Cold makes student ignore ban, smoke inside residence hall despite cost of getting caught |
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With cold weather, more students are opting to ignore the on-campus smoking ban instead of braving the cold and snow to get off campus. Officials have issued total of 11 smoking citations since the ban was put in place in August, according to the Office of Students Affairs. During the warmer weather up until October, the university had issued two warnings, but no citations. During the warmer months, Gene Burton, director of public safety and University PoCONTACT US
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TODAY The Ball State men’s basketball team tries to break its losing streak when it faces Western Michigan.
Coming off two consecutive losses, the Ball State men’s volleyball team travels east to take on Ohio State.
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FRIDAY Starting the season with a 6-2 record, the Ball State baseball team plays a game against Liberty.
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Junior Mindy Marx competes in the high jump during the Ball State Quad meet Friday at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center. Marx came in first.
Mindy Marx, a junior middle blocker, plays during the fifth set against IPFW. After the fall season, Marx switched to the field and track team.
RAISING THE BAR Missing sports after volleyball finished, one athlete fills her time with jumping DAVID POLASKI ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR
A pair of feet began moving forward, taking several steps before leaping into the air. This time, Ball State’s Mindy Marx is jumping in front of a bar, not a volleyball net. The former middle blocker for the Cardinals women’s volleyball team made her name by roaming the middle of the court at Worthen Arena, jumping high to reject opposing attacks before throwing down ones of her own. Once the fall season ended her senior year, Marx found herself bored with an abundance of free time. She couldn’t stay away from athletics, so she joined the track and field team as a high jumper. She thought about making the jump throughout her college career — she said she was a de-
« She came out for her first day of practice and I said, ‘Whoa, this girl can jump.’ » RANDY HEISLER, track and field head coach
cent high jumper at Grand Haven High School — but she hadn’t followed through because of the potential health risks. “I didn’t think that was something Steve [Shondell] would want me to do because of the injury risk,” Marx said. “It could have been really bad if something had happened to me.” Wanting guidance, Marx found herself in her former coach’s office. Shondell, head coach of the women’s volleyball team, encouraged her to pursue track and field since her volleyball career had finished. Ball State track and field head coach Randy Heisler ran into Shondell after a coaches
meeting less than a month ago. Shondell told him that Marx wanted to compete, and Heisler was willing to listen. The three communicated over email and within two days, Marx was on the track and field roster. “She came out for her first day of practice and I said, ‘Whoa, this girl can jump,’” Heisler said. When Rebecca Lomax tore her anterior cruciate ligament, it gave Marx a chance to fill in. But Heisler didn’t want Marx to face injury, as well. “This girl is a little beat up,” Heisler said. ”She’s got tendinitis issues, and it can’t be
about cramming and practicing all the time.” Now a two-sport athlete, Marx has to take care of her body differently than when she played volleyball. After three seasons of sending attacks over the net, Marx has a few reoccurring ailments. Heisler said he’s made a living out of finding fifth-year softball and volleyball players who missed athletics and persuading them to join his program. He said the number of twosport athletes at Ball State is less than at other universities, making Marx stand out. “The tough thing for some kids is transitioning from high
school to college,” Heisler said. “They were the best at their school and community, but now at this level, everybody was the best.” Friday evening, Marx was the best high jumper at the Ball State Quad. With her former volleyball teammates cheering in attendance, she cleared a 1.70 meter bar, enough to place first in the event just two weeks after joining the team. “I always missed [jumping], and it was constantly on my mind,” Marx said. “But I think volleyball and basketball have helped me increase my vertical.” Heisler wasn’t shy about letting Shondell know how happy he was to have Marx on his team. “Bring us any more you’ve got,” he said.
Setter uses quick attacks to catch defenses off-guard Physical advantage produces offense, wins critical points
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Fifty-five times this season, Graham McIlvaine sent an attack over the net. As the Ball State men’s volleyball team’s starting setter, it’s not his job to attack. The senior sets passes to allow his teammates the chance to rack up kills. But catching his opponents off-guard is something he takes pride in. “I’d say I’m better at it than most setters,” McIlvaine said. “I think it’s a great thing to do when you want to take advantage of the defense.” Attacks from McIlvaine are unlike ones from his teammates. Most of them occur after a ball is passed to him that’s too high to properly set. While the opponent is watching to see where the
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25 kills, 11 errors, 55 attempts, .255 attack percentage 2013
63 kills, 10 errors, 98 attempts, .541 attack percentage 2012
65 kills, 18 errors, 120 attempts, .392 attack percentage 2011
47 kills, 18 errors, 97 attempts, .299 attack percentage set will go, McIlvaine quickly raises his left arm and dumps the ball on the other side of the net. He is usually so quick that defenses don’t realize what’s going on until it’s too late. He’s also left-handed, which provides a physical advantage. Most passes are placed to McIlvaine with the right side of his body facing the net, meaning he doesn’t have to reach his right arm across
his body to control the ball and send it down. This season, the surprise attack has helped his team to a 7-5 start. “Because of his physical abilities, it comes naturally,” Ball State head coach Joel Walton said. “It’s a part of how he plays.” McIlvaine stands at 6-foot6, taller than most setters. His size allows him to get attacks over the net faster and have less problems getting rejected. One memory that stands out for him took place against Penn State last season. He dumped the ball over the net where it was quickly dug and returned. Before the defense could adjust, he sent it back a second time, this one hitting the ground for a point. Junior outside attacker Shane Witmer said although players outside of the setting position will occasionally dump the ball, it’s almost exclusively a move for setters because opponents rarely expect it. Also, outside attackers
have better ways of earning points. McIlvaine uses the move more than most players. Only Tim Schmidt from Lindenwood has more attacks than McIlvaine, with 62, in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association. Last season, McIlvaine finished with 63 kills and hit .541. “If the pass is high and tight, it’s easier for me to go up and dump it straight down toward the court,” he said. “I try to do it when I have a good matchup.” Sometimes, middle attackers will be shifted out of position, putting a smaller man or nobody on McIlvaine. Without the worry of being blocked, he can rise and send the ball back. Walton didn’t teach him the move and doesn’t budget practice time to teaching other setters. McIlvaine attributes his aggressiveness to his play as an attacker during in high school. The dual threat currently has 25 kills on the season.
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Graham McIlvaine, a senior setter, hits the ball against Sacred Heart on Jan. 11. Ball State is 7-5 in its season.
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Craigslist warns of possible web scams Lack of user security makes sellers target for criminals, theft RACHAEL BARRY STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org More than 60 million people use the classified advertisement website Craigslist each month to get rid of old items and make a little cash on the side, but this public exchange leaves itself open for exploitation, according to the website. Jennifer Pierce, a senior hospitality management major, said she hoped to earn some money on Craigslist by selling a ring her ex-boyfriend had given her. A person from Oregon con-
tacted her and told her to use PayPal to receive payment. She shipped the ring and two weeks later, she still had not received the money. The buyer gave her instructions on how to set up a PayPal account, which left her open to fraud. Using a third party to scam sellers is a common occurrence, according to Craigslist.org, and the website cautions users from taking advice from others users of the service. Since the crimes and criminals are online, it is often hard to prosecute them. “I filed a report with the police in Muncie and [with the] FBI, but was told not to expect too much — that these
things don’t usually get solved and people don’t get their stuff back because it’s hard to track,” Pierce said. Craigslist and other transactions set up online also can be done in person, but that doesn’t always mean they are safe. On Oct. 29, 2013, a shot was fired in an attempted robbery at the intersection of University Avenue and Reserve Street. Two men met up to sell a laptop after meeting online, but one tried to rob the other. Ball State issued an emergency text response telling students to use caution when setting up sales online. A study conducted by the Advanced Interactive Media Group, consultants in interac-
HOW TO STAY SAFE USING CRAIGSLIST • Deal locally with advertisers so you can meet up in a public space • Avoid paying through money wiring services • Be aware of fake cashier checks SOURCE: craigslist.org
tive media and classified advertising, found there were 330 crimes, 12 murders and 105 robberies or assaults associated with Craigslist deals by examining nationwide crime reports in local media coverage from February 2010 until February 2011. Rhonda Clark, University Police Department captain, said the department occasionally
• Avoid giving out information on bank accounts, social security numbers, eBay and PayPal • Do not submit to credit or background checks unless you have met with the job interviewer or landlord receives calls about Craigslist scams and that finding success is often case specific and depends on the information available. Clark said students should be most concerned with protecting personal information and their safety. If a deal seem too good to be true, it likely is. Other online marketplaces, like eBay, use approved pay-
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TODAY IU STUDENTS’ PERSONAL DATA EXPOSED
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University says the personal information of approximately 146,000 students and recent graduates across seven campuses may have been exposed to others. IU said it notified the Indiana attorney general’s office Tuesday of the potential exposure of the names, addresses and Social Security numbers of the affected students. It said the data was accessed by three automated computer data mining applications, called webcrawlers, used to improve internet search capabilities. The university said once it discovered the possible exposure, it secured the data and has found no evidence that the files were viewed or used for inappropriate or illegal purposes. It said it will begin notifying all affected students of the possible data exposure this week. It said it’s also taking steps to help the students with credit monitoring.
INDIANA ABORTION BILL WATERED DOWN Empower reacts to the results of the Student Government Association executive board election Tuesday. The slate learned the results after a delay.
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81 votes separate slates | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Wilkey was “shaken” when he learned that the email he sent was a violation Tuesday evening. “It’s not the best feeling in the world,” he said. “We didn’t do it intentionally. We didn’t know it was a rule.“ In the email, Wilkey stressed his contributions to Dance Marathon through a golf-outing event and volunteering his disc jockey services. The email also gave students instructions on how to vote. Sventeckis said it is unlikely the board will confirm the specific violation, but it may be passed to the judiciary court after the elections board disbands Friday. There were concerns about the authority of the elections board to deal with the situation based on the elections code. “We’ve done everything we can with the elections code given to us,” Sventeckis said. Wilkey said people who wanted Empower to win are probably upset by the violation. “Other than [the violation], I think we’ll be able to patch over it and get back,”
he said. Engle said the win felt “unreal.” “It still hasn’t set in yet, it’s exciting,” she said. “I’ve cried like three times. It’s good to know that students believed in us because we believed in them.” Cardinal Connection beat Empower, which included presidential candidate Jes Wade, vice presidential candidate Gabrielle Bunn, secretarial candidate Bekki Kimani and treasurer candidate Connor Saum. Saum said campaigning was a great experience, though he wished it ended differently. “Whenever you go into something like this, you expect to win,” he said. Saum said his slate hopes to work with the new executive board to make some of Empower’s platform points possible. The election saw a 42.4 percent decrease in voting from last year’s election, where 4,985 people voted. The decrease in votes was attributed to changes to the elections code implemented in January, a section of which barred candidates from providing students with electronic devices, such as tablets, to vote.
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Jes Wade, Empower presidential candidate, answers the phone to alert the slate that they had lost the Student Government Association executive board election during a watch party Tuesday.
Sventeckis said slates had to work harder for the votes they received this year. “I believe that’s helped students focus more on the issues and take the time to research the platforms the slates brought to make a better, more informed decision,” he said. Engle said now that the campaign is over, her slate
will get to work on their 24hour library and food pantry points right away. Hendershot said after the drawn-out evening of waiting, she feels amazing. “It was such a hard wait, and it was so nerve-racking,” she said. “I think students really believed in us and what we can do for campus.”
SMOKING: Student says finding time to smoke is struggle | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 He said he has smoked in his dorm room several times and occasionally behind buildings on campus. “It’s so cold,” Alsheheree said. “You can’t go outside to go to school, let alone to smoke.” He also has struggled finding time to smoke during his 10-minute break between classes. The ban is an adjustment for Alsheheree, who said he used to smoke often. “When I studied, I smoked,” he said. “All of the time, I smoked. When I walked, I smoked. When I listened to music, I smoked. When I had a break, I could go outside and smoke.”
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled a southeastern Indiana school district’s policy requiring short hair on boys basketball players violates federal equal protection laws. The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court decision and ruled Monday in favor of Patrick and Melissa Hayden after they challenged the grooming policy at Greensburg Community School Corp. that affected their son and other boys but not girls. The Indianapolis Star reported the couple sued in federal court in Indianapolis in December 2010 after their son was kicked off his junior high basketball team for refusing to cut his hair above the ears, eyebrows and collar. The coach established the grooming policy to promote team unity and a “clean-cut” image. The district argued playing on the team wasn’t a right.
PANEL OKS GUNS IN SCHOOL PARKING LOTS INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana legislative committee has endorsed a proposal that would allow guns in school parking lots. The House Public Policy Committee approved the bill Tuesday after adding the school gun provision to a bill that would prohibit local governments from using taxpayer money for gun buy-back programs. The addition to the bill would allow guns to be locked and out of sight in a car in a school parking lot. Currently, bringing a gun on school property is a felony. Republican Rep. Jim Lucas of Seymour said the provision would protect parents who inadvertently have their guns with them when they pick up their children. Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held up signs protesting the proposal. The bill now advances to the full House.
IPFW TO BE SMOKE-, TOBACCO-FREE CAMPUS
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have been written for smoking on campus Alsheheree said he understands that the ban benefits some people who don’t want to smell smoke or face health effects from second-hand smoke, but still thinks the ban is “crazy.”
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A bill to increase regulations on abortion services in Indiana is moving forward after lawmakers added protections for physicians who partner with abortion providers to treat patients in case of complications. A House committee voted 9-1 on Tuesday to advance the bill, which now would make the names of those partnering physicians confidential. The bill would require paperwork documenting those partnerships to be provided to the state, a move supporters said would increase accountability and oversight of abortion providers. The change is one of many that have watered down the bill this session. Previous versions of the bill would have increased building code requirements for clinics and annual inspections. The bill now goes before the full House for deliberation.
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Cassie Gabriel, a freshman elementary education and special education major, smokes a cigarette on the corner of Riverside Avenue and Dill Street.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — IPFW has announced it will become a smoke-free and tobacco-free campus effective April 1. IPFW officials said the use of cigarettes, cigars, oral tobacco, electronic cigarettes and all other tobacco products will be prohibited on campus and other sites controlled, operated or leased by the university. Chancellor Vicky Carwein said the new policy will help provide a healthy place to learn and work for IPFW’s some 14,000 students and its faculty and staff. IPFW will join Indiana University’s main campus in Bloomington and all regional campuses of Purdue and IU in adopting smoke- and tobacco-free policies.
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1,2,3,4 bdrms. Lease 2014-2015. www.clunerentals.blogspot.com 765-744-1400 or 729-9321 2 bdrm + sunrm, full bsmt, gar, W/D, A/C, near BSU, Aug lse. 765- 215-4591 2 Bdrm, extra room, nice, walk to BSU, A/C, W/D, $560 a month, no pets.Avail Aug. 317-439-3763 2 Bdrms. 219 N. Dicks Street. Aug lease. bsurentalhouses.com 371-408-4040 2204 N.Maplewood Ave. Close to BSU Nice! 2 bdrm, W/D, fridge, stove, off-st prkg. No pets, no smoking. $250/each +util. May or Aug lease. UALA member. Call 765-288-2663 or 765-730-2237 2713 Beckett. 4 bdrm, 2 ba. 2 car gar. $295/person + utils. Aug.-Aug. Lease. Quiet area, lots of parking Call 765-254-9992 3 & 4 Brdms, W/D, D/W, C/A, off-st parking, Aug-Aug. call Rob for showing 765-748-7278 3 Bdrm House full basement Near BSU campus off street prkg W/D, A/C,Aug-Aug 765-215-4591
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4 BDRM, 1 & 1/2 bths, C/A, gas heat, W/D,o ff-street parking.1608 New York, garage, close to BSU 765 748 8425 4 Bdrm, 2 Ba., Nice! Walk to BSU, UTIL pd! W/D, A/C, avail Aug, No pets. $1200/mo. (317) 439-3763 4 Brm House @1220 Neely @1225 Marsh st. Avail Aug 1, 2014. $1200/mo + utils 765-649-8377 4 Lg bdrms, 2 baths. 824 W. Beechwood. Behind SAE. C/A, D/W, W/D. Call 286-1943 4, 5, or 6 bdrm. Lrg. rooms, 2 lrg. ba., W/D, off st prkg, all utils includ. 501 N. Alameda. (765) 744-8269. 5 Bdrm. 1.5 Ba. 1428 W. Gilbert. Close to village. W/D bsmt, Off-srt prkg. Call 286-1943
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Great location, 1312 Abbott, 5 Bedroom, 2 bath, C/A, $290/per + utilities, Aug-Aug lease. Call 765-254-9992 Newley renovated. 1-6 BR homes. Close to BSU. W/D, A/C, D/W. Rent:$300-$400 ech. 765-286-2806 Nice 3 bdr. Close to BSU. 2 ba. Avail. Aug. A/C, stove, fridge, W/D. $395 /ea, utils incl. 765-348-6413 www.jahrentals.com, Nicest houses on campus. Many extras. Even a 6 bdrm. Also student parking available. Call 286-5216.
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The Blue Sky Carnival Band plays New Orleans style jazz music at the Folly Moon in downtown Muncie. The band plays Wednesday nights at Be Here Now
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Local musicians wish to incorporate culture in music DANIELLE GRADY DAILY NEWS CHIEF REPORTER
lue, sky, carnival and band. “That’s just four nice words,” said Tim Breckon, a graduate student and trombone performance major. “I hear a lot of weird band names, and blue skies and carnivals, it’s got to be at least worth checking out if you like fun.” The “band” part of the name comes from the members Breckon assembled in his quest to bring New Orleans style music to the not so traditionally jazzy mountains surrounding Denver. In 2012, Breckon moved to Muncie to study at Ball State. Soon, Blue Sky Carnival Band’s signature brassy, second-line sound could be heard emitting from the doors of the Folly Moon. Breckon began playing trombone 16 years ago. He’s dabbled with the violin and piano, but he said his favorite is the trombone. “It has a tone and a presence,” Breckon said. “You have a trombone in this kind of music; you have it in orchestra, in jazz band and in movie scores. It’s just like the thing that’s always there, but no one really notices. It’s probably the most important instrument there is.” Twenty-two local musicians make up the Muncie branch of Blue Sky Carnival Band, and it’s not just music majors. Music lov-
ers from the architecture and communications departments spend their Wednesday evenings jamming with the band. Fred Gunn, a junior music education major, primarily plays the sousaphone for the band. Gunn and other members of the band can pick up a variety of different instruments ranging from tubas to drums and switch mid gig. Gunn and other members Stuart Cotton, Devin Fanslow, Chaz Rhodes and Carrington Clinton were recently featured in a commercial promoting the NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans. Brad Bardwell, a former Ball State student, called Gunn up the day before the commercial shoot with the opportunity. That Friday, Gunn and the other musicians went to Bankers Life Fieldhouse where they got the opportunity to meet and star alongside Paul George, a basketball player for the Indiana Pacers. “At the very end of the commercial, we’re the punch line,” Gunn said. “You see us and I’m the droopy sousaphone. It’s pretty funny. We had a good time doing that.” Blue Sky Carnival Band does much more than play alongside famous athletes, though. As a second-line musical group, the band is at its best when parading along Muncie’s streets, enticing people to join in with their revelry. They also perform
at Be Here Now on Wednesday nights, as snowy conditions confine them indoors during the winter months. Blue Sky Carnival Band’s shows begin after a brief period of slapdash preparation. One member plays a few inspired notes, and each instrument quickly finds a place in the melodic chaos. The group plays covers, originals and improvises. Gunn composes unrehearsed lyrics to suit his surroundings, sometimes lamenting the weather or calling attention to a birthday girl or boy. The players not confined to a cable or drum set dance around the stage and into the audience. Their energy prompts others to join in. “If you cover a Stevie Wonder song, like ‘Superstition,’ and somebody doesn’t start dancing or the kids in the back stay sitting like if you’re playing at a family party or something, the band’s dead,” Breckon said. “Just restart; just find a different way.” Breckon said he hopes to put on a Mardi Gras-themed dinner later this year to celebrate the culture that inspired the music he plays. Until then, Blue Sky Carnival Band plans on continuing to fill Be Here Now with its New Orleans standards and energy driven show.
CAKTUS: App is free, available with Apple | CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Regnier, who is taking a semester off from studying public relations at Ball State to focus on the app, said he got the idea for Caktus two years ago. The idea was inspired by music conversations he had with friends and a curiosity to know others’ music choices. “I love independent music,” Regnier said. “That’s why we are really trying to support it with Caktus.” However, he needed an iOS developer who could make his vision a reality. His vision was set into motion in December when he met iOS developer Chase Acton. Acton, a junior computer science and entrepreneurship major, had been a freelance developer for about four years. He was able to program Caktus in three months. In the course of the three months, Acton said they had a
team of 30 people to test more than a hundred different versions of the app. The testers provided feedback for each version so Acton and Regnier could improve. “We keep a list for everything we’ve thought of for the app,” Acton said. “Basically, we’ll have the next couple versions of the app planned out and four or five different ideas for each version that we’re going to do.” A key component to the app is that it’s a built-in music player and, according to Caktus’ website, it can “integrate seamlessly with Pebble, car stereos and other Bluetooth controllers.” “We’re the only social network that we know of that has a fully integrated player built into the app,” Regnier said. Since Caktus’ launch Feb. 12, Regnier said the feedback has been positive, including fivestar reviews in the iTunes store.
“They’re not all from me, I promise,” he said. Regnier said having the semester off has made it much easier to help Caktus realize its full potential. It was difficult to choose between Caktus and school, but the outcry from his friends to develop the program, as well as his love for music, solidified creating the app, Regnier said. But there is still work to be done. He said Caktus recently added a third partner, Keith Williams, to help run the business side of things. As for the next version of Caktus, users will be able to send song samples to each other, along with a chat system that will allow them to discuss the songs. “The thought of these conversations happening through Caktus blows my mind,” Regnier said. “This is your place to go to see what people are listening to and care about.”
LEISHA JENKINS WCRD GUEST REPORTER
Blue Sky Carnival Band: Band in Residence 10 P.M.-MIDNIGHT at Be Here Now
SmileEatingJesus, last Muncie show with DJ AD2A, DJ Super Powers 8 P.M.-2 A.M. at Be Here Now Three Part Invention Chamber Jazz: Tracy Silverman, Philip Aaberg and Mike Block 7:30 P.M. at Pruis Hall
Open mic night
9 P.M.-MIDNIGHT at the Heorot’s Valhalla Room
Kitten Khaos ARF Fundraiser featuring Tonal Caravan, Phonomancer, The Button Mashers and DJ Badgerpaw
8 P.M.-3 A.M.
Mid-American, Good Morning Players, Sweet Poison Victim and W. Moore 8 P.M.-2 A.M. at Be Here Now Women of Ireland 7:30 P.M. in John R. Emens Auditorium
IN THE AREA SmileEatingJesus is a local band and that plays rock and roll. facebook.com/SmileEatingJesus DJ BadgerPaw is a local DJ that specializes in house remixes and beat layers. facebook.com/DjBadgerpaw