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February 2011 | Volume 5, Issue 3
THE FREE ISSUE
VOL. 5, ISSUE 3
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sarah Hutchins ART DIRECTOR Larry Buchanan PHOTO EDITOR Zach Hetrick COPY EDITOR Brad Zehr WEB EDITOR CJ Lotz WEB REPORTERS Melinda Elston and Hannah Waltz FEATURES EDITOR Caitlin Johnston FEATURES ASSISTANT Charlie Scudder DEPARTMENTS EDITORS Rachel Stark and Stephanie Doctrow DEPARTMENTS ASSISTANT Stephanie Kuzydym EDITORIAL ASSISTANTS Kamilla Benko, Caitlin Peterkin and Mickey Woods
Look at a list of the most persuasive words in the English language, and it’s not surprising to see that “new,” “love,” and “money” made the cut. What always shocks me, however, is the absence of the word “free.” On a college campus, no other word has this kind of clout. The great irony of the word “free” on a college campus is that, in fact, nothing is free (see page 24). Our “free” gym access, “free” movies, and “free” newspapers actually cost us money. Even this magazine, free to all readers, costs us $5,700 to print and staff each issue. For the Free Issue, we followed our student fees, lived on the cheap for a week, and toured a nudist camp. Along the way, we questioned the notion of freedom that comes with college life.
4 | Confessions
10 | Better You
“There have been plenty of weight loss pills and wrinkle cream.”
“... I think you’re pretty cool, but I don’t want to press my entire body up against you ...”
INDIANA DAILY STUDENT
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Jake Wright MANAGING EDITORS Lindsey Erdody and Lauren Sedam ART DIRECTOR Danielle Rindler WEB TECH SPECIALISTS Greg Blanton,
6 | Inside Out
12 | Know-it-all
“It’s not because they’re not smart. It’s just that it can be hard to keep up.”
“There are no UGG boots. No designer jeans. You can’t tell who might be a garbage man and who might be a judge.”
Carl Brugger, Swathi Gurram and Aparna Rao ADVERTISING SALES MANAGERS Liza Giambra and Matt Vodicka ADVERTISING/MARKETING WEB MASTERS Adam Rochford MARKETING MANAGER Melissa Sabones DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Jeanette Booher
8 | Tip Jar
30 | Essay
Here’s the reason you picked up this magazine: A big fat list of free stuff on campus.
“I surrendered embarrassment and dove to pick up wrapped mints on the sidewalk.”
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“When I told my grandparents I was going to Indiana, they thought I said India.”
“It’s up to us, the tired, cash-strapped, stressedout students in the process of signing up for classes. We have to take the time to check a box.”
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Take a photo tour of the Fern Hills Club, Bloomington’s nudist camp. Learn how to give a hug. Click through our stepby-step guide to giving out free hugs. Daily Do-It: Free (or really cheap) things to do every day on campus.
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