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T TER S A M L AN P The Indiana Daily Student Magazine | Issue 2 | Fall 2012

A time capsule is missing under Kroger. pg. 30 FaceTime with ‘Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century.’ pg. 10 What happens after you die? pg. 4 Make your own cootie catcher. pg. 9

The Future Issue

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ON THE WEB Learn how to read palms, Professor Glenn Gass’ top five sci-fi songs, watch a video on the robots of IU, and more.

EDITOR’S NOTE The future can be a hard place to navigate. Between finals, interviews, group meetings, and more finals, planning ahead can mean something as small as figuring out what to eat for dinner later tonight. But for this issue we’ve decided to take a peek into the unknown. We looked all over campus to learn about the future of relationships, music, and even campus itself, to find out what our future holds. (Oh, and we made a time capsule.) So go ahead, look inside and see what your future olds. holds.

- Michela Tindera

2 CONFESSIONS Meet Katie, Dewey, MiRAE and the rest of the gang — it’s confessions of an IU robot. What happens after you die?

12 BETTER YOU 10 KNOW-IT-ALL Get your own invisibility cloak from Harry Potter. IU Cinema Director, Jon Vickers picks his favorite futuristic films.

Shop naked: five need-to-know financial concepts for the future. Heading to Vegas (or French Lick)? Read this before you roll the dice.



Karen from “Mean Girls” said it best, “There’s a 30 percent chance that it’s already raining!” How to predict the weather, the oldfashioned way.


Not your parents’ campus: IU is getting a face lift, so find out what’s happening and why.

Children from College Mentors for Kids draw their own versions of the future.

This ain’t your fourth grade cootie catcher. Make your own IUBB themed one.

Do you own a leather T-shirt? You’ll want one after reading this.

“All or nothing” One couple faces the future of their relationship postgraduation. Portraits of an IU time capsule.

Learn what it takes to be a real life tarot card reader.

ABOUT THE COVER The cover illustration shows how Woodlawn Avenue will look in the future, according to the IU Master Plan. Turn to page 16 for more information on this change and others. Special thanks to Anderson Illustration Associates, Inc. for permission to use their illustrations on our cover, and also thanks to Ben Wade for his robot drawing on the cover, and his concept drawing of the Future at IU pictured above. November 27, 2012 Vol. 7, Issue 2


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Meet Dewey Confessions of an IU robot BY AMELIA CHONG

S H A K I N G I T S H E A D from left to right, a small robot makes a scratchy noise every few seconds. “That’s Dewey,” Selma Šabanovic says, laughing and reaching her hand out to pull on one of its elastic spikes. Created from a plastic bath caddy and rubber ball, both from Target, placed over a mesh of Arduino-brand microcontrollers, sensors, and actuators, Dewey has a light in its belly that turns from cool blue to striking red when it is “hungry” for the set of “fruits” – smart cards slotted into decorated pockets of colored paper – lying beside it. Šabanovic is cofounder and current director of the R-House Living Lab, an on-campus laboratory on East 13th Street designated for research in human-robot interaction and development of robotic technologies that cater to everyday human life. Šabanovic gets us as close as we can to actually speaking with the bath caddy-clad robot.

Who is Dewey? I would call it a socially interactive robot, or maybe an assistive robot. We were interested in helping people who work on computer jobs to take more regular breaks, because what we realized was that when you’re working on a computer job you can kind of forget that you have a body, basically. And so the question is, how can you remind people that they have bodies, and about their bodily needs? The idea is to have something that’s embodied. How does Dewey interact with humans? Dewey feeds on fruit cards, which are radio frequency identification tags, that have




unique IDs associated with them. Generally, the idea would be you’d have a Dewey on your desk, and then these cards would be at the water cooler. There had been studies about how often you would need to take a break, so we used those studies to make kind of a timer for it. So it would say you’ve been sitting for 30 minutes, ‘let me remind you to take a little breather,’ and it would move. You would come back with a card, which would reset the timer, back to the work mode. In some ways, Dewey could be looked at as a little more advanced egg timer. The first prototype didn’t have any interactive components. For the second iteration, we actually gave it a behavior, so if you want to play with it while it’s sitting on your desk, it responds. So we kind of made it more social. The idea was, maybe if you don’t care enough about yourself to get up and go take a break, maybe you’ll care if you have to go feed your little creature. Each person had one robot, but the cards were in a common place. One thing was that you had to get up to get a card, so it was forcing you to do that, but also when you were up you might bump into your friend or something, or your colleague, and have a little chat. How do these robots function if they’ve been made with such simple objects? Most of them are not really made with “simple objects,” but with specialist prototyping equipment and platforms. The simple objects are sometimes used for the “shells,” partly because they are easily available and also because we want the robots to fit into homes and be somewhat familiar to users, even though they are a novel technology. Why did you choose to use such hardware? We use prototyping parts like Arduino because they are widely available and relatively cheap, as one of our goals is to make robotics accessible to the public. We also are interested in designing robots that are socially robust and fit well into their contexts of use. For this we need to build and test out many design ideas through prototypes that we do not get too attached to. We need them to be cheap, reconfigurable, and not take too long to build,

so that we will be fine with changing them when we learn new design requirements through studies. Using these parts also makes it possible for other researchers to replicate our robots and do studies with them, which is good for science, and also any others who are interested can build them and improve on the designs and applications. Readers can actually make their own. The parts are all available for purchase online or in stores like Target or Hobby Lobby. We are planning on putting up construction directions for the various robots on our website sometime soon. How much do they cost? The first Dewey prototype cost $120, while the second cost $100. The main goal was for the first prototype to be an education and research tool, we intend to put the second iteration in the market. Mugbot, which costs $600, was designed by visiting Japanese scientist Seita Koike, and is available for purchase. Katie and MiRAE, $250 and $300 respectively, were made as research tools.


Over the past two years, Šabanovic, lab manager Matt Francisco, and their professional and student collaborators have created and named several social robots. MUGBOT A “speaking” robot with a plastic mug for a head. KATIE A semi-autonomous robot made with an iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner. MiRAE, or the Minimalist Robot for Affective Expression. A moving robot face that will allow scientists to study emotional display and perception. Visit the lab by appointment to meet the whole gang, though Dewey and the Katies, have been known to appear in the Informatics buildings from time to time. Or, you can plan to meet them in April when there will be an open house coinciding with National Robotics Week.

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU DIE? Three students share their spiritual beliefs on one of the biggest questions out there B Y E M I LY FA R RA

of the only certain things in this world. Yet, it is a nearly impossible concept for us to grasp. Even modern scientists can’t fully explain death. Is it instantaneous? Does life continue after we die? Do we go to heaven or hell? Do we come back in a different life altogether? While religion gives us the framework for dealing with death, what happens afterward is ultimately a deeply personal belief. Inside spoke with members of three different religious backgrounds to see what they believe about life after death. D E AT H I S O N E



The Buddhist

The Baha’i

Buddhism is a religion based on the traditions, beliefs, and practices attributed to Siddhartha Gautama, commonly known as Buddha. The core beliefs of Buddhism include samsara, karma, and rebirth.

Buddhism For Jie Shao, Vice President of the Buddhist Study Association, and freshman Sarabeth Couch, life and death is a continuous journey. “We believe that life continues. There must be something after death,” Shao says. “We believe this life is a cyclic existence.” Buddhists also believe in reincarnation and karma, Couch says. “Negative emotions are going to negatively affect your next life. They affect what you will become or what your body manifests itself as. There isn’t necessarily an ‘afterlife’ so much as life just keeps going.” Along those lines, being a compassionate, generous person ensures that you come back as a higher creature in the next life, like a human or a god. “If you’re really greedy and you care about money too much, then you might manifest yourself as a lower creature, like a dog or an

Baha’i was founded by Baha’u’llah. The Baha’i faith states that humanity is one single race and that the day has come for its unification as one global society. There are around 8 Baha’i students at IU, says Bantz.

insect,” Couch says. “Do good stuff so you don’t become a lesser creature. Not having attachments or addictions to anything, living a pure life, you do this until you reach Nirvana.” Before Couch studied Buddhism, she says she used to cringe at death. If a pet died, she blamed herself even if the animal might have been old or sick. “I think that Buddhism has really shown me how natural death is, and it has taught me that death is not something that I should be repelled by or something to be terrified of,” Couch says. “Buddhism has made me consider the cycle of nature and compare it to human life and realize that death isn’t unnatural. It is inevitable, and it is everywhere. “People will live and then they will die, just as everything does. Buddhism teaches us not to be ignorant of death, but instead to embrace it as natural.”

The world’s population.

Atheists, 2.04 percent of the world’s population

If you haven’t heard, the world is supposed to end.


Buddhists, 7.13 percent of the world’s population

*At 0.11 percent of the world’s population, those who identify as Baha’i create a point smaller than the eye can detect. The Atheist


Bantz’s faith helped her realize that because of her friend’s lifestyle, she was better prepared for the afterlife. “I take a lot of comfort knowing that my friend’s stellar personality and depth of thinking will have well prepared her for her amazing adventure into new Worlds of God,” Bantz says.


The term “atheism” comes from the Greek word “atheos,” which literally means “without gods.” There are about 60 atheists in the Secular Association at IU, says Quaderer.

Baha’i For senior Natalie Bantz, the afterlife is less concrete. “There is no way to really describe the afterlife,” she says. “Our life continues through different worlds. It’s a spiritual journey.” “The afterlife is not set in stages, but the spirit continues,” Bantz says. “What we do in this life affects what comes next. It’s comparable to birth. Our physical life starts in the womb, and when we are born, we begin the journey to become closer to God.” The soul develops in the physical world, just like the physical body develops in the womb. “We don’t believe in heaven or hell, but the closer you get to God is like ‘heaven,’ and the farther away you get is like ‘hell,’” Bantz says. When one of her friends from high school passed away last year, Bantz grappled for support from her Baha’i community. But

Gordan Cunningham, senior “I am probably just going to hole myself up at home with a stuffed animal and hope to wake up the next day.”

Atheism For Allen Quaderer, masters student of geology, life isn’t about believing. It isn’t about a higher power or spiritual journey. It’s about the facts. “I associate with what is known as ‘empirical rationalism.’ I live my life essentially by what is demonstrable. I live my life by what can be tested, by evidence, by rational, realistic thought,” Quaderer says. He has studied the age of the earth, the nature of our existence, and what the future may hold. “I’ve found myself realizing that we are just another kind of step in the timeline of the planet Earth,” he says. “When I die, I’m gone. I have no reason to believe that after humans die, we go anywhere else. I have no reason to believe that we’re not just one speck of consciousness between two eternities of darkness.” It sounds blunt, but Quaderer isn’t antireligious. He’s read the Bible cover to cover, but he simply doesn’t believe. Quaderer says many are quick to challenge him. What’s the point of living? What motivates you to be good? With no promise of heaven or another realm after death, is life worthless? “On the contrary,” Quaderer says. “It makes this life, the only life I know I’m going to have, of far greater value. Why am I nice? I’m nice because I was raised by nice people. I want this life, which I believe is the only one we get, to be as comfortable for as many people as I can. I do it because I want to.”

Steph Jimenez, sophomore “I actually think it’s not going to happen. A lot of times they predict the end of the world and nothing has ever happened.”

Magnai Davaadagva, sophomore “I’ll be in Japan spending my time with my precious family.”

Jessica Davenport, freshman “I haven’t really thought about it. Not sure if I believe in it. I would probably go skydiving that day if I did.”



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HOW TO PREDICT THE DAY’S WEATHER 1. Fire up that tea kettle or coffee maker — any hot beverage will do. Once the pot’s full, grab your mug and pour until nearly full. 2. You should see some bubbles on the surface of the liquid. Watch carefully to see where they go. If the bubbles stay in the center of your cup, remember an umbrella on your way out the door. If the bubbles disperse to the sides of your cup, you’re in the clear. Expect fair weather for the next 12 hours. 3. How does this work, you ask? High pressure will push the bubbles to the edge, while low pressure will keep them in the center. Note: We tested this experiment here at the Inside laboratory, and yes, it really works. We saw clear skies for 12 hours after. IDSNEWS.COM/INSIDE O INSIDE MAGAZINE 7


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YOU MIGHT ALREADY KNOW THIS, BUT — Tarot card reader extracts your inner power, fate B Y T RAV I S M OT T JULIA GORDONB R A M E R isn’t your

typical psychic. A professor of humanities and creative writing at Lindenwood University and retired entrepreneur of an alternative rock publication, she’s also a tarot card reader with 33 years of experience. “I do wear many hats,” she says.

When Gordon-Bramer delivers bad news, she investigates further by adding more cards to the mix. She then offers advice to change the outcome of the negative path. “I do believe that we have power over our own lives, unlike, say, a horoscope that casts a future in stone.”

Gordon-Bramer taught herself to read the cards with the instruction manual that came with her set. She says she has an innate, elevated sense of empathy that only true tarot card readers possess. She’s trained herself to interpret the cards both individually and in relation to one another. Gordon-Bramer’s practice is infused with Buddhist and Kabbalist teachings. She says she believes tarot card reading is

focused on the psychological aspect instead of the spiritual. “The idea is I am just showing you what you already know on a higher subconscious level,” she says. Her explanation of the practice brings the secret meaning out of the cards. The cards are based on human archetypes that are present cross-culturally, which means readings are inclusive to all.


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GRADE SCHOOL THROWBACK Step-by-step guide to making a cootie catcher BY MICHELA TINDERA IU men’s basketball is full of unexpected twists and turns. Cut out and fold this paper fortune teller, and use it to make your own predictions for and learn about the 2012-2013 players and season.
















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tellers, better known as “cootie catchers” among the 10-year-old girl circuit, were originally used to pour salt in 17th century Japan. They were introduced to the English-speaking world as a “salt cellar” in a book called “Fun With Paper Folding” in 1928. Though the term “cootie catcher” comes from the ability to pick someone’s cooties off using the pincer-like paper structure. Note: not the best way to make a new friend in E201.

DIRECTIONS 1. Cut out the template above.

2. Diagonally crease the square down the middle twice to create an “X.”

3. Flip it so the images are facing down. Fold up all four corners so the points meet the middle.

4. Now flip it over again. It should look like this diamond.

5. Fold up all four corners so the points meet the middle again.

6. Fold the top back.

7. Open it up by working your fingers into the paper openings. Ta-da!


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Once-fictional magic comes to life



TODAY... Google’s Project Glass prototype is essentially a wearable smartphone in the form of lensless glasses. The technology allows wearers to send messages, take pictures, navigate maps, and more via voice-activated commands. All this is slated to be out on the market by 2014.


TODAY... Now widespread, biometrics uses human characteristics like the fingerprint to confirm identity. Today, you can unlock anything, from the door of your local 24-Hour Fitness to some greek houses on campus e touch of a with one p. In 2010 fingertip. some European banks even ind stituted ric biometric ng screening on theirr ATMs.

IN THE MOVIE... Boy wizard Harry and his friends avoid losing house points for breaking curfew with the help of a magical invisibility cloak.

TODAY... Researchers from the University of Texas have developed a carbon nanotube technology that uses the mirage effect to hide objects. These tubes have the potential to be developed into Harry Potterstyle cloaks. The technology is not yet ready for consumer use, but don’t lose hope yet, muggles.






Sound familiar? Earbud headphones.

When Marty McFly visits 2015, he encounters fingerprint scanners used to validate identity.

IN THE MOVIE... Space action figure Buzz Lightyear flies “to infinity ... and beyond!” thanks to a personal jet pack strapped onto his plastic body.

TODAY... The Martin Jetpack, introduced in 2008, is marketed as a personal and practical aircraft. The Jetpack uses a gasoline engine and two ducted fans. It is said to reach a top speed per of 60 miles pe hour and an al8,000 titude of 8,0 feet. You can c fly for about ab 30 minutes min on a ffull tank. fuel ta

IN THE E MOVIE... E... The Disney sney Changinal Movie nel Original features Z Zenon and her family talking on video chat via handheld devices in the year 2049.

TODAY... Apple has made mobile video chat a modern convenience with FaceTime technology, available on iPhone models 4 and up.


As Tom Cruise walks through the mall, virtual screens pop up in front of his eyes, all competing for his attention to draw him into their stores.





Ray Bradbury writes in his classic dystopian novel of a device that helps users fall asleep: “And in her ears the little seashells, the thimble radios tamped tight, and an electronic ocean of sound, of music and talk and music and talk coming in, coming in on the shore of her unsleeping mind.”


Aeronautical company Terrafugia created the Transition Roadable Aircraft. While it’s not ready for consumer use and trafficking the skies, Transition is a vehicle that can fold its wings and drive on roads, them then unfold th to be used as a plane.





The cartoon family, the Jetsons, navigate Orbit City by way of a flying car in the year 2062.






all those promises of flying cars, robots, and cities on Mars once we entered the 21st century? Well, we’re still waiting. Take a look at this list to compare past pop-culture predictions with presentday reality.





IN THE MOVIE... Personal Access Display Devices were flat, silver, and let characters select what they needed simply by tapping the screen.

TODAY... While consumers may have mocked the iPad’s name upon its release, this tablet computer and others from companies like Google and Samsung bear more than a passing resemblance to the space-age technology of “Star Trek.”

10 WEIRD WAYS TO PREDICT THE FUTURE Who said divination only existed in Harry Potter? (Professor Trelawney approved.) BYLINE: Michela Tindera

Belomancy divination by arrows.


GUILTY PLEASURE “American Astronaut” 2001

IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers presents his favorite futuristic movies (no 3-D glasses necessary) BY MICHELA TINDERA “NARROWING D O W N any list is

a challenge,” Jon Vickers says. But we made him do it anyway.

“BLADE RUNNER” 1982 Set in Los Angeles in the year 2019, this film questions what it is to be human in a world with an increasing population of androids. And of course, you can catch Harrison Ford in his prime, still riding the 1981 success of “Indiana Jones.” “It’s a great combination of genres. Sci-fi and noir detective,” he says. Though it was a flop at the box office, Vickers says this film was greatly underappreciated and has since gained a following.

“2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY” 1968 Though Vickers says that some may complain about its lack of dialogue and speed, “it’s visually and orally stunning.” In the movie, the supercomputer, H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a mission to find a mysterious “something” buried beneath the moon’s surface — kind of sounds like IU’s new supercomputer, Big Red II.


The film is about a futuristic cop on the hunt for a powerful hacker known only as “Puppet Master.”

“ALIEN” AND “ALIENS” 1979 AND 1986 “One of the most pure exciting films in science fiction,” Vickers says. Sigourney Weaver leads the crew of a deep space towing commercial ship onto an unknown planet and, you guessed it, meets aliens. Friend or foe? Watch to find out.

This anime film actually helped inspire the Wachowski brothers’ vision of “The Matrix” four years later.


“They tried to do what was done in anime in live action,” Vickers says.

Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the role of the savior in this sequel despite his bad guy part in “Terminator.”

“It’s as action-packed and exciting as it gets, and the sound is topnotch.” The film actually nabbed four Academy Awards in 1992 for makeup, sound, visual effects, and sound effects.

“A CLOCKWORK ORANGE” 1971 Set in Great Britain’s not-so-distant future, a teenager is charged with rape and murder and sentenced to receive a new kind of therapy treatment that will avert him to all violence. But once he gets out, what’s a boy to do in a bad, bad world?

Described as a sci-fi/Western/ musical, it uses simple set design and incredible lighting guaranteed to blow your mind, Vickers says. “A testament to what an artist can do with no budget,” he says. Photos from the film are shown above.

Gastromancy divination by stomach noises. Myomancy divination by movements ents of mice. ce. Onychomancy homancy divination on by fingernails. Rhapsodomancy cy divination by random selection of a line of poetry. Cromniomancy divination by onions. Uromancy divination by urine. Oinomancy divination by wine.. Oomancyy divination by egg whites. Ailuromancy divination by feline movements.

“It’s very violent, definitely not for everyone,” Vickers says. It looks at social institutions that think they’re doing something good, but really aren’t, he says.






Money matters


Five need-to-know concepts to plan your financial future BY CHRISTINE SPASOFF

It’s no secret that students are cash-strapped. Eating Ramen every night may be acceptable now, but that cheap diet probably won’t hold up post-graduation. The long-term financial future might seem too foreign and far off to plan, but Director of Student Financial Literacy Phil Schuman is here to help. He broke down the five most important concepts students need to know. 1. Budgeting and saving: Only spend money on what you need now. Schuman recommends budgeting your income by spending 60 percent on essentials, 20 percent on wants, and saving the remaining 20 percent. “That way, you know exactly where you stand, and you can live how you’d like to live,” he says. 2. The difference between needs and wants: “We don’t need the most expensive cable package, if we need one at all,” Schuman says. You have to establish guidelines. To prevent impulse purchases, Schuman suggests “going naked” when you shop — don’t take your wallet or purse. If you see something you like, think about it for a week. If you still want it after that, try to work it into your budget. 3. Credit scores: Students often shy away from getting credit cards, but they aren’t something to fear. Imagine they’re another form of a debit card that needs to be paid off immediately. As long as you do that, you’ll be able to build credit. Credit is important for car loans, mortgages, and employers, who will sometimes check to make sure you are financially responsible. 4. Student loans: Before making any big purchases after college, make sure you have enough money to pay C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 1 4



7 gambling myths explained BY MICHELLE SOKOL IF YOU’VE

bought g a lotteryy ticket or visited a casino,, yyou’ve tried to predict the future. When you gamble, you’re placing a bet on an uncertain outcome that hasn’t happened yet. Russell Lyons and Richard Bradley, both mathematics professors, debunk (and validate) several gambling myths to explain how probability plays into the lottery and our personal betting behavior. M Y T H 1 I am more likely to win the lottery if I play every day. TRUE R I C H A R D B R A D L E Y “Technically it’s true, but the more you play, the more you can expect to lose, and the more money you can expect to be throwing away. The main thing to underline in all this is the amount of money paid out by the lottery over the long run is quite a bit less than the amount of money put in.” M Y T H 2 Buying two tickets in a single lottery drawing will double my chance of winning. TRUE R B : “Again, it may be very close to being correct depending on how the lottery is set up, but again EVER

you’re throwing away twice as much money if you don’t win. In the long run, you can expect to lose more.” R U S S E L L LY O N S : “This is true assuming the chance of winning is very small.” M Y T H 3 : If I choose the same numbers each time I play, my chances of winning are greater. For example, “If I bet on 23 in roulette each time, it is bound to come up eventually.” FALSE R B : “This is completely false. Although, in a casino, there have been cases where the wheels were not balanced quite perfectly. Some really bright students from the California Institute of Technology were able to observe over many weeks discrepancies in how often numbers came up, and they were able to win a small amount in the long run from that.” R L : “To say a number is bound to come up eventually is slightly

misleading. misleading ng. You can say the sam same thing no matter what number you bet on.You can bet on a different number each time, and the chance of winning is the same as you betting on the same number each time. This is unless the wheel is unbalanced, and that can happen. When the wheel is spun, there is no effect from the previous outcomes on what’s i h ’ going to happen this time.” M Y T H 4 : I should choose numbers that other people are less likely to select. TRUE R L : “This will not change the chance of you winning, but it will increase the amount you win.You would have fewer people or no people to share the winnings with. So how do you choose a number that other people are not going to choose? Your picks are not completely random. People would have similar thought processes. Instead, it’s really better to choose completely at random.” M Y T H 5 : If the odds of winning at a scratch-off game are 1:4, I can buy four tickets and at least break even. FALSE C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 1 4



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“That looks like nonsense to me. Maybe you get a $3 payout. If you’re paying $1 to pay play the game in the first place, paying payi $4 for those four tickets, if you win once, you’re still going to lose a dollar.” M Y T H 6 : If a slot machine hasn’t paid out in a while, it is “due” soon. In other words, some machines are hotter than others. FALSE, most of the time R L : “This could be true if there are machines designed in such a way that if it hasn’t paid out in a while, it will soon, but I just don’t know if those exist. If it is purely probabilistic each time, independent from the past, then by definition that’s going to mean that the chance of winning now has no relation to how long it’s been since it paid out the last time or by how much. “People do have the misconception that it does balance out, but the way it balances out is not in this particular way. It’s a mathematical property rather than inherent in the way the physical world is working. The fact that it’s random leads to it balancing out. ” M Y T H 7 : For scratch-offs, I should buy from shops that have had winners in the past. FALSE R B : “That’s complete nonsense.” RB:

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off your student loans, Schuman says. Student loans are not evil. You just have to make sure you can budget for the expense. 5. Big purchases: Once you’re ready to buy that new house or car, it’s time to research loans and interest rates. Talk to someone who has been through the process before you agree to anything. They will be able to objectively sift through the information and make sure you aren’t missing something.”Just because the bank says you can, doesn’t mean that you should,” Schuman says. Need more help? IU’s Office of Student Financial Literacy is a resource for students looking to learn more about budgeting, saving, and taxes, among other topics. They will offer workshops on campus this school year and are launching their website through IU’s student financial literacy initiative.



TRENDING TOPICS Music and fashion forecast for 2013

For the next major trends in pop culture, we’re looking forward not to winter break, or to the New Year, or even to the winter season as a whole. We’re talking about spring, and we know exactly what you can expect from the warmer months to come. B Y E M I LY FA R RA

Dylan Samson, music director of WIUX-LP Bloomington, to see what’s in store for the music scene. “In terms of mainstream music, the big trend is electronic dance music, the kind of stuff you’re going to hear at Glowfest. In terms of ‘indie’ music, well, the vast majority of what we consider ‘indie rock’ is kind of a mainstream scene now,” he says. “It’s big enough that people are going to recognize ‘indie’ names like Grizzly Bear. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.” Not all types of music are forging ahead, Samson says — musical acts like the Drums and Vivian Girls, which were part of the “surf-punk craze,” are coming to an end. Bands like fun., on the other hand, are far from fading out. “What I’m really seeing is a return to more alt-punk and pop-punk bands, which is great,” Samson says. “I grew up on that kind of music. It’s nothing to take super seriously, but that trend is going to pick up over the next few months.” Samson is also hyper-aware of rumors circulating around the music world.


“The Flaming Lips are supposedly coming out with another full length of originals next year, so I’m looking forward to that,” he says. “And there are rumors we’re going to have another Madvillain album.” The Madvillain album was a collaboration between MF Doom and Madlib. “They came out with an album in 2004 that was one of the best hip-hop albums of the last 10 years and there are rumors that we’re getting another one by the end of this year,” he says. “But I’ll believe that when I see it.” Samson says hip-hop has had an interesting year so far, with an emphasis on sensitive, introspective lyrics, “ELP released Cancer for Cure in May, Aesop Rock released Skelethon in July, Killer Mike released Rap Music. Those three records were just emotionally open and honest like we don’t see in a genre like hip-hop. I’d like to see that trend continue, but I’m not sure if it will.” FA S H I O N F O R WA R D

Lauren Jerdonek, Head Style Guru of CollegeFashionista at IU, is to fashion what Samson is to music. She is passionate

and knowledgeable — a “trend forecaster” of sorts, though she admits fashion trends can hardly be confined to a scientific formula. Instead, she says they usually represent a newer interpretation of past fashions, constantly recycled by an intuitive designer. Jerdonek photographs stylish girls around IU for, a website dedicated to campus fashion started by an IU alumna, and writes a weekly column called “Style Advice of the Week.” She looks back to the Spring/ Summer 2013 collections shown last September during Fashion Week. Here are the trends to watch for. “I’d say the major colors for spring are white, black, pinks, and blues,” Jerdonek says. “It’s so interesting because usually spring carries the stereotype of Easter colors and pastels.” These collections were hardly Easter-appropriate they were minimalist, bold, and undoubtedly fashion-forward. Marc Jacobs stood out for his collection’s nod to the 60s and 70s, whereas Prada showed sleek designs with some graphic elements and Céline embraced

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relaxed, oversized shapes. But what’s a student supposed to do with this information? Studying the collections is one thing, but how many of us are going to wear those furry sandals on the CÊline runway?

“For students, the black-andwhite theme is so awesome. It doesn’t get more timeless than that, so spring clothes are going to be more about fit and less about ‘trendiness,’� Jerdonek says. “Doing a monochromatic

black or white look is really easy and interesting.� One of spring’s most prominent fabrics was — drum roll, please — leather. You may associate leather with greaser moto jackets and Harley-

Davidson, not the humidity of spring and summer. But the material actually works year round. When it’s ultrathin and colorful, leather is less dominatrix, more downtown trendster. Samson and Jerdonek are on the pulse of what’s next for our ears and closets. You can thank us later, when you’re the first to rock a leather T-shirt or download that Flaming Lips album.

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NEIGHBORHOOD 6: WOODLAWN AVENUE AND 10TH STREET This is the area that covers the Kelley School of Business and stretches north to the railroad tracks. Some changes: Construction on this district is already visible with the addition to the Kelley School of Business and the renovation to Woodlawn Field. The plan aims to create new residential and academic spaces while maintaining a strong campus edge. I L L U S T R AT I O N B Y A N D E R S O N I L L U S T R AT I O N A S S O C I AT E S , I N C .

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The Musical Arts Center will have an addition to the west side in order to create more rehearsal space and technical support.

Ballantine Hall will undergo renovations to become more science-friendly, with new lab spaces and research facilities.

NEIGHBORHOOD 1: HISTORIC CORE Some of the most recognizable spaces are part of the historic core. Most of us encounter these structures on a daily basis: Ballantine Hall, Franklin Hall, the Sample Gates, and the statue of good old Herman B Wells resting on a bench. Some changes: IU wants to maintain the core, traditional look of these buildings, but liven things up. By changing some of the old administration buildings into academic or study spaces, this area will be livelier, even late at night.

Wells Quad, right by Sycamore Hall and Memorial Hall, will provide more space for student housing after the creation of the new international studies building that will leave vacancies in the area.


ROUTES TO: Most residence halls Off campus apartments Shopping complexes Bike racks on all buses Free w/Campus Access Card No parking hassles No traffic stress

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Past in present The saying goes, ‘You can’t know where you’re going unless you know where you’ve been.’ Thanks to the IU Archives, we can see where we’ve been too.




UNION CLUB, April 1949 The Union Club became the Indiana Memorial Union parking lot across from Ernie Pyle Hall in 1965. The Club was temporary housing for “friends of the University,” like alumni, students’ guests, and faculty. It also held rooms for lounges, dining, and conferences that were open to students. IU plans to eventually turn this space into an academic office and classroom building, with a plaza in front and parking underneath.

WOODBURN HALL, November 1964 The Business and Economics Building was built in 1940 and renamed Woodburn Hall in 1971. Although there are no proposed changes to Woodburn itself, the parking lot between Woodburn and the IMU may become a campus green space to provide easier pedestrian access to the Union and the buildings surrounding it.



LIKED “The new bike lanes that they’re planning are great because it’ll make the flow of traffic all the better and make it safer.” DISLIKED “The construction makes it a lot harder to get around campus. I guess it’d be nice if, where they see high traffic of bikers, they kept that in mind. When there’s construction going on, they generally try to make sure there’s space for walkers. They should have that for bikes, since Bloomington is such a strong cycling community.” WANTED “I would like signs that say, ‘Please be aware of bikers.’ I want to see a distinct separation between the bikes and pedestrians and cars. I also want a really old, scholarly-looking coffee shop that has a bunch of books that’s very conducive to studying. You know, something pretty that makes you want to sit there and study.”

Professor James Capshew, who teaches a course on the history and culture of IU, likes many of the changes the administrators are pushing for. “In general, it’s a positive change. But you need to have a broad range of input,” he says. “As long as they do that, things will be fine.” At the administrative level, there were regular committee meetings. The planners took a look at the 2007-2008 Student Vision of the Ideal College Environment Report. The students also told SmithGroupJJR their opinions at open houses hosted in dorms, libraries, and the Union. They marked up maps of campus with stickers, highlighting their favorite and least favorite places and everything else in between. “There was a lot of appreciation for the campus spaces and landscape, and they felt that some buildings weren’t as attractive as others in the historic core. Everyone always gives Ballantine a hard time,” SmithGroupJJR senior campus planner Mary Jukuri says. And while there were meetings that included student input, officials couldn’t provide specifics on the actual number of students included. In 2011, the IU Student Association commissioned a new VOICE Report to see how students felt about the Master Plan as well as other changes taking place on campus. Members of Union Board worked together with IUSA to gather opinions through surveys and meetings. “It’s absolutely necessary for students to figure out some way they can get involved on campus and have a say,” Union Board Vice Presidentfor Programming Riley Voss says. “Having a say is a fundamental aspect of what happens here.” Student leaders compiled and submitted a report to the administrators that detailed their findings including what students think about campus life and what they want to see changed. Some of the plan is already in action and affecting students’ daily lives. The hard hats, blocked walking paths, and sound of jackhammers in the morning are all key pieces to the Master Plan. Within the next five years, students will be able to see some significant changes with new construction on the corner of Jordan Avenue and Third Street. “We are also aiming to put Woodlawn Avenue through the railroad tracks, so it will run from the Union to Assembly Hall, really changing the structure of campus,” Sullivan says. But this isn’t “Extreme Makeover: Campus Edition.” Ty Pennington isn’t going to come bulldoze Ballantine. It’s more like “What Not to Wear” — a fresh haircut, a splash of makeup, and sophisticated clothes coming together to make a newer version of campus. Even as they greet new changes, students will have to say goodbye to some old favorites. The beloved Assembly Hall, which houses many memories, is up for demolition. Sullivan says the facility has a number of problems that he’s not sure can be adequately addressed. Because of the size of the project, nothing will happen to Assembly Hall until there is enough funding to support it. To see the new Assembly Hall, along with the rest of the campus changes, current students will have to come back as alumni. “Honestly, right now, it’s not affecting the students because a lot of them don’t even know it exists,” Panhellenic Association President Kendra Allenspach says. Allenspach believes the Master Plan needs to be made more public. “Although our IU experience is just for the four years we’re here, the University is going to go on after we leave and we need to do everything we can right now to make sure that it’s a thriving organization for the future,” she says. “Knowing and understanding the Master Plan will give more insight to the future of the University, and make them C O N T I N U E D O N PA G E 2 3

Future students will be able to live in a new residential area, the University Courts neighborhood, complete with porches, stoops, and gas lamps.

NEIGHBORHOOD 2: SEVENTH STREET CULTURAL DISTRICT It’s commonly recognized as the functional heart of campus because students are always passing by Showalter Fountain and the Arboretum on their way to class. Some changes: The plan is to enhance the area to make it even more pedestrian friendly and create more open spaces for students to gather.

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NEIGHBORHOOD 4: JORDAN AVENUE CORRIDOR This is where academic buildings stop and more dorms start — basically the border between the active academic part of campus and where students live. This includes the Musical Arts Center, Herman B Wells Library, and the Simon Music Center. Some changes: Better walking paths, new classrooms, and new areas for parking.

DENTAL RESEARCH UNIT, November 1961 This Quonset hut once stood in the parking lot of the Herman B Wells library. Local children came to the huts to participate in “Crest Tests” that were administered by three notable dental researchers at IU. After their teeth were checked, the children would receive tubes of a newly formulated paste for brushing. This formula eventually became today’s Crest toothpaste.

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Pedestrians will be able to walk easier after the creation of a divided boulevard along the southern half of the Jordan Avenue corridor.

NORTH JORDAN AVENUE, March 1952 North Jordan Avenue, now the site of many of IU’s fraternities and sororities, was constructed in the early 50s. As part of the Master Plan, the University has proposed constructing a boulevard — a wider street with green space running down the middle — on Jordan Avenue between 10th and Third streets. The boulevard is an attempt to calm traffic and improve crosswalk safety, but will not extend to North Jordan.

IU is building several new residential halls and studio apartments. There could be as many as 20 new structures that would house students in the Southeast neighborhood. The programs have yet to be decided, but four new mixed-use academic and retail buildings have been identified for development.

HERMAN B WELLS LIBRARY AND ARBORETUM, May 1967 The construction of the Herman B Wells Library was completed in 1969. Previously, the corner of 10th Street and Jordan Avenue was the site of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity house. The stadium that used to stand in the Arboretum was demolished in 1982. IU plans to extend the library to the south and build an international studies building between the library and the Radio-Television Center.

NEIGHBORHOOD 5: EAST OF JORDAN AVENUE This is the residential neighborhood east of Jordan Avenue and south of the railroad tracks, including dorms like Forest Quad and Read Center. 22


Some changes: As most of us have seen, there is some serious residential construction with the creation of new housing such as Rose Residence Hall.

The Jordan parking garage, just south of the Jordan River, will be reinvented to house a new academic building, while new parking spaces will be created further south and east.

The University Apartments are up for demolition in order to create a stronger campus edge and reinvent the Third and Jordan gateway.


PATRICK COURTNEY, IU STUDENT ASSOCIATION VICE PRESIDENT AND RPS TOUR GUIDE LIKED “I like that they’re giving dorms a face lift. They’re also trying to resolve transportation issues by making the campus more walkable and bikeable, which I think is really important for students.” DISLIKED “I was really worried that all the construction going on at the Kelley School of Business would disrupt my classes. As a student sitting in class, I didn’t want to have jackhammers going outside. But it hasn’t really been a big problem. They’re doing what they can to limit disruptions.”

Herman B Wells Library

Eigenmann Hall will eventually be converted to academic offices and research space.

WANTED “A really big one for me is campus safety. We want students to come to IU and feel safe. We don’t want to see students walking late at night by themselves if they don’t feel safe. That’s something IUSA is trying to do, to establish a service that will pick students up who have exhausted services for getting home and dropping them off even if it’s not for academic reasons.”

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care a little more about how they spend their time here at IU and about making it a better place for future students.” She herself doesn’t know much about the Master Plan and its proposed changes, and says she feels left out of the conversation. “There’s a lot of things that we’re working on within greek life right now, so it’s definitely a little disheartening to see that some of the bigger issues we’ve faced aren’t included in the Master Plan, in terms of expanding greek housing,” she says. Even with a lack of heavy student involvement, though, these student leaders ultimately believe the Master Plan does a good job of taking students’ needs and wants into account. “The Master Plan is about enhancing quality of student life here on campus,” Voss says. “Even if we didn’t get the kind of voice we wanted, our interests were still represented.” And while the Master Plan is moving forward, it’s not necessarily set in stone — and Capshew says that’s okay. “The Master Plan is a snapshot of the ideas and a plan for the future. It’s not a straitjacket,” he says. “It’s a way to generate ideas and to see, ‘What do we have now? Where do we want to go? What areas do we need to work on?’” This flexibility allows IU to develop as necessary. “Our campus is this living entity that grows and diversifies and changes. It’s a very human place where every area looks natural, and that’s because some people thought a lot about how it looks and feels,” he says. “It’s a very intensely managed landscape and most people often don’t really realize that.” Capshew, who has studied previous master plans at IU that date back to 1885, says campus was originally a mere 20 acres built around Dunn Woods. Through the years, as different presidents with different visions came and went, it grew into something much bigger. “I think the University is very much involved in looking at the path,” he says. “It also has the ability to look into the future and say, ‘Let’s see what we want to take into the future from our past and how we can improve the experience of being a member of this academy.’ In this way, the students have been considered.” The result is a thriving campus filled with students and faculty who find time to pause their hectic daily lives long enough to take a few pictures of some of its prettiest spots on a crisp fall day. They’ll post these photos on Facebook in a subtle attempt to brag to some of their unfortunate friends, who made the obvious mistake of going to school somewhere else — what were they thinking? It’s what makes IU, IU. As SmithGroupJJR moves forward, they say they know there’s no need to trade in the iconic limestone for sleek space stations. It has become clear that many aspects of campus are just classically IU. “The combination and interplay of the historic core, the character of the architecture, the limestone detailing, the landscape, how the buildings were laid into the landscape, the topography, and the woods all really create a strong sense of place for Bloomington. It creates a really strong identity,” Jukuri says. No matter what changes take place here, Capshew believes this will always be true. So does Operations Manager Perry Maull, who went to IU in the 70s and lived in Briscoe Quad. “I came back after being gone for 26 years to a good Indiana Hoosier community,” Maull says. “It’s more than just piles of limestone. It’s the faculty I studied under, my fellow students and friends that I’m still in contact with after all these years. IU’s more than buildings. It’s concepts. It’s people. I don’t think that’s changed.”


Seniors Jeremy Levin and Marisa Briefman are facing the prospect of a future apart.



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As graduation looms, one couple is trying to make their time together last before the future hits by Jackie Veling



t was a summer trip to Israel that did it. After their junior year of high school, Jeremy Levin and Marisa Briefman left their homes to go overseas and explore their Jewish roots. They didn’t speak much on the trip, sharing only friendly encounters. It was not a dream-like, fairy tale romance in a distant land. Instead, they started talking on Facebook once they were back and had realized they would both be freshmen at IU in August. FA S T- F O R WA R D F O U R Y E A R S .

The two sit across the table at the Indiana Memorial Union Starbucks. Marisa, filled with happy chatter, talks of the upcoming IU Dance Marathon. Jeremy, also upbeat, asks clarifying questions across the table, having already spent many hours listening to his girlfriend talk about the fundraiser. This is the happiest they’ve ever been, they say. They’ve only gotten better with time. The problem is that time is hardly on their side. Both seniors, Jeremy and Marisa will graduate in May. When you ask them what’s going to happen to their relationship, they become pensive and reserved. Now forced to ask questions like, “Will we be apart?” or, the more frightening, “How long will we be apart?” They realize they don’t know the answers. I S A C T I V E in the Jewish community. She’s interested in all things religion — in the way it connects people. She loves bringing people together, through her work as a camp counselor at Camp Ramah Darom in Georgia and as an intern at the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center. Jeremy says he’s a peoplepleaser in his own right.





Marisa remembers how Jeremy was in her room on move-in day freshman year, helping her parents unload the car. Unlike their first meeting in the Union during summer orientation when Marisa tried desperately to avoid an awkward, forced encounter with the boy from her Israel trip, the two now chat uninhibited. Marisa reaches out to Jeremy often, affectionately grasping his hand or rubbing his arm as she talks about the first time they met up after the trip. “I hadn’t seen him in so long. I thought it was going to be awkward,” she says. “I didn’t think it was that awkward!” Jeremy says, defending himself. “No, it wasn’t. It worked out really well,” she says. “But I thought it was going to be the most awkward thing ever.” Jeremy continues with the story, poking fun at Marisa. “Oh, I’m so tired,” he laughs, mocking her excuse from that first meeting. She eyes him accusingly and bursts out laughing. The rhythmic banter between them often ends this way. Later, mutual friend Kayleigh Fisher explains that this type of interaction is “so them.” She says the two often get lost in each other, even when in a big group. That’s when, Kayleigh says, their love is most clear. T HIS MAY, AROUND 18,000 STUDENTS WILL

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potentially, collegiate love affairs. Along with the, “What are you going to do with your life?” question that typically comes with the territory of graduation, there’s an additional set of questions for those who have given four years to another person. “Are you going to get married? Will you break up? What’s going to happen?” Though they admittedly have no idea, they have pockets full of experience to draw upon. For Jeremy, this isn’t his first life transition with a significant other in tow. After dating a former best friend in high school, he knows what’s at stake if things go south — a realization that kept Jeremy and Marisa apart freshman year. No matter what, Jeremy wasn’t ready to lose another best friend. That year they would spend the night together sometimes to escape roommates they didn’t like, Marisa says, thinking back to the time when they were still just friends. “We would sleep in the same bed. Do you know how hard it is not to touch in a twin-size bed?” Their freshman year was filled with constant urging from determined friends. One night

Jeremy and Marisa went, as friends, to a house show where Marisa kissed someone else as Jeremy watched from the side. The car ride home was silent. It was in this moment that the truth of Jeremy and Marisa’s relationship began to shine through. So, they acted on what was already known by those around them. They liked each other. Sophomore year began with their exciting, new relationship at a honeymoon stage. They were the “star couple” in their close-knit group of friends. But a year and a half later, when Marisa packed up for a semester abroad in Jerusalem and Jeremy in Seville, they split. Unbeknownst to Jeremy, Marisa had already started worrying months prior about the strain travel would put on the relationship. After being apart for the first time the previous summer, she knew just how tense things could get. She didn’t want the pressure. “I wanted to stay together,” Jeremy says. “But she was checked out.” Even now, slight hints of a sore spot exist when they try and make sense of what happened. Marisa smiles nervously at Jeremy, reaching out to pat his arm again.

The nine months that followed were painful. At one point, they even say they hated each other and lost contact completely. Looking back, they’re not sure what brought them back together their senior year. It was just a simple meeting — a tying up of loose ends — but before they knew it, they had spent three hours talking in a coffee shop like nothing had gone wrong. Friends and family were hesitant to see Jeremy and Marisa go back to square one. But to the two people who had just rediscovered each other, things were different. “It’s just more balanced,” Marisa says. “I was Jeremy’s first love. And I took a lot of that for granted. Spending time apart, it gives you the chance to miss something.” Kayleigh says she can remember Skyping Marisa in Israel and knowing something was off. Marisa said she just wasn’t happy,

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and even though it was “stupid,” she knew it was because Jeremy wasn’t around anymore. Kayleigh found out later that mutual friends of Jeremy’s were hearing the same from him. When they were back in Bloomington, Jeremy was willing to give it another shot. If it didn’t work out again, he wasn’t sure they could remain friends. “We knew it was all or nothing,” he says.

Marisa stirs it lazily in the bottom of the pan. It’s a Saturday night, and the couple has decided to stay in. “Hey Jer, are you good at eyeballing?” Marisa calls out from the adjoining kitchen, walking over to Jeremy who sits at the dining room table, switching between Facebook and homework. Her purple, fuzzy slipperboots announce her entrance as she moves onto the aged hardwood floor. THE TACO MEAT SIZZLES AS

As she stands over him, discussing how to measure two tablespoons of oil, sheets of white paper hang above them where the wall meets the ceiling. The sheets spell “I-N-T-E-R-V-E-N-T-IO-N” — an inside joke between Marisa and her roommates to make Jeremy stop wearing a “hideous” scarf he bought while he was abroad. Taco meat cooked, the two grab plates and bowls and take their shell-less tacos to the family room where they watch “The Dark Knight.” Marisa steals Jeremy’s pumpkin wheat beer on the way to the couch. “Thanks for stealing my beer,” Jeremy says. He tries to soften the blow. “Honey ... sweetie ... boocums,” he calls out. She smiles his way, and he joins her on the couch. NOW





two say they’ve been putting off “the conversation,” wanting to live in the moment as long as possible. Still, they’ve been making their own plans for post-graduation while keeping each other in the back of their minds. Jeremy, who studies business management, and Marisa, who wants to work

in event-planning for a Jewish nonprofit, have both looked into jobs in Chicago. It may be their best shot of staying together. But they’ve already taken a variety of preemptive measures. Jeremy recently bought an iPhone 4S, so they can use FaceTime — just in case. They’ve looked for positions that offer weekend availability, so they could travel — just in case. Jeremy says that they’re both mentally prepared for what’s coming, as much as they can be. But he knows Marisa would be the one to do it. He would feel the same, but she would be the one to actually say it. Marisa takes comfort from her belief in fate. “I know it’s cheesy,” Marisa says. “But I really do think if it’s meant to work out. It will. I have faith. I’m not going to lie though, I’m terrified. It matters so much more to me now.” Marisa feels especially scared about one thing: If their relationship ends this spring, it will be over. It won’t come back. “I think if we broke up, that would be it,” Marisa says. “Maybe we could be friends later, but it would just be too far down the line, and that’s the worst part about it.”

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STUCK IN TIME Capsule buried beneath Kroger to be unearthed soon BY MICHAEL MAJCHROWICZ

90 years ago, a time capsule was buried beneath the old IU campus located where some students may find themselves grocery shopping today. The Kroger on 528 S. College Ave. and the parking lot in front of the store, formerly known as Seminary Square, served as the original campus until a fire destroyed it in 1854. But in 1922 former IU President William Lowe Bryan presided over a ceremony to officiate the burying of a time capsule to be recovered and opened ten years from now: April 17, 2022. Bryan,




who turned the first spade at the site, included a photograph of himself and all those participating in the ceremony, as well as various other University valuables inside the capsule. To this day, IU archivists and historians are unsure as to the exact location of the capsule and the rest of its contents. “The people of 1822 could not dream the greatness 100 years would bring to the school they were founding,” Bryan told the Indiana Alumnus in 1922. “They did the best in their day. We must do our best in our day. And a greater city and a University far beyond our dreams will meet on April 17, 2022.” 71 years following the breaking of the ground and long after the “new campus” had been established, Perry Metz, who was assistant vice president for external affairs at the time, wrote a letter to Herman B Wells, university chancellor, regarding concerns about the capsule. Metz said, come 2022, IU officials would run into difficulties when attempting to locate the capsule and suggested unearthing it. Upon recovering the vessel, the University could help preserve it until 2022.







In his response, Wells suggested they leave the capsule untouched until it was officially time to uncover it. As Wells wrote in his letter, he recommended that all information regarding the time capsule, including its specific location, be documented and recorded with the IU Archives. However, no such records seem to exist. IU Archives and university officials know only that it is likely located somewhere beneath the Kroger parking lot. Well, here’s to waiting. But actually, that isn’t the only time capsule hiding around Bloomington. According to IU Archives, most major buildings on campus serve as time capsules themselves. When these buildings were erected, a cornerstone was built inside containing items that marked the significance of each particular building, though the exact contents of each of these capsules is unknown. Buildings you might recognize on campus containing these types of cornerstones include: Herman B Wells Library, Ernie Pyle Hall, the Kirkwood Observatory, Owen Hall, the Hutton Honors College and Bryan House.

WHAT WILL YOU REMEMBER? Portraits of a 2012 IU time capsule Inside surveyed readers to find out what would they would put in a time capsule if it was to be unearthed in 2112. Some submissions included: 1 Fall leaves 2 Textbooks and notebooks 3 IU Dance Marathon spirit wear 4 “Breaking Away” DVD 5 Photos with friends 6 Postcards of the Sample Gates 7 A copy of the Indiana Daily Student from when IU beat the University of Kentucky 8 Fanny pack 9 A copy of the IDS when President Barack Obama was re-elected 10 Handle of Kamchatka (empty, of course) 11 Kilroy’s on Kirkwood T-shirt 12 Sorority or fraternity paddle 13 Pizza X cup


Her mom drives the flying family car through the clouds, careful to avoid the tall, tall towers.


—Cierra Gingles, third grade


Flying cars, like her purple and yellow van, will shoot laser beams at bad guys that get in the way. But not the sun, which is, of course, a good guy that can talk.



—Marissa Tilford, third grade

What does the future look like when you’re seven? In the eyes of a child, the future holds no bounds. Reality is a loose concept and the imagination runs wild. We talked to second and third graders from Arlington Heights Elementary when they visited campus as part of the College Mentors for Kids program. Laser beams, flying cars and all, we asked them to show us how they picture the future.

His school and plane are deep under the blue, vast Atlantic Ocean, where we’ll eventually all live. —Andrew Cockerham, second grade

Houses of the future will have names on them and talk. Intruders would be wise to say away from the house — it might just eat them! —Marissa Hatten, third grade

Dogs of the future will be able to shoot laser beams out of their eyes at highflying space aliens. —Elijah Taylor, third grade

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The Future Issue. Inside Magazine, published twice a semester, is a product of the Indiana Daily Student at Indiana University.

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