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Bailey, Young lead in funds BY MICHAEL AUSLEN email@example.com @MichaelAuslen
With less than one month until the May 6 primary election, candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives are deep into fundraising. Incumbent Rep. Todd Young, R-9th District, and challenger Bill Bailey, a Democrat, have raised and spent more than the other five candidates running for the seat, according to quarterly filings with the U.S. Federal Election Commission. Young, in particular, raised more than $200,000 from contributions in the first three months of the year, though this will be his third congressional election. Bailey has raised close to $5,000. Young and Bailey’s fundraising advantage to this point is hard to compare to other candidates running for the seat. Most of the other people who have declared candidacy with the Indiana Election Division have not filed campaign finance data with the FEC for this quarter. “The candidate listing is not campaign finance,” said Abbey Taylor with the Indiana Election Division. “They’re candidates in the state of Indiana, but they file their campaign finance with the Federal Election Commission.” Candidates do not have to file a statement of candidacy or any campaign finance disclosures until they have raised or spent $5,000. Still others might have filed by mail, which SEE FINANCES, PAGE 6
Streep to speak at IU, receive degree BY ANTHONY BRODERICK firstname.lastname@example.org
Meryl Streep has played many diverse film roles in her acting career. She was a mother fighting for custody. She was a Holocaust survivor. She was a devious fashion editor. This afternoon, she won’t be in front of the camera. She’ll be a speaker at the IU Auditorium. Streep will make her appearance at 3 p.m. She previously spoke at IU in 2010 for the Colloquium for Women of Indiana University’s fall workshop. “It is an unbelievable opportunity that the IU Cinema has been supplied with having an actor like Meryl Streep come talk to students,” IU Cinema Director Jon Vickers said. “It isn’t something I would have foreseen three years ago.” Vickers said there is a longstanding relationship between the University and Streep, whose husband, Don Gummer, is an Indiana native. SEE STREEP, PAGE 6
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Signs were displayed in the IU Arboretum as part of the Send Silence Packing exhibition Tuesday to symbolize the 1,100 students annually who die by suicide.
Deafening silence Arboretum covered with 1,100 backpacks representing suicide victims BY AMANDA MARINO email@example.com @amandanmarino
Jay’s backpack is black. Duct tape is wrapped in strips near the bottom and ribbons with owls adorn the sides. His rock climbing shoes hang from the side of his backpack, ready for his next adventure. There are pictures and letters from Jay’s friends and family hanging from a carabiner and stuffed inside of his backpack, but he won’t see them. Jay won’t be coming to claim his backpack. His family sculpted it to be part of the Send Silence Packing exhibit after he committed suicide. Send Silence Packing, an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the 1,100 college students who die by suicide annually, was displayed Tuesday in the Arboretum. The backpacks, and the stories tied to them, are meant to start the conversation about mental health, and hopefully to save lives in the process. Sean Mahoney, junior and pres-
ident of the Bloomington chapter of Active Minds, placed each individual’s backpack outside with volunteers. “Send Silence Packing is all about awareness,” he said. Active Minds is a national organization with a Bloomington-based chapter that aims to eliminate the stigma of mental illness. Though Mahoney has been working with Active Minds for three years, this is the first time he has seen the display in person. “It’s definitely very impacting for me, taking out one backpack for one college student,” he said. Mahoney said mental health is a topic that doesn’t get enough attention. He said he hopes the display will help people realize the magnitude of the situation. “We’re working to end the stigma with mental health,” Mahoney said. * * * Psychology professor Irene Vlachos-Weber is the faculty sponsor for Bloomington Active Minds. She has worked with Active Minds
for only about a month, but this is not her first exposure to suicide awareness. Suicide, in a way, shaped her career. “When I was a junior in high school, one of my best friends killed herself,” Vlachos-Weber said, taking a break from unloading backpacks onto the grass. Her friend Lynn was 16 when she committed suicide, and, at the time, she was dating Vlachos-Weber’s brother. It inspired her to begin studying mental health and psychology. Looking out at the backpacks, she said there is an inherent power to this kind of message. “Just looking at these stories is absolutely heartrending,” she said. Vlachos-Weber said students should not hesitate to reach out to someone they think is in need, even if they are nervous about it. “Don’t be afraid to ask somebody if they’re in pain,” she said. She explained the pain that she talks about is more psychological SEE SILENCE, PAGE 6
Bankrupt limestone company to be sold BY MICHELA TINDERA firstname.lastname@example.org @mtindera07
After two months of deliberation, Indiana Limestone Company has plans to be sold. An auction was set to take place Monday but was canceled because only one firm offered a bid. If approved in bankruptcy court Wednesday, Indiana Commercial Finance LLC will buy the company’s assets. It is unlikely that employees will be laid off as a result of this sale. Court documents show that stalking-horse bidder Indiana Commercial Finance has had plans to bid for the company since at least February. Stalking-horse bidders are typically selected by the company in a bankruptcy sale like this one to avoid low bids on assets. Other bids were due April 11, but none were received. Following approval on the sale for a $26 million credit bid at Wednesday’s hearing, a
closing will occur in the next couple of weeks, and the sale will be made final. Indiana Commercial Finance was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Rosemont, Ill., according to Bloomberg Businessweek. It is owned and controlled by Chicagobased private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital. Indiana Commercial Finance acquired Victor Oolitic Stone Co. Feb. 17, the day that ILC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. When ILC filed for bankruptcy, it cited a debt of $50 million to $100 million. In 2010 private equity firm Resilience Capital Partners bought ILC and merged it with Victor Oolitic Stone Company, which it purchased in an earlier Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in 2009. A full layoff of the 166-person staff was expected to take place between April 28 and May 11, according to a WARN notice filed with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. But within a typical
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sale of assets, most, if not all, employees will be rehired by the buyer immediately. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice Act requires shutting down companies of a certain size to provide these notices even if a future sale is possible.
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The demand for Indiana limestone remains strong, contrary to some recent sweeping statements about the industry, according to a press release distributed by the Indiana Limestone Institute of America in March. ILC is just one of several limestone quarriers in the area.
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Dancers promote sex health BY MELINDA ELSTON email@example.com
When the lights went out at Tuesday night’s burlesque show, the audience erupted into catcalls. Hoots and hollers — and the occasional “Oh, baby!” — filled the room as seven dancers took the stage in Willkie Auditorium, where more than 250 students and locals came to see “Burlesque: After Dark.” Burlesque is a performance genre that combines many art forms. Performances include music, choreography, costumes and comedy to create social messages regarding sexuality. Sexploration at IU and Sexual Health Advocacy Group sponsored the show, which brought in famous burlesque performers from throughout the Midwest. “Tonight’s show has a sampling of a variety of modern day burlesque including modern dance, vocalists, pop-culture homages, vintage striptease acts and comedy,” said producer Tessa von Twinkle, who preferred to go by her stage name. Erin Adams, a graduate student majoring in public health and member of Sexploration at IU, said the show was meant to start a conversation. “The goal of the program
A new opportunity for students to make first attempts at comedy is growing. Union Board’s Random Acts of Comedy staged its second-ever event Tuesday. Seven student comedians and groups took the stage in the Indiana Memorial Union’s Frangipani Room to perform improvised routines and stand-up comedy. All student comedians are invited to share their talents at Random Acts of Comedy. “We’re going to basically try and create a brand and provide an opportunity for comedians on campus to showcase themselves for other students, for their friends, whoever they want,” said Brett Bassock, live en-
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Tessa von Twinkle performs during “Burlesque: After Dark” Tuesday in the Wilkie Auditorium. Von Twinkle produces the event, sponsored by Sexploration and Sexual Health Advocacy Group at IU.
is to promote sex positive attitudes and behaviors on the IU Campus as well as the Bloomington community,” Adams said. Burlesque has pushed the boundaries and promoting sexual exploration for many years. “Burlesque performers report feeling empowered and affirmed through dance, and bringing this performance to IU will open a dialogue within the com-
munity about sexual empowerment,” Adams said. The acts consisted of male and female performers singing songs filled with innuendos, a sensual French maid and a humorous shower scene filled with anticipation from the audience. The show was emceed by Lola van Ella from St. Louis, who kept the audience laughing as she introduced each act. She educated the
audience about the origins of burlesque and encouraged them to consensually perform sex acts on fellow audience members during intermission. “My hope is that all who witness the show will be inspired by the body and sex positive message that burlesque brings forth,” Tessa said. “We are all sexual beings, and it’s okay to acknowledge and confront that fact.”
tertainment director for Union Board. Bassock said Random Acts of Comedy will occur monthly for the rest of the year, but he hopes it will become a biweekly event next year. He said Union Board Live already has a weekly music series. “I thought it’d be an amazing idea to do that with comedy, to give students that opportunity with comedy just like we do with music,” Bassock said. The original idea for an open comedy night came from senior Harlan Kelly, who studies creative writing and communication and culture. Kelly is a member of Awkward Silence Comedy, an improvisation group on campus. He said with all the comedy groups formed on campus, he wanted to provide a
more open format for those students and others. “There were a lot of people in the comedy community who want to do just little side projects together, and there are a lot of students who do stand up on campus,” Kelly said. There are currently seven comedy groups on campus, Kelly said. Two of those are sketch groups, two are hybrid groups that perform sketch and improvisation and the three others do exclusively improvisation. Kelly said watching these talented students perform sparked the idea for Random Acts of Comedy. “A few of my friends who are in my improv group did stand up before our show and I was like, ‘Dang, this is funny,” he said. “I’m sure there are a lot of other funny people. There should
be something on campus where they get to do that.’” Though the Comedy Attic in Bloomington attracts many local comedians, Kelly said he wanted an event strictly for IU students. Between 50 and 60 people attended each of the first two Random Acts of Comedy events, Bassock said. He hopes to see a crowd of 80 to 100 people next semester as the interest in comedy events like this increases among students. “I think so far, the comedy groups have done really well embracing this, he said. “And we’re hoping to expand it to students who, whether this is their first time ever performing or if they’ve done it a million times, whatever their experience is — we just really want to welcome anyone in.”
Grad students call for increased diversity BY DANI CASTONZO firstname.lastname@example.org
The Graduate Professional Student Organization formally called for IU to introduce more diversity awareness and education efforts when it passed a new resolution during its final meeting of the semester. In addition to more awareness efforts and education, the Inclusive Student Body Resolution calls for IU to examine its current efforts to foster greater diversity. “This resolution recognizes that the University has several important mechanisms and programs in place to address diversity issues and to build an inclusive environment for students,”
GPSO President Brady Harman said. The GPSO offered four ways IU could improve these issues in the resolution. It encourages IU to develop mandatory diversity and inclusion training for all students, faculty and staff at IU. The organization also recommends IU release incident summaries at the end of each semester, which would include the offense, the group targeted by the offense and the action taken by the school. IU should monitor how effective any current or developing diversity initiatives on campus have been to identify and problems and create solutions, according to the resolution.
It also urges increased student awareness about organizations and resources in place on campus, such as Incident Teams and IU Counseling and Psychological Services, for students or faculty to use if they experience any threat to their emotional, mental or physical safety on campus. Harman said this resolution was a response to some diversity issues on campus this year, particularly the actions of some white supremacist student groups on campus. “But we’d rather focus on proactive ways to address issues of discrimination, rather than give any more name recognition to these types of groups,” Harman said.
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Though this was the last GPSO assembly meeting of this year. Harman will serve as president again next year. He said his goals for next year include increasing inclusiveness and collaboration by surveying more students and by increasing the number of campus. “GPSO has maintained and increased academic support and community building initiatives,” Harman said. “We have also refocused our organization on advocacy efforts. “We have passed more legislation this year than in the last four years combined. This has all been due to an active and involved group of representatives and officers.”
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The Bloomington Faculty Council had a scare Tuesday as it wondered if the IU Campus Strategic Plan had been for nothing. President Michael McRobbie is making his own strategic plan for the University that will span IU’s eight campuses. The Provost’s Strategic Plan covers only IU-Bloomington. “I’m no longer clear about what the Bloomington Strategic Plan means,” Donald Gjerdingen, parliamentarian for the BFC, said during the meeting. “I just don’t know. It’s just a question mark.” Michael Rushton, director of strategic planning for the office of the executive vice president for University academic affairs, told faculty they will be taking campus strategic plans from all University campuses, and using them as the basis for the University strategic plan. “The intent of the Indiana University Strategic Plan is to draw from these strategic plans,” Rushton said. “The intent is not to have a new plan that is in conflict with what the different campus plans have done.” The new plan will draw from IU’s already existing principles of excellence, Rushton said. “We think that vision is already articulated,” he said. “What we would like is in addition to that a few strategic objectives that fall under those categories of those principles of excellence in
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education, in research, in faculty, in health and in engagement.” Rushton said that the campuses shouldn’t have to change their campus-orientend strategic plan after the president’s plan is made. A faculty committee won’t be formed for it, but a draft of the document will be taken to the BFC and University Faculty Council in the fall, Rushton said. Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel said she has the highest confidence in Rushton and in McRobbie for his track record of being clear about his initiatives and goals for the University are. That way, Robel said, hopefully the University Strategic Plan won’t conflict with the IU-Bloomington Strategic Plan. “So I’m hoping it won’t feel quite the disjuncture that it theoretically could be,” Robel said. Earlier in the meeting, the Principles and Policies on Tenure and Promotion was also discussed. Claude Clegg, the chair of the faculty affairs committee, headed the committee to change to document. A faculty member disputed the addition of the phrase “as a general rule” to the joint appointments and intercampus commitments section, to allow exceptions to the rule that only Bloomington-appointed faculty are allowed to vote on promotion and tenure cases. Despite this, the document was passed with one veto.
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Three people were hospitalized after a balcony collapsed Saturday. IU-Health Bloomington Hospital officials could not disclose the status of two of the injured individuals, but one of them is listed in fair condition as of Tuesday. The second-story railing collapse at a residence on the 700-block of East Eighth Street caused 10 people to fall. Bloomington Fire Department Sgt. Brandon Hudson said dispatch received a call at 6:37 p.m., and the first responders were on scene at 6:40 p.m. Responders arrived from the BFD, Bloomington Police Department and IU Police Department to find four people were injured in the collapse. Three individuals were transported to the hospital for minor injuries, BPD Sgt. Joe Crider said. One of the residents had minor cuts to his right hand and complained of pain in his left knee. One individual
was in an “altered level of consciousness” at the scene of the accident and complained of head and back pain, Crider said, while another had difficulty breathing and complained of pain in his back and ribs. A fourth man, who suffered cuts to both sides of his face, declined transport to the hospital. Hudson said the railing had been unable to support the number of people leaning on it. “It was overloading,” Hudson said. “People were sitting on it.” Medical treatment was provided to those who had fallen, and emergency response crews began to secure the area by blocking off the balcony. Residents could not access the area until it was repaired and deemed safe, Hudson said. Responders remained on scene until 7:58 p.m. The cost of the damages has yet to be determined.
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Commission passes ordinance on truck stops Stops for I-69 must meet county requirements under new zoning BY EMILY ERNSBERGER email@example.com @emilyernsberger
The Monroe County Plan Commission unanimously passed a zoning ordinance Tuesday night that formally defines and sets requirements for truck stops and plazas. The ordinance is part of the county’s plan to prepare for the expansion of Interstate 69 from Indianapolis to Evansville. Requirements passed by the planning commission include that truck stops must be located within 2,000 feet of the center line of the nearest interstate highway exit or entry ramp, be 7,000 feet apart and have separate fueling areas for regular vehicles and trucks. Truck stops must alsohave a minimal parcel size of 10 acres, have dedicated left or right turn lanes and be designed to prevent any spills that could happen in the plaza. Implementation of electrified overnight parking spaces will be another major requirement of all potential Monroe County truck stops. These spaces will provide heating, air conditioning and other necessary energy without forcing the truck driver to leave the truck idling. The Plan Commission is an advisory body to the Board of County Commissioners. The ordinance passed by the Plan Commission will be sent to the Monroe County commissioners next. Wilson presented design ideas from truck stops in Crawfordsville, Ind., and Aurora, Col. Scott Wells, plan commission member, said even though he initially did not want truck stops in the county, he liked how the ordinance was written. One concern of the commission was that
requirements for the truck stops were made rigorous enough to deter the construction of too many truck stops in the county. “We’ll either have the best truck stop or truck plaza in the state, or even surrounding states, or not because it’s going to cost more to do it right,” Wells said. Wells said the Indiana Department of Transportation has reported the interstate expansion will bring 8,000 more trucks to the area. John Irvine, commission president, said that prospect as well as Indiana Department of Transportation not allowing rest areas between Indianapolis and Evansville would cause problems for truck drivers. He said federal law requires truck drivers to pull over for the night. If they cannot do so at a truck stop in Monroe County, truck drivers and other drivers on the interstate will have to pull over to other commercial areas to sleep. Wells also expressed concern about traffic congestion and noise and light pollution if truck stops are built. “It’s not a great situation,” Irvine said. Another issue the commission noted was the lack of places for truck stops to be built. “There are not a lot of good sites with good sewer and water,” Wells said, noting that many good places have been taken along I-37. Jim Faber, member of the League of Women Voters, was the sole member of the public in the audience for the meeting. He said he approved of the requirements but wasn’t sure if they would be implemented. “I think it’s great,” Faber said. “I don’t think they will get any in, but it’s great.”
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Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and Positive Link, a provider of prevention and social services for those affected by HIV in south central Indiana, will be host to “Love in this Club,” a free HIV testing opportunity and education event from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. today at the Back Door Club. The event is free and open to people 21 and older. It is inspired by the nationwide Get Yourself Tested campaign, according to a press release. Every April during Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month the GYT campaign encourages young people to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, according to the release. Currently, young people make up half of the patients contracting an estimated 20 million STDs every year, despite only accounting for onequarter of the sexually active population. One in two sexually active young people in the United States will contract an STD by the age of 25, according to the release. This GYT event is specially geared toward
A final draft of the new education standards set to replace Common Core were released by Indiana officials. The draft must be endorsed by the Education Roundtable and the State Board of
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Starlite sold to local family BY SANYA ALI firstname.lastname@example.org @siali13
A Bloomington family has purchased the Starlite Drive-In, which, until recently, was under threat of closure. Though Brooke Eads, a Bloomington resident who spent the month of January fundraising, was unable to save the theater on her own, the space will soon reopen to the public. Reece Freeman, son of Starlite’s new owner Mark Freeman, said the theater’s tentative opening date is May 2. The theater’s water lines and screen suffered some damage because of the unusually harsh winter. Because of the damage, the space will require extra renovations. Freeman clarified, however, that management of the space will be similar to management from past owners. Cindy Jarvis, who has been managing the theater with her husband Troy since 2001, said she feels confident the new owners of Starlite will maintain the integrity of the theater while also bringing about necessary changes to attract customers. “It was time to turn it over to the new owners to further its success,” Jarvis said. “I am very blessed to introduce the Freeman family and encourage everyone to come out and support them in this transition.” Reece said his family is elated by the prospects following such a large purchase. “Acquiring Starlite DriveIn is a dream come true,” Re-
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Starlite Drive-In has been a Bloomington fixture for decades. The new owners plan to reopen it in May.
ece said. “We are incredibly excited and honored to operate an establishment that is such a well-known Bloomington treasure.” Jarvis said she looks forward to relaxation and watching her children grow up following years managing Starlite. “I am ready to settle down and lead a more simple life,” Jarvis said. “I hope to go to a drive-in, Starlite of course, and just sit and watch a movie.” Eads relied on fundraising to procure enough money to save the theater. The Freemans’ strategy varied slightly because they are entrepreneurs. They spent years saving money from their current business ventures to buy the space. “Since we opened up our farm to the public in 2000, efforts have been made to set
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aside any available money for future investments,” Reece said. Reece said he believes the family’s past experiences owning the farm taught them essential skills that will help them make Starlite a friendly and inviting environment. “The entrepreneurial knowledge we gained from operating Freeman Farms can directly be implemented towards Starlite,” Reece said. “As a family-run business, we have constantly concentrated our efforts towards family-orientated activities and events.” Reece said the newly renovated space will include traditional drive-in favorites, such as nights with dinner and two movies. He also said the family is working on adding carside pizza delivery to the theater’s
routine. The Freeman family said they wanted to save the theater to ensure families would be able to create memories similar to theirs for years to come. “We purchased Starlite Drive-In not only as a business venture but because we wanted to bring new life to an establishment that has created so many wonderful, nostalgic memories not only for our family but to all those who have had the opportunity to sit under the stars with friends and family,” Freeman said. Jarvis said she advises the Freemans to keep their happiness in perspective and to make sure the theater lives forever in Bloomington. “Lead with your heart,” Jarvis said. “Love what you do, and keep history alive.”
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the LGBT population. It will also provide information in the form of games with topics such as communication, STDs, HIV and prevention methods, and prizes will be awarded, according to the release. “This event is designed to encourage conversations between partners that will help them make healthy sexual decisions by helping them feel comfortable discussing subjects that may be difficult or awkward,” Jasmine Utterback, a Planned Parenthood educator, said in the release. “The ultimate goal of the event is to encourage participants to get in the know and make sexual health a priority.” Free rapid-results HIV testing will be provided by Positive Link, a program of IU Health Bloomington Hospital Community Health. The Back Door is located at 207 S. College Ave. As part of GYT month, the PPINK Bloomington Health Center is one of 18 statewide that will have free STD testing opportunities April 18 and April 25. More information is available at ppink.org.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced today Indiana’s Four Star Schools for the 2012-13 school year. To reach the designation of being a Four Star School, a school must be in the top 25th percentile of schools in three ISTEPbased categories. More than 300 schools in Indiana were named Four Star Schools. “I am honored to name these schools as our Four Star Schools for this year,” Ritz said in a press release. “Winning this award required excellent work by teachers, administrators, students and parents throughout the year, and on behalf of the entire Indiana Department of Education, I send them my sincere congratulations.” Five schools in the Monroe County Community School Corporation received this honor — Binford and University elementary schools, Tri-North and Jackson Creek middle schools and Bloomington High School South. Childs and Lakeview elementary schools and TriNorth and Jackson Creek middle schools received Four Star designations for the 2011-12 school year. In 2009-10 and 2010-11, three MCCSC schools were named Four Star Schools. Edgewood High School in the Richland-Bean Blossom Community School Corporation was also named a Four Star School for the 2012-13 school year. The first time the Four Star designations were given to schools was during the 2009-10 school year.
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SAM OSTROWSKI is a senior majoring in English
A couple of days ago, a Dutch teen did something harmless — she tweeted. Only it wasn’t seen as so harmless. The 14-year-old Twitter user, who goes by Sarah, was arrested Monday after tweeting to American Airlines, “@AmericanAir hello my name’s Ibrahim and I’m from Afghanistan. I’m part of Al Qaida and on June 1st I’m gonna do something really big bye.” American Airlines promptly responded with: “@QueenDemetriax Sarah, we take these threats very seriously. Your IP address and details will be forwarded to security and the FBI.” This prompted a veritable guilt-storm from Sarah, who began backtracking, saying she was “only a girl” and “I’m so sorry I’m scared now.” While some see the incident as maybe coming down far too hard on a 14-year-old Dutch girl, American Airlines is sticking to their guns and affirming that this all was out of concern for their passengers and staff. Pretty fair. This is an extreme case in a series of debates that I’ve had with peers about sarcasm and joking over social media. What’s appropriate, who gets to joke around, how should we handle it and when do we need to lighten up? Surprisingly enough, I don’t think any type of social media sarcasm or joking should be tolerated, and we should have this sort of strictness whenever this comes about — I say “surprisingly” because I’ve tweeted some pretty lewd things in the past. This topic is one that hits close to home for many journalists, but especially the Indiana Daily Student as last year a columnist was arrested for a sarcastic tweet about IU on Strike via Twitter. It’s a situation that we don’t necessarily enjoy talking about, but it demonstrates just how we can all fall victim to the idea that we’re invincible online. Apparently, even those that want to make nuanced commentary can get the idea that their words will never be held against them. There are moments on social media that are dripping with mockery and farce, but the thing is that you can’t tell tone in 140 characters. Most people can hardly distinguish a joking tone in 500-word columns, so we can’t trust them with a tweet. And we shouldn’t have to trust them. We should just cut it out. The problem is, though, the Internet’s not going away. And I don’t think social media is necessarily planning on backing out either. So where do we go from here? How do we instill what’s ethical and what’s within the range of commentary or even social change on social media websites? This isn’t rhetorical questioning. I legitimately don’t know. But when 14-year-olds are managing to post jokes about Al Qaida, the issue needs to be brought up and demands more attention than we’ve originally given it. For now though, remember what your parents told you back in the third grade — “the Internet’s written in pen” — remember what happened to @QueenDemetriax_. email@example.com @ostrowski_s_j
RILEY ZIPPER is a sophomore majoring in English.
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Guns ahoy at Griffy Lake WE SAY: Sharpshooting beats the alternative Recently, the Bloomington City Council voted 6-21 to approve an ordinance that allows governmenthired sharpshooters to hunt deer at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve. The sharpshooting amendment to the ordinance, presented by council member Dave Rollo, overrides Bloomington’s ban on the use of any firearm in city limits that isn’t used by law enforcement or for self-defense. Rollo explained that the deer population at the Griffy Lake Nature Preserve had grown too large and park commissioners were worried that the deer would damage the ecosystem. The Editorial Board, shockingly enough, supports the passage of this ordinance. As we see it, there are a limited number of options
of how to deal with the deer problem at Griffy Lake. The first option is sterilizing the deer, which is costly and impossible to do in an open system. The second option is to poison the deer, which is inhumane. The third option consists of allowing hunting in the nature reserve, which the Editorial Board is anxious about. We aren’t too keen on having multiple hunters at Griffy Lake shooting indiscriminately at anything that moves. That just leaves hiring sharpshooters. These sharpshooters, as we understand, are hired by the city based on their credentials as shooters who are trained in safety and effective killing. These sharpshooters will be able to eliminate the deer overpopulation quietly and quickly, which is another benefit of
sharpshooters over hunters. Hunters tend to either hunt with loud weapons, such as shotguns, or weapons that don’t always kill instantly, such as bows. Either of these methods run the risk of having deer flee the reserve, ending up in the roads, where they pose an even bigger hazard to drivers. Many people who oppose this ordinance feel it’s inhumane and overly violent, but we don’t have another choice. If the deer population goes unchecked, the deer will eventually outgrow Griffy Lake. They will eat all the vegetation they will find. They will continue to breed in high numbers. And they will move on. Once the ecosystem in Griffy Lake is destroyed, we could one day run the risk of having the deer problem move toward campus.
The last thing any of us wants to see is a herd of deer bathing in Showalter Fountain or eating the tulips by the Sample Gates. Deer aren’t cute animals like kittens or puppies. They aren’t Bambi. Deer are creatures that mimic viruses — they move in, destroy an area, and move on. Deer serve an important role of our ecosystem; however, the Editorial Board recognizes the threat they post to Griffy Lake. Thus, Councilman Rollo’s solution of allowing only the most professional, talented hunters to control the deer population is likely the best option. The deer may be cute to look at now in the nature preserve, but they won’t be so cute when they’re jumping out in front of your car. Opinion@idsnews.com @IDS_Opinion
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Here comes Colbert Last week the world received some pretty dramatic news — David Letterman is retiring as host of “The Late Show.” CBS announced that Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert will replace Letterman. I love Colbert. I don’t get to watch “The Colbert Report” as often as I like because by 11:30 p.m. I’m either ready to crash or am just starting my homework. But on the nights I’m feeling crazy or seeking extreme procrastination, I like to listen to Colbert play devil’s advocate and make fun of America’s biggest assholes. Starting next year, the world will get a full hour of the real Colbert, not the hilariously over-the-top, patriotic and bigoted character he plays on Comedy Central. Still, some don’t think Colbert was the best choice. Members of my beloved Buzzfeed have criticized CBS for playing it safe by choosing Colbert. Buzzfeed’s Krystie Lee
Yandoll, Tracy Clayton, Adrian Carrasquillo and Erin La Rosa transcribed a long conversation about the straight white male-dominated world of late night television. They have a point. Late night television is run by straight white males. There’s Letterman, Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Jon Stewart, Colbert, Conan O’Brien, Carson Daly and Craig Ferguson, who I just discovered existed. Thank you, Google. The only female late night host is E!’s Chelsea Handler. Just one woman among nine men. And they’re all white. Yandoll and the other Buzzfeed writers seem to be under the impression that the lack of women and people of color in late night television is because we, the audience, have forgotten that women and people of color can be funny. I don’t think CBS choosing Colbert has anything to do with being afraid to hire a woman or a person of color. Kevin Hart is arguably the
greatest comedian today, but that doesn’t mean he’s suitable to host a TV show. In the article, Yandoll and the other writers suggest Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. As awesome as that would be, those two are a little busy ruling the world. The hard truth is that CBS is a corporation. It’s a business that produces entertainment for us to consume. CBS needs entertainers who can draw in viewers, increase ratings and bring in more money. That’s what it did by choosing Colbert. Colbert, a quality entertainer who has already built a loyal audience and fan base, works hard and knows what he’s doing. I’d say that’s a pretty smart move. I don’t remember this issue being brought up when it was announced that Fallon would replace Jay Leno. No one questioned why NBC chose Meyers instead of Kenan Thompson to replace Fallon on “Late Night.” Colbert deserves the same chance to move up
LEXIA BANKS is a sophomore majoring in telecom.
the ladder like Fallon. He’s a talented comedian who can bring a lot to CBS. We also can’t forget that by leaving “The Colbert Report,” Colbert leaves an open spot for someone to fill — hello Wyatt Cenac, what are you doing in 2015? That would make everyone happy. This is a replacement for David Letterman, we’re talking about. Letterman isn’t a small name. Letterman has been doing late night television for more than 30 years. He deserves to know he will be replaced by someone who can meet the standards of the program he has been building for more than a decade. Colbert has the potential to be that someone. firstname.lastname@example.org @LexiaBanks
Everybody knows about the numerous antiviral medications on the market to treat HIV that allow those diagnosed with the virus to live fairly normal lives. But what about a medication that can actually prevent HIV? Enter Truvada. The FDA approved Truvada in July 2012 to treat already-diagnosed cases of HIV. Soon after, thanks to trials by Dr. Robert Grant of San Francisco, it was discovered that it could actually prevent the disease. But this has the gay community divided. Many argue that taking Truvada for prevention will cause gay men to go out and have unprotected sex, since the risk of contracting HIV is ostensibly not present. Of course, no medicine is 100-percent effective. Initial trials of Truvada indicated only a 42-percent success rate. And effective prevention requires taking the drug daily, so opponents posit it’s easy to forget to do this. However, it’s unfair to dismiss Truvada so quickly. Later tests have shown that Truvada actually has a 99-percent success rate if taken as directed. But, since 2013, only 1,400 people have started taking Truvada as a preventative measure. That then leads to questions such as why this number is so low ifthe drug is 99-percent effective. One person to thank for this is, ironically, AIDS Healthcare Foundation president Michael Weinstein. He called Truvada a “party drug” that will just give men an excuse to “not use condoms.” Well, Mr. Weinstein, I’m sorry to say this, but men already aren’t using condoms. The CDC has reported that unprotected anal sex between men has jumped almost 20 percent between 2005 and 2011. And I don’t doubt this number will continue to climb. One can’t help but see the parallel between birth control pills and Truvada. Birth control pills were invented in 1959 but didn’t see widespread use until the ’70s because of cultural stigma against sex before marriage. It takes society some time to adapt to these types of things. Today, millions of women take birth control pills, and they have every right to do so. It’s easy to forget taking those every day, too, yet we don’t see opposition to them unless you count the far-right religious kooks and Hobby Lobby. And many women take birth control in addition to other contraception, such as condoms, as an extra precaution. So men that take Truvada to prevent HIV could use condoms as well, to be extra safe. How could people be opposed to extra protection? We should welcome this with open arms. We should be passing Truvada out for free in front of gay bars! Well, maybe not that. It’s still pretty expensive. But anyway, you get the idea. Hopefully, in the future Truvada and drugs like it will be as common as birth control pills, readily available in generic form and covered by insurance. And, who knows, maybe one day HIV/AIDS will be a disease that exists only in books and movies as a bittersweet reminder of how good we really have it. email@example.com
The cradles of hate I went to a high school with a pretty high number of skinheads. The bathroom stalls had swastikas etched into the paint. Use of racial slurs was rampant. Confederate flags were worn as fashion accessories. Being called a Jew was a kind of insult. Kids are idiots, but sometimes idiot kids grow up and become idiot adults. On Sunday, 73-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller was arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing three people in Kansas. Though none of them were Jewish, they were shot outside of two Jewish community facilities in the town of Overland Park. From the backseat of a police car Sunday, Miller shouted “Heil Hitler.” Probably, Miller shouted that phrase Sunday afternoon because he knew there were journalists in the area who would pick up on it. We have a tendency to disregard such statements, especially when connected to such violence, as the ravings of a madman. Miller’s vitriol can clearly be dismissed as such, but we should also take an opportunity to recognize that they’re not isolated incidents. Rhetoric like “foreigners taking American jobs” and screaming that your president
DRAKE REED is a senior majoring in economics.
is a socialist or the anti-Christ isn’t all that far removed. Us-versus-them implies a zero-sum game. It makes the veiled case that what someone else gains, I must necessarily lose. It’s what allows kids from my high school to insult each other by placing on them a label that was historically a scapegoat for every possible ill. It’s what allows Miller to spew his hate. It’s what rationalizes groups like our Traditionalist Youth Network, founded in part by IU student Thomas Buhls. There is no “them.” For others to do well, to succeed, doesn’t require that you have less. Hate is not born, but it can be engendered in youth. Students scratching racist symbols on bathroom walls might seem silly, even pointless. It is. But it can also grow into something more insidious. When people like Miller and Buhls are still defended, supported and rationalized, they produce their own replacements. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Re: Corporate Christians We agree corporations are not people, but are separate from another and full of people. Both deliver a message or distribute goods and services differently from another entity, but are built on the foundation of the same laws or scriptures. Corporations are businesses owned by people who are still entitled to their religious freedom and protections. A corporation’s inclusions are, and will usually be in, reflection to that of the character or labors of its governing body, similar to that of a person’s choice of
workplace. Conformity is still popular. People like to surround themselves with like-minded people whose authorities do not come from the consent of the governed. With that being said, we are all entitled to our opinion. Congress doesn’t get it wrong. It’s the entity of business and its inclusions that play their hand versus another, and Congress provides the will of the people who still have protected rights and are orthodox in the preservation of those rights. Daniel McMullen
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Graduating on time matters As students, we may often feel helpless to control the rising cost of college. Most students do not sit at the table when tuition rates are set, so our avenues of influence are limited. But we have an opportunity to directly affect the cost of a degree at IU. On-time graduation rates at Indiana colleges are staggeringly low. Only one-third of students at public four-year universities will graduate on time. At public two-year colleges, six out of 100 students will complete on time. At IU, the on-time graduation rate is around 50 percent, but disaggregation reveals startling disparities. While 53 percent of white students graduate in four years, 40 percent of Hispanic students and 19 percent of black students graduate on time. Furthermore, less than one-third of Pell grant recipients at IU will graduate in four years. These numbers matter. Graduating on time is cheaper than not. The estimated cost of an additional year of schooling to a student is $50,000 in tuition, fees, and lost potential income. Institutions and the state bear significant costs for
extra semesters as well, in additional operating costs and financial aid awards. For working students, attending part-time or taking fewer credit hours may be the best option. However, as students take additional semesters and hit state and federal financial aid limits, their probability of completing their degree declines. Students who invest in their education but do not receive a diploma bear the greatest loss. Unfortunately, this is happening to far too many of our peers. We can control college costs by changing our campus culture to be one that values on-time completion. Taking 15 credits per semester lowers the cost per credit hour for students. It also enables a student to graduate in four years, lowering the cost per degree both on a personal and institutional level. We may not set tuition rates or investment amounts, be we can make higher education dollars more productive by shortening our time to graduation. Hannah Rozow email@example.com
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Reducing our meat consumption Earth Day has traditionally been the one day each year that people band together to take action for the environment. We bike to campus, we redouble our recycling efforts and we pledge to be more conscientious about the amount of waste we produce. But you can help save the planet every time you sit down for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It’s true — join millions of others who are doing something to help the environment by eating more plant-based meals. Simply put, the increasing global demand for meat is fueling the growth of factory farms to the tune of billions of animals raised in conditions none of us are proud of. In addition to being bad for animal welfare, these industrial operations wreak havoc on the environment. Numerous studies reveal that animal agriculture contributes to some of the most critical environmental issues, like pollution, deforestation, biodiversity loss, climate change and water use. As international relief organization Oxfam notes, it takes significantly more land, water and oil to produce meat than it does to
produce plant-based foods. Animals are typically fed massive amounts of grains in order to yield a comparatively small amount of meat. So if you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint this Earth Day, start by reducing your carbon hoofprint. According to a 2013 United Nations report, animal agriculture produces 15 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. That’s one reason the Sierra club recognizes the importance of meat reduction, stating, “If Americans reduced meat consumption by just 20 percent, it would be as though we all switched from a sedan to a hybrid.” And when it comes to water conservation, we should think in terms of not only how much water we use, but how much water we eat. That’s right — one study reported that the water used to produce one hamburger is equivalent to 30 average American showers. And our planet’s beef with water overconsumption isn’t just with beef. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it takes nine gallons of water just to slaughter one
chicken — and that doesn’t even include all the water used to raise the bird. In light of such inefficiency, it comes as no surprise that the United Nations recommends that we “replace meat with another source of protein” as a smart water-saving solution. Perhaps the easiest and tastiest way to help the environment is practicing the Three Rs — “reducing” or “replacing” consumption of animal products and “refining” our diets by choosing products from sources that adhere to higher animal welfare standards. Millions of Americans are already taking personal action to reduce their meat consumption through simple initiatives such as Meatless Monday, Mark Bittman’s Vegan Before 6 or by adopting vegetarian or “flexitarian” lifestyles. The current high levels of meat consumption in the United States support inhumane practices in industrial factory farms and push small family farmers out of business. Eating less meat is better for animals, creates less waste and pollution and places more value on
humane and sustainable agriculture, which benefits family farmers and generates more income for rural communities. Best of all, eating more meat-free meals is more affordable, more accessible and easier than ever. Dining halls always have delicious meat-free options. Enjoy tasty favorites on-thego such as Chipotle’s Sofritas, Burger King’s veggie burgers and Olive Garden’s pasta with marinara sauce. Grocery stores stock meat-free must-haves such as protein-packed beans, lentils and vegetables to make spicy burritos, savory curries and hearty chilies. Our present environmental problems can oftentimes seem overwhelming, so after a day of Earth Day activities, we all tend to feel good about our individual efforts. Thankfully, each of us has the power to green the planet all year long every time we sit down to eat by simply putting more vegetables and less meat on our plates. Krystil Smith, Food Policy Coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States
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College football and collective action The headlines are Northwestern University and unionized college sports, but the storyline is universal and highlights an opportunity for us all. Forget the fretting pundits who conjure up endless what ifs. The truth is, the football players at Northwestern understand the power of collective action and the meaning of a fair deal. We’d all be better off understanding the same. You see, one player standing alone against institutions as powerful as Northwestern or the NCAA faces some pretty tough odds. But when a majority of players come together, that’s a game changer. That’s how collective bargaining lifts up whole groups of people — from individual workplaces to the community at large. Students and universities in general could do with more than a little lifting up. That’s why it’s so disappointing to hear university representatives echo the comments we hear from anti-worker politicians and CEOs, who cajole and bully workers with lies and scare tactics. We deal with these things every day. America has been playing college football for more than 100 years, and we’ve
cheered for our school teams every season. But college football is no longer just an extracurricular activity or a booster for alumni. It’s big business. The truth is that the NCAA makes a lot of money from college sports, and so do universities. Both also exert control of pretty much every aspect of student–athletes’ lives, and the pressure on players to produce is at an all-time high. But that’s just it — no one has sat down to seriously address the effect of this new regime on the players. And that’s why the Northwestern players stopped waiting for someone else to come up with a solution and have stood up for themselves, collectively. The NCAA is a financial powerhouse with assets of more than half a trillion dollars. The universities, too, are major institutions. They’re not pushovers. No one has to worry about their interests. No corporation or institution of that size will change easily or overnight, and the effects won’t be isolated to Northwestern or football players. Think of the era not long ago when universities outsourced official apparel to the developing world — where textile companies
forced workers to labor in dangerous conditions for rock-bottom wages. Students organized themselves and founded United Students Against Sweatshops, which has built a powerful presence on more than 150 campuses in the past two decades and won ground-breaking campaigns for fair labor practices for the men and women who make college gear. Last week, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, highlighted the big problem of student debt, which has topped $1 trillion. He pointed out the increasingly stratified world of higher education, where a low-performing, highincome high school student has an 80 percent chance of going to college, compared to a high-performing, lowincome student with only a 20 percent chance. That’s wrong. America’s post-secondary education system should be a defender of meritocracy, not the opposite. That’s why earlier this year, students and organizations like the AFL-CIO launched the Higher Ed Not Debt campaign to tackle the crippling and ever-growing issue of student loan debt in America. And the growing movement doesn’t stop there. When adjunct professors at Duquesne University were
being denied fair benefits and pay, they organized in collective action. When food service workers at Pomona College were being treated poorly, they organized in collective action. The atrocities of sweatshops. Growing student debt. Low pay for adjunct professors. Mistreatment of food service workers. These issues needed rebalancing in the modern era. Certainly, most people recognize the need for a similar rebalancing when it comes to the NCAA. Who better to provide that balance than the student–athletes themselves? What’s happening in college sports is another movement of people understanding what’s possible through collective action. And it’s being led by the people who know it best and who live it and work it every day. These are the kinds of movements that give us all hope and that help to lift us all. Liz Shuler is the AFLCIO Secretary–Treasurer, the second highest-ranking officer in the labor movement and the highest-ranked woman in labor history. Liz is a former college journalist from the University of Oregon.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 than anything else. “When a person’s in a suicidal crisis, they’re not thinking straight,” she said. “It’s not that they want to die, but they want the pain to stop.” She said people sometimes think suicide will not only end their pain, but will also keep those around them from suffering. “It’s very isolating,” Vlachos-Weber said, a self-described victim of depression. Very few people commit suicide selfishly, she said. They just don’t know it’s not a solution to whatever problem they are facing. The backpacks tell the stories of people of different ages. Seeing their stories on display is intended to make people realize there is a problem. “It communicates a loud message very quietly,” Vlachos-Weber said. * * * In collaboration with Active Minds, psychologist Chris Meno worked to set up backpacks and help run the depression screening offered at the display. “The number one cause of suicide is untreated depression,” Meno said. She said she wanted the stigma against mental health to be stopped and students to learn the signs of depression so they can help friends. Most people know of someone who has died by
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 takes two days to process. The deadline was Tuesday. In the May 6 primary, voters will choose from a slate of candidates within a party, and the winners will run in the November general election. Republican candidates are Young, Kathy Lowe-Heil and Mark Jones. Young first won the seat in 2010 against then-incumbent Baron Hill, a Democrat. Lowe-Heil is a Southern Indiana native and was a delegate to the state Republican
suicide, Meno said. Sophomore Margaret Hensley is a member of the Crimson Corps, a group at IU Health Center that uses peer-to-peer support, advocacy and outreach to promote mental well-being on campus. Depression screenings are offered about once a semester, she said, and can be for anyone, regardless of whether they’re struggling with their emotions or feeling perfectly healthy. “It screens some of the signs and symptoms of depression,” Hensley said. After participants answer 10 questions, their responses are reviewed. If necessary, participants receive literature or have immediate conversations with members of CAPS, she said. Hensley said even if you feel healthy, seeing people participating might encourage people who are unsure about being screened to step forward. She said she encourages all people to participate. As she acknowledged the people slowing down to look closer at the backpacks lining the sidewalks, Hensley said she was happy. “Everybody is stopping and looking,” Hensley said. “The main goal is raising awareness.” * * * Senior Sean Vann said he saw the bags, and, since he had time, stopped. Upon realizing what he was seeing, Vann could only
Party in 2012, according to her campaign website. Jones described himself as a fiscal conservative in a March primary debate. Democratic candidates are Bailey, James McClure, J.S. Miller and William Thomas. Bailey is a former Seymour mayor and Chamber of Commerce president. McClure describes himself as a “Jeffersonian AntiFederalist Democrat.” Miller, who has filed expenditures with the FEC, was a policy analyst for six years at IU. Thomas’s campaign information could not be found online.
say, “Wow, that’s crazy.” He looked around. “Something needs to be done to stop this,” he said. He continued to stare at all the bags. “Everybody has a family, I mean, they affect the family,” he said. Brandon Doman, a member of the Active Minds National Office, travels with the display to college campuses throughout the United States. All the bags were given to the group by friends and family members of those who have committed suicide, he said. Some backpacks, like Jay’s, were the students’ actual backpacks. Others were donated. One mother sent in her daughter’s backpack with a picture and a note. The note read that her daughter, Michelle, was 23 and a college athlete at the time of her suicide. A picture captioned “Me and Mikey” sits on another pack, telling readers that Mikey killed himself two weeks before he turned 24. “Forty-four percent of college students have felt so depressed it was hard to function,” a sign near his backpack said. Of all the stories on display, Doman said he noticed a theme — friends and family rarely saw the suicide coming. They were often shocked by what happened, and generally found stigma about mental health kept the victim from talking, he said.
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Additionally, Gummer is a sculptor who has made several public art displays installed at IU-Bloomington and IU-Purdue University Indianapolis. According to the IU Cinema website, Streep will receive an honorary doctoral degree for her achievements in the arts and her contributions as a philanthropist. Considered by many film critics as one of the greatest living actors, Streep has had a successful acting career, with 18 Academy Award
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The Send Silence Packing travelling exhibit displayed 1,100 backpacks at the IU Arboretum during the day Tuesday to spread suicide awareness.
“We want people to know that there’s people out there talking about mental health,” he said. * * * Lauren Redding, communications coordinator for Active Minds, said the organization was founded in 2003 by current director Alison Malmon following the loss of her brother to suicide. What started as a kind of support group in Malmon’s dorm room became a national nonprofit after she graduated. Redding said there are currently 400 chapters nationwide. This is Send Silence Pack-
nominations and 28 Golden Globe nominations. “Meryl Streep is certainly an A-list actor and is certainly on top of the film scene,” Vickers said. “She is also an international ambassador for the art form.” Her visit this afternoon will be set up as an interview, led by Barbara Klinger, a professor in the Department of Communication and Culture. For the interview, audience members will be allowed to tweet questions for Streep, to potentially be asked by Klinger. Tickets for the event are
ing’s seventh tour, she said. Both fall and spring tours are completed, and next year’s tours for both semesters have already been booked. “It’s a really incredible visual,” she said. “This display really sends the message home.” She said Active Minds is constantly receiving new stories from loved ones and new backpacks to display them in, and to replace the ones that have become weathered throughout time. “We just have a constant stream of backpacks coming in,” she said. She said this kind of display is vital to suicide preven-
free, but according to the auditorium’s box office, all the tickets for the lecture have been claimed. Doors to the auditorium open at 2 p.m. and all attendees are required to be present and seated no later than 2:50 p.m. After today’s lecture, she will present a screening of her film “A Prairie Home Companion,” in which Streep stars as Yolanda Johnson, at the IU Cinema. The cinema will also present several of Streep’s recent films, such as “The Iron Lady,” “Sophie’s Choice” and “August: Osage
tion, because most students will tell a friend, significant other or roommate before they’ll tell a doctor or even their families. Send Silence Packing is about student education, Redding said. “Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students,” she said. Redding said she hopes Send Silence Packing will lower that statistic and help keep people from suffering in silence. It has a kind of ripple effect, she said. “It is a really great conversation starter for students on campuses,” she said.
County,” in April and May in honor of her appearance. Students said they are excited to see the acclaimed actress. IU senior Emelly Rusli said she couldn’t be more excited to celebrate her last semester in school with this lecture. “Meryl Streep is an outstanding actress who truly lives the character she plays for in every one of her movies,” Rusli said. “This is my last semester at IU, and I have to say that her coming would be one of the highlights for my last few months here.”
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IU freshman Ben Nichols films during a rehearsal for his upcoming movie, "Just Call Me Jack."
Film for thought IU freshman Ben Nichols follwed his passion and created a ﬁlm about an underdog high school student BY ALISON GRAHAM | email@example.com
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Brian Horne helps performer Kaleb Rich-Harris focus on breathing with his diaphragm to help with his singing. Rich-Harris is starring as Viktor Eversteen in a movie musical called "Just Call Me Jack," written and directed by Nichols.
en Nichols turns on his camera. It’s the ﬁrst rehearsal for his feature-length ﬁlm. Now that the red recording button is on, Kaleb Rich-Harris transforms into his character. He plays Victor, a high school senior trying to get into college. Victor asks his retired teacher Dr. Jack Conners, played by Ken Farrell, to write him a recommendation letter. Victor isn’t the best student. He isn’t in
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Ben Nichols films actors Ken Farrell and Kaleb Rich-Harris during a rehearsal for his upcoming featurelength film.
many clubs, he doesn’t get good grades, and he never speaks a word in class. Doc has written recommendation letters before, but not for students like Victor. Doc only writes for the top students — the ones who show initiative and promise. “They all have something that makes them remarkable,” Doc said. “They are people who really have something to offer the world.” Victor stares at Doc. “I feel there’s more to me than you know,” he said.
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Actors Ken Farrell and Kaleb Rich-Harris read through the script of "Just Call Me Jack," an upcoming featurelength film directed by IU freshman Ben Nichols.
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"Just Call Me Jack" is a movie musical that was written and will be directed by Nichols. He said he hopes this project will inspire others to create their own work.
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Rest Yourself Tonight is the opening number of "Just Call Me Jack.”
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Nichols, a freshman at IU, wanted his independent film project, “Just Call Me Jack,” to be about the future of young people. In high school, after he received good grades and had teachers write letters for him, he wondered what it would have been like if he wasn’t the same kid. “I thought that there were a lot of kids I know that didn’t have the grades I had but have still done really cool and incredible things, but no one really knows about it,” Nichols said. “Not everything has to be academic. This is revealing a kid that maybe you ignored in high school or didn’t really know about.” Nichols is the producer, writer, director and composer of the feature-length film. “Just Call Me Jack” is about Victor, who needs a letter of recommendation for his college applications. Although he doesn’t know where he wants to apply, he thinks a great letter of recommendation will guarantee his acceptance. The movie is set in Doc’s house as Victor tries to convince his teacher that he is worth his recommendation.
“The entire film is this conversation, interviewstyle, where the kid basically fights back and says, ‘No, this is why you should believe in my future and the future of young people as a whole,’” Nichols said. Nichols first started writing the script in 2012. “In the first draft of the script, Victor is a lot more sarcastic and drops the fbomb a lot,” Nichols said. After reading it again and thinking about how he wanted to actually portray his character, Nichols created Victor to be more mildmannered and shy. “It’s better for his character development because at the end he becomes more overt and open,” Nichols said. “So you get to see his character change more, unlike in the previous drafts where I didn’t know what the hell I was doing.” The final draft of the script was finished during spring break, and shooting for the movie is scheduled for late May. IU sophomore Kaleb Rich-Harris will perform the role of Victor, which he was offered after auditioning at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in February.
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Brian Horne works with performer Kaleb Rich-Harris on his breathing technique as they prepare to rehearse the music for "Just Call Me Jack".
“Kaleb came in and did a monologue from ‘Death of a Salesman’ and a song from ‘Godspell,’” Nichols said. “He took two really professional pieces and just blew us away, and that’s when we knew we had our guy.” Rich-Harris said he first saw advertisements for auditions in the theater building and emails from theater professors about the opportunity. “I’m very interested in film and saw it as a great challenge,” Rich-Harris said. “I was staying in Bloomington this summer, and I just really wanted to do it.” Bloomington resident Ken Farrell didn’t audition for the film, but was offered the role of Doc after the first actor dropped out of the movie. Nichols sent Farrell a message on Facebook after seeing videos of his performances for the Cardinal Stage Company. Farrell met with Nichols and signed the contract on the spot. “I was immediately interested in the concept about what the script has to say about relationships in the time you’re struggling in adolescence,” said Farrell, who has been acting for 48 years.
Shooting for “Just Call Me Jack” will last for two weeks. Nichols plans to stay in Bloomington to edit the film in order to finish before September, when he can start sending it to film festivals. Each film festival submission requires an application fee, so Nichols said he wants to wait until he has finished the movie before deciding which ones to send it to. “I want it to be good,” Nichols said. “And since it’s my first movie, I’m open to the idea of making a movie that’s good, but maybe not perfect because it’s a learning experience.” Part of that learning experience for Nichols was allowing himself to take every opportunity he could with the movie, he said. Nichols wrote the entire script, developing each character and revising it until he was satisfied. He also wrote the lyrics and composed the score for the song in the movie, “Rest Yourself Tonight.” “I think a lot of people that want to get into film limit themselves a little bit,” Nichols said. “As in, ‘I want to be a director, but someone else has to write the script, and someone else has to act.’ And I’m thinking, ‘Well, if you do everything, even if you’re not
culminated in the production of “Just Call Me Jack,” he said, where he was able to fuse them. The combination was Nichols’ way of showing the power of the younger generations and the potential they can create for themselves, he said. “Older generations have a responsibility to pass the torch to their descendants,” Nichols said. “The film will inspire students to not limit themselves and think outside the box.” Through “Just Call Me Jack,” Nichols said he is also trying to prove to the University that even without a film school, students are doing great things. “Even though this movie is an independent project, I want it to inspire people to keep making things, keep pushing the envelope,” Nichols said. “The bigger our content becomes, the better our school and our education will be and the more we can convince people here at IU that we are talented.” Creating things doesn’t just apply to film students, but all students on campus, Nichols said. “There is no excuse not to create things,” he said. “The world is at our fingertips.”
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the best at everything, at least you have that experience.’” Taking on so many roles in the movie opens doors for Nichols to explore, he said. Nichols said he first thought about film while watching Disney movies as a kid. After watching “Bambi,” the end of the VHS tape had a short documentary about how the animation for the film was created. It was then that Nichols realized people created the movies he loved, and it was an option for him to pursue in the future. Nichols started making short YouTube videos and then films for high school film festivals and the Indianapolis High School Playwriting Competition. Music came when he started taking guitar lessons six years ago. Nichols said he dreamed of learning the electric guitar but was forced to begin lessons on an acoustic guitar. “For me, acoustic was like, ‘Well that’s not going to impress any girls. I don’t even like country music,’ and the day I started, I just fell in love with it,” Nichols said. Nichols also performed in supporting roles in his high school theater productions. All of these aspirations
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The IU softball team (1229-1, 4-10) returns to action in a Wednesday doubleheader after coming off of a dramatic win to end the weekend series against Penn State. IU will face the leader of the West division of the Mid-American Conference, Ball State (23-13, 4-2). The Cardinals are on a three-game winning streak after going 3-1 in last weekend’s series against Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. IU Coach Michelle Gardner said the key to playing Ball State is controlling the tempo. “If they get people on, we need groundouts or strikeouts,” Gardner said. “We really need to control the tempo of the game.” The last time the two faced off, Ball State won 5-2, something IU junior pitcher Lora Olson remembers well. “I remember from facing them last year that they have a very potent lineup,” Olson said. “This is nothing new for us. We’ve played some pretty good teams this season. We need to keep them off balanced, mix our speeds and hit our spots.” Ball State has the 19thhighest team batting average in the country and five hitters in the lineup have an average above .300. As a team, it has more home runs (42) and have driven in more runs (204) than any team in its conference. The team’s most
productive hitter, sophomore outfielder Briana Evans, has the highest batting average in the MAC at .409. Senior outfielder Jennifer Gilbert not only has the conference’s third highest batting average at .405, but she also leads the MAC in home runs (15) and runs batted in (45). Ball State’s pitching staff has a cumulative ERA of 4.33, and it is allowing an opponent batting average of .314. The Hoosiers can expect to face sophomore righthanded pitchers Kelsey Schifferdecker and Nicole Steinbach. They have a combined ERA of 4.05 and a total of 112 strikeouts. Ball State will be facing off with an IU offense that has been productive in recent weeks. Sophomore first baseman Kassi Farmer played a large role in Sunday’s win against Penn State. She had a career-high four hits in five at-bats, and she also drove in a career-high five runs. “I need to do what I did Sunday,” Farmer said. “I was feeling good. I went to the plate relaxed and didn’t think too much.” Farmer said if the team comes out on offense like they did Sunday, they have a good chance at being successful. “We need to play like we did on Sunday,” she said. “We had an attacking mindset and to attack early. We were stringing hits together.” IU has also received a boost on offense from the return of CaraMia Tsirigos. Tsirigos, who was named
LINEUP SHAKEUP IU Coach Michelle Gardner changed her lineup April 5, dropping senior shortstop Breanna Saucedo to the No. 2 position and replacing her with junior outfielder Brianna Meyer. The move has worked, as both Saucedo and Meyer have found success at the plate in their new positions. BEFORE CHANGE (35 GAMES) Meyer 24-90 (.242), 8 RBI, 14 runs scored Saucedo 40-122 (.327), 6 RBI, 20 runs scored AFTER CHANGE (7 GAMES) Meyer 8-20 (.400), 5 RBI, 3 runs scored Saucedo 10-24 (.416), 2 RBI, 4 runs scored the Big Ten Freshman of the Week March 18, missed 11 straight games with a hand injury before returning for the Penn State series. In her first series back, Tsirigos batted 3-for-8 and had a key solo home run in Sunday’s game. In the second game of the Purdue series, Gardner decided to change her leadoff hitter for the first time in 35 games. She moved senior shortstop Breanna Saucedo to the second slot while moving junior outfielder Brianna Meyer to leadoff. In the seven games since the change, both have seen a slight bump in production despite a small sample size. Meyer’s batting average in the leadoff spot is .400 as compared to her .242 in the second position. Saucedo, who has the
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highest batting average on the team at .342, batted .327 at the leadoff position. After the switch, she has an average of .416. Gardner said she made the switch because of Meyer’s patience to take pitches, but she is very pleased with the production she has seen from both players. “We made the change because Brianna takes more pitches,” she said. “Breanna tends to swing at the second or third pitch while Brianna tends to work deeper into the count. I’m happy with how the change has IDS FILE PHOTO worked out.” Then-sophomore Lora Olson high fives teammates before the game against Ball State on April 23, 2013, at Andy Mohr Field.
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Last year, IU’s midweek starter was a constant staple for the team. That hasn’t been the case this year. Will Coursen-Carr, a freshman last year, excelled as the midweek starter in 2013. He was 5-0 with a 1.93 ERA. This year, Coursen-Carr was moved into the weekend
rotation but has struggled. Several pitchers have thrown the midweek game, with none securing the job for himself. Brian Korte, Sullivan Stadler and Kyle Hart have all thrown midweek games. Hart excelled and was promoted to the weekend rotation. Korte will get his start when Western Kentucky (1917, 7-8) comes to Bloomington to face IU (21-11, 8-1).
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IU had its nine-game winning streak snapped last Sunday against Morehead State. Despite a grand slam by designated hitter Scott Donley in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Hoosiers fell 8-7 to the Eagles. Senior Brian Korte will start tonight against the Hilltoppers. Korte earned the start in the Hoosiers’ last midweek game against Indiana State. The senior went three innings and gave up no earned runs. Freshman Thomas Belcher came in and threw four innings of relief, giving up two earned runs. The issue of starting pitching depth has become a real issue for IU since the injury of junior starter Kyle Hart. Hart — who underwent Tommy John surgery yesterday and is out for the season — has been out since March 30. The injury has bumped pitching up in the rotation, and IU Coach Tracy Smith wants one of his pitchers to step up. With Korte, he specifically wants him to be more aggressive in the strike zone. “With multiple pitches,” Smith added. “I think as a starter, you have to do that. You can’t go hard, hard, hard all the time. You have to drop some off-speed stuff in there.” Smith doesn’t have a SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 12
Two Hoosiers took first place earlier this month at the East Coast Swimming Championships in Atlanta. Junior Hunter Hoffman, an exercise science major, finished first in two events. Hoffman, originally from Anderson, Ind., finished first in the 50-yard free event in 20.61 seconds. He also finished first in the 100-yard free, breaking the record with a time of 44.75 seconds. The previous record was 45.93. Freshman Taylor Johnson, also an exercise science major, finished first in one event and second in another. Johnson placed first in the 50-yard butterfly, finishing in 25.89 seconds. She also placed second in the 100-yard butterfly, coming in with a time of 58.92 seconds. Hoffman has swam competitively for nine years and Johnson for eight. Both swimmers had similar
success in high school, receiving conference and sectional titles, and were state qualifiers. Johnson said she admired one of her former coaches from her hometown of Greenfield, Ind., before coming to IU. He had been her coach from sixth grade through her junior year of high school before he left for another position. “He taught me to swim, and he kind of stepped in as a father figure to a lot of us, too,” Johnson said. He was the first coach with whom she went to state. Hoffman said his club coach from Anderson influenced him. “He was the only reason I got out of the floating stage of swimming,” he said. Hoffman and Johnson said they have similar styles of preparation for competition. “I like to know my competition,” Johnson said. “I like to pump myself up and get nervous and get excited
for it.” Hoffman said he enjoys doing the same, reviewing the times of his competition to see how close they are. He said when he gets on the block, he likes to imitate Michael Phelps, stretching his arms in a similar fashion to the Olympian. “It looks kind of goofy, but it’s fun,” Hoffman said. Johnson said she listens to music with a good beat before competing. Hoffman takes a different approach. “I listen to Maynard Ferguson before I swim,” he said. “We used to listen to the Pokémon theme song before home meets.” Hoffman and Johnson also said they have different pre-competition meals. “I usually get a chicken biscuit from McDonald’s and two hash browns,” Hoffman said. Johnson said she prefers to eat lighter, generally sticking to granola bars. SEE SWIM CLUB, PAGE 12
NOTICE TO IU STUDENTS IU Campus Bus Service Proposed Service Adjustments–Fall 2014 The IU Student Transportation Board (STB) is soliciting feedback from IU students on proposed campus bus service adjustments for Fall 2014. Detailed information on the proposed service adjustments can be found at go.iu.edu/aNN. IU students can provide feedback by emailing directly to the Student Transportation Board at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Based on the evaluation of the feedback obtained from IU students, final recommendations will be made at the STB public meeting on April 21, 2014 at 7 pm in the Charter Room of the IMU. The STB will then take a final vote to approve, disapprove, or modify the proposed service adjustments. 1. A Route Concept — Return the A Route to former to provide bus service to Willkie, the Rose Avenue route and serve: Indiana Avenue, Seventh Street, residence center, and Forest. Woodlawn Avenue and Tenth Street. Bus stops would be restored at the Sample Gates, the IMU, 4. X Route Concept — Create a new stop on Collins, Woodlawn Field (across from Psychology), Woodlawn at Seventh Street. The X Route would and the Kelley School of Business. drop off and pick up passengers at the stop that is currently used by the BT Route 6. Current bus 2. B Route Concept — Extend the B Route on Third stops on campus to remain in effect. Street and adding stops at Jordan Hall and the Maurer School of Law. The route will then return 5. Class Break Bus Service Concept — Discontinue to Jordan Avenue via Dunn Street and Atwater the E Route during class breaks. Class breaks Avenue. are when no classes are in session and students generally leave campus. Class breaks are 3. D Route and E Route Concept — Combine the Thanksgiving Break, Semester Break, Spring D Route and the E Route. The combined route Break, and Summer Break. Fall Break is not included in class breaks, since the residence halls would carry the E Route name and have 2 buses assigned to it most of the day with an additional are open. This adjustment would be implemented bus in the afternoon peak times. The E Route starting with Thanksgiving Break 2014. would be routed onto Rose Avenue to Third Street
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Houses/Twnhs./Flats Avail. Aug., 2014. Call for pricing: 812-287-8036. Near Stadium 417 E. 15th 3 BR, 2 BA, 1425/ mo., water included, W/D, D/W. Avail. August, 2014. 317-225-0972
Automobiles 2003 Lincoln Town Car. Excel. cond., 95k mi., sunroof, loaded, $8500. 812-327-8487
FOR SALE: Full size bed set, incl. mattress, frame, box set, $200, obo. 913.660.8483
NEW REMODEL 3 BR, W/D, D/W, A/C, & basement. Located at 5th & Bryan. $395/ea.322-0931
FOR SALE: Headboard, dresser/mirror + side table, $100, obo. 765.418.3870
WISEN RENTALS 2-8 BR houses for rent. Prime S. locations. $450-$850/mo. 812-334-3893 email@example.com or text 812-361-6154.
FOR SALE: Queen size bed set, incl. box spring, mattress & frame. $200. Avail. May. 561-350-0907
Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 7 — Dream up a way to improve earnings. It’s a good time to ask for money. Start with your inner circle, then move out. You’re in the glamour spotlight, and others are impressed. Competition is fierce.
Plato’s Closet pays cash on the spot for trendy, gently used clothing. 812-333-4442
Available August: 3 BR, 1 or 2 BA, W/D, D/W, A/C, parking. $975/mo. plus utils.
Misc. for Sale Buying/selling portable window A/C and dorm refridgerators. Any size. Cash paid. 812-320-1789 firstname.lastname@example.org
Aug. 2014, near campus. 2, 3, 4, and 5 BR houses. thunderboltproperty.com Aug. 3 & 4 BR homes. w/ garages. Applns. Yard. Near IU. 812-325-6748
FOR SALE: Student model piccolo. Text/call (937)751-7199 for more information!
Located at 9th & Grant, roommate wanted. Avail. immediately. 812-333-9579
4/5 BR house. Bonus room. Near campus. $1700-$2k. A/C, D/W, W/D. Aug., 2014. Text 812-325-6187.
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4 BR house. Close to campus. Central air, big back yard. Aug lease. 812-477-1275
Instruments Cort strat-style electric guitar, red, perfect, really! w/ gig bag. $100. Call: 812-929-8996.
2 BR, 2.5 BA townhouse, near the Stadium. $700/ mo. Call 812-320-3391.
3-5 bedroom houses. Great locations & pricing. 812-330-1501 gtrentalgroup.com
Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Favor rational logic over emotions today. Postpone a financial discussion. Talk about practicalities and action. Move group activities forward steadily, and keep the others on course. Clarify instructions. Imagine.
Misc. Services Cellphone repair, all types. Same day repair. Pick up avaiable. 812-325-0107
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 7 — Team projects go well, and dreams are within reach. Organized data and planning provide structure, which comes in useful as your workload increases. Focus on your objective, one step at a time. Money changes hands. Practice your game, increasing strength. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Change takes place just as you imagined. Try not to get flustered. Money for a household item is available. Listen to a partner. Allow time to resolve mis-
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understandings. Peace and quiet go down especially nice today. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Imagine a dream come true, especially with a home project. Friends can be persuaded to help out... provide delicious treats and other enticements. Apply their expert tricks. Clean up. Check instructions before compromising. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Travel beckons, but take care. No need to rush things. Calm a partner’s anxiety. Don’t spend
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before the check clears. Reach out to your groups. An imaginative work strategy gets results. Express what a dream looks like. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Today could get profitable or expensive (or both). Try a different approach. Believe in someone who believes in you. Fall in love with a dreamer. Get captivated by a fascinating conversation. Order what you need. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Discover something new about yourself. Record a dream. Indulge fantasies and speculation. Imagine yourself in different roles than what’s predictable. Achieve
domestic objectives through bureaucracy. Untangle a miscommunication. Finish up old business. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Copy the itinerary to everyone involved. Monitor and watch to improve efficiency and maximize your advantage. Investigate new technology. Sign documents. Teach your philosophy through humor. Be willing to laugh. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Talk doesn’t go far today. Benefits are more spiritual than material. Enjoy parties for a good cause. Resist temptation to run away. Bring your partner on board. Friends support your efforts.
Difficulty Rating: How to play: Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 grid contains the digits 1 through 9, without repeating a number in any one row, column or 3x3 grid.
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1 Monarchy 6 Many a class reunion tune 11 “Captain Phillips” actor Hanks 14 __ ink 15 Fishing spots 16 Title heartbreaker in a Three Dog Night song 17 *Tyke’s dinnertime perch 19 “I’m not a crook” monogram 20 Rogue 21 Plowing measure 23 Ad Council ad, briefly 25 *Unfair deception 28 Energetic 31 Obvious joy 32 “Spider-Man” trilogy director Sam 33 Feel sorry about 34 Quipster 37 *Insignificant amount 42 Weekend TV fare for nearly 40 yrs. 43 Reading after resetting 44 “Roots” hero __ Kinte 45 Scandinavian port
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Consider a new opportunity. There may be a test. Keep your eye on the ball. Practice makes perfect. Avoid impulsive spending, or a conflict of interests. Make plans for castles in the sky. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — Study, research and do the homework. Check each story from multiple views and catalog differences of opinion. Don’t argue with a wise suggestion. Visualize the result. Make plans and reservations. Hunt for the best deal.
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47 Comeback 48 *Numero uno 53 Used to be 54 Lover of Euridice, in a Monteverdi work 55 Decide not to ride 58 Cambridge sch. 59 Try, or a hint to the first words of the answers to starred clues 64 Rocks found in bars 65 Software buyers 66 Kevin of “Cry Freedom” 67 Audio receiver 68 Tag cry 69 Loosened
11 Country singer Gibbs 12 Ancient Mexican tribe known for carved stone heads 13 Capital WSW of Moscow 18 “__ homo” 22 Style reportedly named for Ivy League oarsmen 23 Western chum 24 Lasting marks 26 Hot-and-cold fits 27 Working class Roman 29 Collapse inward 30 Sundial hour 33 Greek consonant 35 “Don’t tell me, don’t tell me!” 36 Neon swimmer 38 Court plea, briefly 39 Multi-cell creature? 40 Commonly fourstringed instrument 41 Bits of ankle art, say 46 Former Japanese military ruler 47 Horseradish, e.g. 48 Pal, slangily 49 Novelist Jong 50 “... happily ever __” 51 Oteri of 42- Across 52 Lift 56 Knockoff 57 Land surrounded by agua 60 Prefix with metric 61 Doc who administers a PET scan? 62 United 63 English poet Hughes Look for the crossword daily in the comics section of the Indiana Daily Student. Find the solution for the daily crossword here.
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1 Cage component 2 Ambient music innovator 3 Worship 4 Brainy Simpson 5 Yoga class supply 6 Onetime rival of Sally Jessy 7 Stocking thread 8 Mark of concern 9 Roth __ 10 Collection of heir pieces?
Band to play ‘phunk’ jam at Bluebird BY CHRISTIAN KEMP email@example.com
IU Jacobs School Music’s symphonic choir performs classical music by Parry, Bach, Standford and Mendelssohn on Tuesday at Auer Hall at the Jacobs School of Music.
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ScHoolboy Q: Pull an outﬁt from the lyrics and don’t wear red Two weeks ago, Union Board announced ScHoolboy Q as the headliner of this year’s Little 500 concert via Twitter. It was followed by a strand of something along the lines of “Le Go” spelled with too many vowels (Leeee Goooo) and us Indiana girls, all accustomed to the EDM shows, asking, “Well, what do I wear to this shindig?” I’d like to solve the dilemma, too. We have eight days, and there’s some crucial details I must share. Let’s begin. So, ScHoolboy Q credited 50 Cent in a 2012 interview for basically “birthing” his whole style, but he wasn’t talking fashion. Nonetheless, 50 Cent is a New Yorker and ScHoolboy Q is a South Central LAer. That gives us some initial context. We might be Midwest, but we’re dressing like the coasts. I asked Wesley Ring for his concert-wear advice. He’s from neither city, but I vouch for his credible taste. He’s also a first-place teammate in this year’s Little 500 Quals and retweeted the ScHoolBoy Q announcement without having to Google him first like most of y’all. He replied, “Tie dye. And bucket hats.” Well, it’s not far off. The 27-year-old rapper is infamous for his numerous sportings of bucket hats. In
fact, the rapper joked in a recent BET interview that he’s been offered so much money for his endorsement of bucket hat brands (they exist), that he was considering releasing his own brand. Until then, Top Dawg Entertainment is offering a limited edition Oxymoron Bucket Hat, named after the rappers’ 2014 album release. Also available is the Oxymoron Ski Mask Beanie, though an asterisk warns buyers should expect some delays because of the high volume of orders. I can’t help but to hope that’s a joke or a misprint. Not everything you read, after all, is true. For example, ScHoolboy Q called out scholarly source Wikipedia for getting the city he was born in in Germany wrong. Unfortunately, all the other reports on him seem accurate, including his branding as a felon. And though he won’t go into details, he tells people not to worry because “it wasn’t a sexual thing.” Yep, he’s another rapper, ex-dealer con who has been gang-banging since age 12 with the Crips. So, I finally give you a solid piece of advice. Don’t wear red. And he might take offense to anything resembling an orange jumpsuit, too. Let’s continue. ScHoolBoy Q’s personally warned one of his Twitter followers, “mosHpits dnt
wear Heels r a dress.” So add those to your list and start to consider the possibility that the only real style preference this guy has is bucket hats and capitalizing the letter “h.” But apparently it’s good advice as one follower tweeted in response, “I learned to bulk up on clothes when I got bruises on my ribs from your moshpit in DC 2012 L.” She didn’t get a response, and I can only assume it was because she forgot to capitalize “h,” but her warning stands. Though his performance won’t get too out of hand in the too-organized rows of the IU Auditorium, we all remember the Mac Miller and Passion Pit incidents in the past, despite security’s plans to keep everything under control. What you can do is wear something you most likely haven’t worn already. While in London, I was interning at an entertainment firm that represented Theophilus London and got the chance to attend a few underground shows of the similar genre where “s” is commonly replaced with ‘$’ like A$ap and Curren$y. A safe bet, make a fashion statement that’s similar to the one being lyrically preached. Q mentions Concords, Cortez’s, Chuck Taylors, expensive tees, chains and
KEL COLLISI is a junior majoring in journalism.
rings. It’s a start. I’d take further inspiration from a few hip hop brands like Billionaire Boys Club, Freshko and River Island Collection or House of Deréon for the ladies. But mix it with something not outright branded like Australian-born Coogi or Norse Projects out of Denmark. Check out the site Goodhoodstore.com. Ladies, try something you haven’t, but respect your personal style. Dying to wear heels? Look into New York’s Be&D’s Big City sneaker collection that has painted those beloved platforms on a side of high tops. Again, do take points from lyrics and go gaudy with your own jewelry. And don’t buy hoops, often tacky and apparently dangerous in mosHpits. Locally, now that Dope Couture has closed shop, your options are slim. Maybe Zumiez, maybe Charlotte Russe? Probably not. Get online, or make friends with that cool LAer/NYer in your class. You’ve got a week before, in ScHoolboy’s own lyrics, “all the college students loving Q.” Not if I can’t find anything to wear. Kidding. Enjoy. firstname.lastname@example.org @KelCollisi
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Marshall Robbins and The Phunk Nasty’s will perform at the Bluebird Nightclub tonight. The show begins at 10 p.m., and tickets are $5. Audience members must be at least 21 years old to attend. Marshall Robbins and The Phunk Nasty’s formed about three years ago, and have performed at the Bluebird for the past two years. Dave Kubiak, owner of the Bluebird, said part of what the nightclub looks for on Wednesday nights is an energetic local band. “They always have a good college audience,” Kubiak said, “We are looking forward to having them.” The band is mostly made up of students from Jacobs School of Music. The vocalists for the band are part of a touring a capella group called “Gentleman’s Rule,” which is an offshoot of the group “Straight No Chaser.” Marshall Robbins, who is the founder of Marshall Robbins and The Phunk Nasty’s and a senior at IU, said the band formed because of his love for jamband music. It was during his sophomore year he met the keyboardist, Shawn McGowan. Robbins and McGowan are the only two original members of the band, which started as a funk jam band. Robbins selected the band’s name from the nickname Robbins had given the original bass player. He called him “Phunk Nasty” for his funky style. “We kind of have two bands,” Robbins said, “but we go under the same name. So, the original band was a jam and funk band. We still do that, but tomorrow we are doing the pop set.” For the pop set the band features two additional vocalists, Will Lockhart and Jesse Townes. “We also have a third vocalist, Emily Schultheis,” Robbins said. “She is amazing. She actually won’t be with us
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 specific number of innings he wants Korte to throw. It will be a fluid situation, and Smith will make a decision during the game how long he wants to keep Korte in the game. “If we can jump out and get a few runs, yeah it’d be nice to save him for the weekend,” Smith said. The run support for IU starting pitchers has been prolific as of late. The
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 To celebrate their victories, Hoffman and Johnson accompanied the rest of club to a steak house in the area. Their end-of-season banquet is a celebration of the success the club and the individual swimmers experienced throughout the year, Hoffman said. Johnson said the club accepts swimmers of all levels. Hoffman recalled his experience when he first joined the club. “Going into it I was nervous, but by the end of the first practice I was already buddy–buddy with a lot of people,” Hoffman said. The club is a very open group of people, Johnson said, and she makes a conscious attempt to learn the names of all the people who are trying it for the first time. “It’s a good group, like a friend group,” Johnson said. “I would definitely tell them to try it.” Both Hoffman and
tomorrow, because she is auditioning for a musical on Broadway in New York right now.” Robbins said he met Schultheis through the theater program at IU. He met Lockhart and Townes through mutual friends when the vocalists were in need of a band to back them up. “We went from just being a jam-band to adding in the pop sets where we do covers and sing-along songs,” Robbins said, “but we still flip in the jam-band set.” Robbins said the jamband set plays original music for half the set and cover music for the other half. The pop-set focuses more on cover music, but still incorporates original pieces. “When we do our pop sets we generally play for three straight hours,” Robbins said. “We let everyone get a featured moment.” Among the covers favored by the band’s audience are the songs, “Play That Funky Music,” originally recorded by the band Wild Cherry, “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne. Marshall Robbins and The Phunk Nasty’s also covers songs by bands like Phish, and artists like Miles Davis or Umphrey’s Mcgee. From the cover band perspective, Robbins said Bloomington has a good audience for his group, and the Bluebird has provided his band with a venue affordable for their audience. Marshall Robbins and The Phunk Nasty’s have also played at the Mousetrap in Indianapolis. A future ambition Robbins has for the band is recording original music for an album. He is not sure where the band will be in the next year and a half, since it is primarily made up of students with various interests, but Robbins hopes to keep the band together somehow. “I’m sure for the rest of my life I’ll be playing these original tunes and the covers we have enjoyed playing,” Robbins said.
Hoosiers have scored five or more runs in their last 11 games and haven’t scored less than 3 runs in more than a month. Junior Casey Rodrigue has cemented himself as the leadoff hitter on the team. Rodrigue, hitting .311 this year, said he knows his role is to get on base for Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis, who hit immediately after him. “The big bats showed this weekend and during the win streak,” Rodrigue said. “A lot of people are doing great.”
Johnson said anyone curious about looking into the club is more than welcome to check it out. “You won’t find a group of people easier to get along with than IU Swim Club,” Hoffman said. Junior Daniel Xu, director of communications for the club, said the club strives to maintain an inclusive atmosphere. “It’s like a family away from family,” Xu said. Xu said the club is always looking to expand and add new members every year, emphasizing that anyone can join at any time, and there is no cut-off day to join. With national competitions in August, Hoffman and Jonson said they will continue to swim during the summer with clubs from home. Both Hoffman and Johnson expressed an interest in swimming after college at the Masters level. “I’ll be swimming until I can’t walk anymore,” Johnson said.