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IDS 'A lifelong friend': Remembering Patrick O'Meara By Haley Ryan haryan@iu.edu | @haley__ryan

Patrick O’Meara, vice president emeritus and professor emeritus who passed away on March 30 at the age of 83 according to an IU press release, was described as a diplomat, music lover, spokesperson and ambassador. According to the release, O’Meara came to IU in the 1960s from South Africa where he earned both a mas-

ter’s and doctoral degree in political science with a specialization in African politics. He began teaching as an assistant visiting professor in the Department of Political Science in 1970 and became the director of the African Studies Program in 1972. After being appointed vice president of International Affairs in 2007 by President Michael McRobbie, O’Meara led the effort to establish IU’s international strategic plan, one of the first for any college

or university in the nation, according to the release. O’Meara continued to serve IU as a special adviser to McRobbie and other members of the university after his academic retirement in 2011. He was known for his work in building and expanding IU’s international presence through the study abroad program and fostering relationships between IU and other universities, according to the release. Elaine Monaghan, a pro-

fessor of practice in the Media School, met O’Meara in the fall of 2013 while in Bloomington for the very first time. Monaghan said O’Meara was a part of the welcoming committee for potential hires for the university. During her visit, Monaghan said O’Meara took her to the Lilly archives and showed her an original copy of Auld Lang Syne by Robert Burns, the national poet of her homeland, Scotland. “The whole idea was, he

was like showing to me the depth and sort of cultural richness of IU,” Monaghan said. “I couldn't believe what I was looking at.” Monaghan said O’Meara was almost giddy with excitement knowing how much she would enjoy seeing the items in the Lilly archives. She said O’Meara was a principled person who wanted what was best for IU and took the time and trouble to really connect SEE O'MEARA, PAGE 6

IU junior dies in accidental fall

Elevate declared election winner

By Mary Claire Molloy marymoll@iu.edu | @mcmolloy7

An IU student died after falling four floors from an apartment balcony Friday morning, Bloomington police said. IU spokesperson Chuck Carney confirmed the death and identified the student as junior Jacob Schleinz. Monroe County Coroner Joani Shields ruled the fall an accident, citing the preliminary cause of death as “accidental blunt force trauma,” according to Indiana Public Media. Schleinz, 20, was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity and a student at the Kelley School of Business. He was from Champaign, Illinois. Around 5:42 a.m. Friday, police responded to a report that a man had fallen off a balcony at Urban Station Apartments on South Washington Street. Police said a woman told them she had been talking to Schleinz on her balcony when he suddenly fell over the railing. Officers found him lying on the sidewalk with significant injuries, Bloomington Police Department Capt. Ryan Pedigo said in an email Saturday morning. Schleinz was transported by ambulance to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, where he later died. Investigators are reviewing nearby surveillance cameras to see if footage of the incident was captured, Pedigo said. A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for a memorial scholarship in Schleinz’s name. More than $97,000 has been raised so far.

Kelley finance professor dies suddenly By Cameron Garber garberc@iu.edu | @garber_cameron

IU Professor Craig Holden died from an unexpected medical emergency Saturday, according to an email sent Sunday to IU faculty and staff by Idalene Kesner, dean of the Kelley School of Business. Holden joined the Kelley School of Business in 1990 as a professor of finance and served as the chair of the Department of Finance at Kelley since 2018, according to the email. Holden was teaching two undergraduate courses, according to George Vlahakis, Associate director of communications at the Kelley School of Business. Students in Holden’s courses were notified of his passing in a message on Canvas, which also informed them that another professor will take over instructing for their courses. “The instructor is knowledgeable about the course material and we expect the transition to be as smooth as possible given the situation,” Vlahakis said in an email. Counselors from IU Counseling and Psychological Services were available to Holden’s students Monday April 5 during their regularly scheduled class. For students struggling with mental health or other related issues, the CAPS crisis line at 812855-5711 is available 24/7. Editor’s note: The Indiana Daily Student is working to put together obituaries for Schleinz and Holden. If you would like to share your memories of them, please reach out to news@idsnews. com and let us know the best way to contact you.

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IU vice president emeritus Patrick O'Meara, 83, died Tuesday in Bloomington.

By Emma Uber emmauber@iu.edu | @EmmaUber7

'I'm sure I'll experience this again' IU students recount experiences of anti-Asian racism By Phyllis Cha cha1@iu.edu | @phyllischa

He immigrated to the United States because his hometown was no longer safe for him. He left Asia seeking success, security and safety. That’s part of the reason Ardahbek Amantur made the decision to stay in the U.S. as a graduate student in IU’s Department of Central Eurasian Studies. Here, where immigrants seek better opportunities, he thought he would be safe. Here in Bloomington, he thought he would be safe from discrimination. But standing outside of a strip mall near College Mall on Feb. 27, with the palms of his hands bleeding and his glasses shattered on the concrete in front of him, he didn’t feel safe. Amantur, 29, who works as an Uber driver, said the incident started with an Uber ride, where five people tried to get into his car. He told them only four people could legally ride in his car and canceled the ride. Then, he said the man in the passenger seat refused to leave his car and asked him repeatedly, “Do you eat bats?” Amantur dialed 911 and asked the passenger to wait for police officers to arrive. Amantur said when he told the man the police were on the way, the man got out of the car and tried to tackle him. While avoiding the blow, Amantur fell on the concrete, scraping up his hands. The man took Amantur’s glasses, which had fallen to the ground, and smashed them, Amantur said. The police report of this event, obtained by the Indi-

ana Daily Student, matches Amantur’s account. Amantur’s call to the police reported the incident as an assault, but since he avoided the blow, the case is being investigated as vandalism for the broken glasses. Amantur said he believes the statement about bats was accusing him of bringing COVID-19 to the U.S., where he has lived since 2016. Like many immigrants, Amantur said he came to the U.S. to live what he had hoped would be a normal, safe life. Waiting for police officers to arrive, wet from the rain and his vision blurry without his glasses, all he could think was, “Why? What did I do wrong?” * * * Reported incidents of racism and violence against Asian and Asian-American people in the U.S. rose 150% in 2020, according to a study from California State University, San Bernadino. More than 3,800 hate incidents were reported to Stop AAPI Hate between March 2020 and February 2021. Stop AAPI Hate is an organization devoted to tracking incidents of hate, xenophobia and discrimination against Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders. The FBI tracks hate crimes, which are more narrowly defined and do not include people yelling racial slurs or racist crimes that are not charged as hate crimes. Shootings at three massage parlors and spas March 16 in Atlanta left eight people dead, six of whom were women of Asian descent, according to the New York Times. In Indiana, Asian and

Asian-Americans have faced hate crimes. According to a petition by the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, or NAPAWF, hate crimes against Asian people were reported in Plymouth, Chesterton, Mooresville and Martinsville, Indiana, in 2020. Bloomington is no exception to anti-Asian racism, despite being in Monroe County, which is progressive compared to surrounding areas. In 1999, Won-Joon Yoon, an IU graduate student from South Korea, was killed outside of the Korean United Methodist Church in Bloomington by a white supremacist during a three-day shooting spree in Indiana and Illnois that targeted Black, Jewish and Asian people. A year prior, the shooter spread white supremacist literature in Bloomington and on IU’s campus. Ellen Wu, the director of the Asian American Studies Program at IU, said she believes progressive towns have hardly addressed the fact that racism against the Asian community exists. Across the country, antiAsian violence has manifested as assault and murder. This violence has had serious effects on survivors of these crimes, who are left with trauma. Ellen Wu, the director of the Asian American Studies Program at IU, said there is a clear connection between the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise in anti-Asian violence. She said she believes rhetoric used by certain politicians, such as “Chinese virus” and “kung flu,” has normalized racist language and behavior.

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Top Ardahbek Amantur, 29, is pictured outside of Sample Gates on Monday. Amantur immigrated to the U.S. for safety, but in February, he was the victim of a racist attack. ABBIE GRESSLEY | IDS

Left Jason Nguyen is pictured by the Willkie Center on Monday. When he experienced a racist comment at a C-Store, he didn't stand up for himself for fear of escalation, he said. ETHAN LEVY | IDS

Right Karen Cheng sits on the steps at Franklin Hall. As an Asian woman, Cheng said she has experienced fetishization and objectification.

Former President Donald Trump and some Republican lawmakers used these terms, despite protest from health officials. The would-be passenger’s question to Amantur, “Do you eat bats?” was rooted in a history of xenophobia in the U.S. which dates back to the 19th century, Wu said. During the economic instability of the 1860s and ‘70s, American workers blamed Chinese workers for taking their jobs, Wu said. She said American workers would make jokes that Chinese workers could get by on less hearty food by eating rats and rice. This racism persisted into the 20th century, Wu said, where U.S.-led wars against Asian countries encouraged rhetoric accusing Asian people of having subhuman cultures and practices. “That was really part of American culture in a lot of ways and really operated to dehumanize these Asian enemies in these wars,” Wu said. She said xenophobia in the U.S. has historically taken many forms. She said SEE AAPI, PAGE 6

This is the most recent version of this story as of press time, 11 a.m. April 7. Check idsnews.com/iusg for updates. The Elevate campaign won the election for the next IU Student Government president and vice president, according to preliminary results released by the IUSG Election Commission Tuesday night. The Inspire campaign was disqualified Tuesday night. The Elevate ticket features preliminary president Ky Freeman and vice president Madeline Dederichs, who are both juniors. Voting began Thursday morning and ended 10 p.m. Friday, but the IUSG Election Commission did not release results until Tuesday due to an unprecedented 23 total election complaints. The IUSG Supreme Court certifies the election. IUSG Election Commission coChair Lucy Newell said it’s unlikely the court will certify the results immediately because of the three outstanding complaints against the remaining tickets. The IUSG Election Commission accepted four complaints against the Inspire campaign, one complaint against the Elevate campaign and two complaints against the Legacy campaign, the commission said in an Instagram direct message. All accepted complaints will be investigated by the IUSG Election Commission, who will then require a two-thirds majority vote to find a ticket responsible for an election violation. The IUSG Election Commission found the Inspire campaign responsible for two election violations as of Tuesday. The two violations add up to 10 or more points deducted. Each election violation deducts a certain amount of points from a ticket, and a ticket may lose 10 points before being disqualified. In a statement to the Indiana Daily Student, the Inspire campaign said it feels confident it won the election by a significant margin, and the campaign plans to appeal the IUSG Election Commission’s decision to the IUSG Supreme Court. “Elections should be decided on votes, not points,” Inspire said in a statement to the IDS. “We remain confident that on April 15 Dorynn Mentor and Carling Louden will be inaugurated as the next Student Body President and Vice President.”

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Presidential candidate Ky Freeman, left, and vice presidential candidate Madeline Dederichs, right, pose for a photo. The Elevate campaign is the preliminary winner of next IU Student Government election for president and vice president.


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IUSG Inspire campaign files 18 complaints By Emma Uber emmauber@iu.edu | @EmmaUber7

The Inspire campaign submitted 18 complaints to the IU Student Government Election Commission Monday night: 10 against the Elevate ticket and eight against the Legacy ticket. These complaints come just one day after the IUSG Election Commission released five complaints filed against Inspire. The 18 additional complaints will delay the release of preliminary election results. In an Instagram direct message, the IUSG Election Commission said it will wait to announce election results until it has publicly responded to every complaint. All parties involved have 72 hours to respond, the commission said Tuesday morning. Inspire deleted all except three of its Instagram posts Monday, including all photos of vice presidential candidate Carling Louden. The Inspire website is now inaccessible. Complaints against Elevate Inspire aimed ten of its 18 total complaints toward the Elevate ticket, which consists of presidential candidate Ky Freeman and vice presidential candidate Madeline Dederichs. Inspire said Elevate purposely misled the IUSG Election Commission to believe the ticket obtained 157 signatures before submitting its application for candidacy. Elevate said this violation alone is grounds for disqualification because obtaining 150 signatures is one of the main requirements to appear on the ballot. Dederichs emailed a spreadsheet on March 28 that contained 157 signatures that had been gathered up until the afternoon of March 11. Inspire suspects Elevate submitted its application prior to March 11, which would mean not all signatures on the spreadsheet count toward Elevate’s candidacy. Inspire accused Elevate of election interference. In its complaint, Inspire included

three alleged examples of the Elevate campaign violating the IUSG bylaws by defacing, destroying or altering Inspire campaign materials. First, an IU student tweeted photos of Louden from 2018. One photo featured Louden pointing to the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago and the other showed her posing in a “Reagan Bush ‘84” hat. Inspire included screenshots of the student calling Louden “a Trump supporting racist” over email and posting Inspire campaign materials on Twitter to urge students to vote for Elevate instead. Although he does not officially work for the campaign, Inspire said the student qualifies as an Elevate staff member due to “evident close, personal connections” with Freeman. Inspire provided two other examples of what its members called election interference in which the complainants say Inspire brand-

ing was defamed and used to promote Elevate. An IU graduate posted screenshots of Inspire campaign text messages to Twitter to encourage students to vote for Elevate and an IU sophomore tagged the Inspire account in a tweet claiming Inspire was “giving a platform to an actual Nazi.” Inspire said it presumes both individuals are Elevate staff members, but neither is officially acknowledged by Elevate as staff. Inspire also filed a telecommunications complaint alleging Elevate sent out a mass email March 21 and a mass text message April 2 without any information on how to opt-out of further communication. IUSG bylaws require that all emails, texts or calls sent by a campaign must clearly offer an option to receive no further communication, which Inspire claims Elevate did not do. In another complaint, Inspire said Elevate illegally

used IUSG branding to promote its campaign by posting a photo to the Elevate Instagram of Dederichs in front of an IUSG banner. Furthermore, Inspire alleged IUSG Congressional Press Secretary Katie Scott violated the “Improper Use of IUSG Office” portion of the bylaws because she sent Inspire an Instagram direct message identifying herself as Press Secretary of the Student Body Congress while displaying the Elevate logo as her profile picture. In another complaint, Inspire said Elevate mismanaged its campaign finances. Elevate released a promotion video featuring the song “Elevate” from the “SpiderMan: Into the Spider-Verse” soundtrack. Inspire claimed the cost of buying the license for the song would range from hundreds to thousands of dollars, which likely exceeds Elevate’s total campaign contributions. Inspire said it suspects El-

evate committed a violation either by failing to purchase a license for the song “Elevate” or failing to report the expenditure. Other complaints made by Inspire against Elevate include alleging the campaign failed to provide the IUSG Election Commission with a list of its staff members, posted campaign materials in residence halls without permission, campaigned at the Indiana Memorial Union without permission, violated COVID-19 protocol while campaigning at the IMU, disobeyed IU policy by flying unauthorized drones and campaigned before the official campaign window opened. Complaints against Legacy The remaining complaints targeted Legacy, which includes presidential candidate Carrick Moon and vice presidential candidate Shibani Mody. Inspire claimed Legacy should be

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IU Student Government presidential candidate Dorynn Mentor, left, and vice presidential candidate Carling Louden, right, ran as the Inspire campaign in the IUSG presidential election last week. The Inspire campaign filed 10 complaints against the Elevate campaign and eight complaints against the Legacy campaign.

disqualified because Mody is not a legitimate candidate. In one of its formal complaints, Inspire said the original Legacy vice presidential candidate, Dav Graham, withdrew his candidacy March 21. Mody then took Graham’s place on the Legacy ticket. The final day to apply for candidacy was March 11, and IUSG bylaws do not provide a process for a candidate to be added after the application has closed, according to Inspire’s complaint. Inspire suspected Legacy also violated campaign finance rules by failing to purchase a commercial license to use a Miguel song in a promotional video and photo of IU President Michael McRobbie that is owned by USA TODAY SPORTS. Legacy received three of the same complaints as Elevate. Inspire alleged failure to provide a clear way to opt-out of unsolicited mass messages, failure to provide the IUSG Election Commission with an updated list of its campaign staff and posting campaign materials in residential buildings without authorization. Finally, Inspire accused Legacy of intimidation and harassment, citing allegedly defamatory Instagram posts, comments and direct messages as evidence. Inspire provided screenshots showing that people who posted their support of the Inspire campaign on Instagram received messages from Legacy staff members claiming that supporting Inspire perpetuates “racist rhetoric.” The IUSG Election Commission will launch an investigation into each complaint and conduct a vote. Each complaint must receive a two-thirds majority vote from the Election Commission for the accused ticket to be found responsible for a violation. For each violation, there is a point deduction, and a ticket can lose 10 points before being disqualified from the election altogether. This is the most recent version of this story as of press time, 11 a.m. April 7. Check idsnews.com for updates.

Bloomington Catalent produces millions of J&J vaccines By Raúl Moreno morenor@iu.edu | @raulmor__

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Catalent Pharma Solutions’ main campus is located at 1300 S. Patterson Drive.

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Bloomington’s Catalent pharmaceutical plant is producing millions of Johnson & Johnson vaccines, helping increase vaccine availability nationwide and bringing hundreds of jobs to the surrounding area, according to product manager Laine Mello. The plant has been producing vaccines since January and recently received authorization to begin distribution. Catalent announced in a tweet March 23 that its Bloomington site received Emergency Use Authorization from the FDA to produce and ship the vaccine. The Bloomington Catalent plant is currently one of two locations in the nation producing the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. The plant is also producing the Moderna vaccine. The FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine itself in February. Mello said the Bloomington Catalent site had been operating for more than 10 years filling biologics, biosimilars, sterile injectables and vaccine products into vials and syringes — essentially packaging and shipping other medicines.

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for those in Bloomington and surrounding areas, with more than 2,500 people currently employed at the facility, Mello said. These jobs range from entry-level positions to engineers as well as managers and supervisors, according to a Herald Times article published in April 2020. The site’s production of Johnson & Johnson doses could mean increased efficiency in vaccine rollout, as the convenience of the single shot is beneficial to more vulnerable communities that could be harder to reach to administer a second shot, according to a New York Times article published early last month. The Johnson & Johnson vaccine has already been chosen for many mass vaccination clinics, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “We are incredibly grateful for their partnership and look forward to getting up to 96,000 shots in arms by the end of April at this special location,” State Health Commissioner Dr. Kristina Box said in a March press release. Catalent’s role in supplying the Indianapolis Motor Speedway vaccination clinic with Johnson & Johnson vaccines is unknown.

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Previously known as Cook Pharmica, the site was acquired by Catalent in 2017 and is now tasked with producing doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in addition to the Moderna vaccine, aiming to increase the supply nationwide through late 2022, according to a Catalent press release. According to a Herald Times article published in March, Johnson & Johnson set a goal to distribute 20 million doses of the vaccine by the end of March. Although the exact number of vaccines produced at the Bloomington Catalent site cannot be disclosed, Mello said the plant will continue to produce millions of vaccines over the coming year. She said Catalent does not determine where vaccines are shipped after packaging at the site. Mello said that while the Bloomington Catalent site has previously done development work for other medicines, it did not play a role in developing the COVID-19 vaccine. Instead, the site is tasked with filling vials with the drug substance, which are then shipped to locations around the country to be distributed. The site’s new role in vaccine production has created more than 1,300 new jobs

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Stop policing Black women’s bodies. You don’t own them. Tiera Howleit is a junior in political science.

Some people feel inclined to engage in conversations about the female body including Megan Thee Stallion, Lizzo and even Serena Williams. On social media these conversations are usually degrading and portray the Black female physique in a negative light. This issue is exceptionally problematic within Black and Brown communities, especially when these standards are coming from a majority of white influencers and celebrities who have consistently appropriated and flaunted their own curvaceous bodies without the same harsh treatment in return. Historically, Black and Brown women have consistently been undermined, shamed and portrayed in film and media platforms as distracting, ugly, fat and bigboned. Additionally, Black women have also been seen as hypersexual. Ellise Smith, IU Ph.D. student and founder of Fatness Fiction, an organization whose focus is to dispel the myths associated around fat persons and to provide a space for them to celebrate themselves while living in color via +Plus Size Magic!, said body image means being able to wake up and not have to worry about if you are valid or not. She said her identity,which intersects between being Black, fat and a woman, all contribute to her very being.

“When I look at myself as a fat Black woman, I can’t just walk into a room and just be Black, fat or a woman,” Smith said. “I have intersecting identities that play differently from other bodies. A fat white woman is not going to experience life the same way I am.” Throughout history, women’s bodies have always been a topic of debate, whether relating to body image or reproductive rights. However, when it comes to Black women’s bodies, this severity of this topic only heightens, Smith said. Smith said Black women control the narrative, and people become upset because of it. “People get upset when they can’t control the cool,” Smith said. “We control the narrative. People are putting their lives at risk to have what Black women have.” Smith said people need to mind their own health and stop associating health issues with plus size bodies. “Every plus size body is not a sick body, and every thin person is not healthy,” Smith said. Smith said fat Black women and those who struggle with body image should realize outside opinions do not matter, and they should instead focus their energy on uplifting and encouraging others. “The opinions of the world do not matter,” Smith said. “Somebody is going to like you, and somebody is not going to like you. You have to decide to move forward with it.”

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Lizzo performs at the 62nd Grammys Awards on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles. Ellise Smith, IU Ph.D. student and founder of Fatness Fiction, said body image means being able to wake up and not have to worry about if you are valid or not.

Smith said she should be able to wear, show up and be whoever she wants to be in the body that she has. “To all the Black bodies, especially Black women because I have that identity, don’t ever feel you should cover up or reveal or do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable,” Smith said. “There’s never a day we get to walk out of our own skin. Don’t diminish your value for anyone.” 2020 IU graduate Prea

Jackson and founder of Level Up with Prea, said people police women’s bodies in response to the social media trends about how women’s bodies should look, like having a shape of a Coke bottle. “People feel the need to police our bodies because of the world’s trends and the standard of a woman’s body should be a certain way,” Jackson said. “Either your body should be slim with no waist and a big butt and

if it’s not it’s literally not accepted.” According to Jackson, the policing of Black women’s bodies grows stronger because of comparisons. “Comparing ourselves to others only leads to destruction,” Jackson said. “We have to learn to love our bodies flaws and all. I would even suggest starting speaking body positivity to yourself on the daily. What you feed your mind is what it can believe.” While social media does

not always celebrate body positivity and images, what matters most is how we view ourselves, Jackson said. Black women control the narrative of their own bodies, and we just need to truly believe it, she said. “Loving yourself is an ongoing journey,” Jackson said. “Be kind with yourself and your mind. Give yourself grace and learn not to be so hard on yourself.” thowleit@iu.edu

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White TikTokers: stop stealing Black creators’ content

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Lil Nas X dances behind a portrayal of the devil in a screenshot from the music video for his song “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” The video sparked an internet controversy after its release March 26 due to its sexual and demonic themes.

It’s Lil Nas X versus the world, and he’s winning. Stefan Townes is a junior in English and comparative literature.

You already know about the latest controversy around Lil Nas X. No, not the homophobia he faced when coming out in 2019. Not the debate around whether or not his hit song “Old Town Road” counts as country music. Not his shocking Halloween costume that drew the ire of fellow rapper 50 Cent. No, this time the controversy is about his latest hit song and the accompanying music video, where Lil Nas X gives Satan a lapdance. The 21-year-old rapper has been a household name for only two years, yet he’s been the topic of enough discussion to last an entire career. The funny thing is, he knows exactly what he’s doing. The latest debate is about his song “MONTERO (Call Me by Your Name)” and its music video. The lyrics of the song make explicit sexual references to gay sex, and the video shows the rapper riding a stripper pole from heaven straight down to hell to seduce Satan himself. Naturally, plenty of people had things to say about this, from pastors to senators to pundits. This backlash eventually resulted in the rapper having to cancel his upcoming shoe deal based on the music video, which was another large part of the criticism he faced. The shoes were custom Nikes with a drop of human blood in the sole. Nike was quick to sue MSCHF for designing the shoes, despite previously allowing shoes with holy water in them, in an attempt to protect the Nike brand.

Still, the reactions from popular, white conservatives on social media didn’t surprise or even sadden me. I expected that. But what I didn’t plan for was how fellow Black folk were going to respond. Homosexuality in the larger Black community in the U.S. has always been a tough topic to talk about. The Black church, though an important part of our history as a people, is not perfect. In it, we can find plenty of bad habits and beliefs that linger on today, namely, homophobia and a legacy of ignoring the plights of LGBTQ Black folk. So when Lil Nas X makes a video showcasing his pride as a gay Black man through use of Christian imagery, there’s going to be fallout. There were claims that he was an industry plant meant to influence children, that he was doomed to go to hell and he was harming the image of the Black community. Thankfully, these claims were drowned out by the overwhelming support for the rapper, but the amount of people rallying against him over a simple music video and pair of shoes shouldn’t be ignored. The video makes a simple metaphor with its visuals. In heaven, Lil Nas X kisses another man. This so-called sin leads to a trial wherein he smiles as he is forced to go to hell. He’s telling his audience that he’s fine with going to hell for being gay, if it means he gets to accept himself. This is a response to the common Christian belief that being gay means you go to hell in the afterlife, which is a common belief especially in Black Christi-

anity. Though some of the responses from fellow Black folk are disappointing, I should’ve expected it. And there’s still the crowd of people saying this is inappropriate of Lil Nas X because he has a young following. Rapper Joyner Lucas, famed for his song and music video “I’m Not Racist,” claimed that “Old Town Road” had a largely adolescent fanbase, and that this latest song would be inappropriate for those fans. In response to this classic “think of the children” line, Lil Nas X recently tweeted that he referenced illicit drugs and adultery in his first hit single. He argued it’s ultimately a parent’s responsibility to control what their children listen to. So at the end of the day, Lil Nas X angered members of the Black church, fellow rappers, parents, Christians, conservative pundits and many more. And yet, he still came out on top. His latest song is already topping charts, he’s cementing his status as a celebrity with how many headlines he’s making and he hasn’t had to change himself a bit. While this is stellar marketing — no such thing as bad publicity — I hesitate to ascribe it all as an effort to get eyes on him. I see a young, gay Black man who chooses to live without reservation, who freely creates the art he wants to make. That alone will anger people, whether or not he would change his image to satisfy detractors. He’s fine going to hell, metaphorically or otherwise, so long as he gets to be himself. sztownes@iu.edu

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Influencer Addison Rae performs TikTok dances March 26 on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Rae received backlash for not giving credit to Black creators that came up with the dances she performed.

RJ Crawford is a junior in journalism.

TikTok star Addison Rae performed eight TikTok dances, such as the ‘corvette corvette’ dance, March 26 on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” The problem? The dances weren’t her own creations. She has since received backlash for appropriating dances she did not create. Most dances she performed on the show were from Black creators, who have become invisible to her success. The importance of dance in the Black community is being forgotten as white TikTok-ers steal moves from Black creators, such as Mya Johnson and Chris Cotter, who created the original “Up” TikTok challenge, a dance Addison performed on the Jimmy Fallon show. Dance has always been an outlet for Black individuals. Dating back to before enslavement, dance was used by African people to recognize many special occasions, such as a birth, marriage or as a part of their daily activities. Dance affirmed life and the outlook of the future, according to the African American Registry. It is a foundational element of the Black community, and continues to be something that connects us with one another. “Dance is paramount,” Baba Stafford C. Berry, Jr., di-

rector of the African American Dance Company at IU, said. “Dance is the glue that ties us to our lineage.” For choreographers such as IU senior TyraRose Nibbs and IU sophomore Eden Fisher, dance continues to be a way of life. Dance allows these choreographers to tell a story with their body which represents past experiences that only Black people can relate to. Fisher said dance is something that will always bring joy and connectivity to the Black community. It helps Black individuals escape the harsh reality of poverty and death within our surroundings and find a medium to keep us grounded. According to Dance Magazine, pride and pain are intertwined for Black dancers and choreographers in America. Dance has been able to reflect the country’s indifferences to ongoing racial violence and discrimination through the movements curated on the dance floor. When people such as Addison Rae come into the Black community and steal dances because they’re cool, our identity as a community is stripped away. If you just copy and paste a dance you didn’t create into your own TikTok, you are missing a valuable opportunity to understand what the dance is about and where it comes from. Berry said dance repre-

sents meaning, protocol, access, understanding and connectivity. He said when you pass the dance along, you are misinforming those you share it with, especially if neither of you have a relationship with the community where the dances come from. There are codes and scripts that contribute to the meaning behind movements and songs used on the TikTok platform from Black creators, Berry said. “If you go into a community and experience their dance and then take that dance and do with it as you will, sure you have that license and right as a person in the world,” Berry said. “You run the risk of perpetuating systemic strongholds and misinformation when you take something from a culture that’s not yours.” There is one simple answer to this problem of TikTok dance thieves — give credit where it is due. No matter how trendy a dance may be, there is usually meaning behind it. The amount of time Black TikTokers put into their work deserves attribution — tag your sources. “I don’t really get surprised, to be completely honest, when I see our culture being appropriated,” Nibbs said. “That’s just the life of living as a Black person in America.” rjcrawfo@iu.edu


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IU Cinema to present film festival April 9 By Nadia Scharf njscharf@iu.edu | @nadiaascharf

After undergoing a shift to online presentation, IU’s annual Double Exposure film screening will debut 12 student-made short films from 7-7:54 p.m. April 9 over Zoom. The event is a collaboration between the Media School, the Jacobs School of Music, the departments of Composition and Audio Engineering and Sound Production, the Music Scoring for Visual Media Program and IU Cinema. Some edits to the program have been made to accommodate the online performance. Usually the scores are played live alongside the films, but this year they were recorded in advance. At the event, viewers will be shown an introduction before being redirected to the screening page. They will then be shown the series of short films. Susanne Schwibs is a main collaborator on the screening and a Media School professor. Having worked on

the festival for multiple years, she said she sees firsthand the progress students make over the course of their work. The program benefits students in all departments by allowing them to collaborate and work creatively in ways they may not otherwise, Schwibs said. “It’s special for everybody,” Schwibs said. “It’s special for the film students because they get really good scores, and they get to work with different departments, between music and sound.” The student projects begin in Schwibs’ class, Advanced Production — Double Exposure, where film students pitch their film ideas and are paired with student composers. Student filmmaker Bonnie Weinzapfel described the initial process as “speed dating.” Once filmmakers were paired with a composer and sound designer, the process became easier, she said. “We would all pitch our ideas together,” Weinzapfel said. “We would present lookbooks and scripts, and they had suggestions. So it

was very collaborative in that sense, which I’m very grateful for.” Student composer Graeme Culpepper said he agrees. He’d studied composing for the stage, but he said composing for the screen and working with dialogue and narrative was new to him. He said working alongside a filmmaker was a particularly interesting experience. “We do have our creative freedom, but we are in a way meant to deliver what’s expected of the filmmaker,” Culpepper said. “So it’s very interesting to be kind of guided in the direction they want to go.” According to the event’s web page, Weinzapfel and Culpepper, alongside sound designer Ben Wesenberg, are collaborating on the short film “Fort Anderson.” Schwibs said she’s disappointed the films will be screened online. Though the end product will technically be the same, they’re losing a moment of celebration for the students, she said.

Lotus Blossoms art event to be celebrated virtually By Ellie Albin ealbin@iu.edu | @elliealbin1

The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation will put on its annual Lotus Blossoms event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10. The day will be filled with visual art, music, crafts, performances and educational activities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the format of the event has shifted, and most of it will take place virtually. Videos and live-streamed events will be available to the public April 10 and will include performances, lectures and demonstrations. The only in-person event will be the kit pick-up Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar Community Day. Bazaar Outreach Kits, which have instructions for multicultural activities and were made in collaboration with more than 25 community partners, will be available at the Lotus Firebay on April 10. Kathleen Clark-Perez, the marketing and community engagement director for the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation, said that even though it’s virtually focused, this year’s Lotus Blossoms provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity with pre-recorded events from artists and performers that will be streamable on April 10. “I’m really excited because this is the first year that Lotus has ever recorded any of our Lotus Blossom Bazaar presenters,” Clark-Perez said. “I think this is so exciting because this means people who are not living in Bloomington can still see these wonderful presentations from local artisans.” One of those local artisans is Sarah Hatcher, who works as head of Programs and Education at the IU Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Hatcher created a crafting activity that revolves around making a Yoruba textile called

Adire, a textile that is still made in Nigeria today. “Textiles are something people make, decorate and use the world over, so having an appreciation of the variety of types of cloth and the ways it is decorated is useful,” Hatcher said. Another participant in the event is artist LuAnne Holladay. She designed a craft called the Lotus Blossoms Bag Book that is a variation of what she normally does in a normal year at this event. “The idea is that by making these simple designs on a humble material, you're participating in a kind of pattern-making and decoration technique that is thousands of years old,” Holladay said. Because she cannot do this activity in-person this year, she altered the instructions for the craft so that people can use everyday household items for their creation. “To translate this activity into something that would not require the special materials that I have in my studio, I thought of a way to use some very simple materials and processes to create an unusual version of a common object,” Holladay said.

Ultimately, Holladay hopes that her activity provides a learning experience, even if the in-person activities will be limited this year. “I hope that people of all ages learn a little more about how you can use just about anything to create art,” Holladay said. “All you need to do is look around your house for stuff that you might think of as recyclable or even trash. Things like paper bags, old magazines, stickers, old postage stamps and so on.” Even though the only inperson event will be the pickup for these activity kits, ClarkPerez said any opportunity to see people is always welcome. “The event has been reimagined so that people can still come and say hello from a distance and pick up a kit,” Clark-Perez said. “It's always wonderful to see people in a safe way.” Clark-Perez said she still sees immense value in the mostly-virtual event. “We get to still bring the multicultural music and arts events to children, teachers and community members, and we still get to continue to celebrate diversity,” ClarkPerez said.

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Lotus Blossoms participant LuAnne Holladay creates a Lotus Blossoms bag book craft for the event. The Lotus Education & Arts Foundation will put on its annual Lotus Blossoms event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10.

“It’s always a really special occasion for us as teachers, but also for the students to see their films on the big screen in the IU cinema and to have that live vibe of the orchestra playing as the film is played,” Schwibbs said. “I mean, that’s just really special, and you can’t replace that.” Larry Groupé, an associate professor of composition

and collaborator on the festival, said he agrees, but he’s trying to look on the bright side. From his perspective, a recorded score allows players and composers alike to ensure that the score is played perfectly. “We get to spend more time on the recording and be really, really meticulous,” Groupé said. “What we’re los-

ing a little bit with that is just the spontaneity of what happens in a live show, but because these are synchronized scores to the picture, we can get them exactly where we want them.” Information on how to register for the free screening can be found on the event’s website or at IU Cinema’s list of upcoming films and events.

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IU students record music and mix sounds for Double Exposure 2021 short film screening. IU’s annual Double Exposure film screening will debut 12 student-made short films from 7-7:54 p.m. April 9 over Zoom.

Ladies First a cappella to perform showcase April 30 By Alexis Lindenmayer lindena@iu.edu | @lexilindenmayer

The women of studentrun acapella group IU Ladies First will perform their annual Spring Showcase 8 p.m. April 30 at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. This two-hour showcase will be the group’s last concert of the semester and will celebrate its graduating class. Tickets will be available at the BCT Box Office. According to the BCT Box Office, the event will have in-person and virtual tickets, but the amount of in-person tickets will be limited and in-person audience members will be masked and socially distanced. Sophomore and Ladies First business director Grace Orzechowski said right now, there will be 25 in-person tickets, but that could change as they stay in contact with the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Senior Avery Smith has been with Ladies First since her sophomore year. This upcoming concert will be her last with the group. “I love the group this year and I couldn’t ask for a better group of girls to be performing one last time with,” Smith said. “I’m very excited to kind of see the final product come together.” During the concert, Ladies First members will wear masks and stay socially distanced in an arc formation, Orzechowski said. Performers will stand in an arc and when someone has a solo, they will distance themselves from the rest of the group by moving to the center of the arc. Smith said Ladies First

will perform a lot of songs from their album “In Full Bloom,” which was released in February. She said she is excited to sing songs off the album such as “Make you Feel my Love” by Bob Dylan and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Ladies First seniors get to arrange their own solos for the Spring Showcase. Smith chose “Growing Pains” by Julia Gargano while senior Layla Abdelhak said she chose “Wonder” by Shawn Mendes. Abdelhak said the solos are the seniors’ sendoff songs and could be a song they love or have always wanted to perform. At their previous semester concert, Ladies First singers livestreamed their annual Winter Showcase on Nov. 16. Smith said there was a large virtual audience turnout of family and alumni from across the country. She said she hopes there will be a similar response for this upcoming concert. Ladies First wears masks and adheres to their own COVID-19 safety guidelines during rehears-

als. The group rehearses twice a week on Sundays and Thursdays, though Abdelhak said practice would be three times a week in a normal year. “We have been so safe so on top of things and still making progress on our songs and our show and everything,” Abdelhak said. “I’m really proud of the work that we’ve done considering all the factors.” Ladies First is known for doing concerts and events all over IU, but also for being an organization that shows women supporting each other through a love of performing, Orzechowski said. “Ladies First really gives everyone in the group a family,” Orzechowski said. “It sort of sounds cheesy, but we like to spread that love and happiness to people around us. We just love to perform and we love to bring music to any event that we can.” Virtual tickets for the showcase will cost $13. Inperson tickets for students and seniors will be $7 and in-person adult tickets will be $13.

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Ladies First, an IU student-run a capella group, poses for a photo. The group will perform in its Spring Showcase on April 30 at the BuskirkChumley Theater.

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You have got to start romanticizing your life, even if it’s a TikTok trend Natalie Gabor (she/her) is a junior in journalism, business marketing and philosophy.

Given my occasionally geriatric personality, I was one of the last people on Earth to finally download TikTok. Begrudgingly, I’ve come to really enjoy the mindless scrolling through videos narrowly tailored to my interests. Though I’ve cycled through various TikTok realms, one of my most recent, and subsequently most influential, has been the trend highlighting daily endeavors with the sound that goes something like “you have got to start romanticizing your life.” For a long time I thought it was silly. Now I understand. Until recently if you know anything about my previous columns, I’ve been particularly irritable and upset at the world around me. It’s so easy for me to get stuck in ruts where I not only feel angry, dissatisfied and lonely, but also push others away in the process for fear of them seeing me at my worst. And TikTok knows this. I agree that our phones peeking into our lives and listening to our conversations is eerie and invasive, but it certainly makes for entertaining content. Last week, I saw a TikTok of a girl struggling with depression who gets up early

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The sun rises March 30 on Lake Monroe.

once a week to watch the sunrise, and it completely mesmerized me. I’ve seen so many other videos of people using the “romanticizing your life” audio, but this person was doing it in real time. She was doing something attainable and relatable. And that’s when it hit me — I could be doing this too. I searched for the best place to watch the sunrise in Monroe County, made my overnight oats and set my alarm for 6 a.m. the follow-

ing morning. Though I was slow to start, the outcome was incredibly healing. I arrived at Lake Monroe just in time to find the perfect spot. I sat on a hill overlooking much of the lake where boats dock and patrons walk around. I saw a bald eagle a rare sight for someone from flat, suburban north Texas. I was in awe. Though I’m not a religious person, I felt incredibly connected to something much greater than I am. I

thought to myself, “This is what I’m supposed to be doing. This is where I’m supposed to be.” Since then, I’ve been doing anything and everything I can to make my life more scenic. Instead of simply existing, I’ve tried experiencing. I’m not so concerned with being productive or completing tasks that amount to a greater academic benefit. I’m doing more things to feed my soul. I’ve started driving around new places whenev-

er I get the chance because I find country roads absolutely fascinating. I’ve been to flea markets and voodoo shops and crystal stores. I’m desperate for anything to make me feel something. And it’s working. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the cultural zeitgeist has shifted almost entirely from fawning over celebrities on social media to wanting to see real people struggling or persevering just as many others are. Society is generally tired of

celebrity because — now more than ever — it’s much harder to feign positivity when everyone is still coping with the pandemic more than a year later. That being said, I employ great caution when describing activities that make me feel better about life because I know all too well how debilitating mental health issues can be. TikTok and its trends are no cure-all, but more than any other social media platform, it can be useful to see how other people cope with challenges to their mental health. Because of my quiet and reserved nature, I’ve felt like a secondary character in my own life for a very long time. By doing things that make me feel like the main character every once in a while and forgiving myself if I don’t have the energy for them every day, I’ve been able to truly let go of some of my anxieties that hold me back and loosen the hold my own mental gymnastics have on my wellbeing. I’ve been able to center my happiness for the first time in my entire life. Some might consider this a selfish act, but so long as I’m not inhibiting another person’s wellbeing or sacrificing others’ happiness for that of my own, I think it’s OK. natgabor@iu.edu

SPEAKING OF SEX

You shouldn’t feel pressured to define your sexuality Peyton Jeffers (she/they) is a senior in human development, family studies and human sexuality.

How do you know if you’re gay or bi? If you were like me at 12 years old, no amount of anxiously Googling “Am I gay?” or frantically taking quizzes that promise to reveal your true sexual orientation gave any insight into what your sense of sexual identity or lived experiences would be. I turned to the internet for information because the messages I received in school or from popular culture about sexuality were not congruent with my thoughts and feelings. I felt I didn’t fit in either category I had been exposed to at the time — “gay” or “straight.” So, if you’re asking yourself this question, you’re

probably trying to describe your sexual identity to yourself and the people around you in a way that makes you feel comfortable. Questioning or challenging your sexuality can feel both confusing and isolating, but take a breath. You’re not alone. Traditional models of understanding sexuality tend to center around one aspect: our sexual orientation. This model says you can be attracted to the same sex and/ or gender, the opposite sex and/or gender, or people of either. These models are limiting because their language and definitions often assume gender and sex are binary. They don’t account for aspects of sexuality outside of gender, such as the different kinds of sex or sensations we like or the levels of physical

or emotional attraction we experience with others. It might be helpful to consider who you are attracted to in these ways. Are you attracted to same-sex, different sex or intersex people? People who are androgynous, masculine or femme presenting? Are you attracted to people who are genderqueer, genderfluid, transgender and/ or nonbinary? Simply people regardless of their gender presentation or sex? If you’re afraid of claiming a specific identity because you’re unsure, then know you can also identify as gay, bisexual, questioning or otherwise without any experience or desire for physical intimacy. Relationships require vulnerability and an understanding of how to be romantically or emotionally

available with other people, and sometimes these feelings don’t align with our behavior or sexual attraction. Genevieve Labe, a Ph.D. student and adjunct faculty member teaching human sexuality at the IU School of Public Health, said they don’t think there’s a clear answer to the reader’s question because the way people ascribe labels to themselves varies person-to-person. “How I might feel or determine how I identify could be so different for someone else,” they said. “I think whatever feels right in the moment is good. My question back to you is why do we need that label?” Labe said labels can help us make sense of the world, but it’s important for us to think about the trauma labels have inflicted on people in the queer community,

whether it be lingering stereotypes or forcing ourselves to stick to labels once we’ve claimed them. How we interpret ourselves is dependent on the tools we have available. Knowing this, we can accept our sexualities are subject to change as new information and experiences become available over the course of our lives. For example, if you’re someone who has identified as gay but end up feeling attraction to someone of a different gender, you shouldn’t feel pressured to prohibit that based on a label, Labe said. On the contrary, it’s also completely valid to want to identify yourself with a label that feels most affirming to you when you use it. “Labels should not be boxes into which we feel we must squeeze ourselves, but

rather tools with which to communicate and to begin conversations,” Robyn Ochs, bisexual activist and editor of “Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and Recognize,” said on her website. If you feel safe and comfortable confiding in someone close to you, opening up about these feelings might alleviate some pressure. Your sexuality is also yours to share on your own terms — when and with whoever you want to. Overall, whatever feels comfortable, makes you feel good about yourself and gives you a sense of community is what is right. You’re always allowed to change and reevaluate your needs and desires if you feel your identity doesn’t suit you anymore. pmjeffer@iu.edu

A MINUTE WITH MADDIE

Children are not protected in Indiana’s justice system. SB 368 can change that. Maddie Butler (she/her) is a sophomore in international law and institutions and Arabic.

A staggering 60,000 children are incarcerated at any given moment in the U.S. In Indiana, 1,600 children were incarcerated in youth facilities as of 2018, representing only a small portion of the total number of children involved in Indiana’s carceral system. Indiana’s justice system overly incarcerates children, subjecting them to a lifetime of increased risk of physical and mental health issues, high rates of recidivism and reincarceration and comparatively worse educational and employment outcomes in adulthood. On March 24, the Indiana House of Representatives passed SB 368 out of committee unanimously. It calls for the automatic expungement of juvenile records, prohibits the sentencing of children to adult facilities and establishes a process for youth competency evaluations. The legislation will be reviewed by the House Ways and Means Committee before being voted on by the Indiana House. Indiana’s justice system is hostile toward young people, and

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passing SB 368 would begin to marginally improve their protections. The legislation calls for the automatic expungement of juvenile records for certain offenses, not including the use of a firearm to commit a crime, possession of a handgun without a license or any crime considered a felony if committed by an adult. This provision would remove children’s criminal records from public access or entirely destroy the re-

cords. Criminal records can prevent children from obtaining employment, professional licensure, federal financial aid for education and can render a child and their family ineligible for public housing. Sending a child into society without any state support is a cruel continuation of their sentence. Indiana must join the 15 states that already have automatic juvenile expungement laws in place.

Additionally, the legislation bars children from being held in adult prisons unless the court finds doing so to be “in the best interests of justice.” At its least, this prevents children from being incarcerated with adults while awaiting a trial. On any given day, 10,000 children are incarcerated in adult facilities across the nation. These children are 36 times as likely as those in youth facilities to die by suicide, face an increased

risk of sexual abuse and are 34 times as likely to be incarcerated again in their lifetime. “Once a juvenile is waved through to adult prison, that is sort of like a determination that this child is beyond redemption and so this bill sort of prevents children from being put beyond redemption,” Jody Madeira, professor at IU Maurer School of Law, said. The legislation also outlines a specific competency process to be conducted by a psychiatrist or psychologist not employed by the carceral facility to determine whether a child is fit to stand trial. Indiana is currently one of only six states to not have separate competency procedures for children and adults. It is important to note that Indiana is likely interested in passing this legislation to avoid losing approximately $800,000 in federal funding for non-compliance with the Juvenile Justice Reform Act, Stephanie Whitehead, associate professor of criminal justice at IU East, said. This federal legislation was passed three years ago, and Indiana is finally considering complying to save its wallet, so be wary of giv-

ing our legislators too much credit. While this legislation takes an important step toward making children safer within carceral systems, the ultimate goal must be preventing children from being incarcerated at all. Entering the carceral system results in irreversible harm to a child and perpetuates racial inequality. In Indiana, the rate of Black children in custody was over four times as high as the rate of white children in custody as of 2015. “I know from my research that at the arrest level, African American youth will be arrested more likely than white juveniles, so they are being funneled into the system that way, and I don’t think this bill is necessarily going to ease up that disparity,” Whitehead said. “You have to deal with policing, the school-to-prison pipeline.” Passing SB 368 is a necessary and long overdue step towards protecting children in carceral systems and should be understood as part of a broader effort to prevent Americans from entering such systems at all. butlemad@iu.edu

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 people with shared interests. “He understood people incredibly well, he had an instinctive understanding of what made people tick,” Monaghan said. “And he had all of that, at the same time as being incredibly kind, and incredibly smart.” Monaghan said O’Meara made people feel like they

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 one way was through a suspicion and fear that Asian people were unclean and carrying diseases. Since the pandemic began, this history of xenophobia has contributed to the racist idea that Asian people are primarily responsible for carrying and spreading COVID-19, she said. Racist violence against the Asian community has created a general fearfulness of going out in public and worrying that something bad may happen, Wu said. Jason Nguyen, a sophomore at IU from Fishers, Indiana, said he was at an IU C-store on March 3 with friends. A group of workers at the cash register was debating whether they’d vote for one of the workers if he ran for president, Nguyen said. “I’d vote for you,” Nguyen recalled saying, trying to make small talk. Nguyen said one worker said, “Oh no, no, no you wouldn’t vote for him, because people of your kind ...” before trailing off. Nguyen said he laughed out of shock and removed himself from the situation but wished he had stood up for himself. He also wished his white friends had stood up for him, he said. But part of the reason he didn’t defend himself was also because he was afraid of

were his lifelong friends and was always fun to be around. “You just always felt like it was just the best thing in the world to be somewhere near Patrick because that's where the party was,” Monaghan said. Lee Feinstein, founding dean and professor at the Hamilton Lugar School of International Affairs, worked down the hall from O’Meara whose fourth floor office has

been in the same building in the Hamilton Lugar School since it opened in 2015. Feinstein said O’Meara’s ability to produce a good result was as good as anyone he had ever worked with. “He was equal parts diplomatic and mischievous,” Feinstein said. “He knew exactly how to position something to produce a result that he knew to be the right one,” O’Meara was dedicated

to the university, Feinstein said, and played a huge role in making IU the global university that it is. “He had very, very high standards for IU,” Feinstein said. “He knew what the university had accomplished and would accomplish in the future and that always inspired us to do better.” Arthur Fagen, chair of orchestral conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, said

O’Meara was one of the most culturally refined, knowledgeable and sensitive people he had ever met. “He had a level of understanding and perceptiveness that one rarely, rarely, rarely finds in somebody who's not a musician,” Fagen said. O’Meara, Fagen said, was an extraordinarily sympathetic person who would reach out to others and exuded a certain warmth to those around him.

“I will remember him as someone whom I had the utmost respect, as someone who I felt became a friend and supporter and who has left me feeling with a tremendous sense of loss now that he is not there,” Fagen said. Those wishing to honor and celebrate O’Meara’s life and legacy can donate to the IU Foundation in support of the Patrick O’Meara Scholarship.

the situation escalating. He said he’s seen the news about violence against the Asian community, and it makes him fearful. “I didn’t want to be the next person,” he said. “I will admit it was really mild. But I'm afraid that that mild thing, if I confronted it, would turn into something even worse.” Nguyen said he kept repeating the comment in his head. He said he’s thought about the incident a lot and is doubtful that anyone would stand up for him if a similar situation were to happen again. He’s hesitant to go back to the C-store and doesn’t frequent it every day like he used to. While Nguyen said his experience was mild, there is always a fear that microaggressions could escalate, Wu said. “At the core of all of this is still this ongoing assumption that no matter how Americanized we are, if you scratched off the surface, deep within, is this core of alien, foreign culture,” Wu said. Even less blatantly racist rhetoric, such as microaggressions, can still negatively affect people of color. Microaggressions are defined as everyday, subtle interactions or behaviors that communicate some sort of bias toward historically margin-

alized groups, a psychology professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice told NPR. Wu is part of NAPAWF, a petition group asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to take statewide action and condemn anti-Asian hate. The petition is also asking for a statewide advisory committee of AsianAmerican and Pacific Islanders that would create a direct line of communication to the governor’s office. This would help give the AAPI community more political representation, she said. She said she believes it is important for state and local governments to acknowledge anti-Asian racism and work with the community to find the best ways to address it. It is important to have a reliable and accessible way to track incidents of verbal and physical harassment against the Asian community, Wu said. She stressed the fact that this is not a call for more policing, which can put communities of color at risk.

County sheriff said an investigation is ongoing but the attacks may not be racially motivated. The FBI director told NPR that the shootings did not appear to be linked to race. AsianAmerican advocates across the country called for the shootings to be investigated as a hate crime. The oversexualization and fetishization of Asian women can also be traced back in U.S. history, Cynthia Wu, an IU associate professor of Gender Studies and Asian American Studies, said in an email. In 1875, the U.S. passed the Page Act, which restricted the immigration of laborers from “China, Japan, or any Oriental country,” and specifically of “women for the purposes of prostitution.” The Page Act was created because it was perceived that Chinese women were especially likely to work in the sex industries, corrupt white men and boys and infect them with sexually transmitted diseases, Wu said. White men who believe their masculinity is threatened may fetishize Asian women based on the stereotypes that Asian women are submissive as a way to reassert the patriarchy, she said. Anti-Asian stereotypes and violence are not specific to Atlanta and can be seen

across the country, Cynthia Wu said. Cheng said she has had men tell her “Asian girls are hot” or that “Asian girls are pretty.” While those comments may seem like a compliment, she said they are generalizations that made her feel like she was being groomed and objectified for her race. Growing up, Cheng said she had always known that fetishization of Asian women was a problem but always thought the consequences would only ever be microaggressions or verbal racism. After the Atlanta shootings , she knows fetishization of Asian women could lead to violence, she said. Beyond that, Cheng said constantly seeing videos of violence against Asian people on social media has taken a toll on her mental health. She said she was grateful to her friends who reached out to check on her after the Atlanta shootings but disappointed by others who stayed silent. “It just made me sad because after seeing something that impacts your community on the news, it can be really traumatizing and emotional,” Cheng said.

Feb. 27 many times since it happened. Amantur had to return to driving for Uber after taking a week off because he financially supports himself. This wasn’t the first racist experience Amantur has had in Bloomington. Like Nguyen, Cheng and countless others, he has experienced microaggressions. While working Uber, he said someone pulled the corners of their eyelids back at him, a racist act that plays on the stereotype that Asian people have slanted eyes. But the incident on Feb. 27, Amantur said, hit the right spot. And it wasn’t the broken glasses or his bleeding palms that hurt the most. Since that night, he said he’s felt vulnerable. Amantur doesn’t consider himself an emotional person and said it’s usually not easy for him to cry. But in the days following the incident, he said he cried multiple times, sometimes when he wasn’t even expecting it. Amantur doesn’t believe this instance of racism was an outlier, even if it was the first time racist comments against him have escalated into physical violence. “I’m sure I will experience this again,” he said.

* * * Asian and Asian-American women experience different dangers because of the way Asian women are fetishized and sexualized, IU sophomore Karen Cheng said. After the killings in Atlanta, where the suspect told police he had a “sexual addiction,” a Cherokee

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Editor's note: Karen Cheng previously worked for the Indiana Daily Student.

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Whether you’re headed out to enjoy nature under the warm spring sun or you’re busy with your studies, you end up home eventually. So why not liven it up with some greenery?

There are a variety of benefits that plants can offer, such as improving the air quality of an indoor space or simply making it look nicer. Popular indoor plants include soilless air plants, the succulent aloe vera, which is where the gel comes from, and Ze-

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Peace lilies Peace lilies produce gorgeous white flowers and can grow to around 3 feet tall when mature. Use rich, loose potting soil for these plants. Medium, indirect sunlight suits peace lilies well as they are shade lovers. Keep them in a temper-

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ature range of 68-85 degrees Fahrenheit, though they can endure slightly lower temperatures at night. Water at least once a week to ensure moist soil. This plant is also toxic to pets that ingest it, so be careful.

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Kalanchoes Kalanchoes are succulents with beautiful blooms of flowers, which can grow to be 12-18 inches tall when mature. Planters should use welldrained soil, usually found in stores under the name succulent soil. Natural light helps this succulent thrive, but don’t put them in direct sunlight.

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To keep this pretty plant comfortable just stay in the proper temperature range of around 50-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Watering is necessary whenever the soil dries out, which you can test with a finger. Like many plants this is toxic, so be careful of any pets you have ingesting any part of it!

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Jade plants Jade plants are also known as money plants and can grow to at least 3 feet tall when mature, if not taller. Use welldrained soil for these as well. Bright, indirect sunlight for at least four to six hours a day is ideal for jade plants. Keep them in a temperature range of 6575 degrees Fahrenheit during

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Patberg to return for 7th season Audrey Hausberger auhaus@iu.edu | @AudreyHausberg1

Senior guard Ali Patberg has decided to use her last year of eligibility to compete for IU for one final season, according to a tweet she posted March 31. “See you next season Hoosiers!,” the post reads. Her announcement also mentions she feels there is unfinished business for IU women’s basketball. Patberg saw her team fall to the University of Arizona in the Elite Eight on March 29 after she put up 12 points but struggled from the 3-point line, going 0-3.

titles, NCAA Tournament and WNIT Tournament appearances and wins, conference and national coach of the year honors and team academic achievements. IU has been ranked nationally for 37 consecutive weeks dating back to last season and entered the top 10 for the first time March 1. “Along with my staff, we are dedicated to building successful young women on and off the court,” Moren said. “I am truly blessed to be a part of the Hoosier Nation, who continue to show their love and gratitude for our team. We see you and appreciate you. As a lifelong Hoosier, I will continue to represent this incredible university with great pride and dedication.”

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Patberg, who is from Columbus, Indiana, started every game this season and was the third highest scorer for the Hoosiers with 14 points per game. She scored a total of 379 points this season, had 99 assists and averaged four rebounds per game. She shot 42% from the field and 29% from the beyond the arc. Patberg made the AllBig Ten Second Team this season and was named to the Nancy Lieberman Award candidate list for 2021 by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association.

Indiana University and women’s basketball head coach Teri Moren agreed to a new contract Thursday that will keep her in Bloomington through the 2026-27 season, according to a press release. Moren just took the Hoosiers to their first-ever Elite Eight appearance and continued a program-record with their sixth consecutive 20-win season. “Teri Moren is the architect of an unprecedented era of success for our women’s basketball program,” said Scott Dolson, IU vice president and director of Intercollegiate Athletics. “In my more than 30 years with the

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department I’ve never been as excited about the future of IU Women’s Basketball, and that’s because we have the right person leading us in the right direction.” Moren’s new contract in-

cludes a salary increase to $862,500 annually and multiple performance-based bonuses. Her average annual compensation will further increase for Big Ten regular season and tournament

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Wednesday (midweek meeting): 9:00 a.m. Meeting for worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship after Meeting for Worship

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Barnabas Christian Ministry Small Groups: Cedar Hall 2nd Floor Common Area, 7 - 8 p.m., meetings start Thursday, Sept. 5. We will meet every other Thursday during the school year. Steven VonBokern, Senior Pastor Rosh Dhanawade, IU Coordinator

Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. We use no book, but the Bible. We have no creed, but His Word within its sacred pages. God is love and as such we wish to share this joy with you. The comprehensive teaching of God's Word can change you forever.

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We aspire to offer a safe and welcoming home for all people. We are a blend of people of different ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and countries; we are students, faculty, staff and friends. We pray, worship and proclaim the Gospel. We also promote justice, equality, inclusion, peace, love, critical thinking and acting as agents of change in our world.

Redeemer is a gospel-centered community on mission. Our vision is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform everything: our lives, our church, our city, and our world. We want to be instruments of gospel change in Bloomington and beyond.

Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

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Thursday: Grad/Career Study & Fellowship 7:30 p.m. University Lutheran is the home LCMSU at Indiana. Our on-campus location creates a hub for genuine Christ-centered community that receives God's gifts of life, salvation and the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ. "We Witness, We Serve, We Love." Rev Richard Woelmer, Campus Pastor

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The Insistute building is a place to gather on campus for a break from academic rigors. Small library for quiet study, kitchen area for snacks and eating lunch, room to socialize, come play pool, ping pong or foosball. Games and puzzles available as well. A place to feel spiritually recharged and learn more about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Parking available when enrolled and attending a class. Church meets 11:30 on Sundays, at 2411 E. Second Street. David Foley, Institute Director Lyn Anderson, Administrative Assistant David Baer, YSA Branch President

Southern Baptist Bloomington Korean Baptist Church 5019 N. Lakeview Dr. 812-327-7428

mybkbc.org facebook.com/mybkbc/ Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Friday: 7 p.m. Saturday: 6 a.m. Praise the Lord! Do you need a True Friend? Come and worship the almighty God together with us on Sunday, Fellowship included. We are a Korean community seeking God and serving people. Students and newcomers are especially welcome.

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Jackson-Davis, Lander, Geronimo staying another season Woodson sold Jackson-Davis on one more year By Caleb Coffman calcoffm@iu.edu | @CalCoff

When IU fired men’s basketball head coach Archie Miller on March 15, sophomore forward Trayce JacksonDavis was ready to leave. He dominated the Big Ten this past season, averaging 19.1 points, 9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, and was named first-team All-Big Ten and a third-team All-American selection. But after a disappointing season in which IU regressed from his freshman year, finishing 12-15 and missing the NCAA Tournament, Jackson-Davis felt it was time to move on. “I was almost dead-set on entering the draft and then hiring an agent,” Jackson-Davis said at a press conference Friday. Jackson-Davis said after the season the energy has been sucked out of the program. Then on Sunday, IU hired its 30th head coach in program history, Mike Woodson, and everything changed for Jackson-Davis. He said as soon as Woodson was hired, the team was rejuvenated with new positive vibes. Jackson-Davis said the team has gotten together this week for an open gym shootaround and is excited to be playing basketball again. Coming from the NBA and being the former head

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Then-freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis dunks the ball in the second half Nov. 16, 2019, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Jackson-Davis announced Friday on Twitter he was staying at IU for his junior season.

coach of the Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks, what Woodson could bring to the team intrigued Jackson-Davis. He wanted to meet and hear about Woodson’s plans for both the program and himself. Jackson-Davis’ desire to meet was exactly what Woodson had hoped for. In an interview Tuesday with IU’s play-by-play announcer, Don Fischer, Woodson said he was going to beg Jackson-Davis to stay at IU. Luckily for Woodson, he didn’t have to beg. Instead, he just had to do what sold Athletics Director Scott Dolson on hiring him: coach. “The things that he really told me are the things that I did not want to hear,” Jackson-Davis said. “He told me what I needed to work on. He showed me clips of me playing, he showed me my missed shots, what I should have done in this situation and why I needed to take shots.” The honesty Woodson gave in his evaluation was just what Jackson-Davis wanted. He said it was similar to the feedback his dad gives him,

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pointing out what needs to be improved on and not just focusing on the good. After his conversation with Woodson, Jackson-Davis knew he wanted to return. But while the star sophomore may have been sold, Jackson-Davis’ parents weren’t so ready for him to return to Bloomington for one more year. Jackson-Davis said despite his 180-degree turn from wanting to enter the draft, his parents were still dead-set on him leaving for the NBA. To convince his parents, Jackson-Davis got them to come down to Bloomington on Thursday to meet with Woodson. After a two-hour meeting, Jackson-Davis’ father asked for five minutes with his family away from the coach. The discussion was short and to the point. “You’re staying,” his father said. Jackson-Davis announced his decision to return for his junior year Friday on Twitter. With the decision to stay behind him, Jackson-Davis said his focus has shifted to

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improving the pieces of his game Woodson pointed out in their meeting. Two of the big ones were getting JacksonDavis comfortable finishing with his right hand and extending his range with a consistent jump shot. At the end of the 2019-20 season, Jackson-Davis said both using his right hand and developing a jump shot were two aspects he was prioritizing to take his game to the next level and become a more NBA-ready prospect. But when Joey Brunk was injured, forcing him to miss the entire season, Jackson-Davis had to play out of position as a center, limiting his ability to expand his skillset. “[Woodson] told me that ‘We’re going to get your right hand going, and we’re going to get that right. And we’re going to get your jump shot right,’” Jackson-Davis said. “He wants me basically to shoot those shots in-game. If I don’t shoot them, he’s going to take me out of the game.” Outside of his game, Jackson-Davis is also doing what he can to convince his teammates who haven’t made up their minds to stay. Jackson-Davis said between the idea of playing in front of a packed Assembly Hall and Woodson’s more fast-paced, free-flowing offense, IU has the chance to be special next season. He wants all of his teammates to be here to experience that. “I really feel like there’s no point to leave,” Jackson-Davis said. “I feel like all the necessary tools are right here at our disposal. We got an NBA coach coming in. I mean, what else do you want, if I’m Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is an 8 — Listen to your body. Address health concerns or challenges with research and expert advice. Make plans for later implementation. Rest and nurture your energy. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 7 — Relax in good company. Share games and diversions. A connection could seem blocked. Stay objective. Patiently wait for developments. Don’t get pushy. Find something fun.

being honest?” After deciding to return to college for his junior year, Jackson-Davis has an opportunity to further cement his legacy at IU. This season, JacksonDavis became the first player since Yogi Ferrell in 2016 to be named to both the All-American and All-Big Ten teams in a single season. “I want to get Indiana basketball back on track. That’s my goal,” Jackson-Davis said. “That’s why I came back because I believe in tradition. I believe what we have here is something special, and I want to be one of the reasons why. I don’t want to be someone who ran away when it was tough.”

Former 5-star recruit Khristian Lander to stay with IU By Caleb Coffman calcoffm@iu.edu | @CalCoff

Freshman point guard Khristian Lander announced Monday on Twitter that he will withdraw from the transfer portal and stay at IU. “After much thought with coach Woodson and my family, I feel it is in my best interest to continue my basketball and academic career with Indiana University,” Lander said on Twitter. The former five-star recruit reclassified at the end of last year to enroll at IU early and be able to play for the Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is an 8 — Home improvement projects tempt. Prioritize planning over action until roadblocks clear. Choose carefully. Consider color, style and texture. Research purchases for lasting value. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an 8 — Creativity flowers. Write and record your views. Your vision and the current reality don’t match. Express a dream. Patiently plot and craft. Keep the faith.

team this past season. According to 247Sports, Lander was the No. 27 recruit in the country and the top-ranked recruit in the state of Indiana for the 2020 recruiting class. In his first season in Bloomington, Lander averaged 2.1 points and 1.2 assists while averaging just 10.1 minutes per game. Lander is the second player to withdraw from the transfer portal since IU hired head coach Mike Woodson.

Geronimo withdraws name from transfer portal By Caleb Coffman calcoffm@iu.edu | @CalCoff

Freshman forward Jordan Geronimo announced Monday on Twitter that he is staying in Bloomington and will withdraw from the transfer portal. “I believe in coach Woodson. Let’s get to work,” Geronimo wrote on Twitter. Geronimo was a 4-star recruit from Newark, New Jersey, and was ranked as the No. 21 small forward in the 2020 recruiting class, according to 247Sports. As a freshman, he averaged 2.2 points and 1.8 rebounds in 21 games played, shooting 51.4% from the floor. Geronimo is the third Hoosier to withdraw from the transfer portal since the hiring of head coach Mike Woodson. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 9 — Profitable ventures abound. Focus money making efforts for practical priorities. Plug financial leaks. Avoid distractions. Keep your patience. Write your dreams into the budget. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 9 — Take charge of your destiny. Dreams could seem especially vivid. Capture them into notes and schedule. Articulate your vision. Melt doubts and fears with love. © 2020 By Nancy Black Distributed by Tribune Media Services, INC. All Rights Reserved

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