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Former women’s basketball star Grace Berger makes Indiana Fever debut


IU graduate workers facing fewer doctoral admissions, petition for raise

IU men’s basketball leads in attendance

Matthew Byrne | @MatthewByrne1

Indiana men's basketball led the Big Ten in attendance this past season for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, per release Monday. The Hoosiers landed at No. 8 in the nation with 273,721 fans attending Indiana's 17 home games at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in 2022-2023.

“Our program is grateful to the many fans who make up Hoosier Nation,” Indiana second-year head coach Mike Woodson said. “I’ve never wavered from my belief that we have the best fans in the country.

I’ve been a part of this program since 1976 and we are blessed to have one of the most loyal and supportive

fan bases in college basketball year in and year out.” Indiana averaged 16,101 fans in those 17 home games. Twelve of those contests, along with two exhibitions, were listed as sold-out crowds of over 17,000 fans.

In Woodson’s first year, the 2021-2022 season, Indiana posted the ninth-highest attendance in the nation.

In back-to-back years, Indiana has been in the country's top-10 programs drawing the most fans ––the first time that’s happened in consecutive years since 2016 and 2017. Since Assembly Hall opened in 1971-1972, Indiana has been within the country's top-10 attendance 39 times. The Hoosiers have led the Big Ten 23 times, including this past year.

IU graduate workers are petitioning IU administration for a salary raise to account for the standard of living in Bloomington and will face a reduction in the number of future doctoral student admissions moving forward.

Graduate workers petition for raise

The Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition United Electrical Workers submitted a petition for an 8% salary increase to IU administration March 31. IGWCUE requested this increase based on the estimated cost to maintain a given standard of living in Bloomington. The request comes as inflation nationwide is nearly double its long-term average of 3.28%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the average rent for two-bedroom units in Bloomington increased by 15.76% from 2022 to 2023.

At a Bloomington Faculty Council meeting on April 18, IU Provost Rahul Shrivastav said he did not support the proposed raise due to its potential cost to


Shrivastav said at the meeting the 8% pay increase requested by the IGWC-UE for all faculty, staff and graduate workers would cost the university $200 million and would require tuition to rise 12%.

Shrivastav and the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President did not respond to requests for comment by the time of publication.

Fewer doctoral student admissions moving forward

According to Rob Potter, director of graduate studies in The Media School, there will also be fewer doctoral student admissions in the future to account for the 46% raise graduate students received last year after going on a four-week strike.

Potter said the university is decreasing doctoral student admission because the available budget for graduate students has not increased to account for last year’s promised raise.

“So essentially their compensation went up, but the general pool of money devoted to funding graduate student compensation remained the same,” Pot-

Indiana softball falls to Tennessee in the NCAA regional final


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IDS FILE PHOTO BY OLIVIA BIANCO Strikers march in front of Franklin Hall April 13, 2022, during the grad worker strike. IU is reducing the number of future doctoral student admissions to account for the increased stipend for graduate worker wages.
IDS FILE PHOTO BY ALEX PAUL TOP Graduate student Natalie Beglin shows support for the graduate worker strike by addressing the crowd April 14, 2022, outside of Ballantine Hall. IDS FILE PHOTO BY ALEX PAUL BOTTOM Protestors march through campus April 14, 2022. IDS FILE PHOTO BY AVERY ANTILL TOP Patty Saling and an undergraduate student at Indiana University exhibit homemade signs advocating for fair wages for graduate student workers. When asked why they came out to protest, Saling responded, "These grad students are going to be leading us in this struggle against unfair wages." IDS FILE PHOTO BY ALEX PAUL BOTTOM A demonstrator holds a sign April 14, 2022, outside of Ballantine Hall. By Dalton | @djames1824 Indiana faced
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Indiana softball junior Brooke Benson in an at-bat against the University of Louisville May 21 at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. Indiana beat the Cardinals 4-2 in the elimination game but fell to the University of Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament regional final.

Bender residency case referred to Indiana Attorney General, Monroe County Prosecutor

The Monroe County Election Board referred the case of David Wolfe Bender, an IU student and Democratic nominee for city council, to Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant and Attorney General Todd Rokita on Thursday, concluding the board's months-long investigation into Bender's residency.

During the hearing, Bender said he did not knowingly file a fraudulent report when he filled out his declaration of candidacy and voter registration form and apologized for the “chaos” of the past few months. However, board members voted unanimously to send his case to the Monroe County prosecutor.

The violations considered in the hearing were IC 3-14-1-13 and 3-14-3-1.1, which both refer to fraudulent reports. The first refers to a candidate who knowingly files a false report, while the latter refers to filing a false voter registration application. Both are Level 6 felonies, which is the least serious type of felony under Indiana law.

A Level 6 Felony requires a prison sentence, which ranges from six months to two and a half years. However, a court can enter a judgement of a Class A misdemeanor, particularly if it is a first offense. This does not require jail time but has a maximum penalty of a year in jail.

A history of the investigation into Bender’s residency

In January, Bender changed his voter registration from a residence in District 4 to a house in District 6. On candidate forms, he claimed the District 6 address as his residence, but an IDS investigation found Bender did not live there, according to residents of the address.

In March, the election board granted an official investigation into Bender's residency following a formal complaint from William Ellis, the vice chair of the Monroe County Republican Party. In the months since, questions surrounding Bender’s residency had gone mostly unanswered.

While planning for an official hearing, the board received correspondence from Manny Herceg, Bender’s former lawyer, implying the three-person board, composed of two Democrats and a Republican, had political motivations for investigating Bender. He also told the board Bender intended to withdraw from the race after the primary election.

In a letter to the board on April 6, Bender said he fired Herceg in part due to how the lawyer communicated with the board. Bender hired a new lawyer, Allison Chopra, and said he planned to continue to run by filing paperwork in a recently obtained separate address in District 6.

Bender takes the stand

Facing more than an hour of questioning from the board, Bender repeatedly said he believed his sublease was valid and that he complied with the law.

Bender claimed he believed a friend was a tenant for the property when Bender signed the sublease agreement with him. Bender said he found out after the fact – either in late February or

Former IU student accepts criminal confinement plea

Editor’s Note: This article includes mention of sexual assault.

Kalp Patel, a former IU student who was arrested on charges that he attempted to rape his female residential assistant in January 2022, pleaded guilty to criminal confinement and was sentenced to 1 ½ years of unsupervised probation last Thursday.

As part of the plea deal, charges against Patel for rape, strangulation, sexual battery, battery resulting in bodily injury, resisting law enforcement and possession of alcohol as a minor will be dropped, according to the case summary.

to check on the student. According to WTHR, after knocking on the door and waiting several minutes for a response, the residential assistant used a master key to enter the dorm room, where she then called 911 after finding Patel slumped over his desk.

The resident assistant told police Patel then suddenly attacked her and allegedly tried to rape her. Initial coverage of the arrest states the residential assistant was able to fight Patel off until IUPD officers arrived at the dorm and took him into custody. Patel was transported to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, then to the Monroe County Correctional Facility.

early March — that the person was not officially listed on the lease.

Bender called the lease an “informal agreement” but distributed copies with the sublessor’s name redacted to the election board members.

“It’s entirely possible that my understanding of that statute is wrong, but it certainly is never my intent to commit any sort of election fraud or any crime,” he said.

Board members ask questions

Questions from board members ranged from discussions of Bender’s eligibility, the specifics of Indiana Code and the timeline of events over the past few months. Members included Monroe County Clerk Nicole Browne, Republican appointee and board chair Donovan Garletts and former Bloomington mayor John Fernandez, who was appointed as a proxy for Democratic appointee David Henry.

Browne questioned the meaning of residency, asking Bender if he would want important documents from a doctor or a bank to be sent to the place he intended to live or the place where he lays his head.

Bender replied that the documents should be sent to the place he is currently residing in but said he didn’t see the connection with the matter at hand.

“And you wouldn’t change (the address) until you actually moved there,” Browne said.

Chopra interjected to say the situations were different. She referred to IC 3-5-5-7, which allows students to register at the address where the student lives when the student is not attending a postsecondary institution. Bender said the original sublease was from May to August, when he would not be attending college.

When asked by Garletts, Chopra confirmed there is no case law on this subject matter. Garletts said he disagreed with the use of IC 3-5-5-7 for this purpose.

“That is an incredibly loose interpretation of that code,” Garletts said. He said the code was put in place for people to register at home with their parents or guardian outside of college — not moving somewhere in the same city for the summer where they have never lived before.

Chopra disagreed, saying one had to focus on the “black-letter language of the law.” Black-letter law describes well-established legal rules usually set on

prior case law.

“To classify students as one type of person, one type of group, I think is a little misguided,” she said.

Later, Fernandez asked if Bender contacted the friend he signed a sublease agreement with after the publication of the IDS article.

Bender said he called him but couldn’t recall the specifics of the conversations. He said he had asked him to see a copy of the primary lease during one call, but said his friend said he didn’t have it on him.

When asked why Bender did not correct his voter registration immediately after discovering the agreement was invalid, Bender said his former lawyer told him it would be bad optics.

Bender said he plans to move into his new residence in District 6 sometime next week and didn’t want to correct his voter registration until he was fully moved in.

Next, Browne referenced the Indiana Election Division candidate guide, which says a candidate for city council must reside in the district in which they are seeking election for six months prior to the election. However, Bender and his lawyer argued the word “election” referred to the general election, making the residency cutoff land in May.

The board then approached the subject of Bender’s CFA-4 form, which documents campaign contributions and expenditures. Garletts took issue with the fact that Bender continued to fill out candidate forms as late as April, at least a month after discovering his residency in District 6 was invalid.

Bender said he had no other option but to fill out the form, but Garletts disagreed.

“To answer your question David, there were a thousand things you could have done other than staying silent,” he said.

Chopra then advised Bender to not answer any more questions about the CFA-4.

An invalid sublease agreement

The IDS obtained a copy of the sublease agreement Bender gave the board members. The document is signed by Bender and his friend, with the initials W.S., dated Dec. 9, 2022.

The document lists W.S., Bender’s friend, as the landlord and Bender as the tenant. It says the tenant must pay a single installment of $3,000 to the landlord before assuming the residence.

The document makes no reference to the actual landlord of that property, Justin Fox, or his company. The language and format of the document is almost an exact copy of several templates available online.

Fox said during the meeting that he did not know Bender and has never had any knowledge of him living at the house or planning to live at the house.

He confirmed the occupancy limit was three and that the person Bender signed a sublease with was not on the lease.

Bender says he will leave the race if unable to correct forms

Throughout the hearing, Bender continually emphasized he genuinely believed everything he was doing was legal and valid.

As for why he decided to seek residence in the sixth district instead of the fourth district, where his Henderson Street address is, Bender said he felt he represents the student-heavy sixth district more than the fourth district.

Ultimately, Bender said he would leave the race if the candidate filings could not be fixed.

As the meeting concluded, Fernandez said while he doesn’t believe there’s enough evidence for the board to prove Bender knowingly filed a fraudulent report, he thought the board should refer the issue to Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant. He made a motion, which passed unanimously.

Garletts said he was also concerned about Bender’s candidate eligibility and suggested the case be referred to Attorney General Todd Rokita as well.

“What I do believe, with every ounce of my being, is that you are not a legal candidate,” he said.

Rokita would not be able to make any criminal judgements, Garletts said, but could issue an injunction to pause the candidacy while evidence was considered.

Garletts made a motion, which passed 2-1, with Fernandez voting no.

After the decision, Bender left the room and said he would not comment at this time.

Bender did not respond to an emailed request for comment by publication. The IDS reached out to the person Bender claims to have signed the sublease with but did not receive a response by publication.

Editor’s Note: Bender was previously employed by the Indiana Daily Student.

Patel will serve 546 days, approximately 1 ½ years, of unsupervised probation active May 18, 2023, until Nov. 14, 2024. Patel will not serve jail time. Patel is banned from the IU Bloomington campus.

On Jan. 16, 2022, a female residential assistant was alerted that Patel was allegedly screaming inside his dorm at Union Street Center Birch Hall and went

According to WTHR, Patel told IUPD officers he took two THC-laced gummy bears at a nearby apartment unit before returning to his dorm at Union Street Center. After consuming the gummy bears, Patel told police he felt like he was in a dream, attempting to “have fun” with the residential assistant. He then stated he saw random shapes and two “gangsters” enter his room.

Hamilton Lugar School to host annual language workshops during summer

The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies will host inperson and online language workshops from the end of May until the end of July. The workshops teach more than 25 languages to 300 students annually, according to the language workshop website.

The workshops will offer eight-week and nine-week immersion programs this summer for undergraduate students, graduate students, high school students and non-students who want to learn languages. The workshop will offer programs for Chinese, Russian and Arabic. During their enrollment in the program, students will only speak the language they are learning while they live, work and eat with other students and faculty.

The workshop also hosts two study abroad programs for students learning Chinese and Hungarian. The Chinese study abroad program will take place overseas and the Hungarian study abroad program will be an online and overseas

hybrid program. The school will also offer online workshops for more than 20 languages. Online courses include 20 or more hours of instruction a week depending on the language. According to the schedule for the immersion programs, students enrolled in the nine-week program will move in May 28 and classes will begin on May 30. Students enrolled in the eightweek program will move in June 3 and classes will begin June 5.

The school will host a pizza party and group photo event for students on June 4 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Global and International Studies Building. Following that, the opening ceremony will take place in the Fine Arts Building from 7:00 to 7:45 p.m. The opening ceremony will include immersion contracts — where students agree to only speak the language they are studying during the program — language pledges and presentations.

The final day of workshop classes will be July 28 followed by a closing ceremony from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.

NEWS 2 May 25, 2023 Indiana Daily Student Editor Mia Hilkowitz
MARISSA MEADOR | IDS David Wolfe Bender, an IU student and Democratic nominee for city council, answers questions about his residency at a Monroe County Election Board hearing on May 18, 2023. The board voted to send the case to the county prosecutor and the Indiana Attorney General.
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Moments of home


The best coffee shops in Bloomington

Isabella Vesperini (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian.

I am not a huge coffee nerd. I do not like black coffee, nor coffee with cream and sugar. Don’t even mention espresso. The only form of coffee I can tolerate are mochas. They are the perfect balance of coffee and chocolate, not too overwhelmingly strong of caffeine.

I’ve developed a love for mochas in the past four years which has encouraged me to explore more coffee shop options. I have come to love spending time at coffee shops, whether it be reading, coloring or hanging out with friends. After living 11 years in Bloomington, I have found my top three favorite coffee shops that I think everyone should check out.

Number three: Brilliant Coffee Company

bustling city like New York.

Number two:

Verona Coffee House

Opening only last year, Verona has come to be one of my favorite places to get coffee in town. The mochas here have a much stronger taste of coffee, but only just enough to give you a sample of what real coffee tastes like without the bitterness. The strong taste is muted and is very creamy.

The inside of the coffee shop is very cozy and contains many beautiful plates and silverware in glass cases behind the register. It gives off an older Italian villa vibe. I especially like the outdoor seating area at Verona; they have many tables outside and a fireplace to sit by. I also like watching the cars on the street drive by and bringing a book to read.

As I lay in bed, my eyes still shut, I listen to the birds chirping outside in the early Prague morning. The window remained open all night and the sun rays are just beginning to peak in.

Suddenly, the room is filled with a loud ‘Vroom’ along with the popping and sputtering of a car engine coming to life. The sputter of the car continues as the driver revs the engine over and over again.

My eyes open in annoyance. Yet, just for a second, I am confused when I open my eyes to my bedroom in Prague. There is a small part of me that was ready to step out of bed onto the carpeted floor in my Colorado bedroom and run to the garage to yell at my brother.

“It is eight in the morning and there is absolutely no reason for you to wake the entire neighborhood up with your stupid car!” I would usually say.

However, I’m not at home and I haven’t been for almost six months. I haven’t seen my brother since New Years Day and I haven’t heard the revving of his engine since last May when we moved out of our childhood home.

Yet, I can picture it perfectly. The sound of the engine, the sound of his giggle as he realizes he has achieved exactly what he wanted: annoying me.

When I was at school this past semester, a coworker would make a South Park reference and my brain would immediately go to my two older brothers sitting on the couch laughing at the dumbest show ever made.

I would step outside and suddenly the smell of my grandparents’ tiny town in Northern Colorado would fill the air, even just for a second. I was transformed into my five-year-old self playing in the yard with my cousins. Cousins who I now haven’t seen for almost three years. As I take a bite of food I cooked up for dinner, I will realize my mom taught me this recipe and think of her standing next to the kitchen counter, talking to me for hours as she cooked, cleaned or just listened.

The smell of burning food will fill the kitchen as one of my roommate’s yells, “I forgot I’m cooking!” and instantly I am home giggling at my mother’s cooking skills.

As my roommate pours a box of puzzle pieces across the coffee table, I can see


my mom standing over our 2,000-piece puzzle of Claude Monet’s “The Water Lily Pond.” — a puzzle we worked on for over a year. I can see the look on her face mixed with joy, relief and frustration as she put the final piece in. That was almost 5 years ago. The smallest things can trigger the sense of home. Sometimes it can trigger a feeling or a memory I haven’t felt since I was 10 years old. Yet it sits there, in my brain and in my heart, waiting for the perfect moment when I just need that little sense of home to keep the homesickness at bay and push me through the next couple of months until I can hug my brothers again or laugh all night long with my mom.

Transgender medical care shouldn’t be banned

Jared Quigg (he/him) is a senior studying journalism and political science.

The systematic attempt by the Republican Party to eliminate transgender people in America continued last week, with a bill banning medical care for trans youth passed by the Texas legislature. Greg Abbott has already said he will sign it.

The Texas bill is similar to Senate Bill 480, which was passed into Indiana law early last month. Both bills ban gender affirming care such as puberty blockers, hormone replacement therapy and certain surgical procedures for minors. Youths already receiving gender-affirming care in Indiana will be able to do so until the end of the year, but as of July 1, trans people who need care won’t be able to get it here. Some conservatives would probably object to the characterization that they seek to eliminate all trans people. Many similar bills passed across the country are justi-

fied under the guise of protecting children only — once you turn 18, some might say, one is free to transition.

But a closer look reveals such a defense to be disingenuous. For example, in nine states Medicaid policy explicitly excludes transgenderrelated healthcare for people of any age — never mind that these policies are in direct violation of federal law.

The most depressing part of all this Republican tyranny is that these bills banning or throwing massive obstacles in the way of trans medical care are superfluous to some extent. This is because for many trans people, it’s not just the law that stands in the way of liberation. No, perhaps even more transphobic than the Republicans is the capitalist class.

It can be extremely costly for people to transition in America. Even with insurance, it can cost over $100 thousand to medically transition in the U.S.

For the 14% of trans Americans who are uninsured, gen-

der affirming surgeries such as vaginoplasties can cost over $50 thousand. But such surgeries can be unaffordable even for those who do have insurance. This is because some insurers will argue that certain surgeries are simply “cosmetic” and therefore not medically necessary.

Unsurprisingly, it is greed and nothing more which determines in this country what is and isn’t medically necessary. Never mind that gender affirming care is linked to reduced levels of depression and lowers the very high risk of suicide among trans youth — if the insurance company says a procedure isn’t medically necessary, they must know what they’re talking about!

This is only made worse by the fact that nearly 30% of transgender adults live in poverty. Very high percentages of LGBTQ workers are unemployed and underemployed, which surely has much to do with discrimination. According to a 2020 study by the Center for American Progress,

62% of transgender respondents said they experienced discrimination in the workplace in the past year.

For those of us who are interested in trans liberation, it is not just the reactionaries in government who must be overcome, but also an economic system which makes healthcare inaccessible and hurls trans people into poverty for no other reason than that it’s profitable to do so. Complete trans liberation will necessarily require the end of capitalism.

That may seem like a project too big, too time consuming to help trans people who are desperate now. There are certainly actions we can take short of overthrowing the capitalist system that would help trans people, but we mustn’t shy away of difficult projects.

For example, one thing that could be done is move toward socialized medicine, which would allow trans people to get the care they need for free. Countries like Cuba already do this, and with far less wealth than we have.

This gem is hidden off the square behind Social Cantina. I found it simply because I was looking for a new coffee shop in town to try. Its main star quality: gelato. From tiramisu to gianduia to cheesecake, they have numerous gelato flavors to choose from and indulge in.

As an Italian American, I was ecstatic to discover that Bloomington actually had a gelato shop. I could not remember the last time I had eaten some. My personal favorite is their chocolate with chocolate chips. The chips add more texture and richness to the flavor.

Aside from the gelato, Brilliant Coffee Company has mochas that are on the sweeter side but creamy and tasty, nevertheless. Their hot chocolate is also worth trying. I enjoy their indoor seating area and overall vibe; they have classy light fixtures and a couple brick walls. As you step in, you get an overall feeling of being in a modern, cute coffee shop that is not in a small town but a big,

Verona is only a 15-minute walk from my house – it presents an opportunity to walk to the café on a nice day.

Number one:

Crumble Coffee and Bakery

Crumble is my favorite coffee shop in town for sure. Even though I go multiple times a week, I only ever get a chocolate chip cookie and a zebra mocha: coffee with a mixture of white and dark chocolate. It strikes the perfect balance and makes drinking coffee tolerable. There are many other food options to choose from: quiches, tarts and croissants, to name a few.

I also love going because the environment is very calm and serene; it is not too loud and allows people to both study and talk. There is indoor and outdoor seating as well as creative seasonable drink options. Moreover, there are three different locations in town to choose from – switching it up keeps things interesting and increases accessibility.

There are also smaller gains we can fight for, such as increasing unionization rates, fighting for higher wages and a job guarantee so we can reduce the poverty rates that trans people face. Winning the political battles won’t mean much if the capitalists are allowed to continue their economic war on trans people.

But even these — socialized medicine, a job guarantee, unionization — won’t be easy victories. And so, we mustn’t shrug our shoulders and give up in the face of long odds — we must instead em-

brace radical visions.

Lenin said the work of socialists is always difficult, “but the thing that makes them different from the liberals is that they do not declare what is difficult to be impossible. The liberal calls difficult work impossible so as to conceal his renunciation of it.”

Let us not confuse the difficult with the impossible. We can and will defeat the enemies of trans people in the public and the private sphere. It’s just a matter of time and will.

Danny William (they/them)

is a sophomore studying media.

During the pandemic, employers let slip something they can’t take back — thousands of jobs can be done from home. Now, they’re desperately trying to convince everyone that isn’t the case.

Huge companies such as Disney and Amazon have implemented return-to-office policies. This requires workers to return to mostly inperson work after months or even years of hybrid or home working. After the status quo mixup that was the pandemic, it’s clear that returning to the office isn’t the fix-all solution that many companies think it will be.

Before I get too far into this, I want to say that I enjoy working in person. In my experience, it’s easier to collaborate and get to know your team members when you can meet them face-to-face.

You can’t capture that same energy over a Zoom call. Getting out of the house can create a separation in your brain between “work time” and “home time” — at least it does for me.

But the problem isn’t that employers want a return to the office — there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s how they’re going about it. The pandemic showed that so many people can work from home and want to do so, but companies are too stuck in

the past to look to the future of work.

Working from home reduces overall costs for many workers. Childcare and commuting are time-consuming and expensive. With the average inflation last year at 8%, these costs can add up. Both of these can be eliminated or reduced by working from home or in a hybrid environment.

Commuting is famously one of the biggest gripes of office life. In 2019, the average one-way commute was 27.6 minutes. This was up from 25 minutes in 2006. Why should you spend nearly an hour each day driving to the same job you could do at home? Working from home

can also do the thing it was intended to do in the first place — reduce the spread of disease. In 2019, 33% of surveyed professionals reported always going to work while sick. There shouldn’t be an expectation to physically attend work no matter what.

After the pandemic, all of us should reevaluate how we see work. Your job shouldn’t be your life. You should be allowed to spend time on hobbies or with the people you love. Working from home allows more free time to do that, rather than spending hours in an office or on a commute.

Many employers are stuck in the past. They want to reduce that coveted work-life

balance to favor work, as it was before the pandemic. Having people physically in the office allows bosses to look over their employees’ shoulders and feel a sense of control.

If companies want people back in their offices, they need to find ways to actually entice people into coming back. Offering free coffee isn’t usually enough. Rethinking the traditional workflow of the office is a good place to start.

In that restructuring, workers should be allowed a choice. There are plenty of people who enjoy working in person, but also plenty who find the most productivity at home. Employers should

support their employees on both sides of the aisle to find that happy medium. It’s been proven from the last few years that plenty of good work can be done from home.

The recent push back to the office has shown just how much power workers do have. In February, a team of contractors at YouTube Music unionized and went on strike after being notified of a return to the office, when most of them were hired remotely in the first place. Employers need to realize that the ball is no longer in their court — people will work the way they want to, with or without them.

OPINION Indiana Daily Student Editor Jared Quigg May 25, 2023
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 ter said. “The pie didn’t get bigger, but the slices did, and that means we can admit fewer doctoral students than we have in the past.”

Moving forward, graduate students admitted into Ph.D. programs at IU will receive four years of funding for their studies, Potter said. Graduate students currently enrolled in these programs will receive the promised funding necessary to complete their dissertations.

Potter said IU has traditionally provided funding to cover doctoral students’ participation in these programs for four years. However, he said there is no obligation to extend that funding into fifth and sixth years of doctoral studies.

“Our Ph.D. program applicants must have completed four years of undergraduate studies and gotten their master’s degree,” Potter said. “The idea is that the doctoral students come in with the 30 credits of their master’s degree able to complete their dissertations in four years.” Denizhan Pak, a doctoral student in cognitive science and informatics, associate instructor of informatics and correspondence coordinator for Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition at IU, alleges funding that could be used for graduate student stipends is being used for the IU 2030 plan. The IU 2030 plan charts out a seven year plan to improve IU’s impact on the community includ-

ing more opportunities for enrolled and potential students, more resources put toward research and creative opportunities and expanded university engagement outside the state.

Pak said in an email that the 2030 plan is expected to receive funding from investments in departments such as the College of Arts and Sciences, while graduate worker stipends are not receiving additional funds to account for inflation.

Pak said a petition from last year included clauses not just for graduate workers, but also every worker at IU. He said the petition got hundreds of signatures from all sorts of workers at IU.

“Administration saw that the grad workers had not gotten a raise in decades and after going on strike, they got raises.” Pak said. “What they’re really scared of is nontenure staff and faculty seeing this collective bargaining being effective, so they want to scare us off and say look at what the grad workers did to these departments. It’s important that narrative is called out for what it is.”

Rick Van Kooten, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and instructor in graduate courses, said in an email several college chairs and directors discussed a potential policy change at a regular meeting of the College's Executive Dean's office. Van Kooten said the policy change would result in a small



number of master’s degree students being compensated hourly.

After receiving feedback from the College Policy Committee, Van Kooten said the directors of graduate studies and the College Student Academic Appointment Council decided they would not move forward with the policy change.

“I am committed to ensuring there are no changes that would negatively impact compensation or benefits of current graduate students or those being admitted,” Van Kooten said. What’s Next?

Pak said IGWC-UE intends to continue their role as the elected representative for SAA’s at IU and that the group will continue to collaborate and fight for the interests of graduate workers. He said despite administrative wages being increased and Shrivastav’s dismissal of the petition, IGWC-UE will continue to work for union recognition, fair work, expanded benefits, fairness to all graduate students and the protection of higher education.

“This fight will look like a practice of organizing, working with existing institutions, and if necessary, strikes and protests,” Pak said in an email. “Whether escalation becomes necessary is up to the administration, our responsibility is to stick together and stay organized.”

in the regional final to end its season. The first inning between Indiana and Louisville was scoreless — the only scoreless first inning in the season’s three matchups between the two schools. The Cardinals went up 2-0 in the second inning. An error from Indiana redshirt junior catcher Lindsey Warick scored the first run, while Louisville outfielder Korbe Otis’ double drove in the second.

The next three innings were scoreless, but the Hoosiers broke their own shutout in the sixth inning. Sophomore first baseman Sarah Stone’s fielder’s choice scored redshirt junior outfielder Cora Bassett. Indiana trailed 2-1 entering the seventh.

After a pair of leadoff singles from freshmen, utility player Avery Parker and outfielder Cassidy Kettleman, junior shortstop Brooke Benson stepped to the plate in the seventh inning and laid down a bunt. Louisville catcher Sarah Gordon’s errant throw went over first baseman Hannah File’s head, allowing Kettleman and Parker to score, giving Indiana a 3-2 lead.

Bassett’s sacrifice fly gave the Hoosiers a 4-2 lead going into the bottom of the seventh inning. Sophomore pitcher Heather Johnson induced a groundout alongside a

pair of strikeouts to secure an Indiana victory. After defeating Louisville in the elimination game, Team 50 advanced to the regional final to take on No. 4 Tennessee.

The Volunteers jumped on Johnson from the beginning. Tennessee third baseman Zaida Puni’s two-run blast put the Volunteers up 2-0 in the first inning. The Hoosiers totaled three hits in the bottom of the first but were unable to score any runners.

The following three innings were scoreless until Tennessee blew the game open in the fifth inning off Indiana freshman pitcher Sophie Kleiman. Outfielder Kiki Milloy scored Tennessee’s third run of the ballgame on a wild pitch.

Puni’s second home run followed, giving the Volunteers a 4-0 lead. Second baseman Lair Beautae’s sacrifice fly scored Tennessee’s fifth run. That was followed by catcher Giulia Koutsoyanopuls’ two-run single extending the lead to 7-0.

Down to its final three outs, Indiana looked to spark a rally in the final inning. A run-scoring groundout from sophomore outfielder Taylor Minnick cut the deficit to 7-1. Bassett crossed the plate after a wild pitch to add another run. A runscoring single from Copeland drove in the Hoosiers’ third and final run of the ballgame.

After the season-ending loss, Indiana head coach Shonda Stanton spoke about her team’s journey this season.

“I am super proud to be their coach,” Stanton said postgame. “Team 50 has been on a mission all season long and mission accomplished was to get to the postseason and compete our tails off.

Although Indiana’s season ended in the regional final, the Hoosiers had made their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 2011. Team 50 set the program record for the most consecutive wins in a season with 23 this season.

With Brook Benson’s junior season concluding, the infielder praised Indiana fans for their unwavering support throughout the season.

“Seeing our fans and how well they travel, it’s just super fun to see,” Benson said. “To always have them support us is amazing and definitely helps out.”

Taryn Kern’s freshman campaign was one for the record books with her long list of achievements. Kern logged 23 home runs en route to winning the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year award, putting the nation on notice. “For everyone, keep your eye out for Indiana softball because we’re coming next year, we’re coming to get it,” Kern said. “Watch out.”

Student Media Award Winners 2022-23

Below is a recap of some of the awards won during the 2022-23 academic year by members of IU Student Media. These include the editorial and creative/marketing staffs of the Indiana Daily Student and Arbutus Yearbook.

Associated Collegiate Press

The Indiana Daily Student was honored by the Associated Collegiate Press in their ACP Pacemaker 100 celebration, honoring their all-time most-awarded publications. Out of 100 organizations honored, the IDS placed third. The Pacemaker awards are recognized as one of the highest nationwide honors given to college-level publications.

ACP Pacemakers

Arbutus, Yearbook

Indiana Daily Student, Newspaper

Indiana Daily Student, Online

Indiana Daily Student, Multiplatform

ACP Individual Awards

- First place, Evan Gerike, Sports Feature Story of the Year

- First place, Matt Cohen, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Story of the Year

- Second place, Cate Charron, In-Depth News Story of the Year

- Third place, Madelyn Powers, Editorial Cartoon of the Year

- Honorable mention, Phyllis Cha, Hannah Dailey, Izzy Myszak, Ethan Levy, Multimedia Story of the Year

- Honorable mention, Erika Armstrong, Print

Advertisement of the Year

- Honorable mention, Hayley Skrezyna, Digital

Advertisement of the Year

- Honorable mention, Dominique Hance, Bethany

Everson, Social Media Campaign of the Year

- Honorable mention, Staff, Media Kit of the Year

- Honorable mention, Izzy Myszak, Yearbook Cover

Design of the Year

- Recipient, Ruth Witmer, Pioneer Adviser Award

ACP Best in Show Fall 2022

- First place, Staff, Arbutus Yearbook, Best Yearbook (Fewer than 300 pages)

- First place, Staff,, Best Website (Fouryear campus, 10,000+ students)

- Second place, Staff, Advertising Special Newspaper

Section - Sixth place, Staff, Indiana Daily Student, Newspaper/ Newsmagazine

ACP Best in Show Spring 2023

- Second place, Staff, Indiana Daily Student, People’s

Choice Publication

- Third place, Alex Paul, Photojournalism

- Fourth place, Cailin O’Malley, Print Design

- Fourth place, Staff, Indiana Daily Student, Newspaper/News magazine (Four-year campus, 15,000+ students)

- Fourth place, Staff, Arbutus Yearbook, Yearbook (Fewer than 300 pages)

- Fifth place, Staff,, Website (Four-year campus, 10,000+ students)

ACP Clips & Clicks Contest

- First place, Cailin O’Malley, Newspaper Page

- First place, Dominick Heyob, Feature Story

- Second place, Kayla Pallotto, Feature Story

College Media Association Pinnacle Awards

Organizational Awards

- First place, Indiana Daily Student, Four-Year Best College Media Outlet of the Year

- First place, Indiana Daily Student, Four-Year Weekly Newspaper of the Year

- Honorable mention, Arbutus, Yearbook of the Year

Individual Awards

- First place, Matt Cohen, Mallorey Daunhauer, Carson Terbush, Best Multimedia Feature Story

- First place, Evan Gerike, Best Sports Investigative Story

- Third place, Staff, Best Ad Supplement/Special Section

- Third place, Kaitlyn Radde, Best Editorial

- Honorable mention, Nic Napier, Best Coverage of Faith

Columbia Scholastic

Press Association

The Indiana Daily Student won a Gold Crown in the Hybrid News category of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual Crown Awards, and The Arbutus won a Silver Crown in the Print Yearbook category. A total of 805 publications were eligible for judging. The IDS was one of five publications to be selected for the Gold Crown award in Hybrid news. The Arbutus was one of two to be selected for the Silver Crown in Print Yearbook.

Gold Crown Indiana Daily Student, Hybrid News

Silver Crown Arbutus, Print Yearbook

Gold Circle Awards


- First place, Emma Uber, News Feature

- First place, Kaitlyn Radde, Personal Opinion: Oncampus Issues

- First place, Nic Napier, General Feature

- First place, Carson TerBush, Interactive Graphic

- First place, Alex Paul, Single Feature Photograph

- First place, Juliette Albert, Computer Generated Art/ Illustration

- First place, Stefan Townes, Entertainment Review

- Second place, Erin Stafford, Entertainment Review

- Second place, Luke Christopher Norton, Sports News

- Second place, Staff, Indiana Daily Student, Headline


- Second place, Hali Tauxe, Single Spot News


- Second place, Alex Paul, Single Sports Photograph

- Second place, Juliette Albert, Computer Generated


- Third place, Kaitlyn Radde, News Writing

- Third place, Kaitlyn Radde, Carson TerBush, Indepth News/Feature Story

- Third place, Bradley Hohulin, General Feature

- Certificate of merit, Nic Napier, News Feature

- Certificate of merit, Jenna Williams, General


- Certificate of merit, Matt Sebree, Sports News

- Certificate of merit, Evan Gerike, Sports Feature


- First place, Cate Charron, Feature Writing: Student Life

- First place, Nadia Scharf, Academic Writing

- First place, Staff, Alternative Story Form

- First place, Ethan Levy, Sports Action Photo

- First place, Staff, Feature Presentation

- First place, Izzy Myszak and Nadia Scharf, Student Life Spread

- Second place, Phyllis Cha and Hannah Dailey, Feature Writing: Student Life

- Second place, Lawren Elderkin and Izzy Myszak, Informational Graphics: Single

- Third place, Nic Napier, Feature Writing: Student Life

- Third place, Kamaron Farver, Sports Action Photo


- First place, Cate Charron, In-depth News/Feature


- First place, Emma Uber, News Feature

- First place, Madison Smalstig, Personality Profile

- First place, Erin Stafford, Entertainment Review

- First place, Donyá Collins, Art/illustration: Portfolio of Work

- First place, Abby Carmichael, Typography: A

Designed or Art Headline

- First place, Abby Carmichael, Page One Design

- Second place, Lizzie Kaboski, Personality Profile

- Second place, Staff, Single Subject News or Feature

Package, 3 or More Pages or Special Section

- Second place, Nicolas Napier, News Feature

- Second place, Kaitlyn Radde and Carson TerBush, In-depth News/Feature Story

- Second place, Katelyn Balakir, Personal Opinion: Off-campus Issues

- Second place, Luke Christopher Norton, Sports News

- Second place, Abby Carmichael, Op-Ed or News

Analysis Page Design

- Third place, Abby Carmichael, Feature Page Design

- Third place, Abby Carmichael, Design Portfolio of Work

- Third place, Mallorey Daunhauer and Carson TerBush, Single Subject Feature Package, Doubletruck

- Third place, Natalie Gabor, First Person Experience

- Certificate of merit, Nicolas Napier, In-depth News/ Feature Story

- Certificate of merit, Kaitlyn Radde, News Feature

- Certificate of merit, Matt Sebree, Sports News

- Certificate of merit, Kamaron Farver, Single Sports


- Certificate of merit, Izzy Myszak, Newsmagazine Cover

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Alex Palou earns the NTT P1 Award

Former Indiana star Grace Berger makes Indiana Fever debut

Former Indiana women’s basketball guard Grace Berger made her Indiana Fever debut May 21 afternoon against the New York Liberty in the second game of the season.

Berger checked in late in the fourth quarter and converted a reverse layup on her first offensive possession. She registered three minutes, 2 points, one steal, one assist and a block in the team’s 90-73 loss. Berger, one of three rookies to crack the Fever’s opening night roster, was drafted No. 7 overall in the 2023 WNBA Draft back in April. The selection marked the highest in Hoosier history and the only time an Indiana player was taken in

the first round. A former top-100 recruit, Berger became the Hoosiers’ all-time winningest player in her fifth season in Bloomington. She finished her collegiate career seventh in program history in points — 1,841 — and second in assists with 573. The Louisville, Kentucky native also helped the Hoosiers secure their first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, as well as the program’s first Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen appearances. In the 2022-2023 season, Berger earned her spot on a fourth consecutive All-Big Ten First Team, another program record. Berger and the Fever (0-2) will be back in action Sunday, May 28 against the Atlanta Dream.

- Certificate of merit, Staff, Single Subject News or Feature Package, 3 or More Pages or Special Section

- Certificate of merit, Stefan Townes, Cultural Feature

Dan Rather Medal

- Recipient, Evan Gerike

Indiana Collegiate Press Association

Brook Baker Indiana Collegiate Journalist of the Year Award

- Cate Charron, BAJ’22, was named Brook Baker Indiana Collegiate Journalist of the Year, making this the sixth year in a row the award has gone to an IU student.


The IDS won first place as Advertising Publication of the Year. It earned 10 additional recognitions.

- First place, IDS staff, Best House Ad

- First place, IDS staff, Best Self-Promotional


- First place, IDS staff, Best General Media Kit/

Marketing Package

- First place, IDS staff, Best Use of Photography or

Graphic Art

- First place, IDS staff, Best Ad Design in Special

Section or Supplement

- First place, IDS staff, Best Electronic House Ad

- Second place, IDS staff, Best Display Ad

- Second place, IDS staff, Best House Ad

- Third place, IDS staff, Best Electronic House Ad

- Third place, IDS staff, Best Ad Design in Special Section or Supplement


The IDS won first place in Division I Newspaper of the Year. It earned 31 additional recognitions.

- First place, Staff, Best Single Issue

- First place: Cate Charron, Best In-Depth Story

- First place, Tory Basile, Best Feature Story

- First place, Matt Sebree, Best Sports News Story

- First place, Kamil Gut, Best Sports Feature Story

- First place, Cate Charron, Best Continuous

Coverage of a Single Story

- First place, Sade Ajishegiri, Best Entertainment


- First place, Bradley Hohulin, Best Entertainment


- First place, Matt Press, Best Sports Column

- First place, Staff, Best Pullout/Wrap Section

- First place, Ethan Moore, Best News Photography

- Second place, Staff, Best Themed Issue

- Second place, Stefan Townes, Best Opinion Column

- Second place, Bradley Hohulin, Best Sports Column

- Second place, Abby Carmichael, Best Front Page


- Second place, Cailin O’Malley, Best Feature Page


- Second place, Carson TerBush, Best Feature Story

- Second place, Taylor Satoski, Best Entertainment Story

- Second place, IDS staff, Best Overall Design

- Second place, Cailin O’Malley, Best Informational


- Second place, Juliette Albert, Best Illustration

- Second place, Juliette Albert, Best Editorial Cartoon

- Second place, Izzy Myszak, Best Photo Essay/

Picture Story

Qualifications for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 were completed May 21, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou earning the NTT P1 Award. May 21 marked Palou’s first pole position of the season as he leads the championship standings.

With qualifications beginning Saturday and the top-12 drivers advancing to qualifying May 21, a four-lap average of 233.398 mph by Palou placed him in the third position. Only Arrow McLaren’s Felix Rosenqvist and Alexander Rossi had better times in Saturday’s qualifications with average speeds of 233.947 mph and 233.528 mph, respectively.

Prior to the top-12 qualifying May 21, the top 12 drivers were given an hour-long practice session to fine-tune their cars for the day. In the session, Palou finished second with his best lap being a lap of 235.609 mph.

In top-12 qualifying, Palou finished fourth with an average speed of 233.779 mph — advancing him to the Firestone Fast Six. With a run at the pole on the line, Palou laid down the fastest pole speed in the 107-year history of the Indianapolis 500 –– a four-lap average of 234.217


- Third place, Emma Pawlitz, Best Sports News Story

- Third place, Staff, Best Themed Issue

- Third place, Staff, Best Pullout/Wrap Section

- Third place, Nic Napier, Best News Story

- Third place, Cailin O’Malley, Best Sports Page


- Third place, Alex Paul, Best Sports Photography

- Third place, Haripriya Jalluri, Olivia Bianco, and Alayna Wilkening, Best Photo Essay/Picture Story

- Third place, Jack Donnelley, Best Editorial Cartoon Online

The IDS placed second for Website of the Year. It also earned 8 additional recognitions.

- First place, Lauren Ulrich, Avery Antill, and Michael Long, Best News/Feature Reporting Online

- First place, Luke Norton, Amanda Foster, and Matt Sebree, Best Podcast

- First place, Staff, Best Special Presentation

- Second place, Staff, Best Breaking News Reporting


- Second place, Haley Ryan, Best Video

- Third place, Will Foley, Jacob Spudich, and Garrett Newman, Best Podcast

- Third place, Samantha Smith, Best Slideshow

- Third place, Sam Shi and IDS staff, Best Animation or Interactive Graphic Yearbook

Arbutus won first place in Yearbook of the Year. It also earned 17 additional recognitions.

- First place, Staff, Best Album/Portrait Section

- First place, Staff, Best Student Life Spread

- First place, Matt Sebree, Ethan Levy, and Izzy Myszak, Best Sports Spread

- First place, Izzy Myszak, Best Feature Photography

- First place, Nadia Scharf and Izzy Myszak, Best Academics Spread

- First place, Salome Cloteaux, Ethan Levy, and Izzy Myszak, Best Organizations Spread

- First place, Izzy Myszak and Arbutus staff, Best Overall Design

- First place, Staff, Best Cover Design

- First place, Ethan Levy, Best Sports Photography

- First place, Cate Charron, Ethan Moore, and Izzy Myszak, Best Special Section

- Second place, Kelstin Galovic, Susanna Fravell, and Izzy Myszak, Best Organizations Spread

- Second place, Staff, Best Special Section

- Second place, Ethan Moore, Best News


- Third place, Izzy Myszak and Arbutus staff, Best Overall Theme

- Third place, Izzy Myszak, Kamil Gut, and Ethan Levy, Best Sports Spread

- Third place, Alex Paul, Best News Photography

- Third place, Ethan Levy, Best Feature Photography

Indiana News Photographers Association

- First place, College Photographer of the Year, Izzy Myszak

- First and second place, CPOY Multiple, Izzy Myszak

- Third place, CPOY Multiple, Haley Ryan

- Honorable mention, CPOY News, Izzy Myszak

- Honorable mention, CPOY Feature, Izzy Myszak

Ed Carpenter Racing, Chevrolet Felix Rosenqvist, 234.114, Arrow McLaren, Chevrolet Santino Ferrucci, 233.661, A.J. Foyt Racing, Chevrolet Pato O’Ward, 233.158, Ar-


Indianapolis Press Club Foundation

Thomas Keating Feature Writing Competition

- Third place, Nadia Scarf

- Finalist, Cate Charron

- Finalist, Mary Claire Molloy

- Finalist, Lauren Ulrich

Last Row Award

- Recipient, Tory Basile, Feature Writing

- Recipient, Matt Press, Sports Writing

Society of Professional Journalists, Indiana Professional Chapter

- Indiana Student Journalist of the Year, Cate Charron, BAJ’22

- Chapter College Scholarship Recipients, Marissa Meador and Ryan Costello

- First place, Staff,, Student Best

Journalism Website

- First place, Cate Charron, Student Investigative Reporting

- First place, Staff, Student: Print and Digital Division Student Breaking News Reporting

- First place, Nic Napier, Student Non-Deadline


- First place, Nic Napier and Nadia Scharf, Student Sports Reporting

- First place, Kaitlyn Radde, Student Editorial Writing

- First place, Staff, Student Best Use of Social Media

- First place: Daily Student Staff, Student Best


- Second place, Daily Student Staff, Student Best


- Second place: Lauren Ulrich, Student Feature


- Second place, Evan Gerike, Student Sports


- Third place, Juliette Albert, Student Graphics or Illustration

Society of Professional Journalists

Mark of Excellence Region 5

- First place, Corbin Gwaltney Award for Best AllAround Student Newspaper, Staff

- First place, Carson TerBush, General News


- First place, Lauren Ulrich, Feature Writing

- First place, Evan Gerike, Sports Writing

- Finalist, Cate Charron, In-Depth Reporting (Large)

- Finalist, Staff, Breaking News Reporting

- Finalist, Nic Napier, Nadia Scharf, In-Depth Reporting (Large)

Student Press Law Center

The Reveille Seven Courage in Student

Journalism Award

arbutus YEARBOOK

SPORTS Editor Matt Byrne May 25, 2023 Indiana Daily Student 5
IDS FILE PHOTO BY ALEX PAUL Senior guard Grace Berger communicates with teammates Mar. 3, 2023 at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Berger made her WNBA debut for the Indiana Fever Sunday afternoon against the New York Liberty.
Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda Each of the 33 drivers that qualified for the 107th running of the Indianapolis 500 will return to the racecourse Monday for a two-hour practice session from
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Firestone Fast Six Results: Driver, 4-lap qualifying average in mph, Team, Manufacturer Alex Palou, 234.217, Chip Ganassi Racing, Honda Rinus VeeKay, 234.211, Peacock.
Chevrolet Scott Dixon, 233.151,
PHOTO COURTESY OF PENSKE ENTERTAINMENT Chip Ganassi Racing’s Alex Palou celebrates achieving the NTT P1 Award at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Sunday, May 21. Palou set the record for the fastest pole speed in Indy 500 history.
- Recipient, Cate Charron

COLUMN: Lemon Twigs brings a new sound to indie rock

The Lemon Twigs are a Long Island-based band made up of brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario. Since their debut album in 2016, “Do Hollywood,” the band has been praised for their work by a multitude of artists including Elton John and Questlove.

The Lemon Twigs’ newest album, “Everything Harmony,” is a culmination of the distinct sound they’ve been developing since the start of their career.

“Everything Harmony” is reminiscent of 60s and 70s pop-rock, with some subtle glam rock and folk influences. The remarkable thing about The Lemon Twigs is how their sound resembles that of bands like The Beach Boys and The Turtles, while still maintaining an original sound of their own.

The album explores the theme of reflection while experiencing the joys and sorrows of life. The D’Addario

brothers write their songs in a way that invites listeners into their stories of love and selfdiscovery. Their way of storytelling feels deeply personal.

The first track titled “When Winter Comes Around,” is a seemingly gentle introduction to the album, establishing the band’s distinct use of harmony and skillful guitar picking. The song showcases the high quality of production early in the album, with a roaring chorus of sound breaking up the middle.

The vocal range of the D’Addario brothers is one of the most noticeable qualities of the album. The track, “Corner of My Eye,” is sung in a considerably higher range than the track titled “I Don’t Belong to Me.”

This variability showcases part of what makes The Lemon Twigs a force in Indie Rock music; not only are they talented musicians, but their vocals are incomparable to any other artist today.

While much of the album

features chill, acoustic pieces, there are still high-energy, rock-influenced songs sprinkled throughout. The song “What Happens to a Heart,” is a power ballad with musical similarities to the style of Magical Mystery Tour, giving a look into the band’s influences of psychedelic and glam rock.

The Lemon Twigs have a unique capability to put feelings into words in a deeply personal way, which is displayed in a number of songs on this album. The track titled “Still It’s Not Enough,” is just one example of this, as the song describes the sense of feeling like what you’re doing doesn’t amount to anything.

In the song, the D’Addario brothers write, “Nothing was ever enough / In the streets, in the bar / I’m the heavyweight champion / Still, it’s not enough”.

Coming just in time for summer, this album is fresh in its production, lyricism and sound, while still maintaining a timeless rock style. It will be interesting to see the ways in which the band continues to

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Dr. Starr is an Indiana University Football Alum who provides pain-free experiences for all Hoosiers with IV sedation. He performs specialized oral surgery services including Wisdom Teeth Extractions, Dental Implants, Bone Grafting, and Plasma Therapy. Equipped with modern 3-D technology, he has the most up-to-date surgical skills and techniques to accomplish beautiful results with his patients. He looks forward to accomplishing beautiful results with his patients, enhancing confidence and satisfaction for all he serves.

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The ultimate guide to vacationing in Indiana

When people think of summer vacation, their first thought isn’t usually Indiana. While the state is well-known for its farmland, steel mills and limestone, it is also home to attractions that visitors can’t find anywhere else. Here are some of Indiana’s lesser-known gems, extending beyond classics like Holiday World and the Indianapolis Zoo.

Shiojiri Garden - Mishawaka, IN

This garden is one of the only authentic Japanese gardens found in the state of Indiana, designed by Shoji Kanaoka, the same arborist who plans the EPCOT gardens at Walt Disney World. Mishawaka is interestingly the sister-city of Shiojiri City in Japan, so the garden serves as a symbol for this relationship. The garden features over 20 differ-


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ent plant types, eye-catching red bridges and other authentic Japanese architecture. Shiojiri Garden is open to public visits and can also be reserved for private events.

French Lick Springs Hotel - French Lick, IN

French Lick is a historic Indiana hotel, originally opened in 1845. The hotel attracted its initial visitors with the belief that the nearby sulfur springs contained “miracle waters.” Today, guests visit French Lick for its modern, yet charming property. The 2006 renovations expanded the resort to have a casino in addition to its riding stables, pools, formal gardens and other luxury amenities.

Wellfield Botanic GardensElkhart, IN

This location in northern Indiana is a community gathering spot

Column: "Evil Dead Rise" slays — literally

Going into the theater, I didn’t have high expectations for “Evil Dead Rise.”

as a terrifically creepy possessed Ellie. Nell Fisher, who plays Ellie’s daughter and is just 11 years old, offers an outstanding performance which is sure to become iconic among horror fans.

for residents and visitors of Elkhart, Indiana. The city uses the gardens as a center for festivals, concerts, and seasonal events open to the public. In addition, the gardens are full of vibrant flowers and a wide variety of foliage. It would be a prime location to have a lunchtime picnic or snap a few photos.

Oliver Winery - Bloomington, IN

For residents and visitors of the legal drinking age, Oliver Winery is the perfect place to try local wine and experience the summer vineyards. Wine tastings, tours and picnics are just a few of the experiences offered at Oliver. Kids and pets are welcome to be a part of the experience as well.

Indianapolis City Market - Indianapolis, IN

This market is the place to shop, eat and explore in Indianapolis. The main summer event is the Farmer’s Market which occurs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The vendor selection ranges anywhere from baked goods to fresh flowers and a majority of the products are local to Indiana.

Warm Glow Candle Outlet - Centerville, IN

Serving as a more niche attraction on the list, this candle shop is unique to Indiana for several reasons. A giant candle greets visitors as they approach the store and is actually a part of the shop itself. The candles sold here are Hoosiermade, authentic and sold in a variety of scents. Visitors can leave Warm Glow Candle Outlet with anything from a Salted Caramel Rum to a Hot Apple Butter candle.

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I’m a huge Evil Dead fan and I count 1981’s “The Evil Dead” as my first ever “real” horror movie. I fell in love with the series after watching “Evil Dead 2” — which is still one of my favorite films of all time — and its follow-up, “Army of Darkness.”

All that being said, I was nervous to see what a newer continuation of the series would do for the franchise. I’m happy to report that “Evil Dead Rise” lives up to its predecessors in outstanding fashion.

The film follows Beth, a downtrodden guitar technician who comes to Los Angeles to visit her sister Ellie and her children. After an earthquake shakes loose centuriesold recordings of the Necronomicon, all hell breaks loose in their apartment complex. If you’ve ever seen an “Evil Dead” film before, you probably know what comes next — blood, guts and a lot of screaming.

If there’s one thing the “Evil Dead” series is known for, it’s gore, and oh boy, does this film deliver. It’s incredibly bloody and contains some stand-out horror set-pieces. The film utilizes the typical apartment trappings, like faulty elevators and dirty peepholes, to create amazing scares. I’ll never look at a cheese grater the same way again.

One of the coolest aspects of the film is its contained location. The action takes place almost entirely in one hallway of the apartment complex where Beth and her family are trapped after an earthquake. This adds a claustrophobic element to the film as the threat becomes more real since it’s just on the other side of the wall.

I was also impressed by the acting, especially Lily Sullivan’s final girl, Beth, and Alyssa Sutherland

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One criticism of the film I have after the love-fest I’ve been giving it is the first act. The cold open is absolutely stellar and kicks things off with a bang, but after that we’re stuck in character introductions for a long time. The momentum of the opening is almost lost by the time the Necronomicon is cracked open. However, I do recognize that for the terror of the film to hit, we have to get to know the characters fairly well.

Despite being the fifth film in the franchise, “Evil Dead Rise” isn’t actually a direct continuation of any of the previous films. I had assumed it would be a sequel to 2013’s “Evil Dead,” a remake of the 1981 film, but it shares no characters or events.

However, the movie carries on the torch lit by Sam Raimi back in the 1980s. There are plenty of nods to the original films without being too overbearing. Beth’s chainsaw –— because she needs a chainsaw — is the same color as Ash’s famous Delta 88. If you listen closely to a certain recording, you’ll hear Bruce Campbell shouting in the background. These tiny nods, among others, display the dedication of the filmmakers to the series that so many people hold dear.

It’s clear when watching the film how much love the filmmakers have for the franchise. They continue the story in a satisfying way without completely leaving behind its roots. As a longtime fan, I left feeling happy with the direction the filmmakers took it.

Whether you’ve seen all of the “Evil Dead” films or you’re a newbie, I recommend “Evil Dead Rise.” There’s really something for every horror fan out there. How groovy.

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Today is a 6 - Slow and steady wins the race. Infuse your work with love. Learn from respected coaches. Don’t waste energy on illusions. Go for precision.

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Today is an 8 - For greater peace and ease, clean a mess at home. Minimize risk or controversy and enjoy domesticity. Save money and cook up something wonderful. ©2023 Nancy Black. All rights reserved. Distributed by Tribune Content Agency.

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Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Rose House LuMin- Lutheran Campus Ministry at IU

314 S. Rose Ave. 812-333-2474

Instagram: @hoosierlumin

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. @ St.

Thomas Lutheran Church 3800 E. 3rd St.

Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Devotions @ Rose House LuMin 314 S. Rose Ave. Rose House is an inclusive Christian community that offers a safe space for students to gather, explore faith questions, show love to our neighbors through service and work towards a more just world. Rose House walks with students to help them discern where God is calling them in life.

Rev. Amanda Ghaffarian, Campus Pastor

St. Thomas Lutheran Church

3800 E. Third St. 812-332-5252

Sunday: 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m.

We are the worshiping home of Rose House Lutheran Campus Ministries. As disciples of Christ who value the faith, gifts and ministry of all God's people and seek justice and reconciliation, we welcome all God's children* to an inclusive and accessible community. *No strings attached or expectations that you'll change.

Lifeway Baptist Church 7821 W. State Road 46 812-876-6072

Sunday: 9 a.m., Bible Study Classes 10 a.m., Morning Service 5 p.m., Evening Service Barnabas College Ministry: Meeting for Bible study throughout the month. Contact Rosh Dhanawade at for more information.

Steven VonBokern, Senior Pastor Rosh Dhanawade, IU Coordinator 302-561-0108

*Free transportation provided. Please call if you need a ride to church.

Episcopal (Anglican)

Canterbury Mission

719 E. Seventh St. 812-822-1335

Instagram & Twitter: @ECMatIU

Sun.: 3 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Mon., Wed., Thu.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tue.: Noon - 8 p.m.

Fri., Sat.: By Appointment

Canterbury: Assertively open & affirming; unapologetically Christian, we proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ by promoting justice, equality, peace, love and striving to be the change God wants to see in our world

Ed Bird, Chaplain/Priest

Jacob Oliver & Lily Dolliff, student workers

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington

2120 N. Fee Ln. 812-332-3695

Sunday: 10:15 a.m.

We are a dynamic congregation working for a more just world through social justice. We draw inspiration from world religions and diverse spiritual traditions. Our vision is "Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World." A LGBTQA+ Welcoming Congregation and a certified Green Sanctuary.

Rev. Connie Grant, Interim Minister

Rev. Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Story and Ritual

Church of God (Anderson Affiliated)

Stoneybrook Community Church of God

3701 N. Stoneybrook Blvd.

Sunday: 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. Coffee & Treats Stoneybrook Community Church of God is a gathering of imperfect people learning to follow Jesus. We invite you to join us on the journey.

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Trinity Reformed Church

2401 S. Endwright Rd. 812-825-2684

Email us at

Sunday Services: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

College Bible Study: Contact us for more info.

"Jesus answered them, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who commits sin is the slave of sin.'" Proclaiming freedom from slavery since 1996. Only sinners welcome.

Jody Killingsworth, Senior Pastor Lucas Weeks, College Pastor

Bahá'í Faith

Bahá'í Association of IU 424 S. College Mall Rd. 812-331-1863áíCommunity-of-BloomingtonIndiana-146343332130574

Instagram: @bloomingtonbahai

Regular Services/Devotional Meetings:

Sunday: 10:40 a.m. @ Bloomington Bahá'í Center

Please call or contact through our website for other meetings/activities

The Bahá'í Association of IU works to share the Teachings and Principles of the Founder, Bahá'u'lláh, that promote the "Oneness of Mankind" and the Peace and Harmony of the Planet through advancing the "security, prosperity, wealth and tranquility of all peoples."


Calvary Chapel of Bloomington

3625 W State Road 46 812-369-8459

YouTube: Calvary Chapel Bloomington IN

Sunday: 10 a.m.

Tuesday: 7 p.m., Prayer

Wednesday: 6:30 p.m.

Hungry for God's word and fellowship with other believers? Come as you are and worship with us as we grow in the knowledge of His love, mercy, and grace through the study of the scriptures, and serving those in need. May the Lord richly bless you!



Christ Community Church 503 S. High St. 812-332-0502

Instagram: @christcommunitybtown

Sunday: 9:15 a.m., Educational Hour

10:30 a.m., Worship Service

We are a diverse community of Christ-followers, including many IU students, faculty and staff. Together we are committed to sharing the redeeming grace and transforming truth of Jesus Christ in this college town.

Bob Whitaker, Senior Pastor

Adam deWeber, Worship Pastor Dan Waugh, Adult Ministry Pastor

Church of Christ 825 W. Second St. 812-332-0501

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Bible Study

10:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Worship

Wednesday: 7 p.m., Bible Study

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.


City Church For All Nations 1200 N. Russell Rd. 812-336-5958

Instagram: @citychurchbtown

Sunday Service: 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.

*Always check website for possible changes to service times.

City Church is a non-denominational multicultural, multigenerational church on Bloomington's east side. 1Life, our college ministry meets on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

David Norris, Pastor Sumer Norris, Pastor


Bloomington Friends Meeting

We practice traditional Quaker worship, gathering in silence with occasional Spirit-led vocal ministry by fellow worshipers. We are an inclusive community with a rich variety of belief and no prescribed creed. We are actively involved in peace action, social justice causes, and environmental concerns.

3820 E. Moores Pike 812-336-4581

Facebook: Bloomington Friends Meeting

Society of Friends (Quaker)

Bloomington Friends Meeting 3820 E. Moores Pike 812-336-4581

Facebook: Bloomington Friends Meeting

Sunday (in person and by Zoom):

9:45 a.m., Hymn singing

10:30 a.m., Meeting for Worship

10:45 a.m., Sunday School (Children join in worship from 10:30-10:45)

11:30 a.m., Light Refreshments and


12:45 p.m., Often there is a second hour activity (see website)

Wednesday (by Zoom only):

9 a.m., Midweek Meeting for worship

9:30 a.m., Fellowship

We practice traditional Quaker worship, gathering in silence with occasional Spirit-led vocal ministry by fellow worshipers. We are an inclusive community with a rich variety of belief and no prescribed creed. We are actively involved in peace action, social justice causes, and environmental concerns.

Peter Burkholder, Clerk

United Methodist

Jubilee 219 E. Fourth St. 812-332-6396

Instagram: @jubileebloomington

Sunday: 9:30 a.m., Classic Worship & 11:45 a.m., Contemporary Worship

Wednesday: 7:30 p.m., College & Young Adult Dinner

Jubilee is a Christ-centered community open and affirming to all people. We gather on Wednesdays at First Methodist (219 E. Fourth St.) for a free meal, discussion, worship and hanging out. Small groups, service projects, events (scavenger hunts, bonfires, etc.), mission trips and opportunities for student leadership are all a significant part of our rhythm of doing life together.

Markus Dickinson, Campus Director

Lutheran ChurchMissouri Synod

University Lutheran Church and Student Center 607 E. Seventh St 812-336-5387

Sunday: 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Bible Class 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship

Wednesday: 7 p.m.: Wednesday Evening Service 7:45 p.m.: College Bible Study Student Center open daily, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. We are the home of the LCMS campus ministry at Indiana. Our mission is to serve all college students with the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Located on Campus, we offer Christ-centered worship, Bible study and a community of friends gathered around God’s gifts of life, salvation and the forgiveness of sins through our Senior Jesus Christ.


Sunday: 9:45 a.m., Hymn singing 10:30 a.m., Meeting for Worship 10:45 a.m., Sunday School (Children join in worship from 10:30-10:45) 11:30 a.m., Light Refreshments and Fellowship 12:45 p.m., Often there is a second hour activity (see website)

Wednesday (by Zoom only): 9 a.m., Meeting for worship 9:30 a.m., Fellowship

Peter Burkholder, Clerk


Redeemer Community Church

111 S. Kimble Dr. 812-269-8975

Instagram & Twitter: @RedeemerBtown

Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

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.

Chris Jones, Lead Pastor


University Baptist Church 3740 E. Third St. 812-339-1404

YouTube: UBC Bloomington IN

Sunday: 10:45 a.m., Worship in person & live streamed on YouTube

A welcoming and affirming congregation excited to be a church home to students in Bloomington. Trans and other LGBTQ+ friends and allies most especially welcome!

Annette Hill Briggs, Pastor Rob Drummond, Worship & Music Minister


Mennonite Fellowship of Bloomington

2420 E. Third St. 812-646-2441


Sunday: 5 p.m.

A welcoming, inclusive congregation providing a place of healing and hope as we journey together in the Spirit of Christ. Gathering for worship Sundays 5 p.m. in the Roger Williams room, First United Church. As people of God's peace, we seek to embody the Kingdom of God.

John Sauder

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

205 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-4459

Sunday: 10 a.m.

We are an inclusive community of people who are diverse in thought and unified in spirit. We are an LGBTQIA+ welcoming and affirming congregation known for our excellent music and commitment to justice. Our worship services will not only lift your spirit, but also engage your mind. You are welcome!

Pastor Kyrmen Rea, Senior Pastor Pastor Sarah Lynne Gershon, Student Associate Pastor Jan Harrington, Director of Music

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