IU settles lawsuit after student arrest
The lawsuit was settled shortly after IUPD chief departure
By Marissa Meador and Emma Uber email@example.com
IU settled a lawsuit in September involving the arrest of an IU graduate student after he did not pay a $3 parking fee. In a statement Wednesday, IU said IUPD policies were violated during the incident and former Chief Jill Lees did not follow mandatory review protocols following the arrest.
Lees left the department for unknown reasons prior to the September settlement.
The lawsuit was filed against IU and the IU Board of Trustees in addition to the two IUPD officers involved. The plaintiff alleged IU was “deliberately indifferent” in their failure to properly train and supervise the officers. On Sept. 5, IU filed a motion to settle, and counsel informed the court a settlement had been reached two days later.
On Sept. 7, 2022, Moses Baryoh Jr., an IU graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in public health in administration and behavior, parked at the Student Recre-
ational Sports Center to work out. As he was leaving the parking lot, he attempted to pay the $3 parking fee with a five-dollar bill at the pay booth, but the attendant said he could not pay in cash. According to the court docu-
ments, Baryoh said he did not have a card on him to pay, so the attendant gave him the option to have his bursar account changed; however, this raised the fee from $3 to $13.50. According to court docu-
ments, Baryoh did not want to pay the higher fee, so the parking attendant opened the gate to allow him to pull through so other cars could leave. The attendant also told him he could wait for someone to bring him a card if he
Tayven Jackson named starting quarterback
By Matt Press firstname.lastname@example.org | @MattPress23
Tayven Jackson has earned Indiana football’s starting quarterback job, head coach Tom Allen revealed at a Sept. 11 press conference. After months of mystery surrounding the role, Jackson will be the Hoosiers’ signal caller against the University of Louisville on Sept. 16.
wanted. In the court documents, Baryoh said he assumed his bursar account would be charged according to court documents, so he drove home.
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IU approves climate action plan for carbon neutrality
By Andrew Miller email@example.com | @andrew_mmiller
IU announced Sept. 11 that IU President Pamela Whitten approved the university’s climate action plan in an IU Today press release. The plan, based on the recommendations of IU’s Climate Action Planning Committee, will lead IU on a path to carbon neutrality by 2040.
IU created the Climate Action Planning Committee in spring 2022 after a series of student protests, including by the climate activism group Students for a New Green World,
advocating for divestment from fossil fuels. The committee, made up of professors, staff and student representatives from several IU campuses, was charged with creating comprehensive recommendations to reduce IU’s greenhouse gas emissions across the university’s nine campuses.
“Off the bat, I’m happy to see commitments like carbon neutrality by 2040 like we have been demanding for three semesters,” Soha Vora, president of SNGW, said. “I’m also happy to see the plans for diverse student and faculty representation as well as
implementation committees across every campus.”
In an Instagram post, SNGW said there is still much to be done to ensure the plan is followed through.
“There is still endless work to hold IU to the goals of the climate action plan and ensure transparency and equity, but this victory exemplifies the power of collective action,” the post said.
The plan provides six recommendation categories to reduce the university’s
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Student criticized for video threatening Palestinian student
By Christy Avery firstname.lastname@example.org | @christym_avery
An IU student is facing criticism after posting a TikTok video with remarks many have deemed racist against a Palestinian student.
Hailey Toch, a sophomore in the Kelley School of Business, posted the video last week. Toch – who is Jewish – did her makeup for a night out as she told the story of an encounter between herself and her apartment complex neighbor, a Palestinian student, a few days prior.
Toch said in the video she was getting ready to go to a party when another student knocked on her door. In the video, Toch said the man, who was not identified by name in the video, said he had recently moved in down the hall and wanted to introduce himself.
After he left, Toch said her roommate mentioned he was from Palestine. Toch said she was shocked.
“Literally my jaw’s like, dropping,” Toch said in the video. “He probably wants to, like, kill me right now.”
Toch said in the video if
she had known the man was Palestinian, she would not have opened the door for him, let alone have a full conversation.
She said she told her roommate they would never engage with him again. If he ever came near her again, she has pepper spray ready to go, Toch said in her video.
Toch did not respond to requests for comment.
The video, originally uploaded to Toch’s TikTok account, was deleted shortly after being posted. Soon after, her Instagram account became private. However,
screen recordings of the video uploaded by other users both in and outside of IU have since gone viral on TikTok, Twitter and Reddit, gaining hundreds of thousands of views, response videos and comments condemning Toch’s statements.
IU students have flooded the university’s social media with comments calling for action against Toch, whom they say should be held accountable for racist sentiments. A recent post on IU Bloomington’s Instagram account garnered hundreds of comments questioning
what the university is doing to support its Palestinian students.
“Are your Palestinian students safe on your campus?” one comment read.
“Racism has no place on campus and as a school that pretends to be a bastion of equality and respect, it is crucial you don’t allow your students and those in positions of power within your school to go on public racial tirades that make communities feel unwelcome,” another comment said.
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Franklin Hall addresses security concerns after multiple incidents
By Luke Price
Audrie Osterman, IU’s
The Media School director of communications and marketing, sent an email on behalf of Franklin Hall to all media school students addressing security-related
questions and concerns following several harassment incidents in the building.
The email shared several preliminary security measures Franklin Hall has implemented. This includes the exterior doors to the building being only accessible by Crimson Cards,
minus the front door. In addition, IUPD cadets have a stronger presence in the building.
The email also expressed gratitude for questions and suggestions regarding security measures in Franklin Hall and assured conversations and meetings with the
IUB Office of Public Safety are currently happening. IUPD community engagement officers will be in the commons area in Franklin Hall Wednesday from 10 a.m. to noon serving coffee and donuts, according to the email. During this time, members of The Media
School are invited to meet officers, ask them questions and share their thoughts.
According to the email, this will be the first event of several opportunities for public input and Media School students can expect to hear more in the coming weeks.
Jackson — who went 18-21 with 236 passing yards and a rushing score against Indiana State University on Sept. 8 — rotated snaps with fellow redshirt freshman Brendan Sorsby throughout Indiana’s first two contests.
After displaying his accuracy and poise in the pocket en route to the Hoosiers’ 41-7 victory over the Sycamores, Allen decided Jackson had shown enough to warrant the starting role.
“We’ve got two quarterbacks that I believe can both successfully lead our program and do great things on game day,” Allen said Monday afternoon. “But Tayven Jackson is going to be our starting quarterback.”
Allen and offensive coordinator Walt Bell have lauded the Hoosiers’ quarterback room all offseason, with the latter citing Jackson and Sorsby as having NFL potential. While Indiana’s offense sputtered against Ohio State week one, Jackson provided a stable rhythm in week two.
Jackson completed 86% of his passes against Indiana State and accumulated a 180.1 quarterback rating. Monday afternoon, Bell said Jackson has improved significantly in his knowledge of the system, but he looks for the former University of Tennessee transfer to grow in his command of the offense.
Even with Jackson earning the starting job, Bell doesn’t plan on dramatically shifting the offensive approach against Louisville. With Jackson and Sorsby bearing similar physical traits and skillsets, Bell said he’s had the luxury of maintaining a similar gameplan for both quarterbacks.
After making his decision following a film review Saturday, Allen sat Jackson and Sorsby down Sunday to deliver the update. To Jackson, the news was a weight lifted off his shoulders.
“It was a dream come true,” Jackson said of receiving the news from Allen. “Coming here it’s been a struggle, it’s been hard going through a quarterback battle, but that’s life. It was a relief.”
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Declan Farley posts update on harassment from last year
By Olivia Franklin email@example.com | @Livvvvv_5
Former IU student Declan Farley continues to fight for change after experiencing harassment in the dorms last year in a Sept. 5 TikTok.
After facing harassment and bullying from other students in his dorm at IU, former IU student Declan Farley posted a video on TikTok about his experience on Jan. 14, 2023. The video went viral, and Farley received support online and from IU students.
As an openly queer and transgender student, Farley said he felt unsafe at IU and was disappointed in the lack of support he received from university officials.
A few weeks later, although he decided to leave the university, Farley said he wasn’t done fighting to create change at IU. Then, on Sept. 5, Farley again used his TikTok presence to post a video update of the situation, criticizing the response he received from the IU Police Department about the harassment.
Farley said he wanted to wait to make the update video until students came back to campus, so people don’t
forget what happened.
“I waited a while because my mental health was just drained, and it’s a hard fight to fight a huge system like that,” Farley said. “I feel like I’m in a much better place to fight for change now. There’s no way I could have fought a good fight if I was not in a good place.”
In the video, Farley said IUPD opened a police report for the harassment incidents but then stopped responding to him.
“I gave them evidence from the incidents, and they told me that they found the student from one,” Farley said in the video. “They told me she was, and I quote ‘nice’, so they weren’t going to do anything.”
Farley said he is not done sharing his story, so students know that even though it has been a while nothing has changed at IU.
“I think that it is a horrible system, but I don’t think that it’s not capable of being changed,” Farley said.
Director of Media Relations and Editorial Content, and IUPD declined to comment because Farley is no longer an IU student.
LGBTQ+ center raises money for Re-Envisioning
The project will help the LGBTQ+ Culture Center will update student spaces and service areas.
By Haley Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org | @haley_ryan
LGBTQ+ Culture Center is raising money to fund their Re-Envisioning Project, which will help the center better meet student needs with updated student spaces and service areas.
Since opening in 1994, the LGBTQ+ Culture Center has grown from one room to utilizing the entire building on 705 E. Seventh St., according to the Re-Envisioning Project website. But the building’s layout has created several challenges, including limited space for students to gather and ineffective service spaces.
Bruce Smail, director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center and special assistant to the vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, said the culture center wanted to look at how they could turn the center into a space that was more student friendly.
“As you walked into the center you notice that there’s just offices, offices, offices, and so it doesn’t necessarily feel as welcoming for students,” Smail said.
The Re-Envisioning plan will transform the center’s layout so it’s more welcoming, functional and student friendly, according to the project website. The project will also create a new student café and lounge, a revamped library space, an updated conference room, a new counseling and HIV testing room and a room for the gender affirming closet.
The gender affirming closet, according to the center’s website, provides free clothing for anyone regardless of gender identity or expression, LGBTQ+ status, IU affiliation or financial need. Clothing can be washed and returned, so long as it’s in good condition, but people are welcome to keep it.
Currently the center conducts confidential HIV testing through Positive Link from IU Health according to the website.
One office, Smail said, will become one of the stu-
dent staff offices. The center, Smail said, will be transformed with more flexible space.
“Like the student staff office will have moveable tables and chairs that we could actually create more space in here if we needed to, you know we could create a little bit more space in the library and conference room will be extremely flexible as well.” Smail said.
Smail, along with center staff, students and others, worked with IU Design to revision the center’s updated layout. Smail said students’ biggest concern was creating a space that felt like a home rather than an office space.
From what he could gather, Smail said, people are very excited about that; especially the student café lounge.
Smail said students are also excited about the gender affirming closet, which used to be boxes, and the conference room.
“So ultimately, the goal is to kind of make sure we’re bringing in more people in the center and utilizing the center,” Smail said.
Kristen Lucas, administrative generalist coordinator at the center, said when they give tours and tell people how the space will change, the immediate reaction is positive.
“It seems like there is immediate, like, ‘Oh, that’ll be really cool and something to look forward to’,” Lucas said.
Lucas said the Re-Envisioning Project feels like it’s focused on increasing student comfort and accessibility.
“It just feels like a plan that was very thought through and intentional and like they asked for feedback when making the plan, so I appreciate that,” Lucas said.
Evan Hurst, the center’s graduate assistant, said when he heard students talk about the project, they were excited about it. Many first-year students, he said, were really excited to know the center even existed.
“They were happy that
you know, with whatever we had, because it’s a great resource, but the renovations themselves have lots of like, very juicy tidbits that we’re excited to have,” Hurst said.
When he learned about the Re-Envisioning plan, Hurst said he was immediately struck by the design choices because, while he does appreciate the center’s character, there are a few things that need updating.
“I think a little facelift here and there is never going to really hurt student engagement, and, in some ways, it may actively improve it,” Hurst said.
The center, Smail said, is currently on a major fundraising campaign and has raised about $21,000. Most of this money, he said, came through a grant from the queer philanthropy circle. Funding support has also come from the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and facilities to reach
their goal of about $88,000, Smail said.
“We’re continuing to seek the additional funding and as soon as we’ve reached that figure, we should be able to begin the process of the renovation,” Smail said.
Once the renovation process begins, Smail said, the center will have to shut down for about a month to move furniture in and out of the building and paint. They will shift to virtual programming, Smail said, but he is unsure if the center will give people other ways to get involved.
“My hope is that we’ll either have the funds raised before the winter break and then maybe this can happen during winter break or that it will be raised by May,” Smail said. “Then we can do the renovations over the summer, which won’t take away too much of the time from the academic year when students are largely here.”
This week, he said, the
Bru Burger Bar will open local location at the Annex
By Caroline Geib email@example.com | @carolineegeib
Bru Burger Bar announced plans in March of 2023 to open a location on the corner of Third and Grant St. in “The Annex”. However, construction has delayed the burger restaurant’s opening.
“I know this has been a request for many many years, and so we are happy to finally accommodate that request,” Marketing Director at Cunningham Restaurant Group, which owns Bru Burger, Carissa Newton said.
The restaurant was originally supposed to open this fall, Newton said. The construction team said that could be pushed to as late as early 2024 due to developmental delays happening around “The Annex.”
center met with one of their major funders to discuss some new strategies and look at ways donors can work with other potential donors to raise money.
While the center is optimistic that they’ll get the funding, Smail said fundraising takes time. The center started fundraising in February, Smail said, and had almost a third of the necessary funds by the end of June.
One key aspect of the Re-Envisioning Project, Smail said, is the center’s shifting focus to making it a more comfortable place for students.
This year’s programming, he said, has shifted focus onto the community, like the creation of queer dialogue spaces for intercommunity discussions on national issues impacting the LGBTQ+ community.
“So hopefully, collectively, with all of that, the renovation and the emphasis in the community, the community will feel a lot more engaged,” Smail said.
Bru Burger already has 14 locations, including in college towns such as Evansville, South Bend and West Lafayette.
Newton said the Bru Burger team wanted to expand to more college town markets. These locations serve students, faculty and the general community — a blend. Newton said this works especially well for business.
“We had to find the right fit with the right spot,” Newton said. The Cunningham Restaurant Group, which owns over 40 restaurants, intends to spread recruitment and employment efforts by using platforms like Handshake, which may be used to employ students, Newton said.
“Our restaurants are embedded in these communities so if there's ways we can serve certainly we do that,” Newton said.
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Roommate ate your oreos?
Leila Faraday (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in policy analysis with minors in geography and urban planning and community development.
Greetings, advice seekers… or dedicated Carolyn Hax readers and r/relationship_advice perusers who might be looking for a Hoosier lens on their weekly reading. While nothing makes me qualified to dish out advice, I love listening to people’s problems and have made enough mistakes in my life — and at IU — to guide some of you in the right direction.
Roommate ate your entire box of Oreos without acknowledging it? Situationship won’t call you until the witching hour?
Nearly passing out from malnutrition after eating ramen all week in your dorm? No longer able to validate your best friend’s toxic behavior in their relationship? Just trying to figure out the best places to take someone who is visiting you in Bloomington? The Hoosier Hotline is here to help you work through all the intricacies that come with our young adult lives. I promise — despite my
Congress shouldn’t be a nursing home
is a senior studying journalism and political science.
On Aug. 30, a reporter asked 81-year-old Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell if he had thought about running for reelection in 2026.
lack of any sort of psychology degree or other technical expertise — I have spent the necessary 10,000 hours it takes to become an expert preparing for this.
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McConnell did not answer the question. Instead, the senator’s eyes seemed to widen, he closed his lips tight, and he stared off into the distance. The same thing happened just over a month earlier. The sundowning senator looked like a turtle retreating into a shell, and there was renewed concern about McConnell’s health. If his physician is to be believed, there’s nothing seriously wrong with him at all, of course. He was just light-headed.
Now, this column was originally supposed to run last week, but my life got in the way. I worried McConnell’s latest freezing incident would be old news and the point I wanted to make about it – that the people in our government are too old to serve – would be less impactful. But then 83-year-old Nancy Pelosi announced she was running for reelection.
I really should never worry about having material to write about – the hell that is American politics will always bring something new and appalling for me to discuss. The U.S. has become a gerontocracy, a government run by old people. The president is 80 years old and will likely be running for reelection against 77-yearold Donald Trump. The median age for members of the House of Representatives is 57.9, and 65.3 for the U.S. Senate. Five of the nine Supreme Court Justices are
Art should make you uncomfortable
Danny William (they/them)
is a sophomore studying media.
I recently stumbled across a post claiming to state the “objective” differences between good art and bad art. As an ardent lover of art in all its forms – and who isn’t – I was very interested in seeing how this user quantified an inherently subjective topic.
What I saw made me laugh. The user claimed that good art “improves mood,” “boosts energy” and “clarifies the mind.” Bad art, on the other hand, “makes you feel weird,” “confuses the mind” and “is whining, coping, seething and a waste of time.”
In short, what he calls bad art is my kind of stuff.
All of this talk about what’s good and bad art misses the whole point of art completely. Art isn’t meant to make you feel comfortable. It isn’t meant to be watered down for any audience to enjoy. It’s so much more than that.
I’m making an assumption that most of what this poster was referring to as “good art” is classical art pieces, seeing as he makes a reference to Marcel Duchamp’s infamous modern art piece “Fountain” – a literal urinal – in the thread.
But much of classical art doesn’t improve the viewer’s mood. One classicallytrained painting, “Ivan the Terrible and his Son Ivan” by Ilya Repin, makes me feel horrendous every time I see it. The look of sheer horror on the elder Ivan’s face
doesn’t necessarily boost my energy.
You can even look at one of the greatest producers of art for centuries – the Catholic church. How many depictions of Christ on the cross, with pain etched on his features and blood dripping from his body, hang on the walls of Catholic churches across the globe? Like, a lot, right?
All of this art is spectacular beauty-wise, but doesn’t necessarily act as a moodbooster. But even uglier art – art that isn’t objectively beautiful and makes you crazy uncomfortable – is still art.
A great example is the films of David Cronenberg. He’s one of my favorite artists of all time – but not because his films uplift me.
If anything, my enjoyment of his films comes from the fact that they make me feel so bad. Does it make me feel good to watch someone shove a VHS tape into a huge yonic gash in James Woods’s abdomen? Does it make me feel good to see Peter Weller massaging a living, bug-shaped typewriter to write? Does it make me feel good to witness a myriad of people violently crashing their cars into each other for pleasure?
Solid no for all of those.
What makes Cronenberg so amazing is his mastery of the uncomfortable and the weird. I end up liking his films, even loving them, even though they often make me feel very bad. Art, whether it takes the
over the age of 60 – and they all serve for life.
Now some – and I’m guessing they would probably belong to the demographic at hand – might say it isn’t really a huge concern that many of those with the most political power in this country are beyond the average American life expectancy. Who cares if Joe Biden is older than say, Brown v. Board? Does it matter that Dianne Feinstein is old enough to theoretically remember the Nazi invasion of Poland?
I think it does matter that those with immense power cannot take questions from the press without looking lost or show up to Congress too frail and disoriented because of their age to walk on their own. It’s ludicrous for Biden or Trump to ask for our votes when both of them could easily check out early before they finish their terms.
I’m not alone in this either – an Associated PressNORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll found that 77% of respondents believe Biden is too old to be an effective president for four more years. He barely has a 40% approval rating as
is, and yet the 80-year-old Biden is apparently the best the Democrats can muster.
As a young person – too young to even run for Congress – it’s embarrassing to watch our officials at work.
Think back to last March, when TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testified before a Congress that seemingly had no idea how the app worked, or even how an internet connection functions.
But leaving the oversight of TikTok to those who had grandkids before the iPhone came out is the least of our worries. Much more frightening is leaving the future of our planet to those who won’t be on it much longer.
Back in 2015, Sen. James Inhofe – who only just retired this year, at the age of 88 – threw a snowball on the floor of the Senate to “prove” that global warming was a hoax. If there’s snow on the ground, the planet must not be getting any hotter, right?
President Biden talks a big game about understanding the importance of climate change, but his record on addressing the issue has been mixed at best. He governs like someone who won’t be affected by the worst of it – that is, he
governs like an 80-year-old man.
So, whether our officials are showing obvious agerelated health deterioration, or are simply out of touch on the issues young people care about, many of them are too old to be in charge of anything. What can be done?
One suggestion I’ve heard is an age cap. Just as there is a floor on how old one must be to even run for office, so there should be a ceiling on how old one can be before they’re no longer eligible. What this ceiling should be can be up for debate. 70? 75? Personally, I’d prefer if there were less 80-year-olds working in the government.
Another possible solution would require officials to pass a mental fitness test once they reach a certain age. Go ahead and watch that clip of McConnell freezing, or read about the trouble Feinstein’s staff goes through every day, and tell me I’m crazy for having concerns that our officials are mentally unfit to serve. If they all had documentation of their mental acuity, I’m sure we’d all feel a lot better.
Unfortunately, these ideas sound a bit like a pointless thought experiment. After all, are the old people in government really going to legislate themselves out of existence? It’s doubtful.
But we mustn’t let this be a brick wall for those of us who’d like to see change.
If the Bidens or the McConnells in our government won’t step down on their own, the people must demand it of them. We must take to the streets if necessary – and we’ll throw them all one hell of a retirement party.
That cross country nostalgia hits different
Isabella Vesperini (she/her) is a sophomore majoring in journalism and minoring in Italian.
T-minus five minutes until the start of the race.
You could hear the runners' feet hit the uneven grass as they did their final runouts. You could see the distinct watch tan lines on their wrists from 100 yards away. Sweat glistened off their foreheads from the humidity.
form of film, painting, sculpture or none of the above, is a personal reflection of the artist. As all of us know, not every feeling we have is good. There is a place and a purpose for exploring both the dark and light sides of humanity.
If you don’t enjoy a piece of art, that’s fine! Just because it is art doesn’t mean you automatically have to enjoy it. Art is, objectively, subjective. If you don’t like a piece, it doesn’t mean it’s bad or wrong. It’s just not for you.
When I see a piece of art that I question as being “really art,” I stop myself for a moment. I think of the two qualities I’ve boiled down as being good art to me.
One: it is a medium transformed or redefined by an artist or group of artists. Two: it evokes an emotion in the viewer – even if that’s anger at how non-art it is.
The vast majority of pieces will check off those two boxes, because art is a very expansive idea. You don’t have to follow my guidelines, though. Make your own boxes! Defining what art is for yourself is the beauty of creation.
Trying to boil down what’s “good” and “bad” in the world of art is like trying to pick where one color turns into another in a gradient. It’s nearly impossible. What’s bad to you is great to another person, and vice versa. So be the bigger person – and keep making “bad” art.
Some laughed with their teammates, perhaps trying to get their mind off the fact that, in less than five minutes, they’d be stuck in the middle of a race. Others cast their eyes down, stuck in their racing mindset. They prepared themselves for the five kilometers ahead of them, accepting their fate head-on. There were a mix of purple, black, red and green jerseys. They had bibs pinned to their jerseys. 505. 909. 711.
Coaches gave the runners a few final lines of advice. There were no smiles.
On the outside, the crowd murmured in excitement as they waited. I wasn’t even running, and I grew nervous. I could feel butterflies in my stomach — prerace nerves. I hadn’t run a high school cross country race for years. And yet I felt like I was about to run a 5k.
All of a sudden, I felt my eyes start to water. I felt sad and nostalgic. I didn’t miss the stress of racing, but I missed the excitement and thrill of feeling good in a race. I missed the adrenaline you get when you’re competing and fighting for a better place or a personal best time.
I remember doing strides leading up to the race, thinking “Gosh, I’m already so tired, how am I going to keep this pace up for three miles?” I’d pour water over my head, preparing for how hot I was going to get over the course of the race. I remember double tying my pink New Balance spikes and tucking the laces in, trying to avoid losing a shoe. If I did, it was over.
I remember huddling up with my team before a
race, listening avidly to the coach’s directions.
“Keep your eyes up,” she’d say. “Surge every now and then. Don’t let anyone pass you in the final stretch.”
I got more choked up as the runners lined up at the start line. This used to be the worst part of the race, even worse than the hills. Worse than when you hit the 4k mark and felt like giving up and dying right there on the spot.
The course looked intimidating. This is when everyone would do their final stretches. Some were jumping up and down to keep their legs warm, like I used to do.
“When you see the flag drop and hear the gun go off, that is the start of the race. If you hear a second gun, that means a runner has fallen. We will restart the race.”
The starter put down his megaphone and put the whistle to his lips.
Every runner stepped up to the line.
A blur of neon yellow, grey and orange spikes flew off the ground as the gun went off. I could see the top of my brother’s head as he started. His eyes were trained forward, trying not to trip or hit anyone.
I followed him through-
out the race, like I did at any other meet. I cheered him on, not caring if I was too loud or enthusiastic or annoying. Because even though I’m on the outside now, I know what it’s like to be on the inside. To be in pain and wishing it was all over. To want to reach that person ahead of you.
To fight. You never lose that passion, even after you’ve stopped racing. It stays inside of you and lets you know it’s still there. It slaps you in the face every single time, makes you cry and reflect on how things used to be.
All that time and energy I put into practice strengthened my overall mindset. Every second I spent on a workout, race and long run were worth it. It built my determination and grit. It taught me how to be committed and hardworking — not just in running, but with other things like schoolwork. It helped me have more faith in my capabilities.
All six years I competed in cross country paid off because by the end of it, I cultivated a love for running so strong that it became a part of who I am. And that love will never disappear.
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IUPD body cam footage shows Baryoh saying he drove away because his friend in the passenger seat became angry at the parking attendant, and Baryoh wanted to deescalate the situation.
The parking attendant and another IU employee then called the police.
IUPD officers Austin Magness and Charlotte Watts drove to Baryoh’s home, where they found him outside. According to court documents, Baryoh did not know why they were there and IUPD officers would not tell him, instead asking him to sit on the curb and tell them his birth date to confirm his identity.
After Baryoh refused to sit on the ground, Magness twisted his arm behind his back. According to court documents, Watts joined Magness in throwing Baryoh against a car and handcuffing him.
“Can I please know why?” body cam footage shows Baryoh repeatedly asking police with no answer. “Can you please tell me why sir? Please? That’s the only question I’ve asked you sir.”
Body cam footage shows officers sitting Baryoh in the back of a police car while he apologized repeatedly for not immediately listening to police. Magness called someone to ask if he should charge Baryoh for resisting arrest, acknowledging that Baryoh was currently cooperating.
“Dude, that did not have to go that way,” body camera footage captures Magness telling Watts about the incident.
Watts drove Baryoh to jail, and he was charged criminally, though unrelated to the parking fee. The charges were later dismissed, according to court documents.
On June 15, IU learned of the incident following Baryoh’s lawsuit, according
to the statement.
IU conducted a secondary review in the summer that found IUPD policy had been violated, contradicting Lees’ initial assessment last October. They also found Lees failed to follow mandatory review protocols in her assessment.
The reason for Lees recent departure from the department had previously been unknown, with IUPD and IU both refusing to comment despite requests from multiple media organizations.
In the statement, IU said all responsible parties in IUPD had been disciplined but did not give specifics.
The university has also hired an external consultant to conduct a review of all IU police departments and said they are working on enhanced training programs and operational changes, particularly involving parking enforcement. “IU pledges to maintain an open dialogue with the community and will inform stakeholders of any additional steps taken to ensure that IUPD operates in alignment with IU’s core values and the highest ethical standards,” the statement read.
According to Indiana Public Media, the IU Board of Trustees voted to indemnify the officers at their Aug. 25 meeting, which involves paying for reasonable costs and expenses of the officers’ defense during the lawsuit.
IU released nearly 10 hours of body camera footage from the incident.
The attorney for Baryoh said they did not have any comment at this time.
When the IDS contacted IUPD for comment, they sent IU’s press release and declined to say anything else. The IU Board of Trustees was not immediately available for comment.
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IU will collaborate with Indiana utilities to support overall grid decarbonization by replacing fossil fuel energy generation with renewable energy sources.
IU will aim to increase energy efficiency across their campuses by creating better heating, cooling, and energy distribution systems, and upgrading equipment as part of their infrastructure recommendations.
Their renewables recommendations include ways to implement renewable energy sources where feasible.
IU also plans to change student behavior by encouraging more shared appliances and reducing energy consumption.
The financing part of the plan will establish several mechanisms to fund all initiatives that require monetary funding. This will include money from energy savings, grant applications, as well as philanthropic, federal and state funds.
The university will also establish structures to monitor and ensure the plan’s successful realization under their implementation category, including implementation committees consisting of students, staff and subject matter experts. “I am grateful to the students, faculty and staff who served on the Climate Action Committee sharing their time, expertise and passion for sustainability to develop these innovative recommendations,” Whitten said in a statement to IU Today. “Our university’s new comprehensive and thoughtful plan will create a legacy that benefits the people of Indiana for many generations.”
Whitten and Climate Action Planning Committee Chair Thomas A. Morrison did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
“If the college does not do anything about it, it speaks on the rhetoric of the whole institution,” another user wrote.
The Dean of Students Office and IU Bias Response and Education team are aware of the incident and are proceeding in alignment with university policy and procedure, James Wimbush, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, and Lamar Hylton, vice provost for student life, said in a statement emailed to the Indiana Daily Student on Wednesday. Another statement was posted to IU Bloomington’s Instagram story Sept. 5.
“Indiana University is committed to ensuring all students, staff, and faculty feel welcomed, valued, safe, and supported,” the statement on Instagram read. “In pursuing all aspects of the university’s mission, we hold ourselves and our community to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity. Behavior that involves acts of discrimination, hate, harassment, retaliation, threats, or engagement, has no place in our IU community.”
Toch was a member of Women in Business Technology’s podcast committee, according to her LinkedIn profile, but is currently not listed on the organization’s website. Women in Business Technology did not respond to request for comment by publication, but the organization released a statement on its Canvas website Sept. 8, which said the club does not condone hatred, bigotry or discrimination of any form.
“Our members are held to the highest standards of ethical conduct and integrity,” the statement said. “Our leadership team is here and ready to work on our continued mission of developing a diverse community of technologists.”
IU Hillel Student President Rachel Applefield said in an email to the IDS on Sept. 6 that everyone at Hil-
lel has been affected by the video, and Hillel will be releasing a statement in the coming days. IU Hillel serves as the campus’ official Jewish Culture Center.
The American-Arab AntiDiscrimination Committee also released a statement Sept. 6 calling on IU to take action against Toch. The ADC reached out to IU Provost Rahul Shrivastav and requested a meeting with university officials to discuss how they will foster a safe environment for Arab and Palestinian students, the statement said.
“Such acts of aggression undermine the very foundation of our educational system, and we expect nothing less than a robust response from the university to ensure the safety and well-being of all its students,” the statement read.
The incident has raised discussions about anti-Palestinian sentiments in the face of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The conflict, which dates back to the late nineteenth century, is ultimately a dispute between Israelis and Palestinians over the Holy Land, a region in the Middle East with historical and religious significance to Jewish, Christian and Muslim people. The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory, which includes the Gaza Strip and West Bank, found in 2022 that Israel’s occupation of the land is unlawful under international law.
A major point of contention between many Israelis and Palestinians is whether a Palestinian state should be created alongside Israel. Over the years, the dispute has resulted in conflict including protests, riots and violence, and has led to instances of antisemitism and anti-Palestinian rhetoric.
Miral Alabed, a Palestinian second-year master’s student studying international studies at IU, said she
felt shocked at how much the video dehumanized Palestinian people and how casually Toch was speaking in the video. She said while it is spread in some mainstream Western media that Palestinian people want to harm Jewish people, it is not true at all.
“It's crazy to see how there’s this hatred when you don’t even know the person,” she said. “You knew his ethnicity, his nationality, where he is from, and you directly linked that to ‘oh, he’s going to kill me.’”
She said she’s gotten glares in the past for wearing articles of clothing that could identify her as Palestinian –such as her Palestine necklace – and Toch’s video confirmed her fears about the potential for violence against her. She said she’s worried the video will inspire others to be violent.
She and other Palestinian students want to speak up for themselves and see Toch held accountable, she said, but there are risks that come with standing up for themselves as minorities.
“Do we have to wait until something bad happens to him?” Alabed said. “Why are we always waiting for something to hurt us for a person to take action?"
Alabed said she was extremely disappointed by the vagueness of the university’s statement and that it was not posted on IU’s permanent feed.
She said the Palestinian community would like to see at least an apology from Toch and the university.
“I want to be able in the future to look back like, I was at Indiana University Bloomington, and they didn’t stay silent on an issue that happened to a Palestinian,” she said. “I want to be proud of that, and at the same time I want to be proud of who I am, and I’m being scared that something might happen to me just because they think this or because they have these stereotypes about us.”
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from the BASEMENT
to the BLUEBIRD
Local band Street Pennies conclude 2-year musical endeavor, release self-titled EP.
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On Dec. 10, 2021, over 50 people flooded a basement two blocks south of campus. Even with people crammed inches away from vocalists Ollie Grcich and Lucas Hallal, people were listening through open windows from the yard outside.
Rain poured down. A tornado warning sounded. Everyone was drenched in sweat, and the sound system was so low-budget, Hallal was manually hitting switches throughout the show. That was Street Pennies’ debut.
The blues funk rock band started as a cover band, debuting in a humid basement. Now, 30 performances later, on the first day of September, Street Pennies performed for the last time on The Bluebird’s stage. In that time, they have released an EP, honed their skills and gained memorable friendships.
Start of Street
Before their final performance, the band hung out at bassist Jack Wanninger’s home. The band members occupied wooden, lawn and folding chairs in his backyard. They discussed the many changes they underwent in the past two years: ego highs, confidence lows.
Former trumpeter Abe Plaut is unsure if a band like Street Pennies would’ve survived outside of Bloomington without the local house show scene, which the band was born in.
“It was a particular combination of conditions, and I honestly don’t know if that exists elsewhere,” Plaut said. “It also took Bloomington Delta Music Club to make Street Pennies happen, and I don’t know if there’s a BDMC in many other places.”
The band met gigging with Bloomington Delta Music Club, an IU club that organizes musicians to perform gigs around town. Most of the members of Street Pennies originated from the blues rock channel of the club. After being thrown together for a performance, the band decided they couldn’t stop playing together.
“I had been itching to put together a band, and I love the blues,” Grcich said.
“We were standing off to the side while other people were performing and I was like, ‘Dude, I think we really should do something.’”
styles and how to play better with them specifically,” Hasey said.
Cook joined the band after his brother and former Street Pennies saxophonist, Ryan, had graduated and moved away. He performed his first Street Pennies show before he moved into his freshman dorm.
Playing with the band was daunting at first, Cook said, but he’s now comfortable and his confidence has risen. He had been playing jazz music in high school up until this point, which he called formal and uptight.
“Now I’m a lot more go with the flow,” Cook said. “I feel like this band has taught me to not be super uptight musically and personally. It’s okay to let loose a little. If things don’t go exactly as planned, that’s ok.”
The band only expected to perform a few house shows. However, before they could return from winter break, they were surprised to find they were headlining at infamous bar and music venue, The Bluebird.
Royally unprepared, the band rehearsed for eight hours the day before the show.
On Jan. 16, 2022, they performed for the first time at The Bluebird.
Street Pennies: Live at The Bluebird
The band has always been a blues band. They
older, classic songs, but also pleased crowds with modern and mainstream hits. Audiences erupted when the band performed songs like “Kilby Girl” by The Backseat Lovers, “Sex on Fire” by Kings of Leon and “Hollaback Girl” by Gwen Stefani.
Grcich was persistent to highlight women artists, so they performed songs by Florence and The Machine, Aretha Franklin and LaBelle. Rock songs were a necessity: they performed “Helter Skelter” by The Beatles and “Take Me Out” by Franz Ferdinand, but Hallal also regularly enjoyed serenading the crowd with songs like “Sleepy Time Time” by Cream.
Most of the time, the vocalists dominated the stage, but bassist Jack Wanninger and saxophonist Nate Cook performed captivating solos, Cook not hesitating to take his solo to the edge of the stage and play to the crowd.
During softer songs, Hallal, guitarist Johnathan Hasey and Wanninger often rested on the floor as Grcich sang.
For a few songs, keyboardist Mike Carter would abandon his keyboard to take over the drum set while drummer Mason Bose picked up his guitar. Hasey committed to multiple riffs as the main guitarist since Bose switched to drums.
Rockstar dreams and the weight of the world: The side effects of being in the band
“Our success came from timing,” Grcich said. “It was right out of COVID.”
Grcich said the band would not have been as successful as they were without some of the original members that have since left the band and pursued their careers in other locations. Arthur Guirlet played the drums, Abe Plaut played the trumpet and Ryan Cook played the saxophone.
“We were able to do so much with so little time, and they were such an integral part of it,” she said.
Guirlet, the inaugural drummer of Street Pennies, was visiting Bloomington as an international student from Paris, double majoring in mechanics and musicology. He said being in the band taught him so much about himself and his friends.
“I definitely learned way more than in five years of being in high school or doing a bachelor’s degree,” Guirlet said.
Guirlet described the process of performing as an emotional rollercoaster. There was so much excitement before the show and so many people praising their performance after that he felt like an imposter, as if he wasn’t as good of a performer as they perceived him to be.
“I would go back to my apartment alone in my room,” he said. “All of a sudden, I was all by myself and I would feel alone.”
band had a higher social expectation than trumpeter Plaut had expected, but he found it much less stressful than the ensembles he was involved with at the Jacobs School of Music.
There, Plaut said the music was tightly arranged and everyone showed up to perform what they had already perfected, but rehearsals with Street Pennies were less strict. The band rehearsed in their homes and were able to be more casual with their performances, often letting solos take over songs.
Grcich said she had gained confidence while being in the band but also became hyper self-aware and struggled with her public appearance, especially with people recognizing and approaching her. She’d be noticed at the grocery store and in classes, and she said she felt like she was expected to dress as she does on stage. She said she felt praised for her body instead of for her vocal skills.
Grcich said being a woman in the music scene felt like she had the weight of the world on her shoulders. The men in the group felt differently. Vocalist and guitarist Lucas Hallal said being in Street Pennies felt like he was on top of the world. He said he liked being recognized.
However, Street Pennies was more popular than any one of its members.
“It just means that our brand as a band is powerful enough where it’s bigger than just the people we are,” Wanninger said.
Bose, the drummer, started as a guitarist. After Guirlet traveled back to Paris, the band searched for drummers and had temporary replacements, but Bose stepped up to the position.
Being in the band helped Bose with his social anxiety and public speaking, he said.
“(I) saw a lot of shows at The Bluebird but didn’t think I’d ever be playing there, but here we are,” Bose said. “So that was really cool, I got to live out some childhood rockstar dreams.”
“Street Pennies”: The EP
It didn’t take long for the band members to want to write original music. Their self-titled EP was released Sept. 8. Grcich and Hallal wrote most of the lyrics and the band collaborated on the rest.
“We wanted to make sure all the bases were covered musically,” Grcich said. “We never want to be locked into one box.”
The EP is rooted in blues and funk but has influences of indie rock and alternative. The EP was recorded within two weeks at Off The Cuff.
It was Wanninger who said it should be named “Street Pennies.”
“I thought our songs were a good musical expression of ourselves, our thoughts, where we were at that point in time as a band,” Wanninger said. “This is our product, this is who we are, this is what we’ve made.”
Wanninger joined BDMC with a bass guitar and not many connections to people on campus. Now, most of his friends are creative people in the music scene. He said he wasn’t expecting any creative musical experiences in college but has since gained confidence throughout the past two years in the band.
While recording, Wanninger said the band would have moments of doubt. Jason Davis, their producer at Fort Wayne recording studio Off The Cuff reminded them how unique they are as musicians.
“The thing is: you’re still a wizard,” Wanninger said, quoting the producer. “Ninety-nine percent of people can’t do what you’ve done or will never try.”
In the beginning, Wanninger was bogged down with anxiety about equipment and dropped a lot of money on unnecessary additions. He said he had to realize sticking with the equipment he was comfortable with was more important. Carter said he started with no confidence and a heavy case of imposter syndrome. Hasey had been playing for years but had never performed with the same group consistently.
The band got to know each other off the stage as close friends and formed bonds outside of their passion for music, which was new for Hasey.
“To be able to get to know the musicians around me made a difference because you can learn their
The EP is grounded in heartbreak and discusses the different ways that love affects people and their lives. Everyone in the band was going through their own relationship changes and channeled their heartbreak into their final project together.
“I’ve never seen a time where heartbreak doesn’t produce something fire in terms of music,” Carter said.
The EP starts out with a gritty rock song: “The One.” With deep bass from Wanninger and a guttural tone from Grcich, the song screams “You can try, but in my eyes, you’ll never be the one.”
“Last Night” is a peaceful plea to a past relationship. Gut-wrenching lyrics question what to do, what to think and what to say to a past love.
Another song on the EP, “Birds,” is about how to manage life after heartbreak. The sentimental song stands out from the rest as a soft indie track.
“When I listened to the music, I was like, ‘That’s definitely the Street Pennies vibe,’” Guirlet said.
Retired Pennies: Where are they now?
Since members have graduated and moved out of Bloomington, the band had no choice but to break up. The remaining Pennies: Hasey, Cook, Wanninger, Hallal and Carter, have broken off into their own band: The Prices. Grcich graduated this
year with a degree in merchandising and a marketing minor. Now, she’s moving to Chicago to pursue a career in marketing and is dating Bose, who graduated in 2022. She’s performing acoustic shows and writing music but hopes to form a band soon. He’s working in tech in Chicago and playing bass, guitar and drums in an original indie band.
Bose said he made sure all of his new co-workers knew about Street Pennies.
“Getting off the stage for too long gets me antsy,” Hasey said. “I want to have that opportunity again, so I hope to be able to continue and play music, not only just with these people, but with this community.”
Plaut moved to Washington D.C., where he works for a nonprofit organization. He’s been playing trumpet in scattered gigs around the city, especially with other Jewish artists. He said he misses the band members more than anything.
Ryan Cook is living in Indianapolis and studying at IU’s School of Dentistry.
Back home in Paris, Guirlet is performing in his brother’s band and studying for his master’s degree in music management and administration and aims to work in management at a label someday.
“I definitely learned a lot about my friends in Street Pennies, about myself, about how I can handle different kinds of situations,” he said. “One of the main takeaways from my year abroad is how I learned to start something new.”
Since 2019, Carter has been writing and releasing music as a solo artist, Just Mike, and is looking to start a second band with another group of friends.
Carter said performing with Street Pennies gave him the confidence that he would be okay without school and dropped out.
“It’s weird. At the end of this, I feel like I can do anything,” Carter said.
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“We were standing off to the side while other people were performing and I was like, ‘Dude, I think we really should do something.’”
- Ollie Grcich, vocalist
“It just means that our brand as a band is powerful enough where it’s bigger than just the people we are.”
- Jack Wanninger, bassist
1. Street Pennies lined up for their last group photo on The Bluebird stage. The band performed their last show on Sept. 1.
2. Vocalist Ollie Grcich performs centerstage with her bandmates behind her. She will be performing acoustic shows in Chicago.
3.Bassist Jack Wanninger and vocalist and guitarist Lucas Hallal sit on The Bluebird’s stage floor. Band members often perform on the floor while Grcich sings softer songs.
4. Vocalist and guitarist Lucas Hallal, guitarist and drummer Mason Bose, vocalist Ollie Grcich and saxophonist Nate Cook perform on Sept. 1. The band performed blues, pop, rock and indie songs.
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5. Saxophonist Nate Cook and guitarist Johnathan Hasey perform with each other. The stage was often overtaken by solos.
ILLUSTRATION BY AMANDA KING
Triple-header performances this week
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Welcome back! Here is all the information you need for Bloomington’s music scene from Sept. 12 to 17:
The Far Side returns for the fall with a triple-header show featuring Chicago’s own pop group Disaster Kid, supported by local artist Copeland James and Bloomington indie band Emily Spinach. The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at 1302 N. Woodburn Ave. Entry will be $7.
RTR Tapes presents a night of hardcore music and harder core dancing featuring performances from Crime Light, Full Stride, Kill Gosling, Situational Hazard and Tos N Turn. Prepare to face the music at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Antumbra Room, located at 213 S. Rogers St. Entry ranges from $5-10,
COLUMN: Life lessons from Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘GUTS’
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Pop sensation Olivia Rodrigo released her sophomore album, “GUTS,” Sept. 8, which quickly became a favorite among fans and critics. The album runs 39 minutes long and includes 12 songs.
Rodrigo’s rise to stardom began on Disney Channel after she showcased her vocal talent on “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” in 2019. In Jan. 2021, she released the single “driver’s license,” which rose to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her debut album, “SOUR,” was released later that year and garnered similar acclaim.
“SOUR” detailed the challenges of being 17, but Rodrigo has plenty of teen angst left to share on “GUTS.” She wrote most of this album at age 19 and her message is clear: growing up is hard.
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Bloomington indie rock bands The Stratospheres and The Matriarch team up with Fort Wayne’s Roman New Time for a stacked show at 8 p.m. Sept. 15 at The Far Side. Entry will be $7. The Reef will host a second drag show with drag artists Leila Renee, Peacock the Phoenix and Peter Fondle alongside musical performances from Calico Loco and Syzygy. Performances begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at 313 N. Overhill Dr. Entry will be $10.
Two Tims, Tim Reisert and Tim JW Baker, team up with T. Lipscomb for a triple-T show at 8 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Orbit Room. Tickets can be purchased online for $9.
Bloomington’s own country music artist Hank Ruff returns at 9 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Bluebird. Tickets are just $10.
Rodrigo adds maturity to the themes explored in “SOUR,” sharpening her sound with increased angst and sonic experi-
ful lyrics and clever melodies to provide listeners with messages about life and love.
Here is a look at some of the key takeaways from “GUTS.”
Love is complicated
“GUTS” makes it apparent that Rodrigo, like many of her young fans, has experienced her fair share of heartbreak. The album features a range of emotions – from pining for someone to the anger that follows a bad breakup – and creates a powerful narrative of what it feels like to be young while navigating love.
On “lacy,” Rodrigo faces jealousy, wishing for the qualities of another girl and envying how easily people are drawn to her. On “love is embarrassing,” she regrets putting too much effort into a person who wouldn’t do the same for her, adding vibrant electric guitar to emphasize her frustration.
On “the grudge” and “vampire,” Rodrigo makes it clear that she hasn’t yet mastered the art of forgiveness. She showcases her impressive vocal range
hearted past love who treated her with disrespect. Rodrigo supports her powerful belt with piano, letting the lyrics – and their powerful expression of anger and heartache – speak for themselves.
Self-worth is hard to find
Tracks like “teenage dream,” “pretty isn’t pretty” and “ballad of a homeschooled girl” get intimate as Rodrigo explores the obstacles that come with selfdiscovery.
Rodrigo describes feeling inadequate and worrying that her best years are behind her (although it’s hard to imagine she’s jaded at only 20 years old), accompanying these thoughts with a tasteful mix of acoustic guitar, bass and drums. She also details her experience trying and failing to fit in, a struggle many young adult listeners know all too well.
Bad decisions happen
Rodrigo knows that every action has consequences — and that’s okay. On “bad idea
wields a 2000s pop-punk influence (think Hayley Williams) to give the album an upbeat, nostalgic feel. She waxes on about the desire to rekindle past relationships – despite knowing better – along with the knowledge that her friends may not approve. The addition of electric guitar and catchy melodies rounds out these tracks, encouraging poor decisionmaking with an energetic flair.
No one has it all figured out While “GUTS” is particularly relatable to young adults like Rodrigo, it contains messages that apply to anyone navigating life and love. The angsty 2000s influence and strong vocals throughout the album are sure to make listeners feel exhilarated, while the mellow, intimate melodies will give them the space to reflect on their own emotions and past heartache.
“GUTS” is well-rounded and relatable, making it the perfect addition to any playlist. Fans who want to hear more of Rodrigo can collect the album’s four vinyl editions, each one ing a unique bonus track.
Eskenazi opens new watercolor exhibit
The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art opened its first feature exhibit of the semester Aug. 5. “Landscape and Abstraction in Watercolor” features a variety of watercolor paintings dating back more than two centuries. The exhibit draws from Eskenazi’s permanent collection and includes works that date back over two centuries, offering a fascinating amount of history. The variety of watercolors depicts the evolution of the intersection between landscape painting and abstract approaches in Europe, the United States and Latin America.
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curators Jennifer McComas and Galina Olmsted co-curated this museum feature. They said the tedious project took almost a year to develop. The process involved carefully selecting each painting in order to fulfill the goal of creating a unique viewing experience.
“The works really veer into abstraction which is almost like a natural outgrowth of landscape in some ways,” McComas said. “So we wanted to link that and show a narrative that actually stretches across two centuries.”
The emergence of watercolor paintings marked a significant period in the history of art around the 18th century, according to a plaque on display in the gallery. The popu-
larity of this medium was due to its portability, versatility and quick-drying properties. This artistic innovation allowed artists' delicate precision in a soft color palette. Some of the most popular creations from this period are displayed on the walls of the gallery, McComas said.
“We have sectioned the Expedition where there are more modern 20th-century watercolors alongside 18th-century watercolors,” Olmsted said. “We tried to be really creative in the way that we were presenting these watercolors.”
Olmsted encourages students to take time and experience the exhibit while they have the chance. Many of the treasures haven’t been displayed to the public before, she said.
“This was my first time walking into the museum and I’m happy I did,” Mason Montgomery, a senior visiting the gallery said. “I found it really cool how detailed they were given they were watercolor paintings.”
If you are unable to make it to this exhibition, the museum makes it possible for individuals to see works from the collections that are placed in storage and not currently on view. Visit the Eskenazi website to make an appointment to see the artwork of your choice. Whether for a class or just personal interest, the museum is happy to help, McComas said. The exhibit will remain open until Dec. 10 on the third floor of the museum in the right wing.
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The cover for Olivia Rodrigo’s album “Guts” is pictured. Rodrigo’s second studio album released Sept. 8, 2023.
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The new gallery explores over two centuries of artwork.
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Jacobs School of Music premieres Act I of ‘The Mensch’
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In a nearly packed Auer Hall on Wednesday, an audience waited with bated breath to witness the premiere of Act I of the “The Mensch,” a new opera composed by Lauren Bernofsky, co-sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Contemporary Anti-Semitism and the Borns Jewish Studies Program at IU.
When the house lights dimmed and singers occupied the four music stands by the piano, the audience was introduced to Anton Schmid — an Austrian man who saved nearly 300 Jewish people during the Holocaust. Although he saved so many lives, the story of Schmid is not a commonly known one. Bernofsky herself discovered his story during a stay at her husband’s grandparents’ house in Bavaria. In a copy of “The Pianist” by Wladslaw Szpilman, Bernofsky’s husband found a yellowed newspaper clipping detailing the remarkable story of Anton Schmid.
Inspired by the story and struck by what felt like a lack of awareness surrounding Schmid, Bernofsky sought to bring his story to the operatic stage, finding composition as the best medium to display the hope and sadness experienced by Schmid and those he rescued.
“Music is so much more precise,” Bernofsky said, “it’s like having a fourth dimension to express those emotions through.”
The opera, a work in progress since March 2020, will follow Schmid from his
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electrical shop in Vienna to the Vilna ghetto where — after being drafted into the war— he used his position and resources to hide and smuggle Jewish people to safety.
The enchanting music of Act I was played solely on piano for the Sept. 6 performance. By itself, the score tells a story of humanity and loss. Accompanied by the vocalists, however, it transforms into something more.
“The first time I hear my music sung by an actual hu-
man, until that point it’s just me imagining it in my head,” Bernofsky said. “But when I have these glorious operatic voices singing it, it’s something I can’t even describe in words how amazing it is.”
Angelo Pollak, guest performing in the role of Anton Schmid, was drawn to the premiere performance to not only support modern composers, but also to bring stories to light surrounding the Holocaust. Pollak’s grandparents were imprisoned in a concentration camp during
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World War II, so the story of Schmid spoke to him powerfully. Pollak was also unfamiliar with the story of Schmid, but quickly found inspiration in his bravery and desired to help those around him.
“We see people with courage can change the world,” Pollak said. “It’s those heroes who’ve made a difference in the last hundred years and I think it’s important that people see those stories.”
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tant it was for this story to exist today. With the rise in antisemitic incidents in the US, he felt it necessary to remind a new generation of the Holocaust in hopes of creating a better present and future.
“My father always said, ‘“we should not forget it, but we also should not forget the present,”’ Pollak said, “it’s very important to have a balance, to see this example and not forget it.”
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“The Mensch” will be a long one, but Bernofsky is confident in her score and the timeliness of the story of a bystander who decided to intervene— at great risk to himself— because it was the right thing to do. As Schmid himself sings in Scene Two of Act I:
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An audience watches a semi-staged performance of Act I from “The Mensch,” a new in-progress opera by Lauren Bernofsky, at 8 p.m. Sept. 6 in Auer Hall. The opera told the story of Anton Schmid — an Austrian man who saved nearly 300 Jewish people during the Holocaust.
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'EXPLOSIVE' Rushing attack powers Indiana to Indiana State win
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He only needed two touches.
The first, sophomore running back Jaylin Lucas took a handoff inside, briefly hesitated to gauge the field and burst down the sideline for a 25-yard score.
The second, Lucas took a similar inside handoff to the right side, this time cutting to his left to dodge a tackle then darting through his blockers into the endzone — another 25-yard score. After two carries, Lucas tallied 50 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Lucas’s production alone would have been enough to topple Indiana State University in Sept. 8’s intrastate clash at Memorial Stadium. But the Hoosiers added three more touchdowns on the ground for good measure, thrashing the Syca-
mores 41-7 to move to 1-1 on the season. “That’s who he is,” head coach Tom Allen said of Lucas after the game. “He’s another guy in our arsenal. Our offense has explosive, talented players; we just got to be able to get all the pieces together.”
Lucas, who added four catches for 39 yards in the air in addition to his gamehigh 88 yards on the ground, turned in an individually spectacular performance. His lone blemish — a fumble with two minutes remaining in the first half — proved costly.
Indiana State redshirt sophomore defensive back Maddix Blackwell scooped the loose ball and took it 75 yards the other away for a score. “Gotta have ball security,” Lucas said, lamenting the mistake.
At Big Ten Media Days
in July, Lucas lauded the improvement of his offensive line. Friday night, while running lanes were scarce in week one against Ohio State, the Hoosiers’ rushers seemingly always found room to operate beyond the line of scrimmage.
“I ain’t never seen no blocking like this before,” Lucas said with a smile.
While Lucas thrives in open space, senior running back Josh Henderson showed his might between the tackles. Henderson finished the game with 12 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown from three yards out in the fourth quarter.
He displayed potential to be a bell cow, and perfect complement to Lucas, but like the other members of the backfield, Henderson flashed versatility. He nabbed three catches for 55 yards — the third highest mark on the team — and felt
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Friday night’s team performance rectified a lackluster showing against the Buckeyes. Redshirt senior running back Christian Turner, a transfer from Wake Forest University this offseason, punched in a score of his own from the goal line. In the first quarter, redshirt freshman quarterback Tayven Jackson took a designed draw 10 yards for a touchdown, using an acrobatic dive to find paydirt.
Granted, the opposition paled in comparison to Ohio State. Just a week ago, the Sycamores were blanked 27-0 to Eastern Illinois University of the Ohio Valley Conference. Still, Henderson noted a desire to set the tone and show that the offense could play at a consistent level.
“It goes back to just playing to our standard,” Henderson said. “Last week was
a struggle for us.”
From the outset of the game, the Hoosiers’ prowess on the ground seemed overwhelming to the Sycamores. Frequently behind the tackle duo of redshirt freshman Carter Smith on the left and redshirt sophomore Khalil Benson on the right, Indiana’s runners found ample space. The Hoosiers had four rushers finish the game averaging over 4.5 yards a carry, a testament to Indiana’s ascending offensive line play. It wasn’t just on the ground, though. A whopping nine different Hoosiers caught a pass Friday night, with redshirt freshman wideout Omar Cooper Jr. leading the way with seven grabs for 101 yards. Allen admitted Indiana was able to see so much offensive success in part due to the disparity in talent, but he said he was pleased with
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the team’s consistent execution. “Our offense got after our defense a lot during fall camp,” Allen said. “I knew we had this opportunity. I think we have a deep team.” With a favorable game script allowing the Hoosiers to mix and match various personnel groupings, Allen was able to put that depth on display both in terms of receivers and running backs. Indiana won’t have the luxury of facing a team of Indiana State’s caliber every week. Allen knows this. Still, with a litmus test matchup looming against the University of Louisville, the Hoosiers needed a dominant performance.
“We just want to be as consistent as possible,” Henderson said. “Being able to dominate through the pass and the run is a good thing to feel.”
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Harms shines despite Indiana’s loss
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For the first time this season, Indiana’s defense looked bleak, but senior goalkeeper JT Harms saved the Hoosiers from a multi-goal defeat.
In the 1-0 loss to the University of South Florida, Indiana suffered with the Bulls’ counters, often caught exposed in the back and giving them too much space.
The Hoosiers opted for the traditional 4-4-2 formation and high pressing, which left sophomore midfielder Jack Wagoner and junior midfielder Patrick McDonald overwhelmed when the Bulls had the counterattack.
With speed and the numeric advantage, South Florida generated very acute plays off long vertical passes behind the defenders.
Just ten minutes into the game, senior defender Hugo Bacharach had to make a perfect sliding tackle to prevent South Florida junior midfielder Shion Soga from getting a prime chance inside the 18-yard box after a pass in between Bacharach and senior defender Joey Maher.
Just a minute later, a diagonal cross found graduate student forward Jalen Anderson alone inside the 6-yard box, forcing Harms to make his first difficult save of the night. His second hard save came just six minutes later when
Indiana sweeps Tenessee invitational
By Michael Livingston Mbliving@iu.edu | @Mblivingston_
Indiana volleyball returns from the Stacheville Invitational in Clarksville, Tennessee with three victories, sweeping their opponents in nine straight sets. The host Austin Peay State University, Lindenwood University and Valparaiso University were the teams Indiana faced Sept 8-9.
graduate student forward Max Wilkins fired from outside the box at the low right corner. Following this play, Harms denied a one-on-one against junior forward Oscar Resano inside the box.
Meanwhile, Indiana had possession of the ball but did not bring any danger to sophomore goalkeeper Alan Horrocks. The Bulls were compact and did not allow any space in between the lines for the Hoosiers to work with.
In a fast counterattack led by senior midfielder Ajmeer Spengler, Bacharach was caught in a two-on-one, and Spengler passed to Anderson inside the box for an easy tap
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in with 19 minutes left in the first half.
The Bulls fired seven total shots — five on goal — in the first half, and the Hoosiers had only four total shots, with two of those being on goal.
In the second half, South Florida adopted a defensive style of play, having its lines very low on the field.
Just two minutes in, junior forward Tommy Mihalic shot a low ball on the right that went just wide to the left, the first real chance for the Hoosiers in the game.
But Indiana did not create momentum. Just like in the first half, the Hoosiers had the possession but couldn’t trans-
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Tuesday: 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Devotions
@ Rose House LuMin 314 S. Rose Ave.
Rose House LuMin and St. Thomas Lutheran Church invite you to experience life together with us. We are an inclusive Christian community who values the faith, gifts, and ministry of all God’s people. We seek justice, serve our neighbors, and love boldly.
Rev. Adrianne Meier
Rev. Lecia Beck
Rev. Amanda Ghaffarian - Campus Pastor
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
205 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-4459 fccbloomington.org
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 GershonStudent Associate Pastor Jan Harrington - Director of Music
form it into chances. In an uneventful second half, Harms found himself once again alone against Anderson with 23 minutes to go in the game, and again he denied the South Florida attacker. Harms amounted to a career-high seven saves, and the Hoosiers were limited to just four shots on goal in the whole game.
Next, Harms will look to continue his stellar play in Indiana’s first Big Ten matchup of the season. The Hoosiers play Wisconsin at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The match will be streamed on Big Ten+.
The Hoosiers opened play on Sept. 8 against Valparaiso, sweeping the Beacons in straight sets 25-16, 25-15 and 25-15. Junior outside hitter Mady Saris led the charge for Indiana, hitting .407 with 13 kills. As a team, the Hoosiers had 13 blocks with graduate student middle blocker Kaley Rammelsberg having six of those. Indiana held the Beacons to a .000 hitting percentage.
In its second game of the Sept. 8 doubleheader, Indiana faced Lindenwood.
Rammelsberg followed up the first game by assisting all nine team blocks in their three-set win over Lindenwood, 25-21, 25-17 and 2511. Saris had a team-high 12 kills on 25 swings. Junior setter Camryn Haworth nearly recorded a double-double, finishing the match with 28
First United Church 2420 E. Third St. 812-332-4439 ﬁrstuc.org facebook.com/ﬁrstuc
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Bible study: Monday: 10 a.m. via Zoom
We are an Open, Welcoming, and Afﬁrming community of love and acceptance dedicated to welcoming the diversity of God’s beloved. We exist to empower, challenge, and encourage one another to live out Jesus’ ways (compassion, truth, and justice) authentically as human beings in community to create a better world.
Rev. Jessica Petersen-MutaiSenior Minister
Emmanuel Church 1503 W. That Rd. 812-824-2768 Emmanuelbloom.com
Instagram & Facebook: @EmmanuelBloomington
Sunday: 9:15 a.m., Fellowship
Sunday: 10 a.m., Worship Groups: Various times
Emmanuel is a multigenerational church of all types of people. Whether you are questioning faith or have followed Jesus for years, we exist to help fuel a passion for following Jesus as we gather together, grow in community, and go make disciples.
John Winders - Lead Pastor
Unity Worldwide Unity of Bloomington
4001 S. Rogers St. 812-333-2484 unityofbloomington.org
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.
Unity is a positive, practical, progressive approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. Unity honors the universal truths in all religions and respects each individual’s right to choose a spiritual path.
Our God is Love, Our Race is Human, Our Faith is Oneness.
Phyllis Wickliff - Music Director
assists and nine digs. The Hoosiers finished their weekend playing the host Austin Peay in the final match of the invitational. Indiana won in straight sets 25-13, 25-19 and 25-18. Rammelsberg again shined throughout the match, hitting a scorching .714 with 10 kills and eight blocks with no errors. The Hoosiers recorded 10 service aces in the three-set victory as Saris led all players with four service aces.
Rammelsberg was named the tournament MVP, recording 23 blocks and 25 kills on the weekend. Both Saris and Haworth were named to the all-tournament team as well, leading the Hoosiers to a 3-0 weekend. After losing three straight games the weekend of Sept. 1, the Hoosiers bounced back in Tennessee. Indiana will finish its non-conference slate Sept. 15 and 16 in Miami, Florida. The Hoosiers will be competing in the 305 Challenge. The five-team tournament features the University of Miami, Stetson University, Florida International and Jacksonville University alongside Indiana. The Hoosiers will take on Stetson University at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Lifeway Baptist Church 7821 W. State Road 46 812-876-6072 lifewaybaptistchurch.org facebook.com/lifewayellettsville
Sunday: 9 a.m., Bible Study Classes 10 a.m., Morning Service 5 p.m., Evening Service *Free transportation provided. Please call if you need a ride to church. Barnabas College Ministry: Meeting for Bible study throughout the month. Contact Rosh Dhanawade at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Steven VonBokern - Senior Pastor Rosh Dhanawade - IU Coordinator 302-561-0108 email@example.com
Trinity Reformed Church 2401 S. Endwright Rd. 812-825-2684 trinityreformed.org facebook.com/trinitychurchbloom
Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m., Services Bible Study: 7 p.m. at the IMU
We are a Protestant Reformed church on the west side of Bloomington with lively worship on Sunday mornings and regular lunches for students after church. We love the Bible, and we aim to love like Jesus. Please get in touch if you’d like a ride!
Jody Killingsworth - Senior Pastor Lucas Weeks - College Pastor
Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington
2120 N. Fee Ln. 812-332-3695 uubloomington.org facebook.com/uubloomington
Sunday: 10:15 a.m.
With open hearts and minds, we celebrate diverse beliefs and engage in a free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We are passionate about social justice and lifelong learning. We are an LGBTQA+ Welcoming Congregation. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you!
Rev. Constance Grant - Lead Minister
Anabel Watson - Connections Coordinator
Sept. 14, 2023 | Indiana Daily Student | idsnews.com 9 MEN’S SOCCER VOLLEYBALL
JACOB SPUDICH | IDS Senior goalkeeper JT Harms leaps up to save a shot against the University of Washington Sept. 1, 2023, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Harms had seven saves against the University of South Florida on Sept. 8.
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