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Antisemitic incidents on the rise By Cameron Garber | @garber_cameron

Former faculty, students allege IU dining mismanagement, food quality issues By Nicolas Napier | @nicnapier1


ith an increase of complaints about IU Dining’s food quality, many students feel frustrated, left out and hungry. A former faculty member, a current employee and a student spoke to the Indiana Daily Student about management issues in IU Dining, cross-contamination between menu items and allergen misinformation.

“I could not in good conscience serve the food to students. I just thought it was horrible.” – Corinne Nicholson, former assistant manager, IU Dining

Corinne Nicholson is a former assistant manager who worked at IU Dining for 38 years. She said she used to be proud of the menu items she served, but after declining food quality and management issues, the food had never been this bad. Nicholson said she wouldn’t eat the food she provided for thousands of students at the dining halls by the end of her tenure. She said mismanagement and poor

food quality led her to retire early in April 2021. “I could not in good conscience serve the food to students,” Nicholson said. “I just thought it was horrible.” The IDS requested an interview four times with IU Dining leadership. Requests were denied, and the IDS was referred to IU spokesperson Chuck Carney. “Food quality is a matter we take very seriously and if a student has a concern, they should immediately alert dining facility staff. We will take action to address the issue,” Carney said in a statement to the IDS.

Food quality Nicholson said food quality took a turn for the worst after a management change, allegedly resulting in overall lower food quality. She said this is largely due to alleged mismanagement from IU Dining leadership. “I was so ashamed by the time I left to serve anybody that food,” Nicholson said. “I was terrified that the food that I was giving, somebody was going to get sick, somebody was going to die from allergies.” Nicholson said IU Dining management had some good ideas, but then began approaching the preparation of food from a catering perspective rather than a way that feeds thousands of students on a daily basis. She said this included staff not routinely checking food tempera-

tures. Due to the pandemic, Nicholson said the catering staff had no events to cater, so many of the catering chefs were moved into food preparation facilities. The catering chefs didn’t understand the process of making food for thousands of students each day, she alleged. “I understand it was a very difficult time of the pandemic, but the food was just atrocious,” Nicholson said. Nicholson said she took her concerns with the food directly to dining leadership, only to have them turned down. She said she told leadership she knew what good food looked like — not like IU Dining’s product. “What I was told was, I just didn’t understand the new and exciting foods chefs were putting out,” she said. This year, students and parents made their frustrations known about food quality, with many sharing photos online or in Facebook groups showing similar features to what Nicholson shared with the IDS. The Indiana University Class of 2025 - Parents Facebook group flooded with complaints of students getting sick after eating some of the dining hall food, prompting questions about preparation. Some questions were fielded during a Sept. 8 IU Dining webinar about the challenges of returning to full service on campus, food available and special diet information.

Jewish institutions around campus alerted IU President Pamela Whitten about an increase in antisemitic incidents since the beginning of the Jewish New Year last month. Jacob Bohrer, Jewish fraternity Alpha Epsilon Pi president, notified President Whitten about a Jewish student’s mezuzah being torn from her dorm room door at the McNutt Quad Sept. 24. The student’s mezuzah was torn down again days later. “We put mezuzahs on our doors, which is a very old, common custom,” Bohrer said. “You’re supposed to touch the mezuzah every time you walk in or out of your room.” Bohrer said a mezuzah is a scroll that Jewish people affix to their doors as a symbol of God’s presence. “A mezuzah is a symbol of Jewish pride,” Levi Cunin, rabbi and director of the IU Chabad House, said. “Four different mezuzahs have been torn down since the start of our New Year, one of them was torn down twice. This has to be done intentionally — it’s high up on the door.” Bohrer said a number of other antisemitic incidents have occurred during his time on campus. During his freshman year, he said two members of his fraternity were involved in a fight because they were Jewish. On other occasions, the IU Hillel and IU Chabad houses have been vandalized or yelled at during services. Bohrer said there was an incident last year where a passing car yelled out inflammatory language during an outside service. “It’s not just specific to BloomSEE ANTISEMITISM, PAGE 4




Missing Black and Brown people are just as important.


Junior quarterback Michael Penix Jr. looks to make a pass Sept. 4, 2021, in Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. Penix is week to week with an injury to his throwing shoulder, Indiana head coach Tom Allen said in a press conference Monday.

By Tiera Howleit

Penix injury to be assessed weekly | @officialtiera

For years, the United States has had a negative relationship with Black and Brown communities, and the effects are still present when it comes to the number of missing people of color across the nation. A surge of critics are accusing the media of “missing white woman syndrome,” which is the disproportionate coverage of missing white people over marginalized groups. This inadequate media coverage has existed for many years and continues to create division not only in missing person cases. The focus on Black and Brown cases seems minimalized in context with coverage of white women. There is also a major concern with the lack of attention police forces seem to give to minority, missing cases. According to Statista, about 34% of all missing person cases last year were Black people, which is about 182,548 people. Black people account for less than 15% of the entire U.S. population but have the second highest missing person cases every year, according to NPR. Tens of thousands of Black women go missing every year. What stands out is their stories do not seem to get enough media attention and value as white people’s missing cases do. According to Our Black Girls, many Black people’s missing person cases go unsolved every year with only a handful given adequate attention. Unfortunately, family members and friends of these missing individuals are given the runaround in terms of police updates and efforts to find

By Luke Christopher Norton | @ByLCNorton


them. It seems that media attention favors certain stories over others. But, no case is or should be worth more than the other. Missing people, regardless of ethnicity or background, should be treated with the same level of urgency. While specifics and details surrounding individual cases differ, the value of a person's life should always be the same. From the disappearance of Chenell Gilbert in Indianapolis to Pat Moss in Riverdale, Georgia, Black women’s missing person cases remain one of the highest of being unsolved. Gilbert went missing on June 9, 2020, after leaving her home. Her two daughters thought her behavior was strange and grew worried about their mother’s whereabouts. Gilbert’s phone was last pinged at her ex-boyfriend’s house. Since her disappearance, Gilbert’s family has

received little to no update on breaks in her case in over a year. Gabby Petito went missing during a cross-country trip with her boyfriend, but her last conversation with family was on Aug. 30, according to CNN. Petito was reported missing on Sept. 11 and, after national attention, she was found on Sept. 19. There is a clear distinction between white people receiving more attention, which blatantly creates the division between ethnic groups as it seems clear white people are given higher levels of importance. Some people believe the country shows favoritism toward missing white women than any other group, coinciding with the long history of bias and discrimination felt within the nation. The question left on many people’s minds is, “Who determines which missing person gets more attention?” No competition

should exist between any missing person. Families deserve to know there are no biases in terms of finding their loved ones. However, it is clear that this is not the case. Missing Black women and girls appear to be disregarded in the media. The entire nation should understand a person going missing is not normal. A person’s life should never be disregarded. This should be labeled as a public health crisis, and Black people as a whole deserve better than what has been given. The fear of being a Black missing person is heightened because the odds of being found do not weigh in our favor. All missing persons deserve attention, as opposed to only some. There should be no divide between the importance and values of life. Black Lives Matter.

Junior quarterback Michael Penix Jr. will be out with an acromioclavicular joint separation in his left shoulder, Indiana football head coach Tom Allen announced in a press conference Monday. As of now, the injury will not require surgery, Allen said. Penix will rehab, and the team will evaluate him on a weekly basis. Penix left Saturday’s game against Penn State after his left shoulder hit the turf during a tackle from Penn State junior linebacker Brandon Smith. During a postgame press conference, Allen said the team would again evaluate Penix on Sunday. The injury will sideline Penix for the fourth time in his Indiana career. Penix tore his ACL in 2018, suffered a right sternoclavicular joint injury in 2019 and tore his ACL again in 2020. Penix passed for 939 yards with four touchdowns and seven interceptions through five games this season and ranks 10th of all time for passing touchdowns at Indiana with 29. Allen announced junior quarterback Jack Tuttle will start in relief of Penix, and freshman Donaven McCulley will be the backup. Tuttle started two games in 2020 and entered the game after Penix’s injury Saturday.

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Oct. 7, 2021

Editors David Wolfe Bender, Luzane Draughon, Wei Wang

Protesters for reproductive rights urge unity, justice


Freshman MJ Hadley holds a sign saying “Abortions are for Everyone” Oct. 2, 2021, at the Sample Gates. Protests for reproductive rights occurred throughout the country Oct. 2, 2021. By Salome Cloteaux

Students and community members gathered to stand up for reproductive rights Saturday afternoon. The sound of cheers, chants and cars honking resounded over the crowd in front of the Sample Gates. Women’s March planned the marches to protest Texas’s recent ban on abortions before the U.S. Supreme Court’s term begins Monday. Texas Gov. Greg Abott signed a bill into law banning abortion as early as six weeks into pregnancy, according to the Texas Tribune. The protest was part of the fifth annual Women’s March, including more than 600 demonstrations nationwide, according to the organization’s website. Kylie Heppner, IU freshman and Students Against Reproductive Restraints founder, organized the protest in Bloomington, accord-

ing to the organization’s social media. They have been planning the protest for more than a month with meetings to discuss the organization’s goals and create posters for the protest, according to SARR. Students Against Reproductive Restraints is a group of IU students fighting for reproductive rights for all those who own a uterus and is against abortion restrictions. The protestors held up signs and asked people walking by if they were pro-choice, cheering as cars along Indiana Avenue honked in support. Chants of “My body! My choice!” and “Abortion is healthcare!” were repeated throughout the day. “This is my fight,” Heppner told the crowd. “There is no way that anybody is going to stop me from using my voice. This is our right. We need to stand up and make sure that the school, community and all of Indiana know what we

stand for.” The protest was not just about a woman’s issue, according to SARR’s social media. Reproductive restrictions affect everyone who has a uterus, including trans men and nonbinary people, and they also get a right to choose, according to SARR. Saige Jefferson is a trans woman from Bedford, Indiana, and said she traveled to Bloomington to show support for all women and LGBTQ people who are affected by the lack of protections for reproductive rights. “I’m here for solidarity because I understand that when you give them an inch, they take a mile,” Jefferson said. “First, it will be aboritions and reproductive rights, next it will be trans rights and Black rights. If we don’t stand up with the people who are personally affected, there is not going to be anyone to stand up for us.” IU junior Sophia Johnson

said she was worried about the Texas abortion law and of the possibility Indiana could enact a similar law. “I think abortion is a human right, and it is really disgusting what is going on in Texas right now,” Johnson said. “This is about unity and standing up for what is right and standing up for our choices as women. The goal is to make our voices heard and prompt change.” Mandy Yates is the president of the Monroe County chapter of the National Organization for Women, an activist organization promoting feminist ideals. Yates said she was angry about the state of reproductive rights and justice in this country. “You need to start vocalizing and taking action now,” Yates said. “One of the most simple things you can do is exercise your right to vote. JENNY BUTLER | IDS Let’s make sure we get proA sign reads “If my uterus shot bullets It’d be less regulated” Oct. 2, 2021 gressive, feminist people rep- at the Sample Gates. Students, residents and activists rallied in support resenting us.” of pro-choice policies.

Former Dillon residents allege mold-infested apartment By Ryan Costello | @RP_Costello

Three IU juniors claim they were living in a mold-infested apartment for months at the off-campus student housing complex The Dillon, until they decided to move out Sept. 8. The Dillon is located at 525 S. Patterson Drive. Rent prices at the luxury complex range from about $700 to $1150 per bedroom. IU junior Ellerin Robins, a former employee and resident of The Dillon, claimed to have told The Dillon numerous times that her apartment was covered with mold. Robins said she was in constant communication with Dillon management. “We probably asked them to come back six to seven times,” Robins said. “They would come back, check and would say that it was fine.” Robins said the maintenance team told her and her roommates for four months that they were being unrealistic and there was no mold in the apartment. Robins said she felt this treatment was different from her year prior living at The Dillon. In the past, she said

she and her roommates talked with the Dillon employees about any maintenance or building issues without needing to file a report. IU junior Sohini Chowdhury lived with Robins at The Dillon from July 2020 to September this year, but she said they did not find the alleged mold in their apartment until June 10 when she compared the mold in her apartment to images of black mold on the internet. “Sohini pulled up a picture of black mold spores on the walls, and we put the pictures side by side,” Robins said. “We thought they looked identical.” Robins said they found the alleged black-colored mold in the water closet. The maintenance staff allegedly told them it was just dirty after testing the area for mold, she said. Both roommates trusted the Dillon staff at the time who told them the black spots were not mold, Robins said. She said the maintenance team locked the door after they checked the water closet. “When I asked them to unlock it, they said it is against the lease to leave the water closet unlocked,” Robins said.

“However, we had our closet unlocked the entirety of 2020 to 2021 at that point.” IU junior Chelsea Zhang moved in with Robins and Chowdhury on Aug. 16. All three said they decided to open the locked water closet to investigate why the maintenance team locked it up. When they unlocked and opened the door, Robins said they discovered the team cut two holes in the wall of the closet to cut out the mold. She said they took the door off the hinges. When they discovered the mold situation, they decided they needed to consult a mold expert, Robins said. The Indiana Daily Student obtained documents by a contractor who the three roommates hired reporting mold was present. Robins said the mold expert concluded there were five types of mold in their apartment unit. One of the five types, toxic black mold, can lead to skin lesions, according to the Emerging Pathogen Institute at the University of Florida. A report from Southeast Environmental Microbiology Laboratories concluded the apartment contained 1,560

spores of Chaetomium, a mold normally found in the air, per cubic meter of fungus in the water closet. This type of mold poses a high risk of severe allergic reactions or respiratory infections when there are more than 1,000 spores per cubic meter, according to Enzcycle Lab. “The mold expert said the previous tests had missed a spot,” Robins said. “If there is even one spore in the air, the test will fail. We had 1,560 spores.” After conducting a mold test, Mold Inspection & Testing determined the apartment would require professional remediation, including the removal, cleaning and disinfecting of the mold-contaminated areas, the MI&T contractor said. He also suggested the mold problem spread to other areas outside their apartment. “Dangerously elevated spore counts were present in every lab sample collected except the outside control sample,” the MI&T contractor said in their report. MI&T also said in the report it appears the building was constructed poorly. The report also said the heating,

ventilation and air conditioning had drainage issues, which caused mold growth and water damage “in almost every area in the apartment”. Chowdhury said she and her roommates experienced a lot of congestion and sickness throughout the year. She said this may have been a consequence of being exposed to mold. Zhang said her bedroom smelled like mold and mildew, and she would get headaches whenever she was in her room. She said her floor was wet from a leaked pipe when she moved into The Dillon in August. Zhang said she would sleep with a mask on but was still sneezing and having worsened allergies while staying there. Some of the long term effects of mold include allergies, hypersensitivity pneumonitis and asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Robins, Chowdhury and Zhang all said they are all worried about the effects mold can potentially have on their health. Robins also said her lymph nodes were enlarged

IU report finds 22 campus sexual assaults last year By Wei Wang | @WeiWangDavid23

Editor’s Note: This story includes mention of sexual violence. A total of 22 sexual assault cases were reported on the IU-Bloomington campus last year, according to an IU report. The number increased from 19 in 2019 and 13 in 2018. According to the 2020 IU Annual Security and

Fire Safety Report released Friday, 15 of the sexual assault cases took place in on-campus housing. An additional three non-campus sexual assault cases were reported in 2020, two higher than 2019. Of all offenses, sexual assault and fondling were the only two categories experiencing increases of reported cases on the Bloomington campus compared to 2019. Fondling cases rose

from five cases in 2019 to seven last year. According to the IU Police Department crime log, 13 sexual assault cases and nine sexual batteries have been reported since the fall semester began Aug. 19. The IUPD recently changed its policy to not name specific locations of reported on-campus sexual assaults in greek houses and dorms to protect student privacy, according to IU NewsNet.

Locations of reported sexual assaults and sexual batteries in on-campus housing are instead listed as “On campus residential” on the IUPD crime log. Arrests for drug or liquor law violations plummeted in 2020. Arrests for drug law violations dropped 42% from 150 in 2019 to 87 in 2020. Arrests for liquor law violations also dropped 56% from 145 to 64 over the same period.

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from the exposure to the mold, and she is seeking a biopsy to make sure she does not have lymphoma. While Robins was still working at The Dillon, she said general manager Bradley Patitz confronted her about telling other residents in the complex about it’s unhealthy living conditions. “He said I was not advocating for The Dillon,” Robins said. The Dillon allegedly asked the roommates to sign a confidentiality agreement, which would require the residents to not speak publicly about the mold issues. None of the roommates said they signed the agreement. The Dillon refused to address specific questions from the IDS surrounding the mold growth and the confidentiality agreement. However, The Dillon did provide a general statement. “Most mold we encounter every day is harmless, but it’s our policy to take no chances, and when we become aware of mold growth, we act swiftly to ensure that it is professionally removed,” Jessica Nix, The Dillon’s management company senior vice president, said. Colin Kulpa Editor-in-Chief Cate Charron & Helen Rummel Managing Editors Saul Martinez Managing Editor of Digital Ben Price Managing Editor of Social, Engagement Abby Carmichael Creative Director Jaicey Bledsoe & RJ Crawford Black Voices Editors Ian Brown Circulation Manager Greg Menkedick Advertising Director

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Melvin Van Peebles is the mind behind modern Black cinema By Stefan Townes | @stefant_

There’s a huge list of movies out there that are a staple in any Black household. “Boyz n the Hood,” “Coffy,” “The Last Dragon,” the list goes on. Behind all of them is a legacy started by the late Melvin Van Peebles, a name not too many might know. While Black cinema has a long history dating back to even silent films, they had a clear pattern in thought. The wide majority focused on stories meant to uplift the perception of the Black race. Plotlines were about socalled respectable Black folk living the American dream or they centered Black characters as performers. While these films were incredibly important, the trajectory of Black cinema remained largely the same — Blackness was an aspect to be uplifted, not shown in stark reality. Great strides were made for Black people in the film industry with actors like Sidney Poitier becoming a Hollywood star. Still, these stories wouldn’t change from the norm until the 1970s, when Melvin Van Peebles would make a name for himself. Instead of refining Black life to a “respectable” portrayal fit for white audiences, Van Peebles wrote and produced “Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” in 1971, which is a film about a club bouncer framed for a crime he didn’t commit. There was


Melvin Van Peebles arrives at the “Lawless” Premiere during the 38th Deauville American Film Festival on Sept. 5, 2012, in Deauville, France.

no air of appealing to a wider audience — it was squarely aimed at Black audiences. The story didn’t center on a successful Black man that essentially behaved just as a white counterpart. Instead, it was about a Black orphan raised in a brothel by sex workers trying to outrun a police manhunt. Paired with a soundtrack from Earth, Wind, and Fire, this is what most would call the birth of the blaxploitation film. Simply put, a blaxploita-

tion film is any movie that centers on a few stylistic and narrative choices, like a focus on seemingly negative aspects of Black culture and the use of funk music in place of a more traditional soundtrack. While first focusing on Black audiences, it quickly grew to be an entire movement in film. Van Peebles had showcased a never-before-seen perspective on race before “Sweetback.” His 1970 film “Watermelon Man” is about

a racist white man that wakes up to find himself suddenly Black. It surprised moviegoers by featuring a Black man in whiteface, instead of the reverse that had been a staple of early films. “Sweetback” was the film functioning as a blueprint for so many more filmmakers down the line. There are countless directors who credit him and his work as inspiration for some of the most iconic films in Black culture. Clas-

sics like “Superfly” and “Do the Right Thing” wouldn’t exist without the work Melvin Van Peebles did. He set the path for Academy Award-winning directors like Spike Lee and John Singleton and inspired his son Mario Van Peebles to get into filmmaking and make the classic 1991 film “New Jack City.” Mario presented the new Criterion Collection of films honoring his father at this year’s New York Film

Festival and said this of his father’s first foray into independent filmmaking: “(H)e makes ‘Sweetback’ and puts Black power on the screen for the first time. Audiences at first didn’t know what the heck it was.” Black power in film is so commonplace that people might forget who was first to put it in theaters. Melvin Van Peebles paved the way for Black filmmakers everywhere whether audiences know it or not.


The U.S. needs to welcome Haitian migrants, not attack them By Da’Nasia Pruitt | @ danasialp

Last week, the United States Border Patrol denied thousands of Haitians seeking asylum. Thousands of Haitians attempted to cross the Rio Grande River between the U.S.-Mexico borders to seek asylum in the U.S., but they were violently attacked by border patrol agents. The United States government used Title 42-The Public Health and Welfare code of 1944 to deport and refuse refugees. If an infectious disease exists in a foreign country, people from the country may increase the risk of danger for the disease. The U.S. law said those people can be expelled from the U.S. in the interest of public health. The asylum seekers’ human rights were violated and disregarded. The incident at the border, as well as the government response, displays anti-Blackness within the policies themselves. Change needs to happen so Black people no longer suffer from these policies. Picture you and your family forced to go on a dangerous journey to a place thousands of miles away from your home. You have great hopes of seeking refuge in this place and making it your new home, only to be denied. Instead, you are verbal-


A U.S. Border Patrol flag on is seen on display at the USBP El Centro Station in San Diego at the U.S. border with Mexico.

ly and physically abused at the doors of this new home. Can you imagine border patrol agents riding on horses, chasing you and your family while whipping you with their horse reins? Government officials have said these claims were false, but there have been photos which appear to disapprove those claims. Black immigrants are disproportionately detained

and deported in America, but when conversations about immigration occur, Black people are often not mentioned at all. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, Black immigrants make up around 7% of the non-citizen population while being accounted for over 20% of deportation proceedings. Haitians made up 44% of the families in detention

centers at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, according to the Refugee and Immigration Center for Education and Legal Services. Xenophobia and antiBlack sentiments are some of the many problems Black immigrants face when seeking asylum in new countries, especially in the U.S. It is imperative that their voices are amplified when immigration

policies are mentioned. It has been shown many times they suffer far more from these policies. The COVID-19 pandemic allowed Title 42 to be used as an anti-immigration policy under both the current and previous presidents’ administrations. The continued abuse of this policy is responsible for the suffering of Haitians seeking asylum. Politicians and other of-

ficials often call countries made up of primarily Black people, like Haiti, poor countries. The previous president even suggested Haitians should not be considered in any immigration laws after saying horrible things about Haiti and other African countries. “Why do we need more Haitians?” he said. “Take them out.” In an interview with the View, Vice President Kamala Harris said the images showing border patrol officers whipping Haitian refugees were “deeply troubling, and invoked images of some the worst moments in our history.” Instead of talking about what is wrong, people in positions of power, like Harris, could take action and end these laws that often cause more harm than good. Suffering people do not need opinions or sympathy about what they’re going through. The Haitians who had their human rights violated don’t need to hear from politicians. They need immediate action. Those Haitians who were denied at the border should have been welcomed, not turned away. People in positions of power should be doing everything they can to make sure that these laws and policies no longer exist.

SRSC to strengthen diversity, engagement in programs By Amani Gates | amani_gates

The Student Recreational Sports Center is open for the school year after practicing social distancing and experiencing low participation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The center is striving to include students from diverse backgrounds. SRSC Interim Director Chris Arvin said the SRSC has seen a lack of diversity participation in its facilities. He said the SRSC is looking to engage and strengthen its relationship with more students with its services. “We want everyone to feel welcome, safe, attended to and want students to have fun at our facilities,” Arvin said. The SRSC receives funding from one of the fees students pay every year. Staff members encourage students to take advantage of the services, such as personal training, an aquatic center and group exercises.

According to its website, the SRSC’s mission is to connect, inform and inspire students to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every summer during the International Student Orientation, the SRSC makes sure it is knowledgeable of the fitness classes and workout spaces on campus. In previous years, it received feedback from the Muslim community about how the women don’t feel comfortable using their facilities. The SRSC started a women’s-only swim time in response to make sure they had a comfortable space to swim. The program was not continued this year due to low staff, but Arvin said the SRSC is working on a return. The SRSC also engages with the Groups Scholar Program, which is a program providing support to first-generation college students and minorities attaining their bachelor’s degrees at IU. The SRSC invites

GROUPS students into its facilities and have different activities to get students involved in its program. Activities include a tour of the SRSC and games with prizes and free T-shirts. The SRSC also has a special job fair for GROUPS students. Arvin said he saw a tremendous amount of students who wanted to work for the program and hired them for the fall semester. Arvin said he and his team are continuing to build a team of diverse staff members in hopes that other minority students can feel safe at their facilities and want to come more often. IU senior Janet Cabrera previously worked at the SRSC as a participant’s associate who assists anyone with questions in the fitness area and making sure people are following policies. “There wasn’t a lot of diversity in my department,” she said. “There was only diversity in certain departments.”


Cardio equipment lines courts that were once used for playing basketball Oct. 4, 2020, at the Student Recreational Sports Center. The SRSC said it’s striving for more diversity in its program and staffing.


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ington, it’s around the world,” Bohrer said. “Ten percent of our campus population are Jews, which is a lot of kids. I’m not sure why the school has not come out with a statement, which is why I emailed President Whitten.” IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said any actions jeopardizing the safety or security of IU students will be swiftly addressed, and the Division of Student Affairs, Residential Programs and Services and IU Hillel are working together on comprehensive education efforts to address these incidents. “IU-Bloomington has received reports of bias incidents involving anti-Semitism in the residence halls that do not reflect IU’s commitment to equitable and inclusive environment for people from all backgrounds,” Carney said. “We ask the IU community to join us in shaping a campus where everyone feels welcome, respected and comfortable no matter their race, ethnicity, identity, political or religious beliefs.” When Cunin received a phone call about the fourth incident, he said he went to the student’s dorm room in Foster Quad in order to help them put a new mezuzah on their door. He said despite it being after midnight, seven people were there to support this student. “It amazes me how much people are willing to step up to the plate and be there for other students,” Cunin said. “The way you dispel darkness is with a little bit of light. Obviously we want these hate crimes taken seriously, but over here we don’t fight hatred with more hate. We fight hatred with love.”



Allergen misinformation IU Sophomore Katie Hamann is allergic to soy, sesame nuts and tree nuts. She said she has had issues with allergen information discrepancies between Grubhub and Net Nutrition, a service IU uses to list allergen and ingredient information, specifically about products containing soy. “I feel like even for people without allergies, it should be concerning that they can’t definitively tell you what’s in the food they were feeding you,” Hamann said. Net Nutrition labeled a cinnamon roll served in the Indiana Memorial Union’s Sugar and Spice as containing soy, indicating it should be avoided by those with allergies. The store is no longer listed on Grubhub, but Hamann said Grubhub did not have the same warning. If a student only relied on Grubhub’s allergy descriptions, Hamann said they would be susceptible to an allergic reaction. Hamann said she encountered multiple instances of these discrepancies at various IU dining locations. “The information is just really bad, and it’s a really dangerous situation for people with allergies,” Hamann said. “It is really stressful to eat there.” Hamann said her throat will tighten up if she eats an item with soy, sesame nuts or tree nuts in it. She usually takes benadryl to help

ease the swelling, but she has an EpiPen if she were to have a more severe reaction. Hamann said she has had at least three mild reactions since her freshman year to IU Dining food and believes it to be either cross-contamination or mislabeling issues in the dining halls. For students with more severe reactions, this is a serious concern with IU Dining.

“Even for people without allergies, it should be concerning that they can't definitively tell you what's in the food they're feeding you.” – Katie Hamann, IU sophomore

“It’s unfortunate because I paid for a meal plan,” Hamann said. “I am just limited in how many things I can actually use it with.” Nicholson said she noticed last semester how some allergens were cross-contaminated with other menu items, endangering students with allergies. This allegedly included foods like peanut butter cookies mixed with vegan and gluten-free

cookies, and vegan sausage patties touching meat-based patties at Hodge Hall’s Hodge Cafe. Nicholson said there has not been enough due diligence to ensure proper storage and preparation of foods potentially causing allergic reactions in certain students. She said it is such an easy fix to make sure the foods aren’t stored together or placed on the same tray, and it seems no one has taken any steps toward remedying the issue. Hamann said she brought similar issues with IU Dining and was told what was safe to eat, but students should not have to meet with chefs or dining hall coordinators to find out truthful allergen information. It was suggested Hamann ask for her food to be specially made, but she said the dining halls have been so busy it is difficult to have them make something different. “It’s not actually a realistic option to ask them to make you completely separate foods,” Hamann said. Hamann said she feels unheard and unseen by IU Dining. With an inability to rely on IU Dining, Hamman has turned to cooking for herself, although she has struggled living in a residence hall and cooking with products available in C-Stores.

Nicholson alleged the management style became difficult to work for, and an executive allegedly made students cry and told employees they had no skills.

Several employees quit out of frustration due to the emotional mistreatment, she alleges. Those like her, who could not stand the workplace environment, finally left, Nicholson said. Lydia Stern, IU senior and barista at the IMU Starbucks, said many workers, like Hamann, feel unheard and unseen by IU Dining leadership. “We see better opportunities, better solutions,” Stern said. “No one does anything to address those, which would make not only our lives easier but definitely the students' lives.” She said many employees are overworked due to understaffing — another factor leading to poor quality of food. Stern said many have quit because of the issues surrounding the stressful work environment. “A lot of people are just quitting because they're being overworked, or the amount of stress is not worth the $10.40 an hour,” Stern said. Stern said she hopes people understand the issue is not with the workers. “I feel like people think we’re the ones who are slacking, but it is just the system,” Stern said. Stern said she often stayed later to help with cleanup or picked up extra hours on shifts because restaurants are so understaffed. She said there seems to be no sense of urgency from leadership to hire more workers, even though the current staff is struggling to keep up with demand. “If I don't do it, no one's gonna do it because there isn't enough people to do it.”

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A girlboss won’t save you: how capitalism oppresses women Jared Quigg (he/him) is a sophomore studying journalism and political science.

Capitalism, like most things men create, is deeply sexist. Historically, capitalism has been hostile to women more than men. Only through government intervention has progress been made. Complete gender equality under capitalism is impossible and can only be realized through socialism. In the fight for equality among men and women, modern industrial capitalism has allowed women to reclaim much of the power robbed from them in earlier periods. Socialist writer Frederick Engles argued technological advances made under capitalism have allowed women to leave domestic life and perform tasks that were previously the exclusive domain of men. Despite advancements, this economic system can never take us toward complete equality. Capitalism has been dragged, kicking and screaming every step of the way toward gender equality. It wasn’t until the mid-19th century that many women could even own “property,” but white women gaining the right to own slaves was hardly progress. Biology, like property laws, was also not on the side of women. Women must carry children, which isn’t profitable for the capitalist. Sure, he needs the human race to continue, but

he doesn’t need a worker who can’t work due to pregnancy. The capitalist, until 1978, had incentive to fire his pregnant employees. Government intervention put an end to that with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. This amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provided pregnant women with “temporarily disabled” status, making it against the law to fire them. If the language of this law bothers you, the problems don’t stop there. First, the law excludes trans men and nonbinary individuals who can become pregnant. Second, pregnant women are only entitled to the same protections as disabled people. This means an employer doesn’t necessarily have to provide paid maternity leave. As it stands, only about 55% of employers provide paid maternity leave. Yesterday’s capitalists would fire a pregnant woman before surrendering profits, and they still try even now. In 2015, United Parcel Service refused to offer a pregnant woman a reduced workload that is typically offered to injured or disabled workers, instead opting to send her home until after her pregnancy. Ultimately, UPS changed their policy regarding pregnant workers after their employee took her case all the way to the United States Supreme Court. Additionally, many of today’s legislators who work to preserve capitalism want to deny women access to abor-


tions. Women simply can’t win. The issue of pregnancy can also help explain the pay gap between men and women. Women in the U.S. make 84 cents for every dollar a man makes. Why? One reason is that many women are forced to work less in order to take care of children. This may cause them to be passed up for promotions that are given to men instead. Women consistently have higher rates of poverty than men, regardless of age. Indiana women have one of the highest poverty rates for women in the country at

27% as of 2020. To solve these issues, some liberal feminists say we need more women CEOs and billionaires. After all, only 41 women are CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Though perhaps some good can come from leveling the playing field at CEO, this is hardly a solution. The fact is the hierarchies inherent in capitalism would mean the majority of women — the workers — would now be exploited by women instead of men. Hurrah! The fact billionaires exist while people starve is, at the very least, a very inefficient way to allocate re-


sources. Instead of simply advocating for more women CEOs, women should be empowered as workers, which will improve the lives of the majority. In the short term, the U.S. should guarantee paid maternity leave. Comparable nations in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development already do this, such as Canada and Australia. Democrats in Congress are also working to provide childcare for working mothers in their $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill. This would go a long way toward allowing women to

no longer be forced to make the choice between their job and their children. We should also uphold a woman’s right to an abortion. Anti-abortion rights legislators should be condemned and every effort should be made to prevent abortion restrictions. In the short term, these actions would counter many of capitalism's uncaring tendencies. But only when the means of production are owned in common and democracy is introduced to the workplace will all workers be equal regardless of gender.


We have to be more critical of performative activism Noah Moore (he/him) is a junior studying psychology, theatre & drama and international studies.


Indiana is causing environmental Armageddon Katelyn Balakir (she/her) is a senior studying policy analysis and political science.

One in three Americans experienced a weather disaster this summer. July was the hottest month on Earth since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration began recording data more than 140 years ago. Upward of 45,000 wildfires scorched 5.8 million acres across the United States this year, causing places such as Reno, Nevada, to experience the worst air quality on record. Hurricane Ida was one of strongest storms to make landfall in the United States, triggering record hourly rainfall in Manhattan and New York City’s first ever flash flood warning. An estimated 1 billion sea creatures were cooked to death off the coast of the Pacific Northwest following the heat wave. Last year, California wildfires emitted more carbon dioxide than the entire state’s power grid. Hurricane Ida disrupted crude oil production in the Gulf, resulting in more than 1,500 reports of oil leaks. Although scientists agree some devastating impacts of global warming are already irreversible, they also agree we must mitigate their severity by quickly and drastically reducing carbon emissions. Yet, Indiana

emits the most toxic pollution per square mile in the United States, according to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency report. Instead of adopting the sense of urgency our dying planet warrants, Indiana remains dependent on fossil fuels as the eighth largest greenhouse gas-emitting state in the nation. Indiana has an obligation to its residents, country and the rest of humankind to spearhead the shift toward clean energy. Coal accounts for 53% of Indiana’s energy generation. Although Indiana has cut its electricity-related coal consumption by almost half since 2010, most of the reduction was offset by increased natural gas consumption. Human activity, such as burning fossil fuels, has increased the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration by 48% since the Industrial Revolution. Carbon dioxide works alongside other greenhouse gasses to trap heat in the atmosphere creating a greenhouse effect, said Melissa Denchak of the Natural Resources Defense Council. While the greenhouse effect is natural, emissions have thrown the natural process off balance, causing a rapid rise in greenhouse gases and subsequently temperature, Denchak said.

Scientists concluded human-driven climate change created the Northwest heat wave, doubled the Western U.S. forest fire area and increased the likelihood and intensity of major hurricanes like Ida. The use of fossil fuels also creates more localized consequences for Indiana. Coal ash is the residue left behind from burning coal and it typically contains harmful chemicals such as arsenic, lead and mercury. Much of the coal ash in Indiana is stored in open-air ash ponds, or surface impoundments. A study by the Hoosier Environmental Council revealed 14 of Indiana’s 15 monitored coal ash sites “have contaminated the groundwater rendering it unfit for use as drinking water.” Indiana has the most ash ponds of any state. Burning fossil fuels also releases toxins that are detrimental to human health. The number of Americans who die from illnesses caused by air pollution is roughly equal to the number of people killed in car crashes in the U.S. every year, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers from Harvard believe that number is even higher, estimating pollution from fossil fuel emissions caused 18% of deaths in the world

in 2018. These findings are particularly worrisome because Indiana ranks first in the nation for toxic pollution per square mile. Renewable energy investments are critical to lessen Indiana’s dependence on fossil fuels that destroy environmental and human health. Nevertheless, a third of Indiana’s counties severely restrict or ban wind and solar energy projects. Coupled with statewide misinformation campaigns by interest groups, clean energy companies find it increasingly difficult to obtain permits for projects in Indiana. Experts are calling on the United States and all other countries in the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to end coal use in the next eight years. Before Indiana can completely phase out coal and other fossil fuels, the state needs to expand investment in clean energy initiatives. Investing now will minimize job loss when Indiana fully transitions to clean energy and ensure the state has the appropriate infrastructure to support a clean energy grid. Indiana lawmakers must take initiative and invest in renewable energy immediately if they want an inhabitable state to govern.

I don’t really click through Instagram stories anymore, but I remember the days when every other post was a cutesy infographic. Too often, “spreading awareness” is where people start and end their participation in activism. The problem is performative activism, which is activism done to increase one’s social capital rather than out of real concern for a cause. Such behavior does little other than trivialize the efforts of activism. This is destructive in a world where there’s so much to fix. The problem is many have come to understand activism as mostly a performance. CBS’s new reality TV show “The Activist” was announced Sept. 9. The show was structured as an X-Factor-style competition, pitting activists against each other. The judges — Usher, Priyanka Chopra and Julianne Hough — evaluate the activists based on online engagement and social media. It took less than a week for backlash to mount to the tipping point. Once Hough posted on Sept.14 confessing she was not qualified to be a judge, CBS announced the show would be reimagined as a documentary and would instead follow the activists’ efforts, removing the competition element completely. Thank goodness, but isn’t it uncomfortable we even reached this point? I’m likely skeptical whenever capitalism deems social justice profitable enough to co-opt its aesthetics for marketing purposes — ask me my thoughts on rainbow capitalism or companies changing their social media logos to Black Lives Matter any time — but adopting the most shallow elements of activism is prob-

ably the grossest manifestation yet. How depressing is it that activism has been reduced to engagement on social media, an element of a persona or entertainment? Performative activism can sometimes be hard to pinpoint. It’s often difficult to establish where a person’s support starts and ends with social media posts. Other times, controversy stirs over the actions of public figures and politicians. The Met Gala outfit receiving a lot of attention was Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s “Tax the Rich” dress. Was that performative activism? Does the answer change knowing she’s active in Congress? Does the answer change knowing there were actual BLM protests occurring outside of the Met Gala? Does it change knowing the dress was donated and her ticket was comped? Does it change knowing the company behind the dress has a history of dodging taxes itself? Because of Cara Delevigne’s “Peg the Patriarchy” outfit, Ocasio-Cortez’s dress is not even the worst example of performative activism at the Met Gala. If there ever was a statement that was both unclear and kind of problematic, “Peg the Patriarchy” is exactly that. Then again, is it even our job to police other people’s activism? I’m not sure. We usually cannot know the extent of someone’s activism. What we can do is keep our own activism genuine and not performative. Of course, sometimes it can be unclear what one can do exactly, especially with international conflicts one cannot directly affect. But local causes are not difficult to get involved with, and if there’s not already a group, start one. Make sure you’re doing what you can to affect change, not just appear like you are.


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‘Wrapped in Love’ debuts Oct. 1 Houston Shelter in honor of the former long-term board member’s 34 years of service. Houston had the honor of cutting the event’s ceremonial red yarn. “Being involved with Middle Way House has been and continues to be magical,” Houston said. “I want everyone involved. I want everybody to figure out what they can do to create a culture of non-violence because that is what it will take so we can close the shelter.” “Wrapped in Love” is Middle Way House’s largest fundraising and outreach event. The public display features 57 returning and three new tree sweaters, which is the largest number of sweaters in its history. Middle Way House also fundraised its largest ever amount at $34,000, Madeline Plant, director of development of Middle Way House, said. “We are not just wrapping a tree sweater for the aesthetic, but each tree sweater makes a difference,” Plant said. “Each tree sweater is backed by an organization or an individual who has pledged to end the cycle of violence within Bloomington, and they have donated to do so.” Bloomington High School North’s Project Middle Way sponsored one of this year’s trees. The organization hosts events for high schoolers throughout the year to raise awareness for Middle Way House and domestic violence. The group raised $5,000 for Middle Way House

By Haripriya Jalluri

60 knitted sweaters hug trees in downtown Bloomington and yarn shrouds lampposts surrounding the square as the calendar turns to October, issuing the start of “Wrapped in Love.” Middle Way House began their annual six-month “Wrapped in Love” public art display with a yarn cutting ceremony Oct. 1 at the Bloomington courthouse. The event coincides with the start of Domestic Violence Awareness month. The tree sweaters will be on display through March 1, 2022, according to the “Wrapped in Love” pamphlet. Middle Way House celebrates its 50th year of providing support to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking this year. Middle Way House is the 2021 recipient of the Purple Ribbon Award for Outstanding Fundraising Event for “Wrapped in Love.” The wrapped trees are located downtown on Kirkwood Avenue and Sixth Street, with a few featured on Indiana Avenue. Each tree sweater includes a fabric artist tag, sponsorship label and Middle Way House’s 24/7 crisis line phone number. Locations of all tree sweaters can be found with the virtual tree map. Kathleen Sideli, Middle Way House president and board member, announced the Middle Way House’s shelter will be renamed The Cindy

Horoscope Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 9 — Profit through creative expression. Put your passion into words. You love learning this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. Trust your heart to lead. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 9 — Dress for success. It’s easier to make money, with Venus in Sagittarius for a month. Increased confidence leads to increased income. Smile for the camera.

through an annual fashion show, Roudra Chatterjea, BHSN senior and Project Middle Way president, said. Due to the increased number of volunteers, Christopher De Young, Middle Way House board development chair, said the art display was installed in a week and a half. Each installation time varies depending on the intricacy of the sweater and the surface of the trees. “For me, what I think is really incredible is the way people react to the sweaters,” De Young said. Last weekend, a couple got married at the courthouse and took their wedding photos next to the “Let Love Bloom” tree sweater. The same weekend, a 6 year-oldgirl who lost her tooth posed for a picture with a sweater featuring teeth, sponsored by the office of Dr. Mark Sils and Dr. Grant Hardisty at Family Dental Centre, De Young said. During the “Yarn Bombing” event Sept. 25, the lampposts around the square were wrapped in four different yarn colors. The red yarn represents love, purple represents domestic violence awareness, yellow represents hope and teal represents sexual violence awareness, according to the pamphlet. Plant and Houston said Middle Way House aims to educate the community and encourage people to take a stand against the cycle of violence, in hope the shelter can close its doors permanently one day.

To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 9 — You feel especially lucky and beloved this month, with Venus in your sign. Polish your presentation with a new look. Turn on the charm. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7 — Finish old jobs and slow the pace this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. Take more quiet alone time. Envision beautiful outcomes. Dream a little dream.


Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 9 — You’re especially popular, with Venus in Sagittarius. Teamwork provides a satisfying win this month. Social connections benefit your career. Friends inspire you. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is an 8 — Career opportunities arise. Assume more responsibility this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. Provide leadership. It’s easier to advance your agenda. Contribute with purpose and passion.

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10 Halloween songs to get you feeling spooky Alex Hardgrave (she/her) is a senior studying journalism and English.

I have always been a huge Halloween fan. My family used to do matching costumes and throw a big party every year. The love for Halloween has stayed with me and loving Halloween comes with loving the music for the holiday. Here is my opinion of the top 10 Halloween songs or songs with Halloween themes. I included only songs with lyrics, because even though there are some spooky movies with iconic soundtracks, that’s not what I gravitate toward. These songs are sure to get you dancing like that viral pumpkin mask guy. 10. “I Want Candy” I put this as No. 10 because I’m not really sure if this is a Halloween song, but I love candy. That’s the best reason for the holiday, and a song about that is a good bet on a Halloween playlist. 9. “Werewolves of London” I know some people might also not consider this a Halloween song, but it’s just a cool song. I also love the little howl parts in it. 8. “Thriller” A really good song, but it’s sometimes overplayed? The talking part of this song hits like nothing else when everyone is screaming it together, so it gets points there. Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 9 — You’re learning valuable tricks. For the next month, with Venus in Sagittarius, exploration enchants. Take classes, work with a mentor, research and note your findings. Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 9 — Review numbers this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. The next month favors saving money. Increase your assets. Expenditures may rise as well. Work your plan.


7. “Purple People Eater” I’m not sure if everyone considers this a Halloween song, but if it’s not that, what else is it? I listened to this during my elementary school Halloween class parties, and it’s just a cute song.

Halloween music. It just has some super iconic verses like, “When I’m in the shower I’m afraid to wash my hair / ’Cause I might open my eyes and find someone standing there.” Haven’t we all felt that at one point?

6. “This is Halloween” An iconic song. If this is not on repeat at your Halloween party, you’re wrong. My hot take is that I’m not the biggest fan of this movie, so it just loses points there.

3. “Ghostbusters” I love this song because I love this movie. It’s so catchy. Everyone knows the words and this song just brings the energy up.

5. Time Warp I always watch “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” around this time of year, so I think it counts. I’d listen to this song anytime because it’s really good to dance to and easy to scream along with. This song gets bonus points because you’ll have that one friend try to sing the really high part and it’s funny to laugh at them when they do it (It’s me. I am the friend). 4. “Somebody’s Watching Me” This song has spooky lyrics, so I’ve decided it counts as Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is an 8 — Rely on a supportive collaboration. Partnerships thrive this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. Compromise comes easier. Feminine magnetism plays a role. Express your appreciation. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 — Put love, beauty and sensitivity into your work, with Venus in Sagittarius. Healthy practices and fitness routines energize and revitalize you this month.

2. “Spooky Scary Skeletons” I love this song. Everything about this song is so good: the beat, the lyrics, the TikTok dances. I’d go so far as to say I even like some of the remixes that have been made for this song, though nothing is better than the original. 1. “Monster Mash” This song just transcends. It’s THE quintessential Halloween song, and no spooky season is complete without it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 — You’re lucky in love, romance and games this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. Artistic efforts work in your favor. Savor fun, beauty and family. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 9 — Your home can become your love nest. Enjoy domesticity this month, with Venus in Sagittarius. Focus on home and family. Renovate your space. © 2020 By Nancy Black Distributed by Tribune Media Services, INC. All Rights Reserved



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Oct. 7, 2021

Editors Cate Charron, Kaitlyn Radde



Phlebotomist Korey Dyerly, right, puts a “blue tag” on blood donated by Antonia Warren on April 2, 2019, during a Red Cross blood drive at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago. According to an American Red Cross statement in June, a rise in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries depleted the nation’s blood inventory.

A nationwide blood shortage threatens patient care. What can people in Bloomington do? By Kaitlyn Radde | @kaityradde

The first time Penny Reid ever lied about her age was to donate blood. She was a high school student and not quite 17, the minimum age requirement. Decades later, the 56-year-old Monroe County resident is a regular donor. Hospitals around the U.S. face a severe blood shortage spurred by a rise in the need for blood and a decrease in donations. As the demand for blood surpasses the supply, some hospitals are forced to reckon with a tighter inventory, and in some cases, delay patient care. According to an American Red Cross statement in June, a rise in trauma cases, organ transplants and elective surgeries depleted the nation’s blood inventory. The statement said red blood cell demand from hospitals with trauma centers climbed 10% in 2021 compared to 2019. In July, the Red Cross said more than 1,000 additional donations were needed each day to meet the needs of hospitals across the country. That number has since gone up. In a September press release, the Red Cross stated it needed to collect 10,000 additional blood products each week over the next month to overcome the shortage. How can I donate? If a person is eligible to donate, they can make an appointment on the Red Cross Website. According to the Red Cross, blood donations typically last from eight to 10 minutes. After, participants are encouraged to wait 10-15 minutes to rest and eat snacks before leaving the donation site. Whole blood donations usually amount to one pint of blood,

which is roughly equivalent to one unit. Each donation is separated into different products — like red blood cells, plasma and platelets — that can be used to treat different conditions, Lance White, American Red Cross donor recruitment specialist, said. According to the Red Cross, all blood donors are required to meet Food and Drug Administration eligibility criteria in order to donate blood. Reasons a person may be deferred from donating include: • Feeling sick on donation day. • Being on a medication requiring a waiting period following their last dose. • Having low iron. • Having traveled to or lived in a malaria-risk country. People who have contracted or have symptoms of COVID-19 are asked to postpone their donation for two weeks. However, people who have received a COVID-19 vaccine are still eligible to donate. The FDA requires men who are sexually active with other men to wait three months from their last sexual activity to donate. The FDA implemented the rule in 1985 to reduce the risk of HIV transmission. To combat the blood shortage in April 2020, the deferral period dropped from 12 to three months. Advocates say the rule is discriminatory and rooted in homophobia rather than science, since anyone — including those who are celibate or have sex with members of the opposite sex — can contract HIV. Medical News Today said the three-month waiting period provides adequate time to test blood donations, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports certain tests can detect HIV in less time. Every blood donation is tested

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Indiana Memorial Union 900 E. Seventh St.

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for HIV regardless of sexual orientation, and the rate of contracting HIV through a blood transfusion is less than one in a million, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. In 2014, the Williams Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles estimated in a study that completely lifting the ban could increase the total annual blood supply 4% and help save over a million lives. Why is there a shortage? The rise in trauma cases and surgical needs is both seasonal and pandemic-related, White said. Summertime typically brings shortages because people who usually donate might be vacationing or traveling. Hospitals also see more accidents and illnesses, causing an increase in demand for blood. Donor turnout has reached the lowest point of 2021, decreasing by about 10% since August, the Red Cross said in a recent press release. The pandemic has also played a role, White said, because people began to return to routine and inperson activities, leaving them too busy to donate blood or volunteer at drives. Patients who delayed care during the pandemic are also going to hospitals in worse condition, according to the Red Cross. White said it has been decades since this kind of a crisis. During this year’s shortage, less than half a day’s supply of type O-negative blood, which can be given to patients of any blood type and is the most frequently used, was available. “Imagine you have an emergency and you need to go to the E.R., and you get to an E.R. and you need a blood transfusion and they tell you, ‘We don’t have your blood type,’” White said. “It could potentially be that it’s just a very big inconvenience. It could potentially be life or death.” However, blood is perishable and cannot be stockpiled, which is one of the reasons people are urged to give regularly, White said. IU Health has a minimum number of units it lets the supply drop to before ordering more from the Red Cross, Rhonda Grimm, IU Health Hospital Laboratory-Blood Bank supervisor, said, and they have hit those minimums — or gone below in the case of the universal O-negative type. The Red Cross usually sends the full ordered amount if the blood is meant for a specific patient, Grimm said. For orders meant to replenish the overall supply, hospitals typically receive about half of what they order. During a shortage, the blood supply must be spread out carefully to all the Indiana hospitals in need. IU Health is monitoring how much blood each facility has, Grimm said, and if a hospital needs blood, it knows where to send it to in the system. How much is needed? At IU Health Bloomington Hospital, Grimm said the hospital typically keeps around 150 units of blood on the shelf at all times, but that number has dropped to about 100 in the past few months. Approximately 36,000 units of red blood cells are needed each day in the U.S., according to the Red Cross. One unit can save up to three lives. About 38% of the population is eligible to give blood yearly, the Red

Planning to donate blood this fall? Make sure you meet all of the requirements: Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Other types of donations, such as platelet and plasma donations, have their own guidelines for eligibility.

Whole blood donations can be completed once every 56 days. Whole blood donations are the most flexible; they can be transfused as whole blood or separated into red blood cells, platelets and plasma for different recipients.

At the donation site, donors must present some form of photo ID. A donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of identification will fill the requirement.

If the donor is not yet 17, they must have consent from a parent or guardian. SOURCE AMERICAN RED CROSS GRAPHIC BY ABBY CARMICHAEL | IDS

Cross estimates, but only 3% roll up their sleeves to donate. Grimm said IU Health Bloomington has not canceled any surgeries or denied transfusions, but she is reminding physicians to use blood as judiciously as possible. Physicians are waiting until symptoms of conditions like anemia are more severe to give transfusions.

“Imagine you have an emergency and you need to go to the E.R., and you get to an E.R. and you need a blood transfusion and they tell you, ‘We don’t have your blood type. It could potentially be that it’s just a very big inconvenience. It could potentially be life or death.” Lance White, American Red Cross donor recruitment specialist

Although the shortage at IU Health was worse earlier this summer, Grimm said she is starting to see the situation dip again. However, she said she expects the flow of blood donations to always vary. Because smaller shortages typically happen around the holidays, White said it’s going to be a long road back to sustainable levels after a shortage this severe. He said another critical point will likely come around Thanksgiving and Christmastime, since those are typically shortage times anyway. “We have a small window of time from now to then to build back up somewhat,” White said. “At that point, if we aren’t able to do that, things could take a bad turn.” White said Indiana does a good job of collecting blood compared to other states. He said the state is an “exporter region,” meaning it can send surplus blood to other states after meeting local need. White esti-

mates Monroe County is one of the top counties in the Midwest when it comes to collecting blood. From July 2020 through June 2021, Hyacinth Rucker, American Red Cross of Greater Indianapolis Regional Communications manager, said in an email the Indiana region of the Red Cross collected 118,538 units of red blood cells and 20,460 platelet products. Jennifer Hasel is a Blood Emergency Readiness Corps member and project and operations development manager at the Oklahoma Blood Institute. BERC is a group of blood centers that collect an emergency supply of blood for major events like mass shootings. Hasel said the goal is to be prepared and avoid shortages like these by making sure blood is already readily available. “The bottom line is, if a tragedy happens and the blood’s not there, it’s too late,” Hasel said. “People could line up outside the door, but if the blood’s not on the shelf, ready to be transfused and already tested, then those people are not gonna make it without it.” Reid gives blood about five times per year. Even during the COVID-19 shutdown, she said she still regularly donated. “When there’s a big disaster, everybody rushes out to give blood as a way to contribute to that sense of community loss,” she said. “I wish that people could take that energy and use it all the time. We’re always facing a sense of community loss and community trauma in one way or another.” She said everyone who can should make the effort to donate blood even if they might be nervous about the idea, because blood drives are everywhere. “It’s really easy to make it a part of your life forever,” she said. “It’s just a really, really solid and straightforward and easy thing to do that saves lives, and there’s no reason to not at least check it out.”

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Oct. 7, 2021

Editors Evan Gerike, Tristan Jackson



DJ Washington visits Russia By Griffin Healy | @TheGriffinHealy

Indiana junior wrestler DJ Washington had only one thought cross his mind when he beat his opponent to win the 79-kilogram, or 174-pound, weight class at the United World Wrestling Junior Championships. “Finally,” he thought. With the win, Washington was able to secure a trip with USA Wrestling to Ufa, Russia, where he would wrestle at the World Junior Championships. Washington, who has been wrestling since he was 7 years old, has always had the goal of making a world wrestling team. Washington’s second thought? All his summer plans were gone. With Indiana, Washington went 6-2 in dual matches and was the No. 9 seed at the NCAA Championships. In the team’s duel with Penn State, Washington beat eventual NCAA Champion Carter Starocci. Indiana wrestling head coach Angel Escobedo joined Washington at the UWW championship and the World Juniors in Russia. Escobedo recruited Washington out of Portage, Indiana, one of three recruits in his class from northwest Indiana. “From a recruiting standpoint, we knew the ceiling for him was really high and that it was going to be up to him with the amount of work he wanted to put into this program,” Escobedo said. “Since he’s been here, he’s been so hungry to get better every year and he has. He’s been a bright spot for our program.” The trip to Russia was Washington’s first experience out of the United States, and it took almost a day to get there.

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Then-sophomore DJ Washington wrestles with Illinois sophomore DJ Shannon at the Big Ten Wrestling Championships in State College, Pennsylvania. Washington begins his quest for a NCAA Championship at a trial-dual meet against Bellarmine University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Nov. 6, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Instead of traveling with his Indiana teammates, he traveled with the best wrestlers in the nation representing the United States. Though Washington’s stint with Team USA was short — a 6-3 loss to Mohammad Nokhodilarimi of Iran and a 7-6 loss to Richard Schroeder of Germany — Escobedo said there were bright spots with his performances. “His position was a lot better there,” Escobedo said. “He was able to score on guys and shut them down. It was really a good thing to see how much better his position and his stance was.” Escobedo said he plans to move Washington up one weight class to 184 pounds, citing that the new weight class will suit him better and give him more energy, and he won’t need to worry about cutting weight. “One thing we noticed was that he grew, which means he can’t cut down to 174

lbs without cutting muscle and that is something we don’t want to do with him,” Escobedo said. While in high school, Washington reached the state championships twice, finishing as the state runnerup in 2019. Last season, he qualified for the NCAA National Championships after placing sixth at the Big Ten Championships at Indiana. Heading into his junior year, he’s taking those experiences with him. His first goal this season is to become an NCAA Champion, the first Indiana wrestler to do so since his coach Escobedo won at 125 pounds in 2008. His second is to have fun like he normally does. “One thing I took from Bloomington was to never forget where I came from, all the guys back home I trained with and all the training we have done together,” Washington said. Both Escobedo and

assistant coach Jason Tsirtsis made junior teams throughout their collegiate careers and won NCAA Championships. Escobedo said training with the best wrestlers in the world will give Washington a new perspective when he comes back to Indiana. “I think he saw that this summer and went on the biggest stage trying to win a world title,” Escobedo said. “He’s coming into this season wanting to win an NCAA title and to go back to the world championships next summer. His goals got bigger and he was able to step out of his comfort zone.” Washington’s quest for an NCAA Championship starts Nov. 6 at a tri-dual meet against Bellarmine University and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in Louisville, Kentucky. He is currently the No. 10 ranked wrestler in the 174-pound weight class.


Indiana falls to Penn State in four sets By Ruth Cronin | @RuthCronin6

Indiana volleyball lost to No. 14 Penn State on Saturday night at Wilkinson Hall. Indiana forced a four-set match by winning the second set, but Penn State won the first, third and fourth. Indiana moved to 7-9 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten this season. 

Tim Baldwin Jr. enters transfer portal after PSU

Indiana tied the score several times in the first set but fell short to Penn State, losing it 26-24. “I thought we had a real opportunity in game one and game four,” head coach Steve Aird said. “I’m really disappointed we couldn’t get that done, but I’m proud of the group. That’s obviously a really good team and I thought we pressed them.”

After losing the first set, the Hoosiers came back in the second, scoring the first point in set two to win the set 25-20. Aird said it was one of the best sets they had played all season. Indiana lost the third set 25-16. Aird said the team folded in this set, but outside this set, he thought it was a really competitive match.  “When the other team

plays really well, it’s part of the game,” Aird said. “We battled back, which I respected.” Indiana battled back in set four after being down to start, but would eventually lose the final set 25-22. Coming into the match Aird said he thought serving and passing were going to be key in this game, but the SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 9

Indiana football sophomore running back Tim Baldwin Jr. has entered the transfer portal, head coach Tom Allen said in a Monday press conference. Baldwin has rushed for 103 yards in five games this season and had one attempt for a single yard against Penn State on Saturday. He had 106 rushing yards against Maryland in 2020 in relief of starter Stevie Scott III.

Baldwin is second on the team in rushing attempts this season with 28 attempts behind graduate student running back Stephen Carr with 102. The two running backs behind Baldwin, juniors Davion Ervin-Poindexter and Chris Childers, are both walk-ons. If Baldwin transfers, he would become the second Indiana running back to do so this season after junior Sampson James transferred to Purdue during the team’s fall camp.


Sophomores team up to finish second at invitational By Kevin Vera

Five members from the Indiana men’s tennis team competed in the Drobac/ Beeman Invite in East Lansing, Michigan, over the weekend. Indiana’s most successful performance came from the team of sophomores Michael Andre and Ilya Tiraspolsky, who finished as runners-up of the invite. In the first round, Andre sealed the team’s victory with a win in singles. In the second round, Tiraspolsky bounced back from a day one loss and won his individual match to help the team advance. The duo did not lose a doubles match until the finals.   The tournament was team-style, where two players from the same school would face off against a different school’s pairing in a doubles match and two singles matches. The team that won two out of three matches would advance in the draw.   The Drobac/Beeman Invite consisted of four Big Ten teams: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State and Northwestern. The competition gave the Hoosiers a glimpse of how they will fare against conference opponents

during the regular season. Assistant coach Mike Murray was excited about what he saw from the sophomores. “They put on display what they’re capable of in doubles, and I was happy to see each of them take turns at winning singles matches to help them advance,” Murray said. “It was a good showing by two guys that we’re expecting big things from the next couple years.” For Tiraspolsky, who Murray said is a solid player under pressure, the successful outing was nothing unusual. For Andre, however, the weekend served as a bigger test. Andre spent the beginning of last season playing No. 1 doubles with former teammate Bennett Crane but sustained a serious injury against Ohio State in early March. He was unable to play the rest of the season and missed out on 13 matches. The weekend was Andre’s return into a high level of doubles play. “To have him come back and to pair him with Ilya, who we know is a very capable doubles player, and to see them have success together was exciting,” Murray said. “Michael’s ready to compete SEE TENNIS, PAGE 9

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 serving still fell short. “When you play a top-10 team you have to serve great, you can’t just serve good,” Aird said. Defensive specialist junior Haley Armstrong returned to the court against Penn State after being out for the past week. Aird said having both Armstrong and junior Paula Cerame, who won over the libero jersey this season, available in the back row gives the team a lot of opportunity. The two combined for 31 digs

against Penn State. “We were really bad against Purdue,” Aird said. “We started to play better against Ohio State and kind of built on that. Tonight, I thought we were better, so we’re improving. It’s three losses but I think we got better through it.” While Indiana volleyball is not a top 10 or 20 program, Aird said he believes in his players. “They come in early, they stay late, and I think they’re playing better volleyball every week,” Aird said. Indiana’s next matchup is




Junior defensive specialist Haley Armstrong digs the ball Sept. 17, 2021, in Wilkinson Hall. Indiana volleyball lost 3-1 to Penn State on Saturday.

on the road against Rutgers at 7 p.m. Friday in Piscataway, New Jersey. Indiana will look

to improve its 1-3 record in conference play against Rutgers.

again.” Murray is confident in the team’s ability to go head-tohead against other players in the Big Ten. “Just from seeing how Michael and Ilya are playing doubles right now, I think that they’re as good as any doubles team you can throw at them,” Murray said. Although the weekend was highlighted by the performance of Andre and Tiraspolsky, it was an important experience for

everyone else who made the trip to East Lansing. “I missed out on a lot of opportunities to get to know the guys, because most of the guys I traveled with this weekend were freshmen last year,” Murray said. “I really felt like it was a great bonding opportunity to be around each other and get to know each other in a smaller setting. As a coach, I got to know each of their games a little bit better.” The Hoosiers will travel to Clemson, South Carolina, next weekend for the Clemson Invite.

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HOUSING Grant Properties 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 Bedroom Outstanding locations near campus at great prices Now Leasing Fall 2022 Call 812-333-9579

Bose Wave Radio, great cond., $25. iPhone 6S 64GB Gold Verizon, $150. Meepo Electonic Skateboard, $320. Samsung 40-inch TV, barely used, $220. Sherwood receiver, RCA 5 disc CD player and 2 Pioneer speakers, $95.

Electronics Zhiyun New Smooth Q3 Smartphone Gimbal w/ Built-in Light, $75.


PAYMENT: All advertising is done on a cash in advance basis unless credit has been established. The IDS accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, check or money order.


REFUNDS: If you cancel your ad before the final run date, the IDS will refund the difference in price. A minimum of one day will be charged.

COPY ERRORS: The IDS must be notified of errors before noon the date of the first publication of your ad. The IDS is only responsible for errors published on the first insertion date. The IDS will rerun your ad 1 day when notified before noon of the first insertion date. 405

HOUSING ADS: All advertised housing is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act. Refer to for more info.

COPY CHANGES: Ad copy can be changed at no additional charge when the same number of lines are maintained. If the total number of lines changes, a new ad will be started at the first day rate.


AD ACCEPTANCE: All advertising is subject to approval by the IDS.




Furniture NordicTrack Elite 1300 elliptical exercise machine, $180.



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To place an ad: go online, call 812-855-0763 or stop by Franklin Hall 130 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Full advertising policies are available online.

Textbooks Electric Office Chair Padded Back Massager, $20 OBO.

Finite Math 6th Edition book (excellent condition), $60.

Graduate Review of Tonal Theory, $110.

Kaplan MCAT 7-Book Review 2021-2022, $175.

Kaplan MCAT study books, $300.

Sports in American Life A History Third edition, $10.

Thank You Thank you to all vendors, sponsors, and attendees for making the Fall Housing Fair a great success. If you missed the fall fair, look out for our next event in the spring.


Clean Dependable Solid SUV. 1999 Mercedes ML320 AWD. Well maintained, leather heated seats. Great in snow & ice. Some rust. Lots of room in the cargo area, seats 5. New tires, still under warranty. High end battery. 185k miles. Regularly serviced, lots of records. 2nd owner - family owned for 11 years. Feel free to take it to your mechanic (your dime) or ours (our dime). Title in hand, good to go anywhere. $4,300 cash. florencewaters1999


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Schwinn 10 speed women’s bike, new tires and saddle. Very good cond. $100, cash only. 812-345-0451

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October 7, 2021  

The Indiana Daily Student is an independent student newspaper covering Indiana University, IU sports and the city of Bloomington, Indiana.

October 7, 2021  

The Indiana Daily Student is an independent student newspaper covering Indiana University, IU sports and the city of Bloomington, Indiana.

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