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No. 13 IU defeats No. 3 North Carolina, 76-67, its second top-3 win By Andrew Hussey | @thehussnetwork

When sophomore Thomas Bryant returned this season at IU, these are the type of games that factored into his decision to come back. The lasting image of IU’s Sweet Sixteen loss to North Carolina last season was of the center being held in the arms of and consoled by IU Coach Tom Crean. This time when the two teams met, there wasn’t sadness for Bryant. He anchored a defense that smothered No. 3 North Carolina and

helped the Hoosiers pick up their second top-10 win in November, 76-67. “It means a lot,” Bryant said. “It just means that us as a team just taking a step forward. We’re getting better each and every day and we went out there and proved it.” IU led the entire game as the Hoosiers’ early energy proved to be the difference. From the opening tip, the Hoosiers played with a lot of energy and at a frenetic pace. “We just wanted to bring the energy with us,” junior guard James

Blackmon Jr. said. “So we just wanted to be collective, communicate because it was so loud. And once we brought that, the fans really helped us with their energy.” IU wasn’t afraid of getting out and running against UNC, and it allowed IU guards to dominate the first half against UNC’s Joel Berry II and Nate Britt. The trio of junior guards, Josh Newkirk, Blackmon and Rob Johnson had 24 points in the first half, helping IU to get up by 17 points at VICTOR GRÖSSLING | IDS

SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 5 Thomas Bryant screams on the court during Wednesday evening's game against UNC.


A question of consent One night, two IU students, and the thin line between a hook-up and a rape

Story by Taylor Telford | | @ttelford1883 Photos by Izzy Osmundsen | | @isabel_osm


he’d been up all night. She hadn’t changed her underwear or brushed her teeth. Now she stood, naked and trembling, in an exam room in the IU Health Center as a nurse and a medical technician shined a flashlight on her body. They took photographs, swabbed her cheeks and measured her scrapes and bruises. The night before, Marion Zerfoss had gotten drunk at a party at her house on Dunn Street. She was throwing up, and her roommates were worried she might choke on her vomit. They asked a neighbor, Aaron Farrer, to take care of her. Both Zerfoss and Farrer were 20. She was a junior. He was sophomore. She was studying management in School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He was an IU Police Department cadet. Her roommates thought he’d be responsible. Zerfoss blacked out during the encounter, she said later, but she remembered fragments. She described how Farrer had come into her bedroom and hoisted her on top of him, and how he asked if she was on birth control. How she ran to the bathroom to vomit afterward and screamed at him to leave. In the many times Zerfoss retold her version of the night, she stressed that she had not wanted to have sex. Each time he told his version, Farrer insisted she had. The only reason they had ended up in bed together, he said, was because she talked him into it. Days later, after Zerfoss reported the incident to the Bloomington Police Department, an officer showed up at Farrer’s house asking questions. “Mr. Farrer did not seem to understand fully what consent was in our interview,” the officer reported later. “He also did not seem to fully understand the definition of rape.” The officer asked Farrer if he thought he’d done anything wrong. Farrer said he didn’t want to answer. Then he was led away in handcuffs. * * * Consent is such a crucial and confounding question that Indiana University makes sure students learn about it before they take their first class. During New Student Orientation, IU freshmen are required to watch a musical that ends with a catchy song detailing the University’s consent policy. The lyrics make it sound simple. “Consent is unmistakable,” the performers sing, while they clap and mock-kiss. “It’s often verbal. It can’t be

given by someone who is intoxicated.” The bouncy melody imprints the definition so firmly in students’ brains that many can quote it until the day they graduate. But that doesn’t mean they apply it in the heat of the moment. As students stumbled down 10th Street one Saturday night in September, the Indiana Daily Student asked them how they defined consent. One large group of students was headed toward an off-campus party. They took a moment to think about their answers, the girls whispering to each other and giggling while some of the boys fiddled with their baseball caps. They spat out variations of lines from the consent song. “It’s a verbal yes.” “It’s freely given.” “It can’t be given by someone who is drunk.” Students had a tougher time defining consent for encounters where both parties had been drinking. One student stood thinking and ran his hand through his hair. Behind him, drunk girls in tank tops tried to do pushups while waiting for the night bus. “Consent is not necessarily a verbal expression of saying yes,” he said, “but a general openness to the act itself.” * * * On Oct. 3, 2015, Marion Zerfoss told a detective what little she remembered from the night in question. Her friends had helped her fill in some of the gaps in her memory, she said. Other parts had stuck with her. But in the blank spots, she admitted, anything could have happened. Court documents detail what Zerfoss told the detective. Ten days earlier, she said, she’d had eight to 10 shots of Fireball whiskey in less than an hour. She was celebrating her roommate’s 21st birthday. Her friends would later testify that Zerfoss couldn’t walk on her own. She’d vomited four or five times. She couldn’t hold a glass of water. Farrer had only had a few drinks. He’d offered to stay and watch over Zerfoss, but her roommates said no at first. After they had changed Zerfoss out of her clothes and put her to bed, leaving her with water and crackers, they reconsidered and called Farrer back. He returned with a textbook and his dog in tow. The two had only met a handful of times — Farrer borrowed their lawnmower occasionally. He’d come over to hang out after a recent football game.

Top The house where Marion Zerfoss used to live, one year after the incident. Zerfoss alleges that she was raped by Aaron Farrer while she was supposed to be in his care. Farrer says she consented by coming on to him. Above Four women walk down 10th Street on a Saturday night in September. Weekend nightlife at IU entails parties on and off-campus.

Once, they had kissed goodbye — a peck on the lips, nothing more. She had never spent time alone with him and usually ignored his messages. She didn’t find him attractive, she told police, and she never intended to hook up with him. Her description of the encounter was detailed. She told the detective there were cracker crumbs in her bed and that Farrer’s dog had knocked her hamster’s food all over the floor. The sex was quick, she said — at most, it took five minutes. Then he redressed her, putting her underwear back on inside out. “Did we just have sex?” Zerfoss asked once it was over. “Yes,” she remembered Farrer saying. “And next time, I’ll bring my handcuffs.” Afterward, she said, she sat up trembling, alone in her room while she waited for her roommates to get home. When the roommates spoke with Farrer later, both women told him that he’d abused their trust and taken advantage of Zerfoss. One advised him to text an apology in the morning. At 7 a.m. the next day, Zerfoss got the text. She still has it saved on her phone. “I totally fucked up,” Farrer wrote. “I knew it was wrong and I did it anyways. Please don’t hold yourself accountable for anything that happened after you started drinking last night.” That morning, Zerfoss went to the IU Health Center and allowed the staff to perform the rape exam. Nine days later, she filed her report with the police. When Farrer found out he might face criminal charges, he sought help from Mary Higdon, a Bloomington defense attorney. Farrer wanted to approach the police with his side of the story, so Higdon helped him compile a detailed timeline

EDITOR’S NOTE This story is based on three months of reporting. Reporters Taylor Telford, Michael Williams and Izzy Osmundsen sifted through court documents and interviewed Marion Zerfoss. They spoke with prosecutors and consent experts and read half a dozen studies on the issue of consent. Typically, Indiana Daily Student reporters cannot access records from the Office of Student Ethics. But the reporters working on this story accompanied Zerfoss to the office, where Zerfoss allowed them to listen to the audio from the disciplinary hearing and review documents from the case file.

of his every interaction with Zerfoss. In the written statement he delivered to BPD, Farrer said Zerfoss beckoned him into her bedroom, where she was lying in bed, dressed only in a T-shirt and a red thong. Then, Farrer said she’d asked him over and over, “Do you want to fuck me?” Farrer said he resisted, questioning his own judgment since he had also been drinking. But after Zerfoss continued her advances, Farrer decided to have sex with her. One of the few details they agree on is that afterward, Zerfoss asked if they’d had sex. “Yes,” Farrer said. “Is that OK?” “Yes,” he recalled her telling him. “And we can do it again.” * * * IU’s policy defines consent as “agreement or permission expressed through SEE CONSENT, PAGE 6

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Former administrator pleads guilty to child porn possession From IDS Reports

A former administrator in the IU Office of Student Ethics has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography after a 2015 investigation found images of adults and toddlers engaged in sexual activity on his IU office computer. Jon Riveire was charged with six felonies in 2015 re-

lated to the possession of at least 30 pornographic images, according to online records and a 2015 article in the Indiana Daily Student. He pleaded guilty to only one charge of possession of child pornography, and the presiding judge will decide whether to accept the plea deal in Riveire’s sentencing hearing Jan. 30. Riveire was fired from IU

after the Bloomington Police Department filed charges against him, according to the IDS article. BPD received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that possible child pornography was uploaded to a Gmail account. BPD then traced the IP address and found Riveire in his office on 801 N. Jordan St., according to the IDS arti-

cle. He was taken into custody, and police then seized his cell phone and iPad as well. In his job for the Office of Student Ethics, Riveire heard cases of student misconduct in residence halls, according to the IDS article. He began work for IU in 2007 and with the Office of Student Ethics in 2011. Nyssa Kruse


Graduate student Angelica Smith speaks to BlackIUnity participants Wednesday at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Smith and other students discussed education and the importance of building a sense of community among minorities.

BlackIUnity walks through campus, urges awarness By Lydia Gerike | @lydi_yeah


Members of the Undocumented Hoosiers Alliance were present at the Board of Trustees meeting in Alumi Hall on Wednesday evening to silently protest for IU to become a sanctuary campus.

Students voice demands at meeting By Bailey Cline | @baicline

Students Against State Violence interrupted a Board of Trustees meeting Wednesday to voice their demands regarding the police, sexual assault, social justice and IU as a sanctuary campus. The SASV walked in during Provost Lauren Robel’s IU-Bloomington campus report and interrupted her to begin the statement. “Dissolve the IUPD and the IU Police Academy, and redirect their funding toward educational resources for underrepresented minority students and faculty and students from low-income backgrounds,” junior Keenan Rhodes read from the statement. Other SASV members voiced different parts of the statement. They said students should be required to undergo an investigation or face immediate suspension if accused of sexual assault.

The general education, the group said, should be restructured to “ensure an ongoing education in social justice for students, staff and faculty.” Finally, the group said all IU campuses should become sanctuaries for undocumented people. Following SASV’s statement, the board asked for a copy of its demands. One of the group members unfolded her paper and handed it to one of the trustees. SASV walked out of the room after the statement had been made, and the trustees continued their meeting. The Board of Trustees met for the first of two days of meetings. Trustees approved new degrees at other IU campuses and listened to various reports from faculty as well as students. Robel gave a report on the Bloomington campus. She talked about the Class of 2020 and the recent actions in response to the bicentennial.

Robel shared developments and highlights in IU-Bloomington’s strategic plan. She said IU’s residential community is vibrant, and the students are diverse, global and academically prepared. Robel talked about how the study abroad program has increased. Thirty percent of students now study abroad, Robel said. One hundred twenty-three low-income, first-generation and/ or underrepresented minority students were sent to study abroad this year. “Most of these students haven’t been overseas,” Robel said. “Most haven’t even been on a plane.” Sara Zaheer, IU Student Association president, and Adam Reneker, Graduate and Professional Student Government president, talked about student mental health issues. Zaheer talked about how the counseling services are free for the first two sessions, but they are often booked

and appointments are set back weeks. IU Health Center funds have only gone up by 20 cents since 2011. Because the population and need for counseling have both increased, Zaheer and Reneker asked that the project receive more attention. “The student health fee is an issue. It hasn’t gone up in a while,” Robel said. “We have been putting money into this, although it may not show up.” In other business, trustees approved of the Merger of Kinsey Institute, an action introduced during the Executive Session of the meeting. According to the agreement and plan of the merger, the Kinsey Institute and IU will be merged into a single entity. Trustees will meet again Thursday morning to discuss finance and approve projects. The board will also be discussing topics surrounding IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Alliance walk in on Board of Trustees By Sarah Verschoor | @SarahVerschoor

IU Student Association President Sara Zaheer was presenting on mental health issues on campus to the IU Board of Trustees on Wednesday afternoon when 11 people walked in carrying posters. One said “WWHBWD What Would Herman B Wells Do.” Another said “#SanctuaryCampus”. They formed a line at the back of Alumni Hall and held up their signs. These people were members of the UndocuHoosier Alliance. They were there in a silent rally to advocate undocumented students and for their

call to make IU a sanctuary campus, a campus that would protect undocumented students. The group stood quietly in the back of the trustee’s meeting for an hour as presenters spoke about food insecurity, and the board honored Morgan Mohr, who was recently named a Rhodes Scholar. Just as the meeting was about to conclude, IU President Michael McRobbie addressed the UndocuHoosiers. “We appreciate the way that you have conducted yourself and we are very sympathetic to the issues which you are concerned,” McRobbie said. The alliance’s leader, Willy Palomo, encouraged the

members to speak with the administrators gathered for the meeting during the break and after it ended. “We are here today to make people aware, get something done about it and further get the news out,” UndocuHoosier member and IU freshman Olivia Rusk said. Rusk said she was glad McRobbie acknowledge the group at the end of the meeting and that the alliance was able to get the board’s attention. Another alliance member, Noelle Ibrahim, said she appreciated that the group was recognized. “I am very grateful he did acknowledge us,” she said. “Spreading awareness was

our aim.” After the meeting ended, members of the alliance continued to hold their posters and speak with the many people from IU gathered. Graduate student Katie Linds was the individual holding the “What Would Herman B Wells Do” poster. She said she was inspired to make it as she climbed up the steps to the Herman B Wells library. She remembered all the times she had been told about Herman B Wells and his calls for inclusion, like when he worked for desegregation and LGBT issues. “I believe he would be open to a sanctuary campus,” Lind said.

A crowd of about 50 black students walked down Seventh Street on Wednesday afternoon in two silent, straight lines. The BlackIUnity march took students from the Sample Gates to the NealMarshall Black Culture Center where they then stood outside and listened to students speak about the importance of empowerment among the black community. “With this new president-elect that we have, we can’t afford to not have community,” graduate student Angelica Smith said to the crowd. Smith focused her speech around the four words she said she likes to live by: unity, education, compassion and community. “Unity is not just something that we put on a shirt. It’s a lifestyle,” Smith said. “When I see you walking down the street, I don’t care if I’ve never seen you before ever in life. You share the same melanin with me, I’m going to smile at you regardless.” Education about the black community in regular education is limited to the basics of slavery, Barack Obama’s presidency and Martin Luther King Jr. This can make it hard to help others understand the history of minority discrimination in the country. “They don’t feel like that exists in America, and I’m just here to tell you that’s not true,” Smith said. Last year, the event took place on a Saturday, but the group thought a weekday would allow more students to see the march as they were walking to class, Smith said. Although class times and other priorities potentially prevented other students from participating in the march, Smith said those who walked should not be angry at those who weren’t there. She said talking with them about where their priorities lie could be more beneficial than just blaming them for not attending. “It’s not your position to tell them, ‘You’re not black enough,’ or, ‘You’re not woman enough,’ because that’s not education,” Smith said. “It’s your job to spread

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Basketball fans wait in line for over 24 hours By Christina Winfrey | @tinawinfrey33

At 1 p.m., the general admission line for the IU vs. North Carolina men’s basketball game stretched down the sidewalk from Assembly Hall’s doors to Fee Lane. Freshmen Carl Heldt and Blake Weltmann and sophomores Michael Delissio and Jason Morrin were at the front of the line. The group claimed their spot outside Assembly Hall at

9 p.m. Monday night in anticipation for Wednesday’s game. “It’s the number three team in the country coming through,” Delissio said. Heldt said there was one more group that lined up Monday. Some students arrived Tuesday, but Heldt said the majority of students arrived early Wednesday morning. They spent the night in their tent Monday, but Tuesday, they were told to take down the tent and go home

for the night. Their spots would be saved for them. The group arrived at 4 a.m. Wednesday to reclaim their spot in line and wait the final 17 hours until the game. “It’s been a little chilly, but it’s fun,” Weltmann said. Everyone in the group took breaks to go to class while the others stayed in line to keep their spot. They brought their backpacks with them to do their homework while waiting in the line. “I brought my backpack

but no food and no water,” Heldt said. Morrin said the group had ordered Pizza X cheesy bread and rotated taking breaks to get food. Further back in the line, other groups had brought grills to make their meals. Others brought small tents, fold up chairs or air mattresses to sleep in. “It’s going to be crazy,” Weltmann said. “Everyone is a little tired right now, but when game time gets closer it’s going to get really exciting.”

the information they clearly don’t have.” In addition, students must also remember they don’t know everything, even if they think they do, Smith said. Listening to others with different upbringings, lifestyles and opinions can help more people understand each other. For Smith, if black students do not come together, they are ignoring the struggles of their African-born ancestors who formed a community in order to survive their enslavement. “In this society, we were never meant to get this far,” Smith said. “They brought us over here as human cattle, and that was where our relevance in America was going to end.” Another student, ChareA Smith, said even issues affecting other minorities, like the Dakota Access Pipeline protesters fighting in Standing Rock, North Dakota , can come back to the issues black citizens face. Just like the Native Americans fighting against the pipeline, the people of Flint, Michigan are afraid for their water after months without relief . She emphasized that the crowd needs to remain aware of everything happening around them and not become too fixed on their own lives. “It’s very important to be aware of everything that’s going on,” Smith said. “You can’t wait until something affects you personally, or your friend personally, or someone in your family before you become aware of a situation and want to make a change.” Sophomore Charnita Johnson said she came to the march with the hopes of starting to become more involved in the black community. As Groups Scholar, Johnson has other minority connections, but the BlackIUnity march is the first activism event she has joined. “I want to be able to say I did something in college with my community and not just stood away and didn’t get involved,” Johnson said. When the students reached the clock tower, they took photos of the smiling group before raising their fists into the air as a show of empowerment. “Black lives matter!” one student yelled out to her fellow marchers before the camera clicked.

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Libertarian Party looks toward next election By Melanie Metzman @melanie_metzman


The Libertarian Party of Indiana Delegation traveled to the 2016 Libertarian Party National Convention on May 29 in Orlando, Florida. The party is preparing for the 2018 elections.

what Americans are doing with their personal lives. “It isn’t necessary, and I wish they’d knock it off,” Fette said. “I think there are a lot of people out there that are looking for something outside of what the two parties have to offer.” Fette said the Monroe County Libertarian Party is “low-key” because it faces two primary struggles. First is overcoming the two party system, and second is finding strong Libertarian candidates to run for office. It is unlikely the Libertar-

ians would win in a threeway race because so many people vote straight ticket. The state Libertarian Party will look for races in which either one of the major parties has given up hope of winning, said IU senior Brandon Lavy, youth outreach director for the Bell campaign. “This presents a real opportunity for Libertarians’ candidates,” Lavy said on Libertarians running in 2018 or 2020. Most of the members of the local party are also small


Taking tweets with a grain of salt While much of social media is discussing Donald Trump’s deal with Carrier to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana, I’m still brooding over some of the president-elect’s tweets. Trump has become known for his tweeting, which started out as, er, entertaining. Now that he’s been elected, it’s important that we distinguish between generally harmless rants and truly worrisome ideas for a president. Here are a few I found particularly concerning. First is anything with the phrase “the failing @nytimes,” and his claim that the newspaper covers him “inaccurately and with a nasty tone.” Anyone in the journalism world — and most in the normal world — knows the New York Times is an incredible news outlet in which many writers aspire to get published one day. The Times employs talented, driven journalists who have worked extremely hard in their careers. Its investigative reporters perform watchdog journalism, which is perhaps why Trump is so determined to see it fail. His distaste for the media is present in real life as well — he has already ditched his press corps multiple times. Without the press, we wouldn’t know anything going on in government, good or bad, so to see a presidentelect attempt to invalidate journalists is worrying. Second is Trump’s rant about the possibility of a recount. On Nov. 26, he tweeted: “The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the defeated & demoralized (Democrats),” and then, “The Democrats, when they incorrectly thought they were going to win, asked that the election night tabulation be accepted. Not so anymore!” It’s not the rage at the recount that is upsetting. It’s his use of the word “Democrats,” which I imagine him

business owners working long hours and putting most of their energy into their business, so they do not have time to actively participate with the party or run for office, Fette said. She added, Rex Bell, owner of Bell Contracting, proved it could be done, but he had a large team of people working alongside him, which allowed him to balance owning a business while running for office. However, most regular people do not have this kind of staff or funding. Also,

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United States President-elect Donald Trump comes out to welcome a guest at the clubhouse of Trump International Golf Club on Nov. 20. IDS columnist Cassie Heeke is worried about Trump’s tweets.

saying out loud in a taunting, singsong tone. Trump promised after the election that he would get to work on uniting America. Because he’s already been chosen, I don’t understand his decision to use divisive speech and intensifying the animosity between Democrats and Republicans. Finally, there’s this tweet from Tuesday: “Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” In fact, the Supreme Court ruled on this issue in 1989 and established flag burning as a form of free speech, making punishment via either of these methods 100 percent illegal. While this bizarre attack on free expression may seem virtually harmless, it’s just part of the dangerous ideology Trump is attempting to spread — and, sadly, succeeding. Perhaps the worst part about this particular tweet is the response it received: 200,000 favorites

Cassie Heeke is a senior in journalism.

and 71,000 retweets. I would venture to say that most of those who adopt any stance taken by Trump did not have a fiery passion to imprison or deny citizenship to flag burners and may have even been perfectly content with our current laws on free speech. Trump is not dangerous if we don’t allow him to be. But the ease with which some have internalized his ideas and, sometimes, smothered their own beliefs in the process is what makes a Trump presidency truly frightening. The American people need to be skeptical of every single person seeking power, even the candidates they like and support. No one person is the end-all, beall solution to the nation’s problems. Take Trump’s words — and his tweets — with a grain of salt. @cnheeke

finding someone with the passion to run is a struggle for the local party. In order to win in 2018 or 2020, the Libertarian Party is going to need the right kind of candidate — someone with time, passion and name recognition, Fette said. The candidate would also likely need to campaign full time, so they would not be able to work a job, so some kind of sustainable income coming in would be beneficial, she said. Many potential candidates are turned off from

running because they are regular people who do not want to be in the spotlight, she said. “It turns your life into a fishbowl,” Fette said. The only way for the Libertarian Party to continue to grow is if they start winning elections so they can prove to the people that they can govern, Fette said. “It’s going to be really hard until we win,” Fette said. “Until they can see what we can bring to the table, it’s going to be really tough.”

Drug abuse treatment funding to be approved Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli urged Congress to address $1.1 billion dollars of opioid and heroin abuse treatment funding President Barack Obama requested earlier this year. “Only one in nine people who need treatment are able to get it,” Botticelli said in conference call Wednesday. The lack of treatment, he said, can be due to a number of factors, such as a lack of brick-and-mortar treatment centers in some parts of the country. The funding could expand available treatment centers as well as create new ones, depending on how the individual states receiving the funding used it. According to a survey done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1.9 million Americans in 2014 had a substance abuse disorder involving prescription painkillers. Five hundred and eighty-six thousand in-


The Indiana Libertarian Party is already looking to build momentum for the 2018 elections. Because there are no elections in 2017 in Indiana, the party will have an off-season to reorganize, said Rodney Benker, vice chair of the Libertarian Party of Indiana. “This gives us the opportunity to do some major retooling and work on national outreach,” Benker said. Though the Indiana Libertarian Party did not win any major statewide races, there is hope for the future, said Margaret Fette, secretary for the Monroe County Libertarian Party and outreach director for the Indiana Libertarian Party. Libertarian presidential candidate Gov. Gary Johnson-R NM received 4.9 percent of the vote in Indiana, or about 130,000 votes. This is about an 80,000 vote increase from 2012, the first year Johnson ran for president. “Everyone who supported him should feel really proud of this,” Fette said. The governor’s race was more contentious than the Libertarian Party had expected, Fette said. Governor-elect Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb-R won with 52.93 percent of the vote, or about 957,000 votes. Libertarian gubernatorial candidate Rex Bell obtained 1.34 percent of the vote, or about 25,000 votes. Despite not winning a major election, the Libertarian Party continues to appeal to many Americans because of their focus on the individual, Benker said. Fette said Democrats want to tax everyone. She added, the Republicans “aren’t too bad,” but they want to make religion a part of government and control

dividuals had an abuse disorder involving heroin. “The general consensus at the federal and local level is that substance abuse is not a moral failing,” Botticelli said. “Our biggest need is to make sure states and locals have adequate capacity to treat people.” What treatment or prevention methods are used depends on the needs of areas suffering. To get the funding necessary to treat or prevent substance abuse, states will have to propose to the federal government how each will use the money. Botticelli said state governors play a large role in determining how the funding should be used in their state. “Governors and states play a key role either by supporting legislation or ensuring that people have adequate coverage,” Botticelli said. In March 2015, Gov. Mike Pence declared that a public health disaster existed in Scott County after 26 cases of HIV were reported by Feb. 25. Most of the people affected contracted HIV through needle usage. A study from

the New England Journal of Medicine published earlier this year suggested that if Indiana had been more focused on prevention methods and increasing access to treatment prior to the outbreak, the impact of such situations could be abated. “I think we’ve all acknowledged and understood that governors play a pivotal role in addressing this situation,” Botticelli said. Although Botticelli noted there is a “huge amount of people who have already become addicted,” he said the administration had noticed a positive trend. Overdose deaths, he said, were down, as well as the number of opioid prescriptions being prescribed. “On the prevention side, we’re beginning to make some progress,” Botticelli said. Still, he said more action — and thereby more funding — remains necessary to move the country from crisis to recovery. “We hope Congress sends this bill to the President’s desk for his signature,” Botticelli said.


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Injustice for tribes continues

Students, all hope is not lost

ANNA GROOVER is a freshman in English.

MIRANDA GARBACIAK is a junior in English.

As the semester is coming to a close, some students are panicking. Memes are circling around the internet about bringing grades from a D+ to an A-. Everyone and their mother is having a mental breakdown. If anyone is wondering, it may be possible. However, the issue many students are facing is they aren’t aware catching up is an option. A lot of students believe that if they’re behind, that’s it. Game over. There is such a stigma surrounding what happens if you turn an assignment in late or not at all. I know I have definitely felt this way, so I can account for it. Professors and teacher assistants are generally very understanding about issues concerning mental health, physical health and even genuine misunderstandings. The best way to find out if your professor falls under this category is to talk to them. Email them, go to their office hours, stop them after class — do whatever you can to get across that you are in need of their help or even an extension. Most professors I’ve had make an announcement at the beginning of each semester telling students that if anything comes up that prevents them from performing as well as they can, to let them know immediately. This includes any type of mental illness. Yes, including anxiety. Professors want you to succeed in their classes, as much as they may make you think they are hell-bent on making this the worst semester of your life. Sure, it may seem daunting if you are in a class with two hundred other students. This is where TAs come in handy. Many zeros in the gradebook can at least be brought up to a fifty percent, and surprisingly, that can do wonders for your grade. Another great resource for students that many aren’t aware of is the Student Advocates Office. They help students with all types of issues and work with the University on the student’s behalf. If you’re having an issue with a professor, or other students (whether it be social, sexual assault or a misunderstanding), student advocates can provide you with help. Maybe you have had to miss a bunch of classes because you’re going through something. That’s okay. Student advocates along with Counseling and Psychological Services can work with you to help your professors understand what you’re going through. So, instead of wallowing in the self-disgust you have from not turning in six finite assignments, or crying yourself to sleep after failing your fourth quiz in a foreign language class, talk to your professor. Talk to CAPS. Talk to student advocates. You can take charge of your schoolwork. If you manage to pull off passing all of your classes exceptionally or even averagely, you will feel so much better knowing you tried. But above all, your mental health and physical health are the most important things you need to take care of. Don’t let finals season bog you down so badly that you can no longer function in a healthy manner. Sleep well. Eat well. And take a shower. @uma_merman


DON’T BLAME SANTA The spirit of Christmas isn’t mentally damaging Parents tell many little lies to their children while they’re growing up. From the Tooth Fairy to the Easter Bunny, parents band together to keep kids believing in the fantastic until they get too old. Even though these lies seem mostly fun and harmless, is it really constructive for parents to deceive their children like this? The most exciting mythical story for children is almost universally that of Santa Claus. We understand not everyone who attends IU celebrates Christmas, but for many of us, Santa was a larger-than-life character who brought us loot every Dec. 25. Psychologists Christopher Boyle and Kathy McKay recently published a paper suggesting that children’s moral

compasses could be permanently damaged by the Santa lie. They say relationships between parents and their children that are already shaky can be absolutely destroyed when kids find out that Old Saint Nick doesn’t actually sneak down our chimneys. Give us a break. We can see why it may be difficult to tell the truth about Santa if a parent doesn’t already have a strong relationship with their child. This can possibly lead to deeper issues of mistrust and resentment. By and large, however, finding out that Santa was secretly our parents all along is a pivotal part of growing up. Many of us on Editorial Board can remember the exact moment when we found out Santa was a tall tale, but we don’t look back on the

memory with bitterness. Boyle stated that some parents merely use Santa as a “form of control” before the holiday season. Sure, using a lie to keep your kids in line may not be the best course of action, but it’s important to instill a sense of consequences in children. There is no replacement for strong parenting, but it’s better to tell your brats they’re getting coal in their stocking than giving them a spanking for acting out. It’s clearly unethical to lie to children in damaging ways. We shouldn’t tell them to discount what they learn in school or that violence is the way to solve most of our problems. We shouldn’t tell them under any circumstances that it’s ever okay to wear cargo shorts. These are all

traumatizing lies. People like Boyle and McKay, however, are just trying to strip away a fun and often integral part of growing up. Children who are psychologically scarred from finding out Santa Claus’ true identity likely had a terrible relationship with their parents to begin with. Ruining the wide-eyed wonder of Christmas for the rest of the world is an absurd answer. Finding out our parents were the ones putting presents under the tree was a growing experience for many of us on the Editorial Board. Of course it was tough to swallow, but it ultimately gave us a deeper appreciation for the holiday season and for our loving families. Don’t try to abolish it for being a fun fantasy.


Ideas behind climate change require no debate One thing you learn as a science major is how few things in science are almost completely agreed upon across the board. Almost everything in science is constantly in flux, and for an academic, that is great because it allows so many intelligent people to have real debates about ribosomal structures, protein structure and chemical mechanisms. Which is why, when the majority of scientists agree on something, it is so essential to pay attention because it doesn’t happen very often. That’s why I think paying attention to the concerns relating to climate change is so important. Humans’ role in causing it is supported by over 90 percent of scientists. This

number is astronomical for scientists. The president-elect’s selection of a climatechange denier for his EPA transition team and his comments on the Paris Agreement is a cause for worry. Climate change is a fact. The world is getting warmer. Since the 1980s, the average temperature of the world has grown rapidly. Leading scientists since the 1960s have all attributed this to humanmade carbon emissions. It seems like the scientific community has made up its mind: global warming is real, it is caused by us and it is a pressing danger. Yet, we continue to ignore these studies because the regulations are hurting the very industries that caused

the problem. It’s just us that don’t want to see the truth. I understand climate change isn’t sexy. Hardly anyone is likely to become famous for supporting it . I also understand that it will hurt jobs in mining and manufacturing. But there really aren’t two sides to this story. As much as we would like it to not be the case, the majority of these scientists will receive more grant money to pursue their sciences if they are proven correct. Some may get a bonus from their university or their research institute or a fellowship or prize that will provide them with a lot of money. But the majority won’t. Yet, we seem to think people involved with the

NEETA PATWARI is a junior in biology and Spanish.

mining industry don’t have their own biases. Why are we reporting these views points as equivalent of peer-reviewed science and not as the crock that they are? Not everyone in the world is a climate scientist, but doesn’t that mean that we should be listening to people who are? Maybe instead of arguing about Mr. Presidentelect’s tweets or his eating habits or where he decides to live in the future, we should focus on something that will affect us all, whether we deny it or not.

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Last week, while most IU students spent their break reconnecting with family and old friends, Dakota Access Pipeline protesters in North Dakota were sprayed with water cannons despite freezing temperatures, shot with rubber bullets and sprayed with tear gas. If you aren’t already aware of the situation in North Dakota, here’s a rundown: Dakota Access is a company constructing a 1,200-mile oil pipeline that will run from North Dakota to Illinois. This past July, the Army Corps of Engineers gave Dakota Access the green light for constructing the pipeline through water crossings the project proposed to cross. This includes the Missouri River crossing, which lies just north of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe began protesting the pipeline because if it were to leak, it would pollute the tribe’s main water source. Additionally, the land on which construction would take place is considered sacred by the tribe and was taken from the tribe in 1958. Sections of the National Historical Preservation Act specifically stipulate that before construction on such a project can begin, it is the responsibility of federal agencies to “consult with Indian tribes when they attach religious and cultural significance to a historic property regardless of the location of that property.” The tribe sued the Army Corps of Engineers because of this breach, but a federal judge ruled that the Army Corps had properly consulted with them, despite the tribe disputing otherwise. Since then, several halts on construction have been mandated and removed, but as of Tuesday afternoon, law enforcement officials will begin to prevent all people and supplies from reaching the protest camp and construction is slated to continue as originally planned. I distinctly remember celebrating Thanksgiving with my elementary school classmates. Half of the class would dress up as Pilgrims, and the other half as Native Americans. Then, we’d all come together for a feast reminiscent of the one we were told took place in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Of course, this is a narrative perpetuated through countless retellings, and it’s one fitted with a rose-colored lens. Historians dispute what qualifies as the “first Thanksgiving,” but they do agree that soon after colonists arrived, the mass genocide of millions of Native Americans commenced. That was a detail never mentioned during my elementary school Thanksgiving feasts. It’s no wonder we still have gross violations of the rights of Native Americans today when our children are indoctrinated with a false history about the very nature of this country. Some might argue that to do otherwise would be unpatriotic. I argue it is patriotic to acknowledge our country’s dark and bloody past, because in doing so, we are taking the first step in moving past it. Taking the first step in fulfilling the ideal set forth but left unfulfilled by our founders that all men are created equal. With this knowledge in consideration, we can perhaps see the cruel, bitter irony set forth by these two paradoxical events that took place last week. In this light, it seems silly to have celebrated a union of two different communities when one is still persecuting and mistreating the other.

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IU defense crucial in big win

COLUMN: The dunk that wasn’t just a dunk

By Zain Pyarali | @ZainPyarali

The Hoosiers set the tone defensively in the first half Wednesday night in their win over No. 3 North Carolina. The Tar Heels entered Wednesday night’s matchup against No. 13 IU averaging nearly 93 points per game. Against the Hoosiers, they managed just 67. The defense suffocated the Heels’ offense from the start of the game, and the Hoosiers never looked back in the 76-67 victory. Even when the 17-point first half lead dwindled to just four in the late stages of the game, the defense picked itself back up. Junior guard Robert Johnson set the tempo for IU defensively as he and the rest of the Hoosier backcourt were tabbed with guarding standout UNC junior guard Joel Berry II. Berry came into the matchup averaging over 17 points per game and had been blowing by offenses on his way to the way to the rim all year long. Johnson and the Hoosiers limited Berry to just eight points on 3-of13 shooting. Johnson recorded three steals in the first half to keep UNC on its heels defensively, pressuring Berry, guard Nate Britt and forward Justin Jackson early around the perimeter. North Carolina only turned the ball over 12 times all night, but that’s not where the Hoosiers found their success. The Hoosiers continuously moved their feet on defense to keep opposing players in front of them, getting a hand in nearly every shot opportunity UNC put up. The Tar Heels shot just 16 percent from the field in the first seven minutes. UNC is a team that likes to go up and down the floor quickly and flourishes in the open court after forcing a turnover. The Hoosier offense was stable enough, even though they recorded 16 turnovers. Luckily, the Tar Heels were only able to grab 16 points off Hoosier mistakes. IU Coach Tom Crean said transition defense was going to be key if the Hoosiers were to stop the Heels, and UNC found itself with just two fast break points by game’s end. Crean also touched on rebounding, as the two squads came into Wednesday night as two of the top rebounding teams in the country. North Carolina has hit the weak-side board well all season, and it was imperative for IU to get bodies on them. The night finished with each team tied at 37 in the rebounding department.

OG Anunoby probably knows the feeling of dunking well. He can dunk whenever he wants. He can dunk on Tuesdays, Christmas, Leif Erikson Day. If the sophomore forward wants to Anunoby jump a few feet and place the basketball in the cylinder, he has the capability to do so. On Wednesday against North Carolina, Anunoby went up to catch the ball on a lob from junior guard Josh Newkirk. Watching the way he leapt and then floated can only be described as a religious experience. With his right palm, he stopped the ball in mid-air. Then he viciously threw it through the rim. You could call it a dunk, but that doesn’t seem to do it justice. Call it a dunk the same way you call Christian Watford’s buzzer-beater against Kentucky just a shot. As Anunoby started to soar, it didn’t seem possible he could come down with it. He shouldn’t have been able to catch that. Human beings can’t do that. Anunoby played two minutes in the second half of the IU-Fort Wayne game. The Hoosiers lost that game. Against North Carolina, Anunoby was everywhere: in position consistently on defense, moving the ball on offense and making clutch




Freshman center Thomas Bryant jumps for the ball during the tip off of Wednesday night’s game at Assembly Hall. IU won 76-67.

All night long the Hoosiers out-hustled the Heels, and the crowd was a large factor in what was the 21st straight home win for IU.

Hoosier bodies were flying all over the hardwood and fighting for loose balls on numerous occasions. Strong defense turned

into positive offense for the Hoosiers, and they were able to find success at home against the team that ended their year last season.

one point in the half. Like it has all season, defense fed into IU’s offense, and the Hoosier defense was firing on all cylinders in the first half. IU held North Carolina without a field goal for nearly a seven-minute stretch, and the Tar Heels only shot 35.7 percent from the field in the half. UNC would find its footing late in the first half offensively, but whenever it cut the lead to single digits, IU would respond decisively. After halftime, the visitors began feeding Kennedy Meeks the ball. At first, IU had no answers. Meeks scored six points to begin the half but didn’t score after that burst. IU’s offense started the half listless, but Bryant took things into his own hands, keeping IU’s offense afloat. Bryant showed off his guard-like moves, driving from the three-point line to finish around the rim and also draining a three from the right corner, both plays helping IU reestablish of-

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and-ones when the Tar Heels began to make a run. Nothing else he did matched the energy and jubilation of that dunk. Twitter exploded in the way Twitter does. Even a few press members, including yours truly, had to hold back an involuntary screech. The play will be seen on SportsCenter in the morning and will surely make its rounds across the Hoosier internet, as it should. It was a once-in-a-lifetime play that symbolized the Hoosiers’ rise. Anunoby’s renaissance is similar to former guard Victor Oladipo’s. Seemingly out of nowhere, both players have been a tremendous part of IU’s return to its former glory. He’s still a work in progress. He sometimes drifts in and out of games, gambles a bit too much and can use work driving off the catch. But that dunk showed how high Anunoby and the rest of the Hoosiers can go. It took place in the first half, and there was plenty of basketball left to be played — yet that play will be what lasts. Anunoby didn’t dunk. He created a moment, a moment that fans will share together for as long as Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall stands. And then a few years after that. @gott31 fensive rhythm. Every single time UNC would threaten, IU had an answer. And each time it was a different player for the Hoosiers that stepped up. Whether it was Newkirk or sophomores OG Anunoby and Juwan Morgan, someone was always there to answer the bell. UNC could never seem to really close the gap until a stretch midway through the second half when a 9-1 run put UNC within four with five minutes left to play. However, IU took back control of the game after Blackmon hit his first shot of the second half, and it was all IU from there on out. This was IU’s 21st straight home victory and the players felt the magnitude of the matchup before the game. “You feel it before you even step on the floor for the pregame warm-ups” Bryant said. “You feel the intensity the day before. You just want to go out there and play your best in front of the greatest fans in college basketball.”


IU travels for Big Ten/ACC Challenge By Jake Thomer @jake_the_thomer

IU Coach Teri Moren rewatched the fourth quarter of her team’s collapse at Auburn on Sunday on the plane ride home from the game. When she got back home late that night, she watched it again. Within 48 hours of the IU women’s basketball team walking off the court at Auburn, Moren said she’d examined the final quarter five or six times, including once with her players. Moren said by that point, she pretty much knew how each play in the 10-minute period unfolded. “Coaches tend not to sleep after games like that,” Moren said. “But I wanted the kids to see it too. I wanted them to understand the magnitude of what unraveled and what happened, and I think they learned from it. We’re going to get better because of it.” Despite holding a 17-point lead early in the

fourth, the Hoosiers suffered a four-point loss to the Tigers and fell to 4-2 on the year. IU won’t get a chance to come back home and lick its wounds with an easy game or two, though, as the Hoosiers will head back out on the road to play North Carolina State on Thursday. NC State is 5-2 this season, having most recently lost two of three games at the Paradise Jam in the U.S. Virgin Islands. In Thursday’s game, which is part of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the Wolfpack will return home, where they are undefeated this year. As a veteran team with four senior starters, the Wolfpack present a similar challenge to what IU faced with Auburn. Both Moren and her players said they were looking forward to going right back out on the road to correct the mistakes they made at Auburn. If IU holds a late lead against NC State, don’t expect the Hoosiers to take their foot off the gas. “They’re going to pose some problems for us de-

fensively if we don’t get our rotations fixed and we’re not more sound than we were down the stretch at Auburn,” Moren said. “Our veterans have to look at themselves and see what they can do better when we get in situations like that.” Moren cited NC State’s versatile senior forward Jennifer Mathurin as someone the Hoosiers will have to watch. She can play down low and is second on the team in rebounding, but she can also step out to shoot the three. Mathurin is the team’s leading scorer, with 11.8 points per game. Junior forward Amanda Cahill, IU’s own stretch forward who can score from the inside and outside, said the Hoosiers have been working on effectively combating Mathurin and the Wolfpack’s other three-point shooters. NC State has made the ninthmost threes in the country, and nearly twice as many as IU has. “They have some good bigs, so we’re preparing for it, and hopefully we’ll be ready

IU (4-2) at NC State (5-2) 7 p.m., Tonight, Raleigh, NC to go,” Cahill said. “We’re working a lot on ball screens, being able to help our guards and support them, and then being able to get back, so hopefully that will show in the game.” IU suffered through several blown games in the early part of last season that were similar to Sunday’s loss, and the Hoosiers were better at the end of the year because of it, Moren said. With Thursday’s game against NC State, which tips off at 7 p.m. and airs on ACC Network Extra, IU gets an immediate opportunity to show growth. Moren thinks her team will be up and ready for the challenge. “We have a great game plan,” Moren said. “And I would suspect that just because of the lingering feeling we have right now, that our kids are going to be excited and have a lot of energy and be ready to go.”

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affirmative, voluntary words or actions to engage in a sexual act.” The definition comes with a laundry list of qualifications: that consent can be withdrawn at any point, cannot be coerced or assumed and cannot be given by someone who is intoxicated. Kristen Jozkowski, a consent expert at the University of Arkansas, published a study in 2014 on how consent varies between genders in heterosexual college students in the Midwest. More than 60 percent of students defined consent as an agreement between two people to have sex or someone giving permission. But most male students said they use body language or non-verbal signals when giving or seeking consent. Most women use words to give consent and expect the same in return. If students are struggling to express consent, Jozkowski said, it might be an extension of their struggles to communicate about sex in general. “Students don’t have the language to talk to about sex,” Jozkowski said Each year, IU surveys students about sexual assault. In last year’s survey, 25 percent of undergraduate men and 11 percent of undergraduate women agreed that, “as a general rule, alcohol makes sexual situations easier and more enjoyable” for both genders. The fact that college hookups are often preceded by Dixie cup shots of Peach Taaka or a tower of Keystones has nothing to do with alcohol acting as an aphrodisiac, Jozkowski said. Again and again, students ask Jozkowski the same question. “Are we raping each other when we get drunk and have sex?” * * * Jozkowski’s data, useful as it is, can’t begin to measure the confusion and pain that comes from two 20-year-olds getting consent wrong. When Zerfoss spoke with Bloomington police, she conceded that she may have said some of the provocative things that Farrer attributed to her. She was blacked out, so she had no way of knowing what she did or didn’t do. She told the police it shouldn’t matter. “I was way too drunk, and everyone knows that he was sober,” Zerfoss told the detective. “You can’t have sex with a drunk girl like that.” After posting $2,500 bond, Farrer was released from jail. He was charged with one count of rape and pleaded not guilty. Now he faced the criminal charges in court and disciplinary action from IU’s

Office of Student Ethics. Farrer filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment with the University, saying Zerfoss had touched him inappropriately and made suggestive statements to him while he worked an IUPD shift at a football game. Although his roommate corroborated Farrer’s account, the Office of Student Ethics dismissed his complaint, noting that no other witnesses saw anything unusual in Zerfoss’ behavior. The day before Thanksgiving break 2015, a student ethics panel conducted a hearing to consider Zerfoss’ complaint. “We are here today because Aaron Farrer raped me,” Zerfoss said. “I ask this panel to please hold him accountable for his actions.” Farrer was a mess. He repeated himself and cried. “Marion painted a picture of a man anxiously waiting on the sofa for her friends to leave, at which time he enters her bedroom, rapes her lifeless and blacked-out body and leaves,” Farrer said. “This is a disgusting accusation, and it is completely false.” The student ethics panelists questioned Farrer’s judgment and his interpretations of the night. As a police officer, hadn’t he been trained to recognize alcohol poisoning? Didn’t he understand that someone in danger of choking on their own vomit couldn’t provide reliable consent? Farrer said no to all of these. The panel questioned him extensively on his motives for staying with Zerfoss. Farrer went back and forth. He said he’d stayed just to keep her company, as “a friendly courtesy.” He said he he’d been asked to watch Zerfoss so that “she didn’t throw up and kill herself.” He argued that he was a man of moral standards and that Zerfoss had forced him to break them. She’d come onto him so aggressively, he said, that he felt she had not only consented but also absolved him of responsibility. “A switch flipped in my head and said, ‘There’s no way there’s an issue here,’” Farrer told the panelists. “Because if anything, she has assaulted me.” When asked about the text he had sent to Zerfoss the morning after — in which he said she shouldn’t hold herself accountable for what had happened — Farrer said he had only sent it so she wouldn’t feel embarrassed and because he felt guilty about sleeping with someone he considered a friend. “In reality, it was every bit her fault as mine,” Farrer said. Farrer talked about what that night had cost him. He’d been stripped of his status as an IUPD cadet. He said

Dangling above a bar at the Upstairs Pub is underwear that women have stapled to the ceiling. Bars near campus are common places for IU students to grapple with the definitions of consent.

he felt his good record and reputation had been smeared. He said that, although he had made poor decisions, he had already been punished more than he deserved. “I think it is grossly unfair to compare the ambiguous situation I was put in to actual rape.” When it was her turn to speak again, Zerfoss said she had lost her sense of security. “This is something I will have to carry with me for the rest of my life. This is not something that heals.” In the end, the panel sided with Zerfoss. Farrer was expelled. Mary Higdon, Farrer’s lawyer, was stunned. She has defended several male students in situations like Farrer’s. She’d seen plenty of suspensions, but never an expulsion. “I personally think it had something to do with the fact that he was a cadet,” Higdon said. “They thought he should have known better.” * * * The case wasn’t over yet. Farrer still faced the rape charge in criminal court. What happened next shows the complexity of consent, especially in Indiana. Farrer was kicked out of IU after violating University policy, which says consent cannot be given by someone who may not be able to understand their situation due to intoxication. Zerfoss had shown all the signs of such intoxication, as listed by the policy — stumbling, vomiting, slurred speech. The state has a different standard. Indiana law says that valid consent cannot be given when “the other person is unaware that the

sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct is occurring, or the other person is so mentally disabled or deficient that consent to sexual intercourse or other sexual conduct cannot be given.” Robert Miller, chief deputy prosecutor for Monroe County, said in an interview the standard is stringent. Just being drunk usually isn’t enough to prove a lack of consent. “Case law suggests they must be unconscious,” Miller said. Higdon filed a motion to dismiss the criminal charge in February 2016, arguing that under Indiana law, Zerfoss had clearly given consent. She had initiated the sex, the defense attorney said, and was aware and in control of her actions that night. She answered Farrer’s questions about birth control and spoke lucidly. “To insist that such a person cannot consent to sex is to redefine the concept,” Higdon wrote in her motion. According to IU policy, Zerfoss had not been in any condition to give consent. But according to Indiana law, she had. Prosecutors dropped the charge against Farrer. Zerfoss said she felt betrayed. Sexual assault cases are often difficult to prove in criminal court, especially if alcohol was involved and the victim can’t remember what happened. “It’s not uncommon to have women say they were blacked out, but they might have appeared to be in control to those around them,” Miller explained. “This makes prosecution

Two unfinished cups of alcohol sit on the bar at Upstairs Pub. Crowds of students visit the bars on Kirkwood Avenue most nights, creating a campus drinking culture that most students encounter during their time at IU.

problematic or impossible.” * * * In the two and a half months since the criminal charge was dropped, Farrer has tried to get on with his life. He moved back home and is working with his father. With his lawyer’s help, he’s gotten the arrest and criminal charge expunged from court records. He has been readmitted to ROTC. He hopes to be readmitted to IU. According to Higdon, IUPD is considering allowing him to rejoin its program. Farrer declined to be interviewed for this story. But in a written statement, he said he feels like irrevocable damage has been done to him and his family. “When the accusation was made, I lost everything,” Farrer wrote. “I have been punished emotionally and financially more than I could have ever planned for.” In a few weeks, Zerfoss will graduate from IU. She’s eager to leave. She has moved out of the house where the incident happened and has been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She got a

rescue dog named Cleo to help ease her fears. She still has nightmares where she is trapped back inside that night. The thought of Fireball makes her gag. The fog of consent has left both of them damaged. She believes Farrer got to hurt her and walk away. Farrer believes she ruined his life. Their fractured story is repeated often on this campus and others across the country — between students in bars, at house parties, in dorms and fraternity houses. Last Tuesday night, two young men passed Zerfoss’ old house on Dunn Street, walking toward Memorial Stadium. One was talking about a fight he’d nearly gotten into at a party. He told the other boy he’d been so angry that he’d broken his phone and punched a hole in a wall. “So he’s like, ‘Bro, I only told you because I thought we’d be cool,’” the boy said. “And I was like, ‘How are we cool? You made out with my girlfriend while she was passed out in the back of the car!’” The boy’s friend laughed as they walked off into the night.

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Lin-Manuel Miranda first envisioned his Pulitzer-Prize winning musical “Hamilton” as a concept album. Now he gets to fulfill some of that promise with “The Hamilton Mixtape.” It is a fascinating mixture of different types of songs. There are covers of “Hamilton” songs by everyone from Usher to Regina Spektor. Some of the tracks are demos of songs that were cut from “Hamilton” that will shed new light on Miranda’s creative process. There are also new songs inspired by the musical, including “Wrote My Way Out,” which has Nas contributing the first round of verses. This album is sure to sound as diverse and exceptional as the America that nurtured it.

For the first time in 11 years, the Rolling Stones will finally be gifting us with their much-anticipated 23rd British and 25th American album — record companies are notoriously confusing — “Blue and Lonesome.” The record is strictly an album of covers and will therefore feature no original songs from the band. However, this should not provide a barrier for the band’s creativity. Past cover albums like David Bowie’s “Pin Ups,” John Lennon’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll” and Aerosmith’s “Honkin’ on Bobo” have proved to be endlessly creative and powerful tributes. Howlin’ Wolf, Buddy Johnson, Willie Dixon and Little Walter are just a few of the classic blues artists who will get their own tributes on this new LP. If that’s not bluesy enough for you, Eric Clapton will be contributing on guitar on two tracks.

John Legend is the musical hero we all need right now. His upcoming album “Darkness and Light” is set up to be the lullaby we all want before we shut our eyes and dream of a less distressing time. His first single off the album, “Love Me Now,” shares a message of dedication and a need to enjoy the moments we have with the ones we love. “Penthouse Floor” features Chance The Rapper, which makes it that much more sultry and brilliant. And “I Know Better,” offers three minutes of that earthy, pure voice Legend has serenaded us with for years now. A track on the album titled “Right By You (For Luna)” is sure to melt hearts, as everyone adores Legend’s daughter as well as his spitfire wife Chrissy Teigen.

One look at the album art for the new Childish Gambino — a.k.a. Donald Glover — album, “Awaken, My Love!,” and you can tell that it is going to be an artistic journey for listeners. Reports have said Glover will be straying from his rap roots and sharing with fans an album more focused on singing, with genres from funk to soul to hip hop represented on the track list. If the first single, “Me and Your Mama,” is any indication of the stylistic turn Glover is taking, we can all expect to be impressed by this album. Glover’s piercing vocals in that song are raw and enticing, and the beginning sounds almost ethereal. The second single, “Redbone,” fell a little short in terms of excitement, but still has a groove to it that keeps up the promise that this album will be something special.



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‘Fantastic Beasts’ delivers magic ‘FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM’ Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller

ASomewhere around 15 years ago, my five-year-old self was standing in line with my mother and thenstepfather to see a movie that would forever change my life. Still very new to the whole concept of film, I knew very little about “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” let alone the entire Tolkienesque Wizarding World surrounding the franchise. All I knew was that my mother owned a copy of the first book and that those Gringotts goblins in the trailer seriously freaked me out. Flash forward another five years in third grade. I wasn’t a strong reader at the time, and with a recent move to another city, I decided to make a personal change by picking up reading. So I finally decided to read the first of J.K. Rowling’s books. I was hooked. Not only did Rowling’s prose, developed characters and thoroughly detailed setting inspire me to read more books, but they inspired me to become a writer as well. I’m not the only one who has been affected by Rowling in this way either, and that really shows by just how many teenagers and young adults showed up to see “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” on its


opening night. A prequel to the “Harry Potter” series set in the same universe, “Fantastic Beasts” is about the adventures of Newt Scamander, a magizoologist played by Eddie Redmayne. After accidentally setting loose a multitude of magical creatures in New York City, Scamander must team up with a bystander Muggle, a non-magical human known in the United States as a “NoMag,” and an Auror, a

sort of bounty hunter in the Wizarding World, for the wizarding version of our Congress. While the plot itself is quite simple, the film’s characters and filming are anything but. This film easily competes with “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” as the prettiest in the franchise. While the CGI could sometimes be cartoonish, especially when the original octet had incredible practical effects,

any film that captures New York City as beautifully as this deserves the utmost praise. Unlike about 90 percent of the previous films, Steve Kloves did not write the screenplay for this film. When I heard Rowling herself would write it, I was skeptical because novelwriting and film-writing are as similar as a goblin and a dwarf. Sure, they have very similar sizes and elements, but their anatomies are

entirely distinct. But I can say sincerely that her screenplay is probably one of the best features of this film. Her witty dialogue, layered characters and various connections to the books and expanding Wizarding World at large never made for a dull moment in the over-two-hour runtime. While I do miss seeing Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint together on the silver

screen, there is no doubt “Fantastic Beasts” did for “Potter” fans what “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” did for “Star Wars” fans. Our anticipation is just as eager too for the arrival of the next installment “Fantastic Beasts” has to offer. Until then, mischief managed. Austin Faulds @a_faulds9615

Warren Beatty returns with romantic comedy ‘RULES DON’T APPLY’ Warren Beatty, Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Annette Bening, Matthew Broderick

B+ “Rules Don’t Apply” is a charming and peculiar film. It is notable for being the first movie that Warren Beatty has directed in 18 years. It’s not perfect, but this funny and well-acted

movie is an enjoyable experience. This movie mostly takes place in late 1950s Hollywood. Frank Forbes, a young driver and a devout Methodist, works for reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes. One of Forbes’s assignments is to drive around Marla Mabrey, an aspiring starlet and devout Baptist. They tentatively begin a budding romance as their lives soon become entangled with that of Hughes.

Since he has not made any movies for a long time, I think a refresher on Beatty is needed. He’s an actor who has starred in such classic films as “Bonnie and Clyde” and “McCabe & Mrs. Miller.” He’s also a director and producer with a knack for doing things that others don’t think possible. One of those things was making “Reds,” a 195-minute film that Beatty once described as being “about a communist who dies.” That movie won him an Oscar

for Best Director. In addition to directing “Rules Don’t Apply,” Beatty plays Hughes. He is charismatic and includes some of the tics that Hughes had in real life. His performance is even better when you realize that he hasn’t acted since the 2001 film “Town & Country.” Beatty’s direction is imaginative. There’s a sequence where Forbes and Hughes walk and talk at night that is as well shot as anything I have seen this year. The filmmakers do an

excellent job at conveying the film’s 1950s setting. “Rules Don’t Apply” has an excellent cast. Alden Ehrenreich gives a quiet and endearing performance as Forbes. Lily Collins is fast-talking and sweet as Mabrey. Annette Bening is very funny in a too brief performance as Mabrey’s mother. This movie is never bland. There’s a great running joke about the lengths Hughes’s staff will go to get him banana nut ice cream. With its

characters’ frequent use of slightly awkward declarative sentences and the 1950s setting, “Rules Don’t Apply” sometimes resembles a David Lynch film. “Rules Don’t Apply” has a few imperfections. In particular, the music is sometimes overly melodramatic. But it is ultimately an entertaining experience that is worth seeking out. Jesse Pasternack @jessepasternack

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‘Nutcracker’ returns


The IU ballet company performs a dress rehearsal for “The Nutcracker.” The Jacob’s School of Music production runs December 1st-4th.

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winter wonderland will return to the Musical Arts Center stage Thursday night in IU Ballet’s annual production of Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Ballet. This production marks its 10th year of direction by Professor Michael Vernon. Vernon has been the chair of IU’s Ballet Department since 2006 and has extensive experience working with prominent ballet groups such as the American Ballet Theatre and the Metropolitan Opera Ballet. “This is my third year in Michael’s production,” said junior Danielle Cesanek, “and it gets better every year.” Cesanek will dance the principal role of the Sugar Plum Fairy in Friday’s show. In the past, she said, she had roles in the corps de ballet, or accompanying dance group, and will be a part of the corps in Thursday’s show as well. She said Vernon puts emphasis on the musicality of the production, choreographing steps with precision to match the music. “The story comes to life through his directing,” Cesanek said. Vernon said a difficulty for him, year after year, is trying to find new ways to improve and modify the choreography or “kick it up a notch, as it

were.” He said changes are normally Vernon said. “The coaches have all minor, and this year most of these changed, and they had to relearn the changes pertain to the character ballet themselves.” However, Cesanek said using both of Clara. He said working on the Nutcracker talented ballet and music students is different from other ballets, as it is ensures that the show comes together seasonal and has more of an emphasis well. Vernon said another general diffion visuals than on character development. The story of Clara, the young girl culty directors of university ballet programs have is the to whom the physiconstant change of cal Nutcracker is students as they argifted in the story, “Everything’s really rive and graduate. is one all girls can beautiful when it Ballet students at relate to and be incomes together with IU might stay for as spired by in terms of little as two years, entering the field of the music, and all the while in a profesdance. dancers work really sional ballet comMany of the hard. We’re in rehearsal pany like the ones younger ballerinas all day and night up he has worked with in the production, previously, a princiespecially the corps, until the show.” pal dancer can stay are sourced from IU Danielle Casenek, junior on for as long as Ballet’s pre-college 10 years. program, which “You never have takes in children ages 7 to 18. Vernon said the children the luxury that professional compaare mature and have drive and learn nies have of keeping someone in the from their experience with the older same role,” Vernon said. “It becomes labor intensive.” dancers. Along with the ever-changing seWhile the dress rehearsal on Tuesday progressed as scheduled, Vernon lection of ballerinas for each year’s said the production has not been with- productions, Vernon said the Ballet out speed bumps. The department lost Department is different from other programs at IU because it is comprised multiple personnel in the past year. “My faculty is completely changed,” of students attending for a grade on

technique, not right answers. “The hard thing about dealing with ballet in an academic setting is that we deal so much with emotion,” Vernon said. He said an audience’s impression of a ballet is entirely subjective. Unlike teaching subjects like math or science, ballet is not a matter of facts. “It is something intangible,” Vernon said. “People’s charisma on stage is not about facts or theorems.” Vernon said there are benefits to teaching ballet at a university as opposed to a professional dance company. For one, a student orchestra is always available for practice, so the ballet department does not have to worry about budgeting for musicians. In a traditional ballet and theater company, dancers and musicians are paid to perform. At IU, it is the other way around: the students pay tuition. Cesanek said casting students for the main roles and using student musicians gives the production a special quality. She said the convergence of detailed choreography, music and stage design make the show flow smoothly. “Everything’s really beautiful when it comes together with the music, and all the dancers work really hard,” Cesanek said. “We’re in rehearsal all day and night up until the show.”


Black Friday raises questions about a new shopper mentality


Top Taking a break, Tina Cole of Los Angeles said she “comes every year and loves it.” She is shopping in the busy shoe section at Macy's South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 25. Bottom Early Black Friday shoppers stand in line as they wait for the door to open at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24 at Toys R Us at Town Center in Kennesaw, Ga.

It was an uplifting turn for businesses when Black Friday sales jumped nine percent from last year, but this general change doesn’t necessarily represent the clothing and accessories industry. According to The Post and Courier, who provided the percentage above, while overall the average dollar amount spent per person jumped from $72.84 to $75.06, the average spent on clothing and accessories went down by over a dollar. While this may seem minuscule, I imagine it brings fashion conglomerates who handed out unbelievable discounts a great deal of frustration.This also causes problems, because the apparel and accessories world needed to make a comeback after last year’s Black Friday saw the lowest amount of shoppers in over five years, according to I don’t think I have the answer to the billion dollar question of how to get people to love a clothing brand and stand in line for their products. However, as a millennial consumer myself, I’ve noticed less of an attachment to compulsively buying clothes in people all around me.

I can remember the time when nothing put my friends and me in a better mood than a day well spent at the mall collecting sundresses from H&M, jewelry from Forever21 and jeans from American Eagle. It wasn’t about what we necessarily needed, it was about whatever caught our eyes. Not long ago, it seemed like shopping for clothes wasn’t something people did when they grew out of their sweaters but instead to pass time when they were bored on the weekend. Although it’s not usually thought of in this way, our closet is our biggest collection since we are constantly adding something shiny and new to the display. However, this mentality has appeared to change rapidly over the last couple years. It’s not that people have just stopped spending money. As seen in this year’s spike in Black Friday sales, clearly that’s not the issue. However, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers, 75 percent of U.S. shoppers surveyed spent around $373 on Black Friday, $100 of which was spent on things related to experiences such as entertainment and dining.

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To more and more people, spending Saturday afternoon at a nice brunch with friends or saving up for spring break in Mexico seems to be considered a more worthwhile investment than a clothes shopping spree. While it’s hard for a clothing brand to match a vacation in the Bahamas, if brands focus on how clothes and accessories can in fact enhance an experience, perhaps a new perspective will surface. Whether it’s the sneakers you wear to climb the Swiss Alps, the dress you couldn’t wait to wear while you finally saw Hamilton or the unforgettable baby bag a mother carried on her first road trip with her family, it’s possible to remind people that clothing and accessories can easily become an important part of any experience. The appeal of adding something new to the closet is no longer driven by the desire to have what everyone else has. Moving forward, it seems like sales will only increase once consumers are shown how an item can truly be a part of making memories.





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‘Gilmore’ reboot creates conflict ‘GILMORE GIRLS: A YEAR IN THE LIFE’ Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel, Scott Patterson, Kelly Bishop

CThe day after Thanksgiving is typically reserved for turkey comas and Black Friday shopping, but this year fans forewent doorbuster deals in favor of a TV revival 10 years in the making. While the recent reboot fever has driven many fans to frustration, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” was an unexpected revival that was necessary. Where “Fuller House,” “X-Files” and other lackluster reboots felt like blatant cash grabs tacked onto long-wrapped storylines, “Gilmore Girls” has always seemed lacking in closure. Fans expected “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” to answer their long unanswered questions, and for the most part, it did. What they didn’t expect was that the revival would create more conflict than it actually resolved. If you haven’t finished the series, stop reading here. Those who have, and who have had time to process those final four words — that is, if there’s enough time in the world for that — are probably feeling pretty conflicted. In its defense, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” did a lot of things right. For one, it truly felt like the original show, which is something many recent reboots couldn’t get right. The first few minutes of the show were a little rocky, but the characters quickly fell back into the lightning fast dialogue we know and love. Sure, the show seemed


a bit self conscious of how much some of the characters had aged (what was with Luke’s atrocious hairpiece?) but overall, everyone felt just as familiar as if “Gilmore Girls” had ended last week. One familiar character, however, was nowhere to be found. Edward Hermann, who played patriarch Richard Gilmore, passed away of brain cancer in 2014. Some of the reboot’s best moments were paid in tribute to him, using old clips and sound bites, as well as gathering the characters together for his funeral. Richard’s absence also led to the other highlight of “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” which was the satisfying culmination of Emily’s arc. Throughout the original show, viewers were occasionally treated to the wild side of Grandma Gilmore, and with the death of her husband, Emily finally threw off the stifling


constraints of society life altogether. Director and producer Amy Sherman-Palladino made sure to bring back all of the fan favorites, including an undersized but entertaining cameo by Melissa McCarthy as Sookie and moments with Liza Weil as Paris and Sean Gunn as Kirk. It couldn’t have been an easy feat, but Sherman-Palladino weaves in just about every popular character from the original show. While “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” did a great job handling the multiple supporting characters’ storylines, the Gilmore girls themselves were not so lucky. Where Lorelai and Rory came across as smart, funny, quirky and occasionally self-interested during the original show, the reboot disrupts that balance and focuses on their worst traits. Lorelai gets off a little easier and has more

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redeeming moments, but, well, let’s just say it — Rory is selfish, entitled, lazy and all-around insufferable. We could rant for days about all the problems with Rory’s arc in the reboot, but the worst of all is her affair with Logan, who is now engaged to another woman. Although she, too, has a boyfriend, Rory apparently sees no problem with her repeated cheating. Since she’s cheated on just about every boyfriend she’s ever had (that we know of), we really shouldn’t be surprised. “Gilmore Girls” fans have spent the last decade speculating which of Rory’s ex-boyfriends she should end up with, and while the reboot doesn’t actually give us the satisfaction of choosing a winner, it provides the realization that we were looking at it the wrong way. No one deserves to be stuck with such a terrible partner — it looks like Dean is the real winner, since he

seems to have escaped her whiny, entitled clutches. In addition to removing all likeable aspects from one of its main characters, “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” also deems it necessary to submit viewers to a variety of weird, unnecessary stories. Why spend 20 minutes watching Sutton Foster ham it up in a terrible Stars Hollow musical when that time could be devoted to answering other unresolved plot lines? Another disappointing, yet totally unsurprising aspect of the revival came in the usual “Gilmore Girls” insensitivity toward minorities and the LGBT community. For example, Emily’s maid Berta was played by Rose Abdoo, the same actress who plays Gypsy. The idea that Sherman-Palladino apparently thought viewers wouldn’t notice the same Latina actress playing two parts is absurd, and her treatment of that Latina character is even worse.

Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is an 8 — Talk with your partner about improvements that you’d like to make today and tomorrow. Revise the budget to suit new priorities. Invest in efficiency.

eat well and rest.

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Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 9 — Love guides you over the next two days. Things fall together. You can get what’s needed. Walk the walk. Creative collaboration delights. Honor each other.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is an 8 — It’s a time

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Berta and her family members are depicted as speaking some kind of nonsense language that no one can understand, which is treated as a running joke by the rich white women they’re serving throughout the show. While this insensitivity is in keeping with the original seasons of “Gilmore Girls,” is it too much to ask that people of color aren’t relegated to a punch line in this day and age? Finally, let’s talk about those final four words. For those who don’t know, Sherman-Palladino has said she planned to end the show with these words since Season 1. Therefore, although they might imply that more seasons are on the way, we’d say the odds are slim. The ending of the reboot was insanely frustrating in so many ways, the main one being that all fans of the show wanted was closure — and all the final words did was remove any closure the reboot provided. “Gilmore Girls” spent most of the series demonstrating that Rory is a smart, responsible woman who has learned from her mother’s mistakes and could easily avoid falling into a similar cycle. That’s why it’s so difficult to accept that she is doomed to repeat Lorelai’s life, even down to the Logan/ Christopher and Jess/Luke parallels. As for “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” as a whole, we’d have been better off without it. In every “Gilmore Girls” fan’s mind, Luke and Lorelai were already happily married, Rory was a successful journalist married to the boy of their choice and Paris was ruling the world. Here are four final words for you, Amy ShermanPalladino. We prefer our version.

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3 BR, 3.5 BA. Internet, cable, & shuttle service. All utils. incl., except elec.

Keefer Williams trumpet w/ case, lyre, 3 mouth pieces, valve oil. $100.

2-3 BR houses. Close to Campus. Newly remodeled. Aug., 17. 812-333-9579

Girl rmmte. sublet needed. Jan. ‘17 - July ‘17. $498/mo. + utilities.

Latin Percussion Gen. 2 Professional Bongos w/heavy duty steel stand, $400.

2007 Subaru Outback. ONLY 84,000 miles. AWD. $7800.

2007 Toyota Corolla, 4 new tires, great cond., 115k mi, gray, $5800.

2008 Mercury Milan. 140,000 miles. Everything works great. $3400.

2010 Mini Cooper Hardtop, thoroughly examined & fixed. $5700.

2010 Toyota Corolla LE Sedan for sale. Excellent cond. 60k mi. $7900.

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE. Excellent condition w/ 52,000 mi. $13,000, neg.

Last Call: 2009 Toyota Camry LE V6. Very good cond. 134.5k mi. $7300.

Mini Cooper, 2010. Clean title. Heated seats Sport Mode. 35k mi. $9500.

Red 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan EX. Front Wheel Drive. $1200.

4 in 1 Faberware Electric grill. Unopened, $40, obo.

Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Motorcycle w/extended factory warranty. $3001.

Canoe for Sale! 17 ft. OldTowne Discovery 174. Minor scratches. $450, obo.

FIFA 15 (Xbox One) In good condition. $15. Text 260-449-5125,

Motorcycles 2011 Honda CBR 250R. 8200 miles, new tires, $2200.

Misc. for Sale

Eagle knife, carved handle, embossed blade. $75, obo. 812-219-2062

Automobiles 2002 Honda Civic Ex. 155,878 Mi. 30+ MPG. $2000 obo.

Budweiser outdoor chair. “This Bud Is For You”. $40.



Kaplan MCAT Complete 7-book Subject Review. 3rd Edition. $150.

TI-84 Plus Silver Edition graphing calculator. Pink w/ cover, case & cord.

Squier Telecaster electric guitar and amp w/ case + extra pick guard. $150.

Sell your stuff with a


HP Deskjet 3512 printer selling at 1/2 price for, $95.00.

New in package. SanDisk Cruzer Fit USB flash drive, 16GB. $10.

Sublet Apt. Furnished

Yakima bike carrier. Fits nearly any roof + carry bikes w/ front wheel still on $90

Canon 600d T3i w/ lens, extra batteries, stabilizer & 32g SD card. $1000.

Large 3 BR house for rent, 2017 School Year, on Campus, $1350. Call 317-532-7309 or

Now renting 2017-2018 HPIU.COM Houses and apartments. 1-4 bedrooms. Close to Campus. 812-333-4748 No pets please.

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2 BR apt. next to Kelley & Informatics. Clean & bright. Aug., 17. 812-333-9579

Bose Companion 3 (Series I). Great speaker & powerful subwoofer. $60.

HTC Vive w/all components & original packaging. $700.

Avail. now 3 BR, 1.5 BA. $1000/mo. Close Close to campus. *** Also 1 BR, 5 mi E. Blgtn Avail. now $550/mo W/D, No pets. 812-361-6154

Condos & Townhouses


Avail. Aug., 2017. 4, 5, 6 BR. Text or call: 812-322-5157.



Eskenazi Museum of Art looking for temporary Gallery Attendants. Hours vary TuesdaySunday, some evening hours needed for special events. $10.15/hr. P/U an application at the Information Desk. EOE

***For 2017*** **1 blk. S. of Campus*** 4 BR apts. Utils. pd. except elec. $485/mo. each.


Dental assistant. Part-time. No experience necessary. 812-332-2000




Attn: Early Risers! NOW HIRING Delivery of the IDS for Spring Semester. Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. Reliable vehicle required. $10.50/hr. plus mileage. To apply send resume to: or fill out an application at the IDS office in Franklin Hall, Room 129. Applicant Deadline: December 6.

Apartment Furnished

The Beatles Anthology DVD set for sale. $45.

Almost new: Samsung Smart TV. Full 1080HD, 32”. $180, neg.



SodasStream Source Sparkling Water Maker. Near mint condition. $65.

Whirlpool washer! Service model 8525079. Works perfect. $400, neg.

5,4,3,2 BR. All with W/D, D/W, A/C. Near Campus. Avail. Aug., 2017. 812-327-3238


$150 sign on bonus! Drive for Lyft. Complete 30 trips in 30 days for the bonus. 812-552-1561 for referral!

Mini fridge for sale. Nothing wrong with it, barely used. $40 obo.

4 BR, 2nd St. 3 blks to IMU, $550 per. porch, prkg. Aug.17. 925-254-4206

Brand New Luxury Apartments Studios & 1-3 BR Available

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** Just diagnosed with Mononucleosis or Mumps? $200-$700 in 2 visits, or refer a qualified patient for $100. For more info. Call 800-510-4003 or visit:

Large 2 BR luxury apt. W/D, D/W, offstreet parking. Aug., 17. 812-333-9579

3-4BR Bloomington, Downtown & Campus. W/D, D/W, water included Aug., 17. 812-333-9579



Free rides with Lyft. Enter “IULYFTS” for the promo code.

Large 1 BR. Close to Campus. Free prkg. Avail. now. 812-339-2859



SAVE A LIFE. New donors receive $150 in 3 plasma donations. Call 812-334-1405 or visit New donors: Schedule your appointment TODAY. No appointment necessary on Fridays.

Misc. for Sale

Sennheiser HD 598 SE - black, $130.







Keurig K10 Mini Plus & reuseable K-cup filter. Like-new, $60.


Large 1 BR. Bloomington, Downtown & Campus. W/D, D/W, water included Aug., 17. 812-333-9579

219 E. 8th St.—Ideal for group of 9. 3 separate units/leases: (1) 2 BR Carriage House, LR, full bath. (2) Main House (5 tenants), LR, 2 baths. (3) Walk-Down unit (2 tenants), full bath. All w/equipped kitchens, private backyard, close to Campus. Avail. Aug. 12, 2017. Contact Dan: (812) 339-6148 or

Sublet Houses

SUBLEASE! **Fully furn. room** close to campus/ Kirkwood-$555/mo. Avail. Spring ‘17. 812-972-3191


Apt. Unfurnished

2-BR. Newly remodeled, historic “Lustron” home. South-East side of Campus. Available immediately, $1,000. 812-333-9579


General Employment

ONLINE POSTING: All classified line ads are posted online at at no additional charge.



PAYMENT: All advertising is done on a cash in advance basis unless credit has been established. The IDS accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash, 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 3 p.m. 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 3 p.m. of the first insertion date.


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.





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To place an ad: go oline, call 812-855-0763 or stop by Franklin Hall 130 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Friday. Full advertising policies are available online.

Bicycles Women’s road bike. 2014 W350 Scanttante w/ 20 Inch frame. $550, obo.

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The Weeknd misses the mark ‘STARBOY’ The Weeknd

C+ When Abél Tesfaye released his first mixtape, “House of Balloons,” on YouTube in 2011, nobody knew much about the anonymous R&B crooner behind The Weeknd. Over the next year, he uploaded two more mixtapes free for download by the public. Four years later, his second album, “Beauty Behind the Madness,” is the number one album in the United States, and his iconic look and radiofriendly jams are flooding the mainstream. On Nov. 25, Tesfaye released his third studio album, “Starboy,” by Republic Records and his own label XO. Within 24 hours of its release, “Starboy” went to number one in more than 80 countries. The lead single and title track opens the album and sets the album’s electroheavy tone with Daft Punk’s robotic presence, which may be the most exciting thing about this album. The French electronic duo’s


presence is felt throughout the entire album, with the two tracks they’re featured on bookending the release. While classic Tesfaye fans will be happy with the dark synths and heavy beats

of “Reminder” and “Six Feet Under,” this album seems to be his way of tentatively stepping away from the R&B pop mold he’s carved for himself. In the dancepunk track “False Alarm,”

he channels the chaotic energy of the Talking Heads among horns and a wailing, chanting chorus. He experiments with classic new wave and EDM ballads among his signature dark

sheen of synthesizers. One of the album’s standout moments comes through the dreamy disco beat of “Secrets.” The sleepy dance track captures the feel of the ‘80s with samples

from Tears for Fears’ “Pale Shelter” and the Romantics’ “Talking in Your Sleep.” “A Lonely Night” is another gem with its jangly blend of electro funk. Somewhere between the trip-hop soul of his mixtape period and the commercial success of “Can’t Feel My Face,” Tesfaye has found his niche as a moody sex symbol who skulks in the corners of dive bars and cocktail lounges. This is an archetype that worked well for him over the course of last year, but in the wave of recent political R&B masterpiece releases from Beyoncé, Frank Ocean and Solange, the expected sexy debauchery of “Starboy” seems to fall short in comparison. While there are some bright spots on “Starboy,” overall it feels like Tesfaye’s brooding party boy image has grown stale. And while resting on his laurels may make this album a commercial success, it’s not enough to make “Starboy” a shiner, even with the new haircut. Sierra Vandervort @the_whimsical

‘Search Party’ is a millennial take on mystery ‘SEARCH PARTY’ Alia Shawkat, John Reynolds, John Early, Meredith Hagner, Brandon Micheal Hall

A If “Search Party,” TBS’s newest mystery-comedy show, could be defined in one word, it’d be lost. It tells the story of Dory, Elliot, Drew and Portia — four self-centered 20-somethings who decide to look for their missing former college peer Chantal Winterbottom. It is one of those growing-up-and-

searching-for-the-meaningof-your-existence comedy shows, expect with a missing person. In “Search Party,” Chantal is clearly not the only character lost. All of the main characters are, too. Let’s use Dory as an example. She has a need to find herself, which reminds me a bit of Lena Dunham’s character in HBO’s “Girls.” The difference is that Hannah knows where to start, and Dory doesn’t have a clue. She is just looking for something to be passionate about. She is not living, just existing. IndieWire’s Ben Travers’

review on the show started with a magnificent quote from Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. “The pleasure lies not in discovering the truth, but in searching for it,” it reads. I couldn’t agree more with how it applies to the show. In one part of the pilot, Dory goes to her exboyfriend Julian’s place and talks to him about how sad she feels over Chantal’s disappearance. “It’s sad for her, but not for you,” he brilliantly says back. “Jimmy (a college student whom he was tutoring), would you feel sad if someone you didn’t

know died? I think you decided this matters to you because you have nothing else.” Ouch. Another great aspect of “Search Party” is its ability to set its tone in the very first minute of the pilot, mixing a moment of introspection with humor about dog poop. Often Dory’s thinking moments while walking down the street or riding the subway are interrupted by a stranger saying something that drags her back to earth. This is a comedy about millennials, but it still delivers reality. In certain parts it’s disgusting how

some characters don’t actually care about Chantal. And in one particular moment, Elliot is trying to sell his water bottle collection, saying how they will donate the money to help eradicate thirst in Africa. A character then responds how Africa’s problem is not the lack of water bottles, but water itself. It is overwhelming how the show throws in our faces how our generation — independent, social media savvy and concerned about the world’s issues — often doesn’t actually care about things as much as we think. Towards the end of the

season, “Search Party” gets a bit darker. In the finale, you realize how small the mystery theme actually is and how the shows’ message is much bigger. Dory needed to be obsessed with something to feel again, and Chantal’s disappearance inspired her. It is a great show, with a binge-watch-the-wholeseason rhythm and a powerful way of wrapping it up in the end. The season premiered Nov. 21 but is entirely available for streaming on TBS’s website. Renata Gomes

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