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The IDS is about to run out of money.
We don’t know what happens next. This could be the last semester the Indiana Daily Student exists as it has for nearly 153 years. This isn’t meant to be alarmist, it’s meant to be transparent. The IDS has been struggling financially for years, but the situation has never been this grim. We’re on track to run out of money by May. The IDS is in a strange position: we’re independent, but only when making editorial decisions. The university can’t tell us what to write, but we can’t fundraise or apply for grants without its approval. IU governs our structure. Our professional staffers are IU employees, but we foot the bill for their paychecks and health care. Discussions about ways to save the IDS have been swirling for a long time, but the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically condensed the time we have to work with. We expected to get to this point in a few years, not a few months. Our funding comes mostly from advertising revenue and donations, which are both lower than ever. Our fall semester budget — including professional staff salaries, printing costs and student pay — was $327,603.05. When we run out of money, the Media School or university could step in to take on our deficit. No one knows how much of our budget they would cover or how this would change our structure and content. In 2017, we cut our print paper from five days a week to two. Last semester, we reduced our printing schedule to just once a week. We post about 20 stories to our website daily, but the loss of our print product has reduced opportunities for ad revenue and chances for students to learn about page design. An editor, working the hours of a near-full time job, makes an average of $50 per week. Reporters are paid $10 per story — regardless of how long that story took to report. We’re grateful for the money that we make, but acknowledge we already cannot pay our staff
members what they deserve. Students are responsible for all editorial decisions, but we rely on a professional staff to help us with jobs that are simply too large for students to take on, such as managing payroll and selling ads. Pro staff are IU employees, but the IDS pays their salaries. They’re our largest expense, or about 35% of our budget. We’ve already lost two in the past two years, and the six remaining have been forced to take on larger roles for no additional compensation.
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Indiana’s moving average of daily new COVID-19 cases continued to increase in the weeks after Christmas, according to the state’s Monday dashboard update. On Dec. 27, the state was averaging 4,025 new COVID-19 cases everyday. On Monday — just over a week later — the dashboard updated to show an average of 4,785 new cases per day. That daily average had decreased for nearly all of December, with Dec. 27 having the lowest rate since early November, when the state was experiencing its largest case spike of the pandemic. The daily new case average has increased every day since Dec. 27. Monday’s update reported 3,630 new cases. That brings the total number of cases in Indiana during the pandemic to 529,688 cases. The state also reported 39 new deaths Monday, bringing the death total to 8,150. The state’s intensive care units continue to near capacity, with only 26% of ICU beds available. Of the beds in use, 30.4% are being used by COVID-19 patients. Monroe County reported 49 new COVID-19 cases Monday to bring its total to 8,218. There were zero deaths reported, keeping that total at 98. The state health department’s District 8, which includes Monroe County, has half of its ICU beds available. The dashboard reported 26% of ICU beds are in use for COVID-19 patients. More than three quarters of District 8’s ventilators are available. COVID-19 cases and deaths in Indiana surged through the holiday season 15,000 cases 10,000 5,000
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Local musician to release new single, album By Hannah Dailey firstname.lastname@example.org | @hannah__dailey
Bloomington-based musician Irene Wilde’s newest song, “balance,” is scheduled to drop Friday on her YouTube channel. The track will be the lead single off her upcoming album, “Pyrrhicae,” which is set for release this spring. “Pyrrhicae” will be the final piece of the 29-year-old singersongwriter’s album trilogy, which she refers to as the “Blackest Bile.” Wilde’s previous two albums, “Melancholia” and “Spleen,” took listeners into the trenches of her experience with bipolar disorder and trauma, whereas the new album explores the concept of learning to love and be loved in spite of these past struggles — a topic she finds more difficult to write about. “'Pyrrhicae' is like that hope that remains,” Wilde said. “That is what scares me more — talking about loving again, because that’s way more precious.” Wilde said the new song and album will be much more uplifting than her previous work — though she can never be sure. When reading a review of “Spleen,” she was struck by one line in particular the music critic had written: “This is not a light, Danielle Steele beach read of an album,” J. J. Thayer wrote for Divide and Conquer. “Leaves you a little rougher.” She hadn’t realized just how heavy “Spleen” was until reading Thayer’s review. Even though the album, released in November, covers her experiences with bipolar disorder, she hadn’t predicted that it could have such a profound effect on others. To her, the album’s subject matter is just a regular part of life. “I didn’t think it was that dark!”
Wilde laughed. “I purposely tried to make it more uplifting than it was supposed to be.” Even so, Thayer’s review wasn’t Wilde’s first hint that she can be darker than she sometimes realizes. In fact, she said it’s become a common theme in her life for people to tell her she comes across as quite intense. Because of this, she said she’s constantly assessing how much of herself she’s sharing with people, whether it’s her experiences with bipolar disorder or other mental health struggles. In her music, however, she says she can be freer. “That’s the reason why I made these albums,” she said. “I was like, ‘I’m tired of pretending these things don’t exist.’” Hunter McKenzie, a fellow musician who met Wilde through the local open-mic scene, said her vulnerability makes her the artist she is. She shows empathy for her listeners by caring less about what people think of her and more about how she is connecting with her audience, he said. “It’s like she’s searching for answers in her own life, and you get to be a voyeur into that experience,” McKenzie said. In addition to her music, Wilde is a visual artist. Each of her album covers is a piece of her own artwork, which is primarily paintings of naked, bald women. She said she strips the women of their hair in her paintings so that viewers are less likely to sexualize them and instead will notice the thoughts and feelings channeled in their facial expressions and posture. Local musician Millaze, who works with Wilde through her music career consultation business MIC, said Wilde’s art is proof of her ability to be raw in a
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Irene Wilde uses a self-painted avatar to represent herself. Another one of her paintings will appear as the cover art for her upcoming single.
way few musicians achieve. She’s bold, deep, guttural and authentic, Millaze said. “She’s not contrived,” Millaze said. “She’s not trying to be something — she just is that. That’s rare in our industry.” For Wilde, this honesty in her work is both about healing her-
self and establishing connections with listeners who might be going through similar mental health battles. “That’s why I came out with these albums,” Wilde said. “I was like ‘screw this.’ I’m going to make myself feel better and hopefully make someone else feel better.”
The NCAA announced Monday that the entire men’s basketball tournament will be played at six venues in Indiana — including Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. “March Madness is a highlight event for all college basketball student-athletes and fans, and we are excited to welcome the tournament back to Bloomington for the first time since 1981,” IU Athletic Director Scott Dolson said in a release. The other five host arenas for the tournament include Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, two courts inside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana. The majority of the tournament’s 67 games will take place in Indianapolis, according to the release. “This is a historic moment for SEE NCAA, PAGE 5
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County leaders urge caution as hospitalizations rise By David Wolfe Bender email@example.com | @dbenderpt
As hospitalizations near Monroe County’s peak, county officials addressed the ongoing vaccine rollout across the county, where they are ready to vaccinate more than 500 people per day in Bloomington, as supplies allow. Monroe County, along with the rest of the state and country, witnessed an increase in COVID-19 cases. This increase was perhaps initiated by the travel associated with the Thanksgiving holiday, according to Brian Shockney, IU Health president for the south central region of Indiana. “We’ve seen a higher number of deaths and positivity as well in the last couple months than we had seen in all previous months,” Shockney said. “We just want to recognize this virus is still very virulent.” Shockney said hospitalizations have been increasing in the past weeks despite a climb in discharges, suggesting there are more patients which have tested positive for COVID-19 being hospitalized. Monroe County is near its peak of hospitalizations. He did, however, suggest
the new vaccines could be a light at the end of the tunnel. “As we enter the new year, something I want us to enter with is what I call ‘tempered hope,’” Shockney said. “We have two very effective and proven vaccines to fight this virus.” The vaccine is being rolled out in Monroe County in a similar fashion to most of the country. Medical personnel are being prioritized in its first wave. “We will share information as we have it,” Penny Caudill, Monroe County Health Department administrator said. “Right now, we don’t know who that next group specifically is going to be. As vaccines [are] limited, those decisions will be made primarily at the state level. They will let us know who is next and utilize a lot of different resources to get that information out there.” Some of the resources Caudill mentioned specifically included social media and the state and county website, as well as communication from health care providers. In the past few weeks, three Indiana state senators have authored and pre-filed bills ahead of the upcoming legislative session that
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Pharmacist Basil Ebekonye examines a vial containing the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine Dec. 23 in Baltimore, Maryland.
would aim to shorten the duration of COVID-19 orders put in place by localities. Senate Bill 48 restricts the duration of local COVID-19 prevention efforts, such as mask mandates or crowd limits, to 14 days, un-
less the county executive gives approval. Officials on the press call took issue with that legislation. “As we’ve come into a place where we know we need masking, that’s not changing for a while,” Cau-
dill said. “To need to have to reissue those things every two weeks could be very problematic for some health departments, just from a staffing and time perspective.” Caudill said the bill
would not cause an issue in Monroe County, where health officials and elected officials are typically in agreement. Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton took a stronger tone against the legislators’ bill.
Sen. Braun disputes election results IU reduces contact By Haley Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org | @haley__ryan
Indiana Sen. Mike Braun announced Saturday that he would join 10 other Republican senators in rejecting electors’ votes cast on Dec. 14 from states with disputed election results when Congress reconvenes Jan. 6. Braun accompanies senators Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Ron Johnson, R-Wis., James Lankford, R-Okla., Steve Daines, RMont., John Kennedy, R-La., Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and incoming senators Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Roger Marshall, R-Kan., Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., and Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., in planning to object to the certification of the 2020 presidential election results. Braun has served as one of Indiana’s representatives in the U.S. Senate since 2018 and currently works on the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, Budget, Environment and Public Works, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and Aging committees. According to the IndyStar, Braun’s fellow Indiana Sen. Todd Young has not signed on to the effort to oppose the electors. This is not the first time members of Congress have objected to the results of a presidential election. In a joint press release, Braun
and his fellow senators said, “There is long precedent of Democratic members of Congress raising objections to presidential election results, as they did in 1969, 2001, 2005, and 2017.” The release mentions Congress establishing an Electoral Commission in 1877 to deal with disputed election returns. Braun and fellow senators cited allegations of voter fraud and irregularities as the reasoning behind their plans to oppose election results in the release. The Supreme Court has previously refused to hear lawsuits sponsored by President Donald Trump regarding the election results and allegations of voter fraud. Federal and state courts have dismissed these claims. “Ideally, the courts would have heard evidence and resolved these claims of serious election fraud,” the senators wrote in the release. “Twice, the Supreme Court had the opportunity to do so; twice, the Court declined.” Back in December, former U.S. Attorney General William Barr, informed the public that the Justice Department had found no evidence of widespread voter-fraud that could impact the 2020 presidential election in an interview with the Associated Press.
quarantine period from 14 to 10 days By Lizzie Kaboski email@example.com | @lizziebowbizzie
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Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., celebrates his win in the Senate race Nov. 6, 2019, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. Braun is one of 11 Republican senators planning to challenge presidential election results Jan. 6 in Congress.
Braun and the other 10 senators called for Congress to appoint an Electoral Commission and conduct a 10day audit of the election results from disputed states so electors could change their vote if necessary. The press release stated the senators will not accept the electors from disputed states until the audit is complete. For electoral vote objections to be considered during the joint session between the House and the Senate, they must be written out and endorsed by at least one member from each chamber. If an objection meets those qualifications, the joint session between the House and the Senate will be suspended and
each chamber will meet separately to debate and vote on the objection. If a simple majority is obtained by both the House and the Senate then the disputed states’ votes are thrown out. According to Edward B. Foley, a professor of constitutional law at Ohio State, because both the House and the Senate must reject or accept a submission, the possibility of Congress refusing to accept the result of a state election is reduced. It is unlikely these 11 senators will be successful given the Democrats control the House and several Republican senators have rejected the challenge, making a simple majority in both chambers difficult.
IU has reduced its quarantine requirement from 14 to 10 days for students who have come into contact with someone who contracted COVID-19. The change was made after an update of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, according to an email from IU spokesperson Chuck Carney. The decision was made by the university in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health and the IU Medical Response Team. While the CDC still recommends a 14-day quarantine, the guidelines offer a 10-day quarantine for states and localities to enforce if they believe a shorter quarantine is possible without causing an outbreak. The person in quarantine does not need to be tested but must not have symptoms during daily symptom reporting. The decision to shorten the quarantine period is based on the area’s number of cases, likelihood of infection and availability of testing resources. Adrian Gardner, IU Medi-
cal Response Team director of contact tracing, said he does not anticipate the shortened quarantine having an effect on the number of cases on and off campus. Students are still encouraged to monitor their symptoms during the 10-day period and can end quarantine after those 10 days if none have been reported. “The benefits outweigh the risks,” Gardner said. “The impact on mental health, the economy, and the willingness of people to name close contacts justified offering these as alternative strategies.” Gardner said the university and response team recognized the benefits of a 10-day quarantine outweighed the risks. The probability of individuals being contagious and transmitting disease after a 10-day quarantine is approximately 1%, according to the CDC. IU voluntary asymptomatic testing began Nov. 30 and is available for students. The testing will continue throughout the spring semester. Mitigation and symptomatic testing will continue throughout the spring semester.
Bloomington CAPS commission seeks diverse applicants By Avraham Forrest firstname.lastname@example.org | @Avraham_Forrest
Bloomington’s new Community Advisory on Public Safety Commission is open for applications to fill 11 vacant positions, the City of Bloomington’s Clerk’s Office announced Dec. 30. The commission will research “evidence-based alternatives to traditional policing” and identify public safety practices used in other U.S. cities as well as internationally. It will also evaluate if the practices found would work in Bloomington, according to the legislation that established the commission. The initial draft of the proposal was written by local residents Cathi Crabtree and Molly Stewart, according to the legislation information packet. The ordinance was passed by the Bloomington City Council on Nov. 18 and approved by Mayor John Hamilton on Nov. 25. These alternatives to traditional policing include establishing an alternate crisis response phone number, investments in mental health care, addiction treatment, community centers and job training and “all other innovative approaches,” according to the ordinance. The commission will be
made up of 11 members appointed by the Bloomington City Council, according to the ordinance. Citizen appointees must be at least 18 years old and live in Bloomington. The commission is looking for people who have had experiences as disadvantaged members of society, City Council Member Isabel Piedmont-Smith said. “Some of those categories certainly could apply to college students,” she said. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, according to the release. These groups include, but are not limited to people of color, LGBTQ, people experiencing mental health challenges or physical disabilities, people with a record of previous incarceration and people experiencing homelessness, drug addiction or domestic violence. Piedmont-Smith, one of the three council members who authored the legislation, said it was important the legislation’s sponsors do not micromanage the commission. “We would like them to kind of decide the best way to proceed themselves,” she said. The commission also hopes to facilitate community conversations on public safety and create education
and outreach programs. At most, the commission will meet once a month or, at minimum, meet four times a year, according to the ordinance. The commission will focus on the City of Bloomington and not the greater Monroe County, according to the legislation information packet. During heightened tensions last summer, council members received hundreds of emails about defunding the police, Piedmont-Smith said. The ordinance also acknowledged the shortcomings of local and national policing on issues such as mental health and community outreach. “The police, who are trained in law enforcement, are not the most appropriate organization to address issues that require social supports and interventions (for example, mental health crises, substance misuse, homelessness),” according to the legislation information packet. A petition from 152 residents on policing and public safety sent to the city council also advocated for a group similar to the commission, according to the legislation information packet. The commission will re-
search and collect data on the opinions of community members on public safety, focusing on data from members who are a part of minorities and other often marginalized groups. Piedmont-Smith said some data gathering will be done in person, but according to the ordinance, the commission may gather data through law enforcement. “The CAPS Commission might use emergency dispatch data or data from various law enforcement organizations as it gathers information,” the legislation information packet said. Until public safety data has been completely collected, it is unclear if the commission will work with law enforcement organizations further, according to the legislation information packet. How the commission could impact these organizations is also unclear until collection is complete. The commission will make recommendations to improve public safety to the Bloomington City Council, Board of Public Safety and the mayor or mayor’s designee, according to the ordinance. It will also provide an annual report to the city council, mayor and the public.
Though the commission is advisory in nature, Piedmont-Smith hopes its decisions will carry weight. “The city council does take seriously the recommendations of our boards and commissions,” she said. “And I would hope that the recommendations of this particular commission — since it brings in voices we don’t normally hear — I would hope that this would be taken very seriously by the city council and by the mayor’s administration.” The ordinance said the commission will be reviewed in two years after its first meeting to see if it is still ef-
fective, but Piedmont-Smith said she is optimistic about the commission’s future. “I think the need to have underrepresented demographics advise us on public safety measures is a need that will continue for a long time,” she said. The City of Bloomington encouraged the commission to work with community volunteers who would support research, data analysis, report writing, public outreach and other needs, according to the legislation information packet. The commission would direct this volunteer work.
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Black Voices produced essential content in its first run By Jaclyn Ferguson firstname.lastname@example.org | @jaclynn_raee
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Democratic candidates Jon Ossoff, and the Rev. Raphael Warnock bump elbows Nov. 19 on stage at a rally in Jonesboro, Georgia.
IU students anticipate Georgia runoﬀ results By Nick Telman email@example.com | @nick_telman
Democratic party candidates Reverend Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff will face off against incumbent Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue in a special runoff election for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seats on Jan 5. This special election is the result of none of the candidates winning 50% of the vote in their initial elections Nov. 3. This development allows Warnock and Ossoff to continue their quests to be the first Georgia Democrats to win a U.S. Senate election since 2000. With the recent surge of Democratic political momentum in notoriously red states, Georgia’s special election could be the beginning of a shift in political norms. Monroe, Marion, Tippecanoe, Lake and St. Joseph were the only bluevoting counties in Indiana. However, one thing all these counties have in common is that they house IU students. Hoosiers can take a look at this special election and the 2020 presidential elections and see that they can make a change in their communities. Since 2005, Warnock, a 1991 graduate of Morehouse College, has served as the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church. A landmark in the Atlanta community, the church enjoys the honor of being the former congregation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The reverend has been a prominent member and activist in the Georgia community for decades. Warnock led a 2014 sit-in in support of Medicaid expansion at the Georgia State Capital and sits as chairman of the New Georgia Project, which aims to increase voter registration in Georgia. In recent months, he has been on the receiving end of a politically vicious smear campaign by Loeffler and the GOP. He’s been labeled a radical and has been the target of various attack ads. “My faith is the foundation upon which I have built my life,” Warnock said in a tweet. “It guides my service to my community and my country. [Loeffler’s] attacks on our faith are not just disappointing — they are hurtful to Black churches across Georgia.” Currently serving as the junior Republican United States senator from Georgia, Loeffler hails from Bloomington, Illinois. The University of Illinois alumna was appointed to the U.S. Senate by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp in December 2019, after Sen. Johnny Isakson resigned due to health issues. Loeffler has proven to be an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump during her freshman year on the hill. From not accepting Trump’s loss in the 2020 election to more recently siding with the president’s demand for $2,000 stimulus checks, Loeffler has aligned herself with Trump. A recent criticism regarding Loeffler’s campaign has been her proximity to white supremacy. She recently received backlash
after taking a picture with former KKK and neo-Nazi national alliance member Chester Doles. The senator has since denounced white supremacy and claimed she had no idea who Doles was. “Kelly had no idea who that was, and if she had she would have kicked him out immediately because we condemn in the most vociferous terms everything that he stands for,” Loeffler’s campaign spokesperson Stephen Lawson said in a statement. Should he win on Jan. 5, Ossoff will become the youngest member of Congress at age 33. Working as the CEO of an investigative television production company, he has not held public office. However, Ossoff interned for the late Sen. John Lewis in high school and acted as a national security staffer/aide to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., from 2006 to 2012. The Georgetown alumnus is no stranger to a runoff election against incumbent candidates. His last political opponent was Tom Price in Georgia’s 2017 6th Congressional District special election, in which he lost 48.2%
“My faith is the foundation upon which I have built my life. It guides my service to my community and my country.” Reverend Raphael Warnock, Georgia runoﬀ Democratic candidate
to 51.8%. A strong advocate for Medicaid and federal cannabis legalization, Ossoff ’s election could help ease the mental hardship of the pandemic on Indiana residents by getting them cheaper health care and legal weed. The Georgia native is ending the race with a strong show of support from the incoming administration. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris hosted a drive-in rally in Savannah on Jan 3. Additionally, President-elect Joe Biden recently released an ad in support of both Ossoff and Warnock’s campaigns. Perdue, a Republican incumbent and another Trump supporter, has been a member of the Senate since 2014. A born and bred Georgian, Perdue graduated from Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s in industrial engineering in 1972 and an operations research master’s degree in 1975. Perdue has repeatedly appeared to think some of our scientists are cappin’ — he doesn’t seem to believe in climate change, only in no changes to his power. He is in favor of Trump’s $2,000 stimulus checks. A leaked audio file depicting the president trying to pressure Georgia election officials into “finding” him more votes was recently released by the Washington Post. Perdue appeared on the Fox News television program, The Next Revolu-
tion yesterday, and when asked about the tapes, he distanced himself from the issue. Both Ossoff and Warnock have widened their leads over their opponents, according to recent polls. A win for both candidates means the Republicans, after 6 consecutive years, will no longer have a majority in the Senate. The U.S. Constitution dictates that if the Senate votes to tie, the sitting vice president shall break the tie. With Vice President Mike Pence leaving office, the deciding vote will be cast by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. Should one or both incumbent senators win their respective races, there will be no change to the Senate majority. In this tie-breaking contingency-scenario, Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will no longer be the Senate majority leader, and the title will transition to Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. This shift in power can only begin on Jan. 20, should Warnock and Ossoff win their respective races. Should these events occur, it will permit President-elect Joe Biden to keep more of his campaign promises and prime more progressive Democrats to push forward bolder legislation. The 116th Congress has only enacted 2% of 16,000+ bills on the floor since Jan. 3, 2019, leaving more than 14,000 bills in a “legislative graveyard.” With a new majority leader, more of these bills may get to see the debate floor. Like any election, the runoff will promote a chief and bipartisan problem for the candidates – money. Both Democratic candidates have raised more than $100 million from Oct. 15 – Dec. 16 versus Perdue’s $68 million and Loeffler’s $64 million during the same time frame. Despite this financial advantage, this special election will still be an expensive battle for the Democratic candidates as Loeffler and Perdue make up some of the wealthiest members of the senate. Bloomington students are aware of the importance of this race and understand what’s at stake. This election will be key in determining the outcome of the COVID-19 stimulus checks, Medicaid and other emergency legislation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This will also affect the Indiana state government’s continued battle against the pandemic with rising death numbers across the state. With bars shuttered and IU football’s spectacular season spent socially distanced, a change in who is running the country may help Hoosiers get back to their full college lives. Indiana has already begun distributing the vaccine to frontline workers and more COVID-19 relief will help in their efforts. As the country waits in anticipation as the votes are tallied in Georgia, one question remains: Will Hoosier nation welcome back its former governor with open arms?
When I was approached to be the founding editor of the Black Voices section at the end of June, I had no idea what to expect. I knew this section was something I was going to care for deeply — even though I was not sure what exactly it would look like just yet. Last week, after our talented staffers’ inaugural semester building the section, a fellow Black IU student reached out to me. He told me he felt like Black Voices was one of his accomplishments just by reading our pieces. This is how I hope every underrepresented student at IU feels. I hope they feel like this section belongs to them because it does. It belongs to all of us. The journey to get here was longer than just one semester — and although we have just scratched the surface, I think we have built something everyone can be proud of. We covered how minority communities would be impacted by the 2020 election, exposed racially charged situations on campus and created artwork in honor of victims of racial injustice. We published more than 100 pieces — including 14 poems, seven cartoons and 15 student video profiles. Student profiles included videos on why Black voices matter. Contributor RJ Crawford said working on this series was his favorite part of the semester. “My favorite part of Black Voices so far has been the connections I’ve formed with various Black students on campus,” he said. “Learning about them and the different things they’re involved in inspires me to do more and be greater than great. There are so many talented, smart and courageous individuals at IU, and I love using my platform to introduce them to a larger community.” Writer Jaicey Bledsoe has written about various topics from movie reviews, to a discussion about BIPOC creatives, to the causes and effects of systemic racism. “As a Black woman at a PWI, I don’t often see that on the regular at IU,” she said. “It was important to me that I use my voice because I have things to say and conversations I’d like to start.” This semester, we have doubled our staff. We plan to focus more on multimedia content, assuring our pieces are interactive and engaging. One reporter will start a series of interviews with different groups on campus, and we will post them on social media. To keep it engaging, he plans to always incorporate a “random” element such as eating unique foods or freestyling a song
during the interview. Additionally, three contributors will spearhead a sports interview series, which will highlight athletes of color and focus on getting to know them outside of their sport. While we will continue to produce informative, written stories for our audience, these new initiatives will add an engaging element to our growing section. There will also be a scholarship available for contributors, which will help fund a media internship and assure they are able to continue to work on their craft. Long term, the section will continue to grow and become a staple in not just the IDS, but IU as a whole. I see the section building a heightened sense of community for Black IU. We are currently working on creating an annual Black Voices awards ceremony that will celebrate organizations on campus that never fail to amplify and uplift the voice of minority students on campus. This will allow students from diverse backgrounds to come together and be proud of changes they are making on campus. Before our first desk meeting at the beginning of August, I was nervous. I was nervous about saying the right things. I was nervous people would not show up. I wanted everything to be alright, but deep down I was not completely sure I knew what I was doing. But a group of 11 talented people took a chance on this section. They are the reason Black Voices has been able to grow exponentially during its first semester. Bailey Jackson, Dhayshaneil Booker, Adrianne Embry, Amaiya Branigan, Aniya Lyons, Donyá Collins, Garrett Simms, Jaicey Bledsoe, RJ Crawford, Alex Petit and my coeditor, Nick Telman, were all members last semester. From journalistic pieces to poetry to graphic design, there was no shortage of ways Black students expressed themselves and shared their stories. Each of these contributors is special, and I’m so proud of who they are — and who they are becoming right before my eyes. While changes will inevitably be made, the section will always stay true to its mission to amplify the voice of underrepresented students on campus and educate the community.
Jaclyn Ferguson Black Voices founding editor
Poem: Lightning By Alicia Harmon firstname.lastname@example.org
Strike me with lightning. Remove my doubts, my unsurety. There is this nagging irritation with the idea of more. Of singing and rapture and leaping and dancing and hugging and … And what? I’m confused, now, in my feelings and my mind, and I keep vacillating between doubt and maybe passion ...maybe passion.
And I’m not so special as to see a bush in flames or know fame from my dreams, but You seem to be untouchable, unreachable, but with a hesitant hand, I sorta kinda reach in Your vicinity, but stretch, strive, stretch, reach, stretch. Grasp. My heart is too hesitant, embarrassed, and my mind is too wondering, curious … and, to write You the words, doubtful.
I keep swinging between fear and an uncomfortable sort of ambivalence.
I have not the audacity to demand proof,
What am I supposed to feel in this?
but I have not the heart to have faith.
This natural world where my flesh lies is, where my heart pumps is all I know of.
And I don’t want to lose anything. What if I lose something?
But this is not where life comes from… There’s this lingering doubt that I avoid due to disrespect. Irreverence. Watch what you say. Faithlessness. Don’t let that grow. Shame. You better not. But it’s there, but it’s there, but it’s there.
Regret, loss, shame, disobedience. And disenchantment with those that demand I serve You. Who explain nothing … Should I ask? Read and discuss, I hear, I hear You. Listen, listening, lying, don’t listen. Feeling nothing but shame at wondering and lightning at asking, doubting. Please, don’t yet strike me down. Amen.
Indiana Daily Student
Jan. 7, 2021 idsnews.com
Editors Kyle Linder and Allyson McBride email@example.com
Bloomington is cruel to the homeless community Alessia Modjarrad (she/her) is a junior in economic consulting and law and public policy.
Bloomington police officers and other city employees dismantled a Seminary Park encampment established by people experiencing homelessness in the middle of a freezing night on Dec. 9. Prohibiting overnight tent use in public parks is within the Parks and Recreation Department’s power, but enforcement of the rule was rare early in the COVID-19 pandemic. Just days before, a proposed Parks and Recreation special use policy banning tents from daytime public park use spurred community outrage. Even the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines advise cities to keep encampments where they are because “clearing encampments can cause people to disperse throughout the community and break connections with service providers. This increases the potential for infectious disease spread.” Despite this recommendation, Mayor John Hamilton and the City of Bloomington still gave the order to dismantle tents at Seminary Park. While shelter was offered, the options provided aren’t suitable for all people experiencing homelessness, especially those dealing with addiction issues. Elected officials face difficult decisions every day, but compromising on one’s core values should not be tolerated. There is no good reason, politically or morally, to completely dismantle someone’s winter shelter while knowing they could freeze to death or contract the potentially fatal COVID-19 virus. Hamilton’s actions that night were a grotesque display of power over the homeless community. Despite being hailed as a progressive oasis in a red state, Bloomington and its elect-
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U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman greets supporters on June 23, 2020, in Yonkers, New York. Democrats retained a House majority of 222 members, and the fate of the Senate will be decided by the Jan. 5 Georgia runoffs.
THE JACK FACTS
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Mayor John Hamilton gives the State of the City address Feb. 20, 2020, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. City of Bloomington recommends the park board amend the policy prohibiting camping on any property of the department without a permit.
ed officials have forgotten the basic principle of compassion. One-party control in local and state governments can lead to elected officials compromising on their values which is then furthered by a lack of accountability and general voter apathy. In Bloomington and Monroe County, Democrats control the Mayor’s office, City Council, County Council and the County Commissioners office. While the threat of losing one’s seat exists during primary and general elections, it’s difficult to oust any incumbent, especially as the minority party. Bloomington municipal elections are not until 2023, giving the public plenty of time to forget about this transgression. This — coupled with a general lack of civic engagement — leads to the lack of accountability and voter apathy seen in politics today. The unilateral power of a Democratic mayor in a liberal city is partially to blame for the mistreatment of people experiencing homelessness. The lack of accountability in one-party dominated areas is not exclu-
sive to Bloomington or a single political party. South Bend, Indiana, a city with a Democratic mayor and an all-Democrat Common Council, has continued to dismantle homeless encampments throughout the pandemic. In August, the South Bend Tribune reported one encampment had been removed at least four times this year. If the City of Bloomington and Hamilton truly want to live up to progressive ideals, they should further prioritize Housing First policies, adhere to CDC guidelines on COVID-19 and take care of all community members — not just the ones who provide an electoral benefit. Elected officials should take direction from organizations such as Beacon, who work with people experiencing homelessness every day. Housing First focuses on providing permanent housing for those experiencing homelessness, rather than any punitive punishment. By addressing housing needs first, community members can concentrate on other needs, such as health care, education and job security. Indianapolis has embraced
this approach throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by establishing a temporary hotel housing program and investing in rapid-rehousing programs. The path toward a better Bloomington starts with moving legislation away from criminalization of the poor and toward rehabilitation. Using police officers to dismantle tents rather than increasing funding for permanent housing is only one example. While no one person or political party can be blamed for the complex issue of homelessness, it is necessary for Democratic elected officials to stand by all constituents. Those who are homeless are still people who deserve kindness and compassion. At the end of the day, all politics are local and even a so-called progressive oasis can harm marginalized communities. Bloomington’s recent actions against people experiencing homelessness are just another reminder to engage elected officials regularly and to speak up on inequity. Vote for actions, not words or political parties. firstname.lastname@example.org
POSSIBLY WORTHWHILE MUSINGS
Living online must not become the new normal Charlie Willis (he/him) is a sophomore in law and public policy.
If my Zoom camera was not already off and my microphone muted by the time my professor announced a breakout room, there was a high probability they soon would be. Either I’d already finished the task we were supposed to be discussing or had absolutely no clue how to do so. Plus, did I really want everyone to see my face in bad morning lighting?
now considering how things will look as it wanes. As we further our understanding of the virus and vaccines become widely available, a return to normal will be possible. Students will have to decide what type of education and what type of life they desire. As we face this decision, we can not accept solely online interactions as the new normal. Receiving one’s education online was increasing in popularity even before COVID-19 and has now in many cases become not just an
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Junior Arielle Pare uses her laptop on Sept. 17, 2019, outside Franklin Hall. IU Students say that they have been struggling only having online classes.
As so many areas of our life have moved online — everything from class to family Christmas gatherings — many students are encountering these types of situations. And while the vibrancy of discussion in my statistics class’ breakout room does not keep me awake at night, I am concerned about the many other areas in which unbridled use of technology may bring lasting consequences. Universities, and society in general, have adjusted to functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic and are
option, but the only choice. As these past months have made clear to many, however, a solely online future for education is not desirable for the individual or society. Life online must not be embraced as the new normal. After a long day of Zoom meetings and online assignments, I can’t help but feel a strong sense of apathy and disengagement from the world around me. As if it wasn’t hard enough to stay engaged with work to begin with, it can now seem impossible. This feeling is in large part due to the absence
of any positive distractions one may encounter outside of their dorm or home, primarily others to interact with. Instead, one is left with purely negative distractions like scrolling through depressing political memes on social media. Our feelings of apathy can easily carry into other areas of life, affecting how we feel about ourselves, how we treat others and our motivation to improve our own characters. In addition, many of us are now missing out on a multitude of simple everyday occurrences that we once took for granted. I never realized the actual importance of walking from class to class, ordering chicken fingers from Goodbody or even being forced to do group work with fellow human beings. Indeed many of us are now realizing that it is these inconspicuous events which break up the humdrum of what would otherwise be an unpleasant day. Most importantly, it is also during class or in-person activities where many find friendships and experience a greater diversity of thought. Lack of understanding between people who view the world differently has been a growing concern for some time. Moving further online at the expense of in-person settings that bring together a variety of people will only exacerbate this. Even those who have taken the socially prolific feat of clicking “start video” on Zoom are still in many ways anonymous strangers. This is to say nothing of those who we know only by their username and profile picture. With this so often be-
ing the limits of our interpersonal connections, it is easy to forget the humanity of the person behind the other screen. We can quickly come to see them as hopelessly lost in ignorance, irreconcilably different from oneself and likely a pretty terrible person. Interactions in realworld settings, however, often bring out quite the opposite. When we meet someone face-to-face we are more likely to desire connection through friendly topics that foster good feeling. When controversial matters do come up, face-to-face conversations are less demonizing and more productive. Broadly speaking, platforms such as Zoom and other modern technologies can be a great benefit. A permanent embrace of the way things are in the present moment would place every individual and society at large in a precarious state. As with so many good things, one must be mindful of their own behavior to keep a proper sense of balance. It is indeed easy to forsake that balance when provided the opportunity to roll out of bed and click a Zoom link. The daily journey to class certainly takes more effort, but in the end this is one of those cases where the harder choice is the better choice. A day lacking in meaningful experiences provides little incentive to face it optimistically. Therefore you must choose motivation over apathy and togetherness over separation, ensuring you have a reason to make each day worthwhile and not simply survivable. email@example.com
Moderates and progressives empowered by thin margins in Congress Jack Rosswurm (he/him) is a junior in international studies and political science.
The 2020 election produced mixed results for both major parties. Republicans lost the presidency but are likely to continue controlling the Senate, though that will not be guaranteed until the Jan. 5 Georgia runoffs are finished. Meanwhile, Democrats retained an extremely slim House majority of 222 members. The slim margins in the House and Senate are certain to result in unwanted outcomes for both parties at some point, but those same margins may also be wielded as a political tool. The majority parties will need nearly every vote from their coalition to pass legislation, so senators and representatives who are known to cross party lines will cast decisive votes. Moderates and progressives will now have the grounds to demand that their interests are considered in each bill in exchange for their coveted votes. The dynamics of a narrowly split House of Representatives and perhaps evenly split Senate will give moderates and progressives the leverage they need to accomplish the policy goals their constituents demand of them, such as a balanced budget or climate change legislation. At the same time, this creates a conflict between the moderates and progressives, both of whom will be necessary to get basically any legislation passed. Narrow majorities for either Republicans or Democrats in both Houses of Congress will likely also magnify any intraparty conflicts. Recently in the Senate, moderates have outsized power on important bills with strong opposition from the opposing party. For example, when the Senate rejected the “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act in 2017, which would have eliminated the individual mandate and delayed the employer mandate while leaving the rest of the act in place, it was moderate Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, Susan Collins, R-Maine, and the late John McCain, R-Ariz., who doomed the bill. The House has much larger caucuses on both sides, so it is naturally easier to pass a bill without securing every single vote from the caucus. However, with only a slight majority, it will be nearly impossible for Democrats to pass any major legislation that Republicans ardently oppose without securing every Democratic vote, including the most progressive representatives. The next two years will prove to be a headache for both Republican and Democratic leaders as they contend with small majorities and potential dissidence from key members. If Republicans maintain the Senate, Collins and Murkowski will often hold the deciding vote on legislation that sharply divides the Senate. If Democrats retake the Senate majority via victory in both Georgia runoff elections and a Democratic vice president, they will be forced to deal with the constraints that moderate sena-
tors such as Joe Manchineel, D-W.Va., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., place on their agenda. One item on the Democratic agenda that will be essentially impossible with a 50-50 split in the Senate is transforming the District of Columbia from a federal district into its own state. Manchin has explicitly stated his disagreement, citing a need to be further convinced on the issue, but leaving open the possibility of changing his position. Sinema also proved her willingness to defy the Democratic party when she was one of only three Democrats to vote in the affirmative for Bill Barr’s confirmation as Attorney General, along with Manchin and soon-to-be former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones. Her votes on divisive issues, such as statehood for Washington, D.C., cannot be taken for granted by the Democratic party. The House of Representatives is composed of many small informal groups, such as the Freedom Caucus and the Blue Dog Coalition. One group that has attracted notable public attention is the “Squad,” composed of Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, DMich., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Ayanna Pressley, DMass. These four congresswomen were all freshmen in the 116th Congress and were all reelected in 2020 by overwhelming margins to the 117th Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has dismissed the “Squad” as only “four people”, but four votes could easily determine the fate of many bills this session. Because the Biden-Harris administration ran on a message of national unity and President-elect Joe Biden is historically a centrist, it is likely that at least some of the legislation his administration will be pushing is not going to be as progressive as members of the Squad would like. Of course, this remains to be seen. There is a chance that Biden’s agenda will end up being more progressive than expected. For the House to pass meaningful legislation supported by Biden, though, Pelosi will need to either find some means of keeping the Squad in line or find some Republicans willing to cross party lines. Republican cooperation with much of anything the Biden administration attempts to push through Congress will be at an all time low. This is not only due to the typically low bipartisanship between a minority party and a majority party who also controls the presidency, but also because of a disgruntled soon-to-be-former President Trump who will not likely be kind to Republicans who enable Biden’s agenda. Leaders from both parties who have the support of rank-and-file members will spend plenty of time over the next two years wondering if a piece of legislation is too moderate for the progressives, or too progressive for the moderates. Either way, the 117th Congress is shaping up to be one of the most gridlocked yet. firstname.lastname@example.org
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 NCAA members and the state of Indiana,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a press release. “We have worked tirelessly to reimagine a tournament structure that maintains our unique championship opportunity for college athletes.” Selection Sunday is set for March 14, with preliminary round dates to be announced. The Final Four, which Indianapolis was already selected to host, will take place April 3 and 5. “The 2021 version of March Madness will be one to remember, if for no other reason than the uniqueness of the event,” said NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt in the release. “We’re fortunate to have neighbors and partners in Indianapolis and surrounding communities who not only love the game of basketball as much as anyone else in the country but have a storied history when it comes to staging major sporting events.” The NCAA will partner with a local health care provider to administer COVID-19 tests for players, coaching staffs, administrators and officials to create a controlled environment.
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Quaker Bloomington Friends Meeting
H2O Church Fine Arts Building, Room 015 812-955-0451
h2oindiana.org facebook.com/h2ochurchiu/ @h2ochurchiu on Instagram and Twitter Sundays: 11:01 a.m. Small Groups: Small group communities meet throughout the week (see website for details) H2O Church is a local church especially for the IU camus community to hear the Good News (Gospel) about Jesus Christ. We are a church mostly composed of students and together we're learning how to be followers of Jesus, embrace the Gospel and make it relate to every area of our lives. Kevin Cody, Pastor
City Church For All Nations 1200 N. Russell Rd. 812-336-5958
citychurchbloomington.org facebook.com/citychurchbtown/ @citychurchbtown on Instagram Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Mon. - Thu.: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. City Church is a multicultural, multigenerational, and nondenominational Christian Church. In addition to our contemporary worship experiences on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., we also have a college ministry that meets on Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m. We would love to welcome you into our community. David Norris, Senior Pastor Lymari and Tony Navarro, College ministry leaders
High Rock Church 3124 Canterbury Ct. 812-323-3333
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We are currently meeting by Zoom only; email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request our Zoom link. fgcquaker.org/cloud/bloomingtonmonthly-meeting Facebook: Bloomington Friends Meeting Sunday: 9:50 a.m. Hymn singing 10:30 a.m. Meeting for worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School (Children join in worship from 10:30-10:45) 11:30 a.m. Fellowship after Meeting for Worship 12:15 p.m. Often there is a second hour activity (see website)
1200 N. Russell Rd. 812-336-5958 citychurchbloomington.org facebook.com/citychurchbtown/ @citychurchbtown on Instagram
Wednesday (midweek meeting): 9:00 a.m. Meeting for worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship after Meeting for Worship
Sunday Services: 9:30 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. Mon. - Thu.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Our religious services consistof silent centering worship interspersed with spoken messages that arise from deeply felt inspiration. We are an inclusive community, a result of avoiding creeds, so we enjoy a rich diversity of belief. We are actively involved in peace action, social justice causes, and environmental concerns.
Inter-Denominational Redeemer Community Church 111 S. Kimble Dr. 812-269-8975
redeemerbloomington.org facebook.com/RedeemerBtown @RedeemerBtown on Instagram and Twitter Sunday: 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.
Scott Joseph, Lead Pastor
West Second St. Church of Christ 825 W. Second St. 812-332-0501
John Myers, Preacher
Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington 2120 N. Fee Lane 812-332-3695
uublomington.org facebook.com/uubloomington Sundays (currently): 10:15 a.m. via livestream Sundays (when in person): 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. We are a dynamic congregation working towards a more just world through social justice. We draw inspiration from world religions and diverse spiritual traditions. Our vision is "Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World." A LGBTQA+ Welcoming Congregation and a certified Green Sanctuary.
Weekend Mass Times Saturday Vigil: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m. (During Academic Year) Korean Mass 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 6 p.m.
Canterbury House Episcopal (Anglican) Campus Ministry at IU 719 E. Seventh St. 812-334-7971 • 812-361-7954
ecm.so.indiana.edu twitter.com/ECMatIU • facebook.com/ECMatIU @ECMatIU on Instagram
Sundays: 4 p.m. Holy Eucharist with hymns followed by dinner
Weekday Mass Times Monday - Saturday: 12:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 9 p.m.
Bible Studies and Music Services: See our Social Media
Director of Campus Ministry Rev. Dennis Woerter, O.P. Associate Pastor Rev. Reginald Wolford, O.P., Associate Pastor
Ricardo Bello-Gomez, President of the Board Corrine Miller, President of the student organization
Lifeway Baptist Church 7821 W. State Road 46 812-876-6072 • lifewaybaptistchurch.org
Facebook: LifewayEllettsville College & Career Sunday Meeting: 9 a.m. Sunday
Sunday Worship: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study: 7 p.m. Lifeway Baptist Church exists to bring glory to God by making disciples, maturing believers and multiplying ministry. Matthew 28:19-20
Barnabas Christian Ministry Small Groups: Cedar Hall 2nd Floor Common Area, 7 - 8 p.m., meetings start Thursday, Sept. 5. We will meet every other Thursday during the school year. Steven VonBokern, Senior Pastor Rosh Dhanawade, IU Coordinator 302-561-0108, email@example.com barnabas.so.indiana.edu * Free transportation provided. Please call if you need a ride to church.
Lutheran (LCMS) University Lutheran Church & Student Center 607 E. 7th St. 812-336-5387
indianalutheran.com facebook.com/ULutheranIU Instagram: @uluindiana Sunday: Bible Class 9:15 a.m. Divine Service 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday & Friday: Morning Prayer 8 a.m. Wednesday: Midweek Service 7 p.m. LCMSU Student Fellowship 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Grad/Career Study & Fellowship 7:30 p.m. University Lutheran is the home LCMSU at Indiana. Our on-campus location creates a hub for genuine Christ-centered community that receives God's gifts of life, salvation and the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ. "We Witness, We Serve, We Love." Rev Richard Woelmer, Campus Pastor
Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister Reverend Emily Manvel Leite, Minister of Religious Education and Congregational Life
Facebook: Hoosiercatholic Twitter: @hoosiercatholic
Rev. Patrick Hyde, O.P., Administrator and
Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m. We use no book, but the Bible. We have no creed, but His Word within its sacred pages. God is love and as such we wish to share this joy with you. The comprehensive teaching of God's Word can change you forever.
1413 E. 17th St. 812-339-5561 • hoosiercatholic.org
David Norris, Senior Pastor Lymari and Tony Navarro, College ministry leaders
Chris Jones, Lead Pastor
Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Catholic St. Paul Catholic Center
City Church is a multicultural, multigenerational, and nondenominational Christian Church. In addition to our contemporary worship experiences on Sundays at 9:30a.m. and 11:15a.m., we also have a college ministry that meets on Tuesdays at 6:00p.m. We would love to welcome you into our community.
We aspire to offer a safe and welcoming home for all people. We are a blend of people of different ages, genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities and countries; we are students, faculty, staff and friends. We pray, worship and proclaim the Gospel. We also promote justice, equality, inclusion, peace, love, critical thinking and acting as agents of change in our world.
Redeemer is a gospel-centered community on mission. Our vision is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform everything: our lives, our church, our city, and our world. We want to be instruments of gospel change in Bloomington and beyond.
Sunday: 11 a.m. We are a Bible-based, non-denominational Christian church. We are multi-ethnic and multi-generational, made up of students and professionals, singles, married couples, and families. Our Sunday service is casual and friendly with meaningful worship music, applicable teaching from the Bible, and a fun kids program.
City Church For All Nations
3820 Moores Pike 812-336-4581
St. Paul Catholic Center is a diverse community rooted in the saving compassion of Jesus Christ, energized by His Sacraments, and nourished by the liturgical life of His Church.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter-day Saint Student Association (L.D.S.S.A.) 333 S. Highland Ave. 812-334-3432
myinstitute.churchofjesuschrist.org Facebook: Bloomington Institute and YSA Society Currently restricted hours: Wed nights for class, 6:50 p.m. to 8:40 p.m. (Subject to change based on COVID-19 developments) The Insistute building is a place to gather on campus for a break from academic rigors. Small library for quiet study, kitchen area for snacks and eating lunch, room to socialize, come play pool, ping pong or foosball. Games and puzzles available as well. A place to feel spiritually recharged and learn more about the Savior, Jesus Christ. Parking available when enrolled and attending a class. Church meets 11:30 on Sundays, at 2411 E. Second Street. David Foley, Institute Director Lyn Anderson, Administrative Assistant David Baer, YSA Branch President
Southern Baptist Bloomington Korean Baptist Church 5019 N. Lakeview Dr. 812-327-7428
mybkbc.org facebook.com/mybkbc/ Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Friday: 7 p.m. Saturday: 6 a.m. Praise the Lord! Do you need a True Friend? Come and worship the almighty God together with us on Sunday, Fellowship included. We are a Korean community seeking God and serving people. Students and newcomers are especially welcome.
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Sunday: 5 p.m. A welcoming, inclusive congregation providing a place of healing and hope as we journey together in the Spirit of Christ. Gathering for worship Sundays 5 p.m. in the Roger Williams room, First United Church. As people of God's peace, we seek to embody the Kingdom of God. John Sauder firstname.lastname@example.org
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BEATS BY KEV
Bedbug’s ‘Life Like Moving Pictures’ provides perfect comfort Kevin Chrisco is a senior in journalism.
“I’m tired and I’m anxious. I’m tired and I’m normal,” Dylan Citron sings on “Attic of the Videostore.” I’m tired. I’m anxious. And I guess that’s pretty normal now. Humanity has weathered an impossibly demonic year. In March, a lot of us were convinced that life would return to normal in a matter of weeks. Now, normalcy doesn’t really exist or even matter. Whatever you have to do to make it through, you should do it. Find comfort in whatever you can. I find comfort in Bedbug’s record “Life Like Moving Pictures.” The bedroom pop stylings of Bedbug are perfect considering a majority of us have spent the last nine months confined to bedrooms. “Life Like Moving Pictures” dropped in August and it practically carried me through the back half of the year. There’s something so comforting about this record. It’s like an old friend’s reassuring hand on your shoulder, it shepherds you into this feeling of rightness —this feeling that maybe everything really will turn out okay. Buoyant synths lull you to sleep on album opener “Summer Mixtape.” Then a sampling from “The Wonder Years” bellows “Look, Paul! There’s more to life than being cool, athletic and popular!” Drum machines kick
Album cover is seen for Bedbug’s “Life Like Moving Pictures” released Aug. 7.
in as gauzy synths usher the song along. Every aspect of this record is steeped in DIY tradition. There’s no gossamer sheen of production. Citron’s voice isn’t trained. Words get drowned in the mix. But there’s this intense beauty to it that I cannot find anywhere else. Maybe it’s because it sounds like I’m sitting beside Citron as they record the track. Maybe it’s the sub-
ject matter of each song. Life is truly fleeting. This year has proved that. Everything stopped except for the ceaseless march of time. “You’re too tired for the nightlife, just like the song said,” Citron whispers on the outro of “Pretty Like the Weather.” “The one that used to play that just made you feel younger, like you’d exist forever. Until you overplayed it. It used to be your favorite. Now you don’t have
a favorite.” Before 2020, it felt like there was plenty of time. Now, I can’t exactly tell if everything feels more immediate or more removed. Some days it feels like I have to have my entire life pinned down, packed into a neat little box. Some days I feel like I don’t have any idea what I want to do about anything. For a long time I thought that I was the only one that could possibly be suffering
from this paralysis, this inability to envision a concrete future amid so much uncertainty. But these tracks make me not feel so alone. Loneliness has pervaded these last nine months. Everything is overwhelming. Comfort is currency. “Life Like Moving Pictures” is comforting in the best way. It allows you to momentarily break with reality, the warm, lush soundscapes enveloping you like a heated
blanket. But the songs also remind you of what’s important. “Cause everything is messy,” Citron sings on “Life Like Getting Older.” “The world is full of broken things. I still love it.” Sometimes it feels impossible to fall fully in love with life again. But maybe it is possible. And that’s enough to keep going. firstname.lastname@example.org
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The president’s speeches
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Looking back on McRobbie’s tenure by analyzing his words what he’s been talking about all this time. McRobbie has delivered an average of 39 speeches each year since 2007. According to IU spokesperson Chuck Carney, McRobbie writes every speech in collaboration with his speechwriter, Greg Buse, who has worked
One man. 13 years. More than 500 speeches. Since IU President Michael McRobbie plans to retire in June 2021, the Indiana Daily Student analyzed his speeches from over the years to study his word choice, sentiment and to see
closely with the president since 2012 to understand his speaking style. Over the years, McRobbie has spoken at groundbreaking events, naming ceremonies, conferences, press conferences, academic panels and more, sometimes traveling across the globe to speak. He
McRobbie is ...
Who did McRobbie thank the most?
These words most often followed “I am” or “I’m” in McRobbie’s speeches
than 600 times to thank at least 565 unique people and organizations, according to our analysis. These are some of the people he thanked the most.
A common theme throughout McRobbie’s speeches was his gratitude. Over his 501 speeches, he used the words “thanks,” “thank you” and “thank” more
Number of thanks received
has thanked hundreds of people and organizations — including the Lilly Endowment, his family and friends and former Gov. Mike Pence — and unveiled new programs. Here’s what we found in our analysis of the president’s speeches.
Tom Morrison IU vice president for capital planning and facilities
Brad Wheeler former IU vice president for information technology
Karen Hanson former IUBloomington provost
Paul O’Neill former U.S. secretary of the treasury
We picked up phrases immediately following the words “I am” or “I’m” and mapped them to the below adjectives. We found McRobbie was “pleased” 259 times, or 35.6% of the time. We also saw interesting descriptions of himself, such as “I am a computer scientist with a background in high performance computing and
Honored Privileged Grateful Certain
McRobbie spoke in eight U.S. states and 14 countries across ﬁve continents
networking.” A first-generation college student, McRobbie came to IU in 1997 as the university’s first vice president for information technology and chief information officer. He was named vice president for research in 2003 and has been an active researcher in the field of computer science.
Amount of times word was used
Simulating speeches Poland
Taking our analysis one step further, we wanted to simulate a presidential announcement. For example, how would McRobbie announce a new partnership with the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? To test out what these speeches could look like, we trained a language model to mimic McRobbie’s speech style. Given a prompt, the model pre-
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dicts the most likely word to follow that using information from previous speeches (see our methodology at the bottom of the page). Here’s one speech the model came up with. Editor’s note: The following speech was generated by a language model and edited for clarity. Neither McRobbie nor his office had input in them.
Country where McRobbie has spoken
COMPUTER-GENERATED SPEECH McRobbie hasn’t just spoken at IU campuses. Over the years, he has spoken at a palace in Berlin, a university in China, a conference center in Hawaii and more than 200 other locations. These speeches were part of a vision to strength-
en IU’s global relations. An Australian himself, McRobbie received a Ph.D. from the Australian National University in 1979, and he has given three speeches in his home country throughout his time as president.
McRobbie announces new collaboration with Hogwarts Prompt: Today, I am excited to formally introduce, in partnership with the Ministry of Magic, Indiana University’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The new school will be housed in the Indiana Memorial Union and will offer degrees in Potions, Defense against the Dark Arts, and Quidditch Strategy.
What topics did McRobbie talk about most, and when? Since 2007, the world has lived through a recession, a pandemic and another recession. How have McRobbie’s speeches changed over the years? Consistent with his extensive challenge(s), opportunity, challenging opportunities world
Start of the Great Recession
scientific background, our analysis found that President McRobbie used the words “science,” “scientific” and “sciences” 1,492 times, and the words “god(s)” and “religion(s)” only 35 times.
Speech: Today, we are delighted to announce that IU’s School of Witchcraft and Wizardry will be one of the first schools of its kind in the United States, and it will become Indiana University’s newest establishment. We believe that the personal, magical
minority, economy, equity, diverse, inclusive economical
McRobbie uses the words country(s) and nation 136 times, and United States or America 63 times.
connection has been timeless and I am delighted to be working with students at IU to create a world where personal lines are visible. We will provide education to students in all three fields: magicians, students of a special class, and a magicloving community. School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (SWW) offers a wide variety of classes and workshops focused on the magic and magic products which are used in everyday life. I feel Indiana University created an opportunity to appear and be at the forefront of the arts to encourage students to explore the beautiful world of witchcraft and wizardry.
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Looking ahead to IU’s next president
McRobbie speaks at the Summit of Presidents from MinorityServing institutions.
The presidential search process consists of two groups — a search committee and a search advisory committee — that guide the selection process for the next university president. IU will also receive assistance from R. William Funk and Associates, a recruiting agency for college and university leaders. While the next president will probably not announce a new IU
campus on Mars anytime soon, Carney said they will have a lot to live up to when it comes to public speaking. “After 13 years, [McRobbie] certainly has developed a style that reflects the breadth of knowledge that he has on the subjects, not just IU, but he has a breadth of knowledge as a researcher and an administrator at the highest level,” Carney said.
METHODOLOGY We built web scrapers to extract 501 speeches from the president’s website and presidential archives. We excluded presidential statements and state of the union addresses to
keep style consistent. We then trained a language model, GPT-2, on this dataset. The model was fed prompts (in bold) and run more than once to generate
multiple outputs. The different outputs were then lightly edited and paragraphs were rearranged for style and readability, just as an editor edits stories by human reporters.
For the analysis involving people McRobbie thanked in his speeches, we looked for persons and institutions that appeared after the words ‘thanks,’‘thank you,’ or thanking.’
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Berger has career night in loss to Maryland By William Coleman firstname.lastname@example.org | @WColeman08
After trailing by as many as 15 points in the first half and 16 points in the fourth quarter, No. 19 IU women’s basketball found itself playing from behind in an 84-80 loss to No. 12 Maryland on Monday. The Hoosiers fell behind 10-0 in the opening two minutes and were outscored 23-9 in the first quarter before managing to slowly climb back into the game. IU had a hard time staying on top of Maryland’s well-balanced offense that leads the nation in scoring, but the one Hoosier able to keep up with the Terrapins was junior guard Grace Berger. “It wouldn’t have been competitive if Grace Berger hadn’t been on our sideline tonight and out there on the floor with a red jersey on,” IU head coach Teri Moren said. “The game’s not even close if [Berger] doesn’t do what she did.”
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Junior guard Grace Berger and freshman forward Kiandra Browne lead a team huddle Jan. 4 at Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. IU lost 80-84 in a narrow game against Maryland.
Berger provided a muchneeded spark for the Hoosiers in the second quarter to help erase their first double-digit deficit of the game. The Kentucky native scored
eight of her 10 first half points in the second frame, and her offense could not have been more timely for IU. Whenever Maryland hit big shots to further extend its lead, it was of-
ten Berger looking to respond with a make of her own on the ensuing possession. “I’m a very confident player,” Berger said. “Even when my shot’s not falling, I still al-
ways think the next one’s going in. My team needed scoring tonight so I just was extra aggressive and shots were falling for me.” Down the stretch, Berger did everything in her power to keep IU’s hopes of winning alive. Senior guard Ali Patberg, who made just two shots from the field, had a quiet night on offense. Senior guard Jaelynn Penn missed the entire fourth quarter with an ankle injury and junior guard Nicole Cardaño-Hillary left in the closing minutes after taking an elbow to the eye. Maryland took its largest lead of the game with eight minutes left to play, but Berger stepped up and willed IU back into contention. She scored 10 points and recorded five assists in the fourth quarter alone to make for a close finish, notching a career-high 26 points in the process. “Every night, a different person could be our leading scorer,” Berger said. “Every-
one’s a threat on the court anytime of the week. It’s not all about one player. That’s what makes us such a good team and that’s why we have potential to win championships and make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.” With the Terrapins deploying a press and half-court traps that forced the Hoosiers to improvise on offense, Moren said Berger was at her best on those broken plays where she could identify and attack the soft spots in the opposing defense. Berger’s impressive showing was enough to give IU a fighting chance at the end, but Maryland capitalized at the free-throw line in the final seconds and never surrendered its lead. “We know we’re a great team capable of beating anyone, but it’s kind of hard when you get yourself down 10-0 at the beginning,” Berger said. “If we don’t let them go on those runs, the end result might be different.”
Berger is a reliable number one option moving forward for IU Doug Wattley is a senior in sports media.
After one quarter of play, IU women’s basketball found itself in a 23-9 hole thanks to No. 12 Maryland’s intelligent defense. The Terrapin press slowed down the typically fast-paced Hoosiers and disrupted any potential rhythm for their offense. They were able to convert six quick points off of IU turnovers in the first six minutes of the game. When the second quarter began, junior guard Grace Berger created a much needed spark for the Hoosiers with her energy and offensive efficiency. She scored back-to-back buckets early in the frame, then hit two
more of her patented midrange jumpers a few minutes later to cut into the lead. IU’s experience helped them battle back against Maryland, but it eventually fell short to the Terrapins 8480 Monday night for its first conference loss. Head coach Teri Moren said that the junior guard was “definitely the highlight” of the game after she allowed her team to stay in the game against one of, if not the best team in the Big Ten. “It wouldn’t have been competitive if Grace Berger wouldn’t have been on our sideline tonight and out there on the floor with a red jersey on,” Moren said. “The game’s not even close if Grace doesn’t do what she did.”
On a night when no other Hoosier played to their full potential, Berger did her part and more. She finished with a game-high 26 points, seven assists and two steals. Despite her struggles in the first quarter, Berger was able to keep a clear mind for the remainder of the game. “I’m a very confident player,” Berger said. “Even when my shot’s not falling, I always think the next one is going in.” The Hoosiers need her to be extremely consistent now more than ever. Two guards, senior Jaelynn Penn and redshirt junior Nicole Cardaño-Hillary, left Monday’s game due to injury, and Moren said that despite it being a premature diagnosis, she doubts either will
play in their next game. Berger has the capability to be the number one scoring option for the Hoosiers this year. She is great at moving without the ball and finding open shots through Moren’s half-court offense. But when that stalls and the shot clock inches towards zero with the ball in her hands, she has proven herself as the go-to option by creating space away from the rim and hitting mid-range jumpers. Her recent success is no surprise for anyone that has been paying attention. She was named one of 20 candidates on the Cheryl Miller Award preseason watch list, given to the nation’s top small forward, after averaging 13 points and five re-
bounds in her sophomore season. In the preseason, Moren said she would take Berger and senior Ali Patberg against any other team’s guards in the nation. Tonight, Patberg struggled against the Terrapins, only scoring nine points and turning it over three times. She didn’t get into her rhythm until it was too late, but she was comfortable leaning on her backcourt counterpart to carry the load — a theme that Berger believes makes this Hoosier team so dangerous. “Every night, a different person can be our leading scorer, can lead our lead in assists, can make plays,” Berger said. She’s absolutely right.
At times this year, it’s been Berger as the best player on the floor. Sometimes, it’s Patberg and other times, it’s sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes. The ability for multiple players to be the number one option, mixed in with the team’s expectation to succeed no matter the score, and IU can compete against anybody in the nation. “They’re not going to walk away quietly, and they’re always going to fight,” Moren said. “That’s why I love them so much.” The Hoosiers have a chance to rebound from this defeat Thursday night as they face Penn State in State College, Pennsylvania. email@example.com
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Jackson-Davis’ big second half leads IU over Maryland didn’t finish on his shots. He ended the first half with five points. “I don’t think he could’ve played any weaker around the rim in the first half,” Miller said. Junior guard Race Thompson got the Hoosiers back in the game after a fiveminute scoring drought off a second-chance hook shot at 10:32 to end a 9-0 Maryland run. Maryland switched to a zone defense, which allowed Jackson-Davis to get looks in the paint, but when the defense collapsed on him he didn’t have options to kick it out to for 3-pointers. Related: [Big second half propels IU men’s basketball to 63-55 win over Maryland] IU shot 0-9 from 3-point range and the bench added zero points. The team went into the locker room at halftime down 27-21. “I think they work hard together, they play to win, they want to win,” Miller said. “When you go 0-9 from three in the first half it’s frustrating. Sometimes this team gets down on itself.” But instead of getting down, players stepped up and kept shooting — and then their shots started to fall. IU took back the lead from Maryland at the 10:43 mark when Thompson hit two free throws. It was the first time the Hoosiers had led since they were up 4-3 at 17:58 in the first half. The Hoosiers outscored the Terrapins 42-28 in the second half, led by 17 points from Jackson-Davis. “It was almost like a
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Sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis held his right knee in pain as he went to the free-throw line with five minutes left in the game. He pulled it together to hit both free throws, putting the Hoosiers up 51-45, while freshman guard Trey Galloway ran to the scorer’s table to replace him. But Jackson-Davis didn’t let that happen. “I’m good. Don’t take me out,” he said to IU head coach Archie Miller. Jackson-Davis jumped up and down at half court as the limited crowd of fans rose to their feet, cheering for him. “I just knew at this point in the game I could not come out,” he said. He went on to score six more points to lead the IU men’s basketball team in a 63-55 win over Maryland. Jackson-Davis finished the game with a doubledouble — 22 points and 15 rebounds. This is now his 11th-straight game where he scored in double digits. He didn’t start the game that way. After sophomore guard Armaan Franklin left the game with a rolled ankle just seven minutes into the game, the team needed JacksonDavis to step up. It wasn’t until just more than nine minutes into the game that Jackson-Davis scored his first points. Before then, he was 0-5 on field goals. Jackson-Davis went up for layups expecting contact from a double team, and
switch,” Jackson-Davis said. “In the first half we couldn’t do anything, we couldn’t score. In the second half we turned it up.” On top of finding the basket, IU was able to pull away from Maryland by getting stops on the defensive end as well. IU held Maryland scoreless for more than six minutes in the second half. The Hoosiers also dominated the boards. They grabbed 23 rebounds — 9 more than the Terrapins — in the final 20 minutes. And nine of those rebounds came from Jackson-Davis. “The rebounding is huge,” Miller said. “When Race and
To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is an 8 — Help your team navigate unplanned deviations or obstacles. Slow the action to avoid mistakes or accidents. Support each other through a tricky passage.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Today is a 6 — You’re craving adventure, travel and exploration; yet road conditions appear blocked. Patiently wait for resolution. An educational opportunity stimulates your curiosity. You’re learning fast.
Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is an 8 — Share support with your partner. Find what you need nearby. Avoid impetuous or impulsive moves. Avoid assumptions, accidents or misconceptions. Keep things simple. Relax.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7 — A professional puzzle has you engaged. Explore potential solutions. The prize you’re seeking requires finesse rather than brute force. Wait for better conditions to move.
Aries (March 21-April 19) Today is a 7 — Joint financial considerations take priority. Slow down. Patiently wait for a blockage to clear. Avoid disputes about who is in charge. Manage structural problems. Pull together.
Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is a 7 — Slow the pace to avoid mistakes or accidents. Safety first. Your routines get tested. Maintain healthy practices as much as possible. Focus and adapt.
Trayce rebound like that, offensively and defensively we’re a better team.” Related: [Limiting fatigue the key for IU men’s basketball against Maryland] With 1:53 left in the game, Jackson-Davis scored his 12th-consecutive point for the team on a layup to put the Hoosiers up by 10 points. Despite his unimpressive first half, Jackson-Davis still managed to finish the game with a double-double. Miller said it was really a tale of two halves. “Moving forward, hopefully we can get him in the first half a little bit earlier,” Miller said. Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 — You can have fun without spending a fortune. Creative expression projects especially satisfy. Focus on what and who you love. Connect over shared passion. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 7 — Prioritize home, family and your own domestic bubble. Make upgrades and reorganize the space for current needs. Nurture your garden for later fruit. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 — Use your clever intellect to find ways around obstacles and barriers. Adapt to unexpected challenges. Don’t rush into anything. Do the research first.
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Top Sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis turns a steal into a dunk in the second half Jan. 4 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Jackson-Davis finished the game with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Bottom Sophomore forward Trayce Jackson-Davis shoots a free throw Jan. 4 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Jackson-Davis finished the game with 22 points and 15 rebounds. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7 — Focus on making money. Scratch out unnecessary expenses and prioritize carefully as you manage delays or shortfalls. Review numbers carefully. Stay in communication.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6 — Concentrate on cleanup and organization. Step back to reflect on a chaotic situation. Consider the bigger picture. You’re undergoing a transition. Relax and recharge.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 9 — Procrastination could seem seductive. Avoid distraction, which could cause expensive mistakes. Focus on the priorities you’ve set. Strengthen basic foundations. You’re growing stronger.
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46 "Give me time to collect myself" 49 Animal rights gp. 50 Make more powerful 54 Gut feeling? 57 Simon Says player 59 That, in Oaxaca 60 Balancing act 64 Artist Yoko 65 Filling out forms, often 66 After-dinner beverage "mixed" in 60-Across 67 Make a dent in 68 Drove off 69 Costner role
13 Condition once called "shell shock," for short 18 Membership list 19 "You found the right guy," formally 24 Novelist Umberto 25 Go this way and that 26 Actor Cariou 28 City near Seattle 29 Muse for Shelley 30 "The Simpsons" bus driver 31 North of Paris 32 One-named New Ager 33 Spiced tea 34 Cornucopia shape 35 Bassoon kin 42 Profundity 43 Welcome __ 44 Mended, in a way 45 "Rugrats" dad 47 __-head: Hell's Angels insignia 48 Romance novelist Roberts who writes mysteries as J.D. Robb 51 Tea variety 52 Computer operators 53 Labor go-with 54 Tiny bit 55 Carano of "Deadpool" 56 Horror movie assistant 57 Lhasa __ 58 Soccer great 61 "Go team!" 62 Spanish bear 63 Hosp. staffer
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Rainforest parrot Mushroom in Asian cuisine World record? "Gloria in Excelsis __" Demands loudly, with "for" Helen of Troy's mother John Irving's "__ of the Circus" __ feed: online news aggregator Medium gift Ripped to shreds Honky-__ Wise one
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