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Cases up at IU-B, 1.72% positivity

Students from other countries face break By Christina Avery averycm@iu.edu

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Hoosier territory; two ended in punts and two ended in a turnover on downs. Thorne replaced Lombardi with just under 10 minutes left in the first half after Lombardi threw his second interception of the day, his seventh of the season. Thorne, who made his first career appearance

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, IU is asking that as few students be on campus as possible during the upcoming winter intersession, where classes will take place completely online and students will be encouraged to leave campus until Feb. 7. While for some students this might only mean traveling a few hours or states away, for international students it means making the decision to either stay in Bloomington, where a heightened flu season is expected, or to travel thousands of miles back to their home countries. Sophomore Fei Huang will be returning home to Taiwan on Nov. 22 for the next few months, a decision she said was made based mostly off of where she is more likely to be able to spend time with friends.  “I know that you guys go home during break and so there will be basically nobody on campus,” Huang said. “I miss my friends back home and there’s no travel restrictions between Taiwan and the U.S., so it’s not too inconvenient for me to travel.” IU requires students traveling outside the country to have a travel signature on their visa before leaving the country, but this is something Huang said international students are used to. Her flight is long, however. While a direct flight from the Indianapolis airport to Taipei would take about 13 hours, Huang said her flight totals about 24, since it takes her through multiple layovers — Indianapolis to Chicago, Chicago to Tokyo and finally, Tokyo to Taipei.  Although Huang’s traveling is relatively straightforward, this isn’t the case for all students. Sophomore Sunny Le, a business student from Vietnam, said the complications of travel in her situation were what motivated her to stay in Bloomington through the winter.  “I don’t want to risk it since COVID might get worse or something might happen unexpectedly and make it complicated to travel back and forth,” Le said. “I would have to be quarantined for two weeks and since the break is only two months it would be too much trouble to travel.” Le, who lives in an off-campus apartment, said she suspects she’ll be bored with the lack of activity and people on campus. However, she has family friends in Florida who she is planning to visit over the holiday season as well as some people in Bloomington.   “I know one or two friends that stay here so I’ll probably just hang with them,” Le said. “And also I still have class until before Christmas and I also have one class during winter intersession, so at least I’ll have something to do."   For students who choose to stay on campus, housing will be available with a one-time charge of either $900 for enhanced dorms, $600 for standard air conditioned dorms and $300 for standard dorms. IU Dining will provide limited Grubhub service. Mail services will not be provided. While Le’s life will be mostly the same, Huang said life in Taiwan looks very different. All of her classes end before Thanksgiving break, so she won’t have to account for the time difference and wake up early. Taiwan’s rules regarding the COVID-19 pandemic have been strict since the beginning, so Huang said she’ll likely be leading the kind of life she did before the pandemic, as long as she’s healthy after the mandatory quarantine.  “Taiwan is basically totally normal,” said Huang. “They reacted really fast at the beginning of the pandemic when it was still in China, so daily life in Taiwan is basically everything you can recall before this pandemic hap-



IU-Bloomington reported another week of increasing positivity rates, correlating with skyrocketing case increases across Indiana, in its final COVID-19 dashboard update before Thanksgiving. IU reports a 1.72% positivity rate and 156 new cases in last week’s testing — the week of Nov. 8-14 — which was the final week of mitigation testing before Thanksgiving.  The largest increases in positivity rates came from students in greek life. Live-in greek-affiliated students saw their weekly positivity rate jump to 5.9% from 3.4% the week prior, and live-out greek-affiliated students saw their positivity rate increase to 3.9% from 1.2% the week before.  Those rates are starting to apSEE MITIGATION, PAGE 6

COVID-19 cases still increasing By Matt Cohen mdc1@iu.edu | @Matt_Cohen_

Indiana reported 5,514 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday in the state’s dashboard update. That is the fifth worst day since the beginning of the pandemic, with the 8,315 new cases in Saturday’s update holding the record. The dashboard updates daily and reports the new positive cases from the previous day among other data points. Tuesday’s update also moved Indiana past 260,000 total positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Of that total, roughly 80,000 of them have come in November, which is only just past halfway completed. The state has reported three record totals in the week and a total of nearly 44,000 new cases, in the last seven days, by far the most Indiana has had in such a period. In Monroe County, the state reported 98 new cases in Tuesday’s update. This is Monroe County’s fourth highest total in


IU students watch the candlelight turn on Nov. 17 at the Indiana Memorial Union. The yearly arrival of the candlelight is an IU tradition.

'I hope this event brings some light into your life' IMU candlelighting tradition, now in its 52nd year, continues during COVID-19 pandemic By Kyra Miller kymill@iu.edu | @KyraLeanne_

On Tuesday, the coldest night Bloomington had seen in weeks, about 10 spectators gathered at the driveway in front of the Biddle Hotel to witness the 60-foot-tall lights shaped like a candle be lit for the holiday season. Although many things on campus have canceled this semester, the 52nd annual candlelight-

ing went on. While the candles were lit Tuesday night, the celebration was scaled down compared to ceremonies held in the past, like last year's Light Up The Night celebration. Last year, large groups of students attended to enjoy live music and an ice-skating rink, neither of which were there Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, SEE CANDLE, PAGE 6



No. 10 IU football defeats Michigan State By Evan Gerike egerike@iu.edu | @EvanGerike

In No. 10 IU’s 24-0 victory over Michigan State, securing the Old Brass Spittoon for the first time since 2016, IU looked far from perfect. Despite being a far cry from the Hoosiers’ complete game against Michigan on Nov. 7, they controlled both sides of the ball and secured their first shutout since Oct. 12, 2019, to stay undefeated on the year. The defense only allowed just 191 yards and created four turnovers. Only one Michigan State drive moved inside IU’s 40-yard line.  On offense, sophomore quarterback Michael Penix Jr. threw for 320 yards and the offense had possession for just less than 40 minutes.  “It’s just the standard that we have,” IU head coach Tom Allen said. “We expect our guys to play at a high level, execute at a high level.” At halftime, IU held a 24-0 lead, but it could have been more. “I thought we were sloppy,” Allen said. “Didn’t execute well enough, especially on offense, and had some special teams mistakes.” Penix threw two interceptions

24 - 0 in the first half, one more than he threw in the first three games of the season. The first came on the opening drive when he threw the ball off his back foot, leading to an easy turnover. Although he finished the half with 284 passing yards, Penix struggled to get comfortable early. Early in the second quarter, Penix threw another interception, this one in the end zone. The Hoosiers took seven trips inside the red zone but scored on only three of those attempts, breaking a 1616 stretch of scoring inside the red zone to start the season. “We didn’t execute how we should have,” Penix said. Naturally, as it has all season, the defense stepped up. Sophomore cornerback Tiawan Mullen intercepted Michigan State’s starting quarterback, junior Rocky Lombardi, on the next play after Penix’s second pick. The ensuing drive ended in a field goal. “He was due,” Allen said. “He’s always around the ball, got his hands on the ball all the time.” Mullen broke out against Michi-


Redshirt sophomore quarterback Michael Penix Jr. smiles before taking a knee Nov. 14 in Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. Penix scored two touchdowns against Michigan State.

gan State last season, breaking up four pass plays and putting himself on the map as one of the best true freshman cornerbacks in the country. Michigan State only had 48 rushing yards in the first half, 38 of which came on a single long run by redshirt freshman quarterback Payton Thorne. Only four times in the game did the Spartans reach

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IU experts comment on Trump lawsuits COVID-19 hits 5 city workers By Luzane Draughon

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The Associated Press projected Joe Biden as the president-elect Nov. 7, after it became apparent Biden had won the necessary electoral votes in Pennsylvania to reach the 270 needed to win. President Donald Trump has refused to accept the results of the election, and his campaign has filed several lawsuits in various states attempting to stop votes from being counted or invalidate ballots. The majority of these lawsuits have been filed in states where Biden won by a slimmer margin than others, according to a Time article. A few of these lawsuits have already been dismissed by judges in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Michigan. The Trump campaign is requesting a recount in Wisconsin and Georgia, according to the article. Most of the ongoing lawsuits are in Pennsylvania and involve the Trump administration trying to stop the count of mail-in ballots and ballots received after 8 p.m. on Election Day. Marjorie Hershey, a professor emeritus in political science at IU, said the Trump administration is trying to take every approach possible to slow or change the election results. If the Trump administration can delay the counting until Dec. 14, the deadline for electoral votes to be cast, their hope is states with majority Republican state legislatures would appoint a Republican slate of electors rather than the Democratic slate chosen by the majority of voters, Her-

shey said. According to the National Archives website, choosing a slate of electors is a two-part process. First, political parties in each state choose potential electors before the general election. Second, the voters in each state select the state’s electors by casting ballots during the general election. If the process is drawn out long enough, Republican state legislatures can claim the results were indeterminate and send their own slate instead of the one the people voted for. This outcome is what the Trump administration is hoping for, Hershey said. “I don’t think they’ll be successful,” she said in an email. Hershey said various voting machines have different levels of security. For example, op-scan machines with paper ballots are more secure than electronic direct recording voting machines and more secure than those without a paper record, she said. She said claims that voting by mail is fraudulent are not supported by evidence and are instead promoted by Trump for his own selfinterest. “That’s a danger to a democratic system,” she said. Nicholas Almendares, an associate professor in the Maurer School of Law, said the Trump administration’s endgame is to affect enough votes to change the result of the election. However, a few hundred or thousand altered votes will not be enough for the election to be overturned, he said. “All the election officials knew that this was going to

By Mel Fronczek mfroncze@iu.edu | @melissafronczek


President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that Joe Biden won the election, though he stated about an hour later that he would not be conceding the race as he repeated baseless allegations that the election was “rigged.” Almost all of the Trump campaign’s lawsuits have been dismissed by a judge or withdrawn from court.

happen,” he said. “In part, Trump said he was going to do this.” Almendares said the nature of the judicial process is slow with technical and careful considerations. He said he thinks people should be able to go into court and fight for their interests, but it is hard for an unelected group of judges to manage elections which face great public weight. “Managing elections is not something that federal courts are well equipped to do,” he said. The left-and right-wing political parties in the United States have little overlap today, Almendares said. Biden may become president while there is a divided Congress, depending on runoff elections in Georgia. “It’s way easier to govern under a unified government,” he said.

William D. Popkin, a professor in the Maurer School of Law, said the potential long-term political implications of Trump contesting the election results would be the alteration of a peaceful transition of power. “Once you set a precedent for somebody to do something like that, undermining the peaceful transition of power, you’re beginning to go down a path which could continue,” he said. The polarization of political parties in the U.S. will be severely affected by Trump’s challenges to the integrity of the election process, Popkin said. He said he thinks Trump will continue to create division in the country and could possibly declare candidacy for 2024. “He’s not going to go quietly,” he said. “He will continue to fan the flames of division.”

Four Bloomington Police Department dispatch workers and one Sanitation Division employee received positive COVID-19 test results Monday and Sunday, respectively. This brings the number of municipal employee cases to 22 since March. All five employees are self-isolating and are on paid leave, according to press releases from the city. Their departments have identified and notified coworkers who were close contacts of the employees and have disinfected equipment, vehicles and facilities the employee may have had contact with. The police dispatch center temporarily closed for professional disinfection, during which time the department continued to provide emergency dispatching services through its contingency plan. Staff returned to the dispatch center Monday night, where protocols include temperature checks at the entrance, reinforcement of physical distancing and face covering, and regular disinfection of work stations. City officials don’t believe the public was at risk of exposure from these employees because their jobs don’t interface with the public, according to a release. The BPD employees are not patrol officers. The first police dispatch employee began experiencing symptoms and selfquarantining Nov. 9 and got

tested Nov. 13, according to a release. The second dispatch employee began experiencing symptoms and selfquarantining Nov. 10 and got tested Nov. 11. The third and fourth dispatch employees began experiencing symptoms Nov. 12 and Nov. 15, respectively, according to a release. They were identified as close contacts of the dispatch employee whose symptoms appeared Nov. 9. The first time a BPD dispatch worker received a positive COVID-19 test result was in early October. The sanitation employee began experiencing symptoms and started self-quarantining Nov. 10 and got tested Nov. 12, according to a release. This is the first employee in the Public Works Department to test positive for the virus. These new city employees’ cases within one week, the rising COVID-19 numbers at the state and county levels and the risk of increased transmission over the upcoming holidays has prompted the city’s Continuity of City Government group to evaluate protocols and consider new guidelines that will protect employees’ health while continuing to provide services to residents, according to a release. City firefighters, a Bloomington Transit bus driver and employees in the Utilities and Parks and Recreation departments have also tested positive for COVID-19 since March.

Locals share input on Monroe County Convention Center By Helen Rummel hrummel@iu.edu

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners held a session for public comment Monday night on the ongoing expansion of the Monroe County Convention Center. More than 60 people were in attendance. The proposed additions to the convention center have faced issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Before the pandemic, it was agreed by the council that the county would renovate the current center and add 60,000 square feet of additional space along with a hotel. This would double the available space at the center, and the estimated cost of these proposed additions was $44 million. As of now, it is undecided if connections between build-

ings or a parking garage will be built or when the center will be fully operational due to concerns of abiding by social distancing regulations. The project is funded by the Food and Beverage tax, a 1% tax on prepared food and drinks, which was originally proposed in 2017 and adopted Dec. 13 that year by the Monroe County Council with a 4-3 vote in its favor. The commissioners specified that the meeting was not dedicated to discussing the tax, as it falls under the jurisdiction of the county council as opposed to the board of commissioners. Some atttendees still addressed their frustrations with it. William Ellis, Monroe County Republican Party Chairman, suggested the project be put on hold until a later point partly because it

uses these taxes on food. “I think there is a sense of urgency for our taxpayers,” Ellis said. “I don’t think that us putting a burden on them while we make a decision on what we do going forward is really appropriate during this time.” Other residents agreed with Ellis for different reasons. Many voiced concerns the center would open before they believed it would be safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout the meeting, attendees were given the opportunity to answer polls about the project. The majority of the people in the meeting, 60%, said they had always supported the project and still do. However, 16% of attendees originally supported the initiative but have since changed their minds.

Julie Thomas, Monroe County commissioner for District 2, said even if the project moved ahead on schedule the center may not entertain large groups until 2030, but it could still be sooner if necessary. The second question asked what residents thought of the convention center. Of the participants who responded, 41% said they want to “expand and renovate the convention center, as outlined in 2019” and another 41% said they “do not wish to proceed with the expansion and renovation project.” The remainder wanted changes to be made to the project, with 11% saying they approved of the project, but on a smaller scale and 8% saying they only wanted the center to be renovated. Talisha Coppock, executive director of the conven-

tion center, said the project would help the center better fit the needs of the county going forward and provide more job opportunities across the county. “Our community is outgrowing it, and we’re a regional destination,” Coppock said. “We have employees that work in the hospitality industry throughout this county.” She noted since additions are not final, the county could consider upgrading the air ventilation systems to prevent airborne transmission of diseases such as COVID-19. Mike McAfee, executive director of Visit Bloomington, works to promote the convention center and other businesses in the city. He estimates by investing more in the Monroe County tourism industry, the City of Bloomington would be able to see

substantial economic growth following a recovery from the pandemic. “We’re the second-most desirable meeting spot in the state of Indiana after Indianapolis,” McAfee said. “We’re not trying to be Indianapolis. Our goal is to bring in a new group of 400 people every week.” McAfee said this stream of incoming tourists would create three new jobs in Monroe County every week and the expansion of the convention center would help with this goal. “There are so many groups of two to 500 that would love to be able to come to downtown Bloomington and go out on the town and feel like a kid again,” McAfee said. “That’s what they love about Bloomington and that’s why this project will work.”

County election board reflects on 2020 election operations By Mel Fronczek mfroncze@iu.edu | @melissafronczek

The three members of the Monroe County Election Board said in a Friday meeting that they’re proud of how the county’s team ran the election, despite the long lines for early voting. Chair Hal Turner said in an interview that the board didn’t anticipate the record turnout for early voting. More than 1.5 million people voted early in Indiana, which is more than double the number of early votes in the 2016 election, according to the Washington Post. “I don’t know if we’re always going to have that much early voting, if it’s a trend,” Turner said. “We have to be able to identify that as a valid trend and not a one-off because this was a big election.” This year, the board didn’t have the time nor resources to create a second early voting location, members said. The county approves the budget for elections a year in advance. Turner said once the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the board considered adding another early voting location, but the extra staff and machine security required would have been too expensive. There was an additional early voting location in 2016, but fewer than 10% of early voters used the second site, said Nicole Browne, board member and Monroe County clerk, in an Oct. 30 court hear-

ing about creating a second location for this year’s election. It wasn’t cost effective, so the board didn’t ask for funding for a second early voting location for this year. The board met Friday to go through the provisional ballots. Provisional ballots allow people to cast their vote even if there’s a question of whether the voter is eligible. These ballots are separated from the regular ones, and the county’s election board reviews each circumstance and decides whether the voter’s ballot will be counted, according to the Indiana government website. Poll workers tell provisional voters onsite how they might be able to resolve the issue and make sure their vote counts, such as by showing a government-issued ID to the election board if they didn’t bring one to the polling location. There were 110 provisional ballots in Monroe County this year, which board member Carolyn VandeWiele said is fewer than there were in 2018. The board accepted 16 provisional ballots. Some of those voters were issued provisional ballots because a statewide system glitch made it seem like they weren’t at the correct precinct even though they were. The board rejected 94 of the provisional ballots, most commonly because the voters went to the wrong precinct, were registered in another county or weren’t registered in Indiana at all. Indiana state


A couple walks inside the polling site at University Elementary School on Election Day. The three members of the Monroe County Election Board said in a Friday meeting that they’re proud of how the county’s team ran the election, despite the long lines for early voting.

law requires voting in the correct county and precinct the voter is registered for. “It is very upsetting that we end up disenfranchising — well, many voters end up disenfranchising themselves by not double checking where they’re supposed to vote and making the plan early enough,” VandeWiele said in the meeting. In a handful of instances, the voter requested an absentee ballot from a different county or state they were registered in and they didn’t receive it, so they tried to vote in Monroe County. The board had to reject these ballots.

The deadline to register to vote in Indiana is 29 days before Election Day. Board members said for future elections, anyone planning to vote in the state should make sure their registration is up to date well before the deadline. In the future, Turner said in an interview, the board will likely prepare for a bigger early crowd, but he’s not sure what those plans will look like. Additionally, precincts may change based on the results of the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau will send redistricting counts to states by April 1, 2021, according to its website.

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Monroe County releases new COVID-19 guidelines

Students worry about bringing COVID-19 home By Matt Cohen mdc1@iu.edu | @Matt_Cohen_

By Carson TerBush cterbush@iu.edu | @_carsonology

The Monroe County Health Department released new COVID-19 regulations in a press release this week that are more restrictive than Gov. Eric Holcomb’s recent executive order. Some of the guidelines took effect noon Tuesday, and will apply in the county until the Monroe County Health Department rescinds its health order, according to the press release. They include: • Face coverings are required when social distancing is not possible (with limited exceptions) • Social distancing, frequent hand washing, avoiding physical contact and other health precautions are required when outside your home • Public schools should follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Indiana Department of Education and Indiana State Department of Health • All private gatherings are limited to 50 people, commercial gatherings are limited to 100 people if indoors and 150 people if outdoors • Commercial gatherings may exceed the 150 limit if they submit an application to MCDH Note: The City of Bloomington continues to enforce a 15-person limit on all gatherings • Restaurants, bars and entertainment or music venues must follow these guidelines: • They must provide tabletop seating for all patrons • All patrons must be seated and wear a mask unless actively eating or drinking • Each table must seat 10 people or fewer, tables must be at least 6 feet apart • Bar-top service can only operate with one clearly marked ordering location • Air ventilation must increase to maximum capacity by opening windows and using air filters designed to address COVID-19 issues • Reservations are encouraged Additional guidelines released in a Tuesday press release are specific to Monroe County’s color-coded status as determined by the Indiana State Department of Health. In the past week, Monroe County saw 366 cases per 100,000 people and a 5.73% 7-day positivity rate, changing its colorcoded status from yellow to orange. An orange status indicates that community spread of the coronavirus is approaching high levels. Guidelines for Monroe County with an orange

What are the restrictions in Monroe County?

status include: • Social and event gathering sizes are limited to 25 people (15 in Bloomington) • No self-service buffetstyle food is permitted in restaurants • Bars and restaurants should use carry-out delivery as much as possible • Bars and restaurants must close by 1 a.m.

91 of Indiana’s 93 counties are orange or red, indicating high case numbers

ISDH’s color-coded map updates each Wednesday at noon. Here are Monroe County’s guidelines in case the county shifts to a blue, yellow or red status: Blue: • Residential gatherings are limited to 50 people (15 in Bloomington) • Gathering sizes for large events are limited to 100 people indoors, 150 outdoors (15 in Bloomington) Yellow: • Social gatherings are limited to 50 (15 in Bloomington) • Events are limited to 100 people (15 in Bloomington) • No self-serve or buffetstyle food in restaurants

Monroe County 7-day positivity rate: 5.73% Weekly number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people: 366 GRAPHICS BY CARSON TERBUSH | IDS SOURCES | ISDH, MCDH, CITY OF BLOOMINGTON

• Restaurants may serve patrons in a cafeteriastyle fashion Red: • Further restrictions will be determined by MCDH

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Next week, thousands of students that arrived in Bloomington in August will return to their families for Thanksgiving. Some will sit alongside elderly and at-risk relatives. Many will leave Indiana, a state which has set new daily COVID-19 case increase records with regularity since Halloween. The state is averaging close to 5,000 new cases each day, and on Thursday, Indiana reported a record 6,642 new cases. IU’s voluntary on-departure testing slots are not yet full. And although the original appointment slots do not provide space for every student, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said IU will increase the available slots and meet student demand. There was no email to students dedicated specifically to offering a sign-up link for departure testing. Instead, the link was tucked inside overall update emails from IU. Sophomore Zach Foster didn’t realize the link was ever sent and would have signed up for his test earlier had he known. Aaron Carroll, IU’s director of mitigation testing, has said in webinars that he and IU’s Medical Response Team considered keeping students in Bloomington over Thanksgiving due to concerns of spreading the coronavirus to student’s home communities. With colder weather and loosened restrictions, the pandemic has reached its worst point of spread since it began both in Indiana and the United States. But the MRT knew it wouldn’t be realistic to keep students in Bloomington over Thanksgiving. The Centers for Disease Control recommends against traveling during the pandemic. It says the best way to protect oneself and others is to stay home. According to the CDC, a negative COVID-19 test alone doesn’t mean it’s safe to travel. “Any time we have people traveling and moving about during a pandemic, we have a concern for increased spread, especially given that the overwhelming majority of us have yet to be exposed to this virus,” Graham McKeen, IU’s assistant university director of public and environmental health, said in an email. Traveling home for Thanksgiving during the pandemic has out-of-statestudents nervous. Foster lives in the Avenue on College — an off-campus apartment complex of which Residential Programs and Services rents out the rooms this year — and will fly home to Miami for the holiday. Senior Mira Antonopoulos lives in Union Street Center on campus and only has to drive to Chicago, but if she tests positive before she leaves, she’ll have to spend Thanksgiving alone in her room. “I’ve been as safe as possible,” Antonopoulos said. “All my friends and I wear masks when we spend time together, but you never know, and I don’t want to put my family at risk.” Foster’s plans for traveling home are no different than any other year. He’ll take the GoExpress shuttle from


Bloomington to the Indianapolis airport and fly home from there. He doesn’t have many other options. Carroll has said in multiple webinars that while he wouldn’t recommend flying during the pandemic, it is relatively safe if necessary. IU is offering voluntary on-departure testing for students during the week of Nov. 15. The university will use Franklin Hall and Assembly Hall as its testing sites. Students can go online to make appointments. The majority of the remaining slots are earlier in the week, as appointments closer to the weekend when students leave filled first.

“I’ve been as safe as possible. All my friends and I wear masks when we spend time together, but you never know, and I don’t want to put my family at risk.” Mira Antonopoulos, senior

Most Big Ten schools are offering some form of ondeparture testing, but none are requiring testing. However, the University of Michigan said students living in university owned housing are “expected” to get tested. Some schools such as Purdue are not offering testing for students who are headed home but instead suggesting they get tested once arriving in their hometown. As a whole, almost all Big Ten universities have plans similar to what IU is offering. Most plans are a series of recommendations like quarantining before traveling and upon arrival at home. They also recommend getting tested whether that be at school, at home or both. The University of Maryland asked all students who are leaving campus not to return this semester. Getting a test is not Foster’s concern. What scares him is what happens if he tests positive. Because he lives in RPS housing, he will not be allowed to get into his apartment once Thanksgiving break begins and until classes return in person in February. IU has not yet announced spring semester move-in days for RPS residents. So if Foster tests positive for COVID-19 before leaving Bloomington, he’s not sure where he’ll go. Carney said since RPS rents out rooms in the Avenue, if Foster got COVID-19 he would be eligible to isolate in Ashton, which is normally reserved for on-campus residents. He would be allowed to choose where he wants to to isolate, whether that be

moving into Ashton, going home or moving elsewhere. Should Foster choose Ashton following a positive test, he would spend Thanksgiving alone, eating turkey by himself in a dorm room. “I’ll definitely be on a pretty hard quarantine right before I leave so I can avoid that whole situation.” Foster said. “That would be pretty awful.” Antonopoulos plans on going home regardless of her on-departure test result. She’s from Chicago and will drive home with her parents. If she tests positive, she will isolate in her bedroom at home, and eat her Thanksgiving dinner alone. Once she leaves Union Street, she also won’t be able to return to IU until early February. “I have to pack all myself up alone because my parents aren’t allowed to come up and help,” Antonopoulos said. “I really have to make sure I don’t forget anything because I still have two weeks of classes afterwards that I’m going to need stuff for so I’m worried about that.” While IU cannot stop non-RPS residents from returning to Bloomington when they want, the school hopes moving classes online will encourage students not to come back, and thus limit spread of the disease at IU and the Bloomington community. Campus housing will be open to international students and others who get approved to stay on campus. Mitigation testing will continue after Thanksgiving break. Carroll said he will “ramp up” mitigation testing at the beginning of the spring semester again as a means to try and limit spread, a lesson learned from late August and early September when the school struggled to control spiking cases. Both Antonopoulos and Foster normally have Thanksgiving dinner with relatives. They don’t know exactly what their plans are for this year, but they will not include elderly relatives. Other students and parents, however, have asked Carroll in his weekly webinars about the feasibility of having Thanksgiving with at-risk relatives. Carroll said if everyone who is attending strictly quarantines for two weeks ahead of time, there is little-to-no risk of spreading COVID-19 at a Thanksgiving dinner. Antonopoulos and Foster both said they know quarantining doesn’t guarantee they’ll test negative. CDC guidelines suggest quarantining before they leave and once they arrive home. For out-of-state students, fear over bringing the coronavirus home with them often outweighs fears of getting the coronavirus themselves.


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Even our planet is smiling about our new president-elect Maggie Mulligan (she/her) is a sophomore in recreational therapy and theater.

As we know by now, the soon-to-be ex-president does not believe in science, and especially not climate change. During the majority of his presidency, I questioned if President Donald Trump even knew what planet he was living on. Whether he knows it or not, it’s a planet experiencing a major climate crisis. Other countries have started taking initiative while we fall behind. Trump decided to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Agreement, a worldwide effort to battle global warming. On top of this, Trump got rid of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan and weakened the Endangered Species Act. In other words, our president was actively helping destroy our planet. With the new presidentelect, there comes hope. Joe Biden has already committed to rejoining the Paris Agreement on his first day in office. Biden also said he intends to pour trillions of dollars into a clean energy plan with the ultimate goal being to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. When Trump was elected, he made a lot of empty promises. Some people in our country might have trust issues, and might be wondering why we can be so sure Biden will hold true to his promises. We can trust these ambi-


President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris receive a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board Nov. 9 in Wilmington, Delaware.

tious plans because Biden does not just have all eyes in our country on him — the rest of the world is watching as well. When Trump dismantled efforts to protect the environment, he broke the trust between the U.S. and the international community. Several countries have al-

ready spoken out about Biden and his plans and are excited and hopeful that Biden can fix what was broken by Trump. Science is real — believing otherwise is selfish. Billions of human lives and ecosystems are being destroyed by fools who choose to ignore science. The scariest part is that

It has been our generation that has been leading the movement to end climate change, and it is our duty to see it through. It was the pressure that we put on our president-elect that inspired much of the change to come. We can also demand drastic changes from those in

this crisis falls on the shoulders of young people. We can go to school and live our lives as if it’s not happening, but in reality, someday all of these people who have chosen not to care about the environment will be six feet under, and we will be the ones to burn in the heat.

charge of IU. The reason the U.S. is being put back on track is that a new leader is taking over. Next year, IU will have a new president, and students must demand that they make environmental justice and sustainability a priority. maggmull@iu.edu


It’s time to challenge the gig economy JP Brenner (he/him) is a senior in political science and geography.


A recycling bin is seen Jan. 16 in the Indiana Daily Student newsroom.


Hoosiers must recycle to mitigate waste caused by COVID-19 Allyson McBride (she/her) is a junior in English and political science.

Take-out from restaurants is picked up in styrofoam containers. Groceries are carried to cars in plastic bags. Online orders are shipped in bubble wrap. Where do the styrofoam containers, plastic bags and bubble wrap go after you’re done using them? Usually, a landfill. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase of single-use items and packaging materials. All of these measures are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but they will still have significant consequences for the environment. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a proclamation Nov. 12 recognizing Nov. 15 as America Recycles Day. This is a good step forward to raise awareness about recycling, but it is nowhere near enough. Even before the pandemic, Indiana was struggling to recycle. Indianapolis is one of the most wasteful cities in the U.S., with a recycling rate of only 7%. The rest of the state has an average recycling rate

around 20%. Bloomington’s rate was higher than average in 2017 at 34%. A 2014 Indiana bill established a target statewide recycling rate of 50%. Originally, the goal was intended to be met by 2019, but the bill was passed without a date attached. It’s now 2020, and Indiana is nowhere near this goal. Lack of knowledge is one of the biggest reasons people don’t recycle. Some people recycle even if they’re not informed, but this can be more harmful than helpful. It’s not enough to just recycle. Everyone needs to recycle correctly. A major problem for recycling is contamination. It can slow the recycling process, or even cause the whole bin of otherwise recyclable material to end up in a landfill. Contamination increased by 41% in Indianapolis from March to May. During this time, some loads of recycling had contamination levels as high as 70%. For context, the average is usually between 25-30%. More people were spending time at home, and this led to spikes in residential waste. Well-meaning but uninformed recyclers had

more opportunities to cause damage. Greasy pizza boxes can’t be recycled, and neither can plastic utensils. More than half of Americans don’t know this, according to a 2019 survey. To avoid this, doublecheck that your item really is recyclable. Recycling should be washed if possible, and it should not be bagged. Indiana must invest in recycling education to avoid these high levels of contamination and increase the number of Hoosiers who recycle. There is a clear need for decisive state action on environmental issues. Even though the state is red, environmental programs are by no means unpopular in Indiana. Eight in 10 Hoosiers believe the state should prioritize the environment, even at the expense of the economy, according to a 2020 survey. Hoosiers must be informed recyclers, especially now. The COVID-19 pandemic might end in the next year or so, but the plastic thrown away now will still be in a landfill in 100 years.

Our jobs are a lot less stable than they used to be. Companies have fewer fulltime jobs. People now have to work multiple part-time positions or take on extra freelance style gigs just to get by. Plus, the temporal nature of this new conception of work leaves laborers missing out on overtime pay, health insurance, paid time off and the ability to unionize. This is the gig economy. Companies — and federal and local governments — are tending to hire contractors and freelancers to do work only when they need it. This reduces their bottom line and necessarily muddies the definition of what it means to have a career. While advocates of the gig economy believe it gifts the privilege to work more flexibly, it’s not all peaches and cream for those looking to support themselves and their families in an increasingly precarious economy. Over the past decade, the hype surrounding freelance gigs has centered on appbased technology companies like Uber that portray working for them as a paid pastime. Work a few hours here and there, and boost that income. Driving for Uber and Lyft is not a gig for most people though. It is their only source of income. Close to 60% of food delivery drivers at Doordash, Postmates, Grubhub and more could not handle a $400 emer-

gency expense. Yet these dedicated app-based workers are barred from receiving the security and benefits of full employment. In the last two years, there has been a greater push to change the status of these workers, to classify them as employees instead of independent contractors. The United Kingdom forced Uber to recognize its workforce as employees and provide a minimum wage and health care benefits in July. In California, Assembly Bill 5 was signed into law September 2019. The bill created a three-pronged test for companies to figure out proper classification for their labor force. The test’s questions press on the level of freedom the contractor has, whether the worker is performing outside the company’s usual course of business and whether the worker is engaged in an established occupation the same as the work performed. The bill made it blatantly clear that the app-based driver positions for companies such as Uber, Lyft, Postmates, Doordash and Grubhub are not independently contracted. The apps direct where to go, how to go and what to do when there. The work these drivers do is the business model. They are not performing outside the company’s course of business. About a year after Assembly Bill 5 was signed, on Aug. 10, 2020, the Superior Court of San Francisco ruled that Uber and Lyft were violating the law and were in-

deed misclassifying workers. The companies threw a temper tantrum and threatened to suspend their services unless the ruling was overturned. In late October, California’s First District Court of Appeals granted the companies 30 days before they had to comply with the ruling — that is unless Proposition 22 passed on Nov. 3. Proposition 22 is a ballot measure that defines rideshare and delivery drivers as independent contractors instead of as employees. It is a direct rebuke to Assembly Bill 5. Thus, it permits the adoption of labor and wage policies specific to the app-based drivers, free from comprehensive protections normally given to workers classified as employees. Proposition 22 turned out to be the most expensive ballot initiative in the Golden State’s history. Uber, Doordash and Lyft, with the help of a couple of the other smaller platforms, contributed more than $200 million to keep exploiting their workforce. Additionally, Uber threatened drivers with layoffs via in-app notifications. If they voted no on Proposition 22, Uber would have to cut 70% of its workforce. They also sent riders similarly intimidating messages that warned the cost of rides could increase anywhere from 20% to 100%. Big Tech money and a misguided politics of fear propelled the ballot initiative to pass with 58% of the vote, leaving the future of the gig economy unstable, uncertain and unequipped to provide and protect the people who make it function. Now more than ever, with the devastating pandemic, subsequent tumultuous recession and the Trump administration’s inadequate response, it is imperative the fight to reclassify hard working app-based drivers as employees carries on despite the defeat in California. All workers need to be cared for, treated with respect and provided sufficient compensation and protections for their labor.



A hand holds a phone displaying the Uber app.


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Student group engagement drops amid COVID-19 By Lauren McLaughlin lrmclaug@iu.edu @l_mclaughlin8

Some IU student organizations have had a decrease in membership or engagement this year, likely due to the COVID-19 pandemic causing many events to move online. The Indiana Daily Student talked to three campus organizations that have lost in-person interaction and in some cases, travel opportunities. Waters Armstrong is the president of Mock Trial at IU, a group that helps student understand law practice through competative trial simulations. He said the group would normally travel all over the country, going to competitions at other universities to present mock cases as a team. Travel would usually be three to four hours with four to five

people in the car, Armstrong said. Competitions now occur over Zoom, so Armstrong said it has not been difficult to adhere to state COVID-19 guidelines. The format has brought some other challenges, though. “In regard to the activity itself, a big part of it is interacting with the judges or interacting with your teammates in person,” he said. “It’s a lot easier to see what someone is thinking when you’re actually sitting in front of them.” Armstrong said it has made the activity and cohesion as a team harder, though he said every other university is dealing with the same struggle. The group has been able to have inperson events for individual teams since teams consist of about eight to 10 people. “So far, of course, I have

very high hopes for us,” Armstrong said. “I think we’ve been adjusting very well to the medium, but we really won’t tell until we keep going to more tournaments and see what the results are.” Armstrong said a few members from last year left because of the online format, but the group recruited a few people this year. The group went from around 40 to 44 competitors last year to 39 this year, he said. ICAN Service Dogs at IU, a student organization partnered with the Indiana Canine Assistant Network, has also suffered the loss of some in-person communication, membership director Kaitlyn Savage said. ICAN at IU helps educate the community about service dogs and supports and volunteers with ICAN in Indianapolis. ICAN is an organization that assigns

service dogs to people with disabilities after they’ve been trained by incarcerated people. This provides a way to help inmates reintegrate into society. Some members of ICAN at IU apply to train service dogs as well. Savage said ICAN at IU has about 150 active members, so meetings are hosted every other week over Zoom. The group received about 30 to 50 new members, but the engagement is still lower than past years, Savage said. She said she suspects it is due to the decrease of students in Bloomington and the lack of on-campus events. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, some dogs were not allowed to go in and out of prisons, Savage said. Dogs had to adjust to a new environment they had not been in for a long period of time. Some members of ICAN at

IU could take dogs to class, but there are few in-person classes to go to, she said. Sophia Caldwell, president of Best Buddies at IU, said COVID-19 has also prevented Best Buddies from meeting in person. Best Buddies at IU helps IU students and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the local community develop friendships. The organization usually pairs a student with a community member, or a buddy, Caldwell said. The organization was restricted to having two virtual Zoom events every month this semester, and students and buddies can only meet up when following COVID-19 restrictions and if the buddy’s caretaker agrees, she said. She said the group has tried to keep Zoom events similar to last year’s in-person events, despite the

different format. The group was made up of around 100 members — including students and buddies — in previous years, Caldwell said. It is now about half that amount, many of whom are returning members, she said. The online format can be hard, especially for buddies who live in group homes, she said. It makes communication difficult because some buddies do not have their own devices or have to borrow a staff member’s device. Caldwell said the students are encouraged to find other ways to communicate, such as writing letters or emails. “The goal for this year is just to make sure that no one in the club feels isolated during this time,” she said. “I just want to make sure that everyone feels like they have someone to talk to.”

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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

West Second St. Church of Christ

3820 Moores Pike 812-336-4581 fgcquaker.org/cloud/bloomington-monthlymeeting Facebook: Bloomington Friends Meeting We are currently meeting by Zoom only; email us at bloomington.friends.website@gmail.com to request our Zoom link.

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)

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. Sunday Bible Study: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study: 7:00 p.m.

John Myers, Preacher

Wednesday (midweek meeting):

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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9:00 a.m. Meeting for worship 9:30 a.m. Fellowship after Meeting for Worship

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.

719 E. Seventh St. 812-334-7971 • 812-361-7954

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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

Independent Baptist

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, barnabas@indiana.edu 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

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Canterbury House Episcopal (Anglican) Campus Ministry at IU

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.

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Episcopal (Anglican)

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

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.

825 W. Second St. 812-332-0501 facebook.com/w2coc


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.

Mennonite Mennonite Fellowship of Bloomington 2420 E. Third St. 812-646-2441 bloomingtonmenno.org • Facebook

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 mfbjohn@gmail.com

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

jubileebloomington.org Instagram: @jubileebloomington Twitter: @jubileebloom facebook.com/fumcbloomington 10 a.m. Sundays: Classic Worship via Youtube Live 11:15 a.m. Sundays: Interactive Bible Study via Zoom 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Virtual + InPerson Meeting at First Methodist Jubilee is a Chrust-centered community open to all people. We offer both virtual and in-person community events on Wednesdays for a free meal, discussion, worship and hanging out. Small groups, service projects, and events are all a significant part of our rhythm of doing life together and avoiding isolation. Email: jubilee@fumcb.org Markus Dickinson, Campus Director

Jason Pak, Pastor

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pened.” Unlike many locations in the U.S., most bars, restaurants, shopping malls and movie theaters are operating as normal in Taiwan, although most places do require a mask. Huang said she feels like she’ll need at least a couple of days to get used to what it was like back home, but she doesn’t feel as if Taiwan is superior in handling the coronavirus. “This is definitely something everybody is in together,” Huang said. “It’s not just like ‘Oh, this country has more cases,’ ‘this country has less cases.’ I don’t see it that way. I feel like it’s just something that’s global.” Le said Vietnam is also back to normal, but she doesn’t want to possibly expose her parents to COVID-19 and feels safe staying in Bloomington over the break. However, there

are aspects of Vietnam she misses. She was last home in summer 2019. “I’ll miss my family, obviously, and the food,” Le said. “I really miss pho. There are no good Vietnamese restaurants here in Bloomington and the dish is too difficult to cook on my own.” Huang said she’ll miss her friends as well. However, the break offers both students unique opportunities to do activities they normally don’t have time for. Le said she’s looking forward to reading more, as she has several books on her to-be-read list and won’t have much free time to dive into them next semester. Huang looks forward to the Taipei winter and plenty of rest and relaxation. “Going home just means take a very brief break for me, get some sleep, get some good food back home and then get ready to embrace a new year,” Huang said.


Junior running back Stevie Scott III runs with the ball Nov. 14 in Spartan Stadium in East Lansing, Michigan. Scott ran for 84 yards against Michigan State.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 on the final drive of the game Nov. 7 against Iowa, finished the day with 110 yards on 1020 passing. After his 38-yard scramble on his first play, the


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 the ceremony was changed to a hybrid format, with inperson attendance allowed. The event was streamed live on the IMU Instagram account. About 20 people watched it on the livestream, but it can still be rewatched by anyone on the IMU's Instagram. "I don't think canceling it was ever up for debate," said Kaila Messereli, a stu-


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defense settled down and kept him from getting loose again. “It’s practice,” Mullen said. “Monday through Friday the scout team gives us good looks. It was no surprise we had to transition to a running quarterback." 

The game slowed down more in the second half. IU took two drives down inside Michigan State’s five before turning the ball over on downs. Neither team scored. Fryfogle finished the day with 200 yards, the first Hoo-

sier to reach that mark since Ricky Jones had 208 against Wake Forest on Sept. 24, 2016. “On the offensive side I feel like we left a lot of points on the board,” Penix said. “But it was still a team win, and we’re happy we got it.”

dent involvement program coordinator in a News at IU article. "We had an enhanced candlelighting ceremony last year, and we wanted to keep the momentum going. So many people enjoyed it last year that we wanted to bring some light to this year." IMU Executive Director Hank Walter, Dean of Students Dave O’Guinn and Union Board President Teja Vontikommu spoke before starting the countdown to the candlelighting, thanking

people for watching and being there. Those in attendance excitedly counted down until the big red button was pushed and the entire courtyard was bathed in soft red light from one of the IMU’s two candleshaped light fixtures. The facade of the IMU features two candles, one is 80 feet tall and the other 60 feet tall. They house a combined 305 LED lights, 238 red and 67 white, according to a News at IU release. Univer-

sity maintenance teams have been preparing for the candlelighting ceremony since September. The candles traditionally remain lit through New Year’s Day and will be taken down after this winter, according to the release.   "I know 2020 has been a stressful year for all of us,” Vontikommu said. “I hope this event brings some light into your life. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday.” 

Sept. 14 and Nov. 10. The record in Monroe County is still 238 cases on Sept. 10. Hospitalizations continue to set records in Monroe County with more than 100 people hospitalized. The

county has 122 people currently hospitalized which is the most it has ever had at once since the start of the pandemic. In Indiana as a whole, 2,951 people are hospital-

ized for COVID-19 as of Tuesday which is the state’s record. According to the dashboard, 36.9% of the state’s intensive care unit beds are in use for COVID-19 patients.

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proach levels similar to when many houses were directed to quarantine earlier in the year, but only one house currently is quarantining — Beta Sigma Psi. Beta Sigma Psi is on its second quarantine of the semester. IU reported in previous updates that many cases in greek life could be traced back to Halloween parties, and this update still includes data from the 14 days after Halloween.  Delta Upsilon was shut down for holding a large Halloween party. Sigma Pi was placed on cease and desist shortly after Halloween for COVID-19 policy violations. Sigma Chi was also placed on cease and desist after Halloween, but it’s not clear the fraternity’s violation was related to the pandemic.  All other off-campus residents saw increasing rates as well, up to 1.7% from 0.6% the week before. Positivity rates in dorms remained the same, at 1.4%.  Symptomatic positivity rates increased from 21.34% in the last update to 26.6%

last week. Ashton Center's occupancy remained roughly the same, but decreased from 11.6% of capacity to 11.1% of capacity. IU is not requiring students in Ashton to remain in Ashton over Thanksgiving break. Students are able to isolate at home if they so choose. Bloomington’s prevalence rate of the pandemic on campus increased to 1.5% from 0.8% in last week’s update.  IU is conducting voluntary on-departure testing this week in place of mitigation testing. The dashboard reports students are still able to sign up for an on-departure test if they have not already.  Mitigation testing will return the week after Thanksgiving, where Aaron Carroll, IU’s director of mitigation testing, plans to increase how often the students who return to Bloomington will be tested. Students who will not be coming back to campus from the period of Nov. 20 through Jan. 1 are able to apply for an exemption so they are not selected for mitigation testing while gone. 

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IU pediatrician dies because of childbirth By Amaiya Branigan abraniga@iu.edu | @too_muchsoul

Dr. Chaniece Wallace was a pediatric chief resident at Indiana University School of Medicine who devoted her life to caring for the well-being of children and adolescents. After years of caring for other young lives, she and her husband, Anthony Wallace, were anxiously anticipating the arrival of their own daughter. The baby’s due date was set for Nov. 20. Wallace went into premature labor Oct. 20. She delivered her baby girl by cesarean section fighting against the struggles of preeclampsia, a dangerous pregnancy complication that can be fatal to both the mother and child. According to the American Pregnancy Association, symptoms may include high blood pressure and protein in the urine, usually occurring after week 20 of pregnancy. Though preeclampsia is said to be one of the most preventable pregnancy complications, Black women are 60% more likely to develop severe preeclampsia than non-Hispanic white women. This disparity is often a reflection of lack of access to health care and higher rates of chronic diseases that are high risk factors for preeclampsia,

according ccording to Dr. Iris MabryHernandez of the Agency for or Healthcare Research and Quality in Washington, D.C. As a result of the complications, ions, Wallace lost her life days after fter giving birth. Before her death, she endured surgery proceeding the delivery which caused aused her liver to rupture, blood pressure to rise and kidneys to malfunction. Her daughter, Charlotte Azaela, remains in a neonatal intensive care unit. A GoFundMe page has been created reated to help support the Wallace family during these trying rying times and has raised a total of $138,585 so far, exceeding eeding its goal of $5,000. As a woman, to give birth iss to also risk your life — Black women especially. Racial disparities and discrimination are key contributing factors in high maternal mortality rates and they must be addressed in order to save the lives of underrepresented women in medicine. It is common for Black women to feel like their medical complaints and inquiries fall on deaf ears. There is also a long history of African Americans being hesitant to seek professional help in regard to their health due to the mistreatment and ostracization of Black people after slavery and into the Jim Crow era. An example of this


would be the Tuskegee syphilis trials started in the 1930s. To ensure the safety and proper treatment of Black people in the healthcare world, stricter policies and procedures could be set to prevent biased service on the behalf of medical staff. These issues could potentially be solved by hospitals recruiting more Black doctors and nurses to diversify their staff and care for patients. Dr. Jennifer Lincoln, a medical advisor and OB-GYN in Portland, Oregon said Black people are still less likely to get

the same treatment in terms of pain medication. She also believes that Black people are more likely to wait longer in the ER because they are not taken as seriously due to the remnants of slavery in America. Lincoln’s Tik Tok video explaining this reality went viral earlier this year. Wallace’s death can be seen as a valuable lesson for us all. Prioritizing our health and taking precautionary measures, visiting the doctor regularly and practicing preventive care can save your life.

Black women are the backbone of democracy By Amaiya Branigan abraniga@iu.edu | @too_muchsoul


Stacey Abrams, former Georgia House Democratic Leader, speaks Nov. 15, 2019, to attendees at the National Press Club Headliners Luncheon in Washington, D.C.

due to the state’s exact match law which requires citizens’ names on their governmentissued IDs to precisely match their names as listed on voter rolls, especially if handwritten. Out of the 53,000 voters affected by this law, the Atlantic reported more than 80% were Black women. The exact match law was largely put to an end in 2019 when current Georgia Gov.

Brian Kemp signed House Bill 316. The bill lessened voter registration obstacles and was similar in nature to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that enabled the Black American vote. Abrams is not only credited for bringing light to the issue of voter suppression, but also for increasing the number of registered Democrats in Georgia. She launched Fair Fight, a voting organization

that encourages voter participation and protects voting rights through eliminating voter suppression. The organization said it has registered 800,000 first time voters in the past two years. Although the race has not been called yet in Georgia, politicians such as Susan Rice have credited Abrams’ work in being a contributing reason the margin between Biden and President Donald Trump is slim. This election process was incredibly complex due to the abnormalities of the COVID-19 pandemic, therefore the celebration resulting in this win is a reflection of relief. This victory is indicative of the demise of an administration that thrived on hate and division and used the oppression and marginalized of minority groups as leverage. It is the turning of a new leaf in the social climate in this country. It marks the beginning of saving America’s soul thanks to Black women showing up and showing out — making history once a again.


Minorities broke barriers in 2020 elections By Garrett Simms gasimms@iu.edu

Diversity in elected officials is critical to the inclusiveness of policy and governmental affairs. It is important the government officials who are elected and make laws for the country are able to understand the people they are supposed to serve. A significant part of this is making sure these government officials are as diverse as the American people. Throughout American history, politicians and government leaders have overwhelmingly been white men. This does not accurately represent the diversity of America. Statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau in 2019 show nearly four in 10 Americans identify with a race or ethnic group other than white. Last week, Kamala Harris became the first Black person, first woman and first South Asian to ever be elected as vice president of the U.S. But Harris wasn’t the only person to break racial, gender and social barriers in American politics this weekend. Geoff Bradley, a Black


Geoffrey Bradley smiles for a photo.

man and IU graduate, was elected as a Monroe County Circuit Court Judge. Bradley has been a deputy prosecutor in Monroe County for 14 years, specializing in felony cases. Before his time as a prosecutor, he was an assistant prosecuting attorney in Ohio. Bradley said he has demonstrated a commitment to professionalism, a fair and even-handed approach, integrity and impartiality. He will serve a six-year term in this position where he can be effective and serve this community.

Black men, we need to do better. A lot better. By Stefan Townes sztownes@iu.edu


The 2020 presidential election was monumental for many reasons. Gender and racial barriers were broken, as Kamala Harris became the first woman of color to be elected as vice president. Now for the first time, women across the country have proper representation in one of the most powerful positions in the nation. One of the most noteworthy factors that contributed to the election’s historic nature was raw, unfiltered and passion-filled Black Girl Magic. Exit poll results show 90% of Black women voted for President-elect Joe Biden. Black women such as Stacey Abrams, former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, were on the front lines and made sure this election was not impacted by voter suppression. During the 2018 election, 53,000 Georgia voter registrations were suddenly switched to a pending status. This was


Black Lives Matter activist Cori Bush became the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress. After the 2014 shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Bush became involved in politics, running a progressive campaign supporting Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. Ferguson is in the same district Bush was elected, and now she has more power to change the city that started her journey into politics. “To the Black women, the Black girls, Black nurses, the essential workers, the single mothers — this is our moment,” Bush said during her acceptance speech. After winning his district in the Bronx, New York, Ritchie Torres became the first openly gay Afro-Latino to ever be in congress. Torres grew up in the Bronx in public housing and knows first hand many of the economic and educational problems citizens in the district face. Torres has served the Bronx since 2013 as a city council member and as a member of

Congress, he hopes to fight for quality health care, affordable housing and better schools in the community he started in. All four members of “the squad” were reelected into their seats in Congress. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York’s 14th District, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan’s 13th District, Ayanna Presley of Massachusetts’ 7th District and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota’s 5th District make up the political powerhouse. These women have used social media to attract younger Americans and got their name after Ocasio-Cortez posted a picture of all four of them together on Instagram captioned “squad.” Their reelection shows the American people are positively responding to the work they are doing. The election season brought anxiety and uncertainty for many Americans, but there is starting to be a light at the end of the tunnel. American politics is slowly but surely becoming a place for all people — no matter their race, gender or sexual orientation.

I struggle to write this. It feels cruel to write about my disappointment in Black men at a time when we’re seeing Black men being killed on the streets. It feels inconsequential to worry about the problems within our community when we face so much opposition from outside of it. But at the end of the day I can’t shake this need to speak on what I’m feeling at this point in history, and simply put: Black men, we need to be better than this. Now I can go on and on about how not every single Black man is guilty of the bigotries I describe. Not all of us are rampant sexists or homophobes, but it’d be naive to believe these behaviors aren’t rampant in the Black community, namely from Black men. Let me be clear: These issues are not exclusive to us Black men. I just express even greater disappointment when I see another Black man, another person like me, try to defend the actions of bad people with the guise of Black power. These celebrities may be Black, and when it’s revealed that they aren’t good people, it can feel like Blackness itself is being attacked, but instead it is Black womanhood that is being protected. We see it commonly in our celebrities, be it the homophobia and anti-Asian racism from Steve Harvey or the sexism and violence against women from the likes of Chris Brown, yet examples such as them have a very vocal base of support. I understand why so many of us are quick to defend Black celebrities — historically Black men have been the scapegoat for crimes they didn’t commit. The horrible case of Emmett Till, the young Black man whose violent and wrongful death arguably kick-started the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, was an instance of a woman falsely accusing Till of assault. Sadly, he’s only a single example of a large pattern. I get the fear and distrust that comes with seeing Black male celebrities get accused of such heinous crimes like rape. That said, it’s astoundingly naive to believe our community doesn’t deal with it’s own problems with how we treat Black women. I’ve seen, time and time again, Black men get excuses for the actions they’ve done. Bill Cosby, after allegedly sexually assaulting almost 60 different women, is still defended to this day that he’s part of a conspiracy to take down another successful Black man. Chris Brown, despite having a large history of violence against women, gets to have a successful career. R. Kelly, despite hard evidence proving he married a 15-year-old, got ample time to defend himself on television. But what disappoints me more than the men being defended is the treatment of these victims — Black women. The victims of these men have been accused of lying and creating a story for the

clout, attention and money. Despite this, most people who dare to say something like that can never name me a single victim of Cosby or R. Kelly who isn’t also a celebrity. The pattern is perverse. Women who are victims have been delegitimized and harassed. We saw it earlier this year with Megan Thee Stallion and her injury from rapper Tory Lanez, with people claiming that she was lying and, yet again, trying to tear a Black man down. Even Terry Crews, who bravely testified about his own experience being a victim of sexual assault in the workplace, asserted he didn’t have to defend Gabrielle Union after her exit from “America’s Got Talent” because the only woman he’s concerned about is his wife. And I have to wonder, as a Black man, are these celebrities and their followers the ones I want to look up to? What is the success they have that so many people want to apparently tear down? I see a fight for equality that amounts to “why do I have to bear responsibility for my actions when my white peers don’t?” It is not Black power for a man to not face justice, to be excused on the behalf of his skin, and if you insist that it is, then Black women’s lives don’t matter equally to you. Because that’s who’s hurt by this pattern within our community, time and time again. The vulnerable, the ones who need protection the most. And I understand why these patterns arose. Having no other option we, historically, had to emulate whiteness. To merely survive, we had to do everything in our power to convince the system we were just as good as the white man. We did everything they did, we thought the same things they did. These behaviors of how we treat women and our relationship to Blackness didn’t spontaneously arise within us, and we have to think critically about where they came from. It’s the same reason why so many of us don’t address the homophobia in our community either. We equate homosexuality with womanhood which is then equated to weakness, worthlessness and objectification. Just look at how other rappers treat Lil Nas X and how much they try to play his success down. It didn’t happen all on its own — we had these values instilled into us from the society around us when we were deemed property. The lie they’d tell us, that all we had to do is be like the white men next to us and it’d all be okay, still fools so many of us to this day. And the disappointment I feel because of that is immense. It eats away at me because I know that right now we need unity and support and love, but as long as we don’t address issues like how we treat Black women and how we avoid accountability, we won’t survive. It might feel cruel to pile this on top of so much that has happened in the past year alone, but Black men, we owe it to ourselves to be better.


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Defensive line continues to carry load

NCAA may hold entire tournament in Indy

Wommack said in order to control Fields, who can escape pressure and extend plays, IU needs to be able to rely on its defensive ends. On the other side of the ball, IU will look to its offensive line to keep pressure off sophomore quarterback Michael Penix Jr. and create openings for the run game. The offensive line has only allowed two sacks since allowing three in the season opener against Penn State on Oct. 24. IU will look to continue that trend against Ohio State, especially after proving its depth last week. Junior tackle Caleb Jones was replaced by junior Luke Haggard, who saw his first significant action against Michigan State after transferring from Santa Rosa Junior College. “I think number one, credit to the players for their preparation and their work ethic,” Sheridan said. “number two, their position coach, Darren Hiller. I think those are the two primary people or groups that are responsible for their improvement.” The battle will be seen on national television when No. 9 IU takes on No. 3 Ohio State at noon Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, on Fox. “This football team is highly motivated,” Allen said. “This team has worked extremely hard and we’re used to being told we don’t measure up.”

By Evan Gerike egerike@iu.edu | @EvanGerike

IU’s fifth game of the season against No. 3 Ohio State is set to be physical at the line of scrimmage, and IU head coach Tom Allen said he believes it may be where the game is determined. The game brings a chance for the offensive line to take a step forward and an opportunity for the defensive line to continue to impose themselves on opposing quarterbacks. “It’s going to be true on both sides of the football,” Allen said in a Zoom conference Monday. “That’s the matchup that will probably be at the focal point of both sides of the ball.” The defensive line has already played a significant role through five games, pressuring quarterbacks and helping force takeaways that have already led to 57 points on the season. Against Michigan State on Saturday, IU turned three interceptions and a fumble recovery into two touchdowns and a field goal. Against Ohio State’s junior quarterback Justin Fields, who hasn’t thrown an interception on 83 attempts this season, turnovers will be at a premium. “There’s a reason why he’s arguably the best quarterback in the country,” Allen said. “Like every other quarterback, you have to af-


Top IU’s defensive linemen prepare to tackle Penn State’s offensive linemen Oct. 24 in Memorial Stadium. Right Junior linebacker Micah McFadden puts his fist in the air in the first quarter against Michigan State on Nov. 14.

fect them in some way. They have to feel uncomfortable.” Allen said it might come down to simply pressuring the quarterback as much as it does sacking him, but IU has proved its ability to turn pressure into sacks this season. The Hoosiers lead the Big Ten with 12 sacks after recording four against Michigan State. Over the last two games, IU’s defensive line has been dominant. The Hoosiers held the Spartans to 60 yards rushing last week and the Michigan Wolverines to only 13 yards Nov. 7.

“There’s some unsung heroes in there,” defensive coordinator Kane Wommack said. “We don’t talk about those guys as much because of some of the flash you see from our linebackers and DBs, but there’s a physicality that’s happening up front with our defensive line.” Among those are senior Jerome Johnson, who registered his first two sacks of

the season against Michigan State, and junior James Head Jr., who Wommack said has continued to improve week by week. “There’s a guy who has continued to work his tail off and get better at what he does,” Wommack said. “He’s really just focused on his role and to me, seeing a guy that is starting to produce now in our defense has been very rewarding.”


By Grace Ybarra gnybarra@iu.edu | @gnybarra

The NCAA announced Tuesday that the men’s basketball tournament should be held in one geographic area as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee determined playing the tournament at 13 preliminary sites across the country would be very difficult amid the pandemic, according to the NCAA website. The NCAA is in preliminary talks with the state of Indiana and city of Indianapolis to host the 68-team tournament around the metropolitan area of Indianapolis during March and April. “We have learned so much from monitoring other successful sporting events in the last several months, and it became clear it’s not feasible to manage this complex championship in so many different states with the challenges presented by the pandemic,” said Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball, in the NCAA press release. The city of Indianapolis was already set to host the 2021 Men’s Final Four from April 3-5.


IU heads into season ranked No. 16, favored to win Big Ten By Doug Wattley dwattley@iu.edu | @dougwattley


Freshman Hunter Jessee bunts the ball March 7 at Bart Kaufman Field.

Big Ten reportedly won’t allow nonconference games in 2021 By Colin Wright colwrig@iu.edu | @colinfhw

According to D1 Baseball, the Big Ten will be prohibiting all nonconference games for all member baseball and softball programs for the 2021 season. The news comes after D1 Baseball analyst Kendall Rodgers tweeted that many

Big Ten schools would be canceling their nonconference matchups, both in tournaments and regular season series. Rodgers also reported earlier in the week that all travel for baseball and softball competition in the Big Ten during the 2021 season will be conducted by bus. Several Big Ten coaches

have already announced they will still be trying to put together a schedule that can get close to the usual 56 game season that would be seen in normal times. Neither Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren nor the Big Ten Administrators Council has yet to officially announce the news as of midFriday afternoon.

The Big Ten hosted a virtual Media Day on Friday morning, where each women’s basketball head coach had the opportunity to answer questions from the media. The Hoosiers are No. 16 in the AP Poll, the highest ranking the program has reached in the preseason poll. The Big Ten coaches also predicted IU would win the Big Ten, a consensus that touched head coach Teri Moren the most. “I was more grateful that we were selected by the Big Ten coaches,” Moren said. “That means a lot.” As for the team’s high ranking, Moren emphasized the balance of her players recognizing its importance, but not getting caught up in it. More than anything, said she realizes that it was years

in the making. “I thought it was important for our group to understand the significance of Indiana women’s basketball,” Moren said. “There were kids before them that helped build this program.” Two players in particular she cited were Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill, who both graduated in 2018 but were instrumental in the program’s transformation. Focusing on the upcoming season, Moren reiterated her excitement for this year’s team. She said she has been especially impressed with junior guard Grace Berger. After averaging 13 points per game last season, Berger was named as one of 20 candidates for the Cheryl Miller Award watch list, which recognizes the top small forward in the nation. “Grace has been by far the best player in practice from


IU women’s basketball Coach Teri Moren gives her team directions Feb. 17, 2018, in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

a consistency standpoint,” Moren said. “She’s been way more vocal right now than she’s ever been and that comes from her growth as a player and as a person.” This season’s schedule has not been released yet, but the team will participate in a virtual Hoosier Hysteria at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. The event will be streamed on the program’s Facebook page.


Fashion, Media and Politics

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Explore the potential for fashion to influence politics in the age of social media.

Special guest Jeanne White Ginder, mother of Ryan White, will present the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award

Online, asynchronous Joycelyn Elders, MD, will receive the Ryan White Distinguished Leadership Award and will discuss the challenges she faced advocating for sexual health education while being the 15th Surgeon General of the United States


Social Media and Democracy Dive into the media and political landscapes in this course to learn about the relationship between social media and contemporary politics. Online, asynchronous

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IU signs two international players on National Signing Day By Luke Christopher Norton lcnorton@iu.edu | @lcnorton31

IU women’s golf signed two international players, Lydia Cryer and Áine Donegan, on National Signing Day on Nov. 11. “I am expecting both Áine and Lydia to bring some depth and firepower to our lineup,” head coach Clint Wallman said. Donegan is a native of Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, and originally signed her national letter of intent last year but has reclassified to join the team next fall. Donegan holds the No. 153 spot in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. Donegan competed on behalf of her country, be-

ing a member of the 201819 Ireland Girls European Championship Team. She has also had success in individual events, winning the 2019 Carlow Scratch Cup and the 2019 Lahinch Vaughan Scratch Cup. “Áine has had the unique opportunity to refine her world class game this year due to the pandemic, and I am looking for her to jump right in and make an immediate impact to the program,” Wallman said. Cryer, a native of Burnley, England, attended Unity College where she was named 2019-20 Sportswoman of the Year. She also held the No. 1 ranking in the Independent Schools Golf

Association. “Lydia will bring a huge game to IU as a freshman,” Wallman said. “Her highlevel international experience will be a big plus as she transitions into college.” Cryer competed for England in an international under-16 match against Switzerland, helping her team secure a 4.5 - 1.5 victory. “I am excited to become a Hoosier because I’ve always wanted to go to college in America and as soon as I looked at IU I knew that it was exactly what I was looking for,” said Cryer. “There was no doubt in my mind that it was where I was supposed to be. I can’t wait to join the Hoosier family next year!”


IU women’s golf signed two international players, Lydia Cryer and Áine Donegan, on National Signing Day Wednesday.



IU adds four signees in 2021 IU adds two top 100 ranked on National Signing Day 2021 recruits on signing day By Amanda Foster amakfost@iu.edu | @amandafoster_15

National Signing Day was a successful one for IU volleyball, who announced a four-member 2021 class with three Hoosiers and a Canada native on Nov. 11. The four signees are outside hitter Kenzie Daffinee, setter Camryn Haworth, defensive specialist Carly Mills and outside hitter Mady Saris. Daffinee, an Under Armour All-American Nominee, holds the record at Westfield High School in Westfield, Indiana, for 279 career aces. She was named an Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) All-American in 2017 and is ranked the No. 60 recruit on PrepVolleyball. com’s Top 150 in the class of 2021. Camryn Haworth, from Fishers, Indiana, was ranked the No. 75 recruit by PrepVolleyball and named

a AAU All-American in 2019. She was also named First Team All-State in Indiana in 2020. Despite her official position being setter, Haworth’s high school career statistics, including 176 blocks and 149 aces, demonstrate her ability to be a very versatile player. “Camryn is a different type of player,” head coach Steve Aird said. “We feel she will add an entirely different dimension to our program.” Alongside Haworth on the 2020 First Team AllState was libero Carly Mills, who was also named to the team in 2019. Mills, an Under Armour All-American, holds the record at Hamilton Southeastern High School for digs with 1,700. Daffinee, Haworth and Mills were all named AllDistrict and competed in the First Team All-Hoosier Crossroads in 2020.

Burlington, Ontario, native and outside hitter Mady Saris was named an All-Star at the 2018 Canadian National Championships and is currently a member of the Canadian Junior National Team. Saris is also training with the Canadian National Excellence Program for the top 16 junior volleyball players in British Columbia. “We expect Mady to be a six-rotation player that can do all the skills at a high level,” Aird said. “We feel she is prepared to contribute from day one.” With the No. 15 ranked signing class in 2020, the Hoosiers are only continuing to improve their roster. “We wanted to continue the momentum and add pieces that could complement our current roster,” Aird said. “It will be hard to find a lineup, and that is exactly the kind of problem our staff wants.”

By Tristan Jackson tripjack@iu.edu | @tristan_jackso

IU wrestling added two 2021 recruits on National Signing Day on Nov. 11. Jake Evans and Henry Porter, IU’s new signees, are ranked No. 42 and 81 in the country respectively. “Going into this recruiting season we knew our recruiting class would be small compared to the previous two years,” IU head coach Angel Escobedo said. “My staff focused on blue chip recruits who can have an immediate impact in our lineup, and as always, we look to recruit young men with high character.” Evans, a native of Elyria, Ohio, has a 125-22 record in high school and has qualified for the state finals three times, placing once. He has also placed twice in the Ironman tournament in Ohio, finishing second last year in the 182-pound weight class. Escobedo, who has put together top 25 recruiting classes in his first two years at IU, said Evans’ recruitment was a


IU wrestling coach Angel Escobedo cheers on his team Feb. 2 at Wilkinson Hall.

huge priority for his staff. “Jake has goals to be a world and Olympic champion, and my staff and I are excited to help him achieve those goals,” Escobedo said. Porter is a three-time California state finalist and has placed second once and third twice. He is also a two-time National High School Coaches Association All-American and has a 135-15 record in high school. “Henry Porter has had an amazing high school wres-

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tling career so far in one of the toughest wrestling states in the country,” Escobedo said. Escobedo noted that Porter is coached by UFC champion and Olympian Daniel Comier, and that his school, Gilroy High School in Gilroy, California, has a rich wrestling tradition. After laying a strong foundation in the class of 2021 with Evans and Porter, the Hoosiers could potentially add even more talent before the Aug. 1, 2021, deadline for signing.

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IU Auditorium to screen virtual performance from dance company

University Players presents ‘Murder Ballad’ By Lizzie Kaboski lkaboski@iu.edu

IU’s theater scene has transitioned from live performances to virtual theater during the COVID-19 pandemic. Local theater companies have offered radio plays, virtual performances and opportunities to view socially distanced productions during the warmer months. All performances through the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance were moved online. Over the weekend, the oncampus theater group University Players presented “Murder Ballad,” directed by IU students Cassia Scagnoli and Nik Folley. This marks IU’s first indoor theater production since the pandemic began. The socially distanced performance took place Friday and Saturday at the Grand Hall of the Neal-Marshall Black Cultural Center. Groups of two sat at one of the 15 tables surrounding the staged area. Temperature checks were given prior to the beginning of the show, and audience members and performers were required to wear masks. University Players is a student-led theater organization at IU. All productions are free admission with the goal of making live theater accessible to all, according to the organization’s website. Michael Winner, a junior in the musical theater program at IU, said he feels lucky he was able to be in a live production. “It was a really cool op-

By Lizzie Kaboski lkaboski@iu.edu


Actor Michael Winner raises a bat over his head above actor Noah Marcus while actress Sierra Shelton watches.

portunity to do something in person,” Winner said. “A lot of people are doing things virtually now, so this was a lot of fun.” The cast of four actors rehearsed three times a week in the basement of one of the production team member’s homes. Actors wore masks and gloves, and doors were open to increase ventilation in the space. Winner said the show presented unique challenges due to its indoor nature. “Singing in masks was hard,” Winner said. “We had to wear inserts so we could breathe, and it was definitely an adjustment.” The show normally includes touching and intimate scenes, all of which were changed for the purposes of the distanced production. During intimate scenes, actors would each grip the ends of a blanket and drape it over their

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The IU Auditorium has partnered with New York Live Arts to present the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company at 8 p.m. Thursday in a virtual recreation of Arnie Zane’s “Continuous Replay.” The event will open with a conversation between the host, Bill T. Jones, and Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union. Afterward, the premiere of “Continuous Replay: Come Together,” will

heads to imply sex or kissing. “We were able to find ways to represent that without doing so,” Winner said. “Murder Ballad” is the story of a woman named Sara, played by Sierra Shelton, who dates a chaotic bartender Tom, played by Noah Marcus, that leaves his rowdy ways for a conventional life with Ph.D. student Michael, played by Michael Winner. After they marry, Sara has an affair with Tom that turns deadly. Kyle Mason, artistic director, said the group chose the season during early March and had to adapt each show to the weather and severity of the pandemic. Their first show this year was an outdoor production, and their next will be outdoors as well. The group normally does six shows annually but is only doing five this year.  “We knew we wanted to

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keep this show because it’s small and we thought we could do a different format with it,” Mason said. Cassia Scagnoli, director and a senior in the musical theater program, said this was the first show she’s ever directed. Scagnoli said it was difficult for herself and the production crew to overcome the challenges of producing theater during a pandemic. “The show initially started as a film,” she said. “We went through many other forms of media to try and make this happen.” The group eventually decided performing in person would be the best way to put on the production. “We went through a lot of changes, but I’m happy with the way it turned out,” Scagnoli said. “I’m really happy to be able to bring this to people right now.” Taurus (April 20-May 20) Today is a 7 — In your studies or wanderings, you may discover messes. Contribute toward solutions for soul satisfaction. Reinforce positive structures for support. Educate yourself and others. Gemini (May 21-June 20) Today is an 8 — Keep practical financial considerations at the forefront. Collaborate for shared gain. Avoid stepping on toes. Clean messes together for satisfying results. Discipline pays off.

Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art announces holiday hours By Lizzie Kaboski lkaboski@iu.edu

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art has announced its holiday hours for the upcoming months. The museum will be closed Nov. 23 through Dec. 2 and will reopen Dec. 3 before closing again from Dec. 21 through Jan. 13 and reopening Jan. 14. The gallery is closed Cancer (June 21-July 22) Today is an 8 — Things could get awkward or uncomfortable with your partner. Keep bargains and agreements. Disciplined efforts pay extra. Show your feelings through your actions. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is an 8 — You’re gaining valuable experience. Keep practicing to expand your physical capacities. Follow rules and respect limitations. Listen to those who have been there.

Monday through Wednesday each week and is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. The museum has protocols in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. Guests are expected to wear masks and follow social distancing rules while in the museum. Admission to the museum is free. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is an 8 — Have fun close to home. Strengthen bonds with someone beloved. Support each other through loss or change. Avoid travel or fuss and relax together. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7 — Domestic messes become apparent. Repair structural supports. Support someone who could use it. Strengthen bonds and connections. Share loving moments with those in your bubble.

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stream, featuring what the IU Auditorium’s website calls a diverse cast of current company performers and alumni spanning four decades. The livestreamed fundraiser event will benefit organizations such as the Black Strategy Fund, the Brotherhood SisterSol and Buy From A Black Woman. The Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company is an American dance company based out of Harlem in New York City. Admission to the virtual event is free. Registration can be found here.


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Blooming Thai brings a broader understanding of Thai food to downtown Katharine Khamhaengwong is a second-year master student in central Eurasian studies

When I walked by the former Darn Good Soup storefront on College Avenue a few weeks ago and saw a giant poster advertising khao man gai, the Thai version of the classic Southeast Asian dish Hainan chicken rice, I knew I had to make an exception to my policy of avoiding American Thai restaurants. Some people avoid Thai restaurants because the food is spicy or they have a weird hatred of coconut. I do it out of love for a cuisine I know can be so much better than the over-sweetened, pick-your-protein, mediocre canned curry paste food found at so many of them. Blooming Thai, which opened Oct. 26, is doing its part to remedy that situation. The restaurant is owned by Joy Cruz, the daughter of the owners of Bloomington institution Siam House. She said she designed the menu to feature the flavorful everyday food she wanted to eat. Cruz’s family is from the city of Udon Thani, in Thailand’s northeastern Isan region. The influence is evident, with Isan staples such as fermented sausage and larb, a meat salad, though Cruz is quick to say it’s not an Isan restaurant. They also serve pho, custard toast and other foods from across Southeast Asia. On my first visit, I sat outside in the October evening cool and had the excellent khao man gai. The dish recently made waves on Twitter after a New York Times writer tweeted that she gets upset when she sees pictures of it, because it looks like some-


A sign sits Nov. 16 outside Blooming Thai in Bloomington.

thing only those with special diets or sensitive stomachs, or 4-year-olds with DoorDash accounts, would order. She retracted her tweet shortly after, and I hope she’s since given Hainan chicken a chance — the combination of poached chicken, rice cooked with chicken fat, ginger-soychili sauce and broth is not

at all bland or worthy of disdain. It’s comforting and delicious, immensely satisfying and flavorful but not as heavy as some other Thai foods. It certainly can be eaten by those on special diets or lucky 4-year-olds, but I find it just as pleasurable as an omnivorous adult. In Thailand, chicken and

rice is a cheap, light meal so I was surprised to see it cost $15. However, when they brought out a literal platter of food for me I understood. It had a rice cooker’s worth of rice, and enough chicken for two meals. I took half home and still overate. It was just what I needed. I had planned

to visit my father in Thailand this winter, but the coronavirus put an end to that. The staff was sweet, and while it was too cold to pretend I was on my dad’s island, I’d found a bit of Thailand here. On a subsequent visit I ordered namtok beef, $9, and spicy catfish, $16, to go. I was again a little ambivalent

about the prices — I’m on a student budget. However, the food was enough for three large meals, though I made extra rice. The spicy catfish was fantastic — large chunks of fried catfish in a chili sauce with aromatic slivers of lime leaf mixed in, crispy, spicy and herbal. The namtok beef, beef with roasted rice powder, chilis, shallots and herbs on lettuce, was just OK at first. However, when I ate it cold the next morning the flavors had melded into deliciousness. I ordered everything “Thai spicy” and while it was pleasantly hot, I wasn’t crying into my Fanta like I would have been in Thailand, which was probably fine. Cruz said she took cooking classes in Thailand before opening the restaurant, including a monthlong boba course and one on cakes. The cake selection includes a rich and on-trend Basque cheesecake and tea-flavored crepe cakes. Their boba menu is extensive, including varieties topped with cheese cream foam and that other 2020 food craze, dalgona coffee. The restaurant interior is unrecognizable from the Darn Good Soup days — it’s a riot of color and pattern, with comfy booths and chairs, brought together by a blue, gold and floral theme and a muzak soundtrack. It’s a small, busy place, and I can’t in good conscience recommend eating inside right now. However, the food works perfectly for takeout, and when summer comes, their patio will be a nice place to sit with a glass of wine and some cake, watching the world go by. kkhamhae@iu.edu

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