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Group pushes $2 tax on tobacco By Joey Bowling MALLORY SMITH | IDS | @jwbowling08

Teter Quad is located at 501 N. Sunrise Dr. Over winter break, 19 dorms were found to be contaminated with higher than acceptable levels of mold.

Mold discovered in 19 rooms in Teter Quad By Hannah Reed | @hannahreed13

During room inspections over winter break, mold was discovered in IU’s Central neighborhood. Higher than acceptable levels of mold were found in 19 rooms scattered throughout Teter Quad after buildings Boisen, Elkin and Rabb were inspected, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said. The students in the 19 rooms have been given moving assistance and their choice of moving into an on-campus residence or an off-campus apartment. Students living in Teter were sent an email Dec. 3 instructing them to place their belongings in boxes before they left for break, so the rooms could be inspected and cleaned and air samples could be taken while they were gone. They had to remove items from closets, the walls and storage areas like desks, shelves, windowsills and HVAC units. “We put boxes out beginning Dec. 3, and we asked people to put the boxed items on the bed or in the center of the room,” Carney said. “Those were covered in plastic during the remediation.” All students in Teter, as well as those in McNutt and Foster Quads, were given a credit of up to $150 for laundry expenses in residence halls. Since remediation has completed, the credit expired for Foster and McNutt on Dec. 31, and it expires for those in Teter on Jan. 14. They were also able to use Flip Laundry Services for free, which will end soon.


Students move into their assigned residence centers at Teter Quad on Aug. 18, 2015.

All students had their moldrelated health care at the IU health center reimbursed. Carney said those with mold in McNutt and Foster were given the $3,000 credit because their mold issues caused semester disruption. “We didn’t really move a lot of people out of Teter en masse to do remediation during the se-

mester, so the disruption was a little bit different at Teter,” Carney said. “It was a much smaller issue in that residence hall.” The inspections were performed over winter break to minimize disruption and interference during end-of-semester work and final exams, according to the Dec. 3 email sent to students.

Alex Boden, a freshman living in Teter Rabb, said she didn’t have to move out, but she did have to pack and unpack. “Packing everything up wasn’t the hard part,” Boden said. “It was when I got back on Saturday and I

A coalition met Wednesday in the Indiana Statehouse to lobby for a $2 increase on the state cigarette tax to prevent tobacco usage. The Raise It for Health Coalition, a group of more than 200 businesses, health organizations and government entities dedicated to raising the cigarette tax, presented its findings to the media and lawmakers Wednesday in the Indiana Statehouse. The coalition proposed a $2 cigarette tax increase to help curb smoking among teenagers and adults. The tax is currently 99.5 cents, according to Bryan Hannon, director of Indiana government relations for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, said a bill will be proposed in the Indiana House in the next few days to increase the cigarette tax by $2. The bill will also provide more funds to tobacco cessation and prevention programs. The tax, if passed, is anticipated to reduce the amount of people smoking in Indiana while also dissuading people, especially adolescents, from picking up a tobacco product. “Evidence shows us by significantly raising the price, that’s the most effective way of doing it,” Hannon said. Public opinion polls from the last few years have shown strong, stable public support for raising the tax, Hannon said. Hoosiers are also angry at the state of public health in Indiana. “The public wants action on the cigarette tax,” Hannon said. “Hoosiers want action from lawmakers and the governor on this.” The American Cancer Society is committed to lowering the cancer burden in the state, Hannon said. Cancer diagnoses and deaths SEE TAX, PAGE 6


Thoman transfers to Army Field Band clarinetist performs at IU join IU volleyball SEE MOLD, PAGE 6

By Lauren Fischer

A crystal-clear note pierced through the silent hall as he began to play. Clarinetist Erik Franklin gave his doctoral recital this Tuesday at Auer Hall. Franklin has been studying at the Jacobs School of Music under professor Howard Klug for three and a half years and is currently pursuing his doctoral degree. Klug said Franklin has progressed a great deal since coming to his studio. “He’s a hard worker, he’s a good player, he’s got good skills, good talent, but he also puts that together with a good work ethic,” Klug said. Franklin’s time at IU is often limited due to his position in the U.S. Army Field Band, the premier touring musical outfit for the U.S. Army. Franklin joined the band in 2016 and has toured in nearly all 50 states. “I always knew about the army band, I knew it was a good career path, so I’ve been looking forward to doing this kind of thing,” Franklin said. “It’s a dream job.” For Franklin’s recital Tuesday, he performed a variety of old and new pieces, from a classic Brahms piece to “Fantasy (...those harbor lights)”, a contemporary American composition by Joan Tower. “I think we got very lucky in terms of clarinet players, in terms of all the other wind instruments in getting very good repertoire,”

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Graduate student Erik Franklin performs several clarinet pieces accompanied by pianist Hui-Chuan Chen for his graduate recital Jan. 8 in Auer Hall. Franklin performed pieces such as Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2 by Johannes Brahms and Fantasy by Joan Tower.

Franklin said. “So I’m pretty lucky that I get connected to all that music.” Junior Victor Battista is a clarinet player in Klug’s studio. He at-

tended the performance to support his fellow studio member. “You can definitely tell it’s very refined, all the work that he’s doing and everything,” Battista said.

“It’s cool for us as underclassmen to see someone so much older SEE RECITAL, PAGE 6

Another transfer will be join IU volleyball next season, according to the team’s Twitter account. Klaire Thoman, a freshman libero/defensive specialist, comes to IU from the University of Arizona where she did not see any playing time her first season. Thoman is from Irvine, California, where she was a four-year letterwinner at University High School. She was an Orange County All-Star in 2018 and played club ball with Prime Volleyball Club. Thoman is the second transfer IU Coach Steve Aird has recruited in the past month as Megan Sloan’s transfer was announced by the team Dec. 14, 2018. Sloan and Thoman join AllAmerican recruit Emily Fitzner and incoming freshman Sophie Oliphant as newcomers on the team next season. Thoman is projected to be a crucial piece for IU as Aird continues to build on what he said was a lack of depth on the roster this season. Outside of sophomore libero Bayli Lebo, the defensive specialists did not see consistent playing time last season. IU finished the season ninth in the Big Ten with a 7-13 conference record while ranking eighth in digs per set.

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Freshmen reflect on sorority recruitment By Christine Stephenson | @cistephenson23

Tiring. That was the first word that came to mind when freshman Kelsey Carter thought about her day. She had been up since about 7 a.m. doing her hair and makeup, running all over campus, trying to catch buses, trying to make relationships with as many women as possible. A presentation last Wednesday marked the beginning of this year’s Panhellenic sorority recruitment process. Each year, freshmen and sophomore women at IU, called potential new members or PNMs, spend the beginning of the semester visiting the 22 chapters in the National Panhellenic Conference and getting a feel for a which one they might like to join. About 18 percent of IU students are in a sorority or fraternity, according to the Office of Admissions website. Panhellenic recruitment runs in four rounds over two weekends. The PNMs visited all 22 houses Jan. 3-4. Then, the PNMs and sororities ranked each other. During the next round Jan. 4-5, PNMs visited up to 16 chapters, which were determined by those rankings. This process will repeat for two more rounds next weekend, with PNMs visiting up to nine chapters Friday and Saturday and up to two chapters Sunday. PNMs


IU students line up outside of Kappa Delta for Panhellenic recruitment Jan. 4. Kappa Delta is located on 1005 N. Jordan Ave.

will get an invitation to join a chapter, or a bid, Jan. 15. So far, at the end of the second round, things were running smoothly, Carter said. Still, she said she was tired after visiting houses for four days in a row. “You really have to trust the process,” Carter said. She walked away from the Delta Zeta house, where a group of women were inside cheering and banging on the upstairs window with their forearms, down the sidewalk toward Alpha

Omicron Pi. * * * Freshman Sidney Smith stood on the sidewalk outside the Alpha Omicron Pi house and waited for her friend to catch up. “It’s been a long day,” she said, changing out of her purple high heels and into a pair of sneakers. “But I’m excited to get to know everyone.” Smith, an exercise science major, said she is rushing in part because it is an easy way to get involved on campus.

That, and many of her friends had rushed and enjoyed it. “I’ve never heard anything bad about it,” Smith said. She weaved through the crowd across from the Sigma Delta Tau house, where a group of women in animal onesies danced to “7/11” by Beyonce near the front door. This group of women were Rho Gammas, women who disaffiliate from their chapter for a few weeks to mentor PNMs through the recruitment process. During the day, they dress up in fun costumes and play music to help keep

up morale. But before and after each round, they help the PNMs rank their sororities and give them their list of sororities to attend for each round. The clock was ticking – Smith only had about 20 minutes to get to the next house. * * * Freshman Breana Davis had just gotten back to her dorm room in Teter Quad to take a break from the activities. Unlike Smith, Davis did

not know anyone involved in greek life, so she said the whole process was unfamiliar. At each sorority, members of the chapter and PNMs talk, trying to get to know each other and see if they would fit in together. Davis loved being asked, “What are you passionate about?” She knew her answer right away. “I want to help kids with intellectual disabilities,” the psychology major said. “I want to help them read and write and be independent.” Davis was having an ideal experience so far, she said, except for one thing: the buses. Since there is limited time to get from one house to another, many choose to take the designated recruitment buses. But Davis said the women who are rushing are prohibited from getting on a bus without a recruitment guide or Rho Gamma. “If there’s not a Rho Gamma around, you kind of just have to desperately run around and look around for one,” she said. The women won’t find out until Jan. 15 if they were placed in their preferred Panhellenic sorority — or if they got a bid at all. But Davis is only a little nervous, she said. In the end, she said she just wants to find a group of friends to accompany her to McDonald’s at 2 a.m. “I think as long as you keep an open mind, then everything will be okay,” she said.

Sustain IU promotes green events By Christine Stephenson | @cistephenson23

Students meandered around in cocktail attire, sipping Welch’s sparkling grape juice from champagne flutes. Martini glasses filled with plastic beads stood as centerpieces, while spare poker chips and playing cards were scattered across the tables. The Holly and Ivy dinner dance in December is a more than 50-year-old tradition at McNutt Quad. But this year, in lieu of disposable plates and napkins, students ate their food off reusable plates and used washable napkins. For the first time, the endof-semester celebration was certified as a Green Event by Sustain IU. All future events sponsored by the Residence Hall Association will be required to abide by these same environmentally-conscious standards, after the Green Events Bill, for which the Residence Hall Association and Sustain

IU partnered, into effect Oct. 1, 2018. It was passed by the Residence Hall Association Sept. 12, 2018. Affected events include residence hall activities and any outside events receiving money from the association, but any event happening on campus can be certified, said Sustain IU engagement intern Lindsey Nelson. Sustain IU, made up of faculty, staff and students, aims to create a culture of sustainability at IU. To become green certified, event planners have to meet at least 14 of the 26 requirements during the application process, according to the Sustain IU website. These range from using electronic advertising to providing vegetarian or vegan food options for attendees. Although it will be difficult to modify events with large crowds, the task is not impossible, Zach Fischer, Director of Sustainability for the Residence Hall Associa-

tion, said. "It's a big task, but we're on track," he said. For example, Nelson said the Jill Behrman 5K race in October, which had about 2,000 participants, made conscious effort to implement environmentallyfriendly practices. “We wanted to use it as a sort of tester event,” she said. Sustain IU is planning to focus on events in residence halls so students will take notice and change their habits. “It’s an effective way to ingrain this idea of being environmentally friendly into the culture of IU,” Nelson said. “There are so many events on campus that create so much waste if people aren’t conscious about it.” McNutt Student Government President Becca Stein said she spent all semester thinking about how to plan the Holly and Ivy dinner dance with environmentally-friendly options in mind.

The reusable materials were sometimes more expensive than the disposable ones, Stein said, but now they can be used for future parties. “When you first read the bill, you’re like ‘Oh no, this’ll be so hard,’” she said. “But it was so simple. It just took a bit longer to plan because you had to be like, ‘Okay, now let’s find a version of this you can recycle.’” The goal is to have 200 certified events on campus by 2020, according to the Sustain IU website. Fischer said the main obstacle now is getting organizers for the larger events on board. “Every event is supposed to be certified, but we’re allowing five exemptions for things like the Block Party and Little 500,” he said. “We structured the bill to have a little leeway so these events could still happen, because it was unrealistic to expect such big changes the first year.”


Upland Brewing Company hosts the lecture series Green Drinks Bloomington on the fourth Wednesday of every month. IU professor Ellen Ketterson will speak Jan. 23 in support of environmental change in Indiana to celebrate monthly environmental lectures.

Green Drinks to have anniversary By Hannah Reed | @hannahreed13

IU biology professor Ellen Ketterson will speak Jan. 23 about preparing for environmental change in Indiana to celebrate Green Drinks Bloomington’s 10th anniversary of monthly environmental lectures. Green Drinks is an international social networking organization dedicated to environmental consciousness, and event organizer Marcia Veldman helped bring it to Bloomington a decade ago. “It’s a really good networking opportunity,” Veldman said. “You really learn about what’s going on in Bloomington.” Ketterson is the director of the Environmental Resilience Institute and will present a talk titled, “Indiana’s Grand Challenge: How to Prepare for Environmental Change.” She will discuss the things the Institute is doing to “develop the forecasts, strategies and means of communications” to amplify resilience to environmental change, according to a press

release from Green Drinks Bloomington. Green Drinks includes a mixture of people from government, academia, nongovernmental organizations and business, according to the group’s website. The lecture series takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the banquet facility of the Upland Brewing Company. Veldman said the speakers give 30-minute presentations and are chosen by a committee once a year. “In some cases, people have come to us with ideas on either topics or presentations,” Veldman said. “And sometimes we read an article by someone from Bloomington that looks like they have something that would be interesting for people to hear.” There is a $5 suggested donation for Green Drinks Bloomington, and some food will be provided. “What astonishes me is the number of super interesting people in the community who are doing such good work on environmental topics,” Veldman said.

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Two months after it served the biggest crowd in Culver’s 694-location history, the Bloomington Culver’s had its ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday. “I am the seventh franchisee to attempt to open a Culver’s in Bloomington,” owner John Laskowski said to the crowd. “The others decided it wasn’t the right time or couldn’t make it happen, but we finally got one up and running.” Laskowski said business has been too busy these first two months to have the ribbon-cutting ceremony, but now he and his employees could celebrate. He began the ceremony with a prayer, and then he and Mayor John Hamilton gave speeches inside. Craig Culver, the original franchisee’s son, attended. “It took a while,” Laskowski said to the crowd. He teared up. “But it’s open and it’s doing well.” Hamilton said he was proud of everyone who got the restaurant running. “We want to welcome you home with this place,” Hamilton said to Laskowski, who is originally from South Bend.

Hamilton said the Bloomington Culver’s had the fourth-highest number of customers this past weekend, out of its 694 locations. George and Ruth Culver started the Culver’s franchise in 1984 in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Their son, Craig Culver, made the trip from Wisconsin to Bloomington for the ceremony. This was his first time seeing the new restaurant. “There’s a really good vibe here,” Culver said. “You can feel the energy.” Culver said Laskowski reached out to him about opening a restaurant in Bloomington, and he could tell Laskowski was passionate about it. “I was a Culver’s-holic,” Laskowski said. “The first time I had it was in Sheboygan, and I thought, ‘What in the world is a ButterBurger and frozen custard?’” After the ceremony, the group went outside at 9:30 a.m. for the official ribboncutting with the Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Employees gathered around John Laskowski, his wife Alice, and their son Scott, the location’s general manager. The father and son cut the ribbon, commemorating

Mallory Smith | IDS Owner and operator John Laskowski and general manager Scott Laskowski cuts the ribbon in front of the new Bloomington Culver's on Wednesday morning.

Culver’s success in its first two months. When the ceremony wrapped up, employees and families celebrated with a blue-and-white Culver’s cake and frozen custard. One of celebration participants was Adam Long, an artist who painted a mural

titled “Through the Heartland” on a large brick wall in the Culver’s parking lot. “Originally, we didn’t want a wall to be there,” Scott Laskowski said. “But the city said we needed one to separate the parking lot from the forest area. So I thought, ‘There’s got to be some rea-

son for this.’” Scott Laskowski contacted Long after seeing some of his artwork on Facebook, and Long was happy to take the job. The main focus of the mural is a blue barn that says, “Thank you farmers.” It stands among other farm images and wildlife to repre-

sent Culver’s roots, along with Bloomington staples, like the quarry. The mural took 65 hours to complete, and was revealed for the first time as a finished product at the ceremony. “I’ve met some friends for life within the Culver’s community,” Long said.

City posts fourth survey in new series IUSG spreads wellness tips By Lilly St. Angelo | @lilly_st_ang

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The city of Bloomington posted its fourth resident survey online Jan. 8 about on compositing services. The five-question survey is distributed through Polco, a national survey company. Mary Catherine Carmichael, director of public engagement for the city government, said Bloomington is the first city in Indiana to use Polco to survey citizens. “We’re always looking for new ways to engage with the public,” Carmichael said. “This is just a new way to find out what the public is thinking.” Carmichael said Polco surveys will now be posted every two weeks and are no more than six questions long. “We’re not trying to take up a half-hour of your life,” Carmichael said. “There’s so many demands on our lives as human beings and with regards to participating in local government, we want to make that as easy as possible to do.” The city will use surveys to move forward on issues based on the public’s opinion and gather information about the public’s involvement and knowledge of cer- | @jnwilliams18


Hannah Kasak-Glieoff, a then-junior at Bloomington High School South, demonstrates how to use a caulking gun to attendees at a Valentine's Day volunteering event in 2016. The city of Bloomington posted its fourth resident survey online Jan. 8 about compositing services.The survey measured how much Bloomington residents volunteer and donate to local organizations.

tain topics. Carmichael said surveys are sometimes based around current conversations, such as November’s survey about electric scooters. Other surveys, such as the previous one about volunteerism and engagement, are based more off of the mayor and other city officials’ curiosity. This survey measured how much Bloomington residents volunteer and donate to local organizations as well as utilize resources to connect them with an organization where they could give

their time or resources. One question asked if citizens have used the City of Bloomington Volunteer Network. Interim coordinator Lucy Schaich has worked for the Volunteer Network for the past 19 years. Schaich emphasized the importance of the network in a community that is both engaged and always changing. “There is not a phone book for nonprofits,” Schaich said. “To know some of the really innovative, grassroots groups, the city has a made it a priority to connect

people to those nonprofits that are unique to Bloomington.” While these surveys were intended to quickly get public engagement, Carmichael said the city is gearing up to send out a statistically-viable survey asking residents a variety of questions next month. A similar survey was done in 2017, and many questions on this year’s survey will be the same as those on the 2017 survey. This will track negative and positive progress made by the city according to citizen opinion.

Club meeting announcements are chalked on sidewalks, posters branding IU as home are plastered to the front of doors campus-wide and now IU Student Government is working to place new resource sheets in residence halls. The sheets will be put on the back of dorm room doors in the coming semester, if they haven’t been placed already. These new posters are called “Health, Wellness and You: Tips and Resources for Healthy Hoosiers.” The sheets compile mental health, health and wellness and other assorted resources. IUSG worked with multiple organizations on this project, including the IU Health Center, Residential Programs and Services and the Division of Student Affairs. Mishkin said many students are not aware of health care options offered by IU including massage therapy and nutrition counseling, but services like these can work as pre-

ventative measures aimed to help save students from needing emergency treatment. “We are here to make sure that the needs of IU students are being met and are being welcomed with open arms,” said Becca Townsend, IUSG chief of health and wellbeing. IUSG started work on this project last spring, and the resource posters have been placed in four residence halls so far: Collins LLC, Teter Quad, Wells Quad and Hillcrest apartments. Each of the remaining residence halls will be given their resource sheets over spring break at the latest, according to IUSG Chief of Staff Isabel Mishkin. The rest of the posters will be hung after university mold issues subside. “We know and recognize that student safety and making sure that students are living in safe conditions needs to take priority,” Mishkin said. “We appreciate all the hard work that the RPS staff has done, knowing that they are juggling putting up posters and clearing out rooms from mold.

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Smith continues development with Hoosiers By Cameron Drummond | @cdrummond97

It took just more than two minutes at the start of IU’s game at No. 2 Michigan last Sunday for sophomore forward Justin Smith to rattle the rim with a second-chance dunk. After senior forward Juwan Morgan missed a threepointer, Smith soared through the air from the right side of the basket, gathered and slammed the ball through the net in one fell swoop. It was a glimpse of the potential Smith has flashed so often during his promising, yet still inconsistent, IU career. The second-year player from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, entered the 2018-19 season as the default response to the question of who would be the breakout player for IU Coach Archie Miller’s team. “So many times I think a year ago you saw the explosive jump but you didn’t see the two points get on the board,” Miller said at IU’s media day on Sept. 26, 2018. “He did show signs last year where he really belonged, and I think now it’s more consistency.” But results have been a mixed bag for Smith this season. He has scored in doubledigits six times this season, but has scored seven points or fewer five times. His rebounding numbers have also fluctuated, from a seasonhigh of nine against each of Penn State, the University of Louisville and Michigan, to 0 against the University of Arkansas and Jacksonville University. This is to say Smith hasn’t distinguished himself as either IU’s third scoring option or as a tertiary defensive pres-


Freshman forward Justin Smith dunks the ball Dec. 8 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall against University of Louisville. IU defeated Louisville, 68-67.

ence for the Hoosiers behind Morgan and freshman guard Romeo Langford. While Smith’s varying sophomore campaign is reflected in his statistics, his last four games have shown an increase in box score production. He’s averaging 4.25 rebounds, 9.25 points and more than a block per game in his last four outings, two of which have been a part of conference play. “I think you watch Justin

and Juwan and their ability to cover and do some things,” Miller said after Smith recorded three blocks during IU’s Jan. 3 win against Illinois. “It’s really nice to see and our guys are playing hard.” Regardless of his sporadic performances, Smith has maintained his starting place in the IU lineup this season, even during a particularly rough three-game span in November 2018. During those games, Smith averaged more

than four turnovers per contest. It was the worst game of this stretch, a five-turnover showing during IU’s blowout loss Nov. 27 at Duke University that stimulated more consistent play from Smith. In the eight games since the loss, Smith has either recorded at least seven points or at least nine rebounds in each game. He also hasn’t had a game with more than three turnovers since Duke.

“I think if he takes care of the ball he’s going to be fine,” Miller said after IU’s Dec. 1 home win against Northwestern. “He’s a driver. He’s obviously over the rim. The more we can get him in transition, the better.” Smith’s availability this season has also proven a crucial asset given the laundry list of injured IU players around him. The injury bug has hit IU at all positions this season, but particularly in the front court,

with freshman forwards Jake Forrester, Jerome Hunter and Race Thompson, along with junior forward De’Ron Davis, among those sidelined with injuries this season. The most recent of these injuries, an ankle problem suffered by Davis which kept him out of the Michigan game, places even more emphasis on Smith’s play for the Hoosiers as Big Ten play continues Friday night at Maryland.

Three takeaways from coach Archie Miller’s radio show By Jared Rigdon | @RigdonJared

After reeling off seven straight wins, IU men's basketball’s win streak came to a halt in Sunday’s 74-63 loss to No. 2 University of Michigan. Ahead of Friday night’s road showdown against the University of Maryland, IU Coach Archie Miller made a return to his weekly radio show “Inside IU Basketball with Archie Miller.” Here are three notable moments from the hour-long show featuring Miller, IU Radio Announcer Don Fischer and Sports Information Director J.D. Campbell. Fast starts are crucial IU’s struggles this season can be linked to slow starts on the offensive end. In road games against Duke University and Michigan, IU has struggled to get its footing early in the game, leading to a pair of tough losses. Against Michigan, Miller’s

team trailed 21-9 and saw the Wolverines go on a 21-4 run in the first half while leading scorers Juwan Morgan and Romeo Langford struggled with foul trouble. Miller believes faster starts will lead to better overall performances as Big Ten play continues. “We’re not running hard enough at the start of the race,” Miller said. “We have to come out of the gates more disciplined offensively. We can’t play catch up.” The Hoosiers need more bench support Entering the season, it looked as though IU may have had one of the deepest teams it's had in the past decade. However, with injuries to redshirt freshman forward Race Thompson, freshman guard Rob Phinisee and freshman forwards Jerome Hunter and Jake Forrester, IU has struggled to build a consistent offensive force off the bench.

In Sunday’s loss, the Hoosiers finished with zero points from their reserves. Sophomore forward Clifton Moore and senior forwards Zach McRoberts and Evan Fitzner all saw time on the floor, but struggled to get anything going for IU. Miller says that he needs to get Fitzner going more after his impressive play at the beginning of the season, including a 16-point outing against Marquette University. Miller also wants freshman Damezi Anderson to get more early minutes in games. Anderson, who saw zero minutes Sunday despite being healthy, has played sparingly throughout the year with IU struggling to nail down a rotation. As players start to come back healthy, including Phinisee and Forrester, Miller said he believes IU will develop a deep rotation that will provide starters like senior forward Juwan Morgan and freshman guard Romeo Langford with more rest during the grueling

conference schedule. The Big Ten’s depth is legit Four games into the conference season, Miller said he recognizes the Big Ten's topflight potential. In the most recent edition of the Associated Press Poll, the Big Ten had four teams in the rankings: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. Six others received votes. Only two teams remain undefeated, and all but three have at least one conference win. Before Sunday’s game, Miller spoke with CBS Broadcaster Clark Kellogg who believes the Big Ten is stronger than it has been in a decade or more. Miller believes there could be nine or 10 teams from the conference to make the NCAA Tournament this season and that Big Ten play will prepare the Hoosiers to play anyone at any time. IU returns to action at 7 p.m. Friday night against Maryland.


IU men's basketball Coach Archie Miller listens to the assistant coach Nov. 27 in the Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. Miller has made it an emphasis since his introductory press conference to get top recruits from Indiana.


Move over Tua, it’s time for Trevor Lawrence to shine Dan Black is a senior in sports media.

There were a handful of things fans knew about Trevor Lawrence when he signed with the Clemson Tigers. He is tall, 6-feet-6-inches but lanky. He was a five-star stud out of Cartersville, Georgia, where he won the Hall Trophy given to the most outstanding high school player in the country. His long, flowing blonde hair looks eerily similar to Sunshine from “Remember the Titans.” But most important, fans knew he had to wait. The highly touted freshman would have to bide his time behind senior Kelly Bryant, who took the Tigers to the College Football Playoff the previous season. Lawrence played intermittently early this season, mostly in mop-up duty. But in those blowouts you know his time was nearing. Lawrence’s breakout game came in a 49-21 victory over Georgia Tech. He completed 13-of-18 passes for 176

yards and four touchdowns. Lawrence was officially named the starter a few days after that. Lawrence’s spectacular regular season ended with 24 touchdowns to just four interceptions, while throwing for 2,606 yards. He also won Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year and lead Clemson to a 13-0 record and No. 2 ranking. But Lawrence and the rest of the Tigers knew being perfect was not enough. They had one goal since losing to the Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff semifinal last year: beat the University of Alabama. Lawrence first had to go toe-to-toe with the University of Notre Dame. He torched the Irish on 27-of-39 passing for 327 yards, three touchdowns and no turnovers in a 30-3 rout. With Alabama’s win over the University of Oklahoma on the other side of the bracket, the stage was once again set for Alabama-Clemson. It was a dual we had seen

three straight years prior, two of which took place in the national championship. The Crimson Tide had taken two out of three against the Tigers. Lawrence knew he had to even things up. Standing across from him on the Alabama sideline was sophomore quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. The Hawaiian southpaw came into the 2018 National Championship game for junior Jalen Hurts and, despite not having any significant snaps throughout the season, won Alabama another national championship. Tagovailoa became the star of the college football world. Tua, Trevor and history were ready for something special Monday in Santa Clara. The only issue was one side was significantly more special than the other. While Tagovailoa struggled, including an early pick-six and another interception on an overthrown ball, Lawrence thrived ef-


Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence puts the ball in the air against Notre Dame in the third quarter during the Cotton Bowl Classic Dec. 29, 2018, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Clemson advanced to the national championship, 30-3.

fortlessly. Pick a positive adjective and that is what the freshman was. He was poised, aware and ready as he picked apart the Tide’s defense. He finished with 347 yards and three touchdowns. When he needed to pick up crucial

first downs at the end of the game, he used his legs for that. Clemson sent a statement with their 44-16 victory over the Tide for their second title in four years. After the game, Lawrence was asked how many more

championships he expects to win at Clemson and responded with, “at least three more.” With the way the new star of college football played, his words have merit.



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Three takeaways from Teri Moren’s radio show By Stefan Krajisnik | @skrajisnik3

At 14-1 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten, the No. 25 IU women’s basketball team has begun to grab national attention. Just hours after seeing her team ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time since 2016, IU Coach Teri Moren joined Greg Murray on the “Inside IU women’s basketball with Teri Moren” radio show. She discussed the team’s win Sunday against then-No. 15 Michigan State while looking ahead to upcoming Big Ten games. Here are three takeaways from her appearance. The staff has confidence in sophomore guard Jaelynn Penn Penn was the third-leading scorer for IU last season. With Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill graduating last May, Penn was also the highestscoring returner this year. However, a nagging ankle injury got her off to an inconsistent start. Fans saw Penn's potential on offense — including a 25-point outburst against Wake Forest University. Yet onlookers have also seen her injury take an effect, as Penn has failed to reach double-digit points six times already. That has not led to the IU

coaching staff hiding their confidence in the 5-foot-10inch guard. Down by two points with less than a minute remaining in a road game against University of California at Los Angeles, the staff drew up a play to give Penn a threepoint attempt. Penn made it and IU took the lead before eventually locking down a 67-65 victory. A similar situation occurred in the team’s win against Michigan State. On a broken play, the ball was in Penn’s hands with less than a minute to go. She again drained a three to give IU the lead and the victory. “She’s a young lady that has a tremendous amount of confidence in her abilities,” Moren said. “She lives for the moments, those big moments of hitting those big shots.” Freshman forward Aleksa Gulbe is a versatile player Gulbe has seen her minutes become more consistent as the season has progressed. But with those minutes, Gulbe has proven she can provide something for IU that it has not had in recent years. While bringing a blocking ability that Moren raved about, Gulbe can also cause fits for defenses on the block or stretching out to the 3-point line. Gulbe has made six of her 13 three-point attempts this


Coach Teri Moren paces the sideline of the court during a game against Butler University on Dec. 5 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. IU is 9-0 this season.

season, while shooting more than 80 percent from the free throw line. She also averages nearly four rebounds per game and has recorded 16 blocks in 13 games. Moren said Gulbe, a native of Latvia, is continuing to become more comfortable in her role. “When she plays with her

national team, she is the best player on her team and she’s asked to do an awful lot,” Moren said. “Here, we have other pieces to go with her.” IU takes advantage of Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall The Hoosiers have won 19 straight home games, the

fifth-longest active streak in the nation. Numerous players have commented on the importance of “good juice” and bringing energy to the court. Assembly Hall did just that as Sunday's 6,380 attendees were a part of the ninth-largest home crowd in IU women’s basketball history.

Moren compared Sunday’s crowd to those that showed up for the WNIT Championship run last season. “We’re off to a really great start, and I thought yesterday was just a really great game,” Moren said. “We needed every ounce of the energy that was in that building.”

NCAA Tournament results could show importance By Stefan Krajisnik | @skrajisnik3

IU women’s basketball Coach Teri Moren has raved all season how deep she believes the Big Ten is this year. The Associated Press rankings support Moren's statement, as five teams sit within the top 25, including the No. 25-ranked Hoosiers. “The league is really good,” Moren said after Sunday’s win against Michi-

gan State. “It’s up and down. I don’t think it’s a one-man race, for sure. I think it’s going to be wide open.” But depth does not necessarily mean greatness. Last season, the conference saw six teams advance to the NCAA Tournament. However, none made it past the second round. And of the six teams, only Ohio State was ranked as a threeseed or higher. The attention then turns to how Big Ten teams will

be respected nationally, especially come tournament time. Previous poor results in the NCAA Tournament from Big Ten teams could leave them on the outside looking in. It could also result in lower than anticipated seeding. The latest ESPN Bracketology projects six Big Ten teams getting in. Maryland and Iowa, both seeded No. 4, are the highest-ranked of the six squads.

But in the section discussing teams on the bubble, no Big Ten teams are included in the last four in, first four out or next four out. Last week, Maryland was the highest ranked Big Ten team at No. 4 in the AP Poll, but a loss to Rutgers saw them drop five spots to No. 9. “This team was unranked, but the roster was full of talent,” Maryland Coach Brenda Frese said after the game per a Maryland Athletics re-

lease. “It is exciting because this is what you want the conference to be. You want great games that are going to make you better." For the entertainment value, it is obviously better to have a conference that matches up well. Nobody enjoys watching blowouts. But depth may not be the word for the conference. “Equally spread” or “top heavy” is more apt. This season is far from championship-or-bust for

IU. Being ranked in the top 25 for the fifth time in program history after losing two of the program’s most valuable players, Amanda Cahill and Tyra Buss, is an accomplishment in itself. Yet with how the Big Ten is being viewed nationally, it raises the question that if the Big Ten struggles in the NCAA Tournament again fans could see even less respect toward conference teams on the bubble in 2020.



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 came into the room. Everything was moved around so I had to push my furniture back to the order it was in for first semester.” Boden said she was lucky because the act of packing didn’t disrupt her finals. Her finals were finished Wednesday, so she was able to pack her room Thursday and Friday before she left for break. “I was lucky I had that,” Boden said. “But I know there were some people who had finals on Friday and they were probably flipping out about having to both pack and go take their finals.” Arika Akin, a freshman who lived in Teter Boisen, said she was forced to move out, though she never saw the mold in her room. Akin said at first she got an email about replacing the carpet, and then was told to move out completely. Akin said she spent a weekend unsure of where she was going to live when

she got back from break. She said she was told on a Friday that she had to move and wasn’t contacted again until the following Wednesday. IU moved her to Union Street apartments, and Akin had to come back to campus three days before she had planned so she could move in. “I was pretty upset that I wasn’t able to spend more time with my family over break,” Akin said. “It was just a really weird experience because now I’m in Union Street, and it’s set up so differently.” Akin said she was excited to spend her freshman year experiencing life in her residence hall, and she spent a majority of her days during fall semester in the lounge, hallways or her friends’ rooms. Now, she only has her room and a shared kitchen and bathroom area. “I think it’ll work out fine. I knew one of my new roommates beforehand, and I’ve met one of the other ones and she seems really nice,” Akin said. “It’s just not the same.”


Top Pianist Hui-Chuan Chen accompanies clarinetist Erik Franklin for his graduate recital Jan. 8 in Auer Hall. The duo performed pieces such as Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2 by Johannes Brahms and Fantasy by Joan Tower.


Bottom Graduate student Erik Franklin performs several clarinet pieces accompanied by pianist Hui-Chuan Chen for his graduate recital Jan. 8 in Auer Hall. Franklin performed pieces such as Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 120 No. 2 by Johannes Brahms and Fantasy by Joan Tower.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 than us and hopes for us for the future and what to sound like.” Franklin said he doesn’t get to come back to Bloomington that often because he spends a great deal of time playing in the U.S. Army

Band. He said performing at the music school again gave him the opportunity to see his colleagues and former students. “I actually had some former students that I taught when they were in high school when I was still studying when I was at IU,” Franklin said. “Now they’re at the

Jacobs school, so I got to see some of them in their college habitats, so it was nice to see that they’re still playing clarinet.” Franklin plans to complete his dissertation in the spring of 2020 after completing numerous musical exams and a final chamber music recital in the fall. He

said the lessons he’s learned at the music school will continue to influence his playing for years to come. “I like to just make moments,” Franklin said. “I think that’s kind of our job as performers is to say something in that way that people can feel something when they’re sitting there.”



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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 across the country are declining, but he said Indiana cancer death rates are higher than most states. Hannon said many of those cancer cases and subsequent deaths can be

linked back to patient behaviors. “We know if we’re going to make serious inroads on reducing the cancer burden in the state, we’ve got to reduce smoking among people who are currently using cigarettes,” Hannon said.

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Ten things coming in Students will vote on IU Student Government executives this sspring. Tickets for IUSG include a president, vice president of administration, vice president and treasurer. These stuo dent leaders decide on policy and represent students, acd ccording to the IUSG website. Keep an eye out for debates and town halls to get to know your candidates. Little 500

IU Student Foundation will host its annual Little 500 bike race. One of the university’s claims to fame, the women’s 32nd Little 500 will run 4 p.m. Friday, April 12 and the men’s 69th Little 500 will run 2 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Both races will take place at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Bike teams will compete for one of 33 spots in each race March 23 at the Little 500 Qualifications. The women’s race runs 100 laps and the men’s race runs 200 laps. Inspired by IU students racing bicycles in their residence halls, Howard “Howdy” S. Wilcox, the son of an Indianapolis 500 winner, organized the bike race in 1951, according to the 2019 Little 500 manual. The race was featured in the 1979 film “Breaking Away.” Mayoral Election

Primary elections for Bloomington mayor will happen May 7. Mayor John Hamilton has officially announced his re-election campaign, and Democrat Amanda Barge is considering running against him. She will officially make a decision in the next week. More candidates can announce campaigns up until February. The Democrat and Republican primary winners will run The against each other and Libertarians, Independents and other minor party candidates in November. The last election for Bloomington mayor in 2015 had a 7 percent voter turnout. Batman comes to Bloomington

IU alumnus and producer of the modern Batman movies Michael Uslan will come to campus for a screenm ing of “The Dark Knight Rises” with a Q&A session to follow. The event will start at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in Franklin Hall commons and is free and open to the public. While in Bloomington, Uslan will also be screening his first Batman movie, 1989’s “Batman.” The screening, which is a celebration of the movie’s 30th anniversary, will take place at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 at IU Cinema. Tickets are available for $4. Award winning “Rent” comes to IU Auditorium

The rock musical “Rent,” which has won four Tony awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, is coming to the IU Auditorium. The musical will be performed at 8 p.m. Jan. 28-29. Tickets range from $29-$71 and are $17$49 for IUB students. The musical follows seven young aartists who are struggling to survive and pay bills in early 1990s New York. The HIV/AIDS epidemic begins to threaten their East Village community while the group navigates love and friendships. Jenny Slate Comedy Show

Stand-up comedian, author and actress Jenny Slate will be performing at the Comedy Attic at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23. Slate is known for her appearances in popular TV shows like “Parks and Recreation,” “Big Mouth” and “Saturday Night Live.” She provided voices for characters in recent children’s movies “Zootoopia” fo and “Secret Life of Pets.” She also wrote the children’s books “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On: Things About Me” and “Marcel the Shell: The Most Surprised I’ve Ever Been.” 33rd Annual Culture Shock

The 33rd annual Culture Shock, IU student radio station WIUX’s music festival, is planned to take place April 20 in Dunn Meadow. This year’s lineup will be announced in February, but previous years have brought n musicians such as Chicano Batman, Noname, Neon Inm dian and Mac DeMarco to Bloomington. Lineups typically dia iinclude l d local and regional bands as well. Culture Shock is free to the public. Women’s Basketball

After IU women’s basketball put up a 2018 WNIT banner, Coach Teri Moren made it clear the team was looking for bigger accomplishments going forward. While taking pride in everything the team reached last season, she knew the standard of the program should include Big Ten banners and reaching the NCAA Tournament. 2019 could bring just that. IU is off to a 3-0 start in conference play, highlighted by a win Sunday against then-No. 15 Michigan State. Behind the leadership of junior team has not had in recent years, Moren’s goal of winning more than WNIT titles is looking realistic in 2019. IU Softball

While success has been marginal for the IU softball team in recent years, second- year head coach Shonda Stanton brought a winning tradition in her first season iin Bloomington. After 18 years at Marshall University, where she was the program’s all-time winningest coach, Stanton helped the Hoosiers to a 17-6 mark in the Big Ten, good for the most conference wins since 2011. 2019 will be another step in the right direction for the struggling program as IU will host the Big Ten Tournament at Andy Mohr Field May 9-11. Men’s Basketbal

IU is a young team, and, when fully healthy, reliant on freshmen guards Romeo Langford and Rob Phinisee to facilitate the offense. This equates to road woes. Given that, a top-four finish in the Big Ten regular season season, before winning a game or two in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago appears likely. From there it’s anyone’s guess where the Hoosiers will be seeded in the NCAA Tournament, but a run to the Sweet 16, no further and no less, seems adequate for an IU team yet to realize its potential.

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Students audition for new IU Theatre season By Clark Gudas | @This_isnt_clark

The hallway buzzed with students talking to themselves. They spoke to empty hallways and to their own reflections in the window. These students were rehearsing monologues before their auditions for the spring IU Theatre season. The theater department held auditions for its spring plays on Monday night in the Lee Norvelle Theatre and Drama Center. The auditions lasted from 6-10 p.m., with 74 students signed up to try out. This left 90 seconds for each student to perform their monologue. Senior Carina Lastimosa said she started preparing her monologue three months ago during a theater class. She walked out laughing from her audition. She said she felt good about it. “I feel it’s as good as it can be,” Lastimosa said. “You can rehearse it so many times, but when I get up there, my heart just goes, ‘ahh.’” Every few minutes, a stage manager called a few actors to line up at the door. While they waited, some rehearsed their monologue, adjusted their collar or swayed back and forth on their feet. Others talked and laughed, as if it were a casual hangout. Lastimosa said auditions generally have a friendly, supportive environment. “You support your friends,” Lastimosa said. “For some people, it’s supportive. Some people will be


Student actors prepare their monologues for the spring play auditions for IU Theatre on Jan. 7. The students only had 90 seconds to perform their monologues.

like, ‘I hope they suck.’” Behind the audition doors sat directors and stage managers of three upcoming IU Theatre plays. The plays include Caryl Churchill’s “Vinegar Tom” and two new plays for IU's “At First Sight A Festival of New Plays.” Outside, students prepared their resumes, headshots and audition forms. One student approached the sign-in table with none of these in hand. “I’m cancelling because I did not prepare,” the student

said. “I didn’t prepare an English dialect.” After sophomore Wyatt Lee exited the audition room, he exhaled a slow, long sigh. He exchanged smiles with other students who were in line to enter. “I feel very relieved,” Lee said. “I was very stressed. I didn’t put as much work as I should’ve into it.” Lee said he practices for auditions by going over the lines repeatedly in his head. He said this helps him calm his nerves.

“If nerves are there, you might forget a line,” Lee said. Monday night was freshman Dakota Abell’s first time auditioning at a university level. Since he was 8 years old, he has been performing in community and school theater. Abell said he had a strong, emotional audition, and the other students auditioning were great to be around. “I love watching my peers prepare for a public audience,” Abell said. “With

these people being your classmates, you forget they have amazing talent.” IU Theatre was also performing callback auditions for its spring musical, “Wonderful Town." These students had to prepare 16 to 32 bars of musical performance. Students with dance auditions stretched in group circles and talked about their work. “It’s nerve-wracking to think about how I perform,” junior Henry Miller said. “If I’m cast as a part, that’d be

great. I’ll take what I can get.” While some students panic over spending months workshopping parts in classes and in private, Miller said he wasn’t stressed. He simply loves the opportunity to show what he can do. “I just breathe, and realize I can only give what I can give,” Miller said. Callback auditions would be announced the next morning at 9 a.m. Cast lists would follow. For students who gave their 90 seconds, all they could do was wait.

Honors College funds student film By Tyson Archie

Junior Spencer Bowman began writing a screenplay last August for his feature film writing class. Now Bowman has the opportunity to adapt his screenplay into a 20-minute short film with support from the Hutton Honors College. Bowman’s “His Master’s Voice” was the only film project to receive $1,500 from the Creative Activity Grant from the Hutton Honors College, deeming it a significant creative work that will provide students involved with critical realworld experience. Students from the Media School and the School of Art, Architecture + Design will collaborate on the film. Everything from the costume design to the cinematography will be done by students. According to the film's Facebook page, "'His Master's Voice' tells the story of an isolated, backwoods commune being confronted by bigoted locals and the escalating tensions between them that arise from fear, prejudice, and miscommunication on both sides." The film takes place over the course of one night. “The story is about community and choosing compassion over hatred,” Bowman said. The tone of the story is heavily inspired by the 2018 Netflix documentary “Wild Wild Country” and the 2017 crime-drama “Three


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Junior Spencer Bowman received a $1,500 Creative Activity Grant from the Hutton Honors College for his 20-minute short film, “His Master’s Voice.” It was the only film project to receive the grant.

Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Bowman said. Bowman, alongside director Caitlin Noppenberger, are still in the preproduction stages for the project. Auditions for the cast will be Jan. 13. They plan to begin filming at the end of February in Bradford Woods, IU’s outdoor center. The crew hopes to complete filming in three days then move onto postproduction. “The great thing about this movie is that we are bringing together so many kids,” Noppenberger said. She said the movie has been an opportunity to

meet students from different majors she would not normally work with. Bowman said Indiana does not offer tax credit for film productions, making it more financially difficult to produce them here than in other parts of the country. Bowman, having worked on a few film productions before, emphasized the importance of community support for making the project possible. He created a GoFundMe page for the film with a fundraising goal of $500. All funds raised will go toward renting equipment, purchasing set decorations,

props, costume material, paying film festival submission fees and securing filming locations and transportation. The crew will share production updates and other news on the film’s Facebook page as filming begins. “Seeing as southern Indiana is not traditionally the place for big film productions, this experience will be vital for students who wish to pursue careers in their fields and give Indiana voices a platform in the sort of stories we typically find on television and in theaters,” Bowman said.

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It was a bright Sunday morning when I first pushed open the glass door of the Owlery Restaurant. Wandering around downtown Bloomington and not sure what exactly to do, my friend and I chanced upon this little diner and jumped at the opportunity to grab a bite. After all, food is always a good idea. Navigating around the crowd of brunch-goers as we waded toward the counter to ask for a table, I was impressed by all the art pieces featuring owls that decorated the building. Owl paintings decorated the vibrant yellow walls, while several tiny figurines of the bird lined the

countertop up front. Near the cash register, a glass display case filled with the day’s baked delicacies stood at attention. Several potted plants near the waiting area added a splash of nature and the two large street-facing windows gave the restaurant ample natural light. The whole place, along with being trendy and hip, gave off an air that’s both cozy and friendly. According to its website, the Owlery specializes in vegetarian comfort food, vegan baked goods and craft beer. Ingredients such as tofu, seitan, tempeh, veggies and bread are used to create a wide variety of dishes. Meal options include salads, veggie bowls and fries to more unusual ones like the B.L.T., which consists SEE OWLERY, PAGE 11


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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. 6. We will meet every other Thursday during the school year.

Callout Meeting: Aug. 30, IMU Redbud Room Steven VonBokern, Senior Pastor Rosh Dhanawade, IU Coordinator 302-561-0108, * Free transportation provided. Please call if you need a ride to church.

221 E. Sixth St. (Sixth and Lincoln) 812-332-1514 •

Worship Times: Sunday: 9 a.m., 11 a.m.

Christian Ed: Sunday: 9:50 - 10:45 a.m.

Summer Worship Times: Sunday: 10 a.m. We are a community of seekers and disciples in Christ committed to hospitality and outreach for all God’s children. Come join us for meaningful worship, thoughtful spiritual study and stimulating fellowship. Ukirk at IU is a Presbyterian affiliated group open to all students. Andrew Kort, Pastor Kim Adams, Associate Pastor Grant Farmer, Interim Music Director Christopher Young, Organist

Orthodox Christian All Saints Orthodox Christian Church 6004 S. Fairfax Rd. 812-824-3600 Wednesday: Vespers 6 p.m. Saturday: Great Vespers 5 p.m. Sunday: Matins 9 a.m. Divine Liturgy 10 a.m. Come experience the sacred rhythm and rituals of the timeless Christian faith, a faith with a future, yet ancient and tested. Living the traditional worship of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; as a sacred community of people striving to manifest the kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven. We, together with the saints throughout history, learn to live the love and compassion of Christ. Come and see, and put your roots down deep. Rev. Fr. Peter Jon Gillquist, Pastor Howard & Rhonda Webb, College Coordinators Church Van Pickup on Sundays - Call 314-681-8893

Cooperative Baptist

Catholic St. Paul Catholic Center 1413 E. 17th St. 812-339-5561 •

Facebook: Hoosiercatholic Twitter: @hoosiercatholic 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.

Weekday Mass Times Monday - Saturday: 12:15 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 9 p.m. 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. Fr. John Meany, O.P., Pastor Fr. Patrick Hyde, O.P. Associate Pastor & Campus Minister Fr. Joseph Minuth, O.P., Associate Pastor

University Baptist Church 3740 E. Third St. 812-339-1404

Unitarian Universalist

Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington

United Methodist •

Tuesdays: 6 p.m. Bible Study at Canterbury House

John Napoli, Pastor Melanie Mathis-McBride, Education Director

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Thursday: We are Wesleyan in our beliefs, and welcome all to worship with us. We are dedicated to training others through discipleship as well as ministering through small groups. We welcome all races and cultures and would love to get to know you. Dr James Hicks, Lead Pastor

1701 E. Second St. 812-332-1850 Email:

503 S. High St. 812-332-0502

Redeemer Community Church @RedeemerBtown on Twitter & Instagram

Sunday: Pastor's Class: 8:45 a.m. Worship: 10 a.m. Fellowship: 11 a.m. Tuesday: Bible Study: 12:15 p.m. Book Study/Discussion: 6 p.m.

Traditional: 8 a.m.

Sunday: The Open Door, 11:15 a.m. @ The Buskirk-Chumley Theater (114 E. Kirkwood Ave.)

Jubilee is a supportive and accepting community for college students and young adults from all backgrounds looking to grow in their faith and do life together. Meet every Wednesday night for opportunities through small groups, hangouts, mission trips, events, service projects, and more. Many attend the contemporary Open Door service.

United Presbyterian Church

Sunday: 9:30 a.m. (Bible study) 10:45 a.m. (worship) If you are exploring faith, looking for a church home, or returning after time away, Welcome! We aim to be a safe place to "sort it out" for those who are questioning, and a place to pray, grow, and serve for followers of Jesus. All are welcome - yes, LBGTQ too. Rev. Annette Hill Briggs, Pastor Rob Drummond, Music Minister

Lutheran (LCMS) University Lutheran Church & Student Center 607 E. Seventh St. (Corner of 7th & Fess) 812-336-5387 • @ULutheranIU on twitter Sunday: Bible Class, 9:15 a.m. Divine Service, 10:30 a.m. The Best Meal You'll Have All Week, 6 p.m. Tuesday & Friday: Service of Morning Prayer, 8 a.m. Wednesday: Second Best Meal, 6 p.m. Midweek Service, 7 p.m. LCMS U Student Fellowship, 7:30 p.m. Thursday: Graduate Study/Fellowship, 7 p.m. University Lutheran Church (U.Lu) is the home of LCMS U at Indiana, the campus ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Students, on-campus location, and our Student Center create a hub for daily, genuine Christ-centered community that receives God's gifts of life, salvation, and the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ. Rev. Richard Woelmer, Campus Pastor

2120 N. Fee Lane 812-332-3695 Sundays: 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. Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister Reverend Scott McNeill, Associate Minister

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 aspx/Home/60431 Facebook: Bloomington Institute and YSA Society Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. We have an Institute of Religion adjacent to campus at 333 S. Highland Ave. (behind T.I.S. bookstore). We offer a variety of religious classes and activities. We strive to create an atmosphere where college students and local young single adults can come to play games, relax, study, and associate with others who value spirituality. Sunday worship services for young single students are held at 2411 E. Second St. a 11:30 a.m. We invite all to discover more about Jesus Christ from both ancient scripture and from modern prophets of God. During the week join us at the institute, and on Sunday at the Young Single Adult Church. Robert Tibbs, Institute Director

Indiana Daily Student



Thursday, Jan. 10 , 2019

Editors Evan Carnes and Ethan Smith


Take our advice: cafes around Bloomington Six of our columnists chime in to explain why they think their favorite cafes are the best in town. BloomingTea, Tiffany Xie Not everyone likes coffee, which is why you should go to BloomingTea. Situated away from the hustle and bustle of Kirkwood Avenue, BloomingTea sits in a charming renovated house in a quiet area of Bloomington. I could never get over the bitter taste of coffee or the insomnia it gave me, so I always turned to tea as my drink of choice. My sister was the first one to introduce me to BloomingTea, and it’s a beautiful place. Beautiful teapots adorn the wooden shelves throughout the home, so the cafe feels like a tea house. Although I’m partial to green jasmine, you can choose from over 100 varieties of tea, including the standard green and black teas, but also more exotic varieties, such as yerba mate and cannabidiol tea. I love that your pot of tea comes out on its own warmer. Enjoy with a quiche or scone as you write your first assignments of the semester, or relax for a moment with friends with a board game from an antique chest in the corner. On warmer days, you can sit outside on the deck in the back and unwind. Crumble, Anne Anderson My favorite coffee shop in Bloomington has to be Crumble. There’s a gigantic concentration of awesome coffee houses on the south side, but I reside near the north side of town, so it’s nice to have an option that isn’t a drive across town. Crumble has a menu that is simple and sweet, offering drip coffee, specialty drinks, a healthy selection of tea and assorted baked goods. My personal bias toward

Crumble rests heavily in their selection of glutenfree lemon cookies. Since Crumble is a little farther away from campus, it feels much less crowded. This creates plenty of room to sit and spread out your work without being rude about it. Crumble offers a variety of seating options, whether you prefer a comfy, cozy couch or a more desk-like table. The wall of windows creates amazing lighting, but if you prefer a shadier spot they have a back room that is perfect for group meetings or project space. Crumble’s coffee is to die for. Even the black drip coffee is always fresh and full of flavor. My personal favorite drink has to be the Honey Bear, which is a miel but with a much cuter name. Bapu Fresh, Rachel Noll When I returned to Bloomington after a seemingly long three weeks of break, the first place I wanted to go to was Bapu Fresh to get bubble tea. With its location so close to Franklin Hall, which is where I spend most of my time these days, it has quickly become my favorite place to hit the books. On top of it being a great work environment and overall a very aesthetically pleasing place, the many different options of bubble teas and smoothies do not disappoint. My personal favorite is the strawberry fruit tea and the blueberry smoothie. If you’re more of a coffee buff, try a coffee milk tea. If the little balls of tapioca, otherwise known as boba, in bubble tea scare you, don’t worry, you can get anything without boba in it. To top it all off, Bapu offers little food items on the menu as well. Overall, I am so glad Bapu Fresh recently opened at a convenient location

for me to help not only further my study habits, but also feed my bubble tea addiction. Soma on Kirkwood Avenue, Elsbeth Sanders Break is fun, but coming back to Bloomington after three weeks at home is a refreshing breath of freedom. Part of being liberated from the parents’ house is the luxury of doing things without having to answer to anyone. This is especially important to me because I enjoy spending the majority of my down-time in coffee shops, not holed up at home. When it comes to coffee shops in Bloomington, my favorite spot is Soma. There are two Soma locations in Bloomington: Third Street and Kirkwood Avenue. While both locations have the same coffee, the Kirkwood Soma has a couple of drinks on the menu that the Third Street Soma does not. Specifically, the drink I love the most is Vietnamese iced coffee, which is a heavenly combination of espresso and sweetened condensed milk. Because of this, I generally prefer the Kirkwood Avenue location. In addition to the great coffee, Soma on Kirkwood is a really cute space. There aren’t that many tables, but if you manage to snag one, it’s a great place to hang out. The music they play is chill and not distracting, which makes it an amazing place for me to organize my schedule at the beginning of the semester. Pourhouse Cafe, Catherine Blankensop With the semester beginning, it’s time for me to find a place to hunker down, go through my syllabuses and fill out my planner. That means you can likely find me at the Pourhouse Cafe. Located right on Kirkwood Avenue, the Pourhouse Cafe

offers a laid-back atmosphere that’s perfect for any coffeehouse study session. I love the mismatched chairs, industrial-style lighting and unique decor. My favorite drink is the turtle mocha. It’s an espresso drink with chocolate and caramel, like a turtle candy. All the tealovers out there will enjoy the kombucha, a fermented tea that is served in rotating flavors. For those who stay away from caffeine, the lavender lemonade is a sweet, refreshing drink that’s especially perfect in the summer. The best part about the Pourhouse Cafe is how it gives back. The wall art behind the register g thatt reads, “local products, global bal influence,” means something. mething. Pourhouse Cafe focuses on buying local products, and d customers’ tips go toward global ard various charities rities throughout the year. r. Tips for January will go toward Safe Families for Children, a nonprofit thatt provides support to children dren and families in times es of crisis.

for coffee elitists. While I do not particularly identify myself as such, this is an important distinction to be made. While at home over break, I could not help but notice that many of the big budget coffee roasters in Indianapolis were of similar quality to Hopscotch, yet more expensive. Any cafe that is able to bring that sort of excellence to Bloomington will always have my business. Hopscotch not only excels in creating a calculated, studious ambiance in its Dodds Street location, but it also hosts a precisely petite “grab and go” g g location on Madison Street. I t s s h a r p,

simple branding makes both spots painless for new customers to find. Hopscotch Coffee also has made efforts to purchase Fair Trade Certified beans for many of its blends, a move that competitors should replicate. The two locations also sell local favorites. Bloomington Bagel Company’s bagels and Rainbow Bakery’s vegan donuts are typically available. Supporting other small stores while increasing its own sales is a win-win for everyone. Whether you seek expertly crafted coffee, or simplyy a quick bite, I think it is best to head for Hopscotch Coffee.

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Let’s stick to buying goods made in the US

The importance of political conversations

Michael Skiles is a sophomore in cinema and media arts.

If a foreign nation threatened your family and fellow countrymen’s way of life, would you go fight for that nation? Of course not. You want to do what you can to ensure that those you love and care about will thrive. If that’s the case, then why do we buy products made in China? Whether we like it or not, we are in the midst of a trade war. Tariffs plague our markets and ultimately, consumers suffer. We’re all guilty of buying products made in China. It’s not necessarily our fault; American-made items seem to be rarities An American flag waves outside of Franklin Hall on Oct. 17, 2017. nowadays. However, they can be found if you put sage. Each purchase of a great. People love stability in the extra effort to seek Chinese good supports and jobs provide it. Purtheir manufactures while chases of American-made them out. products promote the As with any trade war, hindering our own. All of China’s manufac- growth of American manutariffs are imposed on both turing growth, however, facturing. sides of the conflict. During numerous elecThe purpose of these has proved to be too rapid tions in recent years, the tariffs is to inhibit your for its own good. China’s approach to promise of increasing the tendency to purchase Chitreating factory workers amount of jobs in the U.S. nese-made goods. If the price is too high today resembles the same has been a big people-winconditions ner. Factories bring life into on a tariffed product made inhumane in China, Americans will many working Americans towns and communities. My own hometown, naturally search for alter- faced during the Industrial Bluffton, Indiana, experinatives. It’s both a disin- Revolution. Sadly, some factories in enced great success and centive and an incentive. The high price prevents China continue to mistreat growth due to the presAmericans from buy- their workers to maintain ence of a large company’s operations in nearby Fort ing the products made in high production numbers. Unfortunately, When we buy a Chinese Wayne. China. At the same time, it incentivise Americans product, we’re telling the both Bluffton and Fort to find alternatives that do big corporations in China Wayne suffered an immense loss when the comnot suffer from the same to keep it up. To them, high profits pany decided to base their high prices tariffed items are a vote of approval and operations elsewhere. The do. Many people see tar- they give Chinese corpora- buildings they left behind iffs as a harmful tax rather tions no reason to consider have remained vacant for than a beneficial tool. Our what they’re doing may be years. We can’t allow these country needs us. These wrong. It justifies their actions. buildings to remain empty tariffs are the U.S. government’s way of suggesting If we all start to switch to while Americans scour for that we support American products made in the U.S., work on the streets. We manufacturers, and we we will undoubtedly raise must make our country must answer this call to eyebrows among China’s thrive again. To do this, we have to bring our manuelite. arms. Hopefully, we can all facturing back home. In today’s world, what Admittedly, industrialyou buy sends a big mes- agree that more jobs are

Alvaro Michael is a senior in computer science.


izing a country provides many challenges, but I think we’re ready for them. We’ve had enough time to develop efficient working standards that both yield profits and have our workers’ best interests at heart. Additionally, solar farms and windmills could be a great way to keep pollution to a minimum. It does take some extra effort to shop for American-made products, but the results are very much worth it. When you buy these goods, you’re supporting fellow Americans and the industrial growth and development of our country. Indeed, this trade war is necessary to increase the industrial independence of the U.S. Tariffs may seem inconvenient at first, but they’ll produce results that will benefit us all. Together, we can show our intent to create jobs and emphasize the importance of humane working conditions by supporting American manufacturers.

On the hot sand of a beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico, the crashing of waves and the swish of palm trees in the wind are rudely interrupted by two individuals hard at debate over politics. One of them, age 22, is me, visiting Puerto Rico with my family as we do every Christmas. The other, sixty years my senior, is Ron, a Long Islander who comes to the island for several months in the year with his wife Fran, and whose presence I always anticipate greatly. Ron is a staunch conservative, while I lean somewhere to the left, even though I am still solidifying my stance on many issues. Ron and I disagree on most points. For example, he despises the Women’s Liberation Movement. “Why should women vote?” he asks rhetorically, his eyes hidden by a black pair of sunglasses. “Why should women drive?” Fran shakes her head in disagreement, the corners of her mouth pulled downward. “Men,” he says, “are being mistreated,” which he explains with his belief that the influx of women into the workforce over the last decades has been a horrible thing for the male wage. This is only one of the many claims and opinions Ron has made. If you find yourself rolling your eyes at what little you have read of his inner thoughts, you may be wondering why I put up with him for hours on end. I mean, I kept coming back to talk. Why entertain ideas so different from my own? It isn’t that I was trying to persuade him. Nor did I plan on being persuaded, as he often doesn’t use hard evidence to back himself up. Instead, what I sought to do was understand his point of view. For example, regarding the Women’s Liberation Movement, it finally dawned on me that, in Ron’s view, the funda-

mental unit of society is not the individual but the family. The only way for the family to work, he believes, is through the upholding of traditional gender roles. Out of successful families emerges a successful society. I had never thought of this perspective before. Although I disagreed with Ron, I found his positions fascinating for the simple reason that they were so different from my own. My challenges and questions toward him served only to satisfy the curiosity about his worldview that his words provoked in me. I decided that rather than angrily bashing his statements into oblivion, I might stand to gain more from inquiring why he believes them at all. More precisely, I could use the conversation to achieve a better grasp of both sides of the political debate, as well as an improved ability to identify the points in my own arguments that don’t hold up to scrutiny. What I most appreciated about our discussions is that Ron and I never insulted each other. Sure, he called me naive for “buying into the liberal media,” and I accused him of basing his vast generalizations on one or two anecdotes. But despite all our shouting and defiant challenges, we were respectful and we each let the other guy talk. Afterward, we would always put our differences aside and have drinks together or go for a quick swim. From my conversations with Ron, I realized that conversation is possible between the two sides of the political spectrum is possible in the country. However, it is only possible if we approach one another respectfully, peacefully, and acknowledge that the conversation might hurt at times but that the ultimate goal is understanding. We may not ever convince one another, but we will at least make sense of one another, and of ourselves.



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The Bloomington-local band Flower Mouth is composed of four members: Blake McKean, Gus Gonzalez, Chris Koj and Jonathan “JJ” Van Hecke. McKean is photographed on the drums during a concert.

Local band uses social media to grow fanbase runs their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter accounts. However, Instagram is the most important, Gonzalez said, and he would know. Gonzalez is the social media manager for the band. “A band or an artist is always perceived in every possible sense that a human has,” Gonzalez said. “The last thing we ever want to do is neglect any sort of visual stimulation that we can offer people.” Flower Mouth gets a lot of pictures for their Instagram from friends. But most frequently, the band uses photos from Matt Jaskulski, known to his internet following as “Vibesome,” said McKean, 22. Other photog-

By Liz Jenson | @liiz_jen

Members of the local psychedelic rock band Flower Mouth said they value the band’s online presence as much as its music. Flower Mouth is composed of four members: Blake McKean, drummer/ percussionist; Gus Gonzalez, vocalist and guitarist; Chris Koj, bassist; and Jonathan “JJ” Van Hecke, keyboardist. The group has been together for approximately a year and a half, and social media has been a big part of the band’s image since the beginning, said Gonzalez, 21. The band collectively


raphers the band uses often include Gabby Steenberger and Chava Arymowicz, he said. The band members use these images for self-promotion, both on the band page and on their personal Instagram accounts. More importantly, the images give Flower Mouth’s listeners a sense of who they are as a group, Gonzalez said. The band’s members want to the group to be seen as more than just music but as a visual art form as well, he said. “If you want to be a movement, an event, something that people can enjoy together, you’ve gotta be more than just a sound,” Gonzalez said. “You’ve got

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to have an image.” McKean credits much of the band’s notoriety to its social media. “You can play around town, but you’re only going to be playing to a select circle,” McKean said. “It’s nice to branch out to people who might not even be in that scene or might not even know who the heck we are.” Gonzalez also said that he thinks social media is the key to musical success. He said that he believes social media holds a kind of power that other advertising methods don’t have. “As much as I hate to say it, Instagram rules the world,” Gonzalez said. “Most bands around the world

are neglecting the power of social media. It’s the power of the internet, it’s communication. It’s being a part of something that’s bigger than what you are.” Even though social media is an important marketing tool, Flower Mouth still wants to show its love for their fans through social media, McKean said. The band members view their fans as a community, he said, and social media helps this community continue to grow. “Really what we want to emphasize is love and togetherness, because that’s the most important thing to us,” said McKean. “I think that it helps with that.”

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 7 — Study possible options in advance. Costs could vary widely, and your desired choice may not be available. Schedule carefully, and double-check reservations. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Delays or obstacles could impact shared finances. Keep to practical priorities. Avoid provoking an argument. You may need to defer gratification. Discipline provides satisfying results.

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of tofu bacon, romaine lettuce, sliced tomato and lemon-garlic mayo on farm bread with a side of home fries. Other notable menu components would be the poutine and the tempeh Reuben. The poutine is comprised of fries, cheese curds and gravy. The Reuben, made with fried tempeh, sauerkraut, Swiss or vegan cheese, Russian dressing and rye bread, can be ordered during lunch or dinner. For more health-conscious customers, the Owlery also offers a large selection of salads and soups. If you’re in the mood to discover new food varieties, feel free to try what I thought to be the most interesting dish on the dinner menu: pierogies. Stuffed with potatoes, onions and tomatoes and seasoned with garlic, sour cream and applesauce, the Owlery’s vegan twist on this classic Eastern European dish is a symphony of flavors. The brunch menu features an impressive list of omelets. For somebody like me with a serious dose of indecisiveness, this couldn’t be better. After much consideration, I decided to go with the mushroom-Swiss omelet that combines two of my favorite foods through sheer coincidence. Last but not least, to top everything off in true Sunday brunch style, I ordered an orange cider mimosa. The mimosa was a pretty orange-pink color and the omelet was just the perfect amount of savory. As patrons around me talked and laughed, I sipped my mimosa, already planning my next Owlery trip in my head. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — A romantic fantasy may not match reality. Relax and abandon expectations. Have fun with people you love. Give up the need for control or perfection. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — Domestic projects draw you in. Resolve an unexpected mess. Restraint serves you well. Postpone what you can. Stick to your budget and provide sweat equity.

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L.A. Times Daily Crossword

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Difficulty Rating: How to play: Fill in the grid so that every row, column and 3x3 grid contains the digits 1 through 9, without repeating a number in any one row, column or 3x3 grid.

Answer to previous puzzle

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DOWN 1 Mary-Kate, Ashley and Elizabeth 2 S’pose 3 “Do I __ eat a peach?”: Eliot 4 Prefix with graph or gram 5 “Groundhog Day” director Harold 6 Mid-Mar. honoree 7 Trite saying 8 Sheep prized for its wool 9 Power unit 10 Kiosk with a camera

11 Ref. work whose 2018 Word of the Year is “toxic” 12 Miracle-__ 13 Mac platform 16 In vogue 21 First word in titles by Arthur Miller and Agatha Christie 25 Flutist Herbie 26 Vaper’s need, informally 27 With 43-Across, feeling often fought 29 British courtroom fixture 31 Blackthorn plum 34 Bloemfontein’s land: Abbr. 35 Rhine whines 37 Ipanema greeting 38 With 66-Across, German philosopher buried in London’s Highgate Cemetery 39 “Bus Stop” dramatist 40 Not as current 41 Busy airport 42 Hand-dyed with wax 45 Place to put on a suit 47 Filmmaker with a unique style 48 Anxiety 49 Disgraced 51 Go sour 53 “Hasta mañana” 54 “The Beat with Ari Melber” network 57 Avant-garde sorts 59 Hiddleston who plays Loki in Marvel films 60 Santa __ 61 Boomer’s kid 63 RR stop Look for the crossword daily in the comics section of the Indiana Daily Student. Find the solution for the daily crossword here. Answer to previous puzzle

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Prime location: 2 BR apt. (from $655) & 3 BR twnhs. (from $825). Hdwd. floors, quiet. 812-333-5598


White metal bunkbed set with 2 twin mattresses. Great cond. $150. White metal twin size bed frame. Great condition, barely used. $25.

MERCHANDISE 301 E. 19th Street 5 BR, 2 BA

Glass punch bowl w/ 35 cups. 6 cups in original box. All excellent cond. $20.

Vintage board games. Incl., Sorry, Life, Clue, Monopoly, and Scabble. $100 for all.

Prime 3-8 BR. W/D. Aug. ‘19 1 blk from Campus on Atw. Ave. $700/BR 812-361-6154

2016 FIAT 500x, compact size SUV, 53K miles. $12,000.

Bicycles Adult bike, good cond., works well. New tires. $60. GMC Denali road bike, free helmet and a lock. $150.


Appliances Honeywell humidifier, great condition. Originally $40, now $15.



1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 BR Houses, Townhouses and Apartments

Epson NX420 computer printer. Excellent cond., barely used. $35. HP HD/1080p 21.5” monitor. Great condition, excellent picture quality. $60.

Automobiles 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid. 107k mi. 44/41 mpg. in city/highway. $11,970.

12 pc. dinnerware set w/ 4 dinner & salad plates, bowls, & silverware. $15.

RCA black microwave. One year old, perfect condition, looks new. $25. 812-322-8597 Now Leasing Aug.-May! Special Pricing! 7 BR house divided into 4 units (3 BR, 2 BA. Two 1 BR, 1 BA and a 2 BR 1 BA) Great for a group! 812-333-0995


Misc. for Sale

Set of 6 fragrance oils. Some are brand new, most used bottle is still full.$10. 1355 N. Lincoln Street 5 BR, 2 BA

Olive green, Forever 21 dress coat. Nylon, long coat. Medium, new. $50. 812-876-3112

Folding chairs and table. $40 for table, $15 per chair. $60 together.

Sublet Apt. Furnished

Avail. now through July, 2019 at Reserve on Third. 1 BR, priv. BA in furn. 2 BR, 2 BA apt. $645/mo. incl. internet, water, W/D, shuttle. Will pay 1st mo. rent+ fees.

Nike Vapor Untouchable Pro men’s football cleats. Size 8, Never worn. $40.

Samyang 12mm f/2.0 ultra wide angle lens Sony E-mount. $150.

1 BR in Deluxe at the Monroe. Utilitities & Internet incl. Reduced rate, $434/month. Now thru July, 2019. 317-557-7394

4 BR/2 BA, remodled kitchen w/ stainless steel appl. Off-street parking, W/D provided. Avail. Jan. 6 mo. or longer lease avail. $2000 per month + utils. 812-325-0848

Grant Properties


1-5 BR. Close to Campus. Avail. immediately. Call: 812-339-2859.

iPod Classic,120 gb. Power cord, USB cord and silicon case. $75.


1-5 BR houses for rent Aug., 2019. $600-$2800.


3 BR/1.5 BA spacious twnhs. Located 6 blks. to Kelley. Avail. Aug., 2019. 812-333-9579 or


Clothing Fetish/Deer Trip black long coat, nylon. Medium. Brand new. $50. 812-876-3112

iPad Mini 2, 16GB (white) and keyboard bundle. Good cond. $100.


1 blk so. of campus, 1 to 5 bdrms in 5 bd/2 ba hse. $650/mo incl utils. Avail Jan-Aug 19 812-333-9579 or



**Lease now for August. Nice, lg., 4 BR, 3.5 BA, W/D, D/W. Kinser Pike, Northlane Condos. 812-325-3262

**Avail. August! 2408 E. 4th Street 313 N. Clark All utils. included. 812-360-2628



Apt. Unfurnished 812-333-2332

Math M-118 Finite Textbook 6th Edition. Good cond. $45, obo.

Electronics Dell 24 Infinity Edge monitor, excellent cond. $75, cash only.

1 to 2 blocks from Campus


Anxiety?Stress?Fatigue? High quality CBD,10% off w/ID. 202 E. Temperance.









Intermediate Accounting textbook, excellent condition. Will take best offer.

Macbook Pro 13’’ w/ custom 8 GB and 3 charger cables. $700, neg.

1 – 5 Bed Apts/Houses

Textbooks Environmental chemistry book for SPEA class. $10.

Lenovo Edge 15 laptop. Some damage to hinges. $400 neg.


***Now leasing 19-20*** HPIU.COM Houses & apts. 1-7 bedrooms. Close to Campus. 812-333-4748 No pets please.

Computers HP Pavilion 15.6” laptop, good condition, no charger incl. $200, neg.


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