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Trump has signed 10 executive orders since his inauguration By Melanie Metzman mmetzman@indiana.edu | @melanie_metzman

Since President Trump was sworn in Friday, his first week has been packed with executive orders, appointments and White House press briefings. Here is a rundown.

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Darrel Boggess and his wife stand in front of St.Thomas Lutheran Church on East Third Street. The price of powering the church went from $5000 a month to $1000 after Darrel’s initiative to add solar panels.

Solar rights Bill would get rid of a huge solar incentive if passed By Alexa Chryssovergis aachryss@indiana.edu | @achryssovergis

When oil spills in the ocean, it can cause devastating pollution. The resource does damage to its surroundings, but when sunlight spills down from the sky, it’s not a disaster. Darrell Boggess smiles when he finishes his analogy. It’s just a sunny day. So a sunny day like last Saturday — a rare bright afternoon

in January with temperatures in the 60s — must be an exceptional spill of clean energy. On days like this, when the sun is beating down, solar panels soak up sunlight. During the day, though, the solar user probably won’t need all that energy, and so it can be sent back into the energy grid. Boggess, a solar user and member of the Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, a local group that educates and promotes solar usage throughout the

state, said his neighbors may use energy produced by his panels. He’ll be compensated for this at the retail price for solar energy. Then at night or on cloudy days when his solar panels can’t provide him sufficient energy, the system pulls back from the grid, and he’ll get billed for this at the retail price. When he takes energy out of the grid, the cost is added to his bill. When he adds to the grid, the cost is subtracted from his bill.

This concept — the give and take of energy to and from the grid and the subsequent adjustment of a user’s energy bill — is known as net metering. Net metering allows those who generate their own electricity to be compensated at the retail rate for excess they don’t use. But if a new bill passes this legislative session, it could be illegal in 10 years. SEE BILL, PAGE 6 Senate Bill 309 “Provides that a net metering tariff of an electricity supplier must remain available to the electricity supplier’s customer until the first calendar year after the aggregate amount of net metering facility nameplate capacity under the tariff equals at least 1 percent of the electricity supplier’s most recent summer peak load. Provides that after June 30, 2027: (1) an electricity supplier may not make a net metering tariff available to customers; and (2) the terms and conditions of any net metering tariff offered by an electricity supplier before July 1, 2027, expire and are uninforceable.” Source iga.in.gov

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Women’s golf starts spring season with Arizona training By Ryan Lucas lucasry@indiana.edu | @ryanlucasiu

With the spring season for IU women’s golf team beginning at the end of February, the golfers need to be practicing on the green, but Bloomington’s cold winter makes that difficult. To combat the annual weather issues IU faces in January and February, the team is taking two three-day training trips to Arizona in the coming weeks to prepare for the season ahead. With the team’s first two tournaments of the season being in Arizona, senior Theresa-Ann Jedra said the training trips will help acclimate the players to the playing conditions, such as the dry heat and different grass, in the region. “Playing out west helps us know how far a ball is going or how much it will roll out and different things like that,” Jedra said. “It’s also good that we get out there because a lot of the teams that we play down south or out west are playing all year round, and we’re not.” The team will leave Thursday for its first weekend trip to Scottsdale, Arizona, where it will play at Desert Mountain Golf Course. On Feb. 10-12 the Hoosiers will return to Arizona for some practice rounds in Tucson. IU will also play a round at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, before kicking off the season Feb. 26 at the Westbrook Invitational in Peoria, Arizona. In previous years, the team has played a tournament in

Puerto Rico in early February to start the spring season. However, IU Coach Clint Wallman said he wanted his golfers to get more practice rounds in than usual before beginning the season and has instead diverted the team’s funds from a Puerto Rico tournament to the Arizona trips. “When you’re coming out of the winter, it’s always about just getting as many holes in and trying to play through stuff,” Wallman said. “When you look back historically, we start playing well when we get about a dozen rounds under our belt. The problem is in the past that has been during tournaments.” Wallman said based on training trips in the past he expects to see round-to-round improvement from his team during its trips to Arizona. Senior Ana Sanjuan said she will use the trips to prepare her game and focus her mind on the upcoming season. Sanjuan appeared in all 11 events for IU last year and recorded the eighthbest single-season scoring average, 75.03, in school history. “I’m just going to try and play every shot as if it’s competition, and if I feel I have some technique problem then I have time to figure it out,” Sanjuan said. “I feel like I just want to be prepared and prepare myself as much as I can.” Wallman said the team will play for scores while in Arizona to help add some competitive edge to the rounds. Wallman SEE GOLF, PAGE 6

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Law students send thank you notes to benefactors of march Comthomp@umail.iu.edu @CodyMThompson

Three Maurer School of Law graduate students’ hands were moving across the cream-colored thank-you notes. The students, sitting in the student lounge of the law school, had just returned from Washington, D.C., with 53 others who attended the Women’s March on Washington. The thank-you notes, which will be signed by all law students on the trip, were addressed to the people who donated money to help pay for their transportation. “We felt stronger knowing we had your support back in Bloomington,” third-year law student Francesca Hoffman said. “Not just financially, but with food donations and overall emotional support.”

Keystone and Dakota Pipelines pushed forward Trump signed executive actions to advance the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines Tuesday. Immediately following this Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vermont, released a statement in opposition to Trump’s order. “President Trump ignored the voices of millions and put the short-term profits of the fossil fuel industry ahead of the future of our planet,” Sanders said. Withdrawal from Trans Pacific Partnership On Monday, Trump signed an executive order to remove the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership. The TPP is a trade deal that would have aligned the U.S. with 11 nations, including Japan, Vietnam, Australia, Canada and Mexico, in the Asia-Pacific. The agreement would have eliminated thousands of tariffs and restructured regulations to ensure efficiency. The countries involved in the deal conduct about 40 percent of global trade. Trump said withdrawing the U.S. from the TPP is a “great thing for the American worker.” Freeze on federal hiring Trump signed an executive order to freeze federal hiring, excluding the military, Monday. This freeze also includes a halt on pay raises for all government employees.

Top Law students Francesca Hoffman and Emily Kile wrote letters to those who donated money for a trip to Washingotn, D.C., for the Women’s March. Right One of the cards law students wrote.

By Cody Thompson

Alternative facts White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said at the first White House press briefing Jan. 21 the Trump inauguration ceremony had drawn the “largest audience ever to witness an inauguration, period.” Media outlets shortly came out to say Spicer was incorrect. The Washington, D.C., metro reported 193,000 riders by 11 a.m. on the day of Trump’s inauguration in comparison to 513,000 riders for Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Spicer also said White House ground coverings made the audience appear smaller in photographs and video. However, the same White House ground coverings were used when Obama was sworn in for his second term in 2013. Spicer took no questions from the media at the press briefing. The crowd controversy has been named “CrowdGate.” Trump campaign strategiest and counselor KellyAnne Conway defended Spicer’s statements on NBC News. She told NBC’s Chuck Todd that Spicer was not lying; rather, he was giving “alternative facts,” and she said Trump’s inauguration turnout could not be quantified.

The trip included 26 law students. The other 30 people included undergraduate and graduate students, professors from other departments, family of law students and one other professor. Hoffman sat with fellow thirdyear law student Emily Kile and second-year law student Ash Kulak. Scattered across the table were thank-you notes with different colored writing. Some were written with curly light letters and some with rigid ones. On the table, there were also coffee cups and a law book titled “Federal Courts: Cases and Materials on Judicial Federalism and the Lawyering Process.” The march in D.C. had a big influence on all three students, they said. “It was truly an inspiring, lifechanging experience,” Hoffman SEE CARDS, PAGE 6

Reinstatement of Mexico City Policy on abortion access Along with the freeze on federal hiring and withdrawal from the TPP, Trump signed an executive order to reestablish the Mexico City Policy involving nongovernmental organizations and abortion access. The act, originally signed into law by Ronald Reagan in 1984, required NGOs as a condition for federal funding that they “would neither perform nor actively promote abortion as a method of family planning in other nations.” Bill Clinton rescinded the act when he became president in 1993. George W. Bush reinstated it upon taking office. Barack Obama rescinded it again in 2009. Now Trump has brought the policy back once again. FHA mortgage premium cut cancellation As one of his first acts as president, Trump signed an executive order Friday to eliminate a discount on the fees for a federal mortgage program that helps homebuyers with small down payments or lessthan-perfect credit scores. About one in five mortgages is backed by the Federal Housing Administration, according to CBS News. Former Housing and Urban Development secretary for the Obama SEE TRUMP, PAGE 6


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IU ranked in top 50 online schools behind IPFW By Jesse Naranjo jlnaranj@indiana.edu | @jesselnaranjo

Independent school-ranking website College Choice has named IU-Bloomington in its list of the 50 Best Online Colleges and Universities. The ranking, released Monday in a press release, placed Western Kentucky University as the top school on the list and included listings for both IU-Bloomington and IU-Purdue University Fort Wayne. IU-Bloomington placed ten spots behind IPFW, which ranked at #37. “The need for accredited online universities has grown

exponentially,” said College Choice Managing Editor Christian Amondson, according to the press release provided by the organization. “Even when institutional enrollment numbers decline, accredited online university programs steadily increase, which makes selecting from the best online colleges an important task.” College Choice, whose office was not immediately available for comment, displays an infographic on their website explaining how college rankings are calculated. US News & World Report’s School Academic Reputation score, the National Center for

Education Statistics’ financial aid offering and overall cost of attendance data and payscale.com’s Success in the Job Market score are each given one-quarter weight in the organization’s calculation. Indiana, as a state, makes up the largest proportion of students receiving distancebased education last spring, accounting for 62.9 percent of U.S. students who receive these degrees, according to data provided by the Office of Online Education. More than one-tenth of the credits granted were through distance education. The office also reported the MBA, nursing and the

bachelor’s in business administration programs as the top programs for online enrollment. Almost 24 percent of students in the MBA program were enrolled online. The school also operates an accredited distance education secondary school, IU High School, though this was not taken into account for the rankings. The IU Online office was not immediately available for comment on IU-Bloomington’s ranking. According to its website 13 undergraduate degrees and 26 graduate degrees are offered online compared to IPFW’s four undergraduate and two graduate degree

offerings. IPFW has recently experienced an administrative realignment. Purdue University has taken control of all IPFW’s degree programs aside from those in their health sciences departments. US News & World Report, an online organization the statistics from which were used in College Choice’s ranking, placed IU in a five-way tie for fifty-fourth place in its ranking of top undergraduate degree programs. Conversely, the Kelley School of Business’ MBA program placed at third on the same site, with the school’s other graduate business degrees placing first

among online programs. College Choice’s website said the online school ranking took factors such as number of online degrees available and faculty expertise in online education into account. The organization compiled its list to be of service to the growing number of students considering distance-based education who may be anxious about the prospect, according to the press release. “Because digital learning is becoming so important, this ranking was created for working professionals and busy students to continue their education while maintaining their lives,” Amondson said.

Fraternity council discusses plans for next semester By Larmie Sanyon lsanyon@indiana.edu @LarmieSanyon

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STUDENTS SEARCH FOR OPPORTUNITY Students crowd around the maze of businesses and internships Tuesday during the Walter Center for Career Achievement 2017 Winter Career + Internship Fair in the Indiana Memorial Union. The booths were in Alumni Hall and the Georgian room.

Senior creates apps to help students By Rachel Leffers rleffers@indiana.edu | @rachelleffers

For Martin Aguinis, living in the United States is a gift given to him by his parents. He doesn’t take it for granted and uses it to create opportunity, Aguinis said. The IU senior, who is originally from Argentina, has created three apps in his four years at IU. Aguinis said he moved to the U.S. when he was four years old. His father was pursuing his MBA, and his mother was working as a psychologist. His parents’ goal was to move back to Argentina eventually, but Aguinis said they decided not to because of the security and opportunity the U.S. provided them. Aguinis said he developed the apps to bring convenience to IU students and members of the Bloomington community. “I love using technology as the sources to bring improvements to people,” Aguinis said, “I’ve found a way that I can impact people and use my skills and passions for that.” GreekRide was developed in 2014 when Aguinis and two other men in greek chapters, Liam Bolling and Ben Gavette, realized there was a flaw in the pledge ride system, and they wanted to create a solution to what Aguinis said they saw as an inefficient system. GreekRide is temporarily off app stores because it is being reworked to create a simpler, more efficient experience for users, Aguinis said. Aguinis said the goal is to rebuild the app so it can eventually expand their market from just greek organizations to other organizations and businesses. Aguinis said he views his company, Eventlist LLC, as an umbrella company that will continue to create various apps. Eventlist, which

launched earlier this month, is the company’s main app. It provides users with information about events happening in Bloomington. BarPay, an app that allows users to pay bar covers using their phone instead of cash, is the second app the company has developed, Aguinis said. His company’s mission is to make going out more efficient for students. He said it’s not just about the events happening or the specials available but showing users a live picture of what’s happening at the events. The company’s goal is eventually to merge the apps and add another feature that will be similar to Snapchat stories. This feature is intended to show users what the atmosphere is like and if there are a lot of people at the event. Aguinis said he likes his company and is continuously creating more content and improving old content because he likes to stay busy. He said he lives by the saying, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” “I think that one of the reasons why I’ve worked so hard throughout my life is because I appreciate the fact that I can start whatever I want here and fail early and fail often,” Aguinis said. Many of the opportunities that have been offered to Aguinis would not have been presented to him if he had not moved to the U.S., he said. “I see kids I grew up with when I was very young. I stay in touch with them, and they’re very smart people, but they just don’t get as many opportunities.” Aguinis said creating these apps has changed his college experience for the better because he has been able to change other people’s lives for the better. Throughout his experience, Aguinis said he has

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Members of IU’s greek community boarded yellow school buses and journeyed out to the woods where they would be sharing bunks for a couple of nights. All four greek councils were present Jan. 20 at the retreat in Bradford Woods to discuss the future and structure of their community. They discussed mental health care, risk policy and philanthropy. The retreat is the Greek Leadership Academy, an event that hasn’t taken place in three years. Jack Polte, a representative for the Interfraternity Council in charge of standards, said the greek councils resurrected the event to improve the community. It’s a gathering of all the presidents and council executive members at IU from Interfraternity Council, Panhellenhic Association, MultiCultural Greek Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council. “It was actually a lot of fun,” Polte said. “We were there to discuss the expectations for the community and for the new leaders that have been elected since we got back to school.” He said the gathering showcased the extent of IU’s greek life because there were people from all walks of life. Furthermore, he said, they had the opportunity to reacquaint, or in some cases acquaint, themselves, with the resources that are available at IU. Polte and Adam Weber, IFC vice president of recruitment, said the organizations that visited, like the IU Police department and Counseling and Psychological Services, were memorable and important to the weekend. Oasis and Step Up! also stopped by Friday night to talk about what the councils do and what getting help from the organizations looks like. “I thought it was a really important thing for the community, as over 70 chapters were together trying to make the greek community better,” Weber said. That’s why the weekend didn’t end there, as it allowed the different councils to have an open dialogue.

Weber said it was exciting to see the inner workings of different councils and their chapters. As the vice president of recruitment for IFC, seeing how others operate was beneficial to him. It allowed him to gain more perspective on how to help future recruits. “Although our chapters are unique, a lot of our chapters were founded for the same reasons,” he said. Part of the reason Polte and Weber were able to learn so much was because, despite the many differences in backgrounds, each of the greek councils has common ground. “A lot of the chapters have similar issues that they want to resolve,” Polte said. “We found out that we can work together as a team to make our greek community as best as possible.” Zach Hermann, the president of Delta Chi, thought so as well. “I learned a lot,” he said. “It was good to interact with other presidents and discuss different ways to handle situations.” Polte said this is why the greek community aims to have more retreats like this in the future to continue to talk as a community. All four councils and their executive members will be going to the Association of Fraternal Leadership next weekend, Feb. 2-5. “That’s going to be in Indianapolis, it’s a national conference with councils from universities across the country,” he said. “About 28 of us will be going to learn what other schools do in order to learn what the greek landscape looks like nationwide.” The councils are also planning what they call a “Super Gavel,” where they have a chapter meeting among the four councils. This event is scheduled for some time in March. Finally, the presidents will be back on a retreat like this in the fall. Weber said he believed most of the people there had an excellent learning experience. “I think they did especially when we had to collaborate talking about different issues in the communities, and most people thought it was pretty beneficial,” he said.

Senior Martín Aguinis has created three apps in his four years at IU. He will work for Google after graduation. Hannah Alani Editor-in-Chief

“I think that one of the reasons why I’ve worked so hard throughout my life is because I appreciate the fact that I can start whatever I want here and fail early and fail often.” Martin Aguinis, IU senior and app creator

been given the opportunity to create his own path and broaden his perspective. “I’m not going to sit in class just to get the A because society tells me to do that. I’m really going to absorb the information and use it to create my own value and create my own impact

in this world,” Aguinis said. After graduation Aguinis will start working as a marketing manager for Google. Although he said he is not sure where he will be assigned, he is excited for the opportunity to influence people’s lives with the company.

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Letter from middle school draws criticism By Lyndsay Jones jonesly@umail.iu.edu | @lyndsayjonesy

Jackson Creek Middle School is receiving complaints after a letter sent home with black and biracial male students Jan. 20 informed parents of a segregated event the school had planned. Principal David Pillar wrote in the letter that Roy K. Dobbs, the founder of a mentoring program called Young Men of Purpose and principal of Pike High School in

Indianapolis, would be coming to JCMS Tuesday morning to have breakfast with students and kick off a series of mentoring events. Pillar wrote he had been working on a program intended to help black and biracial male students at JCMS. Pillar said he had found the kind of the structure he envisioned for the school in Dobbs’ already-developed program. “Our black males score lower on standardized tests

than their peers and have discipline referrals at a higher rate than their peers,” Pillar said in the letter. “These facts cannot be denied and they must be proactively addressed to help support these young men achieve success. My vision for implementing YMP at JCMS is ... in line with helping these young men see what they can be with focus and support in the areas of Character, Citizenship, and Academics.” Dobbs, who is black, did

not create YMP for mentoring only men of color, and Pillar acknowledged his awareness of that fact in the letter. “Although Roy created and has implemented YMP for all males, I want to pilot this program at JCMS with our black and bi-racial males,” he wrote. Twenty-seven students fitting the racial description took the letter home. McKenzie Goodrich said the letter was sent solely based on race because her

nephew, a biracial straight-A student with perfect attendance, received one. “He was like, ‘Why did I get this? I don’t understand. I have a straight-A record,’” Goodrich said. “(My sister) told him he didn’t need to worry about it because it didn’t apply to him.” When Goodrich’s sister talked to her, however, she expressed concern the letter had been sent in the first place. “She feels it is racist and

signals out those with brown skin,” Goodrich said. “I think she’s right.” The Indiana Daily Student reached out to Pillar, who declined to comment on the record. He did, however, issue an official apology on Tuesday afternoon in a letter addressed to “JCMS Parents and Friends.” “I now understand that singling out students was misguided and offensive, and for that, I sincerely apologize,” Pillar said.

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Irish soda bread served during the Irish Soda Bread Social on Tuesday evening.

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Tripod, a three-legged deer, frequently roamed people’s backyards in Deming, Indiana. She was found shot and killed early Monday morning.

Three-legged deer found shot dead By Eman Mozaffar emozaffa@indiana.edu @emanmozaffar

DEMING, IND. — A three-legged deer was found shot and killed early Monday morning, and officers are looking for leads to a suspect. The doe, named Tripod by residents, was a common sight in Hamilton County backyards. She survived with three legs for nearly ten years, according to locals, and gave birth to several fawns before her death. Residents don’t know how Tripod lost her fourth leg, but they watched and took care of her for years. Bill Doss, a conservation officer with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, is working with other county officers to track down Tripod’s killer. Doss said the misdemeanor of killing the deer

without a license is punishable by up to one year in jail, along with some fines. “If they came forward, though, and explained their side of the story, they wouldn’t be looking at such serious charges,” Doss said. “We rely on people doing the right thing in our job.” Doss, along with other IDNR officials, is searching the area for clues. When they reached the scene of the crime Monday, they retrieved a bullet shot from a high-power rifle. In addition to scouring the premises and reviewing nearby surveillance cameras, Doss said he plans to deploy a K-9 unit to detect human scents and other evidence. He will also send the bullet to a state police lab for forensics testing. “We’re putting all the pieces together so we can find someone to interview

and eventually charge someone with the crime,” Doss said. Although officials continue to investigate the deer’s killing, they were able to issue a salvage permit for her meat. Conservation officers can issue permits for roadkill to be used as meat for local hungry families. Hamilton County’s DNR district shared the news of Tripod’s death on Facebook, and the post has received more views and shares than any previous post. It continues to ask for tips from Deming residents, who discussed the well-known deer’s many appearances in the town. Devon Sherer, who lives on a five-acre property in Deming, said the deer showed up in his backyard about nine years ago and had been living in the area until she was killed. He left corn for her to eat and watched

her raise her young from a distance. Tripod often traveled between Hamilton County properties with two or three fawns behind her. Sherer said she frequented his yard nearly every evening and sometimes in the mornings. “I’d notice that when she walked, she jumped around, but when she ran, she took off just as fast as any other deer,” Sherer said. “Once I saw her run across the field and outrun a coyote.” Sherer and his three sons regularly hunt deer, but they typically go after the larger bucks. Whenever hunting season came around, he said, Tripod was always absent because she was a smart doe who noticed the trends. “But we’d never go after her anyway because she’s off limits,” he said. “It’s terrible someone did this to her, and I hope they catch who did it.”

City helps with health insurance enrollment By Molly Grace mograce@indiana.edu | @MolloGrace

When people came to the Monroe County Public Library on Tuesday night with concerns about the future of Barack Obama’s health care law, they were told to sign up for health insurance anyway and the future of the program would be safe at least through 2017. The city of Bloomington sponsored a free health event to help people sign up for “Obamacare” or other statesponsored plans, depending on their needs, and to answer questions about the health care marketplace. Trained navigators were armed with laptops and

informational pamphlets and set up behind tables around the room at 5 p.m. The job of the navigators was to help attendees pick the plan best for them, fill out applications and answer any questions they have before the Jan. 31 enrollment deadline. Navigators came from one of the several organizations, including Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana Navigators, IU Health Individual Solutions, and South Central Community Action Program’s Covering Kids and Families, co-sponsoring the event. Katie Rodriguez and Hannah Watt are outreach and enrollment specialists for SCCAP and worked a table together at the event.

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With the future of “Obamacare” looking unsure under the new administration, people may be wary of signing up for health care, Rodriguez said. However, she also said people should still sign up and take advantage of health insurance currently available. “2017 is a go no matter what,” Rodriguez said, referring to the immediate future of the healthcare program. Nancy Woolery, who organized the event, said she has received calls from people asking if they should even come to the event, and she told them all the same thing: just enroll. “For them to replace something, it’s going to take some time. It’s not going to

happen overnight,” she said. Talking about the possibility of an “Obamacare” repeal, Rodriguez said SCCAP has been around since 1999 to offer guidance on health insurance. According to Watt, SCAAP is available year round to answer questions, troubleshoot and help people who have gone through recent life changes find plans to fit their new needs. “If there’s a specific event in your life, like if you turn 26 and get kicked off your parents’ insurance, we can help you sign up,” Watt said. Watt said they have no income guidelines and they are available to everyone, even students.

Irish community celebrates culture with soda bread By Christine Fernando ctfernan@indiana.edu @christinetfern

Six loaves of soda bread lay in a basket alongside a pad of butter. Voices mingled with Irish music playing through the speakers. Members of the Irish American Community at IU gathered Tuesday for a soda bread social complete with bread, butter, stew and conversation. For Irish exchange student Lorna Reid, the event was a piece of home in a new country. “Back home soda bread was definitely a staple,” she said. “So many afternoons were spent eating soda bread and drinking tea. Our childminder growing up would make soda bread with us, and we’d bring it to school in our lunch boxes.” Staff sponsor Mara Bernstein said soda bread can be considered a symbol of Ireland and part of everyday life. She said when people think of Ireland, an image of a loaf of soda bread with butter alongside tea with milk often comes to mind. Soda bread also takes Bernstein back to her year of research in Ireland, when an Irish woman brought her into her home to show her how to make soda bread, she said. “I had all these notes on how to make soda bread in my notebook, and this woman just invited me into her home and her space and shared a piece of her heritage with me,” she said. “It really stood out to me and contributed to me falling in love with Ireland.” She said this experience and the symbolic nature of soda bread is representative of Irish hospitality, and this hospitality is what became the focus of her research. “That’s the golden word,” she said. “The Irish just have such a welcoming nature

about them. When I visited Ireland what really stood out was their hospitality, and that’s one of the things I think they’re known most for.” Despite this image of hospitality, Bernstein said there are many other negative stereotypes associated with the Irish. “This club kind of gives us the opportunity to discuss some of these negative stereotypes,” she said. “The things Ireland is so beloved for — their ability to have fun and have a good time — is also one of the things that vilify Ireland. A lot of people still have that image of Ireland being full of drunks.” Community liaison Devin Blankenship said this is part of why discussing Irish culture is so beneficial. Another reason is because even though so many people in the United States are of Irish descent, Irish culture and language are often overlooked. “I think it may be because of certain patterns of colonialism,” he said. “When a lot of people first move to the U.S., they try to assimilate and adapt so that their children can really be seen as American, but now I think it’s important for us to go back and remember our Irish roots and culture and history and heritage.” Bernstein said she encourages everyone, regardless of Irish heritage, to come learn about Irish culture. She said she is not of Irish descent but has an interest and love for the culture that forms a connection to Ireland. “I’m not Irish, but that doesn’t mean I can’t have an interest in Ireland,” she said. “No one questions it if someone who isn’t French or German or whatever learns the language, so it should really be the same with the Irish. We really want to bring in people who want to learn more about Ireland regardless of their Irish descent.”


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Journalism faces a revitilization Young reporters outclassed their older establishment peers this election season American news media got a lot of things wrong throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. Common to every erroneous piece of punditry was media elites’ prognostication of the election. Speculation and sensationalism manipulated the ways journalists conducted reporting. Reporting on real issues fell by the wayside as news outlets relentlessly talked about emails and the term “yuge.” Suffice it to say, the media messed up. However, that isn’t entirely the fault of the media. Media only said what they knew to be true. That is, what they knew to be true among the media elite who worked alongside them. Besides, almost no news networks thought President Trump

should be taken seriously. Not all journalists made the same mistakes, however. Many younger reporters were producing a much more accurate story of how the election would unfold. Ambitious in their reporting, they were eager to get the story right during the most exciting time in American politics. For instance, Jaqueline Alemany is a young CBS embed reporter who published a great article on angry Ohio Democrats who turned to Trump out of frustration with their own party. The piece is timely, well-researched, and authentic. It’s an actual article on actual people instead of an abstraction about either candidate. We need more of this sort of media. Young journalists like Jaqueline did the reporting

on the ground natural to an entry-level news media position and ended up doing a much better job than tenured, confident higher-ups sitting behind desks. Arrogance certainly contributed to the consequential inaccuracies of the elite media. Cameras could have turned their attention away from an empty podium to pick the brains of voters in Iowa, where many counties flipped Republican in 2016, according to a November Washington Post article. Every piece of political pageantry and campaign theater became an opportunity for a new hot take. But on-the-spot commentary wasn’t the public’s number one priority when a man the media refused to take seriously continued to falsify the elites’ self-truths, until that

man was elected president of the United States. Instead, the daily newscycle needed to focus on what was happening on the ground. It needed reporters from major news organizations who would go to middle America and gauge the political climate, who would collect perspectives on individuals’ hopes and fears for their livelihood, and how that would influence whom they voted for. It needed journalists who were willing to break out of their bubble and talk to some people with differing perspectives — perspectives that very may likely represent a larger population than assumed. Young reporters new to the career proved to be the majority of those willing to

trek these terrains. Having already seen headlines from President Trump’s first day in office, younger journalists have learned there’s a price to pay for taking assumptions of the future at face value. The 2016 election will leave a long-lasting imprint and serve as a haunting reminder to journalists to not explain what they truly do not know. And if the level at which the media at-large crashed and burned last November indicates what could happen again, it seems the ambition to get it right among young reporters will be self-sustaining. News media will need humbled journalists willing to shut up and listen, and young reporters are up to the challenge.

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KLEIN OF A BIG DEAL

Trump endangers the environment

Alternative facts are not facts

Inauguration Day marks many upcoming changes for the White House. President Trump brings his family, Vice President Mike Pence, a new staff, a new oval office décor and a refreshed digital presence. It comes as no surprise that the White House’s website update affects much of Barack Obama’s policy information because the two men have plainly different views. What is shocking, however, are the changes made to the section regarding climate change. It was deleted. While this alone is not too troubling because the administration needs time to renovate the website, when paired with other comments on the website and Trump’s previous statements on climate change, issues start to become more apparent. Among the new information on www.whitehouse.gov, the closest thing pertaining to our environment is a statement that reads “we’ve been held back by burdensome regulations on our energy industry. President Trump is committed to elimination harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters

of the U.S. rule” and later goes on to state “we have untapped domestic energy reserves right here in America.” This is unacceptable. Trump wants to cut two crucial regulations protecting the environment and offers nothing in exchange. The Climate Action Plan aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce energy waste, support alternative energy and protect natural resources, and the Waters of the United States rule expands many bodies of water, including swamps, rivers and lakes, to fall under the protection of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers. Environmental issues, such as greenhouse gas emissions and water pollution, can be traced back to industrial factories. Although many view policy that protects the environment as a hindrance to the economy, these policies are absolutely necessary. Without these regulations, nothing stops businesses from ravaging the environment. Additionally, Trump’s mention of untapped energy reserves specifically points to oil, shale, coal and natural gas. These all

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contribute negatively to our environmental health and obstruct the nation from investing in renewable, ecofriendly energy, which becomes more cost-efficient each year. In 2012, Trump wrote a tweet saying that the very concept of global warming was coined by China to render U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. In addition to this, Trump has said he wants to dismantle the Paris Agreement, which 127 countries have ratified and strives to reverse the most glaring effects of climate change. With the combination of the prior facts, I hope the sheer ignorance in Trump’s environmental opinions is clear. Sure, cutting regulations may help businesses prosper. But if the cost of higher corporate profit is our environment, I’ll pass. Economic standing, political pettiness and nations are temporary. The planet is not. In the next four years, don’t brush off the president’s remarks regarding our planet because chances are he does not care about it. sareynol@umail.iu.edu

Owing to a misguided fixation on his own perspective, President Trump assumed his view of Friday’s inauguration attendees was proof enough to claim the crowd was the largest of all time. That mistake was replicated by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who claimed during a press conference Saturday that Trump’s swearing-in had “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe.” Then, during “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway responded to host Chuck Todd’s criticism of Spicer’s claim by saying Spicer “gave alternative facts” to what all reasonable evidence suggests about the crowd. Even in my own studies of literature, a field people generally regard as being very subjective, you must provide justification for any claims you wish to make in order to maintain a valid argument. There is not a single academic discipline, to my knowledge, that would permit such blatant untruthfulness as that of Trump, Spicer and Conway. For my own argument,

it is hardly a challenge to find evidence Conway’s methods prioritize political power instead of public decency and truth. Her alternative facts quip, however, is the best and worst example I’ve heard yet. While undeniably effective at foregoing ownership of the impermissible behavior of her President and his staff, the notion that one can simply deny reality and delegitimize fact is ridiculous. Although I understand that the so-called real world hardly operates according to the same principles academia enforces, I had hoped it was reasonable to assume that such petty, easily falsifiable claims as Spicer’s would not be allowed from a position as influential as the White House press secretary. I know that those positions are not immune to falsehood, but it seems to be a break in tradition that the new White House staff would not only tolerate but also defend lies about information as objective as the size of a crowd. Even if we decided the straightforward photographic evidence was not sufficient and turned instead to the work of crowd scientists whose

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calculations we trust, I don’t see how anyone can presume to dismiss their conclusions as being impossible to verify. Variations in decisions about which time of day to use as a basis of comparison or how many people per square meter to use as a unit of measurement will produce corresponding variations in final conclusions, but even in a range of differing estimates, every option has evidence to justify its legitimacy. You can’t just choose an answer outside of that range and use it to support whatever narrative is most advantageous for your political party. At the very least, you shouldn’t do this. Whether or not Trump, Spicer and Conway will succeed is up to the American public. I urge you to see these tactics as the unethical manipulations they truly are. Do not join Trump in his shortsightedness. Do not excuse Spicer for his recklessness. Most of all, do not yield to Conway and her deceptiveness. Alternative facts are not facts. mareklei@umail.iu.edu


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JORDAN RIVER FORUM

A minimalistic lifestyle brings happiness Minimalism has taken many forms through the years. What was first used as an insult toward artists with little detail in their artwork is now celebrated by people who have emptied their lives of excess clutter. However, this doesn’t mean that minimalists live in white boxes devoid of all comfort. Being a minimalist simply means decluttering your life. I was pretty close to the definition of a hoarder. My apartment was full of, plain and simple, stuff. I had two huge closets full of clothes. I haven’t fit into half of them since ninth grade. If you looked in the other closets, you’d see it took me a very long time and a ton of energy to get those doors to close. It’s tough to understand why someone would want to keep all this stuff. When I asked myself why I had so many things I no longer need a few weeks ago, I realized that no matter what I came up with, there was no good answer. So I made the decision to purge my apartment. I donated clothes and furniture and passed some items to friends. I also ended up throwing out a lot that couldn’t be donated. My apartment looked completely different afterwards. Besides the obvious benefit of being much easier to clean, I have noticed so many other benefits to going minimalist. Firstly I have more freedom. Not only is there a sense of personal freedom, but there is also some financial freedom that comes with this lifestyle. It’s less tempting to make purchases when you fear the idea of cluttering

Kathryn Meier is a senior in journalism.

your home again. Another huge benefit is the stress relief that comes from walking in to such a clutter free home. Newsweek reports the average American spends roughly twelve full days a year looking for items that they own but cannot find. Fewer items owned means fewer items you can end up losing. However, the point of minimalism isn’t to throw everything out. The point is to keep only the necessities. By cutting out much of the clutter in our lives, we can be happier and enjoy a much less complicated living situation. Some may decide to follow a plan when starting their minimalist journey. Project 333 is one such plan to help you on your journey towards becoming a minimalist. The idea of this project is to cut your entire wardrobe down to just 33 items. For three months you can only wear those 33 items. People decide to become minimalists for a variety a reasons, such as better health, personal freedom and better interpersonal awareness to name a few. Since minimalizing my apartment, I feel relieved. I don’t have to worry about opening my closet doors, and I don’t have to spend an entire weekend cleaning my apartment. I’ve ended up saving myself a ridiculous amout of time and greatly reducing my stress. Minimalizing has improved my way of living tenfold. It truly is the best way to live. kkmeier@umail.iu.edu

PICKING BRIAN’S BRAIN

Anti-abortion women not allowed to march Progressives blew it not letting anti-abortion women join the Women’s March on Washington. After pushback for partnering with a anti-abortion women’s organization, the march’s organizers released a statement rejecting the group and referring to the placement of the pro-life group in the first place as “an error.” I don’t understand why anyone would limit their coalition based on one small part of the larger issue of women’s rights. The need on the left for extreme ideological and political purity extends far beyond the Women’s March in Washington. If you ever need proof, try voicing a single conservative opinion in a humanities class. See how it goes over with some of your more vocal classmates. See how it goes over with your professor. Rhetoric of diversity and inclusion rings hollow when those who ask to join a cause are rejected purely on unrelated political grounds. There is a lot of theory behind justifying the decision to exclude pro-life women on the grounds of diversity and inclusion, but it fails the common sense test and it is bad politics. The Women’s March last Saturday was an impressive protest. But the protests took place in large cities and focused in either safe or left-leaning states where Democrats are already competitive. Hillary Clinton didn’t lose because she lost the big cities. She lost because her coalition was not strong in the rural states where pro-life support is more common. To win, Democrats need pro-life women who are more likely to live in rural states. These areas voted for

Brian Gamache is a senior in economics and history.

President Trump, and if Democrats are serious about defending the senators who represent states where Trump won in 2016, they need to reach out to these voters. If you have women you need to win who are willing to march with you, it seems ridiculous not to take them. By purposefully alienating pro-life women you send a powerful cultural signal their concerns don’t matter, and their votes don’t matter. Beyond that, it sends a message to any other voter with moderate or conservative views who might not support Trump that they are not welcome on the Left. They’re setting up for failure. Of course, coalition building happens on more than one side of the aisle. Lost in the news cycle this week was President Trump’s first ever meeting with several prominent union leaders at the White House. These leaders represent some of the most organized and powerful political forces in the country and typically they bleed Democrat blue. The union leaders’ spokesperson, representing several different groups, praised President Trump for his courtesy and respect. He pledged to work with Trump on trade, infrastructure and protecting American workers. In the ultimate twist, Trump is stealing an important chunk of the democratic base while progressives failed to enlist the support of a potential ally. So much for a diverse and inclusive Left. br.gamache@gmail.com

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Martin Luther King Jr’s message is being ignored The icon’s day has come and gone, and — oh, the irony — eight people were fatally shot in Chicago on his weekend. Another eight were shot during a Martin Luther King rally and celebration in Miami. God knows how many more died this past weekend: around the country, around the world. An enormous wrong called human violence continues to roll across Planet Earth, but we bring less understanding to it than we had 50 years ago when King spoke at Riverside Church in New York City and stood courageously against the war in Vietnam. “We can no longer afford to worship the god of hate or bow before the altar of retaliation,” King said in his electrifying and disturbing speech, which merged the movement for civil rights and social justice with the growing national outrage against war. “The oceans of history are made turbulent by the ever-rising tides of hate. And history is cluttered with the wreckage of nations and individuals that pursued this self-defeating path of hate. “We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today.” As I say, this was 50 years ago: April 4, 1967, a year to the day before he was assassinated. And tomorrow is still today. “We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In

this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. . . . We still have a choice today: nonviolent coexistence or violent co-annihilation.” Consider the dystopia on display in this Chicago Sun-Times story about the eight fatal (and 24 non-fatal) shootings across Chicagoland on the weekend of Jan. 14-16. Each fatality in this irony-permeated account is meticulously listed, along with the street and block on which it occurred, the precise time of day (1:13 a.m., 6:55 p.m., etc.) and, my God, the lethal bullet’s entry location on each victim’s body. Thus we learn that there were two chest wounds, a head wound, head and chest wounds, abdomen and face wounds, and three multiple gunshot wounds. That’s it. No larger understanding is conveyed, no outrage, no despair. What’s the point? The story ends: “Nine people were shot in Chicago last weekend.” This is no fantasy dystopia but the world we actually live in — the “tomorrow” of King’s passionate warning cry half a century ago: “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy,” he wrote in his 1967 book, Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? “Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.” We’re watching his prescience come to life, even as we honor him — and in

the process, ignore him. As I wrote a decade ago: “The public accolades ladled upon this fallen leader embalm him in sentimentality, in some glass case in the pantheon of national heroes, next to Washington, Lincoln, Elvis, et al. Then once a year we cherry-pick a memorable phrase here or there (‘I have a dream’ comes to mind for some reason), as though the words are frozen in history, part of a time when there was struggle and disagreement and prejudice. “The shocking thing about King is that his words are as alive and unsettling as they’ve ever been.” So the best we can do is try to pull them loose from yesterday’s context and look at them, absorb them and embody them in today’s. If anything, however, the wall of cynicism that prevents his words from entering the American political consciousness is more formidable than ever. “This I believe,” he said in his Riverside address, “to be the privilege and the burden of all of us who deem ourselves bound by allegiances and loyalties which are broader and deeper than nationalism and which go beyond our nation’s self-defined goals and positions. We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for the victims of our nation and for those it calls ‘enemy,’ for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our

brothers. “And as I ponder the madness of Vietnam and search within myself for ways to understand and respond in compassion, my mind goes constantly to the people of that peninsula. . . . (It) is clear to me that there will be no meaningful solution there until some attempt is made to know them and hear their broken cries.” These words tear me open, not simply because of the truth they manifest but because, despite that truth — wrenchingly apparent as it is in the wake of 50 further years of U.S. militarism — they still fail to penetrate the wall that separates policy from sanity. Hear the broken cries of those who join ISIS? Of course not. But Erik Prince, mercenary extraordinaire, founder of Blackwater (and brother of Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos), apparently has the ear of President-elect Donald Trump, and, as Jeremy Scahill reports, has been pushing for the Trump administration to “recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS.” And the global dystopia rolls on. I repeat: “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.” Welcome to tomorrow. Robert Koehler Chicago

WEEKLY WISDOM

Importance of crowd size blown out of proportion Much ado has been made about crowd sizes this election cycle. President Trump and his supporters were always quick to point out the larger sizes of his crowds during the primaries and general election, as though this indicative was of levels of support. Last week, we were treated to comparisons between the sizes of Trump’s and Obama’s inauguration crowds, and subsequently we saw arguments about the size of Women’s March compared to the inauguration. Apparently, some people care deeply about this. Trump’s press secretary, Sean Spicer, spent quite a bit of time arguing that his new boss’s inauguration was much larger than it appeared all because of a media conspiracy. None of this actually matters.

If you want to know how many people supported Trump or Obama, there is a very convenient, official government figure provided for you. Just Google “2012 and 2016 election results” and bust out the calculator. This fixation on shows of force is not healthy for the republic. I believe democracy is predicated on casting a vote then going home. While nonviolent protests and rallies are certainly not a negative, the sort of turnout brinkmanship is. It is indicative of greater problems in the system if hundreds of thousands or millions of people are discontent enough to travel hundreds of miles to demonstrate. Consider what is perhaps the most divisive issue of contemporary times — abortion. This Monday, hundreds of

thousands of pro-life Americans are expected to turn out across the country. Hundreds of thousands arrive in the capital every year. This arises out of foundational moral disagreements within American society. These sorts of massive protests happen when segments of society are diametrically opposed to each other’s goals, which is certainly not healthy. At a time when our politics are more polarized than any other in recent memory, we should be very careful about encouraging people to take to the streets. It is irresponsible and petty of the Trump administration to make such an issue out of crowd size just as it is foolish and childish for the media to fight so hard over this hill. When the New York Times starts writing about crowd sci-

Zack Chambers is a sophomore in business.

entists and their estimates, it is time to take a step back. If you want to know how people feel about the new president or a certain issue, Gallup will provide some nice numbers for you. President Trump has his work cut out for him. Conciliation is always difficult, but now is the time. He must take a mature and stately tone and realize not every minor slight matters. Digging out of this hole will require both sides stop shoveling out what little dirt remains. We can’t spend time squabbling about whose crowd was the biggest, and it’s silly of everyone to do so. zaochamb@umail.iu.edu

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Senior Theresa-Ann Jedra prepares to putt at the Hoosier women’s golf practice in Bloomington on Saturday morning.

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added that he will use the training trips to help determine who will travel to

represent the team at future tournaments. “They need to treat it like a tournament and they will, and that’s going to be part of what we are doing

is trying to get rounds in to get back into tournament mode,” Wallman said. “It’s to get yourself prepared for when we tee it up for real in February.”

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administration, Julian Castro, said the cut, of a quarter of a percentage point, was necessary to offset rising mortgage rates. If it had gone in effect, it would have saved a homebuyer borrowing $200,000 about $500 on their yearly

Obama’s health care law provisions waived Along the FHA mortgage cut cancellation, Trump signed an executive order Friday to waive “Obamacare” provisions. The executive order will allow agency heads to waive or defer provisions

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said. “Especially seeing so many diverse groups of people and causes coming together in solidarity.” In total the trip cost $7,940, including the bus ride, parking pass and the tip for the drivers. About $1,400 was donated. Hoffman organized the bus and coordinated the donations. Aside from the donators the law school students wrote thank-you notes to the National Guard and the Metropolitan Police Department.

“When we were walking from the bus to the march, there were National Guard members lined up,” Kile said. “They all smiled and waved and said ‘hi.’ It was a really nice start to the day.” Kulak had filled one letter completely on both sides with small handwriting. It was for a professor who had donated her ticket for a student to use. Kulak happened to take her spot on the trip. They students said they were impressed by the size of the movement. Though, they didn’t realize it until after they were done marching. “It was so much bigger

“It was truly an inspiring, lifechanging experience. Especially seeing so many diverse groups of people and causes coming together in solidarity.” Francesca Hoffman, IU law student

than I imagined,” Kile said, “Especially when we finished and saw all the news coverage from marches in other cities and around the world.”

Senate Bill 309, authored by Sen. Brandt Hershman, R-Buck Creek, would outlaw net metering completely after 2027 and forbid net metering for any customers before 2027 after 1 percent of all energy used in a particular utility company is generated by a customer-owned source, like a solar panel, rather than by the utility company. Hershman did not respond to requests for an interview in time for this story to be published in order to justify his reasoning for the bill. Without net metering, customers would be compensated at dramatically lower wholesale rates for energy they send back to the grid rather than retail rates. The bill includes a buyall-sell-all provision. When users produce energy in their panels, that energy would go straight into the grid and the user would be compensated at the wholesale value only to have to buy back the energy at a higher retail value. Solar users say this would deal a huge blow to the clean energy industry. Some people choose to use renewable energy out of concern for the planet’s well being, Boggess said. But some choose to use it because it saves money. Boggess thinks getting rid of net metering would get rid of many of the second type of customer and cause solar companies to take their business away from the state. “There is a predictable consequence,” Boggess said. A bill similar to SB 309 was introduced in the House two years ago but didn’t advance. The Hoosier Environmental Council, an Indiana environmental advocacy group, was aware of and involved in fighting against the last one and is keeping an eye on the current one. Rumors are flying around about a potential hearing date for SB 309, but one hasn’t been published yet on the Indiana General Assembly website. Jesse Kharbanda, executive director of HEC, said net metering’s principal purpose is to promote non-polluting forms of energy. Several

government-commissioned studies have shown the value of solar to the energy system is worth more than the retail rate of electricity, Kharbanda said. Not only are solar panels zero-polluting sources on the grid, but they also help to improve the overall energy security on the grid, he said. Kharbanda has an idea why someone may not support the concept of net metering. Part of it is a misconception that net metering is a subsidy for using solar power, but this is not accurate, he said. Boggess dispels this misconception, too. The argument from electric companies that net metering isn’t fair is just not true, he said. Electric companies will tell elected representatives solar users pay less, and therefore others pay more, he said. “It’s worse than a myth,” Boggess said. “It can’t happen that way.” He also said studies have shown the net value from net metering is worth more than what the user gets compensated. Solar users invest thousands of dollars in equipment that utility companies don’t have to buy, Boggess said. It saves money for the whole grid. This backlash to solar energy usage isn’t specific to Indiana. According to a post on the Brookings Institution, a think tank and research group, utility interests in several states have reached out to legislators to try to convince them that net metering is actually a net cost to the grid. An extreme example from the Brookings article shows how drastically an end to net metering could affect the solar usage in a state. In 2015, the Nevada Public Utilities Commission substantially cut the state’s net-metering payments and caused the three largest providers of rooftop solar panels in the state to completely leave Nevada’s market. The effect was immediate. New residential solar installation permits took a nosedive and went down 92 percent in 2016’s first quarter. SB 309 would not immediately cut off net metering to this degree, so the effect may not be as drastic here,

Kharbanda said. However, it’s still a cause for concern and may have a chilling effect on investment. “Utilities are not going to hit 1 percent in three months or six months,” Kharbanda said. “It’s going to be maybe three years, maybe five years.” In contrast with the rest of Indiana, Bloomington is “kind of off the charts” for solar usage, said Woodie Bessler, also a volunteer with SIREN. The city of Bloomington, too, is concerned about this bill, said sustainability coordinator Jacqui Bauer. In contrast with Hershman’s idea, Bloomington recently announced their Solarize Bloomington Campaign, an initiative to install solar panels on some city buildings and to work with solar installers in offering a discount to local residents and businesses. Bauer said panels will be installed on City Hall and the police headquarters, with hopefully more additions to come in the future. According to a December press release, the new City Hall system will provide almost 40 percent of the building’s total energy needs, which will in turn save Bloomington and local taxpayers more than $35,000 each year. Interested parties can get involved by going to tinyurl.com/solarizebloomington. The release says Bloomington will work with SIREN and solar installers Whole Sun Designs and Solar Energy Solutions to offer a discounted rate of 2.62 per watt. Nationwide, the average is about 3.50 per watt, Bauer said. At a Monday morning meeting regarding the program, Boggess said he learned in just one month, more than 200 people have signed up for Solarize Bloomington. Indiana’s slogan is “the state that works.” If this is true, the state needs to make it possible for solar companies to continue their work in the state, Boggess said. The underlying issue with the bill is a question of values and priorities, he said. “Does the state of Indiana want to encourage more renewable energy?” he said. “If the answer is yes, well, this bill takes you the other direction.”

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hen Alison Stroming joined Dance Theatre of Harlem three years ago, she was surprised to find herself in schools as part of her daily work. Stroming said she was initially drawn to the classical ballet company for its diverse repertoire, for which it is internationally renowned, but she soon learned much of the group’s time on tour is spent working with young dancers, from elementaryaged kids to college students. She doesn’t mind, she said. In fact, it’s become one of her favorite parts of being in the company, which is now in its fourth decade. “We’re sharing what we’ve worked so hard for in our training and passing it on to others to help them achieve their goals,” Stroming said. This week Dance Theatre of Harlem is engaged in a University-wide residency that started Tuesday at IU-South Bend, moved to IU-Purdue University-Indianapolis on Wednesday and will conclude at IU-Bloomington. The company will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the IU Auditorium in conjunction with the IU Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs and IU Auditorium. Much of Dance Theatre of Harlem’s acclaim stems from its efforts to maintain a racially diverse mix of artists and inspire children from all backgrounds to pursue dance. Jorge Andres Villarini is Puerto Rican and a man — neither of which is often seen on a ballet stage. He said he views the company’s educational programs as increasingly important. “We have a strong message that classical arts belong to everyone, and it’s not just the domain of the elite,” Villarini said.

During one stop in Louisiana, a young boy — 10 or 11 years old, Villarini said — walked up to him after a performance. He was Puerto Rican as well, and he told Villarini he had a passion for singing. Then in front of everyone in the auditorium, the boy began singing “Fly Me to the Moon” to Villarini. The boy has since started dancing and still keeps in touch with Villarini. Stroming also described a memorable experience from an overseas trip to Israel. She taught a class of about 10 young dancers in Lod, Israel, and none spoke English. She said it was obvious that each girl loved being there, however, and they wrapped her in a group hug after the class. As for residencies such as the ones Dance Theatre of Harlem is conducting this week, both Stroming and Villarini said there is something special about working with college students studying dance. “We talk with them about what it is to be a professional dancer, what it is to be a working dancer, what it is to be a dancer of color,” Villarini said. Tickets for Saturday’s show cost between $13 and $36 for IU students with a valid ID and $23 and $41 for the general public. They are available at iuauditorium.com, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, at ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 800-745-3000. “We at IU Auditorium are so pleased to present Dance Theatre of Harlem,” IU Auditorium Director Doug Booher said in the press release. “Not only are they singularly spectacular artists, we are inspired by their dedication to enriching communities and celebrating diversity through dance.” COURTESY PHOTO

Two dancers from the Dance Theatre of Harlem perform last year at Hostos Community College in New York. The dance company is coming to perform Saturday in IU Auditorium as part of a residency program.


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In some ways Anna Wrasse is your typical middle schooler. She listens to Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeren. She’s quiet in class. She opens her locker to notes from her boyfriend. She hates public speaking, and talking in class gives her stage fright. The real stage is a different story. Proficient in guitar, piano and music theory, Wrasse, 14, writes and performs her own music and has released a solo album, “At Night.” After school she writes poetry about her life, then turns the stories into music. She’s currently working on her second album.

“I’m really big on making music that actually says something and doesn’t just say the same thing over and over again, like a lot of the music on B97,” Wrasse said. “I like songs that tell stories in real life so that people can connect with them.” Last September the Kiwanis of South Central Indiana named Wrasse and local musician Dawn Keller the year’s Idol Teen and Idol Adult, respectively. After winning these titles Keller shared the lyrics and melody for her song “Everybody” with Wrasse, who put together chord progressions, piano and backing vocals to create a slow, forceful duet that celebrates the value of friendship. “Everyone needs someone to be their friend and

to listen to them,” Wrasse said. “Especially right now, in a time when people are so freaked out about everything. Social media is so fast and shares everything that’s going on in the world.” Wrasse’s work has been featured on Bloomington’s local radio station, WFHB 98.1 FM, and she has been featured in the HeraldTimes, Bloom Magazine and the Indiana Daily Student. Her peers at Jackson Creek Middle School know about her performing, but Wrasse is not treated like a celebrity, she said. “I’m really quiet actually, so I’m almost sitting in the background,” Wrasse said. “When music comes up, everyone’s like, ‘Oh, yeah, Anna writes songs.’ I feel like I blend in a lot.”

Wrasse is an honors student, and she loves to read to get lost in books. She just finished “A Thousand Splendid Suns,” a story about two girls living in Afghanistan. Reading stories helps her write her own stories, she said. “When you read a song without the music, if it tells a story, then it’s kind of like reading a book that’s just written like a poem,” she said. Wrasse is neither in the school choir nor band and instead opted for the exploring music class — a music production arts course. In addition to writing and performing her own music, she is in a local competitive choir, SEE ALBUM, PAGE 11

An established writer and educator will be visiting IU as part of a series by the College Arts & Humanities Institute. Roxane Gay will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Franklin Hall. Her presentation will be followed by a questionand-answer session and the opportunity to have a book signed by the author. Jonathan Elmer, director of the College Arts & Humanities Institute, said CAHI has been trying to link up with other IU campuses and faculty to bring in leading talents in literature. These include Junot Diaz, Margaret Atwood and Juan Felipe Herrera. “Roxane Gay speaks powerfully to many people about personal issues and about our shared political world,” Elmer said. “I see Roxane’s visit as continuing that programming. Her visit, just to back up the point about partnering, is a collaboration with the Susan Gubar Fund, directed by Stephanie Li.” Gay, also an associate professor at Purdue University, is known for her published works. One of them, “Bad Feminist,” is a collection of essays that explore the idea of feminism and how it can conflict with pop culture and interests and also includes some of Gay’s personal experiences. Another work of hers, “An Untamed State,” is slated to be adapted into a feature-length film. Gay will publish two

ROXANE GAY Free 7 p.m. Wednesday, Franklin Hall more works, “Difficult Women” and “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body,” within the next year. Wednesday’s lecture will deviate from the norm, and Gay will speak directly from her work, Elmer said. “As a writer, she is direct and honest and passionate,” Elmer said. “Roxane will be reading from her work, rather than giving a traditional talk. I’m looking forward to hearing her voice, literally.” There are two goals of CAHI, one of which is supporting research done by arts and humanities faculty. The other, Elmer said, is creating programming that advocates for arts and humanities in Bloomington. It is also more in line with tomorrow’s talk because of the nature of the event. “We have several meetthe-author events that spotlight recent work by faculty, and we have some events that are trying to bring into focus some important trends in graduate education or in writing for public audiences,” Elmer said. People across a variety of identity spectrums can find something to identify with in Gay’s work, Elmer said. “She speaks about things that matter to many people — about being a woman, about being a person of color, about where we are today in this country,” Elmer said.

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ON THE RISE Freshman guard continues to improve for Hoosiers during Big Ten play By Zain Pyarali zpyarali@iu.edu | @ZainPyarali

IU freshman guard Devonte Green saw the clock ticking down in the final moments of the game against Rutgers . His team was up 19 points, and the Hoosiers had their second conference win secured. Instead of just dribbling out the clock and then shaking hands with Scarlet Knight players, Green decided to throw up a no-look alley-oop to junior forward Freddie McSwain Jr. The pass was on the mark, but McSwain didn’t execute the dunk, and when the horn sounded moments later IU Coach Tom Crean marched toward his freshman guard on the court and scolded Green for his unsportsmanlike action. Although his pass against Rutgers late in the game was illadvised, Green has shown improvement and more consistency through the season and into his play during the Big Ten season and has made a few jaw-dropping passes when needed. “They’re getting better. No question about that, and they’re improving,” Crean said about Green and fellow freshman guard Curtis Jones after the Rutgers win. “But a long way to go — long way to go maturity-wise, long way to go understanding that urgency and long way to go when it comes to understanding how efficient you have to be possession-bypossession.” Now, as IU continues the season without sophomore forward OG Anunoby for the remainder of the year, Green, like most of the Hoosier reserves, has seen more meaningful minutes in the past two games. He tied his season high by playing 17 minutes against Michigan State on Saturday, and as the level of play becomes tougher in conference, he said the biggest adjustment comes from scouting players. Green will log more time watching film on his opponents as the season progresses, and through that film become more confident in his play. “I think I’m getting more comfortable,” Green said on the Inside IU basketball radio show on WHCC 105.1 FM with Don Fischer Monday night. “Playing within the offense, learning the plays and playing my game within

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Freshman guard Devonte Green goes up for a layup against Rutgers. After injuries on the team, Green and other freshmen have excelled with more playing time.

the plays.” Green wasn’t the first member of his family to draw DivisionI attention. His older brother is eight-year NBA veteran and San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green, who played his college ball at North Carolina and won a national championship there in his senior year in 2009. As Devonte grew up, his brother flourished in the NBA while he was trying to land college offers of his own. The younger Green had 15 Division-I offers, including three from the Big Ten schools. North Carolina showed interest but ultimately never offered him the chance to be the second Green in Carolina blue. Devonte said he and Danny talk here and there, but when IU plays, the Spurs usually have a game as well, so it is hard for the elder Green to watch his little

brother play. The most important source for learning at the college level for Green has been his teammates, and while everyone has taught him something, Green said he’s learned the most from sophomore forward Juwan Morgan. “He was in my position last year, so he knows what it’s like for me,” Green said. “He’s always talking to me and giving me confidence, telling me if I forget something in a play or tell me what I can do better in my game.” Green said he prefers to play defense rather than offense, and it’s shown early on in his IU career. The North Babylon, New York, native has recorded 12 steals through his first 18 games as a Hoosier, which is the fifth most on the team. He has had four steals in the six Big Ten games he’s played.

IU has found success on the court when it takes advantage of mistakes from its opponents and turns them into points on the other end. Against Michigan State, IU scored 23 points off 12 Spartan turnovers, and Green said he’s recognized how crucial defense is when leading to points on the other end. “Especially coming off the bench it starts with defense,” Green said. “Getting warm, getting into the game, getting your legs going — it starts with defense.” There’s still a lot for Green to develop in his game, but so far his highlights in an IU uniform have come from his defensive setups for his teammates on offense. Against Rutgers Green stripped the ball clean from an opponent and found an open Morgan underneath the basket as

the Scarlet Knights were trying to advance the ball up the court. On Saturday against Michigan State he picked off a Spartan guard in nearly the same spot on the floor and circled a pass around the defender to find freshman forward De’Ron Davis for the bucket. Green wears No. 11 for the Hoosiers. Although he’s not in total control of the offense yet, Crean said he sees a lot of similarities between Green and the last Hoosier to don No. 11. “Devonte — he’s got that Yogi body. Not Yogi yet, but as far as in the sense of lower to the ground and he’s strong,” Crean said. “We just need him to keep the game simple, but he can put pressure on the ball. He’s got quick feet because he has low center of gravity. He can make passes, has good feel, and he’ll get better and better.”

Moren aims to build tradition with Hoosiers in third year as head coach By Josh Eastern jeastern@iu.edu | @josheastern

IU basketball is typically characterized by the five men’s championship banners hanging at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. There’s the 1976 men’s team that went undefeated, Isiah Thomas leading the Hoosiers to another title in 1981 and Keith Smart’s famous shot to win the fifth banner in 1987. The tradition of the men’s program is established, but that of the women’s team is still being developed. Moren is in her third season as IU’s head coach, and since she’s taken over the team has taken tremendous strides. Just last season, it made the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade. “Everything is about tradition here,” Moren said on “Query and Schultz” last Friday on 97.5 FM in Indianapolis. “What I always tell our prospective student-athletes is that I want to build our own tradition.” In the interview with radio show hosts Jake Query and Derek Schultz, Moren said she wants to garner more attention and hear her program mentioned in the same sentence as the men’s program when people talk about IU basketball. But, there’s still a ways to go to get there. The men’s team got to this point because it racked up victories and hung national title banners. In 116 years of men’s basketball, the Hoosiers are 1,779-985 with 39 NCAA Tournament appearances and five titles. The women, on the other hand, are 710-605 with five Tournament appearances in their 45 years as a varsity sport. The women could do the same. As a player at Purdue, Moren brought the Boilermakers their

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IU Coach Teri Moren takes a knee at the edge of the court during the fourth quarter of play. The Hoosiers held on late to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes, 79-74, Feb. 4, 2016.

first Big Ten Championship. In Bloomington a step toward building tradition in the program is beating the team she once played for. The Hoosiers took down Purdue last Thursday in Assembly Hall, marking the third straight home win for IU over its rival. “That hasn’t happened consistently in many years,” Moren said. “Any time you have an in-state rivalry like we do with Purdue, one of the ways you build tradition is every year that is a marquee game that everyone is paying attention to.” First and foremost, having a coach like Moren to call the shots is crucial. However, a team needs players to go out and execute. Having a leader on the court is a must, and Moren has one in junior guard Tyra Buss. Buss has latched onto the program. When IU’s floor general

arrived in Bloomington, she joined a coach-run program, but now both she and Moren describe the Hoosiers as a player-driven group. The Mt. Carmel, Illinois, native said she came to IU to lay the groundwork for a program that has been largely dormant in a hotbed of basketball for too long, and through her success on the court has helped the IU women’s basketball brand grow. “I wanted to rebuild this program,” Buss said. “When coach came in, she wanted to do the same thing, she wanted to build this culture, she wanted to get Indiana basketball on the rise, put them on the map because when you used to hear Indiana women’s basketball, they were down in the Big Ten. No one heard much about them.” Buss still has plenty of time left as a Hoosier, and next year she’ll

be joined by a 2017 recruiting class that’s ranked as the Big Ten’s best by ESPN and prospectnation.com. Five-star recruit Jaelynn Penn headlines that group, and four three-star players will join her. Moren and her team’s brand is expanding outside the lines of the Hoosier state, as the five 2017 signees are all from different states. It’s hard to find a program that garners attention and gains tradition by losing. That’s why Moren knows having consistent success is another key step in the building process. “It’s also about winning,” Moren said “The goal of getting to the NCAA Tournament like we did a year ago. It’s those steps that everyday, that’s why we step in between these lines is because that’s the ultimate goal.” This season came with high expectations. With newfound depth

and returning star power there was palpable buzz surrounding IU. The Hoosiers were ranked No. 23 to start the season and picked by coaches and media to finish third in the Big Ten in the preseason poll. With a 14-6 record thus far, the Hoosiers are still in contention to reach the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years. Moren said she wants the seniors who came to IU four seasons ago to have the chance to leave a legacy as a class. Seniors Karlee McBride, Jenn Anderson and Alexis Gassion were the foundation of the rebuilding effort. None were recruited by Moren, but all have bought in. Now they have a chance to snatch another NCAA Tournament bid they so desperately want. “We talk about winning Big Ten Championships, but for us, we want to send our seniors out, they want to leave a legacy and we want to help them do that by sending them out with the opportunity to play in NCAA tournaments,” Moren said. “We know that kids like Karlee, Jenn and Lex, in particular, that’s why they came to Indiana because they want to build something and wanted to highlight it by getting into the tournament.” When around the IU women’s basketball program, it’s hard not to feel the positive energy reverberating through the walls of Cook Hall, the practice facility and Assembly Hall. There’s a storm brewing and the team is motivated to keep it going. “Now that we’re on the rise and competing for the top spot in the Big Ten, that shows what we’re trying to do here as a team,” Buss said. “The coaching staff believes in us, and we believe in them. It’s a great feeling.”

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Lecture illustrates repression of women By Emily Abshire eabshire@indiana.edu | @emily_abs

The alternative title to Tuesday night’s lecture would have been “How Women of Power Cannot be Tolerated,” Daun Evema said. The lecture, actually titled “History of Witchcraft: Nasty Women,” highlighted defining women in witchcraft who were persecuted because of their threat to the power of the patriarchy. “It’s because of you I have a hard-on, and you’re disgusting,” said Evema, lecturer and owner of Sunrise Hive tarot reading center, as she put herself in the perspective of man talking about a powerful woman. “Women had the power to make you feel things you didn’t want to feel.” These women were dubbed “nasty women” for the lecture. The term became popularized when President Trump called Hillary Clinton a nasty woman at the final presidential debate. “We haven’t come as far as we think we have,” Evema said. “I think we might be looping around.” Men were scared of women’s primal power and blamed them for evoking sexual feelings considered “wrong” during their time, she said. “Imagine being responsible for how everyone feels

around you,” Evema said. “If enough people are saying, ‘You’re the one making me do this,’ then we begin to believe it.” Evema offered a disclaimer before beginning the lecture. Not all women from history or even the history of witchcraft could be included. The women she discussed were handpicked because of their influence during their time or because of what was happening around them. Evema began by talking about the ”Malleus Maleficarum,” or the “Hammer of the Witches.” The 15thcentury book declared sorcery as heresy and therefore punishable by death. The book includes illustrations of what a potential witch could look like and includes diagrams of eyebrow shapes that would suggest a woman was a witch. “It reminds me of someone who is completely off their rocker,” Evema said. She refused to refer to the authors by their names because they didn’t deserve it, she said. After the book was published, nearly 100,000 women were executed on allegations of being a witch, Evema said. The first woman she highlighted was Mother Shipton. She was a disgusting woman to the locals because of her missing hand, hunchback and misshapen face, but she

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is considered a highlight in witchcraft history because of her predictions of historical events. She possibly even predicted the internet, although she lived in 15thand 16th-century England, Evema said. In stark comparison, Evema talked next about the beautiful and sensual Queen of England Anne Boleyn. “She just bewitched everyone she met,” Evema said. Other women included midwives, healers, Voodoo queens and members of Native American tribes. She also talked about the “mother of modern witchcraft,” Doreen Valiente, someone Evema called a personal hero. She rounded out the list with popular musicians Stevie Nicks and Tori Amos. At the end of the lecture, Evema invited audience members to write a postcard to state senators about an issue of importance to them. The activity was part of the Women’s March on Washington’s 10 actions in 100 days effort. IU neuroscience lab technician Stevie Morris wrote her postcard about reproductive health. She said she was concerned about her reproductive health being sexualized and demonized by the patriarchy. “You think I’m a nasty woman, and I am,” she said. “It’s about taking that shame and turning it into pride.”

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She began piano lessons at age 6 and took up guitar at age 10. She always wrote lyrics and has more than 20 journals, her mother said. Around the age of 10 Wrasse shared her songs with her parents for the first time. “The thing that I think is so cool is how she turns her life experiences into her music,” Lisa said. “It reflects who she is.” When her grandfather was in a nursing home, Anna played guitar and sang two of her earliest songs, “For Josie” and “This Story,” at his bedside. His Alzheimer’s prevented him from hearing his family’s words, but he heard his granddaughter’s music, Today is a 7 — You and a family member shared a dream for your home. Make plans, and get the others involved. Prioritize areas of consensus. Collaborate for a vision. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Use your persuasive arts. Market your wares. Reconnect with friends and clients. Invite others to participate. Paint a picture with words. Learn new tricks. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Steady action can get profitable. You’re learning quickly. An interesting development requires investi-

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Lisa said. “He would always listen to her play and sing, that meant the world to me,” Lisa said. “That was her first audience. She grew into a performer playing for him.” This year Anna is working on songs for her upcoming second album and has several shows lined up. On Jan. 30 she will perform at the Kiwanis “Red Carpet Awards” at the Monroe County Convention Center. Wrasse said she hopes to pursue a career in music. “Obviously I’m trying to empower people, but it’s mostly whatever they decide to do with what they hear,” she said. “I’m just telling stories from my life, and hope that they can relate.”

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WOMEN’S TENNIS

Appel named Big Ten Athlete of the Week From IDS reports

IU sophomore Madison Appel propelled the Hoosiers to a 2-0 start on the season this weekend and was named the Big Ten Athlete of the Week for women’s tennis Tuesday. The Locust Valley, New York, native went a perfect 4-0 on the weekend in two doubles and singles matches. She rounded off the No. 1 spot for the team in each position. Against Western Michigan, Appel and senior Kim Schmider fell behind 5-3 but were able to overcome the deficit and win 7-6 (7-4). Then against Butler, the duo won 6-1. In singles competition, Appel beat Western Michigan 6-4, 6-4 and Butler 6-1, 6-1. These wins helped the Hoosiers to two 7-0 victories against both teams. “Madison had a great opening weekend for us,” IU Coach Ramiro Azcui said. “Madison played really well at the top singles spot against Western Michigan and Butler.

“Madison had a great opening weekend for us. Madison played really well at the top singles spot against Western Michigan and Butler. She continues to make improvements as she progresses in her career at Indiana.” IU Coach Ramiro Azcu said about Appel

She continues to make improvements as she progresses in her career at Indiana.” The last Hoosier to receive this award was senior Paula Gutierrez on March 29, 2016. This is Appel’s first time being honored with this award. Appel and the Hoosiers look to carry their momentum to this weekend against Washington State and Cincinnati at the IU Tennis Center. Dylan Wallace

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Sophomore Madison Appel hits a backhand shot in her singles match against Abilene Christian Jan. 14.

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Gone in six seconds: How the death of Vine hurts the sports world It probably shouldn’t have worked. I mean — six seconds? There’s no way that span of time should be sufficient enough to do anything in. Ten seconds probably would have made more sense. You could actually accomplish something in 30. However, Vine chose to mandate videos be just six short seconds, and the world was never the same. Now, Vine is dead. Vine closed its doors Jan. 17, after announcing its impending demise in late October 2016. We watched unbelievable singing, small magic

tricks and tiny set-ups to quick punchlines. Somehow in one second more than five and one less than seven, users let their creativity shine. There’s one Vine in particular of a llama prancing to DMX that probably deserves a Pulitzer for important video journalism. This is all well and good, but where Vine truly made its mark wasn’t on the stage, the streets or on llama farms. It was on the court and the field. The sports landscape, especially the one in which we currently find ourselves, was seemingly crafted with Vine in mind.

Highlights, lowlights and then-Utah Jazz center Enes Kanter throwing his mouth guard only to be caught by a fan. Vine somehow made watching sports even better. If there was a spectacular sports moment like New York Giants’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catching a touchdown with one hand against the Dallas Cowboys or the aforementioned Beckham fighting a kicking net, it would be on Vine in the blink of an eye. If something happened, someone was filming. Vine really was the perfect representation of sports in the 21st century.

Twitter began the idea of instant gratification and news. Vine built on it with actual plays from the game and inserted them straight into your timeline for your viewing pleasure. Perhaps the quintessential Vine athlete was Stephen Curry, a man ostensibly created in a lab for six-second clips. His obnoxious 3-pointers, breakneck dribbling and all-around brilliance worked perfectly in these small bursts. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that the NBA’s growing popularity during the last few years was bolstered, in some part, by the

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video-making social media application. Along with the shortened clips of athletic high points, Vine somehow became a behind-the-scenes look. Sports journalists and athletes alike used Vine to reach the people quickly. If there was a fan dancing on the jumbotron or a half-court shot hit during halftime, the video often hit the six-second app before it appeared on television. Vine grew into a platform that could provide exclusive looks at inclusive events, and that’s why it’ll be missed. There will always be

Greg Gottfrield is a senior in journalism.

highlights online, maybe not with the promptness or specificity of Vine, but they will surely be there. Losing Vine is losing an unfettered access to the goings-on of stadiums and arenas around the country, which became a treat over the past few years. We’re also going to lose the potential of llamas prancing to other rap songs for six seconds. These are dark times — dark times indeed. gigottfr@indiana.edu @gott31

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