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WELCOME BACK THIS IS YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT HAPPENED WHILE YOU WERE AWAY.

Whether you spent your summer taking too many summer classes, interning for way below minimum wage or sitting on your couch binging your favorite show, we have all the stories to get you caught up. From Lilly King setting her next world-record, to the closing of Yogi’s

Kitchen and Tap, to the release of the seventh season of Game of Thrones, this summer was a hectic one. In this special edition, you can read all our coverage from this summer. We’ll forgive you for not keeping in touch.

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IU graduate Hunter Wroblewski inspires climb at Mt. Shasta By Emily Eckelbarger eaeckelb@umail.iu.edu | @emeckelbarger

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Tom Allen speaks to the media Dec. 1, 2016. Allen, who was hired as the defensive coordinator for 2016-17, takes over as head coach for the 2017-18 season after the resignation of former head coach Kevin Wilson.

Challenges await Allen in first season, will face No. 2 Ohio State in first game By Cameron Drummond cpdrummo@iu.edu | @cdrummond97

This time last year, IU Coach Tom Allen was trying to engineer a defensive turnaround for IU football after inheriting what was statistically the worst Big Ten defense of the 2015 season. Now, in August 2017, Allen is undertaking a new challenge. He’s preparing IU for what he describes as the biggest season opener in program history when pre-season No. 2 Ohio State comes to Bloomington on Aug. 31. “I don’t truly care who gets the credit,” Allen said at Big Ten Football Media Day in July. “I care that this team is successful.” The season in between these events saw Allen vastly improve the Hoosier defense before he was named head coach last December, after the resignation of Kevin

Wilson. Wilson is now the offensive coordinator at Ohio State. Allen’s first full season as head coach appears rich with storylines, from seeing how well IU’s offense fares with an entirely new coaching staff to the on-field and offfield dynamics of the opener against the Buckeyes. “The media is going to make a big deal about him being there and myself being here, offense versus defense, but it’s really bigger than that,” Allen said. “It’s not about me or coaches. It’s about players making plays.” On offense, the Hoosiers will be relying on new faces to make plays. Last season’s leading rusher Devine Redding left a year early to turn professional after posting consecutive 1,000-yard seasons on the ground, while IU’s receiving corps were thinned by the graduation of

Ricky Jones and Mitchell Paige. The offensive line took the biggest hit during the offseason, losing three senior starters including third-round NFL draft pick Dan Feeney. The changes come both on the field and on the sidelines. Among the new offensive coaching hires were offensive coordinator Mike DeBord from the University of Tennessee and former Indianapolis Colts player Mike Hart as running backs coach. The quarterback position remains unchanged with senior Richard Lagow back for his second and final year with IU, although Allen said Lagow has brought new leadership qualities with him for this season. “He’s grown and has just taken position, owning it, realizing this is your football SEE ALLEN, PAGE A8

Inside Dunn Cemetery there’s only one gravestone with a colorful ceramic planter behind it. A Lego creation and a sea shell sit on top of the stone. It’s quiet inside the tiny cemetery in the middle of campus, passersby are blocked off from the 30 gravestones or so by a perimeter of stacked limestone. Almost 2,000 miles away from the still cemetery, Craig Medlyn rests at the summit of Mount Shasta in California. He’s climbed four four days through heavy snow to an elevation of 14,179 feet with a guide and a team of climbers. He’s climbed there in the memory of one name, the name on the gravestone in Dunn Cemetery. IU alumnus Hunter Wroblewski died a year ago in a car accident in Florida. Sitting at a traffic light in a 35-mile-an-hour zone, the 27-yearold was struck by a drunk driver going 107 miles an hour. His mother, Nancy Wroblewski, remembers seeing the police officer show up at her workplace in Bloomington. He insisted on a private room to talk to Nancy. When he delivered the news, she understood why. “I had my hand on the desk,” she said. The police officer asked if she needed anything. “I said, ‘Well, you’re going to need to take me home.’” Now, a year later, Medlyn, the senior director at HR Business SEE CLIMBER, PAGE A5

World-traveled chef comes to local kitchen President’s tweets leave locals uncertain By Clark Gudas

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From New York to India, Dean Wirkerman has devoted his career to food. Now, as executive chef at Cardinal Spirits, he is further honing that worldwide experience here in Bloomington. Since February 2015, Cardinal Spirits has offered craft cocktail, whiskey, gin, vodka and rum, and it has won regional and national awards for its spirits. Starting in late May, the restaurant has offered meals and appetizers along with its cocktails and other spirits at its 922 S. Morton St. location. For Wirkerman, creating food is about finding the authentic recipe. “I want to find not a chef’s interpretation of something, but something a grandmother cooked, the same recipe that’s been passed down 200 years,” Wirkerman said. Wirkerman is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, and has worked in countries such as India, France, Japan and Italy. His professional experience includes chef de partie at Per Se, a 3-star Michelin restaurant in New York City, and at Charlie Trotter’s, a fine-dining restaurant in Chicago. His menu at Cardinal Spirits strives to create food genuine to southern Indiana. One of his creations, porketta, combines braised pork with creamy cornbread polenta, fennel and smoked paprika. With pork and corn as staples, Cardinal Spirits cofounder Jeff Wuslich said the dish is very Indiana. “These are really wonderful Midwestern dishes done in a really fun way,” Wuslich said.

For Wirkerman, creating these particular dishes was about localizing recipes to a specific region. “On my travels, I looked for these authentic recipes that explain where you are in the world,” Wirkerman said. “It goes to speak of a time and place. I think we can do that here in Bloomington.” Not only does Wirkerman and the Cardinal Spirits kitchen strive to create recipes authentic to Bloomington, they plan to change their menu as the seasons change. “The whole menu is seasonal,” Wuslich said. “Our cocktail menu changes five to six times a year, and we hope to change the food menu the same amount.” As an example, Wirkerman described the Secret Garden Salad as a summertime salad. “It’s very refreshing,” Wirkerman said. “Whether it’s our cocktail menu or our food menu, we’re looking at the season. You don’t want something hot or heavy in the middle of a hot summer. You want something cool, a cucumber martini, watermelon, these kinds of juicy refreshing things.” Cardinal Spirits is a proponent of home-grown products. The restaurant buys produce and vegetables from the Bloomington Farmer’s Market and local farms for its dishes. “I look at what is growing seasonally and then see what I can do to support that,” Wirkerman said. “There’s a lot of strawberries, cucumbers that support the season.” Cardinal Spirits not only promotes home grown food, but homemade products. It produces more than 15 spirits and does its labeling and corking on site. “We make our spirits from

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ence along with a great cocktail experience is critical.” When creating the menu, accessibility to a customer’s diet paired with spirits was an important consideration, both Wuslich and Wirkerman concurred. “I want to speak to the vegetarian and vegan population,” Wirkerman said. “We’re trying to make sure we hit the food the population wants to eat, but also make it combine with cocktails.” Not only accessible in terms of diet, Wuslich said he wanted to find a balance between fulfilling passion and being affordable. “I was in Chicago last week,” Wuslich said. “Regular cocktails were $16, $17. You know, that hurts your soul. Here, you can come have the Peter Rabbit, a cocktail, bread and butter and get out for a reasonable price.” For as much as he has traveled, Wirkerman said Wuslich is as

Aimes Dobbins logged onto Facebook around noon on July 26. Their timeline was dominated by a single story: President Donald Trump had tweeted that transgender people would no longer be allowed to serve in the U.S. Dobbins, an IU senior who identifies as a trans-masculine nonbinary person, said they felt frightened by Trump’s announcement and what the future could entail. “I’m afraid this is just the beginning of the scapegoating and the pointing fingers and the saying ‘you’re not worthy, you’re a burden,’” they said. “It’s absolutely terrifying.” In a series of tweets in the morning of July 26, Trump tweeted, “Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you.” Trump’s tweets come more than a year after policies were changed under the Obama administration to allow transgender people to openly serve in the military in January 2016. But transgender people have served in the military as far back

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Dean Wirkerman, the executive chef of Cardinal Spirits, works in Cardinal Spirits’s newly opened kitchen.

scratch, we make our cocktails from scratch and now we want to make our food from scratch,” Wuslich said. After traveling and cooking worldwide, Wirkerman said he thinks Bloomington has great potential for Cardinal Spirits and its locally-sourced cuisine. “We don’t have a fryer, so I wouldn’t call this food nutritious, but you’re not going to feel terrible after you eat it,” Wirkerman said. Wirkerman said he came to Bloomington to serve dishes to those who might appreciate a meal supported with cocktails and other spirits. “I think Bloomington is a great city,” Wirkerman said. “I see a bunch of great things you get in New York and Chicago on a much smaller scale.” Among the values of Cardinal Spirits is also to increase human connection. “We’re all about forming relationships among people,” Wuslich said. “Having a great food experi-


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Let’s Talk provides mental health service By Emily Eckelbarger eaeckelb@umail.iu.edu @emeckelbarger

Wilson Hsiao remembers being afraid of telephone calls. After coming to the U.S. in 2004 to study abroad, he would avoid making phone calls. With no facial expressions to read and the potential of not understanding the other person, Hsiao put off talking on the phone for his first year in the U.S. “I can somewhat see myself needing help at that moment,” he said. He knows the anxieties and stresses of international students intimately. Now, 13 years later, he works to help students who are in the same position as he was. Working as a clinical psychologist at Counseling and Psychological Services at the IU Health Center, Hsiao is part of a program called Let’s Talk, which works to reduce the barriers between international students and CAPS resources. “We work very hard to understand a variety of cultures,” CAPS Director Nancy Stockton said. “We try to learn in every way we can, including from students themselves.” Let’s Talk, a multicultural outreach program, started in 2016. It’s a collaboration between CAPS and the five culture centers on campus to make counseling services as accessible to multicultural students as possible. Students are able to walk into the culture centers for a friendly chat about problems they may be having. The second half of the program, Let’s Keep Talking, allows students

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CAPS’s Let’s Talk program works to reduce the barrier between international students and mental health services.

to continue talking with professional counselors. Currently, counselors are available to help international students at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center, La Casa Latino Cultural Center, Asian Culture Center, Office of International Services and First Nations Educational and Cultural Center. Hsiao, a native Mandarin speaker from Taiwan, and Luciana Guardini, a native Spanish speaker from Argentina, help break down one of the biggest barriers for international students: language. Fifty percent of international students at IU speak Mandarin, Hsiao said. Since it first started in the fall of 2016, Let’s Talk has had 153 visits and 53 clients.

Clients had an average of three visits each. Hsiao has noticed that his calendar of clinic hours has been getting steadily more full. Word-ofmouth has helped. “Some of the students come to see me, and they start to tell me they know someone else who might benefit from the service and they ask me for my business card,” he said. “And then they try to give the information to other people.” International students experience many of the same stresses that domestic students experience — academics, relationship troubles and financial worries. But for international students, the stresses of college life are compounded by the difficulty of adapting to an entirely new

culture. “A lot of things take time, when they feel isolated, when they feel frustrated, I think I can understand and let them know that it’s a process,” he said. Cultural differences can be a source of emotional distress for international students. Many Asian countries deliver final grades in the form of points, while American grades are by letters. International students can stress over the difference between a 96 and a 97, Hsiao said, because each point counts in the system they were raised under. “I just try to help them look at the grades in a more realistic way,” he said. “If you look at these scores from a

baseline of zero, you will see it as a big achievement. If you view this from the baseline of 100, you will see it as a deficit.” International students also experience finance-related stresses. They typically rely on their family for financial support. So when they don’t perform academically as well as they had hoped, they can experience feelings of shame or guilt. “I don’t want to send out a message that domestic students don’t perceive that financial burden can be an issue, but if you understand the international students, you see that they have a lot of hoops to jump through,” he said. Hsiao also helps inter-

national students deal with problems they might have experienced at home but haven’t addressed yet. “This might be a better place to explore,” he said. “[In] their own country, their mental health system might not be as well-established as here in the United States.” Counselors like Hsiao also bridge differing perceptions of mental illnesses across cultures. For example, although the rates of depression are similar worldwide, it might not be recognized as a phenomenon in some cultures, Stockton said. “It depends on the culture,” she said. “Emotional disturbance is more a part of some cultures than others.” But a diagnosis is only part of Hsiao’s mission to help students understand themselves and find solutions to their problems. “My job is not to understand them best by the diagnosis,” he said. “My job is to understand them by their individual background.” CAPS recently hired a second Mandarin-speaking counselor, Daisy Day, who will help increase the amount of work Let’s Talk and Let’s Keep Talking can handle. Hsiao wants international students to know that they can be healthy and succeed while they study abroad. “First, I want to congratulate them,” he said. “They made such effort to come here. Adjusting to life here in the United States could take time, could be intimidating. If they feel a need for help, I want to let them know they are not alone.”

IU chooses Top Hat as main classroom response system By Emily Eckelbarger eaeckelb@umail.iu.edu @emeckelbarger

For years, IU students have purchased small, handheld response systems to respond to quizzes in their classrooms. But the devices, frequently called clickers, are on their way out. Students will no longer have to remember their clickers when they go to class. Instead, they’ll just bring their laptop or phone with a program called Top Hat installed on it. Top Hat, a classroom response system that has been around since 2009, will be available to all instructors and students in the fall. The personal device-based program is being implemented at IU-Bloomington after a year-long pilot program exploring how students and

instructors received Top Hat. All seven IU campuses will use Top Hat as their primary classroom response system. Top Hat can be accessed on students’ personal devices, smartphones and nonsmartphones. The program is available as a standalone app and online, or students can respond to answers via text message. There’s also an offline mode, in case Wi-Fi malfunctions, Nina Angelo, the vice president of product and customer marketing at Top Hat, said. “Students really seem to love using Top Hat because it gives them the option to use their own devices,” Angelo said. The program can be used in the classroom to take attendance and complete quizzes and tests, Matthew

Gunkel, director of teaching and learning technology at IU, said. It can also be used for anonymous polls to gauge whether students have grasped a particular subject. Doing so helps engage students, especially in large lecture halls where it can be difficult to speak up. Professor Ehren Newman used Top Hat for two semesters while teaching a psychology course. There are 106 seats in his lecture hall, so a classroom response system is necessary to communicate with his students. He used Top Hat to take attendance through small polls that were incorporated into the lecture. Depending on the amount of correct responses Newman received to his questions, he would open up a discussion with students

about why they chose the questions they chose. Because Top Hat delivers the responses to a poll in real time, Newman was able to gauge how much students were struggling with a concept based on how long they took to respond. Tools like these can give professors a sense of the class at large and a more representative sample, Gunkel said. IU began exploring alternative options to its old system in 2014 after their vendor underwent significant price changes, Gunkel said. Top Hat is available to students through a subscription system. Students can pay $30 for a yearlong access to the program. The subscription can be used in any class during that period. Students are also able to choose a five year-

long subscription for $55. “We wanted to provide students with a great experience,” he said. “But we try to be cognizant of the cost to students.” Before committing to a new vendor, though, IU ran a pilot program during its spring and fall 2016 semesters. The pilot program involved 62 instructors and 3,544 students. In a report published by University Information Technology Services, the pilot program found that 95 percent of professors and 82 percent of students found the program easy to use. A majority of professors and students also responded that Top Hat increased student engagement, with 86 percent of professors and 58 percent of students responding positively.

Although some respondents in the study expressed concern about connectivity issues, Gunkel said IU is working hard to ensure sufficient Wi-Fi capacity. Students who experience connectivity problems with Top Hat or who need help setting the program up on their devices are encouraged to find help online or at the Assistive Technology and Accessibility Centers in Wells Library. Consultants will also be available at the beginning of the year to help with connectivity problems, Gunkel said. “I think that it’s a fresh, new way to engage students in large and small courses,” Angelo said. “I’m really excited that IU has decided to be on the cutting edge of innovation and adopt Top Hat.”

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Significant work will be done to the north side of the museum’s building, originally the design of architect I. M. Pei, most renowned for his design of The Louvre in Paris. This entrance will connect to the IU Arboretum through the museum’s sculpture terrace.

A peek at 2019’s Eskenazi museum May 14 marked the final day the Eskenazi Museum of Art was open to the public, and it is now officially closed for a $30 million renovation. The renovation is not scheduled to be complete until 2019, but thanks to renderings released by Susan T. Rodriguez of Ennead Architects of New York, we have an idea of what the campus landmark will look like when work is complete.

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The atrium will receive a new walkway connecting wings of the third floor. The space formerly occupied by the Fine Arts Library, which closed permanently May 12, will now be part of the 20,000 square feet added in usable space for the museum. The renovation will also add a lecture hall and centers for art education and conservation, works on paper and curatorial studies.

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Work will be done to the museum’s main south entrance as well, with the walkways redesigned to encourage foot traffic to pass in front of the museum. For those walking by, windows on the outside will now open into the museum’s displays rather than the dark reflective covering they now have.

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First group graduates with MA in social work By Emily Eckelbarger eaeckelb@umail.iu.edu @emeckelbarger

On the heels of a summer with a record number of overdoses in the Bloomington community, the IU School of Social Work saw 10 students graduate from the first year of the IU Master of Social Work program. The first cohort of students collected their diplomas July 29. The students completed the program in one year in an accelerated form of the traditionally two-year program after having completed their bachelor of social work degrees. The IU School of Social Work is the oldest universityaffiliated social work program in the country, said Karen Allen, the director of the School of Social Work. Up until a year ago, IU only had a bachelor program for

» CLIMBER CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Partner, decided to dedicate his climb of Mount Shasta to Hunter’s memory. Nancy and Medlyn are old friends. They grew up in Bloomington together, living six houses apart on the same street, Meadowbrook Avenue. Their mothers were in the same bridge club. They rode the same bus. Went to the same school. Nancy moved away to Guam for 20 years, while Medlyn spent 30 years in Baltimore. But they both found themselves back in Bloomington. Medlyn says he didn’t know Hunter well. He was in Baltimore as Hunter was growing up. But that didn’t stop him from making the ceramic planter that rests at the head of Hunter’s grave. “He’s got a huge heart,” Nancy said. “He’s just that kind of person.” He wanted to do something more, though. Medlyn began planning for the climb about six months ago. Trips up Mount Shasta fill up fast, so he had to make his reservation early. And mountaineering takes extreme endurance, he said. In preparation for the

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social work. Indiana’s opioid epidemic was a factor in establishing the MSW program. Recognizing the need for trained mental health professionals in the Bloomington community, the School of Social Work conducted a 2014 needs assessment. They heard from various agencies about the demand for professionals equipped to handle mental health and substance abuse problems. The MSW program accommodated those needs by focusing on field experience and setting students up at local agencies like Centerstone, Shalom Center and Stone Belt. “Social workers tend to work with people who are very vulnerable,” Allen said. “These are complicated situations that we deal with. So it’s really in the field placement that we integrate everything and students are actually working with clients and prac-

ticing what they’re learning under very close supervision.” Many of the MSW students remained in the Bloomington community after graduating. All of them have jobs lined up, Allen said. Dakota Walker is one of the graduates of the program. Over the course of the spring and summer semester, he completed 640 hours of field work at OASIS. He’s accepted a job there as a counselor. “It’s going to be hard, but it’s going to be well-worth it,” he said. “I feel competent. When I went into the program, I had a lot to learn. It’s really hard to feel confident when working with mental illness and addiction, but this program really challenged me.” By staying in the community, the MSW students will help to grow the program by working with future MSW students who need

field internship experience, Allen said. The MSW students had to adapt when Bloomington experienced a rash of overdoses on spice, a synthetic form of marijuana, over the summer. MSW faculty had to adapt, too. Working around the changing realities of Bloomington and Indiana, the faculty adjusted the curriculum. “We had to understand that was an emerging trend in the community, talk about it, figure out what it was, and think about how we were going to prepare people to deal with it,” Allen said. In the future, the program will try to work with the state to accommodate the shortage of professionals equipped to work in child welfare services. The program also plans to invest in the mental health needs of rural communities in and south of Bloomington. “Even though Bloomington is not a real rural area, our

climb, Medlyn worked out six days a week, doing a combination of weightlifting and cardio. “My sense is that Hunter had a sense of purpose in his life and I think climbing kind of reflects that,” he said. “He was an Eagle scout and a graduate of a competitive program and none of that happens without focus.” Medlyn flew out on July 13 to meet five other people to climb the mountain, the second highest peak in the Cascade Range after Mount Rainier. At 12,000 feet, Medlyn took a crampon, a sharp traction device attached to shoes, to the face when another climber swung his foot wide to cross over a rope. Laughing off the small puncture wound with his fellow climbers, he kept climbing. Because it’s safest to climb when the snow is coldest, mountaineering is predominantly a night sport, Medlyn said. He started climbing early in the morning and finished well before noon, when things start to heat up. He caught the sunrise each morning. He sent Nancy a picture of the sunrise. “My heart really just smiles,” she said. In the early morning,

Medlyn reached the summit. It had been exactly a year since Hunter died. “The summit is just the cherry on top,” he said. “It’s really all about living in the moment and experiencing the climb itself. It’s not just about the summit, it’s about being surrounded by that epic beauty.” He said he thought about Hunter while he climbed. “We all live our lives at the end of a very long thread that can be cut at any time,” Medlyn said. “You might as well live your life without fear. You got to get out and do things and not be afraid, and I think that was the kind of life that Hunter represented.” Nancy concurs. Hunter traveled all over Asia to Beijing, Shanghai, Tokyo and elsewhere. He lived and worked in Indianapolis, Colorado and Florida. “In 27 years, he lived about nine lives,” she said. After Hunter died, all 18 women from Nancy’s workout group came to her house to comfort her. People she didn’t even know stopped at the wrought iron gate in her front yard to place flowers for Hunter. Friends from Hunter’s dorm, Collins LLC, reached out to Nancy to share memo-

ries of Hunter, who studied informatics at IU. “Bloomington has a big place in my heart,” she said. “People ask me, ‘don’t you want to move away sometime?’ I’ll never leave Bloomington. Especially after this happening in my life, I really understand what a wonderful community this is.” On the anniversary of Hunter’s death, Nancy said she had phone calls and messages from good friends. Her husband was there to comfort her. She was with her grandson, who’s one year old and looks like Hunter. She sees some of Hunter’s gregarious personality in him. Hunter was buried in Dunn Cemetery, the cemetery next to Beck Chapel on the IU campus. It’s technically not owned by IU, though. It’s owned and operated by the Dunn family for which it’s named. Only members of that family can be buried there. Nancy’s great-great-great-greatgrandfather, Austin Seward — the man who made the fish on top of the Monroe County Courthouse — was buried there with his wife Jennet Irvin. Her parents and aunt are buried next to Hunter. “I hope he knows that he’s

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The first cohort of the Master of Social Work program at IU listens to Karen Allen, the director of the program, speak at their graduation ceremony on July 29.

clients who come in for services are often from rural areas,” she said. “Our students have to understand rural areas as well.” Besides obtaining skills in social work, the students obtained life-long connections through their fellow students

and professors. The 10 students were a tight-knit group, Allen said. “You really do build life-long relationships,” she said. “This group has the potential to really support each other through their careers.”

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Craig Medlyn climbs to the summit of Mount Shasta in California to honor the memory of Hunter Wroblewski, an IU alumnus.

in the graveyard because he’d get a big kick out of that,” she said. “All that history does make you feel very grounded and rooted and very proud to be a member of this community.” Hunter has become part of the fabric of history that

makes up Bloomington. But he’s still very much part of the present. “His life was cut short way too early, but he hasn’t been forgotten,” Medlyn said. “His memory is still on the lives on in a lot of people.”


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Violet Hall looks at music books at the Monroe County Public Library. Violet just started playing the violin with the help of her 3-D printed arm, which was designed by an IU lecturer.

Printing hope Local girl receives 3-D-printed arm from IU lecturer By Alison Graham akgraham@indiana.edu | @alisonkgraham

One of the best parts of Violet Hall’s 3-D-printed arm is the pair of pipe cleaners she can attach to hold her violin bow. In fourth grade, which she starts in the fall, they learn to play an instrument. Most of the students at Binford Elementary will learn how to play the recorder, but not Violet. “It’s kind of tricky doing a recorder with one hand,” Violet’s mother, Milet Hall said. Violet, 9, was born without her right hand or forearm. Ever since, her parents have tried different prosthetics to help her do what other kids do almost everyday — ride a bike, climb the monkey bars or play an instrument. Now, Violet is closer to doing those things thanks to the work of an IU researcher who worked to print her a 3-D hand this past spring. Milet attended the IU

Science Fest with her two daughters last year. They had a 3-D printer out for people to try and she was amazed. “I thought it was so cool that you can make anything and everything out of it,” she said. She went home that day and researched it further. She found a website from a group called e-NABLE, which has created an open source network of people who need prosthetics and those who have 3-D printing capabilities. Milet shared it on Facebook and asked if anyone knew how to make something like that or had access to a 3-D printer. Jon Racek, a lecturer in the School of Art and Design, saw the post and reached out to the Halls, who attend the same church and have kids in school together. “I have been working with 3-D printing for a while and am convinced that beyond what you usually see, which is people printing cell phone covers and keychains,

there are profoundly important things that 3-D printers can do,” Racek said in an email. “I saw this as an opportunity to use this technology in an important way. Personally, I know Violet, and she is a very special little girl. I saw the opportunity to help and took it.” Racek first took Violet’s measurements in the fall of 2016. They worked on creating a hand that Violet could use, based on designs found on e-NABLE’s website. Her first fitting was in January. They adjusted the measurements — Violet had already grown since the fall — and asked her what she wanted it to look like. Violet chose red and black as the main colors and wanted to put a yellow star on the back of her hand. Why? “That’s the hardest question,” Violet said. “I have no idea.” “Everyone asks that,” Milet said. “She just likes stars.”

Racek went back to the lab and printed another prototype, which Violet received in April. “Since then we’ve been having people asking her about it left and right,” Milet said. “For the most part people are just curious, but I don’t think people ask more or less than they already do with her arm.” She mostly uses the arm to play the violin, which she recently picked up. As for daily things, she doesn’t quite use it as often because she’s afraid its going to break. But thankfully, if she does break or outgrow a piece, the Halls only have to visit the lab at IU to have a new part printed. In the past, Violet has used more complicated and expensive prosthetics. The last one was attached with a silicone glove that would squeeze her arm. It had a small screw and a hook with a button, which pinched her a few times. It also had to wrap around her whole body because her arm

wasn’t strong enough to support it. “This one’s definitely better,” Violet said. Now Violet can play the violin, but she’s still working on riding a bike. The grip isn’t as strong, so they need to work on some safety features before she starts riding. “You could try using it on your scooter,” Milet told Violet at the library one afternoon. “But I like using the scooter without it,” she said. Violet also can’t use it to climb because of the weakness of the grip. But as Violet uses the arm more, she’ll learn how to use all its features. In the meantime, technology will only continue to develop. “Small things like that seem so normal but really is taken for granted a lot of times,” Milet said. “For her just to have that chance to play an instrument or hold something in one hand and something else in another is incredible.”

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The energy level was high in the IU Auditorium on July 21 as attendees to the 28th annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference screamed chants and waved glow sticks, and ushers and volunteers gave high fives to participants as they entered. Thousands gathered at IU for the conference this year, the theme of which was “Pass the Torch,” emphasizing the importance of preparing and empowering future leaders. Best Buddies International, a non-profit with more than 2,300 chapters in nearly 50 countries, is dedicated to creating opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Best Buddies is so great because it provides opportunities to so many different kids, adults and teens that might not have had the chance to make friendships with so many different people,” said Katie Nettee, a peer-buddy from Maryland. The organization was founded by Anthony K. Shriver in 1984 and provides eight flagship programs that affect more than 1.1 million individuals with and without disabilities worldwide, according to its website. Best Buddies Jobs is one of those eight programs. It is a supported employment program that secures

paying jobs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, enabling them to work as respected individuals. Wayne Reed, a Best Buddies ambassador and member of the jobs program, has spoken at previous leadership conventions. “This summer is the upcoming anniversary of five years since I’ve done my first award-winning speech in front of everybody in the auditorium,” he said. “I couldn’t have done it without the help of the state of Maryland, my fellow staff and my teachers supporting me.” At an opening ceremony, a DJ from Florida played loud, energized music as attendees already inside danced and sang along to songs like “All I Do is Win” by DJ Khaled and “Cupid Shuffle”. Purple spotlights flashed on the stage, and moving colors on the wall created a soft atmosphere, though the energy was anything but. “Everybody’s hands go up,” T-Pain sang on the track as members of the audience collectively raised their hands. Once 8 p.m. hit, the lights dimmed and intense music started to play. Four Buddies walked out carrying torches as peer-buddies accompanied them with flags. After the music stopped and they paused on stage, sparks flew and Shriver walked out to say a few words. “The days of feeling sorry for our special friends, the

days of charity work, the days of ‘oh how can I help them get ahead, how can I hold their hand, how can I set the table for them,’ those days are over,” Shriver said in his speech as the audience cheered. Shriver touched on the this year’s theme, saying that passing the torch is important because it is inclusive. “Everything that we’re doing in our organization is led by, driven by, inspired by, motivated by and energized by the brain power, the will, the drive and the determination of our special friends,” Shriver said before introducing Megan Bomgaars. Bomgaars is featured on the A&E TV show “Born This Way”, and was the first cheerleader in Colorado to compete with Down syndrome. Bomgaars was visibly nervous, taking deep breaths before beginning her speech. The crowd jumped in to reassure her. “You got it Meg!” someone yelled from the back of the audience as members cheered for her. After a few deep breaths and the encouragement of her peers, Bomgaars began her speech. “It is a big honor to be here speaking with Best Buddies today,” Bomgaars said. “I want to share with you my dreams and goals.” Bomgaars, 23, and a student at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs, talked about her experiences paying her own taxes and writing a

forthcoming book called “Don’t Mimic Me.” Mikayla Holmgren and Marlana Vanhoose were among the other speakers and performers at the conference. Holmgren competed in the 2017 Miss USA pageant as Miss Minnesota, and took the stage wearing a white dress and a flower crown. She performed a dance to the song “Beautiful Me” by Nichole Nordeman. She incorporated gymnastics into her dancing, and received a standing ovation from the crowd as she bowed. Marlana Vanhoose, born with Cytomegalovirus, performed a musical number. Doctors discovered that she was blind when she was only a few weeks old. She was also diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy, according to her website. Her voice pierced a silent crowd as she played the piano and sang “Rise Up” by Andra Day. The audience swayed together, using cellphone lights and glow sticks to light up the crowd. Her second song, “Celebration” by Kool & The Gang, had the audience clapping while standing on their feet. “Bring your best friends and your leaders too, we’re gonna celebrate Best Buddies with you,” Vanhoose sang to the tune. Vanhoose wasn’t the only musical act to perform. Sam Piazza, a Best Buddies Ambassador, introduced reVoiced, an a capella group. The group is an avid

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Top Megan Bomgaars, a self-advocate, artist and entrepreneur with Down syndrome, performs a speech called "Don't Limit Me." "Don't limit me by thinking that I can’t learn in your classroom," Bomgaars said. Bottom High school students from all over the world are excited at the beginning of the Best Buddies Leadership Conference Opening Ceremonies. Best Buddies has more than 2,300 chapters in nearly 50 countries.

Best Buddies Ambassador Katie Meade said in her speech. Best Buddies is an inclusive group, and is still working to expand and reach more people. By the end of 2020, Best Buddies hopes to have offices in all 50 states and expand to 100 countries, according to a Best Buddies press release. “I’ve been in a lot of clubs. I’ve done a lot of things. I’ve been a lot of places,” said Evan Carnes, an incoming freshman majoring in Law and Public Policy. “But few things feel quite as invigorating as just being here, just shouting until you lose your voice, like I will here soon, and just seeing everyone smiling coming from all corners of the world for the same cause.”

supporter of Best Buddies and had Piazza star in one of their music videos, which they showed to the audience. The group emerged on a rising stage as their music video ended and performed “Get Ready” by The Temptations, as well as “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz. During the opening ceremony, awards were presented for things like Outstanding High School Chapter, Outstanding College Chapter and Best Buddies Job Employee of the Year. A torch sat front and center on the stage as a reminder of the conference’s theme as the speeches and awards were given. “Even though I have disabilities, I have abilities,”

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team, this is your offense,� Allen said. “That’s something I’ve seen him grow in a lot, just learning our system and allowing him to be able to play with confidence.� Leadership won’t be lacking on the defensive front with seniors Tegray Scales and Rashard Fant. Allen has praised the work ethic of both players, who each had careerbest seasons in 2016 as IU’s defense allowed its fewest yards per game since 1996. Scales has picked up national recognition for his play at linebacker. He finished last season with second-team All-American honors and was named to four preseason watch lists, including the Butkus Award Watch List for the best collegiate linebacker. All five of last season’s starters in the IU secondary return for Allen, but Fant holds a special place among

Âť TRUMP CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 as the Civil War, said John Summerlot, IU’s Director of Veteran Support Services. Transgender people are also one and half to three times more likely than cis people to serve in the military. “Most of the people in the military are the same age as college students,â€? he said. “So they’re realizing things about their lives and themselves. It’s their first time away from home and they’re able to explore those things in ways that you don’t get to when you’re younger.â€? About 150,000 transgender people have served in

the military to date, he said. In his tweets, Trump mentioned the tremendous costs that transgender people entail. However, most of the military medical costs are on the Veteran Affairs end, not on the Department of Defense, which handles active duty military members, Summerlot said. No policies have officially been changed in light of Trump’s tweets. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford responded to the tweets in a memo to military commanders, saying, “There will be no modifications to the current policy until the president’s direction has

that group. The shutdown cornerback is IU’s all-time leader with 48 passes defended in just 38 career games. “Two young men that have bought in from day one to try and change the culture of our program on that side of the football,� Allen said. “Great improvement last year defensively. We were not satisfied with that. We want to be a top-25 defense. That’s our goal.� To make the goal a reality, Allen will need a playmaker to step up at linebacker. After recording 208 tackles over the past two seasons, Marcus Oliver’s graduation left the spot alongside Scales vacant. Competition is also brewing on special teams. Returning junior punter Joseph Gedeon and returning senior kicker Griffin Oakes will look to earn their starting roles during fall camp. Through all the change Allen has remained committed to his philosophy of been received by the secretary of defense and the secretary has issued implementation guidance.� However, the tweets shed light on Trump’s approach to LGBT rights. Trump, who ran on an LGBT-friendly platform during his candidacy, supported Betsy DeVos’ reversal of an Obama-era guidance allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice. Dobbins is afraid of what could come from the remainder of Trump’s term. Dobbins is working toward an individualized major of Queer Advocacy. Dobbins’ parents are both

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Tom Allen and Athletic Director Fred Glass sit at the desk during a Dec. 1, 2016 press conference following Kevin Wilson's resignation from the football program. At the press conference, Glass named Allen the new head coach of the football program.

LEO – Love Each Other. He first used the phrase during his initial meeting with the IU defense after being hired as defensive coordinator in January 2016. retired Navy chief petty officers, so they receive their insurance through the military. Last November, Dobbins was able to begin receiving coverage for their hormones through their parents’ military insurance. “Waking up to news that trans people can’t serve in the military anymore, my first thought is, ‘They’re going to start taking benefits away from us,’� they said. “The only reason that I’m able to be trans the way that I’m trans is because my parents were in the military and I have benefits for being transgender.� Dobbins said they aren’t supportive of the military or its missions, but they say

Some 19 months later, he’s spreading the message to the entire team ahead of a season with perhaps more anticipation than any prior one in program history.

“Everybody talks about family,� Allen said. “Every program in America talks about that. A lot of times it’s just that, it’s talk. I want it lived out.�

that trans people need to have the right to serve in the military. “If somebody wants to die for our country, I don’t care— they can,� they said. “People are heroes no matter what their gender is.� “Other countries look at our military and think, ‘This is what America is,’� Dobbins said. For Trump to send these tweets is to send the message that transgender people are a burden, they said. In the meantime, Dobbins called on the university and the LGBTQ+ Culture Center to be vocal about political developments. “I think that each time

something like this happens, it’s an opportunity for us to grow stronger,� they said. Dobbins said they would like to see a retired transgender military person on campus to talk with students. They also called for a partnership between the Veteran’s Support Services office and the LGBTQ+ Culture Center. “We need to create safe spaces for people to come to and talk to people,� they said. “The university could do so much more, in so many different aspects. I think some changes need to happen on campus and this is a wake-up call.� “You can’t be passive in a time like this,� they said.

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Labor unions must adapt to the modern world he giants of the industrial age are in trouble, and we should be worried. Through painful collective action, unions gave us taken-forgranted luxuries like the eight-hour workday, weekends and safe working spaces. Their power ushered in the age of middle class prosperity in America and their decline marks the ominous return of wealth inequality to our country, according to many researchers from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Old-style labor organizers achieved bargaining power with the threat of strikes and an employer’s lack of access to alternative labor, but this model must now change. In globalized labor markets, it’s become more and more difficult to keep manufactures like Carrier in Indianapolis. Franchisebased business models, more on-call scheduling, and on-demand service sectors like Uber and TaskRabbit have all strained the very definition of employer. Unions reduce the bargaining inequality between employer and employee and give workers a sense of agency and dignity. When they work properly, unions act like shock absorbers against the forces of globalization. Without this safety valve, class grievances risk becoming angry, populist outbursts against immigrants and free trade itself. No other social institution plays such a critical role in maintaining a healthy American democracy and bolstering capitalism than labor unions. But as membership declines, unions need to adapt and evolve new forms of worker governance if they are to survive. Fortunately, other models exist. European work councils

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bypass the former process of collective bargaining and allow workers to sit directly on the board of directors and tailor national labor policy to their local and company-specific context. The Ghent system, popular in Denmark and Sweden, gives unions control over welfare payments, particularly unemployment compensation. This arrangement incentivizes workers to remain in unions but also allows employers more leeway in who they hire. One obstacle for innovation is the rigidity of U.S. labor laws already in place.

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In the early half of the 20th century, labor reform architects could not anticipate the advent of franchising, our diversified economy or ride-share apps like Lyft or Uber. As a result, laws like the Wagner Act, Taft-Hartley Act and Fair Labor Standards Act forbade the creation of formal workplace committees and mandate obsolete regulations on overtime pay that may be appropriate for steel workers

but don’t make sense for Lyft clients. Labor reformers and jurists, like Andrew Stern and David J Barron, have already made compelling, cross-ideological arguments in the National Affairs and Columbia Law Review for big waivers to “allow states, localities, firms, and unions to fundamentally rewrite many of the major laws that govern labor relations in the United States.” The federal government already grants some states

and counties exemptions to education laws and Medicaid. Waivers could allow more relevant definitions of overtime for the gig economy, give workers a management role and expand hiring hall systems outside of construction and maritime trades. Certain limitations could ensure those with power do not abuse the opportunity. Waivers could require joint agreement by workers and employer, be subject to pubic hearings and open-comment,

need to accomplish the stated purpose of the law and be neutral or cost-saving to the federal budget. The Editorial Board recommends that Indiana’s Department of Labor explores providing waivers that would encourage an environment of experimental federalism and incubate new models of worker-employer relations. The only way for unions to succeed in our globalized world is to embrace the future.

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A minimum wage increase shouldn’t be uniform across the country

Real patriotism is a love for every American and for human rights

In the eight years since the last federal minimum wage increase, liberals and conservatives have shouted at each other from across the aisle, or across the dinner table, over whether the current rate of pay is appropriate. The arguments from both sides are generally faulty and neither are discussing the minimum wage from a policy perspective. Behind all the buzzwords that make campaign commercials sexier and the simple solutions that are easy to grasp, there’s a boring, complicated, mathematical approach to calculating an effective minimum wage. According to The New York Times, throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the minimum wage was around 48 percent of the nation’s median income. The average minimumto-median ratio in countries that are members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is also about 50 percent. Today, using the median income of full-time wage and salary workers, that ratio in the United States is around 34 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, down from 36 percent in 2015 when the U.S. placed last in that category among its OECD counterparts. Were the minimum wage still at 50 percent, the

federal rate would be $10.79-an-hour. Not so coincidentally, the buying power of 1978’s $2.65 minimum wage would be $10.39 in today’s dollars. So the federal minimum wage should be higher, but both of those figures are a far cry from the left’s $12$15 proposal. And I’m not even suggesting that the minimum wage should be raised to anywhere between $10.39 and $10.79. On the contrary, because the federal minimum wage would apply to all states, it should be set with consideration for the income of the poorest state. Mississippi, which has a median income of a mere $30,000 according to the BLS, and the lowest cost of living among all 50 states, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, would have a minimum wage of $7.11 if the 50 percent ratio was used in that state. However, Mississippi is among a group of five states that have the highest number of minimum wage workers and also has the nation’s highest poverty rate at 22.6 percent, according to CNN. So the $7.25 minimum wage isn’t appropriate here either, but it may not be economically sound to raise it to more than $10 in that state. Instead, policymakers at every level should be taking the initiative to set their

Therin Showalter is a senior in media studies.

own minimum wages. States with higher median incomes and higher costs of living should set their minimums accordingly. They should do so with respect for the 50 percent minimum-to-median ratio and the regional price parities of their city or state. RPPs measure the cost of living in a given place as a comparison to the national standard. For instance, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the RPP for San Francisco is 121.9 percent of the national level, while the RPP for the state of California is 113.4, which means the city of San Francisco should have a slightly higher minimum wage than the state level. This way, the minimum wage would be set to somewhere between $12 and $15 for the cities that truly need it and where it would be economically reasonable, but it would avoid making it a federal mandate for places where such a level could be economically devastating. But as our nation’s partisanship widens and we focus less and less on actual policy issues, this may be a daunting, if not impossible task. thshowal@indiana.edu @TherinShowalter

While reading Kurt Vonnegut’s “Mother Night” yesterday, I was struck by the protagonist Howard H. Campbell’s response to the question, “You hate America, don’t you?” He replies, “That would be as silly as loving it. It’s impossible for me to get emotional about it, because real estate doesn’t interest me. It’s no doubt a great flaw in my personality, but I can’t think in terms of boundaries. Those imaginary lines are as unreal to me as elves and pixies. I can’t believe that they mark the end or the beginning of anything of real concern to a human soul.” Like many of Vonnegut’s characters, Campbell sees patriotism as a “granfalloon,” a pointless association of people created by politicians trying to sell you something. On Independence Day, I was moved to wonder if a special love for one’s country is even appropriate. While I do think so, I think it’s first important to acknowledge the phony patriot in our midst. Donald Trump, the United States president and showman, wants us to think he’s a patriot. He wants us to think that he puts “America first,” reads the Constitution like the Gospel and bleeds red, white and blue. To me, those are empty words.

A person who mocks veterans and gold star families, brags about tax evasion, defers the draft five times, attacks the press and the judiciary personally and viciously, rails against constitutional constraints on his power, dubs his enemies traitors and champions protectionist policies in the same breath that he complains about European Union restrictions on his golf resorts is no patriot. Donald Trump’s behavior makes him more likely to be an aspiring but incompetent kleptocrat, who’s obsessed with his personal image, is thin-skinned and too easily bored to read things like memos. Being president satisfies his limitless narcissism, perverting authentic patriotism into a personality cult. Trump epitomizes social psychologist Erich Fromm’s critique from his book “The Sane Society” that “love for one’s country which is not part of one’s love for humanity is not love, but idolatrous worship.” I long for a patriotism that’s fanatic about human rights, which cares less about flags and more about the liberties they symbolize, which hates tyrants and loves the free press. America needs a patriotism that gives money freely, despises jingoism, condemns colonizers and questions everything we

Richard Solomon is a senior in philosophy and political science.

once learned in school. I imagine a patriotism that strives to put everyone it can on that great American escalator to prosperity, while acknowledging that some people can’t take the stairs. The thousands of Confederate memorials that still stand on American soil should outrage true patriots. The lack of memorials to remember the planned, orchestrated spectacles of terror we euphemistically call lynchings even more so. True patriotism is a love for all Americans, not just the white male ones, or the presidential ones or the successful ones. These ideas seem elementary, but somehow they are lost among the noise of fireworks and Big Daddy Splash contests of neighborhood pool parties. Independence Day should be a celebration of how far we’ve come to create a multiracial and egalitarian democracy. And how far we have to go. Until we reach that point, Frederick Douglass’s words will continue to haunt our celebrations. “This Fourth of July is yours, not mine,” he said. ricsolom@indiana.edu


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DRAFTED. Three Hoosiers entered the NBA draft, which took place June 22 in Brooklyn, New York. Here are the players that will now try to secure their place in the NBA, and how they fared in the draft. Compiled by Austin Ghirardelli | aghirard@imail.iu.edu | @a_ghirardelli

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THOMAS BRYANT Los Angeles Lakers, Second round, 42nd overall pick 6-10, 245lb Center Games 34 Points 12.6 Rebounds 6.6 Assists 1.5 Field goal percentage 51.9 3-point percentage 38.3 Free throw percentage 73.0

Toronto Raptors, First round, 23rd overall pick

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JAMES BLACKMON JR. Philadelphia 76ers, signed as undrafted free agent

6-8, 215lb Forward Games 16 Points 11.1 Rebounds 5.4 Assists 1.4 Field goal percentage 55.7 3-point percentage 31.1 Free throw percentage 56.3

6-4, 190lb Guard Games 30 Points 17.0 Rebounds 4.8 Assists 1.9 Field goal percentage 47.7 3-point percentage 42.3 Free throw percentage 83.7

Bryant’s exhaustive preparation for the NBA Draft By Andrew Hussey aphussey@indiana.edu @thehussnetwork

Thomas Bryant couldn’t help but yawn. With three-a-day workouts and travel crisscrossing the country, Bryant is in the midst of one of the highest stakes job interviews imaginable. The former IU center is getting ready for the NBA Draft, working out for different NBA teams who hold his future in their hands. Going from coast to coast, at one point Bryant had been on the move for 13 straight days. Even though the travel and workouts are draining, Bryant is loving every minute of the process. “It’s really cool,” Bryant said. “It’s like you’re living the dream right now.” Bryant said he has savored the opportunity to work out for some of the NBA greats and liked being able to show off his game in front of general managers and coaches. In preparation for the process, he has been working out at the Sports Academy in Thousand Oaks, California, with trainer Rico Hines. Hines played at UCLA from 1997 to 2002 and has been an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, St. John’s and the Reno Bighorns of the D-League. The connection to Bryant began while Hines was at St. John’s where he saw Bryant play in high school and loved what he saw. That’s why he relished the opportunity to train Bryant leading up to the NBA Draft. “To see him at 15, and seeing him now, to see his progress — how he’s matured from a kid at Rochester to now getting a chance to accomplish his goals and dreams — I’m really happy for him because he’s such a good kid,” Hines said. With Hines, Bryant has been working on playing with his back to the basket, further developing his skills around the rim along with his balance. They have also worked on teaching him when to roll,

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Sophomore center Thomas Bryant drives toward the Penn State basket February 1. Bryant was taken by the Lakers in the 2017 NBA Draft.

when to pop and getting him to play around the basket more. One thing that Bryant hasn’t needed to work on with Hines is his shooting. His sophomore season at IU, he shot 38.3 percent from three-point range, attempting 1.8 threes per game. “That’s the best part about him, he already can shoot,” Hines said. “It’s hard to teach people how to shoot. Most young players can’t shoot nowadays and most people can’t shoot period.” In the current NBA where 3-point shooting is a must, Hines says that with Bryant’s size and length, his ability to shoot makes him that much more valuable to teams. “With the game changing so much throughout the years, a big man has to be able to knock down that jump shot consistently,” Bryant said. “I feel like that’s a big part of the game today.” His shooting has been on display in his workouts with

NBA teams, which Bryant says have been going well. “The feedback that I’ve been getting is just keep enjoying this process,” he said. “They’re telling me I’m getting better each and every day. I’ve been having pretty good workouts so I just want to keep continuing to build good workouts on top of each other.” He’s appreciated visiting each of the different cities and says the travel hasn’t been too daunting. Preparing him for the interviews, Hines said he has just told Bryant to be himself. “I think it’s been hard, but I think it’s been fun for him,” Hines said. “I think it’s been eye opening for him as well. He’s getting a taste of how it’s really going to be. You’re in and out of cities every night. He’s getting a taste of it already.” The yawning is a far cry from the on-court demeanor of the past two seasons, where Bryant was the emotional pulse of IU, roaring like a lion

after huge moments. This passion is a blessing and a curse. It’s what Hines says makes him an asset in the minds of NBA talent evaluators. Bryant’s energy and passion for the game stand out. “I’ve worked with a lot of guys and he’s one of my favorites because he cares, he really cares,” Hines said. “He wants to be good, he loves the game, he’s passionate about it.” However, Bryant needs to be able to harness that energy in a positive direction. One of the biggest areas Hines says Bryant has improved in since they’ve been working together is in maximizing his passion. At times, Hines said Bryant can get down on himself for a bad play and Hines doesn’t want this to spiral into a series of bad plays. “We’ve been really big on that because he really cares about doing well,” Hines said. “Just being able to bottle all that good energy that he has up and not allow one bad play to turn into five bad plays and

just keep playing.” His passion is what he wants to be remembered for in Bloomington. “The guy that always gave it his all at IU,” Bryant said. “They asked us to play hard and I always gave my heart out there on the court.” Bryant’s time at IU came to an end after two strong seasons. This wasn’t the first time that Bryant had a NBA Draft decision to make. Following his freshman season, he pondered leaving IU, but decided to return to improve his game. In his second season as a Hoosier, he started all 34 games, averaged 12.8 points per game and received Third Team All-Big Ten honors. As a sophomore, he played 28.1 minutes per game and shot 55.6 percent from 2-point range. Under Coach Tom Crean, Bryant said he learned how to work hard and to pay attention to detail. Following his sophomore season, he decided it was the right time to enter the draft.

“I felt for myself that I was mentally ready, mentally and physically,” Bryant said. “I felt it would be the right decision for me 100 percent. It took me awhile to think about it. I know going forward that I felt like this was the best decision for me.” Hines sees a lot of positive traits in Bryant that will allow him to be successful in the NBA. Hines said that Bryant is extremely long and is in great shape. Bryant can play pickand-roll basketball, rebound, defend the basket and make threes as he is an extremely versatile big man. “He’s 19 years old,” Hines said. “Nowadays he’s like a college freshman because a lot of kids are held back. He’s legit 19 years old. He’s a baby. I say if there’s five better big men in the country at 19, I want to see them.” As the draft approaches, Bryant said he is taking it day by day, just working to get better. Growing up, he watched Lebron James, Tim Duncan and Lamarcus Aldridge play. Driven to be successful, he said he wants to prove he belongs. In the NBA, he gets an opportunity to play against and alongside those players he watched as a kid. “It’s going to be great,” Bryant said. “Just being able to be out there on the same court as them, playing defense against them, they’re playing defense against me. It’s like a dream come true.” He doesn’t have definitive plans on what he’s going to do on draft night, but he has the potential to be one of three Hoosiers selected. DraftExpress currently projects him to be drafted with the 35th pick, early in the second round. Hines said he thinks whoever selects Bryant is getting a steal of a player who has the ability to make it in the league for a long time and surprise people. “I think he’s going to have a long career, god willing he stays healthy,” Hines said. “I think you’re talking about a 14 or a 15-year pro.”


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IU head coach Todd Yeagley yells “I love these guys! We are number one,” on Dec. 9, 2012, after the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Game. IU won 1-0. The Hoosiers will look to return to the NCAA tournament with a class of nationally-ranked recruits.

2017 recruiting class ranked No. 4 in country From IDS Reports

The IU men’s soccer team finished the 2016 regular season ranked No. 9 in country under head coach Todd Yeagley. The Hoosiers record of 12-2-7 earned them a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the 30th consecutive season. With last season in the books, Yeagley is set to reload his roster with a very talented recruiting class coming in. IU will have 10 new Hoosiers join the team for the new season in hopes of yet another solid year. According to Top Drawer Soccer, IU will be bringing in the No. 4 ranked class in the nation. A few of the incoming freshmen have already started taking summer classes in Bloomington, some have played for their academy teams and others have suited up for their countries. As these recruits prepare for the upcoming season of IU soccer, here’s a complete and detailed list of the incoming class of 2017. John Bannec John Bannec is a 6-foot, 165-pound defender from Bloomington. He was a two-time First Team All-

Conference member and also made the All-State first team. As a two-year captain for Bloomington South High School, he helped his team secure four sectional championships and two regional titles. Bannec has been attending summer classes at IU and training on campus. Kyle Barks Kyle Barks is a 5-foot11, 165-pound midfielder from St. Louis. A three-star recruit according to Top Drawer Soccer, Barks is ranked as the No. 7 player in the Heartland Region. He spent four seasons with the St. Louis Scott Gallagher team in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He has also trained and played with various clubs in London and the Netherlands. Griffin Dorsey Griffin Dorsey is a 6-foot, 160-pound forward from Evergreen, Colorado. Top Drawer Soccer labeled him as a four-star recruit and ranked him as the No. 18 player. Top Drawer Soccer also has him ranked as the No. 1 player in the Rocky Mountains & Southwest Region and the No. 4 forward in the country. Dorsey has played three seasons with

the Colorado Rush in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. He was named to the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team and played with the team in Slovakia and Portugal.

and playing in every minute of each match all four years. He was also a four-year team captain. Meier began training on campus after enrolling in summer classes at IU.

Jacob Gruber Jacob Gruber is a 6-foot1, 190-pound goalkeeper from Fishers, Indiana. A three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, Gruber ranked as the No. 32 defender in the nation and the No. 12 player in the Great Lakes Region. He played two seasons at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis before playing his final two years for the Indiana Fire of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy. Gruber helped Cathedral win a state championship before departing from his team.

Trey Muse Trey Muse is a 6-foot4, 195-pound goalkeeper from Louisville, Kentucky. He was ranked as the No. 88 recruit in the nation by College Soccer News. He has played for the Seattle Sounders FC in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy and is a member of the U.S. U18 Men’s National Team. This summer he was named the U.S. Soccer Development Academy West Conference U-17/18 Player of the Year.

Jacob Meier Jacob Meier is a 6-foot-2, 170-pound defender from Shakopee, Minnesota. Top Drawer Soccer had him as a three-star recruit, ranked the No. 4 player in the Midwest Region and the No. 24 defender in the country. Meier played four seasons with the Minnesota Thunder Academy while starting

Justin Rennicks Justin Rennicks is a 5-foot-11, 165-pound forward from Hamilton, Massachusetts. A four-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, Rennicks ranked as the No. 1 player in the Northeast Region and the No. 9 forward in the country. He played with the New England Revolution Academy where he was a three-time New England Revolution Player of the Year. This summer Ren-

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Mason Toye Mason Toye is a 6-foot3, 180-pound forward from South Orange, New Jersey. He is a three-star recruit by Top Drawer Soccer, ranked as the No. 36 forward in the country and the No. 11 player in the New Jersey Region. Toye is member of the U19 U.S. Youth National Team and has trained with the U20 National Team in London. He was the 2016 State Player of the Year and was also a 2016 NSCAA All-

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Members of the IU women’s rowing team compete in the Dale England Cup regatta in 2013 at Lake Lemon, Indiana. This year, former rowers have come forward with allegations that their scholarships were taken away as a result of injuries.

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Bridget Smith joined the rowing team in the 2012-13 academic year and wasn’t prepared for what was about to happen. If all things went according to plan, she would’ve graduated from IU last year. Smith is now attempting to get her associate’s degree at a community college near her hometown of Vienna, Virginia. Smith said she had to return home because she lost her scholarship due to injuries. She’s the second IU rower to make these sorts of allegations in recent weeks. Her story is similar to that of Katlin Beck, the former IU rower who alleged that IU attempted to cover up her injuries and forced her to practice despite the pain. Both rowers dealt with severe injuries while at IU. Smith’s problems started her freshman season at IU when she was diagnosed with three slipped discs in her spinal cord. She found out spinal surgery was needed in order to be able to row. However, if the surgery wasn’t successful, there was a chance she wouldn’t be able to walk again. “I was told by IU doctors that even if the surgery went 100 percent well, there would only be a 70 percent chance that I would be able to row again,” Smith said. “The long term effects of having the surgery wasn’t worth it to keep

rowing.” Smith had heard some of the horrors of spinal surgery and wasn’t willing to take that risk. She also said she was already hesitant to get the surgery because of some previous traumatizing experiences with the same doctor. She could not remember the name of the doctor when asked. “I had already had a botched procedure with the doctor that would’ve done the surgery,” Smith said. “I got a cortisone injection, something went wrong and I had sciatic nerve pain down both legs.” IU trainers and doctors told Smith she wouldn’t be able to row again since she chose not to have the surgery. This occurred during her sophomore season and that’s when she says the quality of her medical attention decreased, as coaches realized she wouldn’t be of any use to the team in the future. “Once that point was realized, I was seen as an empty money pit,” Smith said. “They thought, ‘why should we spend time, money, resources on getting this person better when we have other athletes who can bounce back from their injuries and row again.’” After electing not to have the surgery, Smith felt like she was pushed to the back burner by the IU coaching staff. IU Athletics would not comment on her specific situation. “Although we will not

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Smith that someone saw her lifting weights, but she denied the allegation. However, that incident went on her record and was brought up by Peterson a year and a half later during their meeting. Smith was prohibited from lifting weights while she was attempting to recover so lifting weights at that time would have violated the rules of her rehabilitation. “That didn’t even happen,” Smith said. “If I would’ve realized it was a big deal I would’ve set the record straight.” According to Smith, she never lifted weights in the gym and was in the training room the entire time. She said didn’t realize it was significant enough to have her scholarship taken away. Smith remembers a specific team party during her sophomore year where she had to step outside to cry. She couldn’t help herself after all the trauma caused by IU, she said. “I missed out on a lot of the team building activities because I had to be in another building,” Smith said. “You’re ostracized from everything. I felt like my life was falling apart and I just wanted to go home.” After Smith’s scholarship was taken away, she didn’t have the money to stay enrolled at IU and she transferred to a community college near her hometown. “Only two of my credits transferred so I’m basically

comment on any specific medical case, we are confident that Indiana University provides and has provided quality medical care to our students participating in intercollegiate athletics,” according to an IU athletics statement. “Any concern relative to medical or other treatment that has been brought to our attention has been immediately addressed with the highest level of seriousness and thoroughness, and we will continue to do so with any concerns raised with us.” In a meeting with coach Steve Peterson, Smith said he questioned her effort, dedication and focus because trainers reported she was being too social during her rehabilitation. Smith said she was simply a social person trying to talk to her teammates and it didn’t take any focus away from her work. “I had a meeting with Steve and it was discussed that I wouldn’t be able to keep my scholarship anymore,” Smith said. Smith said she didn’t understand why an injury that was out of her control meant she wouldn’t be able to keep her scholarship. Per IU’s Student-Athlete Bill of Rights, “scholarship terms will not be reduced because of a student-athlete’s injury, illness, or physical or mental condition nor on the basis of a student-athlete’s ability, performance, or contribution to the team’s success.” During her freshman year, one of the trainers notified

starting back at square one,” Smith said. “It’s derailed my whole life.” When Smith returned to Virginia for community college, she visited her regular physician and was immediately put on antidepressants. “It’s not something that’s unique to IU, it’s something on the whole NCAA,” said Smith. “There should be more protection for athletes that get injured. I’d like it to be seen for all division one athletes because injuries happen for all athletes that rely on scholarships, instead of being tossed to the side.” One of Smith’s teammates Emily Barber had nothing but positive things to say about IU athletics and the rowing team. Barber vehemently defended IU and the medical staff in a letter she released following the recent allegations. Like many athletes, Barber had multiple injuries and illnesses during her time at IU. She transferred from Indiana State coming off of knee surgery on both knees and was hesitant to row at IU. “A lot of coaches would’ve said we don’t need you,” Barber said. “But the coaches here said they would adapt as long as I did my physical therapy.” Barber’s doctor, medical director Andy Hipskind, was also the doctor of former rower Katlin Beck, who was the first to speak out with allegations against IU athletics. While Beck blamed

Hipskind for being negligent and providing the wrong diagnosis, Barber credits him for her life. In August 2013, Barber came down with a simple fever, which she wasn’t concerned by. She notified Hipskind and he insisted she have blood work done in order to be cautious. It turned out that Barber’s white blood cell count was low and she was diagnosed with West Nile Virus and a tick borne illness, ehrlichiosis. Those illnesses could potentially be fatal if not caught early enough in the process, which is why the immediate care was imperative. “The staff here really truly cared about me and tried to figure everything out,” Barber said. “Andy Hipskind did a fantastic job because he treated me like he would his own daughter.” Barber also said she was kept out of practice and workouts for longer than she would’ve liked. Barber, a current member of the team, also provided some insight on how the coaches and rowers are all handling the allegations. Barber said Peterson is just trying to keep everything normal for the team even in the midst of preparing for the NCAA Championship regatta. “I don’t think anything needs to be changed with the program,” Barber said. “Every girl that I’ve talked to, on the team, is on this side of the story, not Katlin Beck’s.”

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New softball coach plans to bring change By Austin Ghirardelli aghirard@indiana.edu | @a_ghirardelli

IU softball needed to make a coaching change after former head coach Michelle Gardner resigned from the program on May 24. Senior Associate Athletic Director Scott Joraanstad led the search party for a replacement after the team finished the year with a 23-31 overall record. On June 10, the Hoosiers found their new head coach. Shonda Stanton comes to IU after spending 18 seasons as head coach of the Marshall University Thundering Herd. Stanton left after leading the Herd to a 42-12 record and a Conference USA regular season title last season. Stanton was faced with a tough decision after securing the most wins of any coach in Marshall history with 560 career wins. Even after recording 12 30-win seasons, the 2017 C-USA Coach of the Year said she wanted more. Playing in the Big Ten and the tradition of excellence are just a few of the reasons she made the move. “When IU became open, I got a phone call and everything just felt right,” Stanton said. “I was so impressed with [Athletic Director] Fred Glass and the entire senior staff. This community is also somewhere I could see raising my family.” The North Olmsted, Ohio, native started her coaching career as a graduate assistant at Ashland University, a midsized private school in Ashland, Ohio. “I worked for three head coaches,” Stanton said. “I got to coach women’s basketball, softball and volleyball and I think that’s what gave me the opportunity to be a head coach at 24 at IUPUI. It was the first year they were a Division I and we had inherited a team that only won eight games the prior year. We went on to win 27 games and had flipped the culture pretty

quick.” Stanton only spent one year in Indianapolis before moving on to Marshall where she was able to build a sustainable culture and a winning program. “Culture is over time,” Stanton said. “How you take care of your culture is taking care of your environment. We had one philosophy that we lived by every day and that’s walking in excellence and how you win the day. We never had to focus on the wins and losses because the results would take care of themselves.” Stanton said she would like to continue that culture here in Bloomington. The Hoosiers have had their fair share of struggles in the past few seasons and Stanton is aiming to change that just like she flipped the script at IUPUI. “I believe Indiana is a sleeping giant,” Stanton said. “I came here because we do want to be a nationally recognized program academically and athletically. Our young women are going to walk in excellence on the ballfield, in the classroom and in the community. We have a blueprint that works, I have a vision for these women and I have an incredible staff who is going to work to put that vision in place.” Academics have always been important to Stanton’s teams. At Marshall, her team went 36 consecutive semesters with a 3.0 GPA or better. Stanton said her type of players need to excel as both students and athletes. “The person is always greater than the player so we are also looking for the intangibles,” Stanton said. “We are looking for bright and driven young women. On the softball side of things, we are looking for athletes to fit an up-tempo system. They need to have a fast play style and be good at communicating on the field.” Under the supervision

of Stanton, Marshall lead the nation in stolen bases in 2011, 2015 and 2017. “We are highly going to focus on the fundamentals of the game and teaching them how to play in our system,” Stanton said. “It’s going to be very aggressive and wanting the next 60 feet. You can be a gazelle or a lion. A gazelle kind of gets up and trots along pretty quick, but we want to be a lion. We really want to pounce on things. As athletes, that’s the approach we are going to take.” Competing in the Big Ten is never easy due to the amount of talented and resourceful schools that inhabit the conference. Stanton said she is confident that her goals here at IU can be reached. “I would have never left the situation I had if I didn’t believe in IU softball, the people here and my student athletes that I’m going to coach,” Stanton said. “I believe in our ability as coaches to be leaders of these young women. You want to go from a great situation to the best situation possible and for me professionally, this was the best situation and I’m excited to be the leader here of IU softball.” Stanton’s first move as head coach was contacting her current players. She said this business is all about relationships and she just wanted to reach out as soon as possible to begin building a connection. “I just wanted to reassure them that this is their experience,” Stanton said. “We want to be able to build up trust because there is going to be a time when the rubber meets the road. I’m going to be pushing them and they are going to have to trust we have their best interest at heart.” Recruiting has also kept Stanton busy since she arrived at IU. She said her main focus has been on recruiting and that she has already seen over 23 athletes in the past couple of weeks. “It’s been a whirlwind,” Stanton said. “I signed my

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Shonda Stanton comes to IU after spending 18 seasons as head coach at Marshall University.

contract and then it was straight to hitting the recruiting trails. This summer has been a huge recruiting period. The great thing is, when I’m talking to these athletes, I don’t have to sell IU.” Stanton also added two assistants to her coaching staff. Kendall Fearn and Chanda Bell joined IU’s staff after coaching with Stanton at Marshall. “I’m a big believer in having a staff that understands how I operate,” Stanton said. “I have a luxury because both Kendall and Chanda were with me the last four years at Marshall. I really believe I have two of the best young coaches in the business. I don’t have to train them, they already know how I tick and operate so all we have to do is hit the ground running.” Bell is from Indianapolis so Stanton said she believes Bell could help keep some of the top recruits in state due to her familiarity of the area. Stanton also said she thinks Fearn is one of the best hitting coaches around. “The two of them are tremendous role models for our student athletes because

they’ve both played at the highest level,” Stanton said. “I’m really excited about the staff we’ve put together and the great thing is we don’t have to waste any time putting our system in place with the athletes.” Stanton knows her system has potential based on her history, but she claims the past has nothing to do with the future. “You are only as good as your next pitch,” Stanton said. “I just came off a top-25 season, but that doesn’t matter because we would have had to restart the next season anyways. The only thing that matters is how we can raise our expectations and the culture of excellence. We are going to talk to the players every day about where we are at and where we want to go.” Stanton hasn’t made any promises of winning a certain amount of games or championships, but she said she does expect a promising future with this program. Stanton said she never puts an expectation on numbers because she feels like you then limit yourself. “I like to put expectations

on things like choices and behaviors,” Stanton said. “We are going to dream big and have some lofty goals, but those are going to be talked about a little bit more loosely. What’s going to be really concrete and evident is our expectations on the way we behave and the choices we make. If you choose excellence, behave in a certain way and operate like a champion, then soon enough you’ll be holding a trophy at the end.” Stanton played four years at UNC Greensboro where she was part of a winning program that captured two conference titles during her time there. She knows what it takes to win and plans on bringing that winning mindset to IU. “We aren’t going to cap it or put any limits on what we can do,” Stanton said. “We are going to dream big and when we get to one level, we are going to push on to the next one. That’s why I’m excited about IU. I have a blank canvas here that I can leave my mark on and I really want this to be a significant and relevant program.”

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Helmer's recruiting yields strong 2017 class By Austin Ghirardelli aghirard@indiana.edu | @a_ghirardelli

Earlier this month, IU track and field head coach Ron Helmer announced his class of commitments for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The 17-member class consisted of eight women and nine men. The 2017 class of incoming Hoosiers seems rather small at first glance, but Helmer said he isn’t concerned with amount athletes joining the team this season. “We probably cut back a little,” Helmer said. “There’s been years we’ve brought in more, but it’s a good, solid class in terms of numbers.” The Hoosiers already had a young core in place last season and adding another talented class could help IU continue to grow as a team. Helmer said he looks for more traits in the recruits than just their skills as a runner or in the field. “You have to like the person,” Helmer said. “Beyond that, what we hope we are getting are people that want to get better, people that have the desire to do the work to become better and people who really love the challenge of competing at a high level.” Helmer stressed the importance of wanting to compete all last season and claims his best athletes are the ones who have that characteristic in them. “That’s hard sometimes because high school guys can be very good,” Helmer said. “They can even be state champions, but they’ve never lined up against people they’ll see at the collegiate level. What you hope is the work ethic is there because it will serve them well in the classroom too.” Once a recruit is selected by the staff, the process to get that student to IU can be very challenging and time consuming as well. This process first involves one of the coaches getting to know an athlete through a in-home visit.

“The coaches have communicated with them for about a year or more,” Helmer said. “Then we go and see them run before bringing them on campus for an official visit. Obviously we are limited in what we can do, but we try to maximize everything we can do to get to know what they’re all about and get them comfortable with us.” When a recruit finally makes it to campus, Helmer and the rest of the staff can begin pitching why IU is such a good a fit for their future athletes. Helmer believes IU has an abundant amount of assets to draw potential Hoosiers in. “Bloomington is a great college town,” Helmer said. “We are a Big Ten school and have plenty of programs for kids who are motivated to do well academically. In track and field, our facilities are second to none, but the biggest thing is that we are going to give them a chance to be as good as they can possibly be. I think people just want to know that they can have the chance to chase their dreams.” Not all freshmen get a chance to shine right away. In the sport of track and field, it can often take time to get athletes to their full potential because most kids are still growing and developing physically. Helmer said he enjoys getting a head start when it comes to seeing where his young athletes are at as far as training goes. “It’s fairly systematic,” Helmer said. “They’ve all got workout plans that their coaches have sent to them. They need to be doing that and getting prepared so that it’s not a total shock when they get here. Then we keep in mind they are freshmen, but we ask them to jump right in and give it their all.” It’s not uncommon for freshmen to be given a redshirt in their first year. This allows the athlete to properly adjust to their new highpaced life of being a studentathlete. Just like classes and

homework tend to get harder in college, the average training regimen becomes more advanced as well. Helmer said his athletes always have someone to go to for help adapting to life as a college athlete. “There’s times where upperclassmen are really helpful in that process,” Helmer said. “The key thing once they get on campus is communication. If they have a question, all they have to do is ask. They need to realize that there are a lot of people who want to help them be successful and they will point them in the right direction and to the right people.” Whether the incoming athletes are redshirted or end up contributing immediately, Helmer said he’s more than excited about the class coming in. “Both the men and women brought in really good classes,” Helmer said. “The place we probably didn’t hit really hard was the distance and middle-distance runners. If you look at this group, we cover a lot of areas with some high-talent kids.” The 2017 class has four athletes ranked within the top 10 in their respective event in the country. The group as a whole is responsible for a total of 19 state championships throughout their high school careers. Three athletes from Ohio highlight the 2017 class on the women’s side. Anna Watson is a two-time state champion and ranked No. 3 in the nation among pole vaulters. Maddie Pollard is another field athlete who won a total of five state championships and ranks inside the top 20 in the discus, hammer and shot put. Natalie Price was a four-time state champion in the 400m dash and ranks No. 7 with a best time of 52.93. The Hoosiers also added Zykeria Williams who was the 2017 All-Middle Georgia Athlete of the Year. Williams is a three-time state champion

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Track and field head coach Ron Helmer speaks at media availability on March 7, 2017, at Harry Gladstein Fieldhouse. The 2017-18 recruiting class was recently announced.

who competes in the 400m, 200m, 100m hurdles and long jump. Nick Lane is the only incoming male recruit to win multiple state championships in high school. The four-time champion is ranked No. 6 in the hammer throw and No. 4 in the weight throw. He finished fifth in the hammer at both the New Balance Outdoor Nationals, as well as the USATF Junior National Meet in 2017. IU’s other state champion on the men’s side is a high

jumper from the Bahamas. Jyles Etienne was the 2016 New York State Champion. He finished second at the New Balance Outdoor Nationals in 2016 and then returned to place fourth in 2017. The Hoosiers also brought in a short sprinter who is ranked No. 16 in the country in the 100m with a time of 10.34. Rikkoi Brathwaite is from Tortola, British Virgin Islands, and finished fourth at the 2017 New Balance Outdoor Nationals. Each athlete transitions at

their own pace, but Helmer said he is hopeful that some of these incoming freshmen are good enough to make a difference as soon as next season. He said the key to being able to have an immediate influence is an athlete’s winning mentality. “Knowing how to win is important,” Helmer said. It’s critical and they are wired to learn how to do that. It may take them a year to get ready in the Big Ten, but we’d hope they would eventually contribute.”

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» KING CONTINUED FROM PAGE B4 breaststroke. Her performance in the meet qualified her to swim for Team USA at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. “After nationals last week, I’m feeling pretty good,” King said at the time. “I think I put up some really good times, but I still feel like there’s more left in the tank. There is still some racestrategy stuff I need to work on.” King took home three gold medals while breaking records at the competition. Her 50m time of 29.66 set the American, US Open and meet record. IU coach Ray Looze said he was impressed with her recent performances and he’s extremely thrilled with her level of improvement. “She just continues to amaze,” Looze said. “She just continues to keep upping her game and that’s when you know somebody is really special. I think she could have easily won the Big Ten Female Athlete award as a freshman.” At the 2016 NCAA finals her freshman year, she captured a national title in the 100m and 200m breaststroke while setting the American, NCAA, NCAA Meet, US Open, Big Ten and IU school records. “The most exciting moment with IU was probably at NCAAs my freshman year,” King said. “It seemed like every time we hit the water, we swam great. I was swimming out of my mind, I set my first two American records and just things like that. The whole weekend lined up perfectly and it couldn’t have been better.” By the end of her freshman season, the awards started pouring in. She was named the Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, earned four All-American honors and made the All-Big Ten First Team. King carried that momentum into Rio where she continued to swim at the top of her game by winning two gold medals on the Olympic level. She has even found a way to keep on developing despite already being one of America’s fastest swimmers. Looze said her growth in the weight room is part of the reason she continues to get better, but that she could still benefit more from it. “I would say she still needs to get substantially stronger,” Looze said. “There’s still a lot of girls out there that are stronger than her, both in the weight room and in the water. As Lilly gets older and more powerful, she’ll only get better.” King agreed with her coach, saying the weight room has completely changed how she handles and prepares the sport she loves. “I’ve gotten so much stronger in the weight room this past year,” King said. “I didn’t touch a weight in high school, just did not lift. I was like a little pudge-ball when I got here. I basically had to start from ground zero, working towards Rio.” After Rio, she returned to the weight room and continued increasing her strength. “I started that much further ahead this year,” King said. “I just kept going, kept getting stronger and kept pushing weight to where I can now lift

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more than I ever could before. I just like lifting more than everybody else. It must be my competitive nature.” King came into the 2017 NCAA Championships with a little more bulk to her as she defended her two national titles in the 100m and 200m breaststroke and secured four more All-America honors. Along with hitting the weight room, Looze said her dedication to the sport is what really makes her standout.

you’re doing.” King and her coaches are very optimistic at what the future might hold for such a young and talented swimmer. King has already acquired more gold than she can carry, but after her performance at the Nationals meet, there was still one feat even Lilly has yet to accomplish, and that was setting a world record. “She really wants to break some world records so that’s kind of the next thing on her mind,” Looze said at the time.

“Lilly is committed over the long haul. Even though it’s kind of been a short two years, she’s committed to doing this at a high level and doing it the right way over time. I think that’s a huge advantage for her. She works hard, she loves what she’s doing and she has a fight doing it.” Ray Looze, swim coach

“Lilly is committed over the long haul,” Looze said. “Even though it’s kind of been a short two years, she’s committed to doing this at a high level and doing it the right way over time. I think that’s a huge advantage for her. She works hard, she loves what she’s doing and she has fight doing it.” Growing up with a mom that swam and a dad that ran track, King said she doesn’t know what made her fall in love with swimming, but her love continued to grow as she got older. “I did a lot of different sports growing up,” King said. “Swimming was always the one I came back to. I just have such a love for the sport. I love practice, I love my coaches, I love my team so it’s really easy to be committed when you love what

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Only weeks later, she broke those records. King left her mark in Budapest, earning four gold medals and setting four world records. Following her victory over Russian swimmer Yuliya Efimova in the 100m, she assisted in setting the world record in the 400-mixed medley relay. Team USA finished with a time of 3:51.55. The rivalry between King and Efimova heated up again in the 50m breaststroke where King overcame her Russian counterpart once more on her way to establishing the new world record of 29.40. Efimova finished in second place only .17 seconds behind. King’s four gold medals are the most by a Hoosier at a major championship since Mark Spitz won seven at the 1972 Olympics.

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Alex Hernly, a founder of the Pipsqueakery, holds one of the baby hamsters rescued from a shelter in Florida. The hamster was one of more than100 they rescued.

900 miles from home Local rescue takes in more than 100 hamsters from a Florida humane society

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id the hamster was crying. He was too young to be separated from his mother, but she was euthanized when they were surrendered to an animal shelter in Flagler County, Florida. Now, he was in Bloomington, more than 900 miles from home. He cried constantly, sometimes for 30 minutes at a time. And he kept crying no matter how long his rescuer Alex Hernly tried to cuddle him. Sid and more than 100 other hamsters are part of a group the Pipsqueakery rescue in Bloomington calls the “Florida Fiasco.” A Flagler County man surrendered about 200 hamsters to the local humane society. The shelter almost immediately euthanized 97 hamsters, most of them female. Hernly and her husband Jason Minstersinly run the Pipsqueakery, a local rescue for hamsters and other rodents like rats, guinea pigs, gerbils, chinchillas, and mice. “You don’t normally mass euthanize all of the females when you do an intake,” Hernly said. “I can understand euthanizing because they weren’t equipped to handle the intake, but they knew we were willing to take them within an hour and a half of them getting there.” The man who surrendered the hamsters did so in two waves. He donated about 100 hamsters to the Florida shelter the first day. Immediately, a volunteer reached out to the Pipsqueakery on Facebook asking if they could help. They were expecting him to surrender about 100 hamsters the next day as well. Hernly and Minstersinly immediately agreed to take all 200 or so hamsters. Two hours later the volunteer reached out again and told them the shelter had already euthanized all of the females of the first group. Hernly called the director of the shelter and told her not to euthanize any more females because the Pipsqueakery could take them all. Hernly insisted that wasn’t the humane way to handle it. Normally, rescues wait until the pregnant female has the babies, and then euthanizes the babies shortly after birth. Hernly said newborn hamsters don’t have fully formed neurological systems yet, so they don’t feel pain. This saves the mother the stress and work of caring for babies who are most likely not going to live through the rescue process in the first place, Minstersinly said. When the second group of

hamsters was surrendered, Hernly once again discovered they had euthanized all of the females. A normal intake will have about a 10 percent euthanasia rate for sick or injured

of felt like they’re being pretty unethical as a shelter,” Hernly said. “And you don’t want to work with unethical shelters when you’re a rescue. However, there were still a

“At that point I really wanted to pull out of working with them because I kind of felt like they’re being pretty unethical as a shelter. And you don’t want to work with unethical shelters when you’re a rescue. However, there were still a hundred or so hamsters that needed a place to go. So I sucked it up and agreed to keep working with them.” Alex Hernly, co-owner of Pipsqueakery

animals, but this surrender had a rate of about 50 percent, Hernly said. “At that point I really wanted to pull out of working with them because I kind

hundred or so hamsters that needed a place to go. So I sucked it up and agreed to keep working with them.” Eventually, two volunteers made the drive with 118 hamsters from

Top Jason Minstersinly, one of the founders of the Pipsqueakery, plays with two of the rescue's rats. The Pipsqueakery is primarily a hamster rescue, but they also have gerbils, chinchillas, mice and guinea pigs. Bottom Hamster cages line the walls at the Pipsqueakery, a hamster rescue in Bloomington. The rescue recently took in 118 hamsters that were surrendered in Florida.

Florida to Indiana. With traffic and some hiccups along the way, they arrived in Bloomington on May 27. Hernly and Minstersinly got to work separating the hamsters, doing a health check and setting them up in their temporary homes. The process took three hours, but setting up the cages with all the supplies took the couple more than 10 hours before the hamsters even arrived. Hamsters like Sid came in a large bin of about 50 boys each. Male hamsters are supposed to stay with their mothers for a short period of time and then spend time socializing and growing up with other boys. This is crucial for their development, Minstersinly said. But they couldn’t do that because the bins were full of hamsters of different ages and litters. The older ones could get aggressive and territorial, so they all had to be separated. This left Sid alone in his own cage. Too young to be separated from others, he faced the typical problems — not being able to make a nest, constantly crying and being scared of everything. Hernly and Minstersinly shared videos and photos of Sid crying and working through his problems on their Instagram and Facebook, which have a combined following of almost 100,000 people. He quickly became the “spokeshamster” for the group and funneled thousands of dollars to the rescue’s GoFundMe page, which raised money to help care for the hamsters and send them to different shelters in the United States and Canada to be adopted. About 70 hamsters left Bloomington on June 10 to make their way to new homes. As for Sid, he’s staying in Bloomington so Hernly and Minsternsinly can monitor his progress and share his journey. Sid, and the other male hamsters who were separated like him, will take more intensive care to help socialize them. “They’re going to take awhile to tame and whoever adopts them will need to understand they’re not going to instantly be a cuddly hamster,” Hernly said. “It’s going to take work to get there.” But Sid is already doing better. He has fans all over the world and one man from Singapore drew him in the likeness of Oliver Twist. The Pipsqueakery is using the drawings on t-shirts to help fundraise for the rest of Sid’s group. Sid moved to the Pipsqueakery’s basement on June 10 into a 575 square inch condo. He has access to food, toys and, of course, a hamster wheel.

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Homeless population leaves People’s Park as BPD policy changes By Emily Eckelbarger eaeckelb@umail.iu.edu @emeckelbarger

People’s Park, a public space known to residents as a gathering place for Bloomington’s homeless population, saw a change in population this summer. Increased complaints from business owners and visitors of drug use, drug dealing, fighting and harassment prompted the Bloomington Police Department to change their approach to the location. It was time to “dramatically increase our presence,” BPD Captain Steve Kellams said. BPD began increasing their presence in the downtown area, including People’s Park, in June. Temporarily using part-time IUPD officers and parking enforcement staff to increase patrol numbers, BPD saw a “marked difference” in the downtown area. Rather than stay at People’s Park and potentially receive citations, the homeless population moved, said Forrest Gilmore, the executive director of the Shalom Community Center. “They weren’t evicted at all,” he said. “They just chose to leave because of the police presence.” The challenge with that, Gilmore said, is the homeless population has to move somewhere. In the weeks after the increase in police presence, the homeless population found shelter in abandoned buildings, alleys and forests. Most visibly, individuals camped out two blocks west of People’s Park in the 200 block of Kirkwood Avenue. There, Gilmore said, a lot of them were woken up in the middle of the night by law enforcement. And although there are shelters in Bloomington to accommodate homeless people – the Shalom Com-

munity Center itself, the Wheeler Shelter for Men and its partner shelter for women and children and the New Hope Family Shelter – there isn’t enough space for everyone. Homeless people are struggling with not having a safe space to sleep, Gilmore said. “It’s a difficult time to be homeless,” he said. The increased number of police wasn’t to target the homeless population, Kellams said. “This isn’t to do with the homelessness at all. This is about criminal behavior.” The Shalom Community Center recently received the numbers on homelessness in Bloomington. On any given day, Bloomington has 333 homeless people on its streets. This is a slight decline from 2016, when there were 340 homeless people in Bloomington. For Gilmore, the slight decline between 2016 and 2017 is significant not in numbers, but in what it says about the current situation in downtown Bloomington. “It tells me that what we’re seeing on Kirkwood is not the product of growing homelessness,” Gilmore said. “It’s not a homeless problem. It’s an addiction problem.” On July 4, a person overdosed at Shalom Community Center. This followed the record 15 overdoses from June 30, when two people overdosed near Shalom Community Center and four people overdosed in nearby Seminary Park. Bloomington’s homelessness and addiction situation continues to remain a real challenge, Gilmore said. He urged the community to get involved. “Advocate with our local officials to help motivate and encourage and support them to tackle this issue with their expertise and finances,” Gilmore said.

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Mayor John Hamilton speaks about implementing the recommendations made by the Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force during a press conference at the Monroe County Public Library July 6, 2017. The press conference came after dozens of overdoses in the Bloomington area.

Mayor calls for collaboration against drug epidemic From IDS reports

Mayor John Hamilton addressed the rash of overdoses in the Bloomington area and homelessness during a public announcement July 6. Speaking at the Monroe County Public Library, Hamilton revealed the third phase of recommendations that the 10-member Safety, Civility and Justice Task Force had formed in response to progress and recent challenges in the Bloomington area. Phase III of the task force’s recommendations will include creating public restroom facilities, expanding the hours of day shelter services, creating a central source of relevant services on the city website, activating city alleys with lighting and programming, increasing programming in downtown city parks and increasing police presence downtown through the Eyes on the Street program and a potential ambassadors program. As part of the new initiatives, the Shalom Center will now be open on weekends. There will also be a web page

for homeless services available on the city website. A Metrics Development Team and a Community Coordination Council were also created, according to a July 27 City of Bloomington press release. Hamilton was joined on stage by Bloomington Police Department Chief Michael Diekhoff and Beverly Calender-Anderson, the director of the Family Resources Department. Hamilton called on local leaders to create a working group to coordinate efforts. He also called on state and federal governments to provide support. “Even as our community pulls together to respond to real challenges, there is no doubt that we must have stronger support from our state and national governments. Some of the threatened changes in healthcare, in social service funding, in tax policy, in education support and more, pose dramatic threats to our progress on these issues,” he said. Hamilton referenced federal cuts for housing and community development, includ-

ing $80,000 cut locally, and Medicaid cuts for addiction services and mental health services. Hamilton also spoke with Governor Holcomb on July 10 to address the flow of drugs into Bloomington. He also spoke to him about releasing prison inmates being abandoned in Bloomington. “Our state government must work with us to give law enforcement the tools needed to stem the flow of a dangerous drug into our community,” he said. Hamilton also called for community partnerships to address underlying issues. He spoke about the need for treatment centers for addictions, mental health services, more housing, better alternatives to drug use and more jobs. “The recent most visible signs of challenge are just the most visible tip of the terrible set of challenges that continue to run throughout our community, indeed the country,” he said. He also touched on the successes that the task force

recommendations have brought. A jobs program created by Centerstone and the Bloomington Parks and Recreation department has employed 5 people, some of whom attended the conference, to oversee operations at downtown parks. Hamilton mentioned the opioid treatment center, announced July 5, that will be coming to Monroe County. He also announced that there will be a critical summit on September 28 to address the opioid epidemic. The press conference came after dozens of overdoses and one death in the Bloomington area in the past few weeks. “Our city of compassion aches to see the human toll of these past few weeks,” Hamilton said. However, he remained firm in saying that illegal drugs and criminal activity will not be tolerated. “These behaviors have no place in our community,” he said. Emily Eckelbarger

Record number of 15 overdoses in Bloomington area over 24-hour period in June From IDS reports

The Bloomington Police Department responded to at least 15 overdoses in the Bloomington area on June 30. Most of the overdoses, which occurred over a time period from mid-morning until 6 p.m., were from

spice, a synthetic marijuana. Half of the cases occurred on the afternoon shift, which runs from 1:30 to 10 p.m. “The biggest issue that we’re dealing with is spice and trying to figure out who’s supplying it and where it’s originating from,” BPD Sergeant David Alley

said. “We’re figuring how to get it away from the streets because it’s obviously affecting the population.” Seth Hatton, 21, and Kyle Lomax, 30, were also arrested for dealing controlled substances. The two transient men were arrested on Kirkwood Avenue and Third Street,

respectively, according to a BPD booking log. One of the overdoses was potentially from an opiate. The ambulance team administered naloxone, a medication that blocks the effects of opioids, to one person. Four overdoses occurred at Seminary Park and three

of them occurred at 3:20 p.m., Alley said. Another two people overdosed at South Walnut and East Wiley streets. One occurred at the Bloomington bus terminal. Several occurred within a block of Kirkwood Avenue. All overdose cases were taken to the hospital except

for one person, who was released from the scene, Alley said. The overdoses on June 30 follow a rash of 10 overdoses and one death on June 22, breaking that day’s record for overdoses in the Bloomington area. Emily Eckelbarger

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Top Workers dismantle the signs at Yogi’s Kitchen and Tap on July 26. The restaurant’s final day of business was July 22. Right top Yogi’s announced it would be seeking a new location in April. In early July, the restaurant announced it would instead be closing its 10th Street location, officially shutting down July 22. Right middle Yogi’s employees move tables and chairs to the front room of the restaurant. Restaurant personnel said they hope to sell the bulk of Yogi’s furniture, equipment and dishware. Right bottom Assorted equipment inside the closed restaurant. Management indicated that the closure was partly to avoid hiring new employees for the fall who would eventually lose their jobs.

Yogi’s Kitchen and Tap closes indefinitely From IDS reports

Yogi’s Kitchen and Tap, which opened on 10th Street in 1992, closed indefinitely on July 22 after announcing the closure less than a month earlier. The news of the closure came less than three months after Yogi’s management announced that the restaurant would look for a new location and the current property would be purchased by IU. The restaurant originally intended

to find a new location by August 2018. Now, with IU’s fall semester beginning, the restaurant’s management has closed indefinitely and helped existing employees find new jobs, rather than hiring the new staff needed to operate during the school year. “Today on staff I have 48 people,” general manager Paddy Cullen said at the time of the announcement. “I have six who are not 100 percent locked in

somewhere new.” Yogi’s would usually double their staff to operate during the school year, he said. In the wake of the news that the restaurant would close, local Bloomington businesses reached out to help. Quaff On!, Upland Brewing Company and The Chocolate Moose were among the restaurants that within three hours of the announcement had contacted the Yogi’s staff to wish them well and

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“We still haven’t found a location that works both geographically and financially. We’re going to wind it down. We’re going to take all of the actual Yogi’s assets and we’re planning on putting that in to storage. We’ll see what happens. Paddy Cullen, Yogi’s general manager

about opening a second Yogi’s location, may eventually help in bringing the restaurant back, Cullen said. While management continues to consider the restaurant’s future, he said

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Roadwork rework Monroe County granted $10.5 million for roads and bridges From IDS reports

Monroe County will receive nearly $10.5 million in funding as part of the Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative. Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness announced a $4.7 billion, five-year plan for spending on Indiana roads and bridges July 13, according to a press release from the governor’s office. The initiative will resurface approximately 10,000 lane miles of pavement and repair 1,300 bridges. Funding will also be directed toward the I-69 project. The five-year plan, which contained construction plans for preserving existing roads and bridges, finishing current projects and investing in Indiana’s transportation system, will be part of a longer 20-year plan. Monroe County will receive just over $1 million in its first year of funding, beginning in 2018. The county will use the funding to target 79 lane miles and two bridges. Construction projects on State Roads 37, 45 and 46 will run from 2018 to 2020. Morgan County, which contains part of Section 5 of the I-69 project, will receive $287 million as part of the initiative, according to the release. I-69 Section 5, which contains 21 miles of State Road 37 from Bloomington to Martinsville, will be addressed by the new initiative. $56.3

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within reach. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Peace and quiet soothe and satisfy your urge for private contemplation. Review your priorities. Avoid traffic or fuss and lay low. Consider options and opportunities. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Public obligations interfere with private time. A group effort requires your participation. Speculate and brainstorm. New possibilities stretch old boundaries. Dress up the presentation. Gemini (May 21-June 20) —

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

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1 Heckler’s array 6 Slender woodwind 10 Crony 13 Taxpayer’s dread 14 With 24-Across, Chilean poet with a Nobel Prize 16 Suffix with Vietnam 17 *One may follow the wedding dress 19 Total 20 Drunk 21 Pontiac that was Motor Trend’s 1968 Car of the Year 22 Orchestra overseer 24 See 14-Across 26 Places for holsters 27 Swedish pop quartet 30 Arnold’s crime 33 Stand for a photo? 36 Evaluation for a would-be painter 38 Got together 39 *Avant-garde 41 “The guy over there” 43 Makes harmonious 45 Frightens 47 “Whoa, bro!” 49 Tiny branch 50 Feudal drudge

Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 9 — Adventure calls. Arrange connections ahead of time. Investigate and study a subject of your fascination. Museums and historical sites feed the obsession.

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Today is an 8 — Work takes priority for the next few days. A career opportunity reveals itself. Assume more responsibility, and the outcome is better than expected.

52 Low-risk govt. securities 55 Strategy 58 Granola morsel 59 27-Down user’s need 62 Master 63 Familiar slogan ... or, based on its last word, what each answer to a starred clue is? 66 Every one 67 Poetry Muse 68 __ Hebrides 69 Knight who played a newsman 70 Food-growing prefix 71 Checked out before a heist

DOWN 1 Quick punches 2 Currency since 1999 3 Cut and paste, e.g. 4 Freed (of) 5 Put on, as a play 6 Decide not to join 7 Trivia night locale 8 The Affordable Care Act became law during it 9 “On the Waterfront” director Kazan 10 *Westminster’s top canine 11 Take by force 12 Floor models

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15 __ of a kind 18 P.O. box item 23 Horse’s hoof protection 24 Afternoon rest 25 Makes use of, as experience 27 Bread box? 28 La __ Tar Pits 29 *Harsh and wintry 31 Off-rd. transports 32 Pedometer unit 34 Taxing task 35 Reject as false 37 Luau torch type 40 Attended without a partner 42 Chinese menu abbr. 44 Heaviest U.S. president 46 Extra NBA periods 48 Joyful shout 50 Mar. 17 figure 51 “Guitar Town” rocker Steve 53 Strike gently 54 Guiding principle 56 Zamboni’s milieu 57 “Fame”-ous Irene 59 Harsh reviews 60 “That makes sense” 61 Stereotypical Geek Squad employee 64 WNBA position 65 Genetics lab subject

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In celebration of their 75th anniversary, the Monroe County Airport sold tickets for flights on a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor airplane. The plane is maintained by volunteers.

Monroe County Airport celebrates 75 years By Alison Graham akgraham@indiana.edu | @alisonkgraham

Bruce Payton remembers the exact day the Barefoot Bandit stole a plane from the Monroe County Airport. “July 4, 2010. Not that it’s indelibly inscribed in my mind or anything.” Payton, the airport’s director, remembers almost every detail of the story. How many planes did he steal? Five. What time did he take off from the airport? 6 a.m. Where did he crash land? Right off the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. The fugitive had almost 70,000 supporters on Facebook who were cheering him on, and the story was already on the national stages before he stepped foot in Bloomington. “The media made him the hero,” Payton said. “And of course they did. It’s a great story, my God it’s an incredible story.” Payton, who has been airport director since 2000, has seen the airport through dozens of threats. The airport celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and Payton marks his 30th

year working at the airport next year. He’s seen the good and the bad. And the Barefoot Bandit was one of the worst. The local police came to the airport June 30, 2010, to tell Payton they believed the Barefoot Bandit, a 19-year-old kid named Colton Moore, was in Bloomington. Moore had been working his way across the country from Washington for about two years — stealing planes, cars and yachts to travel thousands of miles. Along the way, he would break into houses to collect supplies. During one stop in an airport hangar, he left chalk footprints showing his bare feet and from then on was called the Barefoot Bandit. Local police had found a car that had been reported stolen in another state. Monroe County Airport was a perfect target for Moore, so they wanted Payton to be aware and ready. On July 4, Payton and his wife were taking a drive and stopped at a restaurant near Lake Monroe for lunch. Payton’s phone rang. An airplane was missing from the hangar and the emergency locator

traced it to the coast of the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas. “My only thought was, ‘That little SOB got us.’” Payton called the police and they found that Moore had pried the doors open to several hangars to find just the right plane, one that matched the aircraft seen on Microsoft Flight Simulator, where Moore had taught himself how to fly. Later, they found video footage showing him taxiing the plane onto the runway around 6 a.m. As soon as he had enough daylight to see the trees, he took off. It was about 30 minutes before the airport’s air traffic control tower opened for the day. When Moore crash-landed in a mangrove orchard in the Bahamas, he stole a Cadillac Escalade and then a yacht. Police finally tracked him down a week later. They chased him, shot off the engines of the boat and arrested him. A few weeks later, airfield crews found an iPod on Monroe County Airport’s property. Payton charged it up in his office and discovered that it was Moore’s after he found downloaded

Youtube videos of how to fly small aircraft. He turned it over to the FBI, who searched the grounds and found Moore’s campsite in a small grove of trees on the corner of the property. He had stockpiles of food, blankets, money and a stack of Forbes magazines. After erasing the data from the iPod, the FBI returned it to Payton, who still has it in the drawer of the desk in his office. “Maybe one day I’ll get to see if he’s interested in having it back,” he said. “I’d like to offer that personally to him.” * * * Payton himself doesn’t fly planes. He completed the training and only had to pass the test, but after working for the airport for almost 30 years, he developed other interests — mainly guitars and motorcycles. “For me, flying was like a mailman going for a walk,” he said. “It just didn’t have the same appeal.” SEE AIRPORT, PAGE C8

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Life on the Ssese Islands Looking at the lives of residents on Uganda’s HIV-stricken islands

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Top Left Children on the Ssese islands often help their families by carrying items and raising animals. It is a 3 mile walk from their homes to the downtown area. Top Right Nkugwa Godfrey makes blocks for a house on June 3 on the Ssese Islands. Godfrey came to the islands in 2004 from Masaka, a large town in the central area of Uganda, when environmental changes ended his fishing career. Bottom Left Fishermen on the Ssese Islands fix the net for raising small fish on June 3. Tilapia is the main local food source on the island. Bottom Middle A group of local men play cards on June 3. Bottom Right Gwynneth Hurley, right, a vistor from the United States, interacts with the local children on the Ssese Islands on June 3.

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» AIRPORT CONTINUED FROM PAGE C6 Payton started at the Monroe County Airport as a member of the airfield maintenance team in 1978. He had previously owned a restoration shop, but trying to support his family with it proved difficult. He saw an opportunity at the airport and took it. He was still able to do some restoration work, but also plowed snow, mowed grass and kept up the airport’s grounds. In 1982, Tom Boone took over as airport director. Several years into his 18-year tenure, Boone asked Payton to be his assistant director. Payton received years of business philosophy from Boone, who Payton said taught him how to plan ahead, live within budgets, cut costs and be more cost effective with the airport’s daily operations. When Boone retired at the end of 1999, Payton was ready to take over. He’s been airport director ever since. Besides the Barefoot Bandit, Payton has seen the airport through many different, sometimes dire, situations. One of his biggest projects was repairing a massive sinkhole that developed along the airport’s only runway. In May 2011, Bloomington had 11 inches of rain in one weekend. When the crew came out for the daily airport inspection, they saw sinkholes forming right along the runway. “We were bringing aircraft the size of a 757 in for athletic teams,” Payton said. “In my mind, all I could envision was them touching down and collapsing the runway.” Payton and the airport sprung into action. They called geotechnical experts and worked to repair the holes and create a drainage system under the land holding up the runway. The $10 million project was completed in just over two months in 2014.

The money took away from a massive development project Payton had planned on the southwest side of the airport, where they wanted to open corporate hangars to attract more businesses to the airport. Attention has shifted again, but this time to a 55acre field on the north side of the property, which Payton said is the most developable piece of land the airport will probably ever have. They’re focusing in the next year or two on making it available for aviation. Most of the airport’s new developments are being focused on business aviation, Payton said. The goal is to bring more and more business operations to the airport, which will bring more jobs to Monroe County. Bringing a legacy of business aviation will take time. Payton thought about retiring once he hit 40 years at the airport, but there are too many projects he wants to see through. “After 40 years you want to be known for more than a sinkhole or Barefoot Bandit, right?” * * * One of Payton’s favorite phrases is one he heard long ago from someone in the aviation industry: “If you build a mile of highway, you can go one mile. If you build a mile of runway, you can go anywhere.” And Payton wants to open Monroe County up to the world. He believes there is no thriving city without a thriving airport, and he makes that case year after year to the Federal Aviation Administration, the Monroe County Council and the county residents. “We built the airport to be attractive and the front door to our community,” he said. “We’re the first location in Monroe County people

will see and the last as they fly out. So we want it to look good and be welcoming.” And the focus is on business, which is the direction many regional and community airports are moving, said Dan Hubbard, senior vice president of communications for the National Business Aviation Association. During the recession, big airlines withdrew their services from a lot of communities across the country, Hubbard said. Without this service, airports had to look elsewhere. “They recognize the airport could be an economic asset to the community,” Hubbard said. “So who would it be good to attract to the airport? They often feel like having business aviation activity at the airport could be beneficial.” And that’s the direction Payton and the team at

the Monroe County Airport plans to move. Over the next few years, the airport will be working on developing land for hangars so companies can locate their operations on airport property. “We’ve developed this airport and we still have a long way to go,” Payton said. “Now, we have the facility that is capable of attracting high quality businesses.” In business, time is money. And the Monroe County Airport is working to help businesses get their products and executives off the ground. Being centrally located, major cities along the east coast are only a short flight away. Directing business development and managing the day-to-day operations will be Payton’s focus for the rest of his time as director. “If you don’t have a viable aviation facility,” he said, “your city isn’t going to be a

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Top The 1929 Ford Tri-Motor flies over Bloomington. The plane was destroyed by a wind storm in the 1970s and was almost entirely rebuilt. Bottom Volunteer pilot Tom Leahy (left) and co-pilot Adrian VanLeeuwen get the plane ready for takeoff. For the 75th anniversary of the Monroe County Airport, they offered the opportunity to purchase a ride on the plane.

vibrant city.” Monroe County Airport is battling to be viable. The airport’s staff has seen a lot over the past 75 years: stolen planes, elderly couples driving down the runway, the

only plane hijacking in Indiana and devastating crashes. “We’ve had heartbreaking moments,” Payton said. “And we’ve seen a lot of changes over the years. But it’s all part of the big picture.”

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Instagram • Twitter • Facebook @mygracebaptist Wednesday: 10 a.m. & 7 p.m. Sunday: 10 a.m. & 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9 a.m. Grace Baptist Temple is located a short distance from the IU campus. We are starting a student ministry, please come by for a visit. Our people will treat you like one of the family! Jose Esquibel, Senior Pastor Wesley Phillips, Children's Pastor Gail Lobenthal, Administrative Assistant Susie Price, Preschool Director

University Lutheran Church & Student Center 607 E. Seventh St. (Corner of 7th & Fess) 812-336-5387 • indianalutheran.com

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The Open Door 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. 812-332-6396

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Inter-Denominational Redeemer Community Church 600 W. Sixth St. 812-269-8975

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Assembly of God Highland Faith 4782 W. St. Rd. 48 812-332-3707

highlandfaith.org Facebook • @highland.faith Wednesday: Bible Study, youth group, girls only & royal rangers – 7 p.m.

Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

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All Saints Orthodox Christian Church 6004 S. Fairfax Rd. 812-824-3600

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

Vineyard Community Church

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Bloomington Baptist Church 111 S. Kimble Dr. 812-332-5817

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Latter-day Saint Student Association (L.D.S.S.A) 333 S. Highland Ave. 812-334-3432

studentview.Ids.org/Home. aspx/Home/60431 Facebook: Bloomington Institute and YSA Society lds.org Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. We have an Institute of Religion adjacent to campus at 333 S. Highland Ave. {behind T.I.S. bookstore). We offer a variety of religious classes and activities. We strive to create an atmosphere where college students and local young single adults can come to play games, relax, study, and associate with others who value spirituality. Sunday worship services for young single students are held at 2411 E. Second St. a 1 p.m. We invite all to discover more about Jesus Christ from both ancient scripture and from modern prophets of God. During the week join us at the institute, and on Sunday at the Young Single Adult Church. Robert Tibbs, Institute Director

Presbyterian (USA) First Presbyterian Church 221 E. Sixth St. (Sixth and Lincoln) 812-332-1514 • fpcbloomington.org

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

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We are a community of seekers and disciples in Christ committed to hospitality and outreach for all God’s children. Come join us for meaningful worship, thoughtful spiritual study and stimulating fellowship.

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Fellowship, service, growth and worship are foundations to building loves that reflect the image of God, in Christ Jesus, empowered by the Holy Spirit. Join us for traditional Sunday morning worship and a more contemporary Thursday evening service. Free home cooked meal Thursday at 6 p.m. Don Pierce, Pastor Kent LeBlanc, Pastor

Non-Denominational Sherwood Oaks Christian Church 2700 E. Rogers Rd. 812-334-0206

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Ukirk at IU is a Presbyterian Church for all students. Andrew Kort, Pastor Kim Adams, Associate Pastor Katherine Strand, Music Director Christopher Young, Organist

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

Facebook: Hoosiercatholic Twitter: @hoosiercatholic Weekend Mass Times Saturday: 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. (Spanish), 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m. (During Academic Year) Korean Mass 1st & 3rd Saturdays, 6 p.m.

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Redeemer is a gospel-centered community on mission. Our vision is to see the gospel of Jesus Christ transform everything: our lives, our church, our city, and our world. We want to be instruments of gospel change in Bloomington and beyond.

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University Lutheran Church (U.Lu) is the home of LCMS U at Indiana, the campus ministry of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Students, on-campus location, and our Student Center create a hub for daily, genuine Christ-centered community that receives God's gifts of life, salvation, and the forgiveness of sins through Jesus Christ.

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Sunday: 11:15 a.m. @ The Buskirk-Chumley Theater 114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

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Connexion / Evangelical Community Church 503 S. High St. 812-332-0502

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St. Paul Catholic Center is a diverse community rooted in the saving compassion of Jesus Christ, energized by His Sacraments, and nourished by the liturgical life of His Church. Fr. John Meany, O.P., Pastor Fr. Patrick Hyde, O.P. Associate Pastor & Campus Minister Fr. Joseph Minuth, O.P., Associate Pastor

United Methodist Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church 100 N. State Rd. 46 Bypass 812-332-5788

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Unitarian Universalist Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington 2120 N. Fee Lane 812-332-3695

www.uublomington.org www.facebook.com/uubloomington Sundays: 9:15 a.m. & 11:15 a.m. June & July Sundays: 10:15 a.m. A liberal congregation celebrating community, promoting social justice, and seeking the truth whatever its source. Our vision is Seeking the Spirit, Building Community, Changing the World. A LGBTQ+ Welcoming Congregation and a certified Green Sanctuary. Reverend Mary Ann Macklin, Senior Minister Reverend Scott McNeill, Associate Minister Orion Day, Young Adult/Campus Ministry Coordinator


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henever somebody famous dies, there’s almost always a cultural rediscovery of their work as the living shamble en masse to consume whatever art they created. It’s a collective grieving process as much as it is a way to memorialize the departed and prove to ourselves that art can transcend death. George A. Romero, father of the modern zombie movie, died July 16, in Toronto. His death followed “a brief but aggressive battle with lung cancer,” his family said in a statement. He was 77. In the hours and days following his passing, what we’ve seen hasn’t been so much a rediscovery of his films, which include 1968’s “Night of the Living Dead” and 1978’s “Dawn of the Dead,” but the continuation of an ongoing cultural fascination with zombies. With shows like AMC’s “The Walking Dead” and blockbusters like 2013’s “World War Z” dominating television and film today, we’re only now starting to see the pay-off of Romero’s work. Even though he practically invented anatomically-correct gore, the most vital bits of Romero’s films have always been their brainy and ever-mutating subtext. His films helped the zombie movie shamble beyond the drive-in circuit because his take on the undead — slow-moving, brain-dead and all-consuming — is an endlessly rich allegory for American life. The US was three years into the Vietnam War when Romero shot his black and white debut outside of

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David Emge plays a zombified helicopter pilot in “Dawn of the Dead” (1978), Romero’s second film.

Pittsburgh on a budget of $114,000. One of the first dominant visuals following the opening credits of “Night of the Living Dead” is an American flag waving in the graveyard as the siblings Barbara and Johnny Blair pass through to lay flowers at their father’s grave. America and its body count was on Romero’s mind, and his zombies — the first of which stumbles along as the Blairs are heading back to their car —

look a lot like us. “I took them out of ‘exotica’ and made them neighbors,” Romero told NPR of his approach to the monster in 2014. It was also a time of domestic unrest, with race riots raging in cities across the country. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis while Romero was driving across the East Coast with a copy of the film

in his trunk, searching for a distributor to hand-deliver it to. At the film’s conclusion, Ben — played by Duane Jones — a survivor and one of the first black men in a starring role that wasn’t specifically written for a black man, is killed by a white deputy mistaking him for a zombie It was an era of arbitrary and senseless violence, and the boogey-men responsible were neighbors and politicians. In some ways the world was a different place in 1968, and in other ways it wasn’t that much different from today. Romero’s next film, “Dawn of the Dead” would go on to critique capitalism. The zombies of the first film, generally dressed in funeral clothes and presumably fresh-out of the grave, were replaced by “everyman” zombies clad in street clothes and drawn even in death to the places that mattered most to them in life, in this case, a shopping mall. As mindless violence dealt the final death blow in “Night of the Living Dead”, it’s the infighting among the mall’s survivors after they’ve already run the zombies out that’s their ultimate undoing. Roger Ebert, who’d been disturbed by the first film’s violence, called its sequel “one of the best horror films ever made” in his Chicago-Sun Times review. The rest of Romero’s films, released about once every 10 years, would use their undead hordes to critique other SEE ROMERO, PAGE D6


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Part Spielberg and part Miyazaki, ‘Okja’ is a triumph The headlines about “Okja,” Netflix’s new original movie, focus more on how it will turn your stomach than touch your heart. “‘Okja’ Just Might Convince You to Go Vegetarian,” the Hollywood Reporter wrote, while IndieWire published the account of a slaughterhouse visit that (briefly) made director Bong Joon-ho into a vegan. It’s true that vegetarians and vegans will probably come out of the movie feeling virtuous about their dietary choices. It’s difficult not to when the antagonist is a meat-production corporation intent on slaughtering your protagonist. But first and foremost, “Okja” is a story about the bond between a girl and her pet who just happens to be a mutant pig-thing destined for eventual slaughter. It’s the age-old battle of innocence and earnestness against corporate profit margins — “E.T.” with a supermarket slant. In Bong’s vision of 2017, Lucy Mirandos, played by Tilda Swinton, wants to change the world. She’s created a brand-new type of livestock, called super-pigs, and plans to ship them off to farmers all around the world, where they will live for the next 10 years, grow, and eventually return to New York for a sort of pig beauty pageant. The goal, of course, is to hype Mirandos’s new line of super-pig meat products. One of the super-pigs — the titular Okja — makes its way to Korea, and in the span of 10 years grows into an occasionally flatulent,

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but ridiculously endearing creature, beloved by her keeper’s granddaughter. Mija, played by Ahn Seo Hyun, carries most of the movie through her palpable bond with the CGI creature. When the Mirandos corporation inevitably repossesses Okja, Mija makes her way first to Seoul and then to America to find and recover her friend before it’s too late. Of course, she can’t do it alone. The Animal Liberation Front, a radical group of masked do-gooders, have

a plan to bring Mirandos’s plans crashing down. They just need Okja to do it. Led by Paul Dano, who brings a mostly-subdued rage to the cause, the ALF is intensely empathetic and well-intentioned, but thwarted by issues with communication and differing credos. Swinton, in her second collaboration with Bong, brings out the tiny shades of gray in her character’s vision. Feeding the world requires slaughtering animals, true, but she’s also created a race of animals

with a smaller carbon footprint than cattle or sheep. Many people who choose a vegetarian or vegan diet do so out of concern for meat production’s effect on the environment. In that line of reasoning, Mirandos’s super-pigs are actually a boon — a way to reduce that strain without also reducing meat consumption worldwide. The moral here is more about mindless consumption than it is meat in general. Mija and her grandfather consume fish and chicken,

which they catch or raise themselves, and one member of the ALF who starves himself to maintain a low carbon footprint takes a well-meaning lifestyle to an unfortunate extreme. Okja’s time under Mirandos’s thumb certainly takes a dark turn. Young children lured to the movie because of its cuddly animal heroine may be scarred by what Okja finds inside the walls of Mirandos’s meat factory. “Okja” contains too much raw emotion to be purely satirical or to fall

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completely under the heading of social criticism. It succeeds as a movie because of the strength of its performances, not any infallible creed about life as an herbivore. The movie makes us care about a CGI pig. Whether it has any lasting effect on the lives of real ones remains to be seen. ahalliwe@umail.iu.edu @Anne_Halliwell

Emmy nominations fail to catch up to ‘peak TV’ The 2017 Emmy Nominations began July 13 with a slew of technical difficulties and livestream failures, which, in retrospect, were a foreboding indication of the mostly underwhelming and occasionally upsetting choices to come. Critics and television reporters took to Twitter immediately to bemoan the middlebrow tastes of the Academy and mourn the acclaimed performances that were overlooked. The show on most critics’ lips was HBO’s “The Leftovers,” which having finished its third and final season is considered one of the best dramas in television history. It would be difficult to find a “Best TV of 2017” list that doesn’t include “The Leftovers,” but it would be even more difficult to find someone on the street who watches or has even heard of the show. So what gives? Are critics out of touch with what the public — or even the more TV-literate Academy — wants

to see? Or is more critically acclaimed television like “The Leftovers,” “Legion” and “Twin Peaks,” which wasn’t eligible this year, just too dense and hard-to-follow for the common TV viewer? The answer is probably neither. For better or worse, this divide between critical favorites and nominated shows may just be a product of the “peak TV” era where there are too many great shows on premium cable and streaming services and too little time to watch them all. It’s not just audiences who can’t keep up with each new buzzy series — TV critics faced the same problem this spring, when acclaimed shows like “Fargo,” “American Gods,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Veep,” “The Leftovers” and many more all aired in April — potentially the new “awards season” for the Emmys, based on the fact that many of those shows saw multiple nominations on Thursday. On the bright side, this year’s Emmys were the most diverse class in history for the

Kate Halliwell is a recent graduate in journalism.

third year running, which signals a lasting change in the TV industry. Donald Glover’s “Atlanta” scored a nomination in every possible category, and the series has a very good shot at the top comedy prize in September. If this era of peak TV continues, it seems like there may continue to be a divide between the shows that critics adore and fight for, and the ones that end up nominated for Emmys. That’s not to say that the shows nominated weren’t critically acclaimed; “The Crown,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Better Call Saul” were well-reviewed this year, as were “Atlanta,” “Blackish” and “Master of None.” The point is that “Modern Family,” “Genius” and even “This Is Us” weren’t anywhere near the best-reviewed of the year, and their inclusion, and the many underwhelming nominated performances, mark a disconnect between what critics and the TV Acad-

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Jimmy Eat World and Beach Slang play the Bluebird By Bryan Brussee bbrussee@umail.com | @BryanBrussee

When Philadelphia punk band Beach Slang opened for emo pioneers Jimmy Eat World on May 16 at the Bluebird Nightclub, ‘90s nostalgia was in full effect. “Here’s some guys you said I look like,” Beach Slang frontman James Alex said to the audience in a break between songs. “A happier Billy Corgan if he had hair, Robert Smith, the singer from My Chemical Romance, Beetlejuice getting married,” he listed, punctuating the last item with a windmilled guitar chord. Noticeably inebriated and wearing a torn sports jacket and bow tie, he read the names from a road-worn and tattered list, though for how long Alex had been keeping track of names shouted out at him by audience members at concerts was unclear. Beach Slang played a number of incomplete covers of ‘90s hits. Among the bands represented: The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lit and Oasis. A facsimile of Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” followed. But that song wasn’t the last time the ghosts of rock and pop past would be summoned to the stage. Alt-rock

elder statesmen Jimmy Eat World went on shortly after. Though the band played a mix of new songs from its latest record, 2016’s “Integrity Blues,” Jimmy Eat World also trotted out fan favorites culled from their two-decade career for the sold-out venue’s audience. The band’s setlist read like a list of classic alternative rock, with power ballads like “Hear You Me” mixing with radio rockers like “Bleed American,” both from the band’s 2001 commercial peak “Bleed American.” Beach Slang ended their set with self-deprecation. “You’ve survived 40 minutes of hanging out with a band you’ve never heard of before,” Alex said at the end of his band’s set before walking off stage. Jimmy Eat World concluded its considerably longer set with an encore, in which they performed a handful of their greatest hits they’d presumably saved for such an occasion. As audience members sang along to the final couple of songs, it became apparent nearly everyone at the Bluebird that night was familiar with Jimmy Eat World. Now they’re familiar with the drunken hijinks of Beach Slang, too.

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Kasey Chambers was watching “Wheel of Fortune” with her partner when she knew she’d made it in the music industry. The name of her single, “Not Pretty Enough,” which had already peaked at number 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart, had become an answer to one of the puzzles. Kasey is a singer-songwriter who performed July 21 at Bluebird Nightclub as part of the tour promoting her latest album, the sprawling, double-disc set “Dragonfly.” Her music draws from classic Heartland genres like Americana and country, even though she grew up in Australia. “Basically, I come over here and steal all of your music and pretend it’s my own,” she said. “And then I sell it back to you.” It’s a resourcefulness learned as a child raised in the Outback. During the

day, her father, Bill Chambers, would drive the family car she lived out of for 10 years across Australia’s flat, almost tree-less Nullarbor plains. At night, Kasey and her older brother Nash Chambers would listen as their father played Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Neil Young on his guitar around the campfire. During that time, folk music was all she knew. Her family didn’t have much, and there wasn’t anything else to do. “I was really only exposed to the music that my dad liked, which could have been really bad if he had bad taste,” she said, laughing. “But it became our only creative outlet.” Thirty years later, Kasey has enjoyed the kind of international success rare among Australian artists. Her solo debut, “The Captain,” went double platinum and put her on television when its title track appeared on an episode of “The

Sopranos.” Her next record, 2001’s “Barricades & Brickwalls,” went 7x platinum in Australia two years later. Australia isn’t big enough to support smaller musical genres, she said. On any given night, she might be playing for Americana fans, country music buffs or people who only know her from the radio. But it’s different in America, where crowds from larger cities are typically made up of Americana fans, Kasey said. In Kansas City, where she played the previous Saturday, members of the audience knew the words to most of her songs. “I’ve lived my whole life in Australia, but I come over here, and on stage I feel as at home as anywhere because I grew up on all this music that comes from here,” she said. “I just feel this real, authentic connection with the audience.” She said that, especially

for artists like herself who play slightly outside of genre convention, country and Americana music is more popular than ever. “I don’t know if those artists ever felt like they had a home,” she said. “They felt like outcasts a little bit. But now that we’ve got that label, Americana, we do have a home.” But Kasey has another home touring with her family. Her brother grew up to look after her as the band’s manager and producer; her mother runs the merchandising; and Kasey Chambers and her father are looking forward to touring the American Midwest in a bus. The family car is long gone. But just because she can afford a tour bus now, Kasey hasn’t grown any less thrifty. She still tries to stretch what she has. “It’s great,” she said, on continuing to make music with her family after 30 years. “They’re really cheap.”

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“Game of Thrones,” HBO’s swords-n-sex adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels, is complex, and not just in the typical way fantasy books written by people who incorporate their middle initials into their names tend to be complex. Yes, George R.R. Martin — that’s George Raymond Richard Martin — has crafted a world every bit as meticulously realized as J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth and J.K. Rowling’s wiz-

arding world, but in the wake of ancillary films that muddled the narrative waters of those two once-unstoppable franchises, it’s “Game of Thrones” that commands the most prestigious cultural cachet in 2017. People care about this show, and they do so deeply. In anticipation of the show’s season seven premier, there was a listing in the IU Classifieds from someone who was ”just tryna watch game of thrones” and was willing to Venmo anyone $5 to use their HBO NOW login credentials. Call that a sign o’ the times. But that makes me wonder,

“Why do we care?” The answer to that question is predicated on the answer to two other questions: “What is ‘Game of Thrones’ actually about?” and “What does that mean to us?” “Here’s a hot take,” Kelley School of Business lecturer Ben Storey begins. He’s wearing a “Game of Thrones” shirt that reads “I drink and I know things.” For two semesters, Storey taught a one-credit class in the business school called “From Westeros to Wall Street,” where students chose a “Game of Thrones” house and acted out scenarios to learn

business lessons and writing skills. The eightweek course derived its rules from the real time strategy video game “Europa Universalis IV.” Storey assured me earlier in the week that he’d thought deeply about the show, its connection to reality and why we care about it. He also kept Excel spreadsheets tracking each student’s progress through his class, and that alone is enough to convince me of his Greenseerlike “Game of Thrones” omniscience. “There’s a direct correlation between your age in Westeros and violent, violent unnatural death,”

he says, speaking of the show’s infamous violence and generally unpredictable character deaths. Storey lists Tywin Lannister, the callous monarch of his conniving house whose son shoots him dead with a crossbow on the toilet at the end of the fourth season and Balon Greyjoy, who is cast off a bridge by his brother at the end of season six. Both of these men are old, and both die undeniably unpleasant deaths. So far, so good. Storey also touches briefly on Ned Stark, whose beheading marks SEE THRONES, PAGE D6

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» THRONES CONTINUED FROM PAGE D5 the end of season one, and while there’s no mention of Ned’s wife Catelyn Stark and how she meets her end at the Red Wedding — a massacre in the third season that if Twitter is to be believed is only slightly less heinous than an actual real-life massacre — it’s probably reasonable to include that here as well. Storey’s point: No matter the specific details of the series’ final two seasons, Westeros will be left in the hands of the young. On the broadest scale possible, “Game of Thrones” is about the chain of succession, and it inevitably favors the young over the old. A mantra recited by the face-changing assassin Jaqen H’ghar comes to mind: “Valar morghulis” — all men must die. What Storey is telling me is, “old men must die,” and I know that the point he’s making is different from H’ghar’s, but it fits here because Storey’s point is a refinement on the show’s general thesis and I don’t know how to say “old men” in High Valyrian. Storey also draws attention to fan-favorite Daenerys Targaryen, whose arc so far has poised her to ascend the Iron Throne and bring peace to Westeros, for another reading on the show. If winning the Iron Throne really is her destiny, Storey says, then it frames the show as a study on the inevitable victory of the underclass — in the books, Daenerys is 13 years old and from the exiled House Targaryen — against the aging and corrupt political establishment. Yas kween. Er, yas khaleesi. And through that lens, lots of other young characters raging against the establishment become heroic. There’s Jon Snow, who takes up the black cloak of the Night’s Watch up north to combat the imminent invasion of the zombie-like White Walkers. There’s Arya Stark, who since losing her vision in

season five has trained as an assassin and just recently began committing highprofile murders. And then there’s Lyanna Mormont, a relatively new character and one of the first people to support Jon Snow’s new coalition. Storey assures me that “she’s a super young little girl who is a badass.” And that same attitude also drives the show’s more sympathetic villains, Storey says. Bronn of the Blackwater is a trumped-up sellsword uninterested in much beyond his next paycheck. Sandor Clegane, a knight disillusioned with chivalry in service of House Lannister, at one point utters the proto-punk credo: “Fuck the Kingsguard. Fuck the city. Fuck the King.” Johnny Rotten would be proud. How these arcs inform the show’s meaning is a different question that’s largely dependent on how the final two seasons play out, but Storey points to Littlefinger, the self-made lord who’s crept his way up the ladder of succession since the earliest episodes of the series, as the best indicator we have right now for guessing what the show will ultimately end up saying about the quest for power. There’s two ways that his character arc can go. Being an almost entirely self-made lord lacking traditional connections and relationships, his ties might eventually betray him, and as a result he could die like so many others have across the show’s previous six seasons. “If that’s the way he dies, then his story arc will be about the backlash of traditional values against the charlatan, the carpetbagger, the upstart,” Storey says. And then there’s the other option. Littlefinger’s gambles will pay off, and he’ll ascend the Iron Throne as its other two obvious successors — Daenerys and Jon Snow — are off fighting the White Walkers beyond the Wall. That would make Littlefinger, not the White Walkers, the

final hurdle that the show’s heroes must face, and if that happens “Game of Thrones” takes on a different meaning. It goes from being about how honor and nobility will triumph over amorality to illustrating the futility of war, Storey says. This ending is depressing, but it’s the most inline with what we know about Martin’s beliefs: In the midst of the Vietnam War, Martin applied for and obtained conscientious objector status. So why does the struggle of the young against the old and whatever political commentary it might serve make 8.9 million people tune in to watch dragons and olde tyme sex on premium cable? It’s the violence. “I think that with all of these adult shows where we have morally ambiguous characters solving problems through violence, there’s a part of our psychology as human beings, as a society, that really does believe that violence can solve problems,” Storey says. “I think that’s at the root of the popularity of violence in general. We see violence as a tool. Maybe Martin’s trolling us, maybe everybody who sees violence as a way of solving problems is going to be killed. I don’t know. But so far it seems like violence is the solution.” That also makes violence at least a partial answer to the question of “Game of Thrones’”s success, and it makes sense. It feeds the moral ambiguity of the show. Last season saw an 11-year-old girl feed a man a meat pie made out of his three dead sons, and we cheered for it. Moral relativism is all around us. We don’t live in a black and white world, we live in a world where Donald Trump is president, Storey tells me. Moral shades of gray are in our government, the media and now in our sexy cable TV dragon fantasy series. This is what makes “Game of Thrones” complex, this is what makes “Game of Thrones” interesting and this is what makes “Game of Thrones” worthy of Venmo-ing someone $5 to watch.

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Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea star in “Night of the Living Dead” (1968).

» ROMERO CONTINUED FROM PAGE D1 aspects of American life. 1985’s “Day of the Dead” was a scathing indictment of Cold War militarism, and Romero’s 2000s trilogy added a modern twist to the themes explored in his previous work. Romero’s last “Living Dead” project was the 2014 Marvel comic book series “Empire of the Dead,” which introduced vampiric politicians. Even though he’d been discouraged by Hollywood’s increasing reluctance to finance his small budget zombie films, Romero never lost his black sense of humor. In his Hollywood absence, a new breed of director rose up to reinvent the genre for different times. Danny Boyle’s 2002 film “28 Days Later” fed on anxieties over biological warfare and the SARS outbreak in China earlier that year. AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” an adaptation of Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, uses its characters to examine our fundamentally violent Id and broadcasts the results to 18.8 million viewers with each episode, as it did on average in 2016 according to Nielsen. Sometimes it feels like zombies are so popular that if an outbreak actually happened, we’d all be pretty well-prepared with the requisite chainsaws, sawed-off shotguns and crowbars. Which begs the question, with

zombies more popular than they’ve ever been, what do they mean to us now? There’s an answer that think pieces and YouTube blogs point to over and over again, and it goes like this: Zombies are dumb, and they mindlessly follow the horde. They don’t so much think as react to whatever is in front of them, and they move slowly and clumsily. If you’ve ever found yourself bumping into something while walking and looking at your smart phone, you see where I’m going with this. Mike Rugnetta, who runs YouTube’s PBS Idea Channel, makes the argument that zombies might represent a fear of losing ourselves completely to technology, and he’s just one of many in the hive-mind. There’s an interesting flipside to that argument. The survivors of a zombie apocalypse could also represent us in the wake of massive technological upheaval. Chuck Klosterman, writing for The New York Times, makes the argument that getting through daily life is not unlike struggling to survive a zombie apocalypse. “Battling zombies is like battling anything ... or everything,” he writes, and while that’s a bit vague, it also makes complete sense. Sometimes working a job can feel like conquering a never-ending onslaught of individually manageable but collectively insurmountable tasks; surviving a zombie

apocalypse mostly involves killing one slow-moving, easily bludgeoned zombie in an otherwise unstoppable horde after the other. In both cases, it’s the bigger picture that’s overwhelming and the individual tasks that are mind numbing. Released in 2004, this is what Edgar Wright’s “Shaun of the Dead” understands. One of the few new zombie movies that Romero enjoyed, it mixes legitimate gut-spilling horror with droll comedy to explore how actual people familiar with zombies would react. We’d try to find to our loved ones, and we’d probably do anything to survive, even if that meant slinging slabs of Prince vinyl at backyard zombies. It predated the era of smart phones, but it paints a picture of the zombie apocalypse that’s still completely relatable. “Shaun’s” zombies are scary, but also not completely unmanageable. At times killing them is just a chore. They represent modernity. Or maybe that’s overthinking it. Maybe without the clear symbolism Romero animated them with, zombies, in all their corpse-y glory, might just represent our oldest fear: death — that elemental force that shambles slowly but surely after everyone. We’ve lost a profound talent in George Romero. But his vision lives. bbrussee@umail.iu.edu @BryanBrussee

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Artist displays stone carvings at the Venue Emily Eckelbarger eaeckelb@umail.iu.edu @emecklebarger

Sidney Bolam was working as a part-time portrait artist and illustrator when she realized she no longer connected with those mediums. After having children, Bolam searched for a medium that she could work with around kids. Paints were too messy. For a while, she dabbled in making toys, but that didn’t satisfy the itch either. “I was feeling really lost and empty as an artist,” she said. Then, she began working with James Connor, a Brown County artist who introduced her to limestone carving. Something clicked. “I loved every minute,” she said. “I liked it more than I ever did with painting.” Thus began Bolam’s love affair with limestone. Bolam is a limestone carver from Brown County with her own studio, Bohemian Hobbit Studio. Her small, natureinspired pieces are making limestone carving accessible to Indiana limestone enthusiasts. “I’ve always been kind of fascinated with limestone,” Bolam said. “Even if you leave it alone, it sculpts itself — all those different layers of destruction and creation.” She feels limestone all around her, she said — the bed of southern Indiana limestone underneath her feet, the limestone carvings by local artisans that can be found on the streets of Bloomington and the limestone that built faraway cities like Chicago and New York, she said. Bolam thinks of the ancient connection too, like the limestone in the pyramids and classical Greek buildings. “Everywhere there is limestone, people carve it,” she said. “But Indiana limestone is special.”

Bolam starts transforming a piece of limestone by sketching with pencil or chalk and then creates a rough outline with a Dremel, a handheld rotary tool. Using a pneumatic chisel, she removes any unwanted materials, working in a relief method. Finally, she uses the Dremel tool again to give the piece further detail. Unlike many limestone carvers, Bolam works on a small scale. Many of her pieces can be held in two hands. Working on this scale has allowed her to fill an untapped niche, she said. The small size of her work has also allowed many people to be able to own their own piece of local limestone culture, Dave Colman said. Colman is the co-owner of The Venue, where Bolam’s art was displayed all June. Colman extended the

length of Bolam’s exhibit after visitors responded positively with sales and feedback. Customers resonate with the local nature of Bolam’s work, Colman said, but also with the “touch of infinity about them.” “There’s a sense of immortality in these carved stones,” he said. “If you buy one of these pieces, you know it’s going to stick around.” Such is the duality of limestone, Bolam said. “It’s soft enough to carve, but it will last forever,” she said. Her carvings are labors of love. Kept outside by the messy nature of stone carving, Bolam bundles up in the winter — she swears by the woolen Norwegian long underwear she received as a gift — and lathers up with sunscreen in the summer to keep at her craft. If she didn’t cover her

hair to protect it from the dust, she said, it would turn to cement. She describes the process as physically exhausting, working at it for a couple days before taking a few days off. “You have major jelly arms when you’re done,” she said. But she and many other stonecarvers work through the intense conditions. Southern Indiana is home to a vibrant limestone carving scene. In June, the Indiana Limestone Symposium sets up in Ellettsville. Limestone carvers of all experience levels have congregated at the Bybee Stone Company since 1996 to collaborate and explore the art of limestone carving. Bolam hopes to attend the symposium next year and expose herself to the knowledge and experience of other limestone carvers.

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Top Sidney Bolam’s work frequently features nature. “I’m the type of person who finds a lot of resonance in nature,” she said. Bottom Sidney Bolam carves pieces from limestone, frequently drawing inspiration from nature or history. Her work was displayed locally at The Venue in June.

In the meantime, she continues to draw inspiration from the art and nature all around her. It’s hard not to be inspired, she said, by the “shock and awe” of Indiana nature, like the snapping turtles, cicadas

and mummified birds that she stumbles across at her home in Brown County. “Living in Indiana shaped who I am,” she said. “There’s just something about the humble beauty of Indiana.”

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Above Karli Mccleery hands a piece of pepperoni pizza from Bucceto’s Smiling Teeth to a customer. Bucceto’s, along with Pizza X and Mother Bear’s Pizza, sold pizza to patrons at Taste of Bloomington on June 17. Top left Sharon Mutuma buys a pork belly taco from The Crazy Horse. The Crazy Horse was one of the many Bloomington restaurants featured at Taste of Bloomington. Left Chocolate truffles from The Olive Leaf sit on trays for the Taste of Bloomington. The store specializes in oils and balsamic truffles.

One cast performs two shows at IU Theatre By Clark Gudas ckgudas@iu.edu | @This_isnt_Clark

Comedy and romance collided all July at the WellsMetz Theatre. Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and Jane Austen’s “Persuasion” were produced and performed by the same cast and crew as part of IU Summer Theatre. The back to back shows went into rotation July 7, and ran until July 22 and 23, respectively. When considered back to back, the plays offer surprising parallels, actress and professor Jenny McKnight said. “Watching them is a treat and a fantastic way to learn

more about these worlds and the many ways in which the stories and characters still delight modern audiences,” she said. Undergraduates and professional actors were brought together to rehearse and prepare two audience-ready productions in only three weeks. “It’s great training for our students,” said Jonathan Michaelsen, Department of Theatre and Drama chair and director of “Love’s Labour’s Lost.” “Audiences can come see one show, then come another night and see a completely different set, different costumes, but the same actors

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