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Vandalized gravestones face legal questions Vandalism on campus Mike Girvin, manager of Campus Division, said major vandalism is not usually a problem on campus, besides the continued disappearance of the Showalter Fountain fish and occasional spray paint.

Dunn Cemetery history Between 1855 and 1905, the IU Board of Trustees worked to secure farmland from the local Bloomington Dunn family. But the family provided provisions regarding the family’s burial grounds, which were included in the trustees’ purchases. The University was required to build around the cemeteries.

BY MARGARET ELY mcely@indiana.edu

Early in the morning of Sept. 4, ¿ve gravestones in Dunn Cemetery were knocked down by vandals. A month later, what University of¿cials are calling the worst damage to the historic site to-date has yet to be ¿xed. While a police report was ¿led and those in charge of campus facility maintenance have begun restoration plans, the University’s responsibility for the graveyard is still under review. “Usually cemeteries have superintendents,” said Mia Williams, director of landscape

architecture for the University Architect’s Of¿ce. “I honestly don’t know who’s in charge. Some have been repaired before. Campus Division has ¿xed them in the past.” Williams met with Campus Division — the of¿ce in charge of ground repair and upkeep — to discuss the restoration. Williams said she has contacted a local stone restoration ¿rm, but no time-table has been set for the completion of repairs, and she is still waiting for the estimated cost. The ¿rm, she said, must come to campus, assess the damage and begin on-site work. “It was vandalism of the

worst kind,” she said. “It was defenseless.” But does the University have a legal obligation to ¿x the stones? Between 1855 and 1905, the IU Board of Trustees worked to secure farmland from the local Dunn family in order to create what is now a 1,933 acre campus. But the family provided provisions regarding the family’s burial grounds, which were included in the trustees’ purchases. The private land at both locations are for descendants of SEE GRAVES, PAGE 6

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A tombstone lies tipped over and broken Monday in Dunn Cemetery. University officials are not sure if either Campus Division or the University Architect’s Office is responsible for repairs.

IUSA Congress to vote on nominee BY ALEX BENSON alebenso@indiana.edu

Who would have thought the Mexican drug war would have any effect on the IU Student Association? Mikaela Shaw was set to go to Mexico when her study abroad program was cancelled because of security issues. She in turn accepted a year abroad program in Spain, a decision that forced her to resign from her IUSA Supreme Court justice seat. Her resigMichael Coleman IUSA President nation led to IUSA President Michael Coleman going against a 10-year precedent of the Court nominating its own justices. Instead Coleman pushed the approval of his own nominee. Shaw submitted her of¿cial letter of resignation Monday. Today, IUSA congress will vote on Hannah Kinkead, Coleman’s nominee, to be selected as a Supreme Court justice. Last Tuesday, Coleman rejected the Supreme Court’s nominee, Matthew Bower. Coleman and Supreme Court

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Breaking the silence Students, survivors gather to honor victims, listen to stories BY THOMAS MILLER thommill@indiana.edu

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QUICKIES News in a jiffy

Verizon to refund millions of dollars Verizon Wireless said Sunday it will pay up to $90 million in refunds to 15 million cell phone customers who were wrongly charged for data sessions or Internet use. This is one of the largest-ever customer refunds by a telecommunications company. THOMAS MILLER | IDS

2 Israelis convicted for using boy as shield An Israeli military court convicted two soldiers Sunday for using a 9-year-old Palestinian boy as a human shield by forcing him to check bags for explosives in Israel’s 2008-09 Gaza war. The court said the Israeli soldiers had taken part in an operation to seize an apartment building while being attacked by Hamas fighters.

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ABOVE A woman listens as another tells her story of sexual assault during the Take Back the Night public speakout Monday at the Monroe County Courthouse. FAR ABOVE Mimi, a victim of sexual assault, tells her story during the Take Back the Night rally. TOP RIGHT A shirt telling a story of violence and sexual assault hangs in Dunn Meadow. RIGHT Middle House Crisis Intervention Coordinator Tina Cornetta speaks to the crowd during the speakout at the courthouse.

here were pictures.” “He was my stepfather.” “I don’t want to make this a big deal.” One by one, on the steps of the Monroe County Courthouse, they told their stories. The ¿rst Take Back the Night was a response. In 1975, microbiologist Susan Alexander Speeth was stabbed by a stranger late one night on the way to her Philadelphia home. The event was organized in her honor, and for the past 34 years, men and women have gathered together at marches, rallies and walks, sometimes through hostile territory, drawing attention to the survivors and the victims. For more than 10 years, the IU community has participated in Take Back the Night. Some years there are more people there than others, but every year there are stories. This year’s Take Back the Night was organized by the Women’s Student Association and sponsored by the IU Student Association. In the wake of two sexual assaults following the IU-Michigan football game and several high pro¿le incidents on campus throughout the past year, the campus conversation has had to change, said senior and IUSA Women’s Affairs Director Sarah Robinson. “I think it’s getting better,” Robinson said. “There hadn’t been enough conversation about it, especially not in proportion to how frequently it happens.” Robinson, who also works at the Middle Way House, an organization involved SEE NIGHT, PAGE 6

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ONLINE: MULTIMEDIA Check out a photo gallery of Monday’s Take Back the Night march, a history of the event at IU in photos and a video featuring interviews with IU Student Association Director of Women’s Affairs Sarah Robinson and President of the Women’s Student Association Jenna Graham. Head to idsnews.com/multimedia or the IDS’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/idsnews/


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EDITORS Bailey Loosemore bloosemo@indiana.edu

Meg Ely mcely@indiana.edu

Molly Johnson mopjohns@indiana.edu

Environmental effects key focus during construction projects Master plan says contracts must build sustainable, faceted design BY LINDSEY MOHLMAN lmohlman@indiana.edu

Despite the College of Arts and Sciences Themester on sustainability and the promotion of an environmentally conscious IU community, a walk around campus shows various construction projects that could ignite concern. But Tom Morrison, vice president for capital projects and facilities, said precautions are taken for all construction projects to protect the surrounding environment as part of the campus master plan that outlines various goals for IU’s future. “Our master plan for IU Bloomington is infused with issues of sustainability,” Morrison said. “Within that, we maintain that all construction projects must develop an environmentally sustainable design that has a number of facets to it.” Bill Brown, director of the Of¿ce of Sustainability, said his

of¿ce also monitors the effects of construction. “We’re involved with construction projects from the start,” Brown said. “I sit in on the design and construction meetings for new projects. The University now requires all new buildings to be certi¿ed green buildings.” Morrison said this certi¿cation comes from IU’s commitment to the International Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. A multitude of components that go into the buildings are evaluated and scored, which ranks buildings in the program at various levels of prestige based on environmental effect. Morrison said all projects must be at least at the silver level. He also said the possibility exists for reaching LEED Gold with the University Information Technology Services’ new Cyberinfrastructure building, which is being constructed with environmentally-conscious materials. “All the things that you could imagine in a building that’s environmentally friendly, we’re trying to achieve with that building,” Morrison said. Brown said there are 11

A club of one: Fashion Law Club searches for additional members IDS REPORTS

While many college students may opt for a knockoff designer purse instead of spending the money on an authentic one, sophomore Katherine Lessing, founder of the newly formed IU Fashion Law Club, said this is a violation of the designer’s intellectual property. “We see girls step on the bus all the time with their fake Louis Vuitton’s,” Lessing said. “We wouldn’t copy a book so why should we copy fashion designs? But knockoffs and counterfeits do exactly that.” The emerging legal specialty of Fashion Law deals with copyright and trademark law, business law, licensing, textiles and merchandising. As a transfer student from IU-Purdue University Ft. Wayne, Lessing was surprised to hear that IU did not have a fashion law club already in place. “Looking into fashion law can really be interesting,” Lessing said. “I think it would be really cool if we had a fashion law club here because then our school would be among the ¿rst schools to have one.” Lessing said she plans to get people involved in studying fashion trends and the legalities behind the designs of high-fashion brands. “My goal would be to have a group of guys and girls that could take trips to talk to fashion lawyers in order to

IU FASHION LAW CLUB CALLOUT WHEN 9 p.m. today WHERE East Lounge of the Indiana Memorial Union

learn more about the industry,” she said. However, Lessing is not the only student embracing the new legal specialty. Fordham University’s new Fashion Law Institute in New York is the ¿rst among its kind. Supported by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the New York institute will specialize in educating its students about fashion-related legal issues. Though Lessing is currently IU Fashion Law Club’s only member, she said she is planning on having callout meetings Tuesdays, including one at 9 p.m. today in the East Lounge of the Indiana Memorial Union. She said she also encourages interested students to e-mail her at klessing@indiana.edu with any questions. “From our closets to design studios, fashion law surrounds us,” Lessing said. “I am really excited about starting Fashion Law Club at IU and I hope that everyone can get involved.”

projects, either new construction or renovations, currently seeking certi¿cation from LEED. “The new buildings on campus are having as low impact as possible on the environment because they are certi¿ed green buildings,” Brown said. “Because they’re certi¿ed by a third party, we know we’re doing the things we need to be doing.” But, creating green buildings is just part of the environmental effect of construction. The Bloomington University Master Plan — a 10year construction plan created in March 2010 — also addresses the landscaping and preservation of trees. Brown said projects such as restoring the Jordan River and increasing the tree canopy are priorities. Morrison said an arborist on staff for construction projects evaluates which trees are the best to work around, and that trees lost to major construction are replaced — sometimes with more than previously existed. “We’re very careful about what trees we work around,” Morrison said, adding that part of the master plan is to plant 12,000 trees on campus within

“The idea is how you can make construction have as little impact as possible on the environment. Campus in the future will be much more dense, have much fewer parking areas, but there will be more trees and green spaces.” Bill Brown, director of the Office of Sustainability

the next 10 years. Brown said with a growing population, construction is inevitable, but IU is handling it in an environmentally conscious way. “The idea is how you can make construction have as little impact as possible on the environment,” Brown said. “Campus in the future will be much more dense, have much fewer parking areas, but there will be more trees and green spaces.”

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Hip-hop planet Langston Wilkins, Dr. Cheryl Keyes and Dr. Fernando Orejuela discuss hip-hop and the message it conveys at the Fear of a Bleak Planet talk on Monday at the Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center. Fear of a Bleak Planet is part of Themester, a semester long series of events based on educating students about sustainability.

Marching Hundred hopes for $25,000 in Hawaii Five-O theme song contest BY CLAIRE WISEMAN clwisema@indiana.edu

Watch CBS’s Hawaii FiveO next Monday, and you might see a few familiar faces. Voting ended Monday for CBS’s Hawaii Five-O Marching Band Mania Contest, and the IU Marching Hundred is still in competition for a $25,000 reward. The Marching Hundred expects to be noti¿ed of their status by the end of the week. The contest included submissions from 41 university bands across 33 states. The wining entry will win not only a cash reward for their band program, but also airtime during the Oct. 11 episode of the show. Participants were invited to submit a video showing their own interpretation of the show’s award-winning

theme song. “It was just really fun to play my mellophone in my swimsuit, which I’ve never done before,” sophomore Paul Reinhart said. The Marching Hundred’s two minute video is laced with Hawaiian Àare. Band members and RedSteppers morph into beach wear halfway through the performance, and the RedSteppers’ perform a surf-style dance to the music. Despite the lighthearted atmosphere of the video, Reinhart said he thought the band’s submission was a cut above. “Ours stands out, primarily because of the music,” Reinhart said. Reinhart said it was also nice to step outside the realm of normal performance. “It was really fun to actually have some competition because typically the college bands are

just about supporting the football team and entertainment,” he said. Senior and drum major Tonya Mitchell said the experience meant more than the potential for extra cash. “It kind of uni¿es the marching band world,” Mitchell said. With so many bands submitting videos, Mitchell said, the contest is a great way for the Marching Hundred musicians to see the performances of bands across the country. “It was a nice break from just constantly marching around on the ¿eld,” Mitchell said. The band now performs Hawaii Five-O at football games, adding a new song and new formations to their repertoire. Mitchell said this makes the experience worthwhile even if the band doesn’t win. For Band Director Dave

Woodley, the experience was a rewarding one. “It was just fun for everybody to participate as a team, to do this very unique thing as one big group,” he said. Woodley said a win in the contest would mean good things for the Marching Hundred. The majority of the money would go into purchasing new band instruments, but a portion would be used to throw the band a party during their road trip to Washington, D.C. for the Penn State-IU football game. Woodley said he plans to continue to participate in similar contests as long as the band has enough time in its busy schedule. “The kids here are so talented, and they’re such good students that we can put anything together musically in short period of time,” Woodley said.

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Former CIA agent to share views of War on Terror, controversy FROM IDS REPORTS

John Kiriakou, a 14-year veteran operative of the Central Intelligence Agency, will share his views on the CIA’s War on Terrorism today in the Indiana Memorial Union. Kiriakou, who co-authored the book “The Reluctant Spy: My Secret Life in the CIA’s War on Terror,” worked for the Agency as a senior operations of¿cer from 1990 to 2004. He led a team that successfully captured Abu Zubaydah, a senior member of Al-Qaeda, in 2004 during an exhaustive mission in Pakistan. Kiriakou was caught in a controversy after he admitted in a 2007 interview on ABC News that the CIA had used waterboarding as a means to

interrogate terrorists. But in his book released early this year, he acknowledged that he was not sure if waterboarding was involved in the interrogation of Zubaydah, because he was not there. Since stepping down from the CIA, Kiriakou has worked in several industries, and now he is a senior staff member on the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. Kiriakou has also appeared as a guest expert on many public affairs shows and given his view on counterterrorism in the Middle East and other interrogation issues. Kiriakou will discuss the issues at 7 p.m. today in Alumni Hall. — Kevin Wang

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IU’s Underwater Studies Department is one of the oldest college underwater science programs in the country. Divers from around the nation, including students from coastal states such as Florida, come to the Department of Kinesiology to bene¿t from the acclaimed program. One of the founding fathers of the program, professor Charles Beeker, took what was originally a simple SCUBA diving certi¿cation course through the School of Health, Physical Eduction, and Recreation and transformed it into a full-Àedged major in 1984. Beeker is known for his work in many countries, including the Dominican Republic, where he made the discovery of the Quedagh Merchant ship owned by the pirate Capt. William Kidd. Students on this path can join Beeker and his crew on expeditions in the Caribbean, practic-

ing their diving skills as well as learning about nautical history and anthropological research. Graduate student Anna Rogers used her work at the Capt. Kidd site to research a cannon recovered from the ship. With the skills she learned through the underwater archeology major, she could tell what materials the cannon was made from, how old it was and what effects marine life had on it. Students in this major gain a varied academic experience by mixing science studies with social and historic studies. Some students take Geology 341, which focuses on the history of coral reefs and how humanity has affected their environments. Graduate student Jessica Keller is thankful for her experience. “IUUS’s program has shaped my academic college career and has let me do things I’m really passionate about,” Keller said. IUUS is also involved with the Individualized Major Program,

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and one of the newest additions is a major in marine biology. Like the underwater archeology major, marine biology majors take an underwater focus in marine life. They work toward ecologic conservation of marine animals by understanding current conditions in open waters and how they might be affected. The ¿rst graduate of the program, Josh Stewart, was awarded the title of Our World-Underwater Scholarship Society’s 2010 North American Rolex Scholar. The scholarship allows him to travel around the world. “Our program is growing each year to the point that we have many students on the waitlist,” said diving safety of¿cer and graduate professor Nicole Weigand. Weigand is happy to see students getting involved with IUUS and believes that anyone who is interested in seeing what SCUBA is like, no matter their major, should get involved some time during their college career.

WHAT IS THE METZ CARILLON TOWER? WHAT IS IT? The tower, named for Dr. Arthur R. Metz, who founded the Metz Scholarship program in 1955, is an instrument that features 61 cast bells, each with a special inscription. The bells range in weight from 27 pounds to more than three tons. WHY SHOULD YOU CARE? Each Friday during the school year, the tower features a concert with the bells. Last year, the Spring Recital for the Jacobs School of Music took place at the Carillon. MORE INFO: The tower is located at 17th Street and Jordan Avenue. BRUCE CARVER | IDS

Sustainability Council, IUSA campaign for greener campus Fund requires 10,000 signatures, provides option for donations BY CLAIRE WISEMAN clwisema@indiana.edu

Attempt number three at creating a Sustainability Fund will require 10,000 student signatures in one semester. This year, through a partnership with IU Student Association, members of the Student Sustainability Council hope to collect enough

signatures to place a voluntary donation for the fund on IU’s class registration website. Previously known as the Green Initiative Fund, the Student Sustainability Council represents “green” student interests to the Of¿ce of Sustainability and promotes communication between student groups. Members of the council are students who represent a variety of campus groups. All proceeds would bene¿t Student Sustainability Council initiatives, said Jacob Bower-Bir, graduate student and Student Sustainability Council co-chairman.

Bower-Bir said donations would allow the sustainability council to expand and pursue projects, such as solar panels and bike rack installation on campus. “The student population in general is contributing to what is probably the single most important problem of our generation, and of course future generations, given the nature of the problem,” he said. Bower-Bir said the council also hopes to give students an opportunity to express dissent for the fund through forums and other public venues. Freshman Anne McDougall said she hadn’t heard of the

Sustainability Fund campaign. “I’m not sure how effective the check box might be, since in general opting out gets more people than opting in,” McDougall said. However, McDougall said she thought sustainability was an important campus issue. Bower-Bir said he hopes that making the Sustainability Fund an IUSA platform issue will help launch the initiative in a more effective way. The two groups have encountered problems in the past, Bower-Bir said, because the B-town administration chose to pursue the issue without Student Sustainability Council support.

However, Bower-Bir said current IUSA President and senior Michael Coleman has done a “tremendous job” of rectifying the situation and respecting the council. “The new IUSA administration is certainly more amenable to this issue than in the past,” he said. IUSA Chief of Sustainability and junior Ian Kaelble said the signature campaign and fund will allow students to show support for campus sustainability projects. “It shows that the student body cares about making IU a more sustainable place,” Kaelble said.

Kaelble said volunteers will be collecting signatures Mondays and Thursdays outside Ballantine Hall, as well as visiting residence halls and greek houses. Kaelble said a new electronic signature collection system — currently awaiting approval by the Registrar — could also help the project succeed. If accepted, a portion of the signatures would still have to be physically collected by volunteers, Kaelble said. “The key to getting signatures is just the fact that people know what’s going on,” Kaelble said.

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EDITORS Brooke Lillard blillard@indiana.edu

Vince Zito vjzito@indiana.edu

Study results leave experts still questioning if prayer heals BY MARY KENNEY mskenney@indiana.edu

The healing power of prayer is a tenet of many world religions including Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Now, empirical research might indicate that prayer could play a role in the medical ¿eld. Candy Gunther Brown, IU associate professor of religious studies, worked with colleagues in a study in Mozambique and Brazil to measure the effects of prayer on patients suffering from visual and audio problems.

Patients came to Brown’s team and were given tests to measure their sight and hearing. The patients were prayed for and encouraged to pray for healing. After a period of time, the patients were given the same assessments by Brown’s team. “One of the distinctive things about our study was that we did not rely on self-reports,” Brown said. The amount of change Brown’s team saw was surprising. “Even though we had a relatively small number of sub-

jects, the results were large and consistent enough that they are statistically signi¿cant,” Brown said. Dr. John Peteet, an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is one of the critics of the study. He said the results of Brown’s study are still preliminary because no effects were found for the results and there was no follow-up. “Other research suggests that prayer in medical settings is very common, and experienced by pa-

tients as helpful,” Peteet said. “I don’t think we know enough about what these ¿ndings mean to say yet what they imply for medical staff.” Rev. Bill Breeden of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Bloomington said although Unitarian Universalists have their own beliefs about prayer, there is a common prayer in the church’s services. “I can only speak for myself,” Breeden said. “I think prayer is important not because of who is listening, but because of who is

praying.” Brown said no one should draw the conclusion that prayer needs to be added to medical care. She said it is rare that a study is conclusive, and this one is no exception. “It’s not appropriate to draw religious conclusions from empirical ¿ndings,” Brown said. “It’s an indication that further studies should be done.” Peteet said personally, he believes that some prayers for healing are answered by whoever they are addressed to.

“There are psychological reasons such as suggestion and caring that probably account for some effects, but the ¿ndings in this study don’t seem so easily explainable on this basis,” Peteet said. Prayer can often unlock healing in one’s body, Breeden said, whether or not any deity hears it. “Prayer is an expression of our deepest joys and sorrows and, as such, has therapeutic values regardless of whether or not anyone else is listening, be they human or other,” Breeden said.

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Should there be satellite voting in Monroe County? The lights they are a-changin’

Yes, there should “Voter turnout was massive on campus in 2008, and the only logical reason anyone would stand in the way of it this time is party loyalty. The money is already there. The issue is absolutely and undeniably partisan. It’s no coincidence that the head of College Republicans is against satellite voting. It makes me sick how afraid they are of a true and fair election. They can’t take away my vote, so they took away my ballot box instead.” -Nicholas

“Voting should be made as easy as possible for people. This isn’t only for students. Faculty would also use the IU site. As an IU student I can tell you that I have no idea where the Curry Building is or where Morton Street is. Does this mean that I shouldn’t be able to vote? NO! In 2008, Democrats and Republicans came together to get satellite voting. Now the Republicans are afraid that some people won’t vote for them, so we shouldn’t make it easy for them to vote.” -Easy Access = Freedom

“The County Council had already approved the funding for the satellite voting sites, so making a claim that there is not enough money is completely false. Clearly, early voting on campus is extremely important because it allows students, faculty and staff the flexibility to vote when it is convenient for them. Every U.S. citizen has the right to vote and there is no reason why it should be difficult for a citizen to exercise this right.” -Dan

No, there shouldn’t “If you can’t vote on Super Tuesday then just do absentee like I do. No need to pay for another temporary government job. Democrats just can’t energize their base to vote one day a year.” -Steve

“Voting is already ridiculously easy. If going to one of the current voting locations is too much trouble for you, then don’t vote — you’re probably an idiot. If you truly have an impediment to showing up to a poll, then vote absentee.” -Rufus

“Let’s keep one thing in mind: There are places in the world where people have to dodge bullets and bombs to get to their polling places. Go visit Tehran or Baghdad and see how easy voting in those places is. I have nothing against student voting, but I have a huge problem with students wanting the voting system to bend over backward to make it easier for them.” -Alumniinohio

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Monroe Co. seeks to extend early voting poll hours Voter accessibility still debated BY MARY KENNEY mskenney@indiana.edu

Voter accessibility has been the hot topic for the Monroe County Election Board this fall, and partisan views continue to generate heated debates. Satellite voting sites were shot down by the board in three separate meetings, and the new topic for debate is an extension of hours to vote early in the Curry Building. One of the reasons the board rejected satellite voting sites was because voters can vote early in the Curry Building at 238 W. Seventh St. The Curry Building is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. It will also be open until 8 p.m. on Oct. 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 and Oct. 30. The board has recently discussed extending these hours to evenings and weekends. Democrat Jan Ellis, election board chairwoman, said the current hours make it dif¿cult for those with 9-to-5 jobs to vote early. Republican Jim Fielder, also an election board member, said he wanted to wait to see the turnout of the extended hours on Oct. 8 before deciding whether to extend hours regularly. “It’s hard to understand not setting evening voting hours from the beginning,” said Rick Dietz, Monroe County Democratic Party chairman in a press release. “Indiana is widely recognized as having some of the most restrictive election day voting hours in the nation.” Republican Steve Hogan, Indiana House of Representatives candidate for District 60, criticized Democrats for using voter accessibility debates for political gain.

“Indiana is widely recognized as having some of the most restrictive election day voting hours in the nation.” Rick Dietz, Monroe County Democratic Party chairman

He said Republicans are by no means against voter accessibility and want a good turnout as much as Democrats. He said there are many opportunities to vote early and on election day. Justin Kingsolver, IU College Republicans president and IDS columnist, agreed with this during the last debate of satellite voting sites. He said that he has registered 200 voters for November. But Ellis criticized Republicans for limiting accessibility. She said rejecting satellite sites and extended hours will reduce the number of voters. “They say they want to provide voter access, but they are not doing it,” Ellis said referring to Republicans. “They are actually refusing to take measures that would.” Dietz said this issue should not be sparking the same level of partisan debate that satellite voting did. He said board members do not need a test to determine whether extended hours would be an ef¿cient change and that Fielder, who also serves as Monroe County clerk, should extend the hours now. “It’s time to cut through the Tea Party rancor and do what’s best for Monroe County,” Dietz said. “If we can’t do that with satellite voting. ...then at least we should have regular evening hours for early voting.”

Bloomington maintenance worker John Wilbur wraps new Christmas lights around a tree Monday near the Monroe County Courthouse. The city performs maintenance on the lights every year. This is Wilbur’s second time replacing the lights.


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EDITORS Zach Ammerman zammerma@indiana.edu

Stephen Hammoor schammoo@indiana.edu

GUEST COLUMNIST

C O N S E R VAT I V E M A N I F E S T O

AFRICA IS NOT A COUNTRY

Finding support

President in our midst?

Out in South Africa

The death of a college student with a promising future is always a tragic event. It leaves us all feeling vulnerable. When that death is a suicide, the sadness and despair one feels is often compounded by a sense of DOUG guilt. And when a suiBAUDER cide is the result of an is the coordinator act of harassment, or at for IU’s GLBT the very least, an act of Student Support stupidity, the reaction is Services. one of outrage. Such was the response to the death of Tyler Clementi, an 18-year-old freshman at Rutgers University who jumped off a bridge to his death last week because his roommate secretly ¿lmed Tyler expressing his sexuality with another man and posted it on the internet. The response from the media, gay activists and university of¿cials around the country was immediate — calls for action were the order of the day. Our own Dean of Students, Pete Goldsmith, in an e-mail exchange with colleagues in the Division of Student Affairs here at Indiana University, asked the question: “Are we doing enough to support the Tylers of the world?” My answer would be probably not. Here at IU, we are proud of the various services that the campus provides for its students, including those who identify as gay or lesbian, bisexual or transgender. But are we doing enough? And what about the dozens of other students who get harassed regularly and whose death, depression or drop-out rate goes unnoticed — even on our campus? It is important for IU students to know that there IS a Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Of¿ce on this campus that provides support and information on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity, and there is a GLBT Anti-Harassment Team based in the Of¿ce of Student Ethics that provides support, meditation and intervention when a student experiences arassment or discrimination. There are also social/support groups on this campus and many other resources which one can ¿nd by logging in at www. indiana.edu/~glbt. That, of course is a start, but one small of¿ce on this campus cannot, in and of itself, deal with the debilitating impact which homophobia has on all of us. And, so, what can we learn from the most recent tragedy that involves a gay student on a campus far from IU? I would suggest, at least, three lessons. One — Invading people’s privacy is a serious issue, and in fact, can be a crime. If you’re thinking of doing something that might be interpreted as such an invasion, (and the internet is a tempting tool to use these days) you might want to think twice. How would YOU feel if someone invaded your private life in such a manner? Two — Jokes are not an excuse for stupidity. In dealing with dozens of situations over the years with the GLBT Anti-Harassment Team, I can tell you many students who get caught perpetuating some act of harassment are often quick to respond: “It was just a joke!” People who hear put-downs (That’s So gay!) and who face discrimination and who, on occasion, experience violence because of who they are, don’t usually ¿nd such actions funny. Three — Being gay is one of life’s dynamics. It’s part of some people’s identity. And despite what some laws or some politicians or some so-called religious leaders say about the issue, it is simply a fact of life for a percentage of the population and should be valued just like other aspects of a person’s identity. The most important lesson to learn from this tragedy, it seems to me, is something many of us were taught as children in our own families or faith communities. It’s the lesson of doing unto others what you would have them do to you (or in some cases, not doing to others what you would not want them to do to you). Ultimately, it’s about being sensitive to other people and taking responsibility for your own actions. It’s about growing up. It seems to me that college is a good place to do that.

they led a national Republican revolution like Newt Gingrich. It is my ¿rm belief that whichever Hoosier ends up seeking the GOP nod will be the most viable candidate to defeat an incumbent president in true Reagan fashion (with Reagan, of course, being the last Republican candidate to successfully unseat a sitting Democratic president). Mitch’s inspiring leadership has righted our ship of State — making Indiana a shining city upon a hill in a region full of defaulting or near-defaulting states — Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, the list goes on. Businesses that have consolidated their American operations, and many newly-created businesses, are choosing to locate in Indiana, putting Hoosiers to work and allowing our state to stay aÀoat during these troubled ¿nancial times. He easily ranks as the current Republican governor with the most extensive knowledge of the Washington policy process. Mike’s speeches immediately call the listener back to Ronald Reagan’s incredible way of boiling an issue down to its simplest form and convincing audiences of all political backgrounds to see the world as he did. I would put my money on Mike Pence in any debate, especially one with our teleprompted incumbent president. His following in the socially conservative community is large and continuously growing, and he has already demonstrated his excellence at standing up against, and offering alternatives to, the Obama-Pelosi agenda. His “America-First” rhetoric could restore pride in American exceptionalism, an idea that we have neglected in recent years. His present focus upon regaining a Republican majority in the Indiana General Assembly could bolster his quali¿cations even more: With a friendly state legislature, the governor will be able to ¿nalize property tax legislation, dramatically transform Indiana’s public education system and accomplish local government reform to restructure Indiana’s county and township governance. Mike Pence will continue to travel around the state and country to support conservative candidates and recapture the House in 2010. Early 2011 will shed light on his true aspirations — Indiana governor or president of the United States? In a contest between Mitch and Mike, the true winner will be the state of Indiana. I, personally, am ready to go to Iowa for either of them.

Because of the tremendous position our great state enjoys when compared to others across the nation, two of our elected public servants have been receiving substantial presidential buzz — Gov. Mitch Daniels and Rep. Mike Pence. But how are Hoosier Republicans supposed to choose between these two outstanding men, who have each served our state and JUSTIN nation as warriors KINGSOLVER in the conservative is a junior majoring movement? in political science For me, at least, and international the choice would be studies with LAMP. nearly impossible. Gov. Daniels — a graduate of Princeton and Georgetown, a former corporate executive at Eli Lilly and the former chairman of the United States Of¿ce of Management and Budget — has a resume rivaling the best of the GOP contenders for our 2012 nomination. His performance as governor is one that primary voters in Iowa and New Hampshire will be calling for come late 2011: he turned a state with a weighty budget de¿cit into a sustainable budget surplus, he took on teachers unions to ensure a “students-¿rst, teachers-second” approach to education and he attracted private sector jobs by transforming our state into a business-friendly economic development zone. As the House Republican Conference Chairman — the third ranking member of the GOP in the U.S. House — Pence has led the GOP minority in Congress during the past two years in united opposition to Obama’s health care reform legislation, the stimulus package and the cap-and-trade tax. His commitment to conservatism, even in the face of a Republican president who sometimes deviated from his conservative values, won him the praise of Human Events, the Weekly Standard and conservative talk radio hosts across the country. He also recently placed ¿rst in the presidential straw poll at the Value Voters Summit, due in part to his unceasing social conservatism and advocacy for issues of faith and life. But what will the Republican primary voters in the early states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — desire in their presidential nominee? Neither Pence nor Daniels are as pretty as Sarah Palin, nor do they possess her nationwide name recognition and web of endorsements in key primary states. Neither possesses the self-¿nancing capabilities of Mitt Romney, nor have

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Gay marriage is legal in 10 countries, including South Africa, but still not in the United States. Yes, South Africa, the country that used to be ruled by apartheid, state-enforced segregation of racial groups. Even they have legalized gay marriage. Why haven’t we? Four years ago, on Nov. 30, 2006, THERESE South Africa beKENNELLY came the ¿rst counis a junior majoring try in the Southern in history. hemisphere to legalize same-sex marriages. Since then, many gay couples from all around the world have Àocked to this exotic getaway to tie the knot. South Africa has a sense of intrigue for many Westerners. Many vacation there to spot wildlife, watch a World Cup match and even to have their same-sex wedding ceremony. In addition to legalizing samesex marriage, South Africa also outlawed discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation and afforded homosexual and heterosexual individuals the same rights to adoption and military service. These critical changes occurred because of the diligence of organizations like The Gay Association of South Africa and the Rand Gay Organization during the 1970s. However, these changes have not come silently or without protest from many vocal heterosexual South Africans. Prior to South African’s new constitution in 1996, engaging in homosexual acts was illegal, as it still is in many other parts of Africa South Africa has made great strides in the past decade toward curbing prejudices of any kind against others. Here is a country that has had probably one of the worst histories of equality, and yet now it is really living up to its human rights charter. In this post-apartheid era, they have vigilantly fought to end inequality based on race, creed, gender or sexual orientation. I applaud them for their efforts. Though these drastic changes in terms of laws are great steps in the right direction, by no means do I think the situation for the gay community in South Africa is perfect. Their struggle for equality has only just begun. More than 3,000 gay couples

have had marriage ceremonies in South Africa, according to a recent article in the Cape Town Journal. Many of these marriages reÀect relationships where foreigners were involved. This shows that though gay marriage is legal, being gay in South Africa, especially outside the big cities, is still considered pretty taboo. There are also many very vocal critics of the bill, most notably South Africa’s current president, Jacob Zuma. This also suggests that gay rights in practice have a long way to go. Though a law allowing gay marriage and providing for gay rights is wonderful, it is far more important that these words are implemented in the everyday lives of South African citizens around the country. South Africans still have much more to do, especially in rural spaces, but they have come so far already, and they are trying their best to change the mindsets of people. In the past few months, Americans have spent a great deal of time debating same-sex marriage. Many people are letting their religious views get in the way of what should be universal American views. This has caused many tragedies, most notably in recent weeks with the death of young gay individuals like Tyler Clementi from Rutgers University and Raymond Chase, a 19-year-old from Rhode Island. We cannot continue to allow bullying and marginalization of homosexual individuals to exist in this country. America was founded on the basis of equality. We, like South Africa, have made a lot of mistakes in our pursuit of life, liberty and happiness for all Americans. But now is our chance to show what we are really made of as a country. We, the freedom ¿ghters, must ¿ght for equality for our own gay citizens here in the United States. We need to follow the example of South Africa. Maybe we should take a hint from South African Judge Edwin Cameron , who said the de¿nition of marriage should be altered to read: “Marriage is the union of two persons to the exclusion of all others for life.” Whether you are in Johannesburg or Bloomington, you deserve the right to marry whomever you love. E-mail: tmkennel@indiana.edu

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Vote ‘no’ on property tax cap WE SAY a constitutional amendment to cap property taxes statewide would damage and limit local communities. Researching candidates’ positions isn’t enough to make you a responsible voter. Before you go to the polls this November, you should take the time to consider the implications of at least one of the amendments on the ballot. If adopted by voters, the constitutional amendment to cap property taxes would permanently limit lawmakers’ ability to alter the property taxes to meet different communities’ needs and provide the sort of basic services that hold a community together. Institutions such as schools, law enforcement, libraries, parks and ¿re¿ghting all suffer when they don’t receive adequate funding, and all of them rely on property taxes to cover their operational costs. Already, basic services have been negatively impacted by Indiana’s 2008 law that limited property taxes. The Wall Street Journal reported that Indiana cities have already begun laying off police of¿cers and ¿re¿ghters in anticipation of the amendment

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being passed. Despite the fact that an estimated 64 percent of Hoosier voters support the amendment, there are at least two reasons why the Editorial Board encourages voters to decide to vote down the amendment. First, as State Senator and Senate minority leader Vi Simpson, DBloomington, told the Wall Street Journal, the amendment is being approved before legislators, and voters have an opportunity to fully appreciate its effects. Even Hoosiers that ultimately support enshrining property tax caps in the state’s constitution should take a few years to examine the effects of the 2008 law. The current law can be altered relatively easily if it is judged to have negative effects. Its best elements can be preserved and its defects discarded. An amendment can only be appealed through monumental effort on the part of our government of¿cials, something we all know they’re not very good at.

Second, limiting property taxes is at its heart a way of abdicating to regressive tax policies. To compensate schools for their funding losses under lower taxes, the Indiana legislature simultaneously raised sales taxes to 7 percent from 6 percent. And when the sales tax failed to generate suf¿cient funds, Gov. Daniels had to order schools to cut spending by 300 million dollars. Less public services and a tax burden shared less equitably do not promote robust communities and equal opportunities. Capping property taxes is simply too drastic an approach to take, and one that has too negative of an impact on local communities’ ability to provide basic government services like schools, libraries, parks, and road construction. These are among the most basic of things that a government does for the people that it serves. Instead of taking a drastic, practically irreversible, step of amending

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the constitution to permanently cap property taxes, we should turn to innovative public policy that keeps communities affordable while allowing them to provide the services that made them attractive to residents in the ¿rst place. One alternative to setting statewide property taxes uniformly low is to vary tax rates by the number of years the homeowners have lived in the home. By taxing new residents at a higher annual rate of the home’s value, we can make sure we don’t allow the tax burden to drive people out of their homes while funding necessary public services. That’s the sort of legislative solution that makes communities viable. Of all of the choices you will be asked to make this year on election day, the one that will have by far the most direct impact on your local community will be how you vote on the property tax amendment. Make the right decision for your community and vote ‘no.’

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Q&A with IU recruit Gary Harris The men’s basketball program welcomed many of the state’s top recruits at Saturday’s football game. IU men’s basketball beat reporter Greg Rosenstein caught up with shooting guard Gary Harris, Rivals.com’s No. 24 overall player in the class of 2012. IDS How was your time in Bloomington? Harris I had a great time with everyone on Saturday. Unfortunately IU couldn’t win, but it was still a fun game to watch.

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Marchers chant and hold up a sign during the Take Back the Night march on Monday that went from Dunn Meadow to the courthouse.

NIGHT  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 with Take Back the Night, said that the event shows campus-wide solidarity against sexual assault — an important part of preventing sexual assaults that frequently do not involve a stranger attacking a victim. Before marching to the courthouse, supporters gathered in Dunn Meadow. They mingled while singer-songwriter Tessa Wilhelm and acoustic duo Intentions to Break performed. When the music stopped, members of the Women’s Student Association introduced a series of speakers, ranging from President of Kappa Delta Laurence Cormier, assistant women’s basketball coach Amaka Agugua and Mimi. Mimi was a freshman at Butler University 30 years ago. She had rushed a sorority, and in between feeling anxious and excited about it, she had mustered the courage to ask an upperclassman to the fall hayride social. In their date before the party, he had made sexual advances toward her, and at every instance, Mimi said no. She wanted to party, she wanted to have fun, she did not want to have sex with him, she said. That date ended, and when it came time to go to the social, Mimi went with him. The party was fun. She drank, she enjoyed her friends ,and at the end of the night she went back to his dorm. There was someone else in the dorm, but it made no difference. Mimi remembered kissing him and then blacking out. When she woke up, he was on top of her, she was naked from the waste down and his friend was still in the room. Mimi Àed back to her sorority. Unable to remember the combination lock, she slept outside curled in the fetal position.

GRAVES Âť CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Eleanor Dunn, Nancy Alexander and Jane Irwin and is reserved for anyone with whom the descendants intermarry. The University was required to build around the cemeteries and not change or alter them in any way. Larry Stephens, director of IU’s OfÂżce of Risk Management — the ofÂżce providing Williams with insurance funds to Âżx the stones — said the deed written by the Dunn family states the property was given and belongs to IU. The University, he said, has felt an obligation to keep the cemetery well-maintained, and that feeling has continued throughout time. “We intend to take responsibility,â€? Stephens said. “It’s on campus. We’re in a different situation than most because of

IUSA  CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 Chief Justice Tara Maloney both said it’s not personal, it’s policy. Coleman said he is working within the IUSA constitution; however, the Court is concerned about Kinkead’s previous role with Coleman and the executive branch. Kinkead was a member of Coleman’s iUnity legislative relations team, but he said she played a limited role. Coleman said the reason he pushed for Kinkead was because

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Students listen to speeches during the Take Back the Night rally. After the rally, the group marched with their signs to the courthouse for public speeches.

“I think it’s getting better. There hadn’t been enough conversation about it, especially not in proportion to how frequently it happens.�

IDS What does it mean that IU was able to bring in so much talent to Bloomington this weekend? Harris It just shows you that they are really starting to turn things around. They are trying to bring IU back to winning ways. (IU coach Tom) Crean is doing a great job of doing it. The program is moving in the right direction. IDS When did you get to Bloomington, and what things did you

do while there? Harris We got there about 1:30 p.m. We started with a tailgate inside of Cook Hall. After we ate a little, we went down to the ¿eld at Memorial Stadium. After watching the game, I hung out with the players later on that night. IDS Which players did you hang out with? Harris I was with Victor Oladipo and Maurice Creek. I had a great time with those guys and really enjoyed myself. IDS Have you been to other football games this year during visits? If so, how did the atmosphere on Saturday compare? Harris The only other football game I’ve been to this year was the Michigan State vs. Notre Dame game. They were both great games that went all of the way down to the very end, so I enjoyed them. IDS What is your relationship with coach Crean right now? Harris We have a really good re-

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lationship. I talk to him a lot. Each time I go down there I like him even more and more. IDS What is appealing about a school like IU? Harris It’s a great school. Like I said, they are really turning things around. I can see myself ¿tting perfectly with this program, as I can with a lot of other schools. Coach Crean is also a great guy with a passion for the game. IDS Have you set any form of time-table in terms of visits or making a decision for college? Harris I’m in no rush right now in terms of making a decision. I’m just taking it slow. For more recruiting information, check out hoosierhype.com.

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Before she left the stage, she told the audience that she started having conversations with her son that no always means no. A few hours and half a mile march later, a gaggle of 20-somethings told their own stories. Some were like Mimi, out partying with their friends only to wake up to something they imagined only happened to other people. Others were victimized by grandparents or cousins or doctors. All of them carried the experience with them. When the march ended at the courthouse steps, Middle Way House Crisis Intervention Coordinator Tina Cornetta spoke about the pervasiveness of domestic and sexual abuse and the things we can do to stop it. She sat down, and then there was silence. For a while, cars passed and candles lit, and there was still silence. Sam spoke ¿rst. He was a female to male transgender, and he’d been abused by his doctor. About 18 years later, he found out that his sister had experienced the same thing. Then another man stood up, and without telling the audience who he was, he talked about something he had only spoken to a few people about. He told them that no always means no, but sometimes no means not saying yes. Jessi wasn’t a victim herself. Her older sister had been assaulted in the seventh grade, and when her sister told Jessi how painful the experience had been, Jessi didn’t say

anything. Jessi didn’t understand. Pushing through the tears and clearing her throat, Jessi told an audience of strangers that when someone you love comes to you like her sister had, you listen to them, you do what you can to not shut down. For about an hour, people like Sam, Jessi and Mimi told their stories. With monosyllabic names, or sometimes no name, they marched to the courthouse to talk to strangers about their experiences. On Indiana Avenue there were signs that read “Take Back the Night,� “No More Violence� and “Women Unite.� The speeches, the signs, the candle light vigil — it was all an effort to show support, to show solidarity. Sexual assault is an area plagued by under reporting and it’s something the organizations behind this year’s Take Back the Night deal with on a regular basis. In the end, the issue of sexual assault comes down to how each victim feels. “You can’t blame the victim for not reporting,� Jenna Graham, Women’s Student Association president, said a couple of days before the march. “One of the things that hinders a lot of people from reporting is that they know the person that attacked them.� Graham said that sexual assault isn’t something that can be stopped by blue lights, it is something that the community has to do. Bystanders have to step in, she said. As a campus, as a community, people have to stop it when they see it.

its location.â€? Stephens said IU has no policy regarding contacting family to inform them of the vandalism or to request payment for the restoration. However, based on his past legal work with cemeteries, he said in many cases it would not be unusual for families to assume Âżnancial responsibility. “If it was off campus, it may be different,â€? Stephens said. “We could go back, try to contact families, because I’m not sure if we legally have responsibility to repair them. I honestly don’t have the answer. It’s my intent to pay for it.â€? Relatives of those buried in the cemetery are difÂżcult to keep track of, Stephens said, and no real list has been maintained. The most recent Dunn Cemetery burial occurred in 2004, following the death of IU graduate Marilyn Seward Warden. Her tombstone went un-

touched last month, but her sister Doris Sewards’ did not. “It’s sad, really sad,â€? Warden’s daughter and Bloomington local Nancy Wrombleski said. “One of the graves knocked over was one of the older ones, over 100 years old. Those are harder to Âżx. At least my aunt’s is not as old.â€? Wrombleski said she received a call from her cousin, Kevin Kochery, several days after the vandalism and was unsure if the other living decedents eligible for burial in the cemetery were aware. After the restoration takes place, both Campus Division and Indiana Memorial Union ofÂżcials said security for the area will also be reviewed. “I’d like to see cameras installed,â€? Williams said. “It’s hard to believe no one heard what happened that Saturday.â€?

she was a second alternate in the Supreme Court elections last spring. “The sooner we make a decision on this, the better. Why go through the whole interview process again?� Coleman said. “It’s been my logic the whole time.� The Court has no reason to believe Kinkead will be biased toward the executive branch, but they are more concerned with the perception of bias. The Court has the ability to request Kinkead to not be included in certain issues, Chief

Justice Tara Maloney said. There has been frustration with Coleman’s â€œĂ€at-out rejectionâ€? of Bower, Maloney said. Bower was the Court’s nominee after a lengthy application and interview process. The last 10 years have set the precedent of the Court nominating a justice and the president approving the nomination. Supreme Court members want a strong Court, and having a separation of branches is an aspect of that, Ronak Shah, associate Supreme Court justice said.

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EDITORS Zach Ammerman zammerma@indiana.edu

Stephen Hammoor schammoo@indiana.edu

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“We have the ability to talk directly to them right now. We don’t have to wait for permission to let them know that it gets better.” -Dan Savage on his “It Gets Better” outreach project for struggling LGBTQ youth. Join it now at www.youtube.com/itgetsbetterproject

FRANCISCO TIRADO

ZACH AMMERMAN

DREW ANDERSON

JUSTIN KINGSOLVER

is a sophomore majoring in comparative literature.

is a junior majoring in French.

is a senior majoring in journalism.

is a junior majoring in political science and international studies with a LAMP certificate.

There is no speci¿c cure for bullying. There is no prescription for bigotry, and there is no pill for intolerance. There is no all-encompassing ¿rst aid kit to console those who suffer quietly. However, something that we can offer, in short, is our voice. In response to the recent suicides of teenagers who were harassed and bullied in their schools due to sexual orientation, outpourings from people have risen to the occasion to make sure that the devastation of these deaths are not unheard. A billboard was put up to create awareness in Greensburg, Ind. The parents of Seth Walsh are working for an anti-bullying campaign in Tehachapi, Calif. Dan Savage has initiated a YouTube channel in which hundreds are uploading videos just to offer comfort to those who struggle, boldly saying, “it gets better.” It is fair to say that in response to a crisis, only a small portion of people will have the mentality to take such public action. To ask everyone to make a poster or start an organization would simply be irrational, but there is a tendency for people to tell themselves that someone else will ¿x it. But the time for excuses has long passed.

The story I’m about to tell you is a personal one, but it is, tragically, not even close to being an uncommon one. Five gay teenagers have killed themselves in the past three weeks alone, including a 15-year-old student in Greensburg, Ind., and a 19-year-old just last Friday. This is a national problem of epidemic proportions. My parents found out I was gay in a suicide note. Needless to say, this was devastating to them and to me. After years of serious bullying in high school for being gay — despite the fact that I wasn’t even sure if I was gay yet dand wasn’t even close to coming out of the closet yet — I had developed pretty serious self-esteem and depression issues that I still struggle with to this day as a result of harsh bullying. These recent suicides point to a larger problem I experienced ¿rsthand: We have a very serious gay bullying problem in this country. I was bullied in high school for being gay. Other students would play a game where they would shove their friends into me in the hallway as a joke, as if even brushing by me in the hallway was repugnant and disgusting. On another occasion, a student

Teenagers ¿nd themselves in an ever-evolving identity crisis and adding sexuality throws fuel into the ¿re. While adults categorize this as teenage angst, the recent Andrew Shirvell scandal in Michigan reveals the online homophobia existing in the corporate world. Chris Armstrong currently serves as president of University of Michigan’s student body and is the ¿rst openly gay person to serve in the school’s history. Since being sworn in in March, he has been the target of Michigan’s Assistant Attorney General, Andrew Shirvell’s obsession. Shirvell’s strategy to “expose Armstrong’s radical homosexual agenda” became clear during recent weeks and has received national coverage. He started a blog, Chris Armstrong Watch, detailing the day-to-day actions of the student leader. Shirvell went even further by harassing Armstrong’s friends and family members, videotaping him and describing his leadership as “Nazi-like.” The absurdity is endless and yet, Shirvell still has his job. Michigan’s Attorney General, Mike Cox, has publicly criticized Shirvell’s actions to the local press, saying he was “clearly a bully” and his actions were “unbecoming.” But according to Cox, the obsession was not

While much progress has been made in the ¿ght for equality for homosexuals, the struggle is far from over. We, as college students, seldom think of ourselves as bigoted people, but for many of us (myself included), entrenched stereotypes can shape unfair opinions of people because of their sexual orientation. These often lead to tragic results, as was seen in the heartrending case of 15-year-old Indiana high school student Billy Lucas, who recently committed suicide after being taunted about his sexuality by bullies at school. As a straight member of the IU Greek community, this has become abundantly clear to me during my experience here. The terms “fag,” “homo” and “gay” are thrown around so carelessly and in such a derogatory manner that those students who struggle with their sexual identities retreat further into the closet for fear of social retribution for coming out. Enter “IU Greek Project 10.” This organization seeks to support closeted gay, bisexual and lesbian members of the Greek community as they struggle with their true identity. The introductory e-mail, sent to all members of the IU Greek system, states

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EDITORS Drew Allen roballen@indiana.edu

Nathan Hart nmhart@indiana.edu

FOOTBALL

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Colombian sophomore excels at IU

Notebook: Chappell breaks 4 IU records in Saturday game BY GEOFFREY MILLER glm@indiana.edu

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Hofstra's Amy Turner tries to pivot as sophomore Orianica Velasquez dribbles toward the goal during IU's game against the Pride on Sept. 12 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. Velasquez is second on the team's list of high scorers with five goals this season.

BY KEVIN WANG qixwang@indiana.edu

Orianica Velasquez said when she started to play soccer with her Dad as a 7 year old, she did not expect to one day play soccer and study in the United States. But for the sophomore forward on the IU women’s soccer team, soccer brought her a visa that carried her dream all the way from Bogota, Colombia to another country. Known as “Ori” by her coach and teammates, Velasquez has been a crucial offensive asset in IU coach Mick Lyon’s frontline. This season, Velasquez has scored ¿ve goals for the Hoosiers, matching her season output from last season. Growing up in a family of ¿ve in Bogota as the youngest daughter of her parents, Velasquez showed her interest in playing soccer at a very young age even though her two older sisters and mother didn’t play the sport. “I just loved soccer for whatever reasons,” Velasquez said. “My

dad used to play a lot of soccer so I played with him.” Her father, a Colombia soccer amateur who had no professional experience at all, served as a role model that would expand Velasquez’s soccer world across cultural borders. Because of a lack of female soccer players at a young age, Velasquez played organized soccer games with male players older than her. As Velasquez grew up, she kept adding to her soccer resume. She led the Bogota Girls Soccer Club to two championships and played for the Colombian U-20 National Team. She has twice made appearances on her country’s senior national team. Though Velasquez excelled in South America, she did not ¿rst consider playing soccer in the U.S. Velasquez’s Hoosier story began when Lyon Àew to Bogota to meet Velasquez and talk to her family in February 2009. Lyon said IU men’s tennis coach Randy Bloemendaal told him after a trip to Bogota that

ORIANICA VELASQUEZ Class Sophomore Hometown Bogota, Colombia Height 5’6” Position Forward

he saw a talented young soccer player. “Randy told me that he thought Ori was a tennis player at ¿rst, but Ori told him she played soccer,” Lyon said. “After watching some of her tapes, I decided to Ày down there to see her face-to-face.” Lyon said he was impressed with Velasquez’s skills and potential and wanted to have her on the squad for the next season. After going through the visa process and academic applications, Velasquez ¿nally donned her IU No. 9 jersey in August 2009. Velasquez said she selected IU partly because Lyon was the only coach that went to visit her in Columbia. Coming alone to a place that is so different from her home country, Velasquez said she was wor-

“My friends and teammates helped me a lot here. I was nervous at first because I didn’t quite understand what they say, but now I am much more comfortable.” Orianica Velasquez, sophomore forward

ried about adjusting to life in the U.S. Velasquez said the difference between Colombia and U.S. soccer is that skill sets like dribbling and other fancy moves are more welcome in her home country than in the U.S., where team play is the emphasis. “Here people play faster,” she said. “They play more organized.” Soccer was not the only thing that spelled out the difference SEE SOCCER, PAGE 11

Adding four single-game school records to his name in the offensive shootout that was Saturday’s 42-35 IU loss to Michigan meant IU senior quarterback Ben Chappell felt it physically afterward. “I was pretty sore,” Chappell said Monday. “I’m more sore today.” The result — in addition to the tightly-contested loss in which he directed 98 offensive plays and 35 ¿rst downs — is Chappell moving up in the IU career record books. Chappell began the season with the eighth-most passing yards in school history and has since moved to sixth with 5,326 career yards. Chappell passed Babe Laufenberg (4,256) and Tim Clifford (4,338) before the Akron game and needs 75 yards to pass Trent Green for ¿fth. Antwaan Randel El holds the all-time school record in passing yards with 7,469 — a number Chappell could pass in the regular season if he averaged 268 passing yards per game through the end of the season.

IU sideline showed major difference, Evans said IU senior safety Mitchell Evans noticed quite a change in the sideline demeanor for the Hoosiers on Saturday. “One thing I noticed was a big difference — a big turnaround — in our sideline. They were a lot more into the game,” Evans said. It wasn’t just players and coaches trying to pump up the crowd on critical defensive downs, either. Injured players, including Evans’ secondary teammate junior safety Chris Adkins, who is out with an ankle injury, were assisting the starters. “On the sideline, they were coming up to me and saying, ‘Hey, this is what I’m seeing out there,’” Evans said. “That’s good that the guys who aren’t on the ¿eld are paying attention and supporting the team.”

IU CAREER PASSING YARDS 1. Antwaan Randle El (‘98-’01) 7,649 2. Steve Bradley (‘83-’85) 6,579 3. Kellen Lewis (‘06-’08) 6,395 4. Dave Schnell (‘86-’89) 5,470 5. Trent Green (‘89-’92) 5,400 6. Ben Chappell (‘07-’10) 5,326

Donnell Jones remains option for IU at outside linebacker A late change in the starting lineup for Saturday’s game moved junior Donnell Jones from safety to outside linebacker when IU started the game in a nickel defense. “Going into the season, we thought that against the good spread teams where we needed more speed on the ¿eld, he’d be a good nickel man for us,” said IU head coach Bill Lynch. The position — technically an outside linebacker — allows the 225-pound Jones to utilize both his size and speed in the position. Michigan’s overall team speed ¿t the description. However, when Adkins was hurt during preseason camp, Lynch opted to move Jones back to safety and change the formation. “You’ll see him playing both the rest of the year, depending on who we’re playing,” Lynch said.

Times finalized for OSU, Arkansas State games In pair of separate announcements, a few details concerning IU’s next two games were con¿rmed. Saturday’s contest at Ohio State will be featured on ESPN and will be one of about 13 games this year to be featured in the new ESPN 3D format. Kickoff for the game will be at noon. When the Hoosiers return to Memorial Stadium on Oct. 16, their homecoming contest against Arkansas State will kick off at noon in a game televised on ESPNU.

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Hoosiers continue tough stretch with home contest against Louisville BY MICAH MCVICKER mmmcvick@indiana.edu

The IU ¿eld hockey team may be in the midst of the toughest ¿ve games on its schedule. On Sept. 24, the Hoosiers fell 1-0 to then-No. 15 Penn State despite conceding 28 shots. Two days later, IU used penalty strokes to defeat Bucknell. On Saturday, the Hoosiers fell 4-1 to then-No. 7 Ohio State. Today, IU plays another

top-10 team in Louisville, who on Saturday defeated then-No. 5 UConn, 3-2. The Hoosiers then travel to Evanston, Ill., on Friday to take on a Northwestern squad that defeated Ohio State. With such games in succession, senior goalkeeper Alex Mann said the Hoosiers cannot dwell on any result for too long. “We play Louisville on Tuesday. We have to put it behind us quick,” Mann said. “Take today,

think about it and get ready for Louisville on Tuesday.” The key to IU surviving this stretch, IU coach Amy Robertson said, is how well the team can create opportunities, namely on penalty corners. “We’re getting into our 25, and we’re not producing anything,” Robertson said. “We have to be able to draw corners. Ohio State had signi¿cantly more fouls. We need to get it into this place in the ¿eld so that

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we can create a foul so we can get a corner. “I think we got up here, but we couldn’t get in the circle. We need to get them ourselves. It’s really disappointing.” The score from the Ohio State game did not indicate how well the Hoosiers played. “We were doing a great job of possessing the ball,” Robertson said. “There was space to attack. We weren’t recognizing that and exploiting it. The difference

was, ‘Let’s get our halfbacks up wider, let’s stretch them out. But let’s shift it.’ Then we need to go forward. We need to get our forwards above the ball and moving. That’s what resulted in our goal. Unfortunately, we didn’t continue to attack enough on the spaces that we were given.” Junior mid¿elder Jacyln Milici concurred, saying the aspects the team needs to improve upon are things within their control. “We need to have some more

urgency,” Milici said. “Keep outletting and keep learning.” Fortunately for the Hoosiers, they welcome the Cardinals to Bloomington on Tuesday. “We have a great opportunity to rebound from this,” Robertson said. “We have a lot of motivation. We have two days till we’re back in the saddle. I’d rather have that than a whole week to dwell on this. If we possess the ball like we did today, we have a great opportunity on Tuesday.”


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South Jordan to broadcast for online-streaming concert BY KAYLEEN COHEN kaycohen@indiana.edu

When most students hear the phrase “intensive writing” they think of the dreadful degree requirement, adding hours of essay time onto any number of classes. When former IU students, and members of pop-rock group South Jordan were told they would be spending the next few months doing intensive writing, the connotation was completely different. “When you prepare for releasing an album, the ¿rst thing you have to do is have songs ready,” drummer Jesse Feister said. “We’ve been having intensive writing sessions almost every day, and we’ve had a couple songs come out of that we are really pretty excited about.” IU’s own South Jordan packed up and shipped off to New York for the summer where they were signed to Island Def Jam/Mercury Records, producers of artists including Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Rihanna. It was then that they set to work on their ¿rst full-length album, set to release in spring 2011.

“The last couple months have been fairly crazy to be quite honest,” guitarist and 2010 graduate Mike Chan said. “One week before graduation we were like, ‘Oh crap, we have no jobs, what the hell are we going to do?’ Pretty much two weeks later we landed the record deal and are now employed by a major label. That doesn’t happen everyday.” The group will be returning to Bloomington Thursday to perform a live broadcasted acoustic set at Farm Fresh Studios. The concert, promoted by Stickam, a live video streaming site, will be available for viewers around the world. “I think the main thing is online shows are becoming more popular,” Chan said. “It’s still a new avenue, you see a lot of bigger bands doing it, but I think it’s something that is great and could really catch on right now.” South Jordan chose this particular recording studio because of its previous support for the group. “This is a studio that is pretty important to the bands development,” Feister said. “The studio owner, Jake, was really the ¿rst person to believe in the band. He was a teacher in IU’s audio re-

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cording program, and he heard a couple demos that the guys were working on through school, and he allowed the band to come in and record the ¿rst album.” Chan and pianist and guitarist Bobby Campbell both graduated from the recording arts program this past May. It was their project demos that inspired them to create South Jordan, adding members Michael Hall for vocals, David Witucki on bass, Feister, and Eric Brengle on lead guitar. Witucki and Hall were still attending IU as of last May but have currently decided to take time off to focus on the career of the group. “This is a once in a lifetime shot,” Chan said. “School will always be there, and they can go back to school 10 years down the road and still ¿nish the remaining one or two years that they have left at IU.”

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Here for the fellas A friend sat me down the other day, and he told me my column is too girly. He said “guys can’t relate to the horridness of heels or having two X chromosomes.” He said I should try to tackle a subject about clothing for men. But here’s the thing... what do men honestly have to stress about? KEIARA I am sure CARR there is delibis a junior majoring in journalism. erate thought that goes into which pair of basketball shorts go with which ¿tted cap. The black hoodie or the gray hoodie? The IU football T-shirt or the other IU football T-shirt that still has the mustard stain from the last tailgate?

I am just kidding — sort of. I have come to realize that it is much harder to say what works for a guy because the market is so much simpler. Women have the jegging, the party cardigan, the little black dress and every in between occasion. For men, a polo is a polo, khakis are just khakis, and by George, if it’s super fancy, a tie is just a tie to most. It’s not their fault. They have grown up with moms who felt the need to dress them up in Oshkosh overalls until they were old enough to have their prom colors picked out by their date at the tux rental place. But if I had to make a few key observations for the fall time, I would say that guys who might have a presentation that calls for something a bit more formal than athletic mesh should try a cardigan over a nice crisp (warning: be prepared to maybe iron) white shirt. Or maybe if you want

to impress a date with something other than your soda can collection in the corner of your room, switch the white shirt for a ¿tted graphic tee with the cardigan unbuttoned. And since men are into utility, you can also use the graphic tee to pair with a nice zip-up hoodie, dark pair of jeans and a fresh pair of sneakers. This will give you a more relaxed, stylish look. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in college, it’s that you can’t change a man, or his Facebook relationship status, without the correct password. So if these options don’t work for you, that’s ¿ne. I can’t speak for all women, but I actually like the fact you own 30 pairs of sweatpants and only drink Dr. Pepper. Sorry ladies, but I’m here for the fellas. E-mail: kkcarr@umail.iu.edu


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that Project 10 will provide connections to counseling services and an outlet to meet with other students enduring similar struggles in the Greek community. (If you would like to ¿nd more information about Project 10, the introductory e-mail encourages students to e-mail “iugreek.project10@gmail.com” for more information). The students behind Project 10 are to be applauded, but this systemic intolerance is found across campus, not merely within the walls of fraternities and sororities. Support groups like Project 10 are found throughout campus, from OUT at Kelley to the GLBT Student Support Services. However, it takes more than student centers and support groups (though they are indubitably helpful) to combat this problem; we as a student body need to commit to changing our mindsets and our vocabulary to become more accepting. Regardless of your viewpoints on gay marriage or your faith’s positions toward homosexuality, we must take a stand

AMMERMAN » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 walked out of the classroom we were in rather than work with me during a group project. The teacher saw it and did nothing. The same student also mentioned me being dead on numerous occasions in the same class to his friends while the teacher was in the room. I’m not sure that the teacher heard him, but I do know that he knew something was going on. Again, he did nothing. I anonymously e-mailed the administration on at least two occasions to tell them that the school was not safe for gay people and that I felt threatened there. They responded by saying that my high school didn’t have a gay problem and that they treat all students the same, whether they are “Polish, white, or Asian.” Years later, the same high school that I was bullied at was embroiled in a law suit ¿led by the ACLU on behalf of a lesbian teenager who was denied approval to attend the prom in a tux. Clearly, they do not treat their students equally. These are not unfortunate, but limited occurrences that

to promote equality. I, as a conservative, Christian Republican, understand my political party and my religion’s disagreements with, or policy positions toward, homosexuality. But this is not a matter of faith or of politics; it is a matter of how we, as individual humans, treat our fellow man. Stand up against discrimination. Eliminate “fag” and “homo” from your ammunition belt of insults. Be accepting and supportive if one of your fraternity brothers, sorority sisters, family members or dorm Àoor mates decides to con¿de in you that he or she is gay, lesbian or bisexual. Small steps will overcome this endemic problem. Students across our country — from a Rutgers University student to a high school student in Texas — have been dying at an unacceptable rate as a result of bullying or taunting because of sexual orientation. If we all stand together, we can ensure a tragic story does not occur here in Bloomington.

ANDERSON » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 severe enough for employment termination because he was protected under his First Amendment rights. The facts present a clear black and white case. Andrew Shirvell, a servant to the public, carries bigoted beliefs and an agenda to harass Armstrong until his presidential term is ¿nished. Ethical boundaries are stretched and because Shirvell

TIRADO » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7 We can make a difference by simply caring. Remarkably, this is more dif¿cult for people to do than it should be. Caring, to some extent, has become unpopular. Open-mindedness is more cumbersome a task than it has ever been, and acceptance is undervalued. It is easier for us to shake off someone’s right to be in a relationship with whomever they want. Rather than reaching a hand out, we shrug away sexual

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has not acted unlawfully, he continues this slanted monstrosity. Federal action must be taken. In early 2009, Representatives Linda Sanchez (D-CA) and Kenny Holshuf (R-MO) introduced The Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act, making any form of online harassment a federal crime. The bill has only reached the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security but in light of recent tragedies, a swift

action must be established. As for the Shirvell story, the assistant attorney general has since taken a paid personal leave of absence. Upon his return, Cox con¿rmed Shirvell will face a disciplinary hearing on his actions outside of the of¿ce. This hearing will not include his blog, but only the other attempts to “expose” Armstrong. Cyberbullying’s effects goes unnoticed among older generations. The American youth has

matured as a sort of “Viral Generation” where online communication carries as much weight as personal interaction. Kids cannot simply ignore incriminating messages because their peers carry these messages to reality. Teenagers cannot remove themselves from these worlds. Opportunities do not exist until graduation and for a 14-year-old, it’s a lifetime away.

Àuidity or even mock it. Whether this is preaching to the choir or right-on-target, we ask: In a world of so much hatred and conÀict, ¿ghting and loss, what sense is there in rejecting something that is, when it comes down to it, simply love? What we ask is that you exercise your basic human emotions. To care about others is to care about yourself, and going out of your way to be more sensitive will give aid in ways you probably won’t even see. Tyler Clementi jumped off a bridge just a day after he was

humiliated on the internet. If he had someone to share his pain with, or if someone could have talked to him for just ¿ve minutes, he may have changed his mind. It is our job, as humans, to ful¿ll that role for another person. Being there for someone who is in pain can have a greater effect than any poster or support group. The ability to hold someone when they feel sad or alone is an ability we are blessed with. We cannot decline this ability because of pride or nonchalance.

By being aware of everyone’s right to be as open with themselves as they can be, a silver lining can come out of these tragedies. Through courage and voice in protecting those who might be undergoing hardship, a movement can be made for future generations to be less afraid. Harvey Milk, politician and ¿rm believer in standing for truth, once said something to that effect. “Hope will never be silent.”

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SOCCER » CONTINUED FROM PAGE 8 happened a few times to a single gay student. They are facts of life for gay students in high schools across our country. I went through this harassment every day I was in that high school, and it drove me to attend a boarding school for gifted and talented students to get away from the constant bullying. At that boarding school, I found dozens of other gay students that escaped from similar circumstances at their home high schools. This is not a limited problem. This is affecting schools throughout our state and across our country. Our schools have summarily failed to protect gay students from severe harassment and bullying. Schools have a legal and moral obligation to take action to protect their students from harassment, and schools that have failed to do this need to face consequences. Young people are dying because of this failure. Five have died in the past month alone. Let’s make their deaths at least serve as a catalyst for making the lives of gay students in schools across our country safer. E-mail: zammerma@indiana.edu

between the two countries. She said the culture and the language also made Velasquez feel out of place. “I could not speak English very well when I came here,” Velasquez said. “I took English classes in high school, but it was still hard for me to understand a lot of things here at ¿rst.” But Velasquez remained as motivated in the classroom as on the soccer ¿eld. By taking IU’s Intensive English Program, besides regular classes her freshman year, Velasquez adjusted herself to American culture. “My friends and teammates helped me a lot here,” Velasquez said. “I was nervous at ¿rst because I didn’t quite understand what they say, but now I am much more comfortable.” Velasquez said it is her love for soccer and passion for higher education that supported her experiences on and off the ¿eld. “I’ve always dreamed of going to another country to learn another culture,” Velasquez said, “America has great universities. ...and I can have a great education here.”

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Hoosier Cricket Club attracts teams from across state BY RYAN CUNNINGHAM ryjacunn@indiana.edu

It was the Hoosier Cricket Cup, but in the end, the Cup didn’t belong to the Hoosiers. Cool Creek ¿nished off the Eller Killers 55-47 on Saturday to win the ¿rst Hoosier Cricket Cup at Twin Lakes Sports Park in Bloomington. The tournament was originally scheduled for Sept. 11, but rain forced tournament organizers to reschedule. But early Saturday, rain made another appearance. Matches had to be delayed for a few hours to allow the weather to improve and the playing surface to dry. That pushed the championship match back to a 1:30 a.m. ¿nish with temperatures dropping to 46 degrees. “I think it was one of the very few, if not the only cricket match, that has ever played after midnight,” said graduate student and IU Bloomington Cricket Club member Eran Withana. IUBCC Vice President An-

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imesh Shukla, a graduate student at IU, helped organize the event. Shukla said Oct. 2 wasn’t a bad second option for the tournament. “It was one of the days that was available to us, and secondly, it’s Gandhi’s birthday,” Shukla said. Eight teams from across Indiana, including one representing the IUBCC, competed in the one-day Hoosier Cricket Cup. There was a group stage of two four-team groups. Four teams then played in single-elimination games for the Cup. Srikant Devaraj, a Muncie resident, played for the championship squad Cool Creek, which is based in Indianapolis. He said he was impressed with the parity among the teams. “All the teams are equally good, and if you see the scores, everything is pretty close,” Devaraj said. “There is no one team dominating.” IUBCC’s team struggled in group play, winning only one of three games.

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It wasn’t for lack of talent, though. Graduate student and IUBCC President Prolay Mondal said they had to pick a team of eight players from a pool of nearly 40 club members. “For this tournament, we had so many people interested in playing,” Mondal said. IUBCC decided to play an internal tournament with three teams to determine who would represent the Cream and Crimson. Despite a lackluster showing in the tournament, Mondal said the IUBCC team typically performs well. “Actually, we were the runners-up in two recent tournaments, so we do pretty well,” Mondal said. The cold and the rain may have kept some spectators away, but a few supporters did show up. April Nesbit, a post-doctoral student at IU, was curious about the sport. “I came to see why everyone else in the world is so excited about it,” Nesbit said.

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Check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Today is a 7. Quiet the chatter in your mind so you can perceive underlying motives among co-workers. Don’t be swayed by pressure to make a decision. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Today is a 6. To get the most out of a lucky opportunity today, merge your logical thoughts with information you recently gathered. Adapt as needed. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Today is a 6. Career and social activities come together nicely. You feel very lucky to have this set of acquaintances. Enjoy a festive atmosphere. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Today is a 7. You get information from an unexpected source. Don’t let it throw you. Review the data and apply logic before you respond. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) Today is a 7. People you haven’t seen in

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person for an understanding of the larger perspective. Gemini (May 21-June 21) Today is a 5. You want to take care of details on the home front. Others would rather see you pursuing a creative project at work. Seek a reasonable balance. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Today is a 6. An unexpected change involves a person you haven’t seen in a while. Apply logic to the problem, and think it through to the likely outcome. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) Today is a 5. Gather more information before you change course. That way you have a solid base from which to make decisions. You feel like luck is on your side. Go for it. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Today is a 7. Your thinking doesn’t quite line up with your desires. Give it a day or two, and everything comes together just the way you want it.


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