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Tandem closes out Spring Week with RHA racing Alpha Sigma Residence Sigma Kappa happily alongside Greek Alpha Sorority, Sorority and Hall Life peers Phi Kappa Psi Pi Kappa B H Fraternity and Association

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Top Left: F0rst place. Top Right: Second place. Bottom Right: Third place. Far Bottom: Four year riders, (from left to right) Kelly Ronan, Mary Hendricks and Cassidy Wood.




Spring week is never complete at Indiana State without the tandem race, which took place at Rec East at 11 a.m. Saturday morning. Ten different teams battled it out in this 50-lap race. The teams consisted of students anywhere from members of fraternities, sororities, to residential life. Tandem is the annual bike race that includes both a male and female rider pedaling at the same time as fast as they can. Each pair rides 10 laps each and they alternate riders after every two laps. This race is a highly anticipated event and brings in a crowd of on-lookers that range from current students to alumni. Teams practice for months to prepare. Taking first place was Residential Hall Association. Second place was the sorority and fraternity pairing of Sigma Kappa and Pi Kappa Alpha. “It was such an amazing race and we really loved being paired with Pike! I’m going to miss it next year,” said Sigma Kappa

President, Sydney Hanchett. Third place was the triple pairing of Alpha Sigma Alpha, Phi Kappa Psi and Pi Kappa Phi. The top three finishers all received medals as a reward for their hard work and practice. “I’m so proud of us for placing third this year. I know the team worked really hard for this,” said freshman Hannah Decker, member of Alpha Sigma Alpha. “Tandem was definitely one of the highlights of my spring week…it was great to see everyone’s hard work pay off on race day. I couldn’t have had a better experience for my first tandem race,” said freshman Kalee Dunham, member of Gamma Phi Beta. Tandem is an event that brings students on campus together and has since 1970 when the tradition began. Alumni come back to see their new brothers and sister in Greek Life race on in the name of their organization. Spring Week closed out with Tandem most like Trike closes out Homecoming Week. Which is a time that alumni come back the most.

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Sycamore Sessions hosts its last show of the year Lauren Rader Reporter

The last Sycamore Sessions of the year took place on April 12, and for some, it was the last Sessions ever. Raleshia Davis, programing assistant and co-host for Sycamore Sessions, has had her position for 3 years. She got the crowd pumped up before the show started about graduation in May. In between each act, she was holding auditions for cohost next year in her absence after graduation. This event takes a lot of work and Davis wants to make sure it is well taken care of. “There is a lot of work with marketing, making flyers, and promoting on our social media.” Davis said. “I also have to meet with my DJ, my supervisor, and my other co-host so we can plan the layout of the show.”

The show included dancers, rappers, singers, and many other talents being showcased. The students competed for trophies for group and individual performances. There was also an award of commons cash. “I’ve had a lot of different talents. I’ve had a DJ come on and I’ve had people play instruments. They just get to express themselves on a platform, and it’s a safe space for students.” Davis said. “It’s free, because the office of campus life helps fund this and keep it going. That’s why I think it is important; people get to express themselves and express their talents. Its friendly-competitive!” When walking in to Tilson Auditorium, the atmosphere was loud and vibrant with excited students coming to support their friends and peers. This is an atmosphere that Davis wants to continue in the future. Growing a

talent show this big where everyone can express themselves was the ultimate goal for her. “I just hope that sycamore sessions keeps on growing. It started off very small in the Dede’s, and went to University Hall, and it’s been in Tilson for the last four or five years. It’s definitely a growing event, and now that its set in stone, I hope that it stays.” Davis said. “I really hope it starts to diversify itself, and open up to other students so they can also come and showcase their talents as well.” Sycamore Sessions allows students to feel special in front of their peers, especially in this end of year event. Spring Week encouraged students to support their fellow classmates in this fun celebration of talent. The fun atmosphere is the last stop Victoria Flores | Indiana Statesman before finals, and really alTop: First place group, Precision Step Team, celebrating with the trophy that they lows the crowd to unwind won at Sycamore Sessions on Friday, April 12 in Tilson Auditorium. Bottom: Precision and have a good time. stepping in front of the trophy that they won.


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Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris sustains ‘colossal damages’ in still-raging fire Benjamin Raven, Walker, Mich. (TNS)

As a fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral continues to burn Monday, April 15 in Paris, the world is watching as pieces of history crumble to the ground. The city’s deputy mayor, Emmanuel Gregoire, told local media that the cathedral has sustained “colossal damages” in the still-burning fire. The Associated Press reports the fire first started in the spire of the structure, which eventually caused it to collapse. A.P. adds that a spokesperson with the cathedral said the entire wooden interior is currently burning with the expectation that it will be destroyed. The spokesperson, Andre Finot, told media at the scene that “everything is burning, nothing will remain from the frame.” French President Emmanuel

Macron not only delayed a nationwide televised address due to the fire set for Monday evening, but is reportedly headed to the scene in Central Paris. In a Monday tweet, the president said this is like watching a “part of us being on fire” while sending well wishes to “all the Catholics and the French.” The Associated Press reports that flames continue to shoot from the top of the historic cathedral that finished construction in Paris back in 1260. Police and fire officials at the scene have alluded to the news organization that the fire could be linked to recent renovation work on the historic relic. A.P. reports that recent renovation work has focused on the church’s spire and 250 tons of lead, costing $6.8 million. It has not yet been made clear if there was anyone injured by or in the fire.

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Smoke and flames rise during a fire at the landmark Notre Dame Cathedral in central Paris, France on Monday, April 15, 2019, potentially involving renovation works being carried out at the site, the fire service said.

Buttigieg joins race for president as ‘new generation of leadership’ Aimee Ambrose

Goshen News, Ind. (TNS)

Pete Buttigieg echoed over the crowd of his supporters, describing an image of a country at a crossroads with a need for leadership that prepares for the future without clinging to the past. “America deserves our optimism, deserves our courage and deserves our hope,” Buttigieg said. “Are you ready to turn the page and start a new chapter in America’s story?” The 37-year-old two-term mayor of South Bend formally announced his candidacy for president Sunday afternoon during a campaign rally packed by a crowd of about 6,000 people at Studebaker Building 84 in South Bend. “My name is Pete Buttigieg. They call me ‘Mayor Pete.’ I am a proud son of South Bend, Indiana, and I am running for president of the United States,” he said. Buttigieg a gay, married Episcopalian with degrees from Harvard and Oxford universities, who served in Afghanistan as a U.S. Navy reservist enters a field of 17 other candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge President Trump in the 2020 elections. CANDIDATE BRANDING He wasted no time establishing his identity as a “Midwestern millennial mayor,” a progressive who respects history but believes change starts by looking forward. Without naming names, Buttigieg refuted Trump and Republican Party politicians as cynical, divisive and focused on reliving the past. “There’s a myth being sold to industrial and rural communities the myth that we can stop the clock and turn it back. It

comes from people who think the only way to speak to communities like ours is through resentment and nostalgia. They’re selling an impossible promise of returning to a bygone era that was never as great as advertised to begin with,” Buttigieg said. He denounced Trump’s campaign slogan of “Make America Great Again.” “There is no such thing as an honest politics that revolves around the word ‘again,’” Buttigieg said. “It is time to walk away from the politics of the past and towards something totally different.” Buttigieg stood by his record as mayor, saying he’s helped to turn South Bend around. The city went into decline after automaker Studebaker shut its plant in 1963, he said, pointing out revitalization efforts have led to thousands of new jobs, billions of dollars in investments and a growing population. THREE PRINCIPLES He laid out his campaign’s three principles of freedom, security and democracy. He then flow-charted issues and his views on them that fall under each point. To Buttigieg, freedom comes in forms of affordable health care, consumer protections, empowering teachers, organized labor, racial justice, women’s equality and marriage equality he addressed the last point later by saying the U.S. Supreme Court opened the way for him to marry his husband, Chasten, last year. “The chance to live a life of your choosing, in keeping with your values, that is freedom in its richest sense,” he said. “And we know that good government secures freedom just as much as bad government denies it.”

On security, he listed cyber security, election security and climate change, which he re-termed climate security, as among top issues. He also addressed illegal immigration as a security issue, but renounced Trump’s policies, including the push for a border wall. “There is a lot more to safety and security than putting up a wall from sea to shining sea,” Buttigieg said. “The greatest nation in the world should have nothing to fear from children fleeing violence, and even more importantly, children fleeing violence ought to having nothing to fear from the greatest country in the world.” He called out gerrymandering, campaign spending deregulation, limits on voters and representations, and the Electoral College as threats to democracy. “Let’s make it easier to register and to vote. Let’s make our districts fairer. Let’s make our courts less political, our structures more inclusive and, yes, let’s pick our president by counting up all the ballots and giving them to the woman or man who got the most votes,” Buttigieg said. He didn’t characterize Washington D.C. as a swamp in need of draining, but had other choice words to describe wrongs he feels need righting. “When something is grotesque, it’s hard to look away. And the horror show in Washington is mesmerizing; it’s all-consuming,” Buttigieg said. “Starting today, we’re going to change the channel.” He ended on a message of hope, that with optimism and dedication positive change for improving lives is possible. “I do believe in American

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Previously deported parents hope to resume asylum claims and get their children back Andrea Castillo

Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Seventeen parents who had been separated from their children by immigration authorities were released from a detention center near Calexico this week, more than a month after they returned to the Mexico border to claim asylum in the United States. The parents had all previously entered the U.S. and been detained with their children before being separated. The parents were then deported while their children have remained in the U.S. in shelters, in foster homes or with relatives. Last month, lawyers with the nonprofit Al Otro Lado (“On the Other Side”) helped 29 Central American parents travel to the Mexicali border and demand entry to pursue their asylum claims and reunite with their children. According to Al Otro Lado, all the parents fled persecution or violence in Guatemala, El Salvador or Honduras. The group arrived March 2. Twelve parents who came with minor children and other family members were processed and released within a week. But the 17 others who arrived alone remained in the Imperial Regional Detention Facility without explanation. Four of the parents were released Monday and Tuesday on humanitarian parole, meaning they were not required to pay bond. The remaining 13 parents were released Friday night after lawyers paid a combined $22,000 in bond, which was required for 11 of them. The Trump administration unveiled its family separation

policy a year ago this month. After two months of public outcry, Trump signed an order to end the separations, though advocates say the administration has continued to quietly separate hundreds of families More than 400 parents were deported without their children under the official policy. In June, a U.S. District Court judge in San Diego blocked the policy and ordered the Trump administration to reunite all separated families. Homeland Security  Department memos, inspector general reports, government data and court documents have shown that administration officials began separating families months before then-Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions’ announcement last April of “zero tolerance” for people crossing the border without authorization. That could result in potentially thousands more separations Late last week, administration officials said it could take up to two years to determine how many children were separated from their parents since July 2017. “This is far from over,” said attorney Erika Pinheiro with Al Otro Lado. Her group received close to $1 million in financial assistance from Together Rising, which established fundraising campaigns during the height of the separation crisis. After lawyers found the parents, they secured legal permission for them to enter Mexico and then the parents presented themselves to officials at the U.S. border. Before being released from detention, they all passed credible



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Sycamore Closet caters to the students of ISU Lauren Rader Reporter

The Sycamore Closet was set up in the Technology Building Lobby, providing second hand clothes to ISU students. The clothing was priced much lower than retail for ISU students to purchase. Bins were placed around different dorms, 500 Wabash, the Annex, and other places for students to donate to the closet. Every Tuesday, a student in the Fashion and Merchandising Association goes to pick up the clothing donated in the bins to get them ready for the Sycamore Closet sale. The closet was created by students in FMA, and their advisor Dr. Muhammad. They were coming up with ideas to fundraise, and the closet was created with that idea in mind. They have been working on perfecting the system, and working to make it easier

to access for students. There are many different clothing items for students including men’s and women’s clothing, and even some baby clothes. Hallie Pell, President of FMA, is one of the founding members of the Sycamore Closet. “The Closet, as of 2018, is a year around process for our organization since our first fall sycamore closet. While we do not collect clothing in the fall semester, this is our time for planning for the spring.” Pell said. “However this Fall, we were working more in the closet, to work on sorting and pricing any clothing that hadn’t been priced the previous year.” There is a huge group effort that goes into getting the closet ready. Members of FMA work hard to make sure that students have a way to get cheap clothes on campus. Not everyone can afford to buy nice clothing, so the closet is here on campus

to provide that need for students. “We hope in the future to be able to expand in how we sort the clothing.” Pell said. “We also have future plans of offering more dates for our pop-up shops with better locations to be accessible to more students.” FMA has a goal and passion to be sustainable within the fashion industry. The Sycamore Closet allows FMA to contribute to being Sustainably conscious by keeping clothes out of landfills. Danielle Guy is the Sycamore Closet Manager, and she oversees that everything goes smooth so that sales can be accomplished. She works out all the problems to make sure that the closet is accessible to students. The Sycamore Closet plans to hold an event April 17 for Earth Day. There is Toria Florez| Indiana Statesman much more to come with the closet, and many more ideas are being developed to ISU Students laugh as they look around serve the students of ISU. the sycamore closet

Rolling back to the 2000’s

Nicole Nunez Reporter

The Spring Week Committee hosted a fun night of free and stress-relieving events for students with roller skating, a photo booth, mini golf and food in DEDE I and II Thursday, April 11. “It was a very fun and new environment that was brought to Indiana State,” said ISU student Maddy Sermersheim. “We put in a lot of events this week,” said Kassidy Madison, Spring Week Committee member, “Today we have roller skating, glow in the dark mini

golf and a photo booth.” Events, like this help to create a sense of camaraderie and excitement on campus. “I think students should attend because it is a lot of fun. We’re putting it on for the students so they can have fun, experience the campus, and just have something for them to do and so they can celebrate the year coming to an end,” said Madison. “So this is something to take a load off because a lot of people are pressured or a lot of stuff are going because … we only have four weeks left.” With finals and study week just a

few short weeks away, it is important for students to take time to relax and do fun things on campus. It is great for students to attend events “to be able to take a break from their everyday, busy college lives,” said Sermersheim. “To be able to hang out with friends and meet new people.” Kassidy Madison found that by being a part of Spring Week Committee and being a member of Union Board, although she mentioned it is very easy to join. The Spring Week Committee is always excited to have new members, and welcomes them with open arms.

Love, Murder, Macbeth Nicole Nunez Reporter

“Blood will have blood,” at the New Theatre at Indiana State as the theatre department presents Shakespeare’s dark and violent tragedy, Macbeth. This play was shown Friday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m., and Sunday, April 13 at 4 p.m. Tickets could be purchased at the New Theatre Box Office for the public. Anyone with a valid ISU ID could get into the play for free. Director David Marcia said, “this is a play about murder. A nightmare world where human history is reduced to its most basic elements, people who murder, and people who are murdered. Strange as it may seem, Macbeth is also a love story, albeit a very dark one. Macbeth could live well in a world where he was not king, but his great love and the intervention of occult forces make it impossible for him to exist anywhere Lady Macbeth is not queen. The arc of their marriage drags an entire country through a slaughterhouse as they both summon and are summoned by powerful supernatural forces who give no account of themselves to mere humans.” The students worked very hard leading up to the play. They spent long nights rehearsing and memorizing their scenes to perform a perfect show for their audience. The play was performed by a mostly female cast and crew. Peighton Emmert, senior and theatre major played Macbeth. “Being a part of this production- I knew it was going to be very time consuming and that it would ask a lot of me. Coming out on the other side and closing my last show, I have found this experience to be extremely rewarding. I have grown in all of my theatrical processes at Indiana State and getting to be a part of this production and grow even further has been so amazing. It is bittersweet ending my undergrad theatrical experience,” said Emmert. Lady Macbeth was played by junior theatre major, Mariah Spragg. “I loved being connected with everyone and we all became a family in Macbeth. When one of our cast members got hurt, we all banded together and that is why I love this experience,” said Spragg. Macbeth sold out the first night and the cast Anna Bartley | Indiana Statesman and crew had a great turnout every other night Members of Greek life take part in bulldog, the Spring Week event that combines Capture the flag and Sharks and of the show. Minos in Wolf Field on Thursday, April 11.

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The history of Terre Haute

Seth Ymker Columnist

I spent quite a while in Terre Haute thinking that this town is a boring city where nothing interesting ever happens, but I soon discovered that if you look into the past, the history of Terre Haute is one that is both varied and colorful. It has been a host to moments of great historical import and sickening depravity. Films and shows have mentioned Terre Haute numerous times and has been at the center of new eras in America. It is also home to many myths. In this article, I hope to prove to you that while Terre Haute is not a city you may think it is, or was, it definitely is and was other things that should give you a greater appreciation for this city and give you pause to think about the possible depravity of humanity. The largest myth that must be dispelled about this city is that it was once named, “Sin City” due to the gambling, prostitution, political corruption and labor issues of the city. While most of these reasons for naming Terre Haute “Sin City” are correct, there is no record of this having actually occurred and was likely an urban myth that simply took hold. On a much more positive note, I will simply quote the words found on the historical marker on the NW corner of Cherry and 5th street. “In the early 1900s, Arabic-speaking Christian Syrians established a community here, part of a movement of Middle-Easterners contributing to the growth of cities in Indiana and the U.S. Syrians began their lives in this city as poor pack peddlers and with their savings many bought houses and became grocers. They overcame many obstacles, including prejudice against them…. Their children and grandchildren en-

larged the local Syrian contribution as professionals, civic employees, and businessmen. They also enriched the city’s cultural vitality through their ethnic festivals and cafes. Many original families are here today.” It is important to note that Terre Haute did at one time sit at the center of several vital transportation routes, including roads, rails, and canals, and laid claim to being the “Crossroads of America.” However, rail quickly made the Wabash and Erie Canal, that once ran through town, obsolete and rail became less vital after the introduction of highways, which bypassed many cities like Terre Haute. If you are interested, there is a marker commemorating the Wabash and Erie Canal behind the Imperial Bowling Alley. Terre Haute has also appeared and been mentioned in pop culture many times, including in The Blues Brothers and A Christmas Story. In fact, Will Ferrell recorded several advertisements for Old Milwaukee beer at the “Crossroads of America,” Wabash and 7th Street. If you are interested, you may find these advertisements quite easily on YouTube. There is also an episode of the TV show, Shameless, that while not filmed here, is set in Terre Haute. One of Terre Haute’s most famous citizens is Eugene V. Debs, a man who deserves all the praise that he has received. Eugene Victor Debs was an American socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World and a five-time candidate for the Socialist Party of America for President of the United States. Above all, he was a good man who helped others. I highly encourage you to visit the Debs House across from Parking Lot D, which is well worth the time for a tour. In addition, while running for President, John F. Kennedy spoke twice on the steps of the Vigo County Courthouse. However, the bad must be told along with the good. On June 16, 1923, and through to the following dawn,



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Hello Spring!

Jhansi Chagalakonda Columnist

The sun is up high in the sky. You can feel it on your skin and it feels so good. I cannot begin to fathom how it must feel to all of you, but for me it has been incredible. The most beautiful part is the way nature has started to change its colors. Here, I attempt to write a small poem to share my enthusiasm, Roses are red, Violets are blue, Oh my god! Spring is cool. I know it must be the weirdest poem, but I like it. On my walk home from Indiana State, I encountered some amazing and beautiful changes. The trees are changing color; gorgeous flowers are blossoming. A sort of purplish pinkish, the flowers are all so surreal that I cannot believe that something so pretty can exist. Around the corner of Union Hospital, there are white flower trees. The way the leaves fall to the ground making a petal blanket around the tree. It is quite poetic. Something much more surreal is a bed of tiny little flowers on the front porch of houses on my way back home. Collett Park is turning into a meadow of flowers. Well, I can keep talking about

the beauty, but let us dig deeper and try to connect this to our lives. When the winter came, all the trees shed all its leaves and became naked. There were no other colors except for brown or white from the snow. It looked like nature around us was dead. I was unable to imagine or understand how a dead tree could ever regrow its leaves and flowers. But I was wrong, because it did regrow its beauty back. I could see trees with buds to grow leaves and flowers. Some already have fully grown leaves; the grass is turning into green again. Nature is teaching us that even though you fall down, even though you shed all your tears and there is nothing left to lose, you can lift yourself up again. You can grow and raise above. Resilience is possible; persistence that helps you reach your goals. The nature that surrounds us does not only make earth beautiful and provide oxygen to live. Nature also exists to teach us lessons about life. It helps us understand that when you stop living, you still have some life left inside you. You need to keep pushing to rise again. Similar to how we see the sun rise every morning no matter what. Similar to how we see buds open again with the same fresh scent. You are not dead until you are actually dead. It sounds very prevaricating, but it is the truth. Many of us feel like we are dead from the inside. There are many reasons.

For example, my boyfriend ditched me, my girlfriend broke up with me, or my career is going nowhere, etc. That is not the end of your life. Living your life in the moment is not easy, I agree, but refusing to live in the moment is not advisable either. Try to change your path, try to experiment, try to do something new or old, but just try. It takes a lot of courage to regain yourself, but it is not impossible. Look at the nature around you how the trees; the plants are working extremely hard to regain their color. It just happens around us to which we do not pay much attention, but it is real and is happening every second of our life. Let me tell you it is not easy to cope with emotional trauma, but it is not impossible. We always have a choice in life, either to succumb to the pain and stay in the dark or find the strength to fight back and pave your own path and find light. There are no set roads; everybody has to build their own paths because it will make you a stronger person inside and out. We always tend to chose easy way out and end up in the darkest place in our life, but struggle is part of life. When you are not struggling or working for something then you can understand that you are going wrong way. Try to challenge yourself, and keep yourself working towards happiness, but stay realistic. Just don’t look for happiness, instead be happy and always believe in yourself.

Awakening to Make Summer Vacation Sustainable

Yasmine Haiti Columnist

The intense and fast changes that have occurred in the world in past decades reflect in the adjustments in the tourism industry. Tourism is quickly developing into one of the most extensive sectors of economic growth globally. International political and economic reorganizations have contributed to the amplification of tourism both in a spatial sense and with regard to a compelling surge in the size of the tourist market. The highlighted transformations have permitted tourism to grow in a developmental pattern. Tourism has turned into a global industry with an escalating impact on the environment, regional and local betterment.

Summit gatherings of world leaders, policy formulations, legislation, the responsiveness of industry, and marketing changes in tourists’ behavior, are indicators of potential basic changes to be considered in specific elements of tourism at various levels. As tourism is becoming increasingly significant to communities around the world, the need to develop it sustainably is also becoming a primary concern. Communities symbolize both an essential asset upon which tourism depends, and their presence in a specific geographic zone at a particular time that may be used to advocate the development of tourism. Ensuring the sustainability of community has therefore become a key element to sustainable tourism development. The axis of sustainable tourism development rests for the most part on the support for long lasting or/and renewable economic, social, and cultural advantages to the community and its environment. In my opinion, the main profit to communities from sustainable tourism is the sustainability approach that requires that the durable and/or improved

social, cultural, and economic prosperity of communities is an integral factor of environmental restoration− a course of action in which the damaged natural resources are renewed. Tourism development cannot be sustainable if the sustainability of the local community is not taken into consideration. Most of the time, communities long for maintaining a balanced quality of life with added benefits from tourism. With such a mindset, there is a tendency to minimal environmental and socio-cultural change, but additional economic benefits like tourist expenditure, betterment of infrastructure, job creation and tax revenues. Moving towards sustainability appears to be the best ambition for communities. The expanding complexity of communities and the relationships between them pose notable challenges for the sustainable development of tourism. Effective administrative and managerial systems for sustainable tourism are very likely to necessitate governmental intervention and regulation. While tourism is frequently perceived as an appreciated

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Claire Silcox Editor-in-Chief Rileigh McCoy News Editor Rachel Modi Opinions Editor Alexandria Truby Features Editor David Cruz Sports Editor Danielle Guy Photo Editor The Indiana Statesman is the student newspaper of Indiana State University. It is published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the academic school year. Two special issues are published during the summer. The paper is printed by the Tribune Star in Terre Haute, Ind.

source of governmental development, mass tourism is correlated with many negative effects. It leads to the destruction of ecological systems and the loss of cultural heritage. Governments are usually slow in responding and implementing long-term strategies and programs. What can we do to become more sustainable travelers? First, a prospective tourist should educate himself or herself about the place he or she is visiting and its people in order to be considerate of the communities, their customs, traditions, laws, policies, religions and values. Traveling is a great experience to learn about and celebrate other cultures. Tourists play a significant role in the preservation of these cultures. Thus, it is important to respect and be aware of the cultural norms such as the dress code, language, food etiquette and other elements. In addition, if a traveler loves to take pictures, he or she should be mindful of always asking for a permission before snapshotting. From an environmental standpoint, the idea of energy consumption reduction should be

prominent among travelers. They should lessen or literally avoid the use of plastic and conserve water. Furthermore, it would be less harmful to the host community to receive tourists who do not purchase or eat endangered species, and opt for alternative sustainable food options. A responsible behavior would conserve natural environments. Economically, tourists should not support illegal and or unethical businesses or social practices such as drug trade, sex trade, human trafficking, sexual assault, and many more. Therefore, they should be mindful of not contributing to economic leakages and human rights violations. Lastly, if you are generous enough to look forward to giving back to the community, make sure your contribution is indeed making a positive difference. Always remember that wherever you go, you will be the face of your nation. Traveling can be a real tool to opening up to the world. As advocates for a multitude of ethical and international purposes, we should be the change we want to see in the world even on a holiday.

Opinions Policy The opinions page of the Indiana Statesman offers an opportunity for the Indiana State University community to express its views. The opinions, individual and collective, expressed in the Statesman and the student staff’s selection or arrangement of content do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of the university, its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty or student body. The Statesman editorial board writes staff editorials and makes final decisions about news content. This newspaper serves

as a public forum for the ISU community. Make your opinion heard by submitting letters to the editor at Letters must be fewer than 500 words and include year in school, major and phone number for verification. Letters from non-student members of the campus community must also be verifiable. Letters will be published with the author’s name. The Statesman editorial board reserves the right to edit letters for length, libel, clarity and vulgarity. BUTTIGIEG FROM PAGE 2 greatness. I believe in American values,” Buttigieg said. “We stand on the shoulders of optimistic women and men. Women and men who knew that optimism is not a lack of knowledge; it is a source of courage. And it will take courage to move on from our past. We’re not going back.” SUPPORTERS CHEER Buttigieg announced his candidacy at Studebaker Building 84, a symbolic place as a confuluence of South Bend’s history and future. Speakers helped hype up the crowd prior to the announcement. They included Dayton, Ohio, Mayor Nan Whaley; Austin, Texas, Mayor Steve Adler; and West Sacramento, California, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, who’s also openly gay. Each speaker threw their sup-

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 • Page 5 port behind Buttigieg, playing up how local politics are similar to national politics and addressing local issues, relaying how a mayor holds executive experience that can create a viable presidential candidate. WHO IS MAYOR PETE? Pete Buttigieg is in the final year of his second term as mayor of South Bend, and now heads into his campaign for president at 37 years old. A South Bend native and the son of University of Notre Dame professors, Buttigieg left the state, and even the country, for college. He earned degrees first from Harvard University, and then as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University in England. He ran for Indiana state treasurer in 2010 and lost. He then returned to South Bend and ran for mayor in 2011, when he was elected to his first term at age 29.

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The Sycamores are becoming monster competitors in the Missouri Valley Conferernce.

Sycamores obtain sixth weekend sweep against Valpo Emari Washington Reporter

Over the weekend, the ISU baseball team matched up with Valpo University in their triple header, all three games of the series the Sycamores came out victorious in a very convincing fashion. Over the course of the three game series, ISU outscored Valpo 32-7 with 26 hits to eight. On Friday, game one the Sycamores got off to an impeccable start

with 13 runs in the first two innings. Though it’s hard to pick any one person’s effort out to be the shining star of the bunch; Clay Dungan recorded two homers in the contest. But he was very much assisted by CJ Huntley and his few hits and three RBI’s. Max Wright assisted the efforts with two RBI’s while scoring twice on one hit. On the mound, Triston Polley deserves a lot of the credit with only giving up four hits and two runs. He improved his record to 5-0 on the season and that’s thanks to the

eight strikeouts he had. Only walking three batters and subsequently ending the game in just seven innings. On Saturday, both teams played a double header, which resulted in the same outcome as game one. Game two the Sycamores held the Crusaders to an 8-0 shutout. This goes on record to being the sixth time ISU has swept an opponent in a three game weekend series. Jarrod Wilkins had himself a day hitting 6-for-8 with five runs and five RBI’s.

Collin Liberatore allowed only a pair of hits against 31 different Valpo batters. This improved his record to 6-0 on his junior season adding to his outstanding record. In the sixth inning, the Sycamores scored four more runs to extend their lead before VU’s Colin Fields walked Huntley and hit Wright to put two on with no outs. This was followed by senior Luke Fegen, two run triple and Watkins brought him home to extend the lead to 7-0. This resulted in the Watkins walking three batters and ending the

game. Game three followed the same trend as both one and two ending in an 11-5 win for ISU. The Sycamore’s are starting to become monster competitors in the Missouri Valley Conference with their record at a steady 4-2 and their overall record at 27-7. The Sycamores hitting this season has been phenomenal, their fielding has been impeccable, and their leadership from the upper classman shows up on and off the field.

Indiana State Softball falls to Southern Illinois in weekend series Jordan Koegler Reporter

A challenging weekend for Sycamores Softball against the Salukis resulted in a three game loss for Indiana State. The Friday game at Price Field ended in a final score 5-1. Indiana State, Amanda Guercio hit a solo home run to left center during the bottom of the fourth inning to end a scoreless tie between SIU and ISU. Sycamores held strong leading the game on Friday until the sixth inning. Indiana State struggled when a two-run home run by Jordan Spicer put Southern Illinois in the lead. SIU continued to dominate as the seventh inning came around when the team added three more runs off a two-run double by Katelyn Massa. The Salukis would score again when Megan Brown hit a single home run through left side.

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10-4 was the ending score for this weekend’s game.

Guercio had a top performance for the trees during Friday game. She was player of the game after her big swing the fourth inning; it was ISU’s single run of the game. On Saturday, the first game

ended in a 5-0 victory for SIU. ISU had two hits and two errors during the first game at Price Field, Saturday. ISU had four base runners and three of them were left in scoring position, however most scoring opportunities came in the first

few innings of the game. In the top of the third inning, Salukis scored three runs with an RBI single by Jenny Jansen and Megan Brown. Shelby Hodo got a bases loaded walk when up to bat. SIU added single runs in the fifth and sixth innings. During the fifth inning, Sycamores catcher Brooke Mann snagged a runner off third when the bases were loaded. Sycamores struggled to claim victory during the second game at Price Field, Saturday with a final score 10-4. For the Sycamores, Shaye Barton and Brooke Mann together had six hits and two runs. The Trees had 11 hits, the most they’ve had over the past five games. SIU had four runs during the first inning and six runs during the sixth. Those runs caused challenges for ISU to make a comeback. The Sycamores worked hard to not allow the score to defeat the

team. An RBI single by Mann in the fourth, followed by a sacrifice fly by Amanda Guercio in the fifth, cut the four run by two for SIU. SIU was unstoppable in the sixth inning, 10-2, but that did not allow ISU to stop fighting. Mallory Marsicek hit a pop up to short with Barton on third and brought her home. Olivia Patton was next up to the plate for ISU and after her solid hit rounded Mann to home, changing the score to 10-4. In the end, it was not enough. Mann went 3-for-4 from the plate with an RBI and a run scored. She was even remarkable behind the plate not allowing a stolen base, for the Sycamores during game two on Saturday. The Sycamores are 14-27 overall and 2-14 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Softball team will back in action Friday, April 19 as the team travels to Valparaiso for a Valley weekend tournament.

Indiana State University took on University of Alabama Jay Adkins Reporter

On Thursday April 11, the Sycamores traveled to Tuscaloosa, Alabama to compete in the twoday Crimson Tide Invitational held by the University of Alabama. The invitational was great for the Sycamores, as several athletes picked up victories and set career-best marks in their respective events. On the men’s side of things, senior distance runner, Quentin Pierce, showed out by win-

ning the invitational section of the men’s 1500-meter run with a time of 3:48:37, which places him at second in the in the Missouri Valley Conference and 42nd in the NCAA East Region. Senior distance runner, Ryan Cash, had a career-best race with a fifth place finish and a time of 3:50.61 in the 1500-meter run, which is ninth all-time in ISU history and places him at sixth overall in the Missouri Valley Conference. Senior distance runner Akis Medrano led the way for the Sycamores in the 5000-meter run

with a third place finish and a time of 14:36.12 (second in the Missouri Valley Conference). Freshman distance runner Noah Hufnagel finished in eighth place with a time of 15:05.51 (fifth in the Missouri Valley Conference). In the field, senior thrower Sam Overton finished sixth in the men’s hammer throw with a mark of 55.24m. Junior thrower, Grant Harris placed ninth in the hammer throw with a mark of 49.03m. Redshirt sophomore thrower, Kannon Sims took tenth place with a mark of 48.03m. On the women side of things,

redshirt senior thrower, Erin Reese, became the Crimson Tide Invitational champion in the women’s hammer throw with a mark of 62.91m to win the title. Reese’s mark of 63.56m from the Gibson Invitational still leads the Missouri Valley Conference. Redshirt senior Cassaundra Roper recorded a career best mark of 57.94m in the hammer throw (sixth-best in school history). Senior distance runner Brooke Moore finished in third-place in the women’s 1500-meter run with a season-best time of

4:23.70, which currently leads the conference. Sophomore distance runner, Jocelyn Quiles, finished in fourth place in the 1500-meter run with a time of 4:24.26. Junior distance runner, Michaela Ward, finished 11th in the women’s 5000-meter race with a season-best time of 18:13.31. This Thursday through Saturday, the Sycamores will stay at home to compete in the Pacesetter Sports Invitational at the Gibson Track & Field Complex.

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