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Monday, April 16, 2018

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Volume 125, Issue 73

Presidential inauguration of Dr. Deborah J. Curtis ISU welcomes its first female president Rus’sel Butts Reporter

Photos by Danielle Guy

From top clockwise: Former Indiana State President, Dan Bradley and Charles Ambrose, President at the University of Central Missouri. Tanner Smith, current SGA President. Mr. Jeffery Taylor, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee.

On April 13, Dr. Deborah J. Curtis was officially inaugurated as the 12th President of Indiana State University. “As an alumnus of this grand institution I found myself to be expectantly compelled to seek this presidency,” Curtis said during her inaugural address at the Hulman Center. “After quiet and intense reflection, it made all the sense in the world for me to aspire to return to this incredible university, to do my best to give back to the Institution that prepared me for my career.” Dr. Curtis obtained her P.H.D from Indiana State University in Curriculum and Education with a specialization in Supervision of Instruction. She formerly served as provost of the University of Central Missouri from 2012 to 2017 and Dean of the College of Illinois State University from 2006 to 2012. President Curtis requested that the inauguration activities focus on the University and its partnerships rather than on her. This led to many entities being recognized including non-profit

partners, student organizations, and faculty members as they were all in attendance for this historical ceremony. “Today is indeed special as we are inaugurating an alumnus of Indiana State and our first female president,” said Vice-chair of the Board of Trustees, Edward Pease. Dr. Curtis is only the second individual who has graduated from ISU to serve as the University’s president. SGA President, Tanner Smith, said, “I am proud to say I’ve seen the genuine invested interest in student success and well-being that this president still maintains. The past few months serve as an indicator that the future is bright for this institution under the leadership of our 12th president, Dr. Deborah J. Curtis.” Many government officials were in attendance including U.S Senator Todd Young who stated, “We should strive to place more of our talented women in university leadership, corporate boardrooms, and even elected office. ISU’s mission to help our citizens better themselves through knowledge, achievement, and merit is enduring. There is no better time for a new

and creative leader, like Dr. Curtis, to take the reins and lead the University in its next chapter.” During the installation, Mr. Jeffrey Taylor, Chair of the Presidential Search Committee, stated that “Dr. Curtis is a leader that possessed the traits we were looking for in our presidential search process; boundless energy, tremendous dedication to students, visionary thinking, and a sense of humor. We found a woman of great intellect who had a humility that is quite rare in University leaders.” After the formal installation, President Curtis delivered her inaugural speech, which focused on the recognition of University affiliates and the future of ISU as an educational institution. “Our faculty are dedicated, incredibly accomplished, and enthusiastic about higher education,” said Dr. Curtis. “They are creating an environment in which students are engaged and enlightened every day. Indiana State University is blue through and through, and blue is brilliant.” President Curtis made it a goal to stay in touch with graduates


Spring Week: tandem race Katelynn Cook Reporter

Students came together in support of their peers, participating in Spring Week’s final event on Saturday, April 14, at Rec East. The event started off with a few words of encouragement from President Curtis and was followed by the national anthem sung by Will Buchanan. “Tandem is about organizations coming together to achieve a common goal,” Jed Caron freshman member of Pi Kappa Phi tandem team said. The winners of this year’s Tandem race were Alpha Chi Omega sorority and Theta Chi fraternity. Followed by Sigma Chi and Alpha Omicron Pi in second and the Residence Hall Association in third. “You have to have a lot of dedication on and off the track,” Caron said. The people in the stands were all there cheering on their teams and friends. Some even made posters for the people participating in the race. “I love going to the event and cheering on my sister on and watching them,” Leann Winegard sophomore member of the Sigma Kappa, said. At the beginning of the first lap there was an accident with paring Alpha Phi and Sigma Alpha Epsilon and the Resident Hall Association. Alpha Phi and SAE forfeited the race due to injuries that Sara Latini, Alpha Phi member, occurred when she was run over by another bike after the crash. “It’s very energetic and lively. But when something goes wrong or someone gets hurt you can almost feel the tension,” Winegard said.

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Dr. Elonda Ervin is the Executive Director of Multicultural Services and Programs.

Esteemed women of Indiana State honored at Her Color Shines Jada N. Holmes Reporter

Taking place in University Hall Saturday, April 14, the third annual Her Color Shines ceremony continued a tradition of recognizing the exceptional efforts of female faculty, staff, and students at Indiana State University. Upon entering the event, attendees were met with graceful greetings, photograph opportunities complimented by a signature Her Color Shines backdrop, and the soft vocal stylings of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, and Tina Turner selections as they seated themselves for the program. Beginning at 6 p.m., Women of Promise committee members and masters of ceremony Nuri Rodriguez—sophomore elementary education major—and University college advisor Hope Williams facilitated a warm introduction and reflection of Her Color Shines origins. With a commitment to acknowledging the various demographics of women on campus—student or employee—the evenings focus centered on the accomplishments of women representing that of African-American, Hispanic & Latina, Pacific Islander and Asian descent. Blessing the stage as the first performer of the night was Mrs. En Sun Jung, remarkable instrumentalist of the gayageum. The audience, grounded in the melodic twang of plucked strings, abstract in nature, sat silently to observe the stylings of Jung, who

demonstrated two captivating selection before the MCs returned to the forefront. Rodriguez, young and poised, speaks of the original Women of Promise initiative that conceived the Her Color Shines implementation under the director of Multicultural Services and Programs Executive Director, Elonda Ervin. An effort to not only provide adequate representation of minority accomplishments, the initiative suggests a power in establishing community among women who strive for greatness at or beyond the collegiate and professional level. The program proceeds with the gifting of the Longevity Award, for which Azizi Arrington-Bey operated briefly as the presenter. In dedication of the determination, grace, and “seasoned” experience, the longevity award honors the longtime employment of its recipients. Among those individuals were Rita Anderson with 20 years of service, Nancy Hauger with 19 years, Theresa Ortega with 12, Venita Stallings with 23, Dr. Karen Liu with an awesome 29, Dr. Catherine Paterson with 7, and Dr. JaDora Sailes with 7. Recipients, distinguished and grateful, were encouraged to remain on stage as the audience embraced them with a trembling applause. Following immediately behind was a word from additional speaker, Dr. Namita Goswani, who recited “Wishful Thinking,” a poetic work conveying the reality of one’s success being awaited by more than themselves.

“You have nothing to prove to anyone,” she affirmed. The MCs returned to the stage to explain the special order in which student awards would be given, requiring a personal submission and a 3.0 GPA for qualification. The average GPA for all student award recipients rested at an exceptional 3.47. Rodriguez and Williams expressed that, while over 200 applications were submitted, only 40 of them were fully completed, establishing the selection pool from which winners were chosen. “Electric Lady” by Janelle Monae, as fitting as it was, stuck out as the soundtrack for the next distribution of awards. This time, students would be in the spotlight. The Savvy Award, given to freshman and sophomore recipients who have displayed “discernment and practical knowledge throughout their academic career,” according to the program made way for the recognition of Ashleigh Adams, Markila Hall, Carey Roan, and Yadira Diaz Romero, with testimonies from both Adams and Roan to accentuate the moment. Next, the Galvanize Award, given to juniors and seniors who have exhibited admirable motivation and leadership in their journey—recipients were Keralynn Little, Olivia Martin, Chinonye Olumba, Destini Turner, and Michelle White. Bless The Mic asserted themselves as the



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Taking it back to the 90s; Sycamore Sessions Kayla Rogan Reporter

The last Sycamore Sessions of this semester was hosted in Tilson Auditorium in Spring Week 90s theme. Students came dressed in their best 90s to fit the theme and new school hip-hop and rap played before the show started. Many students mingled with their friends, and danced to the music while waiting until the show started. There was a variety of talents being showcased along with free t-shirts being tossed into the audience. “I think that the 90’s theme for Sycamore Sessions was a great theme because it is always good to appreciate the music and artists that paved the way for new artists today,” said student Ashley Mauldin. The hosts came onto the stage to welcome the audience to the final show the year. After playing a little game of shouting out area codes and seeing who could be the loudest, they provided the audience with the rules and regu-

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Sycamore sessions was hosted in the Tilson Auditorium for spring week’s 90’s theme.

lations for the show. The hosts wanted to make sure everyone had a good and safe time. The first performer of the night was introduced and she performed a dance routine that had a mixture of hip-hop and R&B music. “My favorite song that was played was ‘This is How We Do It’ by Montell Jordan,” Mauldin said.

During the intermission, the DJ played 90s R&B and hip-hop music and the audience started doing old school dances including the running man and the electric slide. There was a game of musical chairs, where the winner got a free t-shirt. Then, they allowed the students to come on stage with their best 90s outfit. 90s fashion showcased

consisted of baggy clothes, hoop earrings, gold necklaces, durags, basketball/ baseball jersey, and more. They winners were selected based on the audience’s reaction. The two winners both received a 90s looking hat. Back to the talents, a person got on stage and recited a poem that they wrote about college life. The person talked about

being raped and the crowd fell respectfully quiet. Many of the audience members spoke of the respect they had for the performer. Some people felt like the poet was a voice for the voiceless people. “I always think that 90s is a great theme for parties or any type of event,” said student Special Jones. “It is so many great songs to pick from.”

There were more dance groups that performed during the night. During a short intermission the National Panhellic Council Greeks, showcased their strolls. The crowd really enjoyed seeing them dance to the new and old school music. The next performer, Deborah, sang “The Weekend” by Sza. “It was exciting & it brought joy to the crowd, and he was an amazing and funny host,” said student Monét Howard. In addition, the audience had a surprise from a former host of Sycamore Sessions. Gino came and hit the stage. He further began explained to everyone that he is out in California with his own business. Gino was giving out shirts and sweaters with the word sauce on it. Also, he stated that he missed everyone, and began to crack jokes about some of the people he knew. Many people in the audience got excited to see him because they missed him being a host. The audience also hoped that he come back and visit often.

Students play trivia as part of Spring Week fun Aldrich, Fitch, Shelden honored with Dreiser Award Three Indiana State University faculty members have received the 2018 Theodore Dreiser Distinguished Research and Creativity Award. Stephen Aldrich, associate professor of geography, Richard Fitch, professor of chemistry, and Michael Shelden, professor of English, were honored during the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet Thursday. The Dreiser Award was named for the early 20th century author who grew up in Terre Haute and recognizes full-time Indiana State faculty members who have made outstanding contributions to their disciplines. On faculty since 2009, Aldrich has served as interim chair of the department of earth and environmental systems since 2017. He has contributed to numerous peer-reviewed journal publications, book chapters and book reviews. In 2017, he was formally elected secretary of Indiana State’s Graduate Council and served as chair and vicechair the two previous years. He also served as a National Science Foundation senior panelist in fall and has been a content area consultant for “The Hoosier Science Teacher” since fall 2009. Aldrich has been a member of the Conference of Latin Americanist Geographers since spring 2004. He joined the Association of American Geographers in fall 2002 and was inducted into the Gamma Theta Upsilon, Alpha Sigma Chapter in April 2001.Aldrich has a Ph.D. in geography with specialization in environmental science and public policy and a master’s degree in geography from Michigan State University and a bachelor’s degree in geography and environment and society from Clark University. “I was honored to even be nominated, because I think there are a lot of really great scholars at Indiana State University. To be considered one of them as a recipient of the Dreiser Award is humbling,” Aldrich said. “We need to celebrate scholarship at Indiana State, and this award is a great way to do that. Scholarship is a big deal in an individual faculty member’s life and to have it recognized externally is rewarding. The type of scholarship I do - field research where I interview people in their homes and businesses in the Brazilian Amazon requires other people to provide information, so I want to recognize that my research has been made possible by my research participants.” Fitch’s fields of interest include natural product isolation, synthesis and pharmacology. He has had numerous publications and patents and is involved in several organizations, including American Chemical Society (Division of Organic Chemistry, Division of Medicinal Chemistry, Wabash Valley Local Section Chair, Secretary, Executive Committee), American Society of Pharmacognosy, American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (Molecular Pharmacology Division, Neuropharmacology Division), Sigma Xi, Council on Undergraduate Research, Indiana Academy of Science (chemistry chair), Central States Universities Incorporated (Indiana State representative), Society for Neuroscience and the International Society for Neurochemistry. Fitch received his Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from the University of Louisville and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Western Kentucky University. “I am very honored to have been selected for the Dreiser Award and thank the committee, as well as my chair Eric Glendening, for recommending me for it,” Fitch said. “In the 15 years since I first arrived at ISU, I have been fortunate to work with a great group of colleagues in chemistry and physics and I appreciate the support they have given me to pursue my research.” “I also am indebted to the many undergraduate students who have come through my lab and do a lot of the work,” said Fitch. “Our undergraduates at ISU are


Alexandria Truby Reporter Thursday Night Entertainment was held on April 12 in DEDE I as a continuation of Spring Week. The line stretched from the entrance of the Dede all the way to the Gallery Lounge as people waited to get in and compete in games of Family Feud, eat popcorn and cookies, and dance the night away. First up was Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority vs. members of the audience. The original setup involved calling ticket holders up to the stage but some did not want to play so members of the audience began to volunteer or get their friends on stage. One individual humorously said, “I volunteer as tribute.” “It was kind of last minute but it was a lot of fun to be up there with my sisters and to be involved in friendly competition on campus,” Leona Horst, Communication major and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, said. This friendly competition had its stakes though. Contestants were

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Thursday night entertainment mimicked Family Feud.

competing for prizes, commons cash, and more. The main prize given out was a pair of Beats by Dre headphones during the first Fast

Money round. Instead of hitting a buzzer, the


Games receives Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award

Kent Games, associate professor of athletic training at Indiana State University , has been honored with the Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award. The award, which recognizes outstanding faculty who have made serving the community an integral part of their academic goals and activities, was presented during the annual Faculty Recognition Banquet Thursday. “Being named the Community-Based Learning and Scholarship Award winner is a tremendous honor. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to develop and sustain meaningful community relationships with organizations such as the Terre Haute Fire Department, Union Health and Franciscan Health, which are really the foundation of our community engagement and community scholarship efforts in the Doctor of Athletic Training,” Games said. “Through these relationships, we not only have been able to provide students an excellent learning experience, but we have also developed innovative solutions to solve real community challenges. We have been able to share our successes with others around the world, empowering them to make a positive change in their own community through research and community based learning,” Games added. “This award is particularly meaningful for me, as it recognizes the important work my colleagues, students and I are engaging in to improve the lives of first responders in the community. Using our unique skills and passion for helping others, we have created a one of a kind experience here at Indiana State, which allows students

to truly explore and understand underserved populations and emerging settings in athletic training through our Tactical Athlete Research and Education Center and Tactical Athlete Care Clinic.” Games serves as the director of the Tactical Athlete Research and Education Center, director of clinical education for the Doctor of Athletic Training Program, the Tactical Athlete Care Clinic and director of the Neuromechanics, Interventions and Continuing Education Research Laboratory at Indiana State. At Indiana State, Games integrated service and community-based learning into courses at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. Much of his work has been focused on providing health professional students hands-on experience at rural high schools in west central Indiana and east central Illinois. Games has also developed short-duration, high-impact activities, including screening elderly residents of the Ryves neighborhood for their risk of falls and hosting educational events for children and youth in Vigo County to encourage a healthy lifestyle. Since 2013, he has procured approximately $575,565 in external contracts and $28,850 in internal and external grants to support community engagement activities at State. Many of the contracts are multi-year agreements which guarantee Sycamores will be placed at the sites and students at a site for multiple, consecutive semesters.In addition to the procurement of funds to support our community engagement efforts, Games has provided direct services to nonprofit organizations to ad-

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dress community issues, including experiences with fire service agencies across the country in an effort to reduce the number, severity and burden of injury related to firefighter activities. He has also provided pro bono services in the form of medical supervision, guest speaking and mentorship at the international, national, regional, state and local levels. Games’ community-based research has been conducted on a wide range of issues affecting specific communities, including athletic training, fire service, physically active, patient student-athlete, elderly and pediatrics.In 2014, Games developed the Tactical Athlete Research and Education Center at Indiana State with


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CURTIS FROM PAGE 1 of ISU when she said, “Each meeting I have had with alumni has energized me and solidified the transformational impact an Indiana State University education has. I pledge that I will work to meet as many alumni as possible.” Curtis revealed some of her humor when she compared her fast-paced 100 days as president to taking a sip from a fire hose. When asked by her presidential committee if she was worried the event was on Friday the 13th, The president responded with an energetic, “Bring it On!”

HER COLOR FROM PAGE 1 second act of the night, with representation from junior Samantha Smith, who delivered an elegant and complimentary opera selection to surprise an unexpecting audience. The show continues shortly after with the presentation of the Fierce award, intended for a young lady who has proven to excel academically and physically as a student athlete. The 2018 recipient was Barbados native, Ayanna Morgan. In the absence of this recipient, 2017 Longevity award winner Martha Reed took the stage to offer remarks in representation of Hispanic and Latina women. In reflection, Reed extended her moment with the reciting of a self-written poem, urging the

GAMES FROM PAGE 2 education Center at Indiana State with the mission to “develop and deploy interventions and education focused on injury prevention, physical and technical performance, and health-related quality of life for tactical athletes and their families.” In the last year, the center has collaborated with more than 15 fire departments in Indiana and multiple fire departments in other states, including Wisconsin and Alabama, on projects relat-

PLAY FROM PAGE 2 contestants were to hit a table as fast as possible. There were disco lights and a spotlight to add to the ambiance as well. It was a very interactive game,

She expressed her surprise when she realized that April 13 was also her 100th day as University President. The Inauguration was also held on Indiana State University’s 150th Anniversary as a collegiate institution. The synchronization of this event showed a deliberative effort by the Presidential Search Committee to make this ceremony perfectly timed. ISU is a vital component in Indiana’s workforce and the state’s overall economy. Curtis emphasized the University’s contribution by saying, “A vast majority of our students are from Indiana and when they graduate nearly 85 percent remain in Indiana to live, work, and raise families.”

Curtis placed significance on ISU’s athletic programs by saying “As we write the next chapter for Indiana State University, our vision includes welcoming the next era for Sycamore Athletics. In the same way we strive for excellence for every class at Indiana State, let’s commit to an expectation of excellence… for anywhere our athletes compete.” Curtis made sure to highlight the cooperation with the State of Indiana and the City of Terre Haute to have the University oversee a 50-million-dollar renovation of the building. This will be used to develop additional meeting and event space to bring more visitors to Terre Haute. She explained the project should be fin-

audience to “seek the wisdom in the mirror.” The following were the remaining program awards and their recipients: The Virtuous Award – Sarah Ahmer, Elora Frias and Alivia Williams. The Resilient Award – Karina Arrambide and Natayla Bourn. The Perseverance Award – Mercy Moto and Vanessa Rojas, who represented for doctoral students who demonstrate the promotion of excellence and commitment through adversity. Assistant Director of the Charles E. Brown African-American Cultural Center, Valerie Hart-Craig, was offered the podium to express why her color shines, in alignment with the conceptual ceremony. “My color shines because God

allows it to,” Craig proclaimed. “My color shines because I have come to a place where I am worthy to be loved.” The evening reached its conclusion with additional performances from ISU alumni Mr. James Reed and Mr. Dominique Kelly, who both attested to the positive impact that Dr. Ervin has had in their undergraduate experiences. The Women of Promise committee would have been remiss, however, to not surprisingly dedicate the last award of the evening—the Endearing Spirit award—to Dr. Elonda Ervin herself, who passionately expressed gratitude in union with facilitators. Her Color Shines continues to be an impactful demonstration to all women on campus.

ed to improving the health and wellness of firefighters. Several local, national and international collaborations have also been established with other research and education centers, including Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and Warrior Research Center at Auburn University. In early 2017, a branch of the center was specifically developed to provide health education, prevention and care to First Responders in the Wabash Valley - the Tactical Athlete Care Clinic. It is a collaboration among the Terre Haute Fire Deeven with the audience. People were booing their friends on stage as well as encouraging them by saying “good answer, good answer” as people on the television show do. “The crowd was very inter-

partment, the Rural Health Innovation Collaborative and the Indiana State University Doctor of Athletic Training Program. It currently serves all 155 firefighters in Terre Haute and provides community-based learning activities for both doctoral and undergraduate level students. Games has a Ph.D. in kinesiology and a Master of Education degree in exercise science from Auburn University and a Bachelor of Science in athletic training from Grand Valley State University. active and everyone treated it like it was live Family Feud so that made it more fun,” Finance major at Ivy Tech Noelle Adams said. People in the audience enjoyed it as much as those partici-

ished in approximately two years. She also gave attention to fine-tuning ISU’s current strategic plan. This will include an improvement of online learning, inclusive excellence, student well – being, and sustainable fundraising initiatives President Curtis ended the speech by saying, “Through our many collaborations represented so gracefully today we add to the 153 rings of our Sycamore tree together. What will the next 5, 10, 15 rings look like? Let’s write those chapters together and watch as the giant Sycamore tree continues to flourish... Now it’s time to work. This is Indiana University’s time, let’s get started.”

AWARD FROM PAGE 2 talented and energetic, as are the local high school students I occasionally get to work with, especially during our Summer Undergraduate Research Experiences (SURE) program. The kids keep me young and on my toes. I also want to thank my department, the college, university and outside agencies and foundations for funding my work. Finally, I must thank my wife, Connie, for putting up with my work and research schedule for 25 years and counting.” Shelden, who has been on faculty at Indiana State since 1979, is a respected biographer. In addition to biographies of George Orwell and Mark Twain, he has published works on Graham Greene and Winston Churchill. He worked for a decade as the fiction critic for the Baltimore Sun and served as features writer for London’s Daily Telegraph for more than 10 years. His work has appeared in The Shakespeare Quarterly, Victorian Studies and the Oxford Dictionary of Na-

tional Biography. His New York Times bestseller, “Mark Twain: Man In White,” which was chosen as one of the best books of 2010 by the Library Journal and the Christian Science Monitor. His “Orwell: the Authorized Biography” was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. In 2014, he was the national winner for the Indiana Authors Awards, given annually by the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Fund. The Indiana Bicentennial Commission also included him among its 200 notable authors representing two centuries of Indiana literary history. Shelden has a Ph.D. and a master’s degree from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska. “I was in the first of my four decades at ISU when I heard that the university had a special award for research,” Shelden said. “I hoped one day to win it, but I never dreamed I’d be around long enough to get the Dreiser award three times. It’s very gratifying.”

Correction The Spring Sing article that appeared on page 1 of the April 13 issue was written by Jada Holmes, not Alexandria Truby. pating did by dancing during the breaks. The game was set up so that even the “losing” team would get a prize. Goodie bags were provided for the defeated team. The fast money portion of the

game was about seeing which of two contestants could answer as many questions correctly in a minute. One would be dismissed to another area while the other answered in front of the audience.


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“Urinetown the Musical” is directed by Chris Berchild and hosted its last show on Sunday, April 15.

Urinetown, The Musical Kayla Rogan Reporter

Urinetown the Musical; setting the stage for sold out shows and speaking on class privilege. Local community memebers and Indiana State University students gathered to watch Urinetown the musical. Every night of the show the seat filled up rather quickly. Before the show started, there was water dripping. This show spoke on the different treatments that the characters received with being in low or upper class, as well as the many problems that most communities have. The lower class people had to pay to use the restroom in some instances. During the first part of the show, Officer Lockstock introduced the audience to the storyline and the characters. Penelope Pennywise works for the UGC Company and Bobby Strong was the janitor there. Each morning the townspeople gathered in a line, and counted their money to make sure that they had enough to use the restroom. If the people were short change, they could not use the restroom. Although, if the townspeople urinated outside they would be exiled and this is what happen to Bobby Strong’s father.

Furthermore, Caldwell B. Caldwell’s daughter appeared on stage. This character name was Hope Caldwell, and she was very bubbly and full of excitement. She believed in following her heart because it will lead her into the right direction. Bobby helped show her to where the UGC company main building was. Bobby gazed at her beauty, like most of the men did in the play. Her father was happy to see her. Caldwell was a very selfish man, but Hope did not see this until later on during the show. Caldwell said, “Hope one day you will run this company just like I did.” Hope started off as a copy editor for her father’s company. Nevertheless, Lockstock saw little Sally outside counting money. Little Sally was counting her change to prepare for tonight restroom’s rush. The policer officer informed her that she should get on home. The next part involved Hope talking to Lockstock about what has been recently occurring for the people here in this community. Hope did not like the fact of people paying to use the restroom. Lockstock just told her it was the way of their world. The officer leaves the stage, and Bobby comes on the stage and talks to Hope. Bobby tells her about the problems he’s been having. Hope tells him to listen to his heart, but he did not know

Video Game Preview: Spider-Man AJ Goelz Reporter

Details on the upcoming “Spider-Man” game from Insomniac Games have been coming to fans, by way of Game Informer, for the past week and throughout the month of April. Last Wednesday it was revealed that the PS4 exclusive, which was previously regarded with a summer release date, would be releasing on September 4. Game Informer also announced that throughout the month of April they would be releasing a month of features on the game as getting an in depth look at “Spider-Man” from Insomniac. “Arguably, Insomniac’s biggest franchise is the Ratchet and Clank series, which found huge success in integrating a variety of gadgets and weapons. The studio has proven its ability to create interesting gadgets many times over, and Peter Parker is an inventor who loves to create gadgets,” said Kyle Hilliard in an article on Game Informer. The article goes into depth on three of the gadgets player will have access to during the game. The tripwire tool can be used in both stealth and combat scenarios. Its stealth uses are pretty straight forward. It can be placed as a trap for unwitting enemies to trip and be stuck to a wall. In open combat it has a similar function. When facing two enemies the tripwire can be attached to one, and then a web will extend to the other and ends with both enemies being knocked into each other and webbed to the ground. The web bomb is fairly self-explanatory. It is an area of effect tool that will incapacitate a group of enemies. The player can

then attack or swing them around at their leisure until the webs break. The final tool that the article went into depth with was the Spider-Drone. The drone is, well a drone that will fire off web bullets at enemies. “Sony confirmed that the Spider-Drone will be included as a pre-order bonus for the game,” said Hilliard. There are still gadgets that are unknown and that players will need to craft them. It has not been made clear how crafting will work in “Spider-Man”. The use of the word “crafting” implies that there will materials in the world to collect then crafted into items. Player will not just be crafting gadgets, but alternate costumes as well. The suit that Spider-Man is wearing in the promotional material is crafted during the campaign and there are plenty more to be crafted during player’s time in New York. Hilliard said that he saw 24 distinct silhouettes representing a different costume, but the developers told him that there are even more than that. Costumes are not just for aesthetics, but also gives the player different bonuses during gameplay. Hilliard also got a look at the various kinds of missions that will take place outside of the main story. There looks to be quest chains involving various Spider-Man characters like Wilson Fisk, Taskmaster, Harry Osborn and Black Cat were all mention in the article along with random crime missions. “We stopped a store robbery, interrupted a car chase, and (Creative Director Bryan Intihar) says Spider-Man also busts up drug deals in alleys and encounters


how to. She then placed her head hard on his heart, and the audience began to laugh. Hope said, “There is love out there, and do what you feel is right.” Hope and Bobby fell in love with each other. In the next scene Bobby allows people to use the restroom for free. Penelope Pennywise informs the police and Mr. Caldwell of this behavior. They hunted him down and tried to get him, but him and the townspeople led a rebellion. They also took Hope as a hostage. Penelope found Bobby hiding in the basement, and told him Mr. Caldwell has a deal for him. Mr. Caldwell was going to give him money for him to stop the rebellion. Bobby refused, and he was exiled. Everyone started to realize how terrible Mr. Caldwell was, and Penny team up with the rebellion after she told them that she was Hope’s mother. The rebellion killed everyone, and Hope ran her father’s company. People was able to pee for free, but it did not last long. The city became polluted, but Hope was the only one that was happy. Towards the end Lockstock and little Sally began talking. Little Sally wanted a happy ending, but the officer informed her this musical would never have a happy ending.

Event of the Week: Sycamore Closet

The Fashion and Merchandising Association is an organization that provides a place for fashion enthusiasts to come and collaborate in a no-judgement environment. On the first day of the sale, the event raised $207.50 by selling clothings in Dede II. The second Sycamore Closet will be on 4/18, at the Quad from 11am-2pm. The Sycamore Closet is an environmentally sustainable fashion event that also gives back to the community.

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College essay tests deserve to die

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Make your voice heard

Emma Osowski Columnist

If you’ve been reading my articles since the beginning, you know that I have shared my opinions on the #MeToo movement. And while I wrote about the movement and the stand women have taken this year for the cause, to give a voice to what has become an epidemic, I feel I haven’t myself shared my voice. Well, here it goes. I have never been in a position where I’ve personally been harassed or treated differently due to my being a female, but I am aware of the problem as much as I can be. I am an observer. A professional people watcher, one might say. Although I don’t act like it’s my daytime job, I consider myself

fairly gifted in the area. Picking up on social cues others may miss, reading people. I have this sort of radar when it comes to figuring out people’s motives, and I’m easily aware of things around me that are generally out of place or out of the norm. It’s because of this that I have witnessed predicaments or situations where it wasn’t the most comfortable. One of those times being from this past weekend at the Bally. Now, I wouldn’t say you needed to be an expert people watcher to know that this guy was a creep. I think everyone around us knew, but what I don’t think everyone was aware of were the things that he didn’t say. He made me uncomfortable by just being on the same patio and so you bet I was keeping an eye on him. It seemed that with every girl who had passed him, he had some kind of nonverbal way of disrespecting her. I couldn’t even tell you how many there were, but I became a little more dis-

gusted every single time. Sometimes he would just stare as if the girl was a piece of meat. Other times he would make hand gestures and point. Then, the more drunk he got, the more he would speak, and although he wasn’t vulgar with his words, it wasn’t genuine or at all redeeming. Even though one girl he eyed and tried speaking to was one of my close friends, the majority of the girls he acted this way towards were ones I didn’t know. And while I could look at the situation and think, “Well, maybe if she wasn’t wearing that, he wouldn’t have that reaction,” I realized that it 100 percent does not matter. Some people think that “as long as you don’t touch it’s not a problem,” but news flash – it is. In someone’s head or not, every single person on this planet is of value and dignity and despite what someone is wearing, no matter male and female. It doesn’t mean they deserve to be treated or thought of with any less respect.

I think back on the night and I’m still upset. I don’t know whether to blame the alcohol, people’s obliviousness or people’s lack of integrity, mine included. I wish I would have said something to him. No matter if it made a scene, I think something should have been done so his actions and disrespectfulness could have been brought to light. He may not have motioned, spoke to or treated me the way he did others, but that doesn’t mean I shouldn’t have stuck up for them. Celebrity or not, public figure or not, a voice is a voice. Every voice matters, and they should be heard. If you see something that isn’t right, you should say something. If you observe or witness something that is degrading, uncomfortable, and just plain rude, stand up. I didn’t, and that’s not going to happen again. I don’t want to just stand by as someone disrespects another, and I hope that you, whoever is reading this, can say the same thing.

Your privacy on the web The Times Editorial Board Los Angeles Times(TNS) The clearest lesson from Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg’s 10 hours of testimony on Capitol Hill this week is that members of Congress don’t have much of a grasp on what the privacy problems are online, let alone how to fix them. The recent revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, however, should make at least one thing abundantly clear to lawmakers: Consumers need more control over how their personal information is used and shared online. Making his first appearances before Congress, Zuckerberg testified at three Senate and House committee hearings about a variety of hot topics, from Russian influence on the 2016 presidential election to alleged partisan bias by Facebook’s content moderators. He probably would not have made the trip, though, if not for the

news that the political data firm Cambridge Analytica had improperly obtained information about 87 million Facebook users from the developer of a popular Facebook app. Facebook learned about the unauthorized disclosure late in 2015 but did not tell its users about it until this year. That’s problem No. 1. Congress has dragged its feet for years on legislation to compel timely disclosures of data leaks, effectively preventing the market (that is, consumers) from punishing companies that don’t safeguard the personal information they collect. Mandating those disclosures is long overdue. More broadly, the incident showed how seemingly innocuous personal data could be used in unexpected and non-innocuous ways. Cambridge Analytica developed “psychographic” profiles of millions of individuals, by name, in an effort to help its clients — including Donald Trump’s presidential campaign — sway the results of elections. The

company sought to take advantage of users’ susceptibilities to craft political messages and influence their votes. It’s safe to say that few of those 87 million people understood that using Facebook to share items with friends would shape how a political candidate would try to win their support. That’s problem No. 2. Sites and services online will tell you — often in tiny type and legalistic language — how they plan to use your data themselves. And if they intend to share or sell your data, they’ll generally tell you that too. But they won’t tell you how those other sites and services will use your information. Facebook insists that it doesn’t sell its users’ data. Instead, it sells advertising space, and it uses what it knows about you to target advertisers’ messages for a fee. More problematic are the data brokers that gather data, then sell it to others to use for … whatever. Ultimately, the threads of information captured about us on sites

across the internet get woven into remarkably complete profiles, which can be used to shape what we see online, the prices we pay, the secrets we reveal, the opportunities offered to or withheld from us. Some brokers build their databases with data collected by other companies. Others, such as Evite, a site for sending invitations online to events, and Edmunds, a car review site, sell data collected from their own visitors to marketers for use elsewhere — a twist that few of those sending invites to their kids’ birthday parties or shopping for a vehicle may fully appreciate. Even Facebook, though, assembles and digests information about internet users in unexpected ways. Like Google, it spreads a data dragnet far beyond its own site and apps such as Instagram and Messenger, collecting personal data even from people who aren’t on its social network. Federal law offers protections for medical data


Every year more than a million students pay an extra fee to do the optional essay section of the SAT and ACT, though according to a Princeton Review analysis only 27 colleges and universities in the country require submission of an essay score. Half of those 27 schools are in California, which means the Golden State is well-positioned to put an end to what is a huge waste of time and money for millions of high school students and their parents each year. Harvard announced in March that it will no longer require the SAT essay. The University of California and Stanford should kill off this test once and for all. Having students write an essay as part of the SAT and ACT sounds like a good idea. The ability to put thoughts into words matters a great deal in school and beyond, and many students are ill-prepared to write with the frequency and sophistication college studies require. The ACT essay test asks students to take a position on an issue. The SAT asks them to write a rhetorical analysis of a published argument. The problem is that students’ scores on these exercises don’t indicate much about how they will perform in the classroom, which is what these tests are supposed to reveal. When the College Board redesigned the SAT and made the essay optional in 2016, it admitted as much: “While the College Board remains steadfast in its commitment to the importance of analytic writing for all students … one single essay historically has not contributed significantly to the overall predictive power of the exam.” It is no surprise, then, that so few colleges require the SAT and ACT essays or that, even among those that do, there is little indication that any of them use the essay to determine whether to accept an applicant. And yet 1.2 million students in the Class of 2017 dutifully wrote at least one SAT essay, and about 1.1 million did the ACT essay. The essay takers made up 70 percent of those who sat for the SAT, and 53 percent of those who took the ACT. We surmise that the numbers are so high because too many students are unsure whether the colleges they apply to will want it. They take it just in case. It’s a costly “just in case,” especially in aggregate. The total amount of money spent on taking the essay tests isn’t easy to calculate — many students take these tests multiple times, and neither the College Board nor ACT publicly talks about how much they take in each year on essay tests alone. But we can do some rough math. It costs as much as $14 to add the essay portion to the SAT, and as much as $16.50 to add it to the ACT, on top of the $46 for

each test. The test makers absorb some or all of the costs for low-income students, about 20 percent of test takers. If 20 percent of the Class of 2017’s essay-test takers paid absolutely nothing to the College Board and to ACT, the companies still would have collected more than $25 million for an educational measurement almost no college wants and even fewer use. Those millions are not coming just from students’ families. In more than half the states, the SAT or ACT is offered during school hours and the states’ taxpayers foot the bill, at full fare for some students and at discounted rates for low-income students. “School day” testing is smart public policy — research shows that offering in-school, free-to-the-student exams increases the number of students who attend college. But it’s not smart for states to pay for the extra essay section. Thirteen states add that cost to their testing, and in 10 of them — Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming — there are no schools that require the SAT or ACT essay. Some states may pay to include the essay portion because they are required to test writing skills in their 11th grade assessments. But, just as there is no evidence that the SAT and ACT essay are good predictors of college performance, there are no published studies showing that the tests are valid for assessing state writing standards. In fact, a recent report argues that the exams’ “lack of alignment with states’ college- and career-ready standards means that they are not the assessments to use for accountability purposes.” The California Legislature is considering AB 1951, which would require the state superintendent to select the SAT or ACT as a replacement for the SBAC test that is now administered to all high school juniors (SBAC stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium). Because so many 11th graders need and want to take the SAT or the ACT (or both) for their college applications, eliminating the SBAC would streamline the testing regimen for schools and ease students’ test-anxiety levels as well. But the choice should be between the SAT or the ACT without the essay test. Unfortunately, that bit of streamlining will never happen as long as California schools demand the essay score for admittance, especially the behemoth UC system and Stanford. For the sake of the state budget and families’ private pocketbooks, and for high schoolers in California and across the country who have enough testing worries without the useless essay, the SAT and ACT writing test should be dropped. California, you have the power: Kill the essays.

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SPIDER-MAN FROM PAGE 4 situations where Mr. Negative’s Inner Demons gang is caught up in a shoot-out with the NYPD,” said Hilliard. The big challenge with these kinds of missions is preventing them from constantly being the same thing and becoming stale, but it seems Insomniac antici-

WEB FROM PAGE 6 collected by doctors and hospitals, and for financial data and information collected from minors. But those safeguards have truck-sized loopholes. For example, the medical information you might enter into a health-focused website isn’t covered by those privacy protections because the law doesn’t apply to such sites. Nor does the prohibition on collecting data from minors stop sites from sharing some types of data about minors

pated this challenge. “These general crimes will also change, shift, and combine as you make your way through the game. We saw this in action when the second robbery we stopped evolved into a car chase when some of the bad guys got away,” said Hilliard. A big part of any Spider-Man experience is swinging on webs in New York. It looks like Insomniac has put in a lot

that they collect from adults. What’s missing is a baseline set of rules to ensure that all online sites, services and apps reveal what they’re collecting and why, and give people a meaningful say over whether and with whom their data is shared — in plain English. That sort of transparency and control isn’t a threat to the advertiser-supported internet; users will no doubt continue to trade away some element of their privacy for content and services they value. But that exchange should be fair and fully informed, rather than simply

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Amanda Guercio completed the come from behind win for the Sycamores this past weekend against Southern Illinois.

Sycamores Rally for 5-3 win over Southern Illinois Patrick Walsh

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Back-to-back two-run innings – capped off by an RBI double then a steal of home by freshman Amanda Guercio – completed the come-from-behind win for the Sycamores Saturday as Indiana State claimed a series win with a 5-3 victory at Southern Illinois in the rubber game of a Missouri Valley Conference series. With the win, Indiana State extended its streak of not having lost a season series to the Salukis since 2011. For Guercio, the stolen

base capped off a career day as she was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs and a run scored while almost turning a double play on a diving catch and throw. For Indiana State (20-19, 7-7), it capped off a dramatic and critical series win. Southern Illinois (2217, 5-8) led throughout most of the game despite being outhit until the Sycamores tied it in the sixth inning with a Becky Malchow groundout followed two batters later by an RBI double to right center by Bailey Martin. Martin’s double scored Leslie Sims after she reached on a single to short as part of her 3-for-4 day with a run

scored and a stolen base, her 17th of the season. That tied the game for the Trees and set up Guercio’s heroics in the seventh inning. Abbey Kruzel (4-5) was credited with the win after allowing only two hits in 3 2/3 innings in the circle before Arielle Blankenship (3) pitched the final 1/3 inning to claim the save. Neither pitcher allowed a run or a walk. Kruzel was impressive in her relief performance of Kylie Stober, retiring the first nine batters she faced. Savanna Dover (4-11) was charged with the loss after allowing two runs – including Indiana State’s

go-ahead run – on two hits in one inning in the circle. PLAYER OF THE GAME Amanda Guercio easily claims this honor, as she was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Her second RBI of the game ended up being the winning run for the Sycamores while her lone run scored came as she stole home, marking the first stolen base of her career. STAT OF THE GAME The four doubles in the game marked a season high for Indiana State. Additionally, the four extra-base hits in the game were the most for the Sycamores since recording four

extra-base hits on March 17 against Valparaiso. PITCHERS OF RECORD • Win: Abbey Kruzel, Indiana State (4-5) • Loss: Savanna Dover, Southern Illinois (4-11) • Save: Arielle Blankenship, Indiana State (3) RECORDS UPDATE • Indiana State: 2019 (7-7 MVC) • Southern Illinois: 22-17 (5-8 MVC) NOTABLES • With the win, Indiana State has now not lost a series to Southern Illinois since 2011 • Indiana State is

now 74-25 all-time against Southern Illinois • Leslie Sims swiped her 17th stolen base of the season in the game. She is currently ninth in the school’s single season charts for stolen bases. • Sims’ stolen base gives her 37 for her career, tying her for sixth all-time at Indiana State matching the 37 stolen bases recorded by Kassie Brown (201417). • Bailey Martin reached base in the first inning for the fourth consecutive game

Sycamores conclude Tiger Track Classic with three more individual titles on Saturday Andrew Hile

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Vicki Hall is the new head women’s basketball coach.

Meet Vicki Hall, Monday at 7th & Elm Sycamore fans get the chance to meet new Indiana State head women’s basketball coach Vicki Hall and talk personally with her Monday night as ISU and 7th & Elm will host a Meet-and-Greet starting at 5:30 p.m. Free appetizers will be available for Sycamore fans as Coach Hall, along with new assistant coach Roman Tubner, will be on hand to meet fans. Located at 729 N. 7th Street and appropriately at the corner of 7th Street and

Elm Street, 7th & Elm is home to the Indiana State Basketball Coaches Radio Show during the season. The Meet-and-Greet with Hall begins at 5:30 p.m. and will last until 7 p.m. All fans are welcome. For the latest information on the Sycamore Softball team, make sure to check out GoSycamores. com. You can also find the team on social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. By Athletic Media Relations

The Sycamore track and field teams finished with many impressive performances, including three more individual titles, on day two of the Tiger Track Classic at Auburn. “Our team stepped-up in many areas against some great competition this weekend,” head coach Angela Martin said. “We had several event winners and many athletes performed at their top level. I am encouraged by the progress we seem to be making each week. Our throwers were a great highlight in all their events and we also had high marks in the 1500-meter run, both hurdle races and improvement in the sprints. We are mid-season now and I am looking forward to seeing how far this team can go.” After a winning the 1500-meter run on Friday night, Brittany Neeley completed her stellar weekend by winning the 800-meter run on Saturday. Neeley crossed the finish line at 2:08.73, holding off second place by less than a second. Her time of 2:08.15 from Ole Miss still leads the MVC and is 32nd in the East Region. The Saturday sections of the women’s 1500-meter run saw three Sycamores make their way towards the top of the results. Jessi Conley was the highest finisher for ISU, taking second place with a time of 4:36.17 and Alli Workman was right behind her in third at 4:38.17. Jocelyn Quiles finished less than a second behind Workman at 4:38.86, a new personal-best for the freshman. Oschtisha Jackson had a strong day in the 400-meter dash for the Sycamore women, placing third with a season-best time

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Hunter Schuman scored the shot with a mark of 16.58m.

of 55.11. She has now increased her MVC-leading time, and leads the conference by over a second. It was another impressive day for Erin Reese, as she completed her weekend by taking home the title in the discus throw. Reese recorded a mark of 52.95m (173-09) on her last throw to claim the victory over Ivana Muzaric of Auburn. Her throw of 53.98m (177-01) from Ole Miss is the best mark in the Valley, ninth in the East and 22nd in the nation. Redshirt junior Cassaundra Roper had a career day in the shot put for Indiana State, finishing second overall with a big throw of 15.55m (51-00.25) for a new lifetime-best and the fifthbest mark in ISU history. Her throw keeps her in first place in the conference by over a foot, moves her to 20th in the East Region and 45th in the country. On the men’s side, Hunter Schuman was the lone victor for the Sycamores. Schuman was victorious in the shot put with a mark of 16.58m (54-04.75), fend-

ing off second by three inches. Schuman’s teammate, Vince Laconi, ended the day in third place with a throw of 16.48m (5401.00). Coming off of a phenomenal performance at the Gibson Invite, Jaime Murtagh earned a third place finish at Auburn with a jump of 2.10m (6-10.75). At the Gibson Invite, Murtagh won the high jump with the fourth-best mark in school history of 2.18m (7-01.25), which put him into first in the MVC, 10th in the East and 14th nationally. Grant Harris performed well in the discus throw for the men, recording a new career-best mark of 48.04m (157-07), good enough for fifth overall. He now moves into the top-five in the Valley, coming in at fourth. The 110-meter hurdles saw Daley Carter run his best race of the season, placing fifth with a time of 14.04, just .02 away from fourth. Carter currently owns the second-best time in the Missouri Valley, trailing only Jaylan McConico from Illinois State. He also is 26th in the East

and 36th in the nation. Freshman Cale Kilian competed well against some tough competition in the 1500-meter run and ended up finishing in fourth place with a time of 4:01.00, less than a second away from third. Day two of the men’s decathlon was good to Michael Boger and Josh Perry, as both improved their positions from day one. Boger ended up placing third with 5931 points, which leads the MVC and is 43rd in the East. Perry took fifth overall with 5531 points and now sits in second in the conference. Rhett Blake, CJ Anyaebunam, Daley Carter and Stephen Griffith ran the best time of the season in the 4X400-meter relay, racing to second place with a time of 3:15.05, falling only to Troy. Their time is the fourth-best time in the Valley. The Sycamores will return home next Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21 to host the Pacesetter Sports Invite.

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