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CONGRATS JOE Interim Police Chief Joe Newport has been officially named Bill Mercier’s replacement as Chief of Police at Indiana State


s t a t e s man A year in review: Indiana State brings back their yearbook committee PAGE 2

Friday April 4, 2014 Indiana State University Volume 120 Issue 77

Free Parking: Opinions takes a look at what the campus has to say on parking

Adult swim: IN party at the Ballyhoo


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Frozen love: A look at Terre Haute’s newest addition to PAGE 8 downtown

SAMUAL CLARK Editor-in-Chief

One of the most popular locations on campus happens to have no official connections to the University. The Balleyhoo Bar and Pizza King Pizzeria happens to be one of Indiana State’s biggest attractions, partly because it is one of the only official dance clubs in Terre Haute, partly because it is the only bar on the ISU campus and partly because of everything else. The Balley has been around for some time, holding a rather rich history. “It got kind of crazy. We used to hold beer-slides. That’s where guys would line up outside on the sidewalk while you have beer cans opened all over the floor and people would slide across the floor,” said bar manager Gary Smith. The Ballyhoo Tavern tends to be famous for one of two reasons: 1. they, as mentioned before, are one of the CONTINUED ON PAGE 9

Joe Newport, previously known as Interim Director for ISU Police Department and Public Safety has officially accepted the position of full Director (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

SETH YATES Contributor Previous Interim Director Joe Newport has officially accepted the position of full Director for Public Safety and Police Chief for Indiana State University’s public safety. The assessment lasted for three months since the retirement of former Chief Bill Mercier on January 1st. Vice President of Business Affairs and University Treasurer Diann McKee believes that this is the best move for

public safety and the university as a whole. “His performance as an interim has been outstanding,” McKee said. “He certainly meets all of the qualifications. Not only in his experience as a line officer but in the command positions he has held on campus and in the city of Terre Haute.” She also said that she is personally very excited for Newport as he takes great care to keep track of the needs of not

only campus but the student body. The position he has held in the department since 1999 still needs to be filled. “We will begin a search for a new associate director and hope to have that position filled for the fall semester,” McKee said. Newport is glad that the official decision has been made but is more importantly focusing on the tasks at hand: namely the job CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

Beat down: Sycamores destroy Austin Peay University at home



Friday, April 4, 2014 • Page 2 News Editor, Andrew Christman

Sycamore Revival The ISU yearbook is making a comeback Dustyn Fatheree Contributor Indiana State University students, faculty and staff in May will have the opportunity to purchase a studentproduced “yearbook” that showcases the 2013-2014 school year from the student perspective. “It’s a yearbook, but then again it’s not,” said Student Publications Director Rachel Wedding McClelland who oversees the student staff that’s producing the publication. “When people think yearbook, they often think headshots of every student in the school,” McClelland said. “But that’s not what people should expect. This is more of a year in review look at ISU with stories and pictures that capture the highlights of the year.” Indiana State’s yearbook was discontinued in 1993 due to an excessive amount of books not being purchased. President Dan Bradley pushed to bring it back this year, but with a new plan. “Yearbooks will be published online and available in print form,” Bradley said. “People can order a hard copy the day it is available or 20 years down the road.” Online editions will be free to view as many times as people want, he said. The book will aim to focus on the highlights of attending Indiana State. Sara Palmer, an English graduate student, is the yearbook’s editor-in-chief who is coordinating the effort of the 12 students working on the product. “There was a lot of flexibility as far as the direction it could go,” Palmer said. “It was very important for the Student Media Department, President Bradley and the administration that this be a student-centered piece about students, by students, for students.” Palmer said the theme this year is “Proud to be a Tree” which focuses on Sycamore pride and unique aspects of Indiana State.

Students have been at work since August documenting from the student perspective the activities underway on campus for a new version of “The Sycamore” yearbook, last produced in 1993 (Photo by Kira Clouse).

The yearbook staff is also highlighting this-year-only special events such as Larry Bird coming to Terre Haute for a scholarship dinner and statue dedication. “It’ll be mostly photos, features, profiles and blurbs that talk about all the different types of community engagement activities that went on this year,” she said. Palmer said the book is categorized into five sections including pride in academics, pride in athletics, pride in state success, pride in state life and pride in service. It’s not unlike the way the yearbook of Indiana State Teacher’s College was organized in 1961’s edition of the “Analyst,” featuring sections on the administration and faculty, clubs, organizations and sports and classes. The articles were a short two to six paragraphs long, but in the 1993 edition of “Blending into One,” the articles were more extensive, often reaching to multiple pages. Staff members say they’ve had the opportunity this year to learn and adapt on the job. “At first I was a little intimidated about going out and interviewing people for stories,” said Esther Perisho, a yearbook staff writer and freshman biology major. “As I started getting out there more and talking to people more, I grew more confidence. And I feel that because of the yearbook, I grew a lot as a student and a person.”

Nicole Jones, a yearbook page designer and freshman art major said working with this group has given her opportunities to gain diverse experience. “Everyone picks up each other’s slack,” Jones said. “I’ve written some a few stories, took some pictures – I am primarily a page designer though. Starting off, we didn’t know each other yet, but as we progressed we started to figure each other out.” Both Jones and Perisho plan to come back next year with new goals and expectations. “I want to work to sharpen my skills,” Jones said. Palmer said she doesn’t want to use the “first-year trial” excuse to dismiss quality. Based on a theory Palmer made, the first waffle is always flawed, and the second one is of a much higher quality, she doesn’t want the yearbook to be the first waffle. “This is not going to be the ‘this is the first year so we are learning the kinks,’” Palmer said. “This is the first year, and we are setting the standard.” The yearbook is expected to be available for viewing online, as well as for purchase, beginning May 15. Those interested in viewing it or purchasing a copy should visit for more details.

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Student Government Association chooses new leader

Andrew Christman News Editor

The changing of the guard for the SGA president has officially taken place. Olivia Finley, the new president of SGA takes over for former president, Logan Valentine. The elections ran a bit differently compared to years past, with only one candidate running for the Vice President and President positions. Instead of the usual competitive elections, Finley ran for President and Dan Dooley ran for Vice President, which left them only needing to receive more approves than disapproves to be elected. There were also 35 seats up for grabs for Senator but only 20 people ran for the position. Like the President and Vice President elections, there was a vote of approval for all of the candidates. Finley is very excited about being elected President and believes Dooley, along with herself will bring a lot of good things to Indiana State. “Dan and I have created what we believe to be a very strong platform for the upcoming year. We are very excited to be able to hold these positions for Student Government and we cannot wait to

continue to better our campus,” she said. They have three key points that will bring things together and allow room for many new ideas and possibilities. “Our first main point is student involvement. We would like to get more students involved in organizations throughout campus. We believe that being involved on campus can potentially help a student academically, socially, and also make them feel like Indiana State is their home.” Their second key point has to do with student retention. “We would love to see more students stay at ISU to continue their higher education. This goes back to the student involvement on campus,” she said. “But, with this point we wish to create new programs and activities to welcome students and allow them to become more aware about what great offers this campus has to give!” The new SGA president’s last key point is about faculty and staff relations. “We hope to make availability of professors and students more accommodating to each other. Logan has already started us off this year and

we wish to continue to grow from his accomplishments,” she said. Logan Valentine, current SGA President is very appreciative for the time he spent at the helm of the Student Government. “My time as SGA president will always be a significant part of my life. Student Government has allowed me to grow as an individual, while also helping the University that provided me with the opportunities to become the man I am today,” he said. The 20 candidates that will make up the Senate are: Bethany Alkire, Morgan Chaney, Daniel Connolly, BreAnna Donaldson, Andrew Garnes, Makenna Graham, Lena Grunloh, Brendin Humrickhouse, Matthew Janeway, Lauren Karcher, Katherine Lugar, Davontae Reynolds, Michael Shepard, Mary Sum, Brandon Tamayo, Cecilia Van Wijk, Samuel Wetherell, Joseph Worthington and Zach Wittman.

Below: SGA President Logan Valentine expresses his school spirit amongst his fellow Sycamores as a member of The Forrest. (Photos by ISU Communications and Marketing).

“Dan and I have created what we believe to be a very strong platform for the upcoming year.” Olivia Finley, SGA President-Elect

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7th & Elm joins Creative Writing for Open Mic Night Kristi Ashby Reporter The Creative Writing Society will be hosting an open mic night Friday, April 4 from 9:00pm to midnight at 7th and Elm Bar and Grill. This is an event where anyone can read their public works to let other hear what they have been working on. All ages are invited to attend open mic night. The event will be held upstairs at the bar and is located just north of Indiana State University campus. Martin Maynard, the vice president of the creative writing society and a graduate student who majored in English, is expecting a great turnout for the event. “I expected around 35-40 people to be in attendance for the open mic night,” Maynard said. “I just want everyone to remember that anyone can come; age is not a factor.” The purpose of open mic night is to allow people a chance to openly share their work with others through reading their writings out loud. Anyone is allowed to read at the event but they must have their own original piece of writing to present. People wishing to read at open mic night must arrive early to sign up to read their works. Some students think this is a great way for students to express themselves openly.

Students are invited to join the Creative Writing Society at the 7 & Elm Bar and Grill tonight, 9 p.m. until midnight (Submitted photos).

One such student is Tulsi Vaid. Vaid is a freshman majoring in biology and thinks open mic night is great idea and could be a very inspirational night for those who attend. “This is such a wonderful idea of how people can express themselves,” Vaid said.

“These people can read their works and be recognized for their own unique talents. After hearing these people speak, others could be inspired to write their own works or if they already write to read them out loud at the next event.” This event will be free and open to

Indiana State and Terre Haute community. Free food and drinks will be provided for those who attend. The Creative Writing Society is having open mic night in hopes to start a program to help aspiring authors in the local area. If there is great participation from the community and many spectators to watch the authors read their works, the club plans on having open mic nights on a regular basis. 7th and Elm Bar and Grill is hoping this event will generate more business. “The bar is hoping to receive more business from open mic night,” Alyssa Henderson said, a server at the bar and grill. “We hope people will be buying drinks that come to the event. This will draw more attention to the Creative Writing Society and 7th and Elm Bar and Grill.” As of now this is the only open mic night planned but through great participation from the community creative writing society plans on making this a big event. The event kicks off at 9:00 pm the club expects great participation so they may start planning their next open mic night for the surrounding community.

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technological and other filing changes have to be made before the mock review. Though he was confident he could do “During this three year process we have the job it still came with new obstacles. to digitally update our filing system, put “It went well, it was busy, trying to learn laptops in the patrol vehicles and make a lot of different things that Bill [Mercier] changes to outdated policy,” she said. had done for so long,” Newport said. “Some “One of the main [issues] was overall of the things it took a while to grasp in that compliance.” transition but the knowledge grows each She had originally intended to schedule day. One of the more important things to the mock review, which may take only a remember in this role is the impact public few hours, to be at the end of this month safety can have on education.” but the person in charge of running of the He said that this mock review program not only includes retiring. “It went well, it was busy, is She their safety but the and Newport trying to learn a lot of impact that being are going to be using different things that Bill on the wrong side that time to make sure of campus law may [Mercier] had done for so long.” that review of the new have on students. policies goes across Especially for those the entire department Joe Newport, Chief of Police for so that each member students who may not understand that of public safety can Indiana State University their actions can have pass the review. them removed or expelled from campus. “Once they found out the perks of “Some crimes are not negotiable,” he being accredited they got more on board,” said. “But other behavioral problems we said Watts recalling some of the changes try to take a stance that understands.” and cracking a smile. “We did set up a On top of keeping his staff in order BlackBoard site to track and make sure New Director of Public Safety and ISU Police Department Joe Newport has begun planning next year’s improvements (Photos courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). during this transition, Newport is that the staff does read the manual.” seeking acknowledgement through an accreditation program called the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators [IACLEA]. “The program is a prestigious achievement that demonstrates the compliance with certain standards of campus law enforcement,” Newport said. “They help us make sure our policies, equipment and codes are up to industry standards and then they review us for acceptance into the program.” For this process public safety has been using the talents of Corporal Tamera Watts to help them adhere to these 217 new standards. “Some of the standards are electives but we still have to pick up 80 percent of those on top of the mandatory ones,” Watts said. “We are about 70 percent of the way with all the changes.” Equipment changes, reporting changes, Continued from PAGE 1

Corrections policy: The Indiana Statesman welcomes comments and suggestions, or complaints about errors that warrant correction. The Indiana Statesman will promptly correct errors of fact and clarify potentially confusing statements if reported. To report an error email or phone (812) 237-3289.Comments on editorials may be e-mailed to or faxed to (812) 237-7629. Readers dissatisfied with a response or concerned about the paper’s journalistic integrity may reach the student publications director at PublicationsDirector@ or (812) 237-3025. Corrections: On April 2, Adler Inglesbee was falsely credited as author of “Vigo County Library hosts various resources.” The correct author was Jamil Toptsi.


Friday, April 4, 2014 • Page 6 Opinions Editor, Kylie Adkins Editor-in-Chief, Samual Clark

High school sports and music: a continuing funding battle

Music has always been a part of my life. Growing up, I was surrounded by music and a family of musicians. When I got to sixth grade, it was finally time for me to pick an instrument. Music had always been my favorite class in elementary school, so of course I Opinions intended to learn an instrument. Editor After a lot of consideration, I decided to take up the violin. I loved it so much that I continued to play throughout middle and high school, and now I still play in college. I made lasting relationships with people and it was a fun hobby. The best part of it, though, was creating

something with the orchestra and growing as a musician at the same time. Even though I was by no means an athlete, I had also maintained a fairly neutral relationship with sports throughout school. Until I reached high school, that is. Sports can be a good thing and many people enjoy them, but the same can be said for music. So why is there such a difference in how schools treat sports programs and music programs? I think we can all agree that football really does bring in a lot of money for high schools and they have some great benefits, but there’s a flip side to every coin. The most important thing about sports is that they keep us fit and are fun. Sports help build teamwork and can help with strategy. Sports also teach children and adolescents to keep a goal in mind

as well as sportsmanship, but sometimes it goes too far and becomes an absolute focus on winning. Due to the physical nature of many sports, there is a large risk for injury. Many sports-related injuries are from simply overdoing it. There has been a increase in sports related injuries in the last few decades as parents push their children or they push themselves too hard for that Olympic dream or for that full ride scholarship. Aside from the risks from the sport alone, there have been many cases lately of hazing in high school and college football teams and many scandals involving coaches. While music programs don’t bring in as much money for schools as football — or sports in general — learning a musical instrument has many of the same benefits as sports plus extras.

Music can teach teamwork and focus as well as any sport, but when students learn an instrument it is shown to improve SAT and IQ scores, it allows for an emotional release and it is also fulfilling— all without the risk of injury. Music has also been shown to improve cognitive abilities, math and language scores and attention to detail. But still, music programs are being cut from school curriculums. You rarely hear about scandals from a music program. When it comes to budget cuts, things have to give sometimes. I can understand some cuts in music funding, but music and art shouldn’t be the only programs to lose out. Some sports funding should go toward the other programs to balance them out and allow all students the opportunities that they want to pursue.

France is known for being host to numerous highly divisive laws that place restrictions on the actions and clothing of women. Recently the French government banned the burqa — the traditional, Muslim clothing for women — in public places. Now they have started Photo attacking high heels. Editor After a young woman lost control of her vehicle and struck another driver, she claimed compensation from the other driver’s insurance company. When her claim was taken to court she initially won the case, yet a later appeals court overturned the ruling. Their main reasoning being: high heels. The court considered that the driver was wearing a pair of high heels and then considered them to be the main reason for the accident. How, in a society

in which women are expected to dress impeccably and look flawless around the clock, can wearing high heels be considered an offense? Much like any controversy there are two sides standing strong with substantial support. Many women forget that high heels were originally created for men. Moving past the age when the heeled shoes were used for horseback riding, history shows that the French royalty were particularly fond of high heels. It was a sign of wealth, as they were not expected to walk far or do any form of intensive labor. Yet now women are expected to do everything in heels, even driving. In those times, the overpowering patriarchy is greatly visible, holding women within its grasp. Many feminists believe that women are being objectified simply based off of their clothing. Which, in part, they are; the oversexualizing of women and girls is often encouraged by the current fashion trends. Models are required to wear six-inch heels while remaining within a

weight range meant for eight-year-old boys. Girls are expected to don high heels for each and every formal dance they attend, and walk in them expertly for hours. Men choose to regulate what women wear in order to have a better hold on society for fear of losing their patriarchal control, as seen by the burqa ruling in France. By following the regulations set forth by men who have probably never worn women’s clothing, women force themselves into molds that strip away a person’s identity. We become the labels that are pasted across us: “slut,” “bossy,” “b***h,” “whore,” “prude.” Breaking from the labels and the regulations, the rules and the expectations are hard, but possible. Obviously women have to wear clothing — nudism isn’t always accepted. Choosing to dress how you wish is a right that should be available to everyone, whether they choose to cover themselves or strip down. There are feminists, myself included,

who believe that by owning up to the labels and taking them for ourselves we are proving to the world we are our own person. High heels don’t define a person any more than a new handbag does. High heels changed from an absolute sign of power and masculinity into the epitome of femininity and womanliness by changing what it means to be a man. Forcing women into an expected wardrobe affects men as well; our society is layered in contradictions and double standards. Therefore, choose to wear what you feel represents yourself. If you feel closer to Allah by wearing a hijab, then wear your hijab. If wearing heels empowers you, then wear heels. Nothing is wrong with any clothing if you woke up and made a conscious choice to put it on your body. You don’t have to have a reason or a meaning behind it. So feminists of the world, if you want to wear heels, then continue crushing the patriarchy one heeled step at a time.

Kylie Adkins

High heels are a way for women to reclaim their femininity

Kira Clouse

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Eye on campus

The Eye on Campus is a new section in the Indiana Statesman. Inside of this section of the paper there will be perspectives from the student body. The Statesman Opinions section will be surveying random students on subjects particular to them. To suggest future questions, please e-mail

How do you feel about parking on campus?

Parking has become a hot topic on campus recently with the new dorm buildings being built over an old lot. Many students seem to feel that there isn’t enough or that there simply isn’t enough convenient parking. Commuting and working off campus can be difficult due to the lack of parking close to classes and dormitories (Statesman File Photo).

“It’s not very convenient. I don’t have any complaints though. There shouldn’t be as many restrictions on student and remote parking.”

Anna Ennen

Junior History “If you have a pass, it’s alright, but if you don’t you have to walk a ways.”

Cameron Higgins Freshman History

“It’s terrible! It’s stupid we have to have a permit for street parking.”

Prestina Daniels

Senior Psychology “It sucks. They need to have more spaces available. It sucks they tore down a parking lot to build dorms.”

Ethan Davis Senior Language, Literature, and Linguistics

Opinions Policy The opinions page of the Indiana Statesman offers an opportunity for the Indiana State University community to express its views. The opinions,

“It’s terrible. It’s really crowded, if you’re late you either have to park way far away or pay for it.”

Aylissa Mills

“I wish there were a place where there is long-term parking for commuters.”

Jacob Bird Senior Musicology

Junior Psychology “I’m a commuter who walks, but some available places aren’t convenient for classes.”

“There’s not enough of it for where you want to go. The parking times make it easy to get tickets. It’s unfair.”

Chris Chrisman

Delanea Richmond

Freshman Computer Science

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decisions about news content. This newspaper serves as a public forum for the ISU campus community. Make your opinion heard by submitting letters to the editor of the Indiana Statesman at isu-statesmaneditor@ Letters must be fewer than 350 words and include year in school, major and phone

“There’s too few parking spots compared to people who drive. Freshmen shouldn’t be able to have cars because there’s just too many cars on campus.”

Frank Harding

Freshman Music Education “It’s alright. I wish they were closer to the dorms.”

Lindsay Vair Freshman Biology

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Friday, April 4, 2014 • Page 8 Features Editor, Cassandra Hauser

Local Yogurt in Love caters to Indiana State students Cassandra Hauser Features Editor Yogurt in Love is a larger franchise, but the Terre Haute location is owned by a local family who opened the business in September 2013. Located on Wabash Avenue, Yogurt in Love is the perfect spot for students living on Indiana State University’s campus to conveniently walk to get a cup of frozen yogurt. The environment is inviting with its bright-blue walls, heart-shaped lanterns, and pink-tiled counters. For employee Allison McWilliams, one of her favorite parts of working at Yogurt in Love is the atmosphere. “We try to create a happy environment for customers,” said McWilliams. “It’s about that positive energy.” While the business receives customers of all different ages, the frozen yogurt trend seems to particularly appeal to college-aged people. “I like the fact that if you guess the weight of your yogurt, you get it for free. That is something that sets it apart from all of the other yogurt places I’ve been to,” Ellery Steele, junior biology major, said. When customers arrive at the store, they can get as much as they want. Then, they get the opportunity to guess the

weight of their cup at the cash register. If customers guess the weight of the yogurt correctly, they not only get their cup free, but they also get their picture taken to appear on all of Yogurt in Love’s social media pages. The establishment has Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram accounts for customers to follow.

“We try to create a happy environment for customers. It’s about that positive energy.” Allison McWilliams Yogurt in Love employee The store also offers other promotional offers. Recently, they implemented a rewards card called “Spot On,” and if a customer buys ten cups of yogurt, the eleventh is free up to a ten-dollar value. On Monday through Wednesday, the store has “happy hour” from 123. During this time, customers receive 15 percent off of their frozen yogurt. College students can also receive a 15 percent discount on any day by bringing in their student identification card. Yogurt in Love hosts a variety of flavors and toppings such as fruit, sprinkles, and candy pieces to cater to the different tastes of their customers (photo by Ayden Jent). Michelle Campbell, shift manager, believes that they are set apart from other places because of the options which they provide. They offer new flavors every two to three weeks while also offering over fifty toppings. They have options ranging from chocolate syrup to waffle bits to fruit, for those who want to make healthier choices. “I like the amount of fruit toppings they have available because it gives people a healthier option, rather than just candy,” Steele said. In addition to healthier options, they also provide options for people with strict diets, such as sorbet flavors for customers who can’t have dairy. For customers with concerns regarding nutrition, Yogurt in Love

posts the nutritional information above each flavor of yogurt, and they also have a book — open to customer viewing — which gives a more in-depth look at what is in the yogurt. Although they have many options, employee Jeremy Gunder thinks it’s the people that keep customers willing to visit the store. “We seem like a family. Everybody helps each other.” said Gunter. For fans of frozen yogurt, Yogurt in Love will be holding an event in April with door prizes and free yogurt. The event has no official date yet, but customers should look to their social media websites to keep up-to-date on their event.

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dance clubs that exist in Terre Haute. DJ’s play regularly and feature all ranges of music, the Bally will pump anything from Electronica to Country to Hip-hop. Patrons are also invited to request their favorite songs Reason 2: the Balleyhoo Tavern holds regular themed parties including Cowboy parties with a mechanical bull, Foam parties where they flood the bar with bubbles and the weekly “Freedom Fridays” party where specials include $1 Fireball whisky shots, $2 Pabbs Blue Ribbon cans and $3 Salute vodka. Bally also holds rotating daily specials with feature specials during their parties. “We’re actually hoping to have a beach party coming up here soon,” said Smith. “We’re really excited for that. We’re going to have a mechanical surfboard.” Between heritage and location, the Ballyhoo is certainly no stranger to supporting ISU. Both the previous owner as well as the current are alumni of Indiana State and wanted to keep it within the family, so to speak. One instance of the Bally’s support could be when exceptional members of the ISU athletics association graduate, they may hang their jersey en memorandum. They also hold regular programs for ISU football, basketball and other sports, even hosting the official pre-game celebration for the 2014 homecoming with the “Rally at the Bally” event. “It really blows my mind why you wouldn’t want to cater to such a large audience,” said Smith, referencing the ISU student public. “We don’t cater exclusively to ISU. We also have Rose Hulman and Saint Mary comes by, but because of our distance from the campus and all, we mainly see ISU students.” Bally houses an outdoor patio, front bar with full set-up and about five booths, and a back bar with a full-sized dance floor.

The Ballyhoo Tavern is but on of many bars located in Terre Haute, but offers exclusive features such as a full dance floor and themed parties. While some have complaints about the number of people, the staff will swear by their reputation (photos by Samual Clark).

Capable of housing roughly 80 people at Conley said “It’s OK. I’ve been to better and one point, the bar worse bars. I think itself usually sees “We give the fastest service in they need to limit roughly 400 to 500 number of people town. Plus our weekend specials the people on a given that they let in there. are pretty cheap.” Thursday or Friday It gets so crowded night. that you can’t breathe While many enjoy or move.” Greg Smith the bar, some see Graduate student Bar manager these numbers as an Lauren Adams extreme turn off. agreed. Adams said Senior health management major Erin “When you’re a freshman in college it’s all

exciting to hear about because you can’t go to it yet. Then you hit 21 and you go and experience it for the first time and it’s “the best bar ever!” As you get older though, as in my case, it’s not the most exciting place and honestly it’s rather annoying. Most of the students who go there are all younger and I don’t know them. I like to go to places where at least I know the people. I’ve become more of a laid back person and I go more to The Verve now because it’s more chill – and I can actually get served there.” Smith however would greatly disagree, citing their excellent service as one of the many reasons that students ought to come out and join the party. “We give the fastest service in town. Plus, our weekend specials are pretty cheap. In fact, several alumni happen to have met their husbands and wives here. Not saying that we’re the love boat or anything, but hey, who knows?” Whether you’re looking to meet your future husband or wife or just looking to dance your tail off, the Bally lies on the corner of Chestnut and 8th street. Just be prepared for a party, and a possible line.

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Don’t despair, children: underage activities really do exist. family dinner with the hall, and powder puff football. Rhandi Wooten, first year computer No one can wait to be 21. In movie and books people think that when the science major said, “Kids that are under clock strikes 12 everything turns into a the age of 21 can go bowling, go to the “Cinderella” story — this is far from the mall, join an organization and go out reality. Some college students get antsy to eat. I’m in S.A.A.S. [Student African or bummed that they are underage and American Sisterhood]. We do a lot of not able to enjoy the fabulous night fun activities such as host game shows, life at the clubs, bars or lounges. Some fundraise events and a lot of different believe there is nothing fun to do at their things on campus.” Residential Life Area Director, Aaron age, but what these young adults fail to see is there are plenty of things to do in Slocum said there are plenty of things to do on and off campus that will fit a Terre Haute. student’s interest. On campus “Mainly I say get there are many “Kids that are under 21 can go events that are bowling, go to the mall, join involved, for example the open to the an organization and go out to Terre Haute community, Boys and Girls Club public of all eat.” or YMCA. They are in ages. Take the upcoming event Rhandi Wooten, freshman science walking distance from the campus. Go to the African Global major gym. Volunteer and be a Night for an part of groups here. You example. There, attendees can learn more about the can join student organizations or ones African culture, including dancing, food, that go towards your majors.” You can get involved with Student music and traditional African wear. With programs like game night, Government Association, Black Student movie night, Mardi Gras, roller-skating Union, Yoga Club, Full Owt Dance and more. The university puts events Squad, Kappa Alpha Psi, Gamma together for students to keep them Phi Beta, Underground Anime Club, involved on campus. Reslife or L.E.A.F. Sycamore Sessions and more. There are a lot of urban shops and creates programs to fit your interest — programs like Bingo, game night, ice restaurants in Terre Haute that have cream socials, holiday theme parties, great atmospheres like Coffee Grounds, Corner Grind, Starbucks and Java Haute. Some coffee shops like to host open mic nights for local artists. There are also different theme restaurants like J. Gumbo’s, Umi Grill, Sonka Irish Pub and George’s Cafe. There are plenty of spots on and off campus like hookah bar Smoke ‘N Peace with exotic flavored tobaccos and smooth music. Sycamore Lounge is one of the hottest spots on campus. Rebellious and wild students can try tattoos and piercings by Queen City Classic Tattoos. The Student Recreation Center is one of the best homes for gym rats. They have a lot of classes, machines and tools to get the body summer-ready. For the thespians, the Indiana Theater is back and alive. Students who want to do hands-on projects and fun activities can try the Children’s Museum for all ages. There are plenty of activities for In Indiana State’s Sycamore Lounge, students can have a place to relax and do a variety students who are under age to have fun, of activities such as pool, playing the piano, and getting friends together and play get involved and make a huge difference. games available at the Information Desk in HMSU (photos by Seth Yates).

Denise Smith Reporter

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Student Recreation Center hosts classes and events Allen Zielinski Reporter It can be quite an intimidating activity. Many people know the feeling of walking into the local house of workout and feeling as though they have no idea how to use half of the equipment or worrying that they are no where near everyone else’s level of exercise expertise. Fortunately, programs like the Group X Fitness classes at the Student Rec Center offer a bounty of programs to help people out. Assistant Director of Fitness and Reservations, Kimberly Monte, not only facilitates the list of Group X Fitness classes and instructors but she attends each of them as well. “I have attended every class we offer... and have taught a variety of classes,” explained Monte. As director, it matters that she knows what class participants are getting out of their workouts. From kettlebell classes to yoga, and workouts intended for the water, Monte remains busy working to encourage more people to try out the group workout dynamic. One of the main benefits of the fitness classes is the ability to show up without a plan. No pre-set workout regimen is needed since all exercise is instructor guided. As well, this set up gets students to stay for the duration of the workout which often does not happen when exercising alone. It is this basic structure that fosters the helpful environment for classes that offer more intense fitness regimens like BODYPUMP. Rather than moving in unison with the rest of the group, BODYPUMP offers people a slightly individualized workout, focused on toning and conditioning with weights.

While students can go to the Recreation Center to work out on the many exercise machines available, they can also choose to go to classes and events, such as Zumba, BODYPUMP, yoga, and others (photos courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Monte encourages people that may feel apprehensive about group classes to try more individualized classes like this where the weights may be different, but everyone is doing the same exercise. With the seemingly large amount of

students that utilize the Rec Center on Director Monte busy coordinating the a regular basis, it appears most people room schedules and instructors. attending the Group X Fitness classes Although class offerings vary for the first time only do so because throughout the year, popular Group a friend is participating. Freshman X Fitness classes like Zumba, yoga, social work major, Kalina Gilbert, cycling are usually available. Unique remembers her first classes offerings time participating in like grappling, fulla class along with her “It was nice to be told what body workouts or to do [in the Rec Center thirty minute express friends. “It was nice to classes] rather than try to classes are also great be told what to do, for students with think of what to do.” rather than try and incredibly tight think of what to do,” schedules. Full mentioned Gilbert Kalina Gilbert, freshman social time students and in regards to the community members work major instructor’s lead of of the Rec Center are the class. Ultimately, welcome to attend Gilbert found that she did not care for Group X Fitness classes for no additional the group workout dynamic. Though, charge. Group X passes are available at the high demand for certain classes, the front desk upon check in and go on a instructors, and timeslots keeps Assistant first come, first serve basis.


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Sycamores smash in shortened contest Alex Modesitt Sports Editor On a cold and rainy Wednesday evening, the Governors of Austin Peay University squared off with the Sycamores in a midweek baseball matchup at Bob Warn Field. Indiana State was leading 3-0 when lightning ended the game in the top half of the seventh inning. Getting the start on the mound for the Sycamores was freshman left hander, Trent Lunsford. Lunsford gave up a hit on the very first pitch of the game but got back on his feet by striking out the next batter in the Governors’ line up. The number three hitter for Austin Peay got another hit for the Governors, who looked like they would get on the board early against the Sycamores. Lunsford was able to get out of the inning unscathed, however, when the senior shortstop Tyler Wampler caught a line drive and flipped the ball to second base for the inning-saving double play. Junior center fielder Landon Curry got the bottom of the first inning started off right for the Sycamores, laying a bunt down the third-base line and beating the throw to first for the single. Senior third baseman Cody Zimmerman thought that if it worked once it might work again, and hit a bunt down the third-base line and reached first base on a throwing error from the Austin Peay third baseman. Junior Jacob Hayes hit into a fielder’s choice with the out coming at second base. The Sycamores had runners at first and third with just one out in the inning. The next two Indiana State batters would fail to reach base however, and the Sycamores headed back to the dugout knowing they left a man in prime scoring position. The top of the second inning began much the same way as the first, with the Governors getting their first man aboard with no outs. After allowing the Austin Peay base runner to steal second base, Lunsford would catch him in no man’s land between second and third bases and threw him out trying to get back to second

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STATESMAN RUNDOWN Indiana State: Men’s Baseball vs. Austin Peay 3-0 (W) Women’s Softball vs. Illinois State 7-8 (L)

Recent Contests: Men’s Baseball Record vs. Evansville 5-2 (L) vs. Indiana 12-8 (W) vs. Illinois State 2-5 (L) vs. Illinois State 2-9 (W) vs. Illinois State 1-11 (L) Women’s Softball Record vs. Wichita State 2-3 (L) vs. Wichita State 1-5 (L) vs. Wichita State 1-10 (L) vs. Illinois State 12-8 (W) vs. Illinois State 3-4 (L)

Overall records: Sophomore first baseman Jeff Zahn positions himself under a fly ball during the Sycamores’ most recent outing against the Governors of Austin Peay University (Photo by Katie Couch).

for the first out of the inning. Lunsford then retired the next two hitters for a 1-23 inning. Wampler was due up first in the bottom of the second inning but couldn’t get much going, and eventually popped a ball up behind home plate that was caught for the first out of the inning. Junior left fielder Connor McClain was second up for the Sycamores but hit a grounder toward first base that was corralled for the second out of the inning. Junior second baseman Derek Hannahs got the hitting started for the Sycamores in the bottom of the second inning with a towering double down the left-field line. Sophomore first baseman Jeff Zahn then hit a double of his own to score Hannahs

from second and gave Indiana State a 1-0 lead. The inning ended when Curry hit a grounder towards first that was relayed to the pitcher for the out. Lunsford walked the first batter he faced in the third inning to allow the Governors to reach first base with no outs for the third consecutive inning. Lunsford had no trouble finding the strike zone against Austin Peay’s number nine hitter though, striking him out for the first out of the inning. Lunsford once again got some help from his defense as the Sycamores turned another double play to end the half inning. The bottom of the third inning started well for the Sycamores as Zimmerman reached base on a hit-by-pitch and Continued on PAGE 13

Men’s Baseball Rankings Indiana State 18-7 Dallas Baptist 20-7 Bradley 15-8 Wichita State 16-10 Illinois State 17-8 Evansville 15-9 Southern Illinois 14-12 Missouri State 12-14 Women’s Softball Rankings Northern Iowa 17-9 Missouri State 20-11 Indiana State 17-14 Wichita State 20-12 Evansville 14-14 Bradley 15-19 Loyola 12-16 Southern Illinois 15-15 Illinois State 12-19 Drake 7-22

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advanced to second on a fielder’s choice hit by Hayes. Junior designated hitter Brian Romero extended the inning for Indiana State with an RBI single that extended the Sycamore lead to 2-0. After just 2.2 innings of work, the Governors pulled their starting pitcher. The next Indiana State batter grounded out against the relief pitcher to end the third inning. After three innings of work junior righthander Nick Kolarik replaced Lunsford on the mound. Unlike Lunsford, Kolarik was able to get the Austin Peay leadoff hitter out, thanks to a fly ball to center field. Kolarik then struck out the next Governor batter and forced a fly out to left to end another 1-2-3 inning. McClain led off the bottom of the fourth for the Sycamores but hit a fly ball into foul territory for the first out. Hannahs followed up the out with a single that found its way between the third baseman and the shortstop. Zahn then hit a grounder to first for the second out of the inning, but moved Hannahs over to second to put him in scoring posistion. Curry was unable to take advantage of the runner in scoring position, by grounding out to end the inning.

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Korlak stuck out the first batter he faced to begin the fifth inning and then got the next batter to line out for two quick outs. Lunsford then walked the next batter to give the Governors a man on first base with two outs. Like a girls who couldn’t settle on a particular outfit, Indiana State once again changed pitchers. Junior righthander A.J. McEldery replaced Korlak and closed out the inning with fly ball out to left-center field. Zimmerman led off the bottom of the fifth inning for the Sycamores but got caught first-pitch swinging and lifted a ball in left field for an easy out. Hayes was next up for Indiana State and made solid contact with the ball but the Austin Peay center fielder was able to get under it for the second out of the inning. Fitzgerald showed off his patience for the Sycamores, drawing a walk to get a man aboard for Indiana State. Junior Manuel Estevez came in to hit for Romero, but grounded out to second to end the inning. With dark clouds beginning to rear their ugly faces on the horizon, McEldery began the top of the sixth inning with a strikeout. He was then able to get the second out of the inning off of a fly ball to center and finished off the Governors’

The Indiana State Sycamores head back to the dugout after completing a sucessful inning against Austin Peay on Wednesday evening at Bob Warn Field (Photo by Katie Couch).

half inning with a groundout to first base. Wampler was the first man up for the Sycamores in the bottom of the sixth inning and laid down yet another bunt that landed him safely on first base. After McClain struck out, Hannahs hit his third ball of the game into right field to put runners at the corners with only one out. Zahn hit an RBI sac-fly to straightaway center field to score Wampler from third. The sac-fly gave the Sycamores a 3-0 lead. Senior right-hander Josh Dove got the call from the bullpen to begin the top of the seventh inning for the Sycamores. After giving up a walk against the first

batter he faced, Dove got what what would end up being the final out of the game off of a catch in foul territory near left field. At 8:00 the game was stopped due to lightning in the vicinity of the stadium. The game was not resumed. The Sycamores will return to action today against conference foe Wichita State. The first game of the three-game series is set to begin at 6:30 this evening at Bob Warn Field. The second game will be played on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and the final game of the series will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Sycamore Softball records second consecutive Big 10 victory Blaine Kinsey ISU Athletic Media Relations The Indiana State Softball team, 18-14, remained a perfect 13-0 when scoring in the first inning as they defeated the Hoosiers of Indiana, 9-24-1, Tuesday by a final score of 7-5 for their second consecutive Big 10 victory. Junior Megan Stone went 3-4 while senior Shelby Wilson was 2-3 with two RBI’s and freshman Erika Crissman was 2-4 with a double and triple as the Sycamores led wire-to-wire to defeat the Sycamores. Senior Morgan Allee led off the game with a hit by pitch and advanced to second on a sacrifice by freshman Rylee Holland. After a walk by freshman Brooke Riemenschneider, Stone hit an RBI double to score Allee. Two batters later, sophomore Alexa Cavin hit an RBI single to score Riemenschneider and give the Sycamores a 2-0 lead. The Hoosiers got one back in the

Indiana State came home with a victory after visting the Hoosiers on Tuesday (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

bottom half of the first but the Sycamores answered right back in the top of the second after Yvette Alvarez led off the inning with a walk and scored off an infield single by Holland. Once again the Hoosiers answered back with a one run off three hits in the bottom of the second to cut the Indiana State lead

to 3-2 after two complete innings. The Sycamores did not let up, however, as they scored two in the fourth and two in the sixth to take a 7-3 lead over the Hoosiers. Indiana threatened in the bottom of the seventh, scoring two runs but the Sycamores prevailed with a 7-5 win.

The Sycamores had chances to blow the game wide open, stranding the bases loaded twice, but still recorded six RBI’s on the day. The Sycamores will return to action on Thursday when they host North Dakota in a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m. at Price Field.

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Indiana State Track and Field brings home the hardware Craig Padgett

ISU Athletic Media Relations For eight consecutive weeks the Sycamores have had at least one athlete named to the Missouri Valley Conference Athlete of the Week award. This week the league office announced that seniors Greggmar Swift and Mary Theisen, as well as sophomore Katie Wise were named MVC Athletes of the Week. This was Swift’s seventh honor of the season, but first of the outdoor season. Swift started off the 2014 Outdoor season with a victory in the 110 meter hurdles in a time of 14.03. Swift battled cold and windy conditions, as well as a strong push from Wisconsin – Milwaukee’s Durell Busby to get the victory. He currently ranks 22nd in the nation after his opener. Wise earned her sixth honor of the 2013-2014 season, but first of the outdoor season. Wise started off the 2014 outdoor season after placing fifth in the nation indoor at 60 meters with a bang. On a day

when temperatures were cold and windy, Wise was able to run 11.41 seconds for the 100 meter dash to get the victory at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic Invitational. Her time ranks her 7th nationally. Theisen earned the honor for the third time this season and first time outdoor. Theisen had a great season debut at the Bill Cornell Spring Classic Invitational, fresh off a fourth place finish at indoor nationals. She was able to win the discus (161 feet 8 inches) and shot put (50 feet 9.25 inches), while placing third in the hammer throw (176 feet 4 inches). Theisen currently ranks 23rd nationally in the shot put and 40th nationally in the discus. She ranks among the top 48 in all three events in the East Region. Going back to Cross Country season this year, the Sycamores have earned this award 23 times this season with Swift earning the honor seven times. The Sycamores will head to Charleston, Illinois for the Big Blue Classic this Senior Mary Theisen leads a trio of track and field athletes that continue to bring home conference and national awards (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). weekend, which will be April 3-5.

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Sycamores swing to victory

Left: Derek Hannahs, a junior infielder dives for the base hoping to move Indiana State towards another season victory. Above: Freshman pitcher Trent Lunsford pitches in Wednesday night’s game against Austin Peay. Below: Mike Fitzgerald, a senior outfielder bats and helps the Sycamores achieve a 3-0 winning lead on the Governors (Photos by Katie Couch).

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