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FESTIVAL OF COLORS Indian Student Association celebrates Hindu festival with ISU community

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Doubleheader: ISU softball splits series against Drake, sets new record for stolen bases PAGE 14

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Desensitized: Constant exposure to violent images has made us numb PAGE 6

An ISU student was covered in various colors as part of the Holi Festival Saturday at Wolf Field (Photo by Evan Davis).

TAMERA RHODES Reporter Indiana State’s Wolf Field was submersed in color and Indian traditions Saturday afternoon as local organizations celebrated culture and women’s rights.

The Indian Student Association and Indian Association of Terre Haute sponsored the first Holi Festival Saturday afternoon to promote diversity and raise

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“Legend has it that this festival builds bridges and sprouts love among people … most Hindu festivals revolve around the mythological stories that end in victories of good over evil,” said Sowmya Challa, treasurer of the Indian Student Association at ISU. Challa said there were approximately 150 attendees, exceeding their goal of 100. Challa said nearly $100 in donations was collected from the event to support the “Invisible Girl Project” of Indianapolis. The Invisible Girl Project is a nonprofit organization that protects and assists females from discrimination and hate crimes. The organization’s donations go toward providing housing, food, healthcare and education for them. The organization also offers their donors the chance to donate funds that help find missing females, as well. According to, 1.5 million girls die before the age of seven in India. It reports one girl is aborted in India per minute on average, resulting in 37 million more men than women in the country. Challa said the idea of sharing and celebrating this event on campus every year came from students who just arrived at ISU this semester. The Holi Festival was scheduled to follow the original dates it is usually celebrated in India every year, which according to the lunar calendar the day of the annual festival dates fall around the last week of March. Due to failing weather, she said the students “mused” the executive board and suggested postponing the event for a warmer day to celebrate it in the same spirit.

CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Students threw colored powder at one another on Wolf Field Saturday during the first Holi Festival. Proceeds from the event went toward the Invisible Girl Project of Indianapolis, which protects females from discrimination and hate crimes (Photos by Evan Davis).

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 She said the event was held to promote diversity, ease the social distance between people, provide a family event to enjoy and help children gain the understanding that everyone is similar to each other. “We have organized an absolutely free event keeping in mind the festive atmosphere— where there are no restrictions or boundaries or constraints to celebrate with each other,” Challa said. The event offered many opportunities for attendees, such as participation in the splashing of color on the field, dance and a musical chair competition. Attendees were also given lollipops and bangles and had the chance to taste Indian appetizers that included vegetarian dishes and spiced shakes. Miranda Anderson, a freshman elementary education major, said the event should be held annually and attending the event taught her that Indian culture is very vibrant and members of the Indian community are eager to help their country in any way they can. “It is a lot more fun than other events I have been to … the people hosting the event were very nice and so friendly,” Anderson said.

Challa said the Holi Festival originated in India and there are multiple stories associated with why the festival is celebrated, but no one had considered celebrating it in this community. The colors are meant to symbolically show there are no differences between anyone. She said there are no specific colors used in particular; the colors are used for the celebration and to break the personal barrier that divides people. Jenna Greeson, a freshman elementary education major, said she had a lot of fun because she was able to experience a new culture’s traditions. Greeson said she did not like her hair being pink after the event, but she knows a lot of ISU community members that would have fun. “My favorite part was being able to throw the color around on other people … after we were done we all did a fountain run to cool off and rinse off,” Anderson said. Anderson said she will attend next year’s Holi Festival with more friends. It was a great way to have fun and raise awareness for such a great cause, she said.

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Applications being accepted for Summer Honors

Above and below: Forensic facial reconstruction is one of several popular seminars to be offered to talented high school students during Indiana State University’s 2013 Summer Honors program, set for July 21-27 (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Dave Taylor ISU Communications and Marketing Indiana State University is accepting applications from talented high school students interested in taking part in this year’s Summer Honors program. Summer Honors participants get a complete college experience, including staying in a university residence hall. They will work alongside some of the same experienced professors they will later learn from and conduct research with if they choose to attend Indiana State. The 2013 program will run July 21-27 and will offer 16 courses. New seminars will be offered this year including Genome Science, Law 101 and Wind Ensemble Science and Performance. Popular returning seminars will explore Aviation Fundamentals, Digital Electronics, Drugs, Pharmaceuticals and Medicinals, Elementary Education, Forensic Facial Reconstruction, Graphic Design and Photography, Music Business, Interior Architecture and Design, Nursing and Social Work, The Rise of China, The Middle Ages, Sports Injury Prevention and Care and Theater. Summer Honors is open to current high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Participants should have at least a B average and must be recommended by a high school teacher, counselor

or principal. However, students who do not have a B average may be accepted on a space-available basis if they have a strong recommendation letter. Participants can earn one semester hour of credit that may be applied to a degree at Indiana State or transferred to select universities. In addition, those who complete Summer Honors with a B average or higher in their seminar, and graduate from high school with at least a B average, will be eligible to earn a $1,000 scholarship to Indiana State. Fees for this year’s program are $375 for most seminars, which includes tuition, room and board. All participants pay the same rate for Summer Honors regardless whether they live in Indiana or another state. Deadline to apply is June 1. Applicants are asked to not send payments with their applications. Fees will be due upon acceptance into the program. More information, including specifics about the seminars offered and an application, are online at and may also be obtained by contacting the ISU Office of Admissions at 1-800-468-6478 or 812-237-2121.

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ISU Public Safety Briefs Man arrested for multiple trespassing offenses Tuesday A former Indiana State University student was arrested Tuesday for trespassing and outstanding warrants by Indiana State Police Department. According to the April 2 ISU Public Safety report, officers was dispatched to the Lincoln Quads at 1:00 a.m., where they found James J. Patrick, 21, of Michigan City, Ind. Patrick was arrested for violating a no trespassing order. The report states that this is Patrick’s third arrest for being on Indiana State property. Patrick, who is no longer a student at ISU,

was first issued a trespass warning from university grounds on Jan. 31, but was later arrested for violating that warning on Feb. 2 and March 29, according to the Public Safety report. At the time of his most recent arrest, he had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear in court as well. Patrick was scheduled to appear before the Terre Haute City Court on Wednesday, April 3, at 8:30 a.m. The city court clerk’s office reported that Patrick has been rescheduled to appear on Thursday with a public defender.

Chase leads to arrest for previous felony charges An on-foot pursuit of a young male ended in arrest Tuesday. An April 2 ISU Public Safety report stated that an officer spotted Quental D. Weston, 24, that morning parked near Fifth and Swan streets. The officer stated in the report that Weston had two felony warrants out for his arrest and decided to approach his vehicle. Once the officer asked Weston to step out of the vehicle, he got loose and ran, forcing multiple officers to chase him.

According to the Public Safety report, officers used chemical spray and physical force to apprehend Weston. They then placed him under arrest for his two warrants, which were for failing to appear in court and operating a vehicle while under the influence. Weston was also charged with resisting law enforcement. He was scheduled to appear in court April 4, 2013. The Vigo County Clerk’s office reported that he is scheduled to reappear May 30, 2013 and all of his charges are still pending.

Student arrested for public intoxication An Indiana State University student was arrested for public intoxication Wednesday. On Wednesday morning, ISU police were dispatched to Hulman Memorial Student Union where they discovered an inebriated male, according to the university’s Public Safety report. The student, Denzel Theodore Miller, 22, was found passed out at the south entrance, the report stated. Miller was administered a portable

breathalyzer test and blew a .155. He was charged with public intoxication, arrested and taken to the Vigo County jail, according to the Public Safety report. Miller was scheduled to appear in court April 4, where the judge has considered placing Miller in the Pretrial Diversion Program. Miller will have to go back to court July 16 to find out final results as stated by the Vigo County Clerk’s office.

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Alice Brumfield

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For all of our faults, we still try to make it better Our world today seems like a pretty scary place. What with constant nuclear threats pouring in from North Korea, this week ending one of the bloodiest weeks of the Alice Afghan War and countless things going on, it’s Brumfield other enough to make people Through think that the end is nigh. We dream and talk of peace the Earth and goodwill Looking on towards men, but in all reality, the world has never Glass been a peaceful place. Since people started to write things down, they have recorded the violence of mankind. This Is War Blog states that the earliest war that has ever been recorded was around 2700-2600 B.C., in what is now modern day Iraq. Wars through the ages have always been fights for land and some for religion as well. Empires have risen and fallen due to the violent nature of mankind and billions of people have died. However, the way we are connected now is probably the only reason we know how violent the rest of the world is. You can’t read the news without hearing about something violent happening in the Middle East or even something here in our very own country. Because of this, we have become desensitized to things we should be shocked and offended at. The media is constantly covering the awful things that happen in the world and we eat it up because people are drawn to aggression. While not all of us are likely to grow up and start wars, most of us will watch them with interest. Psychologists have said that it isn’t human nature to be violent or have violent tendencies but I have to disagree. If humans didn’t lean towards violence, then perhaps many of the awful things that happened throughout history would

never have happened. The Romans wouldn’t have built the Coliseum used to put on elaborate displays of violence and the executions would never have been open to the public. We aren’t so obvious about our violence as we were even 50 years ago. Now we have sports and video games that take the place of public executions. We still yearn to see the things that will happen to people who partake in things like this. It brings out the spectator in all of us. The best example of this that has happened recently is the case of basketball player, Kevin Ware. As many of us know by now, Ware suffered a compound fracture to his right tibia during the Louisville-Duke game on March 31. News spread quickly and soon, everyone was talking about him. If you were to go to YouTube and type in just a “K”, the first thing to come up in the results is “Kevin Ware Broken Leg.” If we aren’t a violent culture, then why would something so sickening as a compound fracture have over four million hits on just one video? We watch sports for competition and, yes, no one could’ve foreseen something like that happening, but we certainly didn’t have to revisit the injury over four million times. The thing about people, though, is that

An image taken during the Vietnam War. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons

even though we have a culture that is attracted to pain and violence, many people try to be good in their lives. We laugh and we love, we create and explore. All of the violent things that some people do are balanced by the great things that others do. We react effectively to our surroundings. If something bad happens, we want to try and fix it. We try to take the bad things in life to try and eventually make them just a little bit better.

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Bullying of any kind is unacceptable For most of us, social media has truly become a major part of our lives. Facebook, Twitter or any other website that leaves us addicted has a big influence on who we are. Recently on Facebook, I liked the page, “ISU Secret Admirers.” It allows students to submit their crush and a statement about them and it is then Kenzie anonymously. As fun as it was McAdams posted to see what the page said, one day Prove things changed. Going back to the page, the title was Them changed to “ISU sucks!” and many Wrong hateful messages negatively regarding our university were being posted. Not only was it disrespectful to the university, it was disrespectful and hurtful to the people that work so hard to keep our school going. It was even offensive to me, as a student. However, many students stepped up and confronted the administrator of the page. The page seems to be deleted or frozen, probably due to the many reports Facebook received. This act was completely childish

and I can’t imagine why someone would be so hateful. This reminds me a lot of cyber bullying which is a big problem in our generation. Cyber bullying is internet or electronic bullying, which happens on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. Many people feel powerful and invincible behind a computer screen, but not so much in person. According to around 50 percent of teens have been cyber bullied. You or your friends may have fallen victim to these abusers as well. Some of you may have even been the bullies. This is a serious problem and we need to try and fix it. The biggest thing we can do to stop this from happening is objecting it when it does. If you see someone getting bullied online, stick up for them. Let the harasser know that what they’re doing isn’t funny or cool at all. A well-known case of cyber bullying from back in 2006 showed the world how serious it can be. According to, Megan Meier was a 14-year-old girl who was giddy after a friend request from a boy named “Josh Evans.” They met online and talked often. Megan, who was being treated for self-esteem issues due to depression, was

soon full of happiness. However, one day “Josh” said that they could no longer talk. Soon, “Josh’s” account began posting bulletins about how she was fat and a slut. The frustration of not understanding why a boy she had liked so much was ruining her life led her to hang herself just weeks before her 14th birthday. Come to find out, “Josh Evans” was a fake account created by the mother of a friend of Megan’s. I can’t understand how someone, let alone an adult, would think that it’s okay to harass a young girl, ultimately leading her to feel so bad about herself that she makes the decision to take her life. This story is just one of many. Cyber bullying is a real problem, not only around the world, but within our own university as well. Think before you post something hurtful. Many people think that cyber bullying isn’t as bad as physical bullying, but sometimes mental scars can be worse than physical ones. Stand up against bullying, and help someone if they are being harassed online. It could save a life.

Put down the smartphone and go see what there is to see After leaving home about to begin another day, you stop and realize something feels wrong. You pause, eyes widen and you pat down your pockets and dig through your purse and backpack. It is not here. You run back to your home pacing up and down, looking high and low, capsizing couch cushions and mattresses. Ernest With a deep sigh of relief, after Rollins what feels like an eternity, you find the object of your search: your Project smartphone. Mayhem For many of us it may be hard to imagine a time when having a smartphone or even a mobile device existed. However, in this day and age it has become a staple food group for any person not living in the stone age. What is more interesting is that its usage is not even remotely close to what Alexander Bell imagined when he created the first phone. Many have heard the joke

that smartphones are used for everything besides calling. Well according to a report by the International Data Corporation, we use them to connect to social media. On average, a user visits Facebook 14 times a day from their smartphone. According to an article from 50 percent of smartphones connect to Facebook every hour. These numbers are just for Facebook. The report by the IDC went on to state that smartphone users between 18 and 44 use the device to communicate via social media more than two hours each day. A GIF online read, “I can’t go around without a phone. That’s like going around without a brain.” To say we are becoming dependent on these devices is an understatement at this point. While they offer the convenience of looking up a word or restaurant location, the increase in the number of people using it just for social media is astounding. We are conditioned to rely on these smartphones. This is evident through the ease of acquiring one, the constant addition of apps to ease our everyday lives and at times having one given to us at work.

However, they can be much more important tools than just scrolling through our social media accounts. How many likes and statuses can we post? Why do we feel the need to know what others are tweeting or sharing? Two hours a day on a social media site is way too much. According to the IDC report many users said they like the “connectedness” of being able to log on to their accounts whenever they wanted. However, such a connection is superficial at best. Ever been chilling with friends but instead of engaging in conversation we each have our smartphone out and just scrolling? It is bad enough we log on every chance we get but maybe it is time we turned off those social media alerts and give ourselves a break from the constant stream of status updates and do something else in those two hours. Put away the phone, stop scrolling through Facebook or Twitter at every opportunity and challenge yourself to not be so absorbed by it. You maybe surprised at what lies beyond an LED screen in the palm of your hand.

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Students adapt 20th century poetry for the stage

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Students rehearse in Dresier Hall theater for the “Spoon River Anthology” (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).

Ernest Rollins Editor-in-Chief The curtains will rise Wednesday night as a collection of free verse poems adapted for the stage by a group of ISU theater students opens at Dreiser Hall Theater. Edgar Lee Masters’ “Spoon River Anthology” production will be showing for three nights. The play is based on the collection of free verse poems written by Edgar Lee Masters in 1915. The poems describe the lives of a group of fictional people living in the small town, Spoon River. There are 244 poems, each describing the lives of deceased residents. Junior theater major Charles Adams, an actor and ‘dramaturg’ for the adapted piece, said students should not be discouraged by the fact that it is based off of poetry. “I know a lot of people when they hear poetry they get very intimidated,” Adams said. “But in free verse [audience members]

won’t even know [they] are listening to poetry.” Adams said that he knows of a local high school teacher that teaches Masters’ work to her students and was surprised at how easy they took to it. Adams also said the language is easy to understand and the themes raised in the different poems are all things people of different generations can relate to in some way. This was not the first time Masters’ poetry was adapted for stage, Adams said. In 1963, an actor named Charles Aidman adapted Masters’ work for the stage as well. Adams said he read both Masters’ book and Aidman’s script before formulating his own vision for the collection of short poems. Adams said they wanted to focus on the “beauty of the language and the stories.” In addition, with all the poems set in the past

the challenge was turning the work into a story. Adams said that was when director Arthur Folkes came up with the idea of contrasting the stories of the dead with the lives of three living characters. This creates a type of “circle of life” effect, Adams said.

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Junior theater major, Charles Adams, rehearses an adaptation of Masters’ work (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).

“It is kind of like the dead are feeding off the living’s energy and that is how they are coming about telling the stories of their lives and how most of them are connected to the other in some way,” said Rayanna Bibbs, sophomore theater major. Students have been rehearsing for the performance since February, Adams said. The piece challenged the students due to the various characters one student has to perform throughout the performance. Bibbs said with one person performing so many different roles it becomes important that the audience is engaged from the first line. She added that a challenge for her personally was showing her character age through the different acts. Adam said that the preparation for the upcoming production was “theatrically, a new, exciting experience.” As part of the preparation for the play, Bibbs said students visited a local

graveyard and rehearsed. Bibbs said working on this production has helped her to grow in her craft. Any production, good or bad, can be a rewarding experience but she said she feels that being able to do free verse will set her up to be able to do anything. “Anybody from any walk of life can relate to the things that they will present up on stage,” Adams said. “Sometimes you go and see shows and you don’t know really how you are going to plugin and connect with it. But this is so across the board … I feel like anybody that comes to see this show would see aspects of themselves or people they know up there.” All tickets to the show must be paid for in advance. The show is free to ISU students who show their student I.D. when purchasing tickets from the theatre office in the New Theater building. For all others $10. Doors open 7 p.m.

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Student organization opens doors for females in technology

Members of Females in Technology hosting the 2012 Future Conference. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Amanda Marsh Reporter An Indiana State University student organization seeks to bring together engineering and technology majors to explore the many career opportunities in technology. The ISU Females in Technology was formed seven years ago with the goal of bringing female students with an interest in technology and engineering together in order to inform them about the options they have for future career paths. The group participates in many group organizations and activities, along with events that encourage females to get involved in the group, also exposing women into the industry and how they can be successful. There are currently 15 members, which is the highest they have ever actively had in the group. “I joined because I wanted to get more involved on campus, and I’m glad I did. Females in Technology has

helped me grow so much in my major. They also helped me get introduced to other females in different majors in the college of technology,” said Molly Joseph, a senior technology major. Most recently the group was a part of this year include a program called “Girl Scouts Get Moving” for fourth and fifth graders, which involved 40 children. They are also hosting their Future Conference on Wednesday for high school girls to get them involved in the future. Joseph said they are expecting about 150 girls, which is over what they have had in the past. The purpose of this event is to influence high school girls to want to join the group after they graduate and show that there are more opportunities out there for females who are going into the technology field. Joseph said most would perceive technology majors to be more malebased. This group tries to get females

more involved and challenge that perception. According to a report from the United States Department of Commerce women hold less than 25 percent of jobs in America that are in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing fields. In addition, women hold a “disproportionately low share” of undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering or manufacturing and those with those degrees are less likely to hold positions in those areas. Many go into education and healthcare. Joseph said this group is a way that females can be involved without the male ratio coming into effect. They encourage females who are technology or engineering majors to join, which is the only requirement they have to join the group. “I know when I was a freshman I was nervous working around a bunch

of guys all day. I only had one other female in my major, so FiT helped me meet other females and made me feel better knowing that other females are in engineering also, that I’m not going through my major on my own,” Joseph said.

“Females in technology has helped me grow so much in my major.” Molly Joseph, senior technology major

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Symphonic Band celebrates former band director

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Indiana State University’s Symphonic Band will present an evening of music honoring longtime director of bands during “George Graesch: A Concert of Celebration” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Tilson Auditorium. The concert will also feature guest conductors, who were former colleagues and students of Graesch - Gary E. Smith, Cynthia Wagoner and William K. Wakefield. A pre-reception with entertainment by Professor Emeritus John Spicknall begins at 6 p.m. in Heritage Lounge and a reception will follow the concert. Graesch devoted more than 37 years of his professional life to music education. Graesch, the longest serving director of bands in university history, retired in 1984 from Indiana State following a 31-year career. Graesch earned his bachelor’s (‘47) and master’s (‘48) degrees in music education at Indiana State. While at Indiana State, he was involved in Blue Key, served as a charter member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, received the Bright Distinguished Service Medal in band and served as a graduate assistant in bands from 1947-48. Graesch served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years in Guam and Iwo Jima as an assistant band director of the Third Marine Division and as show band director for the Iwo Jima Campaign. The works performed will include “Fanfare for the Common Man” by Aaron Copeland, “October” by



Eric Whitacre, “National Emblem” by E.F. Bagley, “Symphonic Suite” by Clifton Williams, “Where the Highways Cross” by Harold Bright, “Esprit de Corps” by Robert Jager, “Irish Tune and Shepherd’s Hey” by Percy Grainger, “Pines of the Appian Way” by Ottorino Resphigi and “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Philip Sousa. Smith served as assistant director of bands and Marching Band Director at Indiana State from 197276. He conducted the Symphonic Band and the 275 members of the “Marching Sycamores” who performed on national television during broadcasts of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Bears and The Cleveland Browns. He also taught Band Arranging and Marching Band Methods. Presently he serves as the producer of the annual Disney Thanksgiving Parade of Bands held at Disney World in Orlando, Fla. In addition, Smith has served as guest conductor for many honor bands throughout the United States. Wagoner is an assistant professor of music education at East Carolina University, specializing in instrumental music instruction and research areas of music teacher identity, music cognition and curricular integration of music and science. She has a Ph.D. (Music Education), from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and an M.S. and B.S. (Music Education, Oboe) from Indiana State, studying oboe with William Denton



and playing under the baton of Smith, Herman Knoll, Graesch and Wakefield. While in Indiana, she was named most influential teacher and was recognized as Student Council Outstanding Teacher at Plymouth High School twice. Wakefield is professor of music, director of bands and division head of Instrumental Applied and Ensembles at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. From 1980-1983 Wakefield served on the Indiana State music faculty under the tutelage of Graesch. As assistant director of bands, Wakefield conducted the Marching Band, the Men’s Basketball Band and the Symphonic Band while also teaching marching band procedures for instrumental music education majors. From 1984-1985, he served as director of bands while conducting the Wind Ensemble for campus concerts in Tilson Auditorium and on spring concert tours to the Chicago region, Ball State University and schools in the Evansville area and Jasper. While at Indiana State, Graesch and Wakefield started the Midwest Marching Band Festival while also continuing to host the Indiana State School Music Association State Marching Contest at Memorial Stadium. Admission to the event is free and attendance by campus and community members is encouraged. For more information, contact the School of Music at 812237-2771.

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Men’s track and field continues to increase marks and decrease times Sports

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Track and Field Thursday-Saturday at Knoxville, Tenn. for the Sea Ray Relays, 4 p.m.

Senior Brandon Pounds prepares to begin his turns in the hammer throw (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations).

Craig Padgett Reporter Indiana State senior Brandon Pounds won the hammer throw at the Auburn Tiger Track Classic in Auburn, Ala., Friday and Saturday for the second year in a row and came close to breaking his current school record of 65.34 meters (214’ 4”) with a distance 65.05 meters (213’ 5”). His mark now ranks him third in the East region and tenth nationally. Freshman John Mascari won his first 3000-meter race and edged out Kyle Graves of Wake Forest by half a second with a time of 8 minutes 21.11 seconds. In the 400-meter hurdles, junior Max Tuttle and sophomore Jonathan Jackson placed third and fourth in 52.28 and 52.45 seconds, respectively. Tuttle’s time now ranks him 14th in the east and 37th nationally; Jackson ranks 17th in the east region and 43rd nationally. Also

competing in the event was junior Ray Skamay, who finished 15th (54.07) and sophomore Arqeil Shaw 16th who finished 54.16 seconds. Another group of hurdlers, led by junior Greggmar Swift, made their way into the national list as Swift finished third in a time of 13.91 seconds. Swift’s time ranks him tenth in the East and 20th nationally. Freshman Adarius Washington finished in sixth with a time of 14.19 seconds and ranks 30th in the East. Junior Maurice Lyke also leaped his way into the 14th in the East national rankings in the long jump as he finished second overall with a jump of 7.43 meters (24’ 4.5”). The Sycamore sprinters faced competition from southern schools, but in the 100-meter dash senior Shaun Smith took advantage as he finished 12th in a time of 10.69 seconds. Smith

came back to finish 18th in the 200 with a time of 21.88 seconds. Senior Justin Baxtron finished 16th with a time of 21.81 seconds. Junior Kevin Piraino placed 23rd in the 400-meter in 49.06 seconds. In the 1500-meter dash, senior Corey Hahn led the Sycamores as he placed 17th in 3:55.85. Senior Dustin Betz ran the 5000-meter placing eighth in 14 minutes 27.71 seconds and freshman Taylor Head made a splash in the 3000-meter steeplechase placing fourth in a time of 9:17.33. The Sycamore 4 x 400-meter relay team of Shaw, Tuttle, Piraino, and sophomore Ryan Dickson placed seventh in a time of 3 minutes 15.37 seconds.

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ISU Women’s Track and Field finish competition on a high note Thomas Beeler Sports Editor

The women’s track and field team returned from the Auburn Tiger Track Classic with increased distances, heights and lower times. Three Sycamores broke the 12-second mark in the 100-meter dash. Freshman Demetra Camble led the Sycamores’ efforts in the sprints, as she placed 11th in 11.82 seconds. Fellow freshman Katie Wise was close behind finishing 13th timing in at 11.85 seconds and rounding out ISU was sophomore Kaisha Martin placing 17th 11.99 seconds. Senior 800-meter runner Leeann Michl placed second behind Vanessa McLeod of Purdue with a time of 2 minutes and 7.91 seconds. McLeod gained ground in a close finish with only .41 hundreds separated the two.

Senior Stacia Weatherford makes her way through the 100-meter hurdles (Photo by Ayden Jent ).

On the distance side, Sophomore Nicole Lucas finished sixth in the 3,000-meter run in 10:15.33. Senior Kalli Dalton placed 16th in the 1,500-meter run with a time of 4:43.20. Senior Stacia Weatherford finished eighth in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 13.80 seconds. She then turned around and placed fifth in the 400-meter hurdles, timing in at 59.11 seconds. The 4x100-meter team placed 11th in 46.81 seconds. The team consisted of sophomore Taylor Gilles, senior Macey Black, Camble and Martin. The 4x400-meter relay team took

action to finish fourth in 3:40.31. ISU’s 4 x 400-meter team consisted of junior Shelby Higginbottom, Michl, Weatherford and Black. In the jumps, freshman Ioanna Koltsidou leaped her way to the fourth position, getting over 1.67 meters (5’ 5.75”). Junior Rachael Johnson finished close behind in seventh place with a jump of 1.62 meters (5’ 3.75”). Freshman Kimyanna Rudolph led the Sycamores in the pole vault, leaping over 4.10 meters (13’ 5.25”) and finishing third. Senior Nicole Hope tied for fourth with a jump of 4 meter even (13’ 1.5”) as fellow senior Richelle Kimble got over 3.90 meters (12’ 9.5”) placing eighth. In the long jump, junior Kelly Steffen placed ninth with her jump of 5.72 meters (18’ 9.25”). Senior triple jumper Shalesa Smith finished fourth, leaping 12.23 meters (40’ 1.5”). Sophomore Carmelia Stewart also placed in the top ten, finishing ninth with 12.06 meters (39’ 7.25”). The shot put competition concluded with senior Felisha Johnson placing second with a throw of 17.06 meters (55’ 11.75”). Fellow senior Mary Theisen placed fourth with 15.56 meters (51’ .75”). Freshmen Whitney Walker and Katelyn Rutz rounded out ISU, as Walker placed 11th with a toss of 13.31 meters (43’ 8”), and Rutz got 14th with 13.04 meters (42’ 9.5”). Theisen and Johnson finished top collegians in the discus. Theisen placed second behind professional Nike thrower, Aretha Thurmond with a throw of 51.03 meters (167’ 5”). Johnson followed in third throwing 49.28 meters (161’ 8”). The team will travel to Knoxville, Tenn., for the Sea Ray Relays with competition beginning on Thursday at 4 p.m.



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Indiana State softball sets record falls to Drake

Blaire Kinsey ISU Athelic Media Relations

Sophomore utility player Megan Stone hit her sixth home run of the season as the Indiana State softball team, 13-22, 3-8 MVC, split a doubleheader Saturday with the Bulldogs of Drake, 20-14, 6-3 MVC. “Freshman pitcher Halle Humphrey has given us a spark in the circle,” said Shane Bouman, head softball coach. “Our aggressive style of play and key hits by Stone and senior catcher Alex Lucas was the difference in game one. It was a big conference win for us and we have a great chance to get a series tomorrow.” ISU gains late game lead in the first game of doubleheader, 4-3 The Sycamores got ahead early in the first game of the doubleheader and held off a late Drake rally to win by a final score of 4-3. Junior utility player Shelby Wilson led off the game with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman infielder Alexa Cavin. Junior infielder Morgan Allee then hit her first RBI triple of the season to center field to score Wilson and give the Sycamores a 1-0 lead after one half inning of play. The Sycamores struck again in the top of the third inning when freshman outfielder Kelsey Montgomery singled and stole second before advancing to third on a throwing error by the Bulldog catcher. Montgomery then scored on an RBI single off the bat of Wilson. In the bottom of the fifth inning the Bulldogs responded with a two-run home run to left field to tie the game at 2-2. The Sycamores did not stay behind for long, however, as Stone led off the sixth inning with a solo home run to right field to retake the lead for the Sycamores at 3-2. Drake answered the Sycamores’ call in the bottom half of the sixth when a lead off single came around to score to tie the game at 3-3 heading to the final inning. The Sycamores refused to give up and in the top of the seventh, Allee scored on an RBI single off the bat of Lucas to give the Sycamores a 4-3 advantage, one they would not give up. Wilson finished the game 2-3 with an RBI and run scored while Allee, Stone and Lucas all added a RBIs for the Sycamores. Humphrey pitched a complete game, allowing three earned runs to get the victory. Drake takes and widens six inning lead, 9-1 In the second game of the doubleheader, the Bulldogs grabbed an early lead and the Sycamores could never come back as they fell by a final score of 9-1 in six innings. In the bottom of the third inning, a two-out single came around to score for the Bulldogs to give them a 1-0 advantage. Drake then added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth inning when they hit a twoRBI fielders choice to extend their lead to 3-0 after four complete innings. The Sycamores battled back in the top of the fifth when sophomore utility player Ashley Dickerson walked to lead off the inning and was moved to second on a sacrifice by Montgomery. Dickerson then came around to score on an infield single by Cavin to cut the Bulldog lead to 3-1. Freshman Halle Humphrey pitching for the Sycamores (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Freshman infielder Abbie Malchow came in to pitch in the bottom of the fifth, her first Media Relations). collegiate career appearance as a pitcher and retired the Bulldogs in order. Drake then put the game away in the bottom of the sixth, scoring six runs off five hits to defeat the Sycamores 9-1 Drake then added to its lead in the bottom of the second when they batted around, scoring in six innings. five more runs to make it a 9-0 ball game after two complete innings of play. Cavin finished the game 1-1 with an RBI and sacrifice fly for the Sycamores. The Sycamores tried to answer back in the top of the third inning when Montgomery singled and stole second base to lead off the inning. Montgomery then advanced to third on Allee ties single season stole bases record in loss to Drake, 13-1 a deep fly ball to center field off the bat of Wilson before scoring off a sacrifice fly by Cavin to Allee tied the ISU single season stolen bases record of 28, but the softball team, 13-23, 3-9 make it 9-1. MVC, fell by a final score of 13-1 in the finale of a three-game series to the Bulldogs of Drake, Allee then singled and stole second base, giving her 28 on the season and tying her with 21-14, 7-3 MVC. Amy Vaira for the ISU single season record. “Today emphasized that if we play well, we can play with anyone, but if we play poorly, we The Bulldogs came right back and added three runs in the third and one in the fourth to can get beat by anyone,” Bouman said. “This weekend we learned a lot and we will continue to defeat the Sycamores by a final score of 13-1. learn the rest of the season.” Montgomery was 1-2 with a run scored while Cavin had the only RBI for the Sycamores. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early lead over the Sycamores and never looked back as they The Sycamores will return to action Tuesday when they host the Jaguars of IUPUI in a scored four runs off five hits in the bottom of the first inning to take a 4-0 lead over Indiana doubleheader at Price Field at 3 p.m. State.

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Eight-year-old Kaylee Williams and Indiana State’s head soccer coach Erika True before the kick-off of the “Locks of Love” Soccer Tournament (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

ISU DONATES FROM THE HEART Indiana State held their third annual “Locks of Love Soccer Tournament” Saturday morning. The event was focused on eight-year-old Kaylee Williams, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Memorial Stadium was host to University of Kentucky, IUPUI, Indiana Wesleyan University, Purdue University and University of Saint Louis. All teams contributed to the “Locks of Love” foundation and participates in the tournament.

Members of the IUPUI and Indiana Wesleyan University soccer teams battled for the ball during game two of the tournament.

Locks of Love is an organization that provides hairpieces to patients between the ages of six and 21 suffering from long-term hair loss as a side effect of their treatment. Each hairpiece requires six to 10 ponytails and takes four to six months to manufacture. Athletes of participating teams were not the only donors, members of the Terre Haute community also donated. They were able donate up to 10 inches of hair.

A before and after shot of University of Kentucky soccer player, Jackie Dallaine, donating her hair during “Locks of Love” Saturday evening (Photos by Joe Butler).

April 8, 2013  

Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 71

April 8, 2013  

Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 71