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UPDATE Alleged shooter and victims of the Ballyhoo shooting disrupt court proceedings at the Vigo County Courthouse Tuesday During the arraignment of the alleged shooter at the Ballyhoo Thursday night the courtroom was disrupted leading to the closure of the Vigo Country Courthouse Tuesday. Former ISU student, William Mallory, 21, appeared in the Vigo County Superior Court Tuesday. ISU chief of police Bill Mercier said that ISU police along with local area police were called out to the court to assist with the disturbance. Mercier added that the alleged cause of the disturbance was conflicts between members of the victims family and alleged shooter. Mercier said that the proceedings were completed before

the disturbance occurred and Mallory was charged and will return to court for sentencing. Mallory was in custody since Friday morning when he turned himself into police in the Indianapolis area. Malloy is believed to be responsible for the shooting outside the Ballyhoo Tavern Thursday night that left two wounded and one dead in the parking lot at 9th and Chestnut. Terre Haute native, Dustin Kelly, 21 succumbed to “injuries consistent with gunshots”. Other victims, Terrence Trotter, 21, and Dante Pettus, 21, were taken initially to an area hospital with one being transported to Indianapolis for further treatment.

Alcohol related cases higher during freshmen year Christopher Sweeney Reporter Getting shallacked, hammered, plastered. All common phrases spoken before college students partaking in what has evolved for some as an unendorsed college tradition; a tradition according to ISU officials that tends to be highest fall freshman year. Bill Mercier, the director of Public Safety, said minor consumption is one of the most common offenses on campus during the fall semester, often causing student dismissal during the spring. This was true not only for ISU, but other universities in Indiana. During move-in weekend at Ball State University 34 people were cited on alcohol and drug related charges which included possession of alcohol, false identification and illegal consumption. Mercier said, even though minors consuming alcohol and possession of marijuana are the most common offenses found on campus, arrests that occur on university grounds have declined between

the calculated 2010-2011 school years. According to ISU’s Cleary statistics, only 25 alcohol related arrests occurred in 2011 compared to 34 in 2010, but this does not include driving under the influence and public intoxication offenses, Mercier said. “Students who tend to be heavy users of alcohol or drugs either get arrested early or are unable to be successful as students and do not return in the spring for academic reasons,” he said. According to The Bacchus Network the effects of alcohol are determined by gender, mood, body weight, full/empty stomach, use of medication while drinking and speed of consumption. On the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism website it read that “the problem with college drinking is not necessarily the drinking itself, but the negative consequences that result from excessive drinking.” The NIAA reports that about four out of five college students drink alcohol,

“Students who tend to be heavy users of alcohol or drugs either get arrested early or are unabe to be succssful as students and do not return in the Spring for academic reasons.” Bill Mercier, ISU Chief of Police CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 with half of those who drink partake in binge drinking (the consumption of so much alcohol within about 2 hours that an individual’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels reach 0.08g/dL). Mercier said students need to understand that drinking alcohol irresponsibly and underage could be the beginning of potential trouble. “Not only legally, but it can also affect an individuals academic performance, “ Mercier said. For many students the decision to drink varies, but there is no denying the influence of peers and the media on the drinking habits amongst college students, Janssen-Robinson said. Students may consider drinking as a way to fit in with peers while others may associate it with freedom from parental control, a by-product of going away for schooling. The media also fueled belief that cases of students

partaking in excessive drinking is a norm on college campuses, however, JanssenRobinson said in reality the numbers are much less. Regular prevention programs are scheduled with Residential Life and other student organizations on campus, which may account for the decline in offenses, Mercier said. “We can’t really be certain,” he said. “But we are doing what we can to provide alcohol and drug awareness to students in hopes that they will stay out of trouble.” Janssen-Robinson added that some of the major alcohol awareness programs sponsored by the Student Health Promotion and University Police are the STEP UP training (which shows students how to safely intervene and help their friends in difficult situations), SoberRide and Designated Walker. Being aware of the alcohol content in beverages is one way that young people can drink responsibly (Illustration by Jamie Nichols).

Drinking guidelines: • Avoid binge drinking • No more than one drink per hour • Alternate alcoholic beverages with nonalcoholic ones like water to keep hydrated

• Eat - having food in your stomach slows down the absorption of alcohol • Use the buddy system - have a sober buddy who is not going to drink and will keep an eye on you all night and make sure you get home safely

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On-Campus employent resource for ISU students

An ISU student being assisted with her required paperwork at the Student Employment Office located in the HMSU around the corner from Sycamore Lounge (Photo by Ernest Rollins).

Dustyn Fatheree Reporter Being a student at Indiana State University opens up a broad spectrum of on-campus employment opportunities via the ISU applicant tracking system. “There are around 125 part-time positions and many of those positions have more than one opening,” said student employment program coordinator, Mary Marty. “Students need to review the job requirements in the job description and apply if they meet the requirements.” Marty said the description for jobs usually include preferred job-related skills, wages and a detailed job description. Assistant director of career services, Brenda Coldren said that the Applicant Tracking System is an easy to use tool that offers a wide array of jobs and searches can be narrowed down to fit the student’s skill set and interests. “A tip I have is to make the search for a part time job resume specific,” Coldren said. “Make sure to get experience that channels into the job field that a student is interested in pursuing later in life.” Furthermore, according to the Applicant Tracking System instructions, the application filed by an ISU student is used as a profile to the potential employer and can be updated to reflect changes in experience at any time. “Some of the more sought after jobs are positions in the recreational center, sodexo and residential life,” Marty said. “Students often are drawn to jobs that deal with children, as well.” There are limitations on the amount of hours and the number

of jobs a student can have at ISU. Marty said that students can work a maximum of 20 hours a week and hold a total of five jobs at once. “It is always smart to have a part-time job on campus because the student doesn’t have to worry about transportation and the employers are willing to work around their schedules,” Marty said. Coldren believes that stepping stones are created when taking part-time jobs on campus. “I think there are opportunities to create stepping stones to better jobs and possibly a career through working on campus,” Coldren said. “If students work with an employer, they get to know the student’s skill set, personality, reputation and work ethic. If a job comes available down the road, they may very well keep that student in mind when searching for candidates.” Aside from part-time jobs, Coldren believes that career planning is important in the early stages of a student’s college experience. “We have the career fair coming up, which is an opportunity to meet with employers about a wide-array of jobs,” Coldren said. “There will also be graduate schools in attendance.” Along with the career fair, a career boot camp is also in the future. The career boot camp consists of different sessions that cover career fair preparations, resume do’s and don’ts, cover letter information and interview tips. Another skill building event is the network and etiquette

workshops. Coldren said that these events deal with what to wear to an interview, networking and how to talk to employers during an interview meal. She also added that the etiquette portion of the event features catering service manager, Ann Tomer as the guest speaker on how to have proper dining etiquette with an employer. “There are a lot of benefits and opportunities students can take advantage of,” Coldren said. “It is smart to come out now and prepare for internships, jobs, careers and graduate school. You’ll be better prepared more knowledgeable about different paths that are available.”

“I think there are opportunities to create stepping stones to better jobs and possibly a career through working on campus.” Brenda Coldren, assistant director of career services

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Multicultral perspective applied to healthcare

Interacting attendees at the multicultral competencies in health care presentation. (Photo courtesy of ISU Communication and Marketing).

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In South Korea, it was traditional practice for first-born sons to take care of their parents when they reached old age, as a sense of altruism was created between parents and children. People realized they wouldn’t be alive without their parents, so eldest sons thought “I’m willing to look after them,” said Peter Kwon, a member of a delegation from Hanil University in South Korea that gave a presentation on health care practices in the country. The situation has changed in recent years to where siblings will look to who among them is most able to support their parents, while more people believe the government should have more of the responsibility, Kwon said. The presentation was part of a workshop event about multicultural perspectives on health care at Indiana State University. The event, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality, featured a presentation about multiple health perspectives in South Korea from the Hanil delegation, along with a presentation on multicultural competencies in health care, which included perspectives that some people have about approaching mental health issues and seeking counseling. A video shown during the workshop featured an international college student commenting to another student about the

reluctances some people have to seek treatment for mental health. “Especially when it comes to counseling, there is a perception that is negative,” said Zachariah Mathew, associate director of the ISU Office of International Programs and Services, who gave the presentation on multicultural competencies in health care. “There is a taboo ... so you don’t want to admit” that you should seek treatment. The event included discussions, as presenters regularly answered questions posed by people attending the event. Tom Johnson, associate director of the Center for the Study of Health, Religion, and Spirituality, was surprised to learn that more than one-quarter of the nation’s population that identifies as Christian. Johnson also noted that people in South Korea from different religious backgrounds tend to cooperate more than in some other countries, which can make it easier for the country to be able to address issues. The presentations and discussions were just one event during a nearly two-week stay in the Wabash Valley for the group from Hanil University. The visit was part of a joint agreement between the two universities for students to learn more about how social work is delivered in each country. “It was great to have an opportunity to dialogue with other

faculty and learn about the state of social work and social welfare in South Korea,” said Robyn Lugar, BSW program director of the department of social work at ISU who helped organize the delegation’s visit. “Having the opportunity specifically to have this type of exchange strengthens our partnership with Hanil University.” A doctoral student from Hanil created the presentation about health care in South Korea, and undergraduate social work students from the university also participated. The event provided some valuable lessons, as the universities encourage students to participate in research on their respective countries, Johnson said. “Certainly to do effective cross-cultural research, you need to have enough knowledge of the cultural similarities and differences to create meaningful questions,” he added. The workshop also included lessons for daily health care practitioners. Mathew gave the example of the number of people from a variety of ages and countries who call the Wabash Valley home, and how an approach to health care may be effective for people from one particular background, but not for another. “It doesn’t just matter how skillful you are in terms of professional skills,” Mathew said. “Especially in health care, one has to be multi-culturally competent to be able to deliver care.”


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Everybody’s doing it, but are they doing it right? Sexual intercourse is arguably the most basic of human physiological needs. For that reason, there is arguably no greater feeling in human experience. While the biological purpose of sex hinges strictly upon reproduction, humans have been quite crafty in circumventing reproduction while still maintaining the reward system built in to the act. Most people’s view on sex falls into one of three categories. For some, sex is very special and should be shared with only special people as a consummation of love. For some, sex is merely a physical, pleasurable act that need not involve love or any emotional ties. For others, sex can both at times be used for pleasure and to express feelings. Frankly, the majority of college students are either sexually active or have had sex in the past. Despite the collage of contradicting pressures and stigmas prevalent throughout our society related to sex, college students are ripe for experiencing the hormonal urges driving them to intercourse. But as it is with indulging in any natural urges,

rewards and consequences are bound to follow. First, we must be aware of the potential dangers associated with sex. The two most obvious dangers are STDs and babies. While babies aren’t necessarily unwanted, they seem easiest to deal with after a degree and a job have been acquired. STDs on the

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other hand, are entirely unwanted. Let us not forget that birth control is not 100% effective in preventing pregnancy, nor are condoms 100% effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases. Taking care to avoid any sex-related dangers can allow one to focus on its benefits. Physical benefits include lower stress and blood pressure levels, increased immune function, and extra burnt calories. Sex can also boost confidence and selfesteem levels while simultaneously building

trust and bonds between partners. Oddly enough, single college students are often interested in finding strangers to sexually engage with. But does this make sense? Isn’t having sex with strangers far more dangerous than having sex with friends or acquaintances? A friend is far less likely to lie about an STD or engage in sexual violence than a stranger on a onenight stand after a drunken night out. So perhaps it is in fact far more rewarding to have sex with friends or acquaintances. For instance, sexual engagement between two friends may increase social bonds and may lack the need for alcohol to hide the awkwardness between two complete strangers. Unfortunately, many seem to find it difficult to keep the emotions spawned through sex from creating tensions within the friendship. Regardless of one’s outlook on the importance of sex, it seems logical to assume that sex is best when partners share mutual feelings about its meaning.

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Evolution able to explain everything but its own rejection The denial of evolution is unique to the United States, explained the preeminent guy of science named Bill Nye in a video posted on YouTube last week. Nye raises an interesting concern, for in the industrialized world only Turkey has a Aaron lower acceptance rate of evolution. Findings from Abel a Gallup poll that has Keep Off been tracking American on creation and The Lawn views evolution over the past 30 years show that 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism, 32 percent believe in evolution guided by God, and 15 percent believe in atheistic evolution. Yes, you read that right, only 15 percent of Americans believe that life on this Earth evolved without the hand of God. Nye’s video expounds on the hindrance that the belief in creationism exerts upon our society. “When you have a portion of the population that doesn’t believe in [evolution], it holds everyone back,” Nye said. Before going on, I must admit that I–like many of us– once subscribed to creationism, and due to my Christian upbringing found myself in many heated disputes

regarding evolution and its heretical nature. Fortunately for me, however, an insatiable thirst for knowledge combined with a few informed friends forced me to concede my inane beliefs and relinquish my self-deceit. And by coming to grips with this basic understanding my understanding of the world began to exponentialize and unfold into something far more splendid than words can describe. I see now that my childish clutch to a false reality was quite certainly holding me back in a number of both intellectual and metaphysical ways. Simply put, accepting evolution as one of the fundamental forces of nature catalyzed my freedom. Nye continues his video by commenting on the need for parents to refrain from feeding such antiquated ,nonsensical ideas to their children. “I say to grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world that’s completely inconsistent with the world we observe, that’s fine. But don’t make your kids do it. Because we need them,” Nye said.

While Nye is mildly sympathetic towards adults who are skeptical to relinquish lifelong faiths, I am not. Although I was able to shed false understandings during my formative years, I don’t believe it was any easier for me then than it would be twenty years from now. I will be the first to say that reformulating notions of reality is extremely difficult, but it has to be done in order to maintain a certain level of happiness and sanity. I understand that we all employ some level of doublethink every single day, but an inquisitive mind will ultimately find it far more difficult to deny evolution than it is to maintain belief in a 6,000 year old Earth, human/ dinosaur interactions, and a global flood. Nye understands this difficulty as well and explains that “your world becomes fantastically complicated if you don’t believe in evolution.” The amount of evidence leading to the certainty of evolution by means of natural

“I understand that we all employ some level of doublethink every single day, but an inquisitive mind will ultimately find it far more difficult to deny evolution than it is to maintain belief in a 6,000 year old Earth, human/dinosaur interactions, and a global flood. ”

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selection is overwhelming, and so much of human understanding relys on this reality. I rarely see those who reject evolution as “just another theory” (a theory is an elaborate form of consistent scientific knowledge not yet disproved by experiment) attempting to disprove the theory of gravity, the theory of relativity, string theory, etc. How is it that over half of the American population is able to reject one set of consistent observations while believing in others when every scientific and technological field owes the understanding of its subject matter to the same method of empirical data collection? I once heard someone propose that creationists should be denied the newest vaccines, for many vaccines created by humankind have been adapted to counteract evolving viruses. Therefore if one believes in the effectiveness of the vaccine it would be inconsistent to deny the existence of evolution. While I don’t agree with withholding vaccines from the ignorant, perhaps the suggestion might perk some ears and spur some research. Although Bill Nye and I might be a little too optimistic, I do agree with the closing statements of his video. “In another couple of centuries I’m sure that worldview won’t even exist. There’s no evidence for it,” Nye said. Thank you Bill Nye for combating the religious dogma holding us all back. I pray we see the end of it sooner rather than later.


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Upcoming Events Sorotity 101 at Dede 1 & 11 August 29 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Spotlight Entertainment: Rock the Fountain at Dede Plaza August 30 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Volunteer Fair at DeDe Plaza August 29 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.

ISU Con at North Gym August 31 - Sept. 1 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Comedian “sexpert” returns to campus Thomas Beeler Reporter Tuesday evening comedian Maria Falzone performed her annual show for ISU student. Maria Falzone’s Sex Rules! : Rules to Greater and Safer Sex was created to help people practice safe, smart and enjoyable sexual activities. The theme of the show was a set of rules one must follow to stay to have an enjoyable sexual experience and live a health lifestyle. This is Falzone’s 17th year coming to Indiana State performing the show. She is currently on a threeweek tour covering seven schools and has seven more to go. “[This event is] the most rewarding sexual experience of your life.” Al Perone, associate dean of students said during Falzone’s introduction. The crowd was consistently cheering and laughing throughout the entire show. A large amount of freshmen were in attendance, but many upper classmen were scattered in the crowd as well. Senior Recreation Sports Management major Cece Story has attended the show for five years and she said the show is amazing and never gets tired of it. For many freshmen this was their first experience with the sex comedian. “I have no idea what to expect from the show,” freshmen athletic training major Thurman Jones said. She spoke of problems in communication and the lack of knowledge some people have when talking about sex. She intertwined jokes and useful information to get her points across. “Make me weak in the knees, no that’s polio,” Falzone said as a punchline to a joke. “Knowledge is not only power but protection.” Falzone used different demonstrations throughout the show. She showed students proper condom use and demonstrated the flexibility of condoms. Some student volunteers helped Falzone express the need for communication in relationships. Along with this, she provided

sexual strategies students could use on their own time. Falzone covered an array of topics ranging from respecting people’s sexuality to informing students how to stay safe in situations involving alcohol. After the show, students seemed to have enjoyed the presentation. She invited anyone to come up on stage after the show for questions, photos and comments or just to tell their stories. Gabrielle Tinao, a freshman Criminology major, said she enjoyed Falzone’s thoughts on sexuality and how comfortable she was talking about it. She also found the show to be very helpful. Freshmen Lacy Andres also commented on the show and said she felt the show was really good and complimented how open Falzone was with personal experiences. “The show was very informative. I enjoyed it all around,” Keylea Cleary, freshman communication major, said. “There was never a dull moment.” Falzone also promoted and gave students the opportunity Volunteers participate in helping Falzone with a lesson about to visit her campaign website to the importance of communication during sex (Photos by Hilary make communication between Zeigler). parent and child easier. On her website, students and parents can anonymously post questions about sex that they want answered. Falzone said this gives parents the opportunity to voice what they always want to tell their children about sex. Her goal is to break the taboo of “sex talk” within the home and the open the door for communicating about sex. “We got to get this dialog open,” Falzone said, “As a mother talking to other parents and encouraging them to talk to their kids about sex they usually say they really don’t want to hear it or I really don’t know what I should say to them. It is a parent’s responsibility and I would like to see parents step up into that responsibility.”

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Falzone enlists the help of a student during part of her performance (Photo by Hilary Zeigler).

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MYTH #1: You can’t get pregnant if the woman doesn’t have an orgasm. Pregnancy occurs when a sperm from the man fertilizes an egg from the woman. It is not necessary for the woman to have an orgasm to get pregnant. A woman of childbearing age usually releases an egg each month as part of her regular menstrual cycle (called ovulation). This occurs whether or not the woman has sex or an orgasm. MYTH #2: I won’t get pregnant if I douche after sex. Douching is not an effective method of contraception. After ejaculation, the sperm enter the cervix and are out of reach of any douching solution.

MYTH #3: I won’t get pregnant if I take a shower or bath right after sex, or if I urinate after sex Washing or urinating after sex will not stop the sperm that have already entered the uterus through the cervix.

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MYTH #4: I won’t get pregnant if my partner pulls out before he ejaculates. Pulling out before the man ejaculates, known as the withdrawl method, is not a foolproof method for contraception. Some ejaculate (fluid that contains sperm) may be released before the man actually begins to climax. In addition, some men may not have the willpower or be able to withdraw in time.

MYTH #4: I don’t need contraception because we only have sex during the “safe” time. You’re only fertile one day a month. Myths such as these most likely arise from a lack of understanding of the menstrual cycle. There are four major hormones involved in the menstrual cycle. A delicate balance of these hormones regulates ovulation, and if the egg is not fertilized, menstruation occurs. While a woman’s cycle is more or less regular at most times, this balance of hormones can be disrupted by various factors, including age, weight, stress, medications, and others. Therefore, pinpointing the time of ovulation and predicting any “safe” days can be difficult.

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Student etiquette and espectations in the classroom Richelle Kimble Features Editor

Students are constantly “rating” their professors and judging according to their personal expectations, often without any base knowledge of how an organized class should be. Frequently and without justification, teachers are left short handed and in the dust; it’s the faculty’s turn to rate the students and spill what they expect of their student body. Lori Henson, a journalism lecturer in the communication department, is a perfect candidate to hear from. She graduated with a masters degree in journalism from Indiana University and is currently pursuing her PHD in mass communication there as well. She has been teaching courses since 2002; Henson is young enough to understand what it’s like to be a student, but has enough experience to have a respectable opinion about classroom etiquette. Henson of course said the expected requests of all faculty: have good manners, use technology for course material only, and in a nutshell, don’t be rude or disrespectful. In addition to the basics, Henson revealed a perspective most students haven’t thought about. “I really care that students come in curious. That’s my biggest request,” she said. “I hope I can present information to them in a way that makes them curious to learn more. If I can get them to come in with that one quality, the rest of the details will be taken care of.” She has a valid point. If students walk in the classroom door with a hunger to gain knowledge on said topic, there wouldn’t be an issue with distractions, disrespect, manners, or incomplete assignments. The “model” student would come naturally. Unfortunately, some classes are required, not chosen, and thus, lack student enthusiasm. Whether the course subject is highly intriguing or brutally dull to the students, most lecturers and professors aim to accomplish a similar goal as Henson. “What I hope to accomplish in every class is a really good, in depth conversation between the students and I about the subject, and that they walk away feeling like they can engage in those issues with a solid understanding,” she said. Again, this is the ideal standard ISU’s faculty would like to see. It’s obvious that each of the 11,000 plus students will not reach this level of intellect, so Henson shared a story of what students should, at the very least, not behave like in class. She had a male student who was athletic, cute, popular, and charming, but had a minor flirting addiction (or at least with this particular female). He constantly flooded his neighboring peer with unrequested comments before, during, and after class. After politely asking him to stop because of the high distraction he was causing, he continued the flirtatious badgering. Then he got sent to the Dean, and again continued the action. Finally, after agreeing to sit in the front row in lonesome for the rest of the semester, the student returned to another of Henson’s classes the next semester. This time, he acquired a strange infatuation with reading the newspaper, again before, during, and after class. Then he had the audacity to ask her for a recommendation letter. Needless to say, she declined the opportunity.

Student sits in class as his professor conducts a lesson. (Photo by Jamie Nichols). She has had plenty more positive experiences with her students, though. Henson describes how it is not difficult to become part of a professor’s favorable memories. She makes it clear that the benefits of gaining a professors respect far outweigh the satisfaction of checking Facebook during class or never making the effort to engage in the material. As advice from a current ISU faculty member, come to class with an open mind that’s ready to be challenged. “If you’re going to be here, make the most of it. Someone is paying for these classes,” Henson said. “You can be direction-less for free. You can choose not to learn for free.”

“If you’re going to be here, make the most of it. Someone is paying for the classes. You can be direction-less for free. You can choose not to learn for free.” Lori Henson, journalism lecturer

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Many housing options available to Sycamores

Joseph Paul Features Editor As fall semester begins, new Indiana State students are faced with somewhat of a Hamlet-like dilemma: To be or not to be (on campus)? – that is the question. As most new students probably know, there is wide range of housing in Terre Haute, both on and off campus and, as the college life merits, an individual is free to choose where he or she spends time out of the classroom. Choosing where to live, then, is a decision that varies greatly from person to person and must be made based upon several different factors, like size, cost, utilities, location and amenities. Although ISU offers 10 different residence halls, new students who live on campus are required to room mostly in the Sycamore towers, said Stephanie Pearcy, Associate Director for Residential Student Success. After their first year, more housing options become available. On campus, yearly rates, including an ISU meal plan, range from $8,262 $9,282, depending on the residence hall. Although housing must be paid at the start of the semester, these rates would cost around $688.50 - $773.50 monthly. The University Village is one of many off-campus housing options available to students (Photo by Jamie Nichols). Pearcy believes that ISU provides plenty of affordable housing options for its students. school to college.” disconnect from the activites on campus,” Pratt said. “We have a variety of living situations on campus If a student chooses to live off campus, there are a Betz added that it is easy for students to commute … so it really just depends on where you’re living on number of apartments and townhouses located on the between campus and home and be completely unaware how much it costs to live, with price according to the outskirts of ISU grounds. of campus life. amenities that you get in that building,” she said. Senior Automotive Engineering Technology major Living off campus also gives up certain conveninces In the residence halls, utilities and a laundry area are Jeremy Pratt made the switch from on-campus to off that campus living afford like convenient meals at the included and students also have access to the university’s campus housing because it ws cheaper. commons or the dining halls, Betz said. wifi. There are other amenities included depending Pratt said that besides the cost off-campus living was “Stay on campus for one or two years and kind of on the residence hall. All halls are also within walking more attrcive because of independence it affords. have that college experience then consider moving on,” distance of most ISU classrooms. “It is the step in between going to school on campus Betz recommended for students considering to live offIf a student doesn’t wish to live directly on campus, and kind of going out and living in the real world,” Pratt campus. ISU also offers its University Apartments, which are said. “It teaches you little more responsibility.” Pratt addedthat if someone decided to live off campus located south on 3rd street between Farrington and Jona Hayhurst, manager of one of the popular “don’t be afraid to shop around” and figure out what you Crawford streets. three bedroom. apartment complex for ISU students, Sycamore Place want and what is in your budget. Rates in the university apartments include all utilities, Apartments, said her business offers a variety of living internet and cable, Pearcy said. Laundry and other situations for students and non-students alike, including “Stay on campus for one or two years and amenities are also available. However, these units are apartments and townhouses. not within walking distance of classes. These rooms range from sizes of 570 square feet for kind of have that college experience then Pearcy believes living on campus has many positive a one bedroom and go up to 1000 square feet for three benefits; one being that a student is more likely to get bedrooms. consider moving on.” involved around the university. She said she encourages Space was one of the reasons senior aviation major all students, especially freshman, to live on campus. Dustin Betz decided to live off campus. Betz said that “Students choose to stay … at the university because it was nice living in your own space then “being couped Dustin Betz, Aviation Major of the relationships they form with faculty, with other up in the dorm.” students,” she said. “Those connections that they form However living off-campus does have some downsides. are really, really important to that transition from high “You get more freedom but there is a kind of


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Jaguars sweep Sycamores in midweek game

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The Sycamores were defeated by the IUPUI Jaguars during Tuesday’s game. Their next match will be this Saturday at the Arena (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletics Media Relations). The Indiana State University women’s volleyball team were swept by the IUPUI Jaguars Tuesday night. The loss puts the Sycamores overall record for the season at 1-3. The Jaguars improved their overall record for the season to IUPUI led the game in kills knocking down 41 to the Sycamores 32. The Jaguars also made fewer erros than the Sycamores overall with 8 compared to ISU’s 15. IUPUI’s Moriah Fair led the team with 14 kills and 13 digs. For the Sycamores Molly Murphy led the attack with nine kills. The Jaguars opened the first set with a kill by Fair before going unanswered for four points. A 6-0 run soon after made gave the Jaguars a seven-point cush-

ion over the Sycamores at 10-3. ISU would struggle to get back into the game as the Jaguars continued to keep the deficit over five points throughout the entire first set. The largest lead of the first set being nine points at 18-11, Jaguars. The Jaguars went on to take the set 25-19. The Jaguars were once again apply pressure to the Sycamores in the second set. Early on the set the Sycamores kept close and took their first lead for the night at 4-3. However, that was short-lived as the Jaguars bounced back and recaptured the lead which they did not relinquish for the rest of the set. On an 8-1 run thr Jaguars extended their lead over the Sycamores by six points. They would later close out the final set on a 7-0 run to win the set

25-13. The third set was again the the Jaguars favor as they took the set 25-15. The game was close at the start with the Sycamores taking the lead on a service ace form Ashlen Buck to give them the lead 4-3. In response the Jaguars went on a 4-0 run to get ahead. The Sycamores were unable to keep up as the Jaguars continued to slowly increase the deficit bit by bit. A late 8-1 run by IUPUI placed the Jaguars above the Sycamores at 22-11, the largest lead of the set and the night, before the set and game ended in favor of the Jaguars. Next up for the Sycamores is the ISU Drury Inn Jessica Barkman Memorial Classic to be played in the ISU Arena Saturday and Sunday.

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Women’s cross country team strives for excellence

Despite finishing in 6th place during the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference, ISU’s women’s cross country team is training hard to ensure a successful 2012 season (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Richelle Kimble Features Editor

The Indiana State women’s cross country team begins the 2012 season with fresh leadership, setting new goals and putting the disappointing 6th place finish at the 2011 Missouri Valley Conference meet behind them. This year’s team was chosen 5th in the MVC pre-season poll and 12th in the pre-season Regional poll. “I think [the poll] is based on where we finished a year ago,” said head coach John Gartland. “We were strong all year and even in the Regional meet, but we didn’t come through at the conference meet.” During Gartland’s 24 years of coaching, he has led his cross country teams to two MVC cross country titles and has been named MVC Conference Coach of the Year. Sixteen of his 24 teams have finished in the top four at the MVC meet. Gartland’s outstanding coaching ability is in position to aid this year’s comeback. With the help of the runners, he looks forward to bringing this year’s team up in the rankings. “We need to stay healthy and have some of our younger runners develop quickly,” said Gartland. “The challenges will be fun.” Gartland said the team goal is always to be top three of the conference and top ten of the regional. The pre-season poll puts the Sycamores close to that in both cases; with good health, positive attitudes, and hard work, this year the goal looks highly

obtainable. This season’s top runners include junior Jessica Zangmeister, sophomore Nicole Lucas, junior Kylee Thacker, junior Kalli Dalton, and senior Hanna Mercer. Two runners, junior Valerie Burns and freshman Sydney Chapman, were expected to be top contenders but are currently out due to injury. Burns will redshirt the season, and Chapman is looking to contribute later in the season pending her recovery. Key losses from last year’s roster include Kacie Klem, Andrea Prusz, and Kristy Twitchell, who were ISU’s 1st, 3rd, and 5th runners for the team, respectively. Despite these losses, Gartland foresees strong leadership and has chose Zangmeister, Thacker, and Mercer as team captains. “The attitude is very, very strong. They’ve really set the tone that way,” said Gartland. “They are a very hardworking and dedicated group.” Zangmeister returns as the top runner, having placed 11th at last year’s MVC conference meet. Lucas will return to the squad in sophomore position as a more experienced runner, Dalton is looking to continue her progress after a third place finish in the 2012 Outdoor MVC 3k steeplechase, Thacker returns running after redshirting the whole 2011-2012 year, and Mercer is seeking a to continue her breakthrough success from outdoor track after

establishing the third best 3k Steeplechase time in school history, behind Dalton. Other contributors to the roster that will add depth and size to this year’s squad include juniors Alexa McFadden, Lindy Jones, and Emily Mercer, sophomores Amy Hicks and Shelby Sands, and freshman Emily Cotterman. The Lady Sycamores season opener is at the Bradley Invitational in Peoria, Illinois on September 7.

“We need to stay healthy and have some of our younger runners develop quickly.” The challenges will be fun.” John Gartland, head coach ISU women’s cross country

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Student Organization Expo gives Sycamores the chance to get involved

Students sign up for various organizations on campus to become more involved with campus life. Various sororities, fraternities and nonprofit organizations set up tables to inform Sycamores about their role on campus (Photos by Jamie Nichols).

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