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Indiana Statesman For ISU students. About ISU students. By ISU students.

Indiana Statesman

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018



Volume 125, Issue 51

Residence halls guarantee free laundry services early next fall Patrick Chavis Reporter In the upcoming fall semester, Residential Life has guaranteed students will not have to pay for laundry services. Incoming freshmen have a many number of issues on their minds when they first arrive on campus. Ranging from trying to figure out where their classes are, how to make friends in this new environment, how to manage time effectively, and many other issues that usually involve money. Paying for the bare necessities such as food and water are essential and unavoidable, however paying for services like laundry in order to have clean clothes to wear becomes a burdensome situation for many of these incoming students. Fortunately this added expenditure will soon be a thing of the past. Amanda Knerr, the executive director for Residential Life at Indiana State commented, “Beginning in Fall 2018- we will no longer be charging for laundry services for residents living in our on-campus housing facilities.” Knerr explained that it will be an in-

‘Taste of Soul’ event provides comfort food

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cluded amenity for students. This will end up saving primarily freshmen but also upper classmen currently living in the residence halls around two

dollars every time they decide to clean their clothes. Currently it costs one dollar to wash one load of clothes and another dollar to dry that same load.

Depending on how many loads of clothes someone needs to clean, one could end up spending much more than two dollars. Although this new incentive will not affect anyone currently staying on


Students gather for Bless the Mic

Kayla Rogan Reporter The Taste of Soul event occurred at the Charels E. Brown African American Cultural Center on Friday, to show students the taste of soul food. Team Speak was the organization that hosted this event. Team Speak meets in the Science building every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. This was one of the many events this organizations had during this past week. Many of the members came together to cook the food. The menu included fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, and yams. The students who were there had a sample of each food and go to play UNO and Spades and hang out with each other. R & B and Hip Hop music was played in the background. Furthermore, many of the students enjoyed the food and being around their peers. This event was a stress reliever for many of the students. Some African Americans cook soul food on special occasions or they might have it for Sunday dinners. This kind of food came about during slavery in the South. This was the only food option for African Americans because of the treatment they received from their masters. This kind of food has been passed down for many generations, and will continue until this day. Many people have always been told that “Soul Food is Created to Nourish the Soul.” Moreover, each student got a chance to sample the different kinds of food. Also, if there was some left, they were able to get seconds. The location of the event being at the cultural center was great because this was a part of celebrating Black History Month. There is a lot of history at the Charles E. Brown African American Cultural Center, it always made people feel comfortable and safe, no matter one’s race Students have been able to visit and spend time in the cultural center and feel completely welcome to be themselves. ISU prides itself on diversity and this spot on campus is one of its many places of full diversity..

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Hines Hall is currently the only residential hall that provides free laundry service on campus.

The theme for the show was The Realities of Street Culture.

Kayla Rogan Reporter Many Indiana State University students gathered to attend the return show of Bless the Mic on Thursday at 9 p.m. in Dede I. The theme of the event was Ode 2 The Streets: The Realities of Street Culture.

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This show allowed students to showcase their talents in various different ways including, singing, poetry, rap, and spoken word. Their purpose was to “Empower the Students Through Words.” Bless the Mic has been at ISU for many years and continues to inspire students involved and students who attend. In the beginning of the show, the president

and vice president of Bless the Mic introduced themselves. Then, they introduced the rest of the members and the band. They asked everyone to remain silent for a prayer. Three of members perform a skit that started off with a couple getting ready for a party. The woman sees a text message from another woman, and she becomes upset. The couple freezes while Jada Holmes, the president of the organization, began a spoken word segment about relationships. The audience was able to see the emotions that she had through her poem. Towards the end, the couple made up because the text was from his mom. In addition, there were two hosts, and it was one of the hosts’ birthdays. He wanted to serenade someone because it was his birthday. He sang Alicia Keys hit song “If I Ain’t Got You.” Both of the hosts made sure the audience felt comfortable, safe and at home. During the intermission, one of the hosts, Tavon Jachái and another woman sang to pass the time. The audience seemed to enjoy the different riffs, runs and harmonizing between the two. Furthermore, an Indiana State Alumni came to the stage to perform. He was actively involved in Bless the Mic while he was a


Economic forecast panelists discuss the future of Terre Haute Kiara Dowell Reporter

Groundhog Day Economic Forecast, a panel event to discuss the future of the economics took place in Dede I on Feb 6. The featured Panelists were Kevin Christ, a professor of Economics at the Rose-Hulman Institute of technology, Dr. Robert Guell, a professor of economics at ISU, and Steve Witt, president of Terre Haute economics at ISU. The keynote speaker was Elaine Bedel, President of Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Gerry Dick, creator and host of Inside Indiana Business, moderated the event. “Groundhog Day Economic Forecast, co-sponsored by ISU Scott College of Business, TH Chamber of Commerce, and Terre Haute Savings Bank,” Ruth Rukes,the Deans Assistant of the Scott College of Business, said. “This is an annual economic forecasting event featuring comments on national, state, and local issues from an array of panelists, each offering a unique outlook on Various perspectives

The keynote speaker for the event included Elaine Bedel, Gerry Dick and Ruth Rukes.

on national issues, Comments regarding impact of state issues, Local business forecasting, and Informative question and answer period.” Groundhog Day is typically associated with the weather, but this event was geared towards economics. The Economic Forecast was predicted to be good;

however, there were some other factors in play. Although the forecast looked good, there were some downfalls. Stated in the press release by the Tribune Star, “Sony DADC announced last month it would soon be cutting 375 jobs from its Terre Haute plant, and Macy’s announced it would be

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closing its department store in Honey Creek Mall this spring, putting 60 people out of work.” On a positive note, 2018 economic status is going to be “A pretty good year in most respects” which means a decreased probability for a recession, high-



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Princeton students walk out of class, complain after professor uses racial slur David Boroff

New York Daily News (TNS)

Some Princeton University students walked out of a class Tuesday after an anthropology professor used the N-word at least three times. Lawrence Rosen made the references to the racial slur during his “Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy, and Pornography” lecture. “What is worse, a white man punching a black man, or a white man calling a black man a n----r?” Rosen said, according to the Daily Princetonian. Students at the New Jersey university told the newspaper that Rosen would use the word two more times. He was covering the topic of oppressive symbolism. “He was describing what is acceptable as free speech and what is not,” senior Devyn Holliday told the Daily Princetonian. Student E Jeremijenko-Conley, who identifies as white, responded, “I’m not comfortable

with a white professor using the N-word,” Holliday told the campus paper. “All the black students were looking at each other, as if asking whether he actually said that,” Destiny Salter told the paper. Another student reportedly asked Rosen, “So are you just going to keep using the N-word?” according to Holliday. Rosen is believed to have responded, “Yes, if I think it’s necessary.” At least four students walked out of the lecture, according to the Daily Princetonian. Rosen is believed to have justified using the word to students by saying, “It’s supposed to deliver a gut punch, so that’s why I used it.” “Every single time he used the N-word, he used the word in its entirety,” Salter told the campus paper. “He said, ‘You need to suspend your disbelief for the sake of this class.’” Students argued with Rosen and asked for an apology, but he said, “I don’t think I need to apologize; I did not oppress any-

one,” according to the newspaper. Jeremijenko-Conley and Salter said they filed a complaint with the director of studies for Rockefeller College at Princeton. Justine Levine said she will work to try to resolve the issue, the two students told the newspaper. Princeton spokesperson Michael Hotchkiss said in a statement to the New York Daily News that “the values of free speech and inclusivity are central to Princeton University’s mission and critical to the education we provide to our students,” including Rosen’s class. “The conversations and disagreements that took place in the seminar led by Professor Rosen on Tuesday afternoon are part of the vigorous engagement and robust debate that are central to what we do,” Hotchkiss said. He added that the university is in the process of setting up a meeting with the students. The chair of the anthropology department wrote a letter in support of Rosen to the Daily


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Princetonian. “By the end of the semester, Rosen hopes that his students will be able to argue why hate speech should or should not be protected using an argument other than ‘because it made me feel bad,’” Carolyn Rouse wrote. At least one student said he was planning to drop Rosen’s

class. “The professor saw how uncomfortable the students were with his language,” Kevin Ramos told the newspaper. “If he doesn’t respect the students’ opinion, then it’s not worth learning from him.”

Some want to restrict free speech on campus Michael Williams

Orlando Sentinel (TNS)

ICE agents time to take them into federal custody for possible deportation. As part of Birotte’s order, “thousands” of people who were improperly held in L.A. County jails on ICE detainers may be entitled to monetary awards, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a statement. It is unknown how many people would be eligible. “For years, the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department … callously denied immigrants constitutional protections that universally apply to all other jail detainees — unjustifiably holding them without cause as prisoners,” said Lindsay Battles, one of the attorneys involved in the case. “This decision holds law enforcement agencies accountable for their anti-immigrant abuse of their authority.” Along with his finding that local police cannot legally hold people in custody at ICE’s request, Birrotte ruled on other aspects of the detainer process. ICE, for example, was wrong to issue detainers for people who were

Richard Walker, a University of Central Florida sophomore and member of Knights for Socialism, believes his school should be limiting the voices of those who spew hateful rhetoric on campus. “The university’s first responsibility is ensuring the safety and well-being of their students,” Walker said. “It might be just words now, but if you let that sort of thing come into the public discourse and become widely accepted, it doesn’t stay words.” In America’s politically polarized environment, students such as Walker increasingly think colleges should ban speech that may be racist or defamatory, a trend that worries advocates of the First Amendment. More than 40 percent of students believe that the First Amendment does not protect hate speech, according to a Brookings Institute poll taken of 1,500 students nationwide last year. Almost 20 percent believe that using violence is an acceptable means to stop such speech, the poll found. In all, 53 percent of students — 61 percent Democratic and 47 percent Republican — believe that colleges and universities should prohibit offensive speech, according to the survey. Hate speech is protected under the First Amendment, but “fighting words,” slurs or epithets that would cause a reasonable person to react violently, are not. “I’m very disconcerted about how very uninformed — frankly dangerously uninformed — many college students are about the First Amendment,” said Lawrence Walters, a Longwood, Fla.-based attorney who focuses on First Amendment issues. Some students at UCF say free speech should be an integral part of college life. “If you’re going to insulate people in college from offensive speech, how are they going to survive the real world?” said UCF junior Alexander Zimmerman. He said he has been spat at and threatened because he supports President Donald Trump. Florida lawmakers are trying to broaden free-speech rights on campus by making all areas of campus “traditional public forums” and making schools financially liable if speaking events are disrupted. What constitutes hate speech varies widely from person to person, but a generally accepted definition is that it “offends, threatens or insults groups, based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or other traits,” according to the American Bar Association. Walker said he doesn’t think using violence is a “categorically bad” response to speech that intimidates marginalized groups or promotes ethnic cleansing. He pointed to the white nationalist march last year in Charlottesville, Va., as an example of an event where violence may be a necessary response to the marchers.



western University and its internal process,” Miltenberg wrote. “It is unfortunate that these allegations are being made in a rush to judgment, denying Mr. Klein of due process. We are confident that upon review, the allegations will be determined to have been unfounded.” Klein has been the subject of another inquiry as well. Northwestern’s human resources department recently reviewed complaints made about Klein’s behavior, according to records obtained by The Chicago Tribune. Officials with the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access informed complainants this week in an email that the university did not determine the allegations to

“informal action,” according to the email. The university web site states that could involve “a warning to cease current behaviors, no-contact directives, and/ or an educational conversation with the respondent or others.” Klein worked for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal before he joined the Medill faculty and took the reins of the Justice Project, then known as the Medill Innocence Project. Klein previously taught at Georgetown and American universities in Washington, D.C. Meribah Knight, a Nashville Public Radio reporter who graduated from Medill in 2009, said

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A protester raises a clenched fist, joining hundreds in downtown Los Angeles for a march against President Trump’s immigration policies, on February 18, 2017.

LA judge rules that key part of Trump immigration crackdown effort is illegal Joel Rubin

Los Angeles Times (TNS)

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that police departments violate the Constitution if they detain inmates at the request of immigration agents, marking the latest legal setback for the Trump administration’s plans to identify and deport immigrants in the country illegally. In his order issued Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Andre Birotte Jr. found that a now-defunct policy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff ’s Department violated the constitutional rights of inmates who were kept in custody at the behest of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Birotte’s strongly worded order bolstered similar previous court rulings, which found police cannot legally honor such detainer requests from ICE. “The LASD officers have no authority to arrest individuals for civil immigration offenses, and thus, detaining individuals beyond their date for release violated the individuals’ Fourth Amendment rights,” Birotte wrote. In the 48-page ruling, Birotte

found other old ICE and Sheriff ’s Department policies had run afoul of the Constitution as well. Though many of the issues raised in the case have been addressed in previous cases or don’t apply to new ICE and Sheriff ’s Department policies, Birotte’s order bars either agency from returning to old practices and will add to the growing set of cases impeding Trump’s plans to aggressively ramp up the number of deportations. As part of the administration’s plans, ICE officials have increased the number of detainer requests the agency issues to local police departments. And Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tried to ratchet up pressure on local law enforcement agencies across the country that have refused to honor the detainer requests and cooperate with ICE in other ways. In light of earlier court rulings, the Sheriff ’s Department has not delayed releasing inmates on ICE’s behalf since 2014 and today none of California’s 54 sheriffs is willing to fulfill the ICE requests. Police in other parts of the country, however, continue to hold inmates to allow

Northwestern journalism professor accused of misconduct Dawn Rhodes

Chicago Tribune (TNS)

A Northwestern University journalism professor accused of misconduct by former students and employees this week is taking a leave of absence from the university, school officials said Thursday. Alec Klein, a professor in the Medill School of Journalism, will step away from his posts teaching investigative journalism and as director of the Medill Justice Project, officials said. “Professor Klein has requested a leave of absence from all of his positions at Northwestern until the University completes its investigation, and the University has agreed that is

the appropriate action,” a Northwestern spokesman, Alan Cubbage, said in a statement. The move comes a day after a group of 10 former Medill students and employees of the Justice Project published an open letter listing numerous complaints about Klein’s conduct over the years, including sexual harassment, abusive behavior and bullying. The letter was sent to Medill Dean Bradley J. Hamm, university Provost Jonathan Holloway and about 50 faculty members. Klein, who joined the Medill faculty in 2008, denied the accusations and said in a statement that many of the claims came from a “disgruntled for-

mer employee.” Cubbage later released a statement also saying several allegations brought years ago by a former employee already had been investigated by the university and found to be unsubstantiated. Now, Northwestern is investigating the allegations brought to light by the letter, Cubbage said. It was not clear what that inquiry would entail. Klein could not be reached for comment. His attorney, Andrew T. Miltenberg, answered an email sent to Klein’s Northwestern address with a statement. “While Mr. Klein denies the allegations that are being made, he intends to respect the confidentiality and privacy of North-

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Alec Klein, professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and the director of The Medill Justice Project.

be substantial enough to launch a formal investigation into Klein. The office would, however, pursue what it called an

NWU CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 LA FROM PAGE 2 born overseas but were not found in the massive databases federal agents rely on when determining a person’s immigration status. ICE officials said in court filings that the agency stopped the practice in June 2015. And the Sheriff ’s Department practice of booking people with ICE detainers into jail even if their bail had been set at less than $25,000 was improper, Birotte said. Typically, the department did not put someone with bail under that amount behind bars. The department said the policy was changed in 2014. An ICE practice of issuing detainers for people without a warrant when there was no evidence that the subject was a flight risk was illegal, the judge ruled. The order came in a class-action lawsuit that challenges several aspects of detainer requests —

FREE SPEECH FROM PAGE 2 After the events in Charlottesville, University of Central Florida Police changed their approach to dealing with the issue, including creating a regional task force for local law enforcement agencies to coordinate should a controversial speaker come to campus. “I think that it’s fair to say that things did not go as well as they could have had a proper plan been implemented and executed,” UCF Police Deputy Chief Carl Metzger said of the Charlottesville march. In October, the department sent 15 officers to a speech at the University of Florida given by white nationalist Richard Spencer so they could bring back lessons learned from the police response there. The UF protests were peaceful, aside from a few skirmishes — a man with swastikas on his shirt was punched in the face while walking through a group of protesters and a shooting that happened after the event. Nobody was seriously injured. UCF officers have worked several high-profile events with political speakers recently, all of which were relatively peaceful. In 2016, right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos spoke at the university after his event was initially canceled because of security concerns. Several people were removed from the events,

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electronic alerts that ICE officers commonly issue when a local police department has custody of someone ICE believes should be deported. The notices, among other things, ask police to keep targeted inmates beyond when they would otherwise be released in order to give ICE agents time to take custody of them. The lawsuit, which combined two separate cases, is being waged by several groups and law firms and has been winding its way through the court since 2012. One of the original cases was filed by U.S. citizens who were in Los Angeles County jails when ICE wrongly issued detainers for them. The other was brought by immigrants challenging the Sheriff ’s Department’s cooperation with ICE. Finding that some issues needed to be hashed out in front of a jury, Birotte did not rule on all aspects of the case. but no arrests were reported. The department may face its next test in April. After conservative speaker Charlie Kirk announced an event at the university, a group of Orlando anti-fascists vowed on Twitter to show up and “defend each other from fascists & their sympathizers.” UCF Police commonly respond to complaints about campus preachers and anti-abortion advocates. Students are often seen debating them at several “free speech zones” across the campus. “Our policy is that the university is a limited public forum,” said Shane Juntenen, the director of the university’s Office of Student Involvement. Students and faculty aren’t restricted to those spaces, just those unaffiliated with the school, including the preachers and anti-abortion protesters, he said. Walters opposes free speech zones, saying they condition students to believe it’s OK to be sheltered from opinions they disagree with, no matter how vile. A measure in the Florida Senate seeks to ban “freespeech zones” and hold universities financially responsible up to $100,000 if students or protesters disrupt controversial events. The Senate Education Committee approved the bill in a 7-4 vote. It would have to go through another committee before it can be debated on the floor. copies of one another,” Knight said. “It’s heartbreaking to open those letters and read them. There’s also a sense of relief to have it finally be out there. I’m really glad that people felt that they could come forward, but it was sad to see so many of the same patterns emerging.”

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Dog The year of the

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The Chinese Scholars and Student Association hosted the event with traditional performances .

Chinese New Year celebration The annual Chinese New Year celebration took place on Saturday hosted by the Chinese Scholars and Student Association. Authentic Chinese food and shows were performed by talented performers, celebrating one of the most important events in China. This year’s New Year is set for Feb. 16 and is the year of the dog. Students were able to enjoy the food and participate in a celebration distant from their everyday culture.

YouTube suspends Logan Paul’s ad revenue because he’s still making bad decisions Nicole Bitette New York Daily News (TNS) Logan Paul claimed to have learned from his mistakes — but he just keeps screwing up. YouTube decided to take action after the internet personality received immense backlash for posting a video of a suicide victim to his vlog last month and took a break only to return to the site with a video of him stunning dead rats with a Taser. The Google-owned company announced on Twitter that they would suspend the 22-yearold’s payments. “After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul’s YouTube channels,” the company said in a statement to The Verge. “This is not a decision we made lightly, however, we believe he has exhibited a pattern of behavior in his videos that makes his channel not only unsuitable for advertisers but also potentially damaging to the broader creator community.” Google did not immediately respond to a Daily News request for comment. According to social media data site, Social Blade, Paul’s 15.2 million subscribers earn him up to $14.3 million per year and approximately $1.2 million per month based on the common ad rates for YouTube channels. In an interview on Feb. 1 with Michael Strahan on “Good Morning America,” Paul was asked how losing his partnership with YouTube Red impacted his “bottom line.” “It hurts, but it’s not like I’m drowning,” he told Strahan.

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The theme for the game night was old-school arcade games.

Retro game night hosted by PAW Katelynn Cook Reporter Sthanlee B. Mirador | Sipa USA | TNS

Logan Paul arrives at the KIISFM’s iHeartRadio Jingle Ball 2017.

“I try not to live my life thinking about money because money doesn’t make me happy,” he explained. “Creating and making other people happy makes me happy. Creating content to make people smile and laugh is what makes me happy.” Animal rights group PETA immediately took issue with Paul’s video torturing rats by saying “Yo, Logan Paul: Death isn’t funny.” “Exploiting dead bodies for views is disturbing.” After coming under fire for posting the video of a suicide victim in Japan’s “suicide forest,” Paul published a video where he met with survivors of suicide attempts and experts from suicide prevention groups. Still, he proceeded to post the rat video just days later. Paul has not addressed the backlash from his recent rat video, but did publicize a TMZ article about him making a citizen’s arrest of a man who broke into his home on Tuesday.

Programs All Weekend hosted an arcade game night for the game-savvy and not so gamesavy students who wanted to play on Friday. This event was hosted in Dede I and had an amazing variety of games for students to choose from to play. According to Brooke Biggs, who works within the Office of Campus Life, the event had four different arcade machines with 40 different games to choose from. “There were 40 different games on each machine ranging from Dig Dug, Pac Man, and a ton of other cool games,” Biggs said. There were also physical games such as giant Jenga, corn hole, mini bowling, giant Connect Four, and cards. These games had students winning and losing left and right but all-in-all students go to enjoy each other’s company. This event was not only for students who wanted to play games, it was also a big way to meet new people and get to know other students. It didn’t matter if you were an expert Pac Man player or a newbie, everyone was there to have fun and get a little com-

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From left: Kenya Claiborne, Alyce Roberson, Teaundra Smith, Samar Hamoud and Paige Carter.

petitive. There will be more events like this one in the near future. PAW will be hosting a Paint and Pour, which is very similar to Mocktails and Canvas. They will also be teaming up with Barnes and Noble for the Downtown Terre Haute-First Friday event, next month. “We are even having a 12hour movie marathon in March along with other awesome programs spread out during the spring semester! We hope to see everyone there!” Biggs said.

PAW hosts events every Friday and Saturday all around campus. This program was built to help students connect with each other while having fun. PAW specializes in events on the weekends because sometimes it can be hard for students to find things to do during their time away from classes. “PAW is here to give students the opportunity to engage with each other and to be a part of the STATE campus,” the Indiana State University website said.

LAUNDR FROM PAGE1 two dollars. Although this new incentive will not affect anyone currently staying on campus, it will be a service that incoming students will be able to enjoy for years to come. “Residential Life is constantly seeking to provide a better living experience for students living on campus,” said Knerr. “By moving in this direction, families no longer will need to save coins for laundry. In a pilot done this year, we have also found that this reduced wear and tear on the machines as students seem to put a more appropriate amount of laundry in the machines when there is no charge. This results in less time when machines are not operable due to maintenance issues due to overloading the machines.” Knerr believes that this service is just one of many that will encourage students to enjoy their time spent on campus.

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Residential life launched the pilot for this service in Hines hall and all year long students have been enjoying this free service. Victoria Peterson, a sophomore living in Hines hall has doubts about the free service being the most important issue regarding laundry usage in the residence halls. Peterson claimed, “It’s true, Hines offers free laundry and is the only residence hall right now that does so. However, this has caused people from other buildings to come to Hines just to wash their clothes, which makes it harder for people who actually live in the building to wash their clothes. It’s a good service but with people always doing there laundry, getting a load in is very difficult.” Peterson seemed to be more concerned about the shortage of actual washers and dryers that are available on the floors of the building. “One washer and two dryers

for a floor of on average thirty people is definitely not fun,” said Peterson. The lack of washers and dryers in residence halls is a common concern shared by students living in different residence halls as well. Jessica Goodman, a freshman living in Pickerl stated “ I think that the new free laundry service Res Life will be offering to all the dorms on campus will be beneficial in terms of budget, however I do not believe that this is the most important thing to be focusing on. I live in Pickerl Hall, and there are only five washers and eight dryers to be shared between a couple hundred people.” The laundry situation on campus is very important to those who live in the Residence halls, and overall students will save money from this newly added service, but the question remains, should Res Life also be focused on providing more washers and dryers at the same time?

LAUNDR FROM PAGE1 student at ISU. During his performance, his rap song talked about different relationships, school, and life. Life is not easy, but we should never give up on anything, was a common moral of the rap. Another student came and sang “A Change Gon Come” by Sam Cooke. They also sang “It’s so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men. The hosts gave announcements to seek help from the counseling center, as an end to

GROUNDHOG’S FROM PAGE1 student at ISU. During his performance, his rap song talked about different relationships, school, and life. Life is not easy, but we should never give up on anything, was a common moral of the rap. Another student came and sang “A Change Gon Come” by Sam Cooke. They also sang “It’s so Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” by Boyz II Men. The hosts gave announcements to seek help from the counseling center, as an end to

the show. Mental health is extremely important in college and many students suffer from depression. Also, they asked other organizations to give information if they have upcoming events. They had a Black History Trivia for four free tickets to see the Gospel Celebration that is coming up. The tickets were only given away if the student answered a trivia question correctly. They told everyone to have a fun and safe night, and welcomed them to say for a jam session by the band. the show. Mental health is extremely important in college and many students suffer from depression. Also, they asked other organizations to give information if they have upcoming events. They had a Black History Trivia for four free tickets to see the Gospel Celebration that is coming up. The tickets were only given away if the student answered a trivia question correctly. They told everyone to have a fun and safe night, and welcomed them to say for a jam session by the band.


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Jenner baby brews up internet storm

Emma Osowski Columnist

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The perilous path of parenting Rachel Modi Columnist

Parenting styles differ from family to family, but we seem to follow a few classic trends; Authoritarian parents, who dictate almost every aspect of their children’s lives type; authoritative parents, who are the negotiable type; permissive parents, who are the more laid back type; and the uninvolved, who hardly acknowledge

their children and their responsibilities. We all have that one friend whose parents are overprotective and monitors practically every part of their child’s life, even though their 21st birthday is around the corner. They are known as the authoritarians, who respond with, “because I said so” when you question them. These parents refuse to be questioned – they require almost blind obedience. Most of the time, the kids who suffer from this type of treatment are the ones who can’t seem to think for themselves. They are closed off from other beliefs, cultures, and experiences. These parents fortify their beliefs as the

correct beliefs and neglect to allow their children to explore their options. Most of the time, these are also the first-time parents who want to protect their child however possible but end up shielding them from reality. Authoritarian parents are also known to baby their children no matter the age. This steals the ability for them to develop a sense of independence because they become so dependent on the security of an older authority figure. This mask of real life ends up making them worse off to deal with situations on their own. The critical age between 18-22 sets children up for adulthood, but if their parents are still squeezing

their hand through it, how are they ever expected to learn? Authoritative parents are the type of parents I think we all should aim to be. They are the healthy, in the middle type of parents, who reasonably negotiate arguments with their children. Instead of maintaining the irritating unquestionable obedience that comes with an authoritative parent, they allow their authority to be questioned and argued. Of course, it should be negotiated in a mature manner, but allowing the thought of other options with logical reasoning benefits not only the children, but also


I’ve been contemplating this topic for the past hour now. A part of me says, “Emma, be a decent human being and stop talking about a baby who is two weeks old.” But then another part of me, and frankly the part of me dealing with writer’s block, is saying, “It kind of deserves to be talked about.” That being said, let me say this: I have nothing against Kylie Jenner’s baby or Kylie for that matter, so while I may be lacking the understanding behind Kylie’s name choice, I personally don’t want to comment on it. Instead, I’m going to comment on those people who are tweeting at Kylie about their lack of understanding behind and dislike of her name choice. If you aren’t someone who keeps up with the Kardashian/Jenner family (I applaud you and hope you remain far, far away from it), then I’ll inform you on the recent happenings. On Feb. 4, Kylie Jenner finally revealed why she has been missing for the past handful of months by releasing a video on her Youtube account. It turns out the rumors were true, and she was pregnant. The big focus on that was because she actually already had the baby on Feb. 1. Afterwards, she let the world wait anxiously for three days before announcing her daughter’s name. Prior to that, while waiting, fans became obsessed with trying to figure out the name of the baby through what

they thought were hidden messages. They had picked out names like Butterfly or types of butterflies, like Monarch and Mariposa, which would give her the nickname Posie, like one of Kylie’s lipsticks. While I thought these were farfetched and not really names, I thought they were creative. I was also rooting for Monarch because it had dual meaning and she could at least try to make it into a realistic nickname. However, last Wednesday, Kylie posted an Instagram photo and told the entire world the name she decided on: Stormi Webster. I was actually disappointed, not like the other names of the Kardashian family gave me much hope (North, Saint, Chicago, Reign, Dream), but like I said, I was rooting for Monarch. Following the surprise, many people tweeted out, basically attacking the baby. One person commented on Kylie’s age, using that as the explanation for the bad name. That made me mad because, yes, 20 years old is, in my opinion, not the best age to have a child, but many young mothers give decent names to their children, and younger mothers are sometimes better than older ones. One Twitter user, @ lisa_hiser, tweeted, “Kardashian/Jenner family gatherings will sound like a weather report when wrangling the kids. It is Stormi? Naw it’s just Reign over by North Chicago.” When I read that one I literally laughed out loud, because no one can say that that is not true. Another user, @blythelikehappy, tweeted, “who’s gonna tell Kylie about Stormy Daniels?” That honestly was the first thing that I thought about.


Acting on opioids is easy and recovery is hard Rep. Paul D. Tonko CQ-Roll Call (TNS)

During his State of the Union Address last week, President Donald Trump repeated a promise that he has made many times: America is finally going to do something about its opioid epidemic. The issue could not be more pressing. We are in the midst of a national public health crisis that cut short 64,000 lives in 2016 alone, a 21 percent increase in overdose deaths over the previous year. Given the devastating urgency of this issue, I want to believe that our president has not forgotten the tragedy of those lost and the pain of the loved ones they leave behind. But he has made similar promises in the past, nearly all of them abandoned and broken. Mr. President, every day of inaction means 175 more lives lost to this epidemic. Enough is enough. We need you to listen to leaders in Congress, including members of your own party, who are working across the aisle right now to save lives and address this deadly epidemic. In this current atmosphere of partisanship and division, addressing the opioid

epidemic is one of the few priorities that could still find bipartisan agreement in Congress. Leaders in both parties, across all levels of government and sectors of the economy, and even from the president’s own bipartisan opioid commission, have proposed ways to strengthen the pillars of prevention, treatment, and recovery. I have a few specific solutions included in the list. The vast majority of these ideas spent the past year on a shelf collecting dust. Matters could actually get worse. During his first year, President Trump pushed a major budget-crushing tax bill and multiple health care repeal measures that will bind the hands and budgets of local, state and federal government leaders who are already struggling to get their arms around this crisis. His administration continues to push for a 95 percent cut to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the federal office responsible for coordinating the government’s response to the opioid epidemic. The president has yet to even nominate a director for that office, which through January 2018 was largely led by a 24-year-old whose major professional

qualification was working on the Trump presidential campaign. If the president is finding it difficult to take meaningful action on opioids, I would welcome him to visit upstate New York to meet many of the constituents I have heard from in recent years who are walking the path of recovery. Take Brendan Norton for example, my official guest for the president’s first State of the Union. At age 23, Brendan suffered a life-threatening leg injury that required 19 surgeries and two months in the hospital. He was sent home with more than 200 hydrocodone pills, a doctor’s prescription that helped fuel an addiction that came to dominate his life. After a decade of darkness, with the help of his wife and family, Brendan had a moment of clarity and reached out for help. Luckily, he found it. Those moments of clarity are familiar to many who suffer from substance use disorder. But all too often when they do reach out, no one is there to take their hand. Just 20 percent of people who need treatment for this condition are receiving

it. That treatment gap isn’t just a number. It represents hundreds of thousands of individuals who are suffering in communities all across this country every day. Access to treatment can mean the difference between recovery and overdose. Republicans and Democrats in Congress agree on the need to address this issue. Many are sponsoring bills to help close the treatment gap and strengthen our safety net for the individuals and families who need it. Despite floundering from this White House, Congress has not been completely silent on this issue. In 2016, I secured a legislative addition to the 2016 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act, or CARA, that expanded the ability of doctors and certain advanced practice nurses to prescribe medication-assisted treatments for individuals with substance-use disorder. Early in this Congress I introduced two major pieces of legislation to build on that progress. The first, the Addiction Treatment Access Improvement Act, would build on


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Mon, Feb. 12, 2018 Indiana State University

Volume 125 Issue 51

Grace Harrah Editor-in-Chief Rileigh McCoy News Editor Joe Lippard Opinions Editor Claire Silcox Features Editor Andrew Doran Sports Editor Danielle Guy Photo Editor Ashley Sebastian Chief Copy Editor The Indiana Statesman is the student newspaper of Indiana State University. It is published Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during the academic school year. Two special issues are published during the summer. The paper is printed by the Tribune Star in Terre Haute, Ind.

Opinions Policy The opinions page of the Indiana Statesman offers an opportunity for the Indiana State University community to express its views. The opinions, individual and collective, expressed in the Statesman and the student staff’s selection or arrangement of content do not necessarily reflect the attitudes of the university, its Board of Trustees, administration, faculty or student body. The Statesman editorial board writes staff editorials and makes final decisions about news content. This newspaper serves as a public forum for the ISU community. Make your opinion heard by submitting letters to the editor at Letters must be fewer than 500 words and include year in school, major and phone number for verification. Letters from non-student members of the campus community must also be verifiable. Letters will be published with the author’s name. The Statesman editorial board reserves the right to edit letters for length, libel, clarity and vulgarity. PATH FROM PAGE 6 the parents. In contrast to authoritarian parents, authoritative parents acknowledge other beliefs and ideas. Although possibly guiding their children to follow in their footsteps, they don’t isolate their option as the only option. Similar, but more relaxed than authoritative parents, permissive parents don’t force much of anything upon their children, allowing their children to do almost anything, such as being out late every night. Most of the time, these are the second or third time parents, who already have a lot on their plate to deal with besides dictating actions of their child’s life. These laid-back parents give space for their children to learn on their own and deal with their situations alone or even with some guidance, because half the time these parents are available when necessary. Lastly, the uninvolved par-

BABY FROM PAGE 6 Stormy Daniels, the porn star who apparently had an affair with Donald Trump, now shares her name with the first Jenner baby. Now, the truth is, we can’t expect no one to name their child the name they like due to what’s going on at the White House. If that was the case, then there would be no more Monicas in our future. Here’s the deal: Kylie named

OPIODS FROM PAGE 6 progress made under CARA by adding additional nursing specialists and formalizing a cap increase for the number of medication-assisted treatment patients a doctor can treat at any given time. The House Bipartisan Heroin Task Force has endorsed including this bill among its top legislative priorities for the year. The second, the Medicaid Reentry Act, would allow states to restart Medicaid benefits for beneficiaries transitioning out of a jail or prison 30 days before their release. The idea behind the bill responds to an alarming reality: Individuals with substance-use disorder as they de-

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 • Page 7 ents are those who don’t seem to care of the existence of their blood. These children may go days or even weeks without hearing from their parents. This can swing the child’s lifestyles in a couple directions. They can be destructive and get in trouble often, be responsible and independent or become dependent on other figures in their lives and others. The possibilities are almost endless. For those of us who wish to have children of our own in the future, we are faced with the issue of raising our kids similarly to our parents, or not at all. We think about how protective, involved and logical we’re going to act. However, we also must consider the other environmental issues may interfere with our preferred parenting style. We don’t want them to hate us or need us every second of their lives, even when they are married with their own children. her baby, and that’s all. It’s one thing to comment on it in our day-to-day lives, but to make a scene on the internet about it is just ridiculous to me, because it means that people are trolling a baby who has no idea about anything in this world. I can already hear the Kardashian Klan, Kendall and Kris in the back of my mind saying, “Oh my gosh, she’s a baby. Get over it, and get a life.” And I 100 percent agree.

Snowboarder Red Gerard claims first gold for US in slopestyle Nathan Fenno

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Nerves don’t usually bother Red Gerard. The mop-haired snowboarder from Colorado is known for his relaxed demeanor, even during his first trip to the Winter Olympics. That changed Sunday, as subzero winds ripped through the slopestyle course at the Phoenix Snow Park and Gerard faced his final run. His previous two tries had been forgettable, leaving him in last place among 11 riders. “I think I was just a little nervous,” Gerard said. “I came all the way out here, and I just wanted to land a run.” The 17-year-old did much more than that. He flew through a flawless, jaw-dropping run that earned a score of 87.16 to pass three heavy favorites in the event

and claim the first U.S. gold medal of the games. “He is such a calm and collected kid, he can handle himself no matter what,” said Kyle Mack, a fellow U.S. snowboarder who is Gerard’s roommate. “He laid down the run of his life.” The run made history, too. Gerard is the youngest Olympic snowboard medalist in any event and the second-youngest man ever to win a medal at the games in an individual event. Finland’s Toni Nieminen won a ski jumping gold at age 16 in 1992. After finishing, Gerard clapped repeatedly, and then pumped his left arm in the air. A large group of family and friends roared. They waved American flags, chanted “U-S-A!” and held up larger-than-life photo cutouts of his face. Someone thrust a handwritten sign above the fray: “We’re here to get Gerarded.” Even International Olympic

part the criminal justice system are eight times more likely to overdose in their first week out. Addiction is a brutal and unforgiving disease of the brain and leaves people profoundly vulnerable. Just like Brendan and so many others, our nation can walk down the path of recovery, but it’s going to take more than a few sentences read from a teleprompter on the House floor. As we move forward in 2018, I implore the president to practice what he claims to preach and take decisive leadership on this issue. Let’s turn words into actions. Let’s turn suffering into hope. Let’s cure America of this painful epidemic. And let’s do it together.

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Committee President Thomas Bach was on hand for the event. Gerard, who stands 5-foot-5 and weighs 115 pounds, knew he had done something special. “It’s just mind blowing,” he said. “I can’t believe everything worked out.” Born in Ohio and raised in Silverthorne, Colo., Gerard started snowboarding at age 2. By the time he was a teenager, he had a slew of sponsors and a website that offered a simple mission statement: “Always in search of the funnest ways to shred.” He developed his arsenal of tricks on a course in his backyard. The night before his historic run, Gerard fell asleep in the middle of an episode of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine.’ He set two alarms to make sure he’d wake up. Mack ensured his roommate got coffee and a breakfast sandwich, then got him on the bus to the snow park. “Apparently I’m a good roommate,” Mack said. On Gerard’s final run, the mistakes that plagued his first two tries disappeared. The difficult weather didn’t seem to matter. He navigated the rails section — he likened it to a jungle because of the plethora of options — with his usual creativity. Let Gerard, who will also compete in the big air contest Feb. 24, describe the final stretch: “Then frontside Miller Flip 540 into switchback backside 12,” he said without pausing for breath, “and then a front double 10 out of the side hit into a backside triple cork.” Gerard had to watch runs by four more competitors before the gold belonged to him. Canada’s Max Parrot scored an 86.0 in the final run of the event to finish second, touching off another raucous celebration by Gerard’s entourage. “He’s a very creative rider,” Parrot said of Gerard. Another Canadian, Mark McMorris, who had led the event until Gerard passed him, placed third. He fell on the final jump of his final run, skidding headfirst down the hill. Gerard, who figured he’d probably be in school if he wasn’t at the games, remained in shock. “I’m shaking right now, maybe from the cold or from the excitement, I don’t know,” he said. “But I’m ecstatic. … To get first is crazy.” The celebration nearby grew louder.

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Jordan Barnes Eclipses 3-Point Record Ace Hunt

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History was celebrated and created at Hulman Center on Saturday afternoon before visiting Loyola scored eight of the game’s final 12 points to down Indiana State, 75-71 in front of 4,328 fans. A record crowd of over 50 Sycamore Basketball alumni came back to celebrate their careers and the memories as well as contributions of Clarence Walker were honored in front of the faithful during the course of the day. Halftime belonged to the former players but the first media timeout belonged to the memory of Walker whose family was on hand for the celebration which included the proclamation by Mayor Duke Bennett that Saturday, February 10, 2018 be known as “Clarance Walker Day” in Terre Haute. On this day, a 17-year old record fell when Jordan Barnes drained his first 3-pointer of the game at the 12:02 mark to push him past Michael Menser who previously held the ISU single-season 3-point mark of 92 set during his senior campaign of 2000-01. Barnes now has 97 for the season -- the best in the history of the program and now just three away from cracking the Top 5 in the MVC. He needs only three more to catch Creighton’s Kyle Korver who buried 100 -- also during the 2000-01 season -- for fifth in the history of the Valley. Barnes finished with a team-best 17 points to lead the team. Brenton Scott scored 16 points and hauled in a team best six rebounds to go with four assists, as he became just the fourth Sycamore in the history of the program to score at least 1,700 career points. He now joins Larry Bird, John Sherman Williams

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Though the men’s basketball team expereinced a tough loss against Loyola, Jordan Barnes recorded his first three pointer with 97 for the season.

and Jerry Newsom as the only four in the history of ISU Basketball to reach the 1,700 point mark. ISU splits the season series with Loyola and fell to 11-15, 6-8 MVC while the Ramblers improved to 21-5, 11-3 MVC to keep hold of their lead in the league standings.

Loyola hit 14-of-22 shots in the second half (63.6 percent) as they overcame a 36-31 halftime deficit in the victory. ISU hit 24of-59 shots (40.7 percent) in the game. The Sycamores held a 3019 edge in points off turnovers as well as a 12-4 cushion in second chance points. On the glass, the Sycamores won the battled 32-

27. For the third consecutive game, the Sycamores hit more than 80 percent of their free throws as they connected on 13-of-15 for the game (86.7 percent). Over the last three games, ISU is 42-of-49 (85.7 percent) from the charity stripe. Barnes

has connected on each of his last 23 attempts and was 2-of-2 today against the Ramblers. A steal from Scott and the layup by Qiydar Davis staked the Sycamores to an early 2-0 lead. A conventional 3-point play by Aundre Jackson with 11:11 on the clock pushed the Ramblers ahead 21-14, but ISU came back with six in a row including a trifecta by Scott to trim the Loyola lead down to 21-20. The two Barnes free throws and then a Clayton Hughes offensive rebound and lay-up with 3:52 on the clock gave ISU the 31-27 lead. Scott drained a jumper just inside the paint with 24 seconds left for the 36-31 halftime lead. Davis scored first for the Sycamores with a defensive rebound and then lay-up for the 38-31 advantage, but Loyola scored five in a row to trim the ISU cushion down to two points. Tyreke Key answered with a 3-pointer to reestablish the five-point lead. A 7-0 Loyola run was capped by Jackson at the 12:08 mark to push the Ramblers ahead 5448 but Barnes came back with consecutive 3-pointers to knot the game at 54. Trailing by two points, Scott drained a triple with 4:34 remaining and the shot clock running out which push ISU ahead 65-64. The Sycamores would go ahead twice more before a lay-up from Donte Ingram tied the game at 67 with 3:37 remaining. Loyola went ahead 70-67 but Murphy came back with a second chance lay-up with one minute to go which made it a one-point game. Marques Townes answered with a jumper at the 39-second mark and that would be as close as the Sycamores would get in falling 75-71. The Ramblers put five scorers in double figures, led by 17 from Donte Ingram.

Taylor Austin, women’s DMR team set school records at day one of Music City Challenge Andrew Hile

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The Sycamore track and field teams had several strong performances, led by Taylor Austin and the women’s Distance Medley Relay team at day one of the Music City Challenge. “We had some nice highlights tonight with two school records on the women’s side,” head coach Angela Martin said. “Our throwers performed well on both sides and Scott Schreiber had another solid week of jumping. It was also great to see Jaime Murtagh back in the high jump.” Senior Taylor Austin had a stellar performance in the women’s seeded 5K, breaking her own school record by over 18 seconds with a time of 16:31.44 and finishing eighth overall and just .3 away from seventh-place. Austin now sits atop the conference in the mile, 3K and 5K and enters the national top-50 in the 5K at 27th. The women’s DMR team composed of Brittany Neeley, Rebecca Odusola, Brooke Moore and Jessi Conley recorded a school record en route to a third-place finish in the event, recording a time of 11:36.24 which overtakes the previous school record of 11:45.04 by nearly nine seconds. Their time launches them into first in the Missouri Valley and 23rd in the nation. Jasmine Noel and Cassaundra Roper led the women in the field

with both recording career-best marks in the weight throw. Both posted marks of 18.93m (6210.25), good enough for 11th and 12th overall, but they are now tied for third in the MVC. Tristan Parmley was the top finisher on the track for the men, taking seventh out of 40 competitors in the 200-meter dash, crossing the line at 21.65. His time of 21.52 from the Meyo Invite is tied for second in the Valley. In the field for the men, Hunter Schuman had an impressive performance in the weight throw, finishing seventh overall in a deep field with a mark of 19.53m (64-01.00), which is now ninth in ISU history. Schuman’s mark pushes him to second in the conference. Jaime Murtagh and Nathan Kiger started the evening off the right way, as Murtagh took home the victory in the men’s high jump, posting a mark of 2.08m (6-09.75), which matches his season best. Kiger finished right behind Murtagh in second at 1.98m (6-06.00), which tied his personal-best from EIU earlier this season. Murtagh still sits at third in the MVC. Senior Scott Schreiber also performed well in Nashville, finishing fifth in his heat of the high jump and seventh overall at 7.22m (23-08.25). He still leads the MVC after his 7.38m (2402.50) performance at the Meyo Invite last weekend.

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Taylor Austin broke the school record during the 5K, finishing in eighth place overall.

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Brittany Neely scored her personal best during the 800 meter run and finishing second, overall.

Sycamores with five Top-10 performances on day two of the Music City Challenge Andrew Hile

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The Indiana State men’s and women’s track and field teams had a solid day two at the Music City Challenge, highlighted five top-10 performances in school history. “We had some highs and lows today,” head coach Angela Martin said. “Our highlights were definitely on the oval. We had some marks that will move up on the MVC list and the performances of the day probably go to Brittany Neeley in the 800 and Akis Medrano in the 3K, with several others moving up on our best list.” Akis Medrano made sure to leave his mark in Nashville, winning his heat and the unseeded section of the men’s 3K in impressive fashion by crossing the finish line at 8:13.39. He managed to hold off his challenger from Miami,Ohio by .02. His time moves him into fifth alltime at ISU and he now has the second-best time in the MVC.

Shortly after Medrano ran the 3K, Ryan Cash had himself a career-best day in the mile, winning his heat and finishing second overall in the unseeded section with a time of 4:11.69. Cash’s time pushes him to seventh in the conference. On the women’s side, Brittany Neeley, Imani Davis, Oschtisha Jackson and Erin Reese all moved up the top-10 list to go along with career days in their events. Neeley competed in the 800-meter run where she earned a new personal-best time of 2:07.25 while finishing second overall, just .13 behind first place. Her time improves her fifth-best time in school history by two seconds and she is now first in the Valley. Finishing close behind Neeley was Davis in 11th-place with a time of 2:10.00, which improves her sixth overall time in school history by .13 and moves her into third in the Missouri Valley. Jackson had a strong performance in the seeded section of

the women’s 400-meter dash with a time of 55.54, which earned her a 16th-place finish. With that time, she moves up to seventh in school history and first in the conference. In the field for the Sycamore women, Reese led the way with a 10th-place finish in the shot put. She had a powerful throw that recorded a mark of 14.81m (48-07.25), the eight-best mark in ISU history. She now sits at second in the MVC in the shot put and the weight throw. The Sycamore hurdlers also found success on day two, as Daley Carter and Patrycja Dziekonska both made finals in the men’s and women’s 60-meter hurdles. Dziekonska finished eighth overall while crossing the line at 8.69 and Carter finished in seventh in the men’s finals at 8.13. Both Sycamore track and field teams will be back in action next Friday, Feb. 16 at the EIU Friday Night Special and Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Alex Wilson Invitational.

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