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This is only a drill Friday, November 18, 2011 Indiana State University Volume 119 Issue 35

Don’t let the bed bugs bite Dustin Fatheree Reporter

A University Apartments resident whose previous unit was infested by bed bugs claims Residential Life is not doing anything to fix the problem. Felicia William’s saga began in July when she first noticed the tiny bloodsucking insect in an apartment in Unit 2 of the complex, located at 200 Farrington St. The sophomore African American studies major has since moved to another apartment, but not before losing a buginfested couch. “Residential Life is building new residential halls on campus and not fixing the bug problem in the UAs,” William said. “They knew the bugs were there and still moved us in.” Rex Kendall, director of Residential Life, said a local pest control services business handles any reported infestation.


A sign in Pickerl Hall warns residents of Thursdays active shooter drill conducted by ISU public safety. (Photo by Jessica Squires)

Chris Sweeney News editor

The suspect paced the halls of the six-story Pickerl Hall at Indiana State University Thursday morning, stopping long enough to shake the doors of each room. The man police were hunting was in search of an unsuspecting student. At 10:01 a.m., the suspect was looking for someone – maybe who would argue with him and force his temper to become more out of control than it already had been. At 10:06 a.m. he thought perhaps he could dupe a student to come out into the hall with

him and join the 10 others he had shot earlier in the morning. By 10:20 a.m., police stood in the lobby laughing and patting themselves on the back for their success of the morning. It was a only a drill that took place on ISU’s campus Thursday morning, but ISU Police Chief Bill Mercier trained his staff to go about the task as though it were real. Four of his officers, dressed in plain clothes, posed as shooters. They began talking two weeks ago about how to pull off the “live shooter drill” in the co-ed dorm that houses 230 students. Mercier and his staff have concentrated

on creating an extensive communication plan, and ISU has several systems in place to alert people to emergencies. Students are most familiar with the Rave Emergency Text Messaging System, but students, staff and the community are also alerted to ISU emergencies through Novell alerts, ISU Live, the ISU website, community sirens and a broadcast in the affected building. “Communication is of high importance” in these situations, Mercier said, but no matter how much notification police give about instructional drills, “there will always be someone who doesn’t know.”



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locked. If so, lock the door. If not, locate a nearby location that can be safely secured. ISU police officer Tamera Watts bangs on resident doors in Pickerl Hall on Thursday posing as an active shooter. (Photo by Jessica Squires)

Universities are charged with prepping students for emergencies in part because of the the April 16, 2007 shooting incident on the campus of Virginia Tech that led to the deaths of 33 people who were shot in a dorm and a classroom building. Mercier and his staff engaged the assistance of Residential Life to carry out the drill. Residential Life Director Rex Kendall said his students and staff were instructed to take actions that could convince a suspect the building was empty. ISU’s safety guidelines concerning active shooter situations recommend that students and staff lock the door of the room they’re in, turn off lights and hide from the view of anyone outside the room. “This is the first time we have com-

pleted this kind of drill in a residence hall. In this day and age … we need to be informed and prepared,” Kendall said. Following the all-clear sign Thursday, Kendall said he was pleased with how his staff performed and was anxious to receive an e v a l u at i o n from Mercier. “We will analyze the process and look at what we can do to improve,” he said. “There may have been some mistakes, and if so, we’ll look at what

we can do to fix them.” One of the mistakes Thursday was the response of students who were meeting in Pickerl’s first-floor classroom. The door was locked and students were quiet, but several students remained at classroom tables texting on their phones while the drill was taking place. Their visibility made them vulnerable to an attack in a live situation, Mercier said, and other “vulnerabilities” throughout the building led him to conclude that 10 people were dead following the incident.

“Attention, attention. The active shooter drill is now in progress. Take cover immediately.”

“This should have been implemented years ago,” said Crystle Hall, a senior criminology and criminal justice major. “We never think something like that would happen here.” Joanna Bates, a sophomore nursing major agreed. “I was still nervous even though I knew about it before it happened,” Bates said. Bates recalled being crunched down in an office where she heard the “shooter” pound on the door yelling “come on–let me in.” “We did have one room where we could see in through the window,” Mercier said. “I don’t know what the solution might be, but we will have to look into it.”

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Crimes and Consequences

Two men arrested in separate alcohol incidents CHRIS SWEENEY News editor

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ISU police officers have arrested a man for public intoxication. Michael W. Wease, 48, was arrested Sunday after officers observed Wease walking north on Eighth Street with poor balance. According to an Indiana State University police report, Wease almost fell several times toward the road while walking on the sidewalk. When officers stopped him, they could smell a strong odor of alcohol. Wease was asked to stand against a wall to talk with officers and retrieve his ID, but he had difficulty and almost fell several times. According to the police report, officers had to assist Wease with retrieving his wallet. He was given a portable breath test and had a blood alcohol

Michael Wease

content of 0.213. Wease was arrested and transported to the Vigo County Jail where he was booked for public Intoxication. Wease was scheduled to appear in Terre Haute City Court on Monday.

Police Blotter Nov. 15 At 1:59 p.m., an accident resulting in property damage was reported at Lot 9. At 2:07 p.m., criminal mischief was reported at Lot 14. At 3:49 p.m., harassment was reported off campus. At 9:14 p.m., theft was reported at Lincoln Quad. At 11:05 p.m., found medication was reported at the parking garage.

Nov. 16 At 10:14 a.m., theft was reported at the Student Computing Center. At 10:21 a.m., theft was reported at Lot F. At 11:49 a.m., missing university property was reported at the Student Services Building. At 3:02 p.m., an information report was taken at Cunningham Memorial Library. At 11:20 p.m., an ill person was reported at Lincoln Quad.

ISU police officers arrested a man for operating a vehicle while intoxicated on Saturday. Javier Contreras, 25, was pulled over after officers observed him driving up on the east curb of Fifth Street three different times between Fifth and Cherry streets and Fifth and Chestnut streets, the police report said. According to an Indiana State University police report, officers could smell the odor of alcohol emitting from Contreras along with blood-shot eyes as they were standing at the vehicle. Contreras agreed to undergo field sobriety tests, which he failed. Contreras was taken back to ISUPD where he later advised officers he had consumed ten Coronas at Zim Marss Bar, the police report said. After agreeing to a portable breath test, Contreras registered a blood al-

Javier Contreras

cohol content of 0.135. Contreras was transported to the Vigo County Jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle never being licensed. He was slated to appear in Vigo County Division 5 court on Monday. According to the police report, Contreras’s girlfriend removed the vehicle.

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BUGS/FROM PAGE ONE “If a student comes in and indicates they have bed bugs, we will start the extermination process right away,” Kendall said. “Usually two treatments get rid of the bugs.” William said three visits by an exterminator did not solve the problem. “When the extermination process is over, it doesn’t get rid of the bugs,” William said. “They just move through the cracks in the floor and move down a floor. They treat it as if nothing is big, but from what I understand, it has been a problem for years.” William said she was sitting on the floor of her Unit 2 apartment when a bed bug crawled up her leg. At first, she said she dismissed it as a water bug. After giving birth to her second child, William began sleeping on the couch and noticed bites on her leg and buttocks upon waking up. The oval-shaped bugs are notorious for fitting in small nooks and crannies, such as heaters, books, boxes, bed frames and any other furniture, according to MedicineNet. com. The insects emerge from their hiding places at night to feast on exposed flesh. Bites are not painful but can cause

an allergic reaction and small, itchy red bumps on the skin, according to the website. William complained to building staff and said she was charged $50 to move into another apartment. Staff advised her to wash her clothes, and after noticing an increased use of washing machines, William said she learned from other residents that bed bugs were present in other units of the complex. Kendall said University Apartment residents are provided informational brochures on how to handle bed bug infestations. Monthly newsletters are also published with step-by-step guides. “I feel as if residents are very informed about what they can and should be doing if an infestation occurs,” Kendall said. William said she felt issues at University Apartments were going ignored by Residential Life staff. “I feel as if the UAs are treated like it is not a part of Indiana State University,” William said. “Do not just let it happen if it is an issue because nothing is going to get fixed unless we speak up.”

Felicia William, a sophomore African American studies major, stands in her new room Thursday at University Apartments. A bed bug infestation forced William to move from Unit 2 to Unit 3. Bed bugs are known to hide in bookshelves and in between books. (Photo by Hannah Fink)

Proposal could make prescriptions costlier for faculty, staff Elizabeth Dawes Reporter

ISU faculty and staff may have to pay more for prescribed medicines as part of proposed changes to the university’s prescription card policy. The changes would update the list of approved drugs covered by ISU, said Candy Barton, director of staff benefits. Members who purchase a drug not included on the updated list would be charged $20 per fill plus 50 percent of any cost above $20. Other changes would require pharmacists to review the quantity of specific drugs to ensure members are receiving the correct amount and mandate safety screening. ISU’s Board of Trustees will review the proposed changes next month. If approved, they would take effect Jan. 1. There are no revisions proposed for the university’s medical or dental plans. “We haven’t had a change in ... 10 or 12 years,” Barton said. The university has been concerned about the rising cost of health care coverage.

“We haven’t had a change in... 10 or 12 years.” Candy Barton, director of staff benefits

Earlier this semester, ISU’s Board of Trustees recommended employees pay an increase in premiums to offset those costs. ISU would save $400,000 per year if the proposals are enacted, Barton said. A variety of university councils and boards are reviewing the updated plans before the trustees meet Dec. 16. She said the faculty executive board thinks the proposals are a “great idea” and that the Staff Council has also heard the plan. “We have to do our part to keep the cost down to have care for the right price,” Barton said. ISU’s proposals come as other universities throughout the state review their own faculty and staff health care benefits. Indiana University recently changed its provider for retail and mail order prescription drugs to Medco, Inc., consistent with state requirements. Purdue University is combining its copay and incentive plans next year. “Our plan is minor compared to IU and Purdue’s plans,” Barton said.


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Readers speak out In reference to “Self-satirizing destroying U.S.” Dear editor: Idiocy is nothing new when it comes to politics. Every president, presidential candidate, party member (and those even lower on the totem pole of American productivity) have all made mistakes. We’ve been witness to conspiracies, poor lawmaking decisions, lethargic laziness, blatant greed, white-collar mischief. It’s just another day in the salt mines of D.C. Michael, why are the actions of Michelle Bachmann so shocking or surprising? What makes her stand out so much? I mean, after all, if we can make it through years of Bush Jr. and the havoc he perpetrated, surely she is a walk in the park? Oops, you’re a republican? Then swap ‘W’ with Clinton or something… That aside, nobody outside the inner-circle can really know if some foreign entity intends to employ weaponry against us, albeit anything from a nuclear device to bad coffee beans that were not only frozen for more than 2 days but were also not from Starbucks! Gasp! What’s the world coming too? If we believe someone wants to FedEx us some juju without any proof, we might as well assume that everyone else does, too. After reality television and Kardashian music videos, can you really be surprised by the suspicions of another American regarding foreign enemies?! In the end, anyone with this subscribed precept could very well be spot-on with their convictions. I sometimes want to do harm against my country if not for the coward who egged my car a year ago, then definitely for the one who did a hit-and-run on it a few months back. Seriously, we live in a world now where black and white no longer exists. Our entire infrastructure may be built around 1s and 0s, but these are only tools to programmatically determine for us the relative judgment calls we need to make against situations derived from the original ambiguity and Kafkaesque friction our systems were meant to fix in the first place. We’ve imploded into a world that is intolerant of the unexplained but remember that those before us led us to this path that was approached with simple human inquisition and natural instinct. Michelle may be right, and yet, she may be wrong but in the end, it makes no difference because we still have yet to see SkyNet on the ballot—that will be my first and last vote. Whatever we do, let’s not compare our present way-of-life to that of our forbears. They lived in a world that was drastically different to our own and to believe that the two natures are equivalent is synonymous to believing that Justin Bieber is worth listening to. I mean, c’mon! Oh, and for whatever worth it represents, the United States might be some sort of “satirical joke” to the rest of the world—and no, I haven’t watched SNL since the cowbell went mute—but if we’re being made fun of by other countries more so than not, it only goes to show that we’re still the most popular kid in the class. If high school taught us anything, it’s that the popular people always have the most fun! The moral of this ramble is that you need to find the fruits you can grab onto and “ignore the noise.” Live in the IT (ask Dr. Richard Schneirov over in the History Department what I mean by this). Find yourself, harness the puer aeternus, ignore the rest, and finally, understand that some people are just dogs with big barks and plenty of poop to litter the yard with. Kindest Regards, Casey J. Burk Educational technology major Daniel J. Bradley ISU President Parsons Hall 208 Terre Haute, IN 47809 (812) 237-4000

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‘Halo’ brings gaming enthusiasts closer together Thomas Hardesty Politically Direct

Rejoice, Sycamore video game fans. For this week, awesomeness is brought to us. In case you missed it because you’ve been living in a bomb shelter or held prisoner in a foreign country, the new “Halo” came out Tuesday. Now, if you’re a woman who hates video games, don’t just stop reading. I realize that there is a serious problem with video game addiction across the country. A lot of husbands neglect their wives and a lot of fathers know nothing about their children because they’d rather dominate in a digital arena than interact with their families. That’s a sad excuse for a man. So, ladies, I feel your pain, and if you are with someone who spends all his time on video games, dump him. Now that I’ve acknowledged the danger of video games, let’s celebrate the best thing to hit our living rooms since La-Z-Boys with built-in refrigerators and remote holders. This isn’t just the latest installation in what, by far, the greatest video game campaign ever. More than that, it’s a revamped and updated anniversary version of the first “Halo.” Ten years ago, “Halo: Combat Evolved” was released and changed millions of lives forever. In addition to giving Bill Gates and the Microsoft crew something to actually be proud of, the game brought millions of people online to face off in virtual warfare. Before “Halo” came out, the most multi-player action one could participate in was local, meaning you could play against whoever was in the same room with you. With the addition of “Halo 2” and “Halo 3,” you could plug into the online network and lob grenades at millions of other people across the globe. “Halo” wasn’t just another shoot ‘em up, see how far you can spray the alien guts game. No sir, it was significant for several reasons. For one, it was a chance for every

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nobody-nerd across America to feel like a champion. For far too many moons, the war between nerds and jocks was dominated by the athletic latter who would hurl dodge balls relentlessly at the nerds quivering with fear, whose only defense was to hold up their hands in front of their faces and hope that their calculator watches could withstand the impact of the rubber cannonballs. In 2001, the playing field was leveled. “Halo” came out, and nerds everywhere who poured their lives into virtual statistics and characters could pile up 50 kills on the captain of the football team before he had a chance to blink. In “Halo,” you have the experienced players—usually nerds— whose hundreds of hours of playing time culminate in the virtual rank of General. On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have the “noobs,” who barely know how to aim and shoot. My brothers and I, for the most part, fall somewhere in between. We all love being outside, but in the evening after all the sunlight disappears, we move from competing with footballs and frisbees to rocket launchers and tanks. We had played videogames before, but we never had the chance to plant mines, throw bright blue grenades and splatter each other with an array of vehicles until “Halo” came along. These “local matches,” as all the cool kids call them, parlayed into “Halo” parties, where you could immerse yourself in a chaotic game against 15 other players in your home. These are surprisingly loud and competitive games, in which those who are brand new to the game usually explode with frustration before they get their first kill. So, if you’re someone who’s never played “Halo” before, I hope you go ahead and give it a try. If you’re a nerd and all you’ve ever done is played “Halo,” I hope you go ahead and try talking to females. I think both of you will be happy with the results.

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Credits should be allowed in Commons all week Now that it is getting closer to the end of the semester, all I keep hearing from various people is “I am out of Commons Cash. I wish they would take credits through the week.” Being out of Commons Cash myself, I feel the same way. I am not one to go to the dining hall every day, and I know plenty of others that get tired of it too. There is really no logical reason why they could not take either credits or Commons Cash. As freshmen, many students do not know how to budget their Commons Cash. They get excited that there is a Taco Bell and Burger King so close and easily accessible; yet, they forget they only have so much Commons cash available. It is nice being able to go to these places and just being able to swipe a card without actually have to pay anything. Many people warn you as an incoming freshman that you need to watch how much Commons Cash you use, and everyone says they will, but sadly they do not. Look at the situation everybody is in now. Coming into November, most freshmen and some upperclassman are low on Commons cash. For the most part, the upperclass students have the advantage of knowing how to budget because they were freshmen at one point, too.

Angelina Ritter Meals on Heels

Giving us our receipts is not a valid way of helping us to keep track of our balance every time we swipe our card at a restaurant. Half the time we just look at it, and if it has x amount of money, we throw it away. I think that there should be some sort of way to send our balance to our phone via text message. Everyone has a phone, and getting text messages would be a more reasonable way of helping us keep track. Also, the Commons should accept credits during the week. This doesn’t mean that they should do it all day, every day but they should accept it at certain hours. Since freshmen have to wait until 2 p.m. to even use their card in the Commons anyway, that should just be the set time for credits to be allowed during the week. Any time after 2 p.m. everyone, no matter what year they are, should be allowed to use their card with Commons Cash. If this is notpossible, then the amount of credits for each plan should be increased. We’re paying for it in advance anyway so it should just be allowed. The way I see it is that the money on our meal plan is money that we’ve paid through tuition or some other form, so why not give us more of it? The price of going to school and living on campus is already high and having to pay cash for food to stock our dorm room or just for a quick lunch becomes expensive after a while. Overall, there are plenty of logical reasons to allow students to choose between Commons Cash or credits. Hopefully, one day, they make the change.

“The way I see it is that the money on our meal plan is money that we’ve paid ... so why not give us more of it?”

Reality parents exploit their children for fame Recently, Jon Goslin, the star of TLC’s “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” was up in arms after the show’s editor, William Blankinship, was charged with child pornography. A Today Show website article, “‘Kate Plus 8’ editor arrested for child porn,” stated Blankinship was arrested on Oct. 21 for 10 counts of sex exploit of a minor, “meaning he possessed photos and/ or video of a minor engaged in sexual activity.” The MSNBC article “Jon Goslin worried after ‘Plus 8’ editor’s child porn arrest,” stated Goslin became concerned about whether or not Blankinship had images of his children that could be seen as sexual by child predators, such as images of potty training. “Of course we filmed potty training,” Goslin said in the MSNBC article. “Any parent would be freaked out by this, because the cameraman definitely shot the kids getting ready for bed, being showered and being changed.” While I’m glad Goslin has enough decency to be worried about whether or not his children have been violated by Blankinship, that doesn’t excuse him from placing his children in this situation in the first place with the show. For nearly seven seasons,“Jon and Kate Plus 8” video cameras followed the Goslin children and their parents around through every aspect of daily life.

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And the unfortunate thing about allowing such people into a home to record every single moment of every single action nearly every single day is that it thrusts these children into the public sphere, making them as public as Lindsey Lohan or Kim Kardashian. These children are so public, they are going to be exposed to child predators whether or not the Goslins want that. This is an aftereffect of the current trend of reality TV’s obsession with children. With shows like “Plus 8,” TLC’s “Toddlers and Tiaras,” and MTV’s “Teen Mom,” parents have been forcing their children to become part of the public’s consciousness. And unfortunately, once these children are out there, the children cannot easily leave the spotlight and are exposed to every person—from the everyday, normal voyeur who is just curious about their lives to the very real threat of child predators. The public wants to see these shows because people have a voyeuristic nature, an innate curiosity to know what happens in families where there is a special situation: large numbers of children, children doing strange like beauty pageants, or anything else out of the ordinary. But it is the parents who allow their children to be exposed to the public in this way who need to take responsibility for what happens after their children have been forced out into the public spotlight. If parents choose to expose their children to the public through reality TV shows, they have to be prepared for the consequences that come from doing so, and that includes making their children vulnerable to the sick people of this world who can gain entry to their children’s lives simply by turning on the TV.

“ is the parents...who need to take responsibility for what happens after their children have been forced out into the public spotlight.”

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“Norway” takes stage JOSHUA JULIAN



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The Indiana State Theatre Department opened “Norway”, a play that deals with a range of topics from Christianity to homosexuality and an exploration of the relationship between a father and his son. The cast of three includes theater majors Joe Wagner, Jimi Bothwell and Charles Adams. “I chose this play for a lot of reasons, but I really appreciated that it was about the Midwest. A lot of plays are about life in Los Angeles and New York, because that is where playwrights live. But it’s hard for students who haven’t lived in those places to understand what those plays are about. Living in New York or LA is an experience that’s hard to describe,” associate professor of theater Julie Dixon said. “I appreciated that this play was about life where we live, not life where someone else lives, and about questions the actors could relate to.” Dixon said she has loved working on this production. “The actors are exceptional, the designers are amazing, and they’ve managed to put together a show that is breathtakingly gorgeous. I also love the theatricality of this piece,” Dixon said. Plays in the theatre should embrace the fact that they are in a theatre and play with those elementsm Dixon said. Films and television series are able to tell a realistic story much better than the theatre does. “I love that this piece embraces the excitement of those things theatre can do, playing with time and space, for example,” Dixon said. The play is told in a non-linear sequence. There are flashbacks in and out of the past that shed light on the dilemmas within the plot. The play is intended for a mature audience and contains partial nudity and some mild adult content. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in New Theatre and will be running now through Saturday.

DATE: now through Saturday TIME: 7:30 p.m. LOCATION: New Theater RUN TIME: 90 minutes

Julie Dixon Associate Professor

TICKETS: $7 for general audience, free to any student with student ID

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Student organization creates camraderie Whitney Neukam Reporter

The student organization B.O.M.B. comes together to create a sense of community amongst the men at Indiana State University. B.O.M.B., which stands for Black Optimistic Men and Brothers, is an organization intended to create a bond between young African-American men on the ISU campus. Members of this organization range from freshman to senior, and they are also involved in other organizations such as athletics and Greek life. “The male African-American population at ISU is continually increasing, so our organization and SAAB (Student African American Brotherhood) have been established to assist AfricanAmerican men understand their responsibilities as college students,” said Darrius Wallace, senior aviation flight technology major and president of B.O.M.B. “We simply want to create a “Band of Brothers” mentality amongst the men within the organization. B.O.M.B.’s aim is to provide a community where men, from all walks of life, can come together to learn and build from one another while collectively participating in campus life and the local Terre Haute community,” Wallace said. “Our goal is to see our men developed as leaders and to excel academically, professionally, socially, culturally and spiritually.” Members of B.O.M.B., like being a member of any other organization, Wallace said, have the opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and abilities, work as part of a team, determine, set and achieve goals and simply have fun.

With B.O.M.B. in particular, however, members are able to become a part of a brotherhood within a community of like-minded men with the goal of assisting the younger members with typical college difficulties, such as effective study habits and time management, Wallace said. Members are also encouraged to participate in community service projects through both the Ryves Youth Center of Terre Haute and the 14th and Chesnut Community Center, Wallace said. One member of B.O.M.B., Remy Lewis, a sophomore psychology major said, “B.O.M.B. has provided me with friendships that will last a lifetime. The other members within the organization have become like family. The upperclassmen are always available to offer guidance whenever I need it. We’re always there for each other. It’s nice to have a support system away from home. Also, this organization does a lot to help the community, and that’s something I enjoy. We recently hosted an event, B.O.M.B. Presents: The All-Star Challenge, where students on campus were able to come together to participate in a series of dunk contests, a 3-point shoot-out and a 5-on-5 basketball tournament. We were able to serve the community through this event by offering a discounted admission price and by encouraging students to donate a canned good to our organization to put towards our Thanksgiving Day food drive.” B.O.M.B. meets every Tuesday from 7 to 8 p.m. in HMSU 407. Although B.O.M.B.’s target is African-American men, the organization is not limited to any other race, color, ethnicity or nationality.

“Our goal is to see our men develop as leaders and to excel academically, professionally, socially, culturally and spiritually.” Darrius Wallace, B.O.M.B. president and senior aviation and flight technology major

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Winter hats keep ISU warm and fashionable hat should be paired with a scarf and mittens of the same texture. Russian style hats with earflaps are also apparent on the fashion scene this year. Though this style was initially thought of as a menswear style, women have been known to adopt it as well. According to, the most original hats of this style are made by Jean-Paul Gautier. The caps feature faux fur with velvet applications and embroidered folk patterns. When choosing a hat, there are three things to look for: practicality, fashion and cost. Additionally, choosing a hat that fits the shape of your face is essential.

Shaleena Barker Features editor

Sophomore mechanical engineering technology major, Alex Marx, wears his pom pom hat. (Photo by Kacie Daugherty)

This season, winter hats are no longer just for cold weather. Once an item that was only needed for warmth, winter hats have become one of fashion’s must -have accessories for fall. These fashionable hats will not only save you from frosty weather, they will also show off individuality and sense of style. According to, one of the most popular styles of hats this season is the pom pom hat. The pom pom is a hat with a pom pom sitting on top of it and two hanging down from the earflaps. It is a classic style reminscent of childhood days. Another popular style this year is the knitted cap. Initially, knit hats were worn for practical reasons only. This new season, however, has seen an emergence of stylish geometric shapes and styles, such as the jeep cap, berets and slouches. These caps are casual and easy to wear with a variety of items. It is the best style to wear in cold and chilly weather. This style of

• Hats with a brim fit faces that are longer. • Hats with geometrical shapes adds angles and

hardens faces that are round. • Hats with a small brim or no brim at all complement heartshaped faces. • Beret type hats suit every face shape. (Information courtesy of

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Page 12 • Friday, November 18, 2011 

Football Seniors to be honored Saturday

Upcoming Events Men’s Basketball Friday at Hulman Center 5 p.m. vs. Ball State University

Women’s Basketball Friday at Hulman Center 8 p.m. vs. Chattanooga

Football Saturday at Memorial Stadium 2:05 p.m. vs. Southern Illinois University

Women’s Volleyball Friday at ISU Arena 7 p.m. vs. Missouri State University Saturday at ISU Arena 7 p.m. vs. Wichita State University

The fourteen ISU football seniors posing after a practice session at the Memorial Stadium. (Photo by Mel Loveall)

Ernest Rollins Sports editor

Indiana State University football will be honoring fourteen seniors Saturday in the game against Southern Illinois University. The senior class was among the first players to be recruited and play under ISU football head coach Trent Miles. This is the fourth season for Miles who has an overall record of 13-31. Alex Bettag “Coach Miles came in and made the changes that needed to be made to get the program going in the right direction. Noone could have done the job better than he has done thus far. Training under Coach Miles has be a privilege and an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.” Bettag is an elementary education major with a reading minor. He plans to become a graduate assistant and go on to coaching football. Cory Bichey “It has been a great experience, a life changing experience. Coach Miles is a great person and a great coach, and I am just honored that I was given the chance to play for him.” Bichey is an exercise science major with a minor in strength and conditioning. He hopes to go to graduate school and continue his study.

Coy Glass “I liked training under Coach Miles because he had so much passion for the team. This is his hometown, and you could tell he honestly cared about the program, athletes and community, and he was willing to do whatever it takes to improve Indiana State Football.” Glass is a psychology major and plans to attend graduate school. Ednut Egberongbe “Training under Coach Miles wasn’t always pretty. We have had our good times and bad, as well. You know that’s how family is. It’s always up and down, but at the end of the day, it’s love since we’re on the same page he signed me because he felt there was something I showed him on film that would contribute to winning.” Egberongbe is a criminology and criminal justice major and plans on returning to his home city of New York. He hopes to be a forensic accountant or work in corrections. Justin Hilton “I’ve only been here for two years, as I was a Junior College transfer from Butte College, and the way the team has grown would be the way we attacked the week as a whole, and the way we all bought in to winning games and having winning seasons.” Hilton is a criminology and criminal justice major and plans to continue his football career and be a head high school football coach in Florida.

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Football Continued from Page 12 Odeh Farha “Coach demands a lot of everyone that has anything to do with the program. He has his old school football mind that nothing beats hard work and discipline which has held true. But he is always working hard and leading by example with how to do everything the right way. He has helped this team become a true program to be proud to be a part of.” Farha is majoring in business administration. He hopes to be going to Riverside, Calif. and work in pharmeciutical sales. Ronnie Fouch “Training under Trent Miles has helped our team grow into mature, disciplined, accountable [people] who put the team before self and will do whatever it takes to win on and off the field.” Fouch is a criminology and criminal justice major. Alex Sewall “My most memorable moment was definitely our win against Western Illinois that snapped the losing streak. That was like a huge weight lifted off of our shoulders and has motivated us to keep working and turn the program around.” Sewall is an exercise science major and hopes to play in the NFL. If not, he woould like to coach somewhere. Ben Geffert “My most memorable moment of the fives years here would have to be our homecoming win against Western Illinois to break our losing streak.” Geffert is a physical education major. After graduation, he hopes to get a teaching job and coach high school football. Brock Lough Lough is a communication major. Julian Easterly “My most memorable moment with Indiana State football actually occured last spring during

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winter conditioning. We woke up extremely early on a day where most of the power in the city was cut off because of a terribly violent snow storm ... We didn’t just run through the snow that day, we ran through all the adversity of the past and the odds of the years to come.” Easterly is an English major with a minor in French and a certificate to Teach English as a Second Langauge (TESL). After graduation, he plans to teach English in France and South Korea. Larry Carter “My most memorable moment was the last play of the team’s first win after the losing streak. I was on the field still playing. I couldn’t even make it to the sideline before all of the fans stormed and met us on the field.” Carter is a physical education major, and, after he graduates, he hopes to be doing anything in life that makes him happy. Lawrence Young “My most memorable moment as a Sycamore would be our win over Western Illinois my sophomore year. This was my first win as a Sycamore and a player under Coach Miles. Coach Miles has always pushed us to the limit and demands the best effort we could give every time we step on the field.” Young is majoring in business administration. After graduating, he plans on getting his masters in business. Rod Hardy “My most memorable moment came in August 2008 when I first reported to training camp and met this hyper loud mouth linebacker and a shy overgrown tackle with a full beard both from Detroit. Today Aaron Archie and Lawrence Young are two of my closest friends, along with a lot of other guys this is what this team has done for us, and I will always remember that.” Hardy is psychology major with a minor in African-American studies. After graduation, he wants to go into coaching.

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Women’s volleyball honors senior players

ISU atheltics honored the senior volleyball players, from the left: outside hitter Stacy Qualizza, defensive specialist Kiya James and setter Shelbi Fouty. (Photo by Kacie Daugherty) Stacy Qualizza:

Kiya James:

Shelbi Fouty:

“I will definitely miss being a part of a team in general. It’s hard to describe how close we all are, but we basically see each other more than our own families. I’m going to miss all of the great girls I’ve had the opportunity to play with these past four years and all of the great memories we’ve made along the way.”

“I will definitely miss competing against some of the best teams in the nation. There is nothing like coming out and challenging a team that thought they could run all over you. I am also going to miss my close relationship with my teammates. They have been there from day one, and I love those girls to death.”

“The thing I will miss the most are the girls on the team. We spend a lot of time together. We are like a family. I will also miss playing a sport competitively and the feeling you get when you win a big game.”

“I think I will just remember getting to play a great sport at the Division I level with all of the friends that I’ve made that I will have for the rest of my life as well as all of the great accomplishments that have been made while I was a player here at ISU.”

“I think I will remember all the great wins we had that we had to battle for. Having a hard week of practice then coming out and beating teams is one of the best feelings in the world, especially when you know you worked hard to get there.”

Qualizza’s Achievements: Qualizza was named Co-Most Valuable Player in 2009. In 2010, she was named All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team, co-Most Valuable Player. In February, she competed in the USA Women’s National Team Open Tryout.

James’s Achievements: James was the first Sycamore to ever receive the MVC Defensive Player of the year twice in one season. She is also ranked third in career digs, second in career digs per set and third in the Missouri Valley Conference for digs.

“The thing I will remember the most are the memories I’ve made with the girls on my team, specifically the three that I live with.” Fouty’s Achievements: Fouty made the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) Scholar-Athlete First Team in 2010 and MVC ScholarAthlete Honorable Mention in 2009. For ISU athletics, she made the ISU All Academic Team in 2010. Fouty recently was named to the Capital One AllAcademic Second Team for District V for volleyball.

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One for One movement moves to ISU

Hannah Luster and Beth Pickerill promote new TOMS organization. (Photo by Emily Reed) A new campus organization seeks to bring awareness to ISU about children who may not have shoes. TOMS Campus Club had it’s first meeting Thursday night. Junior exercise science major Tess Hudock started the group. She said the group is “looking for people to come out and get involved in the club.” TOMS Campus Club will have its first event on Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in Dede III to show a film documentary on the story behind TOMS shoes. According to the TOMS website, TOMS shoes is an organization created by Blake Mycoskie after President Tess Hudock and The Start Something that Matters chair Jake Asbury speak at the first meeting. (Photo by Emily Reed)

visiting Argentina where many children did not have shoes. Mycoskie began the One for One project where TOMS sends a pair of shoes to needy families for every pair of shoes they sell. The ISU TOMS Campus Club is also planning events for the future, including a day without shoes and a style your sole party. Hudock said the goal of the group is not only to help people around the world but also needy families in the Terre Haute community as well. “It’s helping raise awareness of social issues in the community and around the world,” she said.

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