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TEN TONS DONATED Indiana State collected food items for the annual ‘Jam the Bus’ campaign, surpassing last year’s goal by two tons

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AMANDA MARSH Reporter Students and staff raised nearly 10 tons of food during the “Jam the Bus” fundraiser at Dede Plaza on Wednesday. Jam the Bus has occurred annually since 2005. The main goal is to collect nonperishable food items as well as donations from students and faculty walking to and from classes on campus. All proceeds went to Catholic Charities in Terre Haute, which distributes nearly two million meals every year to around 75 non-profit agencies in the Wabash Valley, including soup kitchens and food pantries, according to the organization’s Web page. The event was co-sponsored by the Hulman Memorial Student Union Board and the Center for Community Engagement, among several other campus and community groups. Carly McDonald, a junior English major and Union Board member who helped organize the event, said fundraisers like this are important for families struggling through the holiday season. “It is very important, especially this time of year, to raise awareness throughout the community of the less fortunate,” McDonald said. “We hope to donate as much as possible in order to make homes more comfortable. Every little bit helps.” McDonald said this year’s goal this year was eight tons of food, surpassing the goal by nearly two tons. Last year, 16,400 pounds of food were donated. The Union Board provided 100 buttons with the “Jam the Bus” logo to participants and Alpha Omicron Pi handed out hot chocolate to those who donated. Other groups involved in the fundraiser were the Student Athletic Advisory Union Board members proudly stand by food donations for ‘Jam the Bus.’ All items are CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 distributed to soup kitchens and food pantries in the Wabash Valley (Photo by Ayden Jent).



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Women break early winning streak on Friday PAGE 13

Where no lecture has gone: No card, no cardio: Recreation Center enforcing policy


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House Joint Resolution 06, or the Same-Sex Marriage Ban, was discussed at Indiana State University Thursday with three widely diverse speakers from across Indiana who encouraged students to be proactive in passing the law. The meeting was coordinated by Bill Wilhelm, business professor at Indiana State, because he wanted students to be informed about an issue that could affect them in the future, if not now, he said. “This is unmoral and I wanted students to know about the Same-Sex Marriage Ban,” Wilhelm said. “I wanted to give students three different view points behind this very serious issue The speakers were Megan Robertson, a Republican Representative for Freedom Indiana, Shannon Kiely-Heider, from Cummins Inc. and Thomas Johnson, a professor of psychology at Indiana State University.” Wilhelm said Indiana State University has not declared their stance on the bill yet, but is working toward doing so. He said the real issue lies with segregation and a violation to human rights. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4


Monday, November 18, 2013 • Page 2 News Editor, Tamera Rhodes

Recreation Center cracks down on ‘No ID’ policy

Kelah McKee Reporter

The Student Recreation Center expects all students to show their identification card when entering the premises, and this week the decision for no exceptions was announced. Director of Recreational Sports John Lentz said student identification is required in the student recreation facility just like any other campus facility. “You need an identification card to get into the library to check out books,” Lentz said. “Our policy is no different to get into the Rec.” Lentz said the policy has not changed, it is just being reinforced. He said even he and Indiana State University President Daniel J. Bradley have to swipe their identification card. The policy is being strictly enforced to ensure eligibility for use at the facility, track required data and eliminate authorization for students who use someone else’s student identification number to get in. Before Nov. 18, all university students were allowed to enter the Rec Center two times without their identification cards. Over the past three day weekend though, 100 students lost their identification cards and the policy was taken advantage of. The process the staff uses now allows an Indiana State student to fill out a form. On the forms students must know their student identification numbers, birth dates and other security questions the staff at the Recreation Center are required to ask. The desk attendant forwards the form to Membership Services Assistant Heidi Buchanan. Buchanan keeps track of the number of times the policy was bypassed. “We have too many people not following the policy, as far as not bringing their ID’s,” she said. Students who abused the courtesy calls have been put on a list and denied access into the Recreation Center now.

Filling out the form takes a longer amount of time to enter into the computer which slows down the line for others. Also, simply entering the information in the computer does not provide a photo of the student to the desk attendant. The computer shows the staff member on duty if a student is eligible to enter the facility or not. It flags students on the screen and displays ‘member not found.’ Students who attended Indiana State in the past and have old identification cards will not be eligible to enter the Recreation Center unless they paid the fee for the current school year. Before the summer of 2009, some students purchased their membership when the Rec Center first opened. Those select few still have access to the facility, but Lentz said even their membership

“You need an identification card to get into the library... Our policy is no different to get into the Rec.” John Lentz, director of Recreational Sports time is dwindling down. Anyone without an identification who wants to use the Rec Center can purchase a guest pass for a day. Guest passes are $5 for children from one to 13 years old and $7 for anyone 14 years old and above. These passes can be purchased at the membership desk for individuals who show a photo identification, pay the fee, as well as have a student or faculty member present to sign them in. Adler Inglsbe, a sophomore and Rec Center station attendant, said his job will be less demanding with the enforcement of the policy. “The policy ‘No ID, No Entry’ is going to make my job way easier and make State students responsible,” he said.

Students check in to the Student Recreational Center using their student identification cards. Identification cards are now required for entry into the Center for sporting events and to use the equipment (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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Indiana State University Public Safety police blotter Nov. 5 10:41 a.m.: a theft was reported in Lot 10 12:25 p.m.: a theft was reported in Erickson Hall, the items were later located 1:31 p.m.: a purse was found off-campus 1:34 p.m.: a theft was reported in the Student Recreation Center 1:56 p.m.: a theft was reported in Mills Hall 2:08 p.m.: an iPad was found in Blumberg Hall 8:19 p.m.: an accident causing property damage took place on the 600th block of north Fifth Street 10:07 p.m.: a well being check was conducted in Sandison Hall

Nov. 6 10:31 a.m.: a theft was reported in the Student Services Building 11:05 a.m.: a vehicle accident took place in Lot A, Terre Haute Police assisted 12:33 p.m.: a person was injured in Cunningham Library 2:06 p.m.: a theft occurred in the Lincoln Quads 4:23 p.m.: an ill person was reported in University Hall 6:26 p.m.: property was found in Hulman Memorial Student Union 6:51 p.m.: a trespass warning was issued on-

campus 7:01 p.m.: an elevator malfunctioned in Cromwell Hall 7:40 p.m.: a vehicle crash occurred in Lot 5, Terre Haute Police assisted 8:38 p.m.: an ill person was reported in the Welcome Center 9:16 p.m.: a false fire alarm sounded in Mills Hall

Nov. 7 1:04 a.m.: possession of marijuana was reported in Lot 24 2:37 a.m.: a trespass warning was issued in Mills Hall 11:21 a.m.: a theft was reported in the Arena 11:54 a.m.: a fire alarm sounded in Erickson Hall 11:38 a.m.: a report of lost property and fraud were reported on campus 1:11 p.m.: lost property and fraud were reported on-campus 7:04 p.m.: an ill person was reported in the Lincoln Quads 7:22 p.m.: a theft was reported in the Commons 8:13 p.m.: an ill person was reported in Pickerl Hall 8:37 p.m.: a fire alarm sounded in Erickson Hall

Nov. 8 12:21 a.m.: an ill person was reported in Cromwell Hall 2:41 a.m.: an information report took place offcampus 10:03 a.m.: a sexual assault occurred off-campus 11:54 a.m.: a report of off-campus battery was received 2:03 p.m.: lost property was reported off-campus 2:30 p.m.: lost property was recovered off-campus 3:53 p.m.: criminal mischief was reported in the Art Annex

Nov. 9 5:15 a.m.: an information report was taken in the Recreational center 11:38 a.m.: an ill person was reported in the parking garage 12:39 p.m.: a fire alarm sounded in Sandison Hall 2:12 p.m.: property was found and returned in the Hulman Center 3:43 p.m.: a theft was reported in the Recreation Center 5:36 a.m.: Criminal mischief was reported in Lincoln Quads

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Shannon Kiely-Heider of Cummins Inc., Megan Robertson of Freedom Indiana, and Tom Johnson of Indiana State University were members of a panel discussing the House Joint Resolution ban on same sex marriage Thursday. Each speaker had diverse views on the proposed ban, and the issues connected to it (Photo by Kira Clouse).

“This is blatant discrimination against gays,” he said.“HJR 06 is taking away human rights and this will segregate gays.” The speakers were Megan Robertson, a Republican Representative for Freedom Indiana, Shannon Kiely-Heider, from Cummins Inc. and Thomas Johnson, a professor of psychology at Indiana State University. According to the House Joint Resolution o6 law, “Only Marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage in Indiana. A legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage for unmarried individuals shall not be valid or recognized.” Wilhelm said about 85 to 90 students attended the meeting with 130 people in total attendance.

Students attended the discussion to She also believes the ban will have a hear more about the same-sex marriage negative impact on Indiana’s economy if ban and participated in asking questions it is passed, she said. to the three speakers on the panel. “We can’t afford to lose jobs because Amee Cox, a of this issue,” she junior social work said.“I was also major, attended the completely shocked meeting because by the Republican she feels it violates “This goes against the principle woman. I was her rights and she that all men are created equal.” glad though to see is concerned of the another side to the negative impact story.” it will have on the Amee Cox, junior social work major While, individual economy. students attended “I am against this the meeting, student ban and I believe organizations came it goes against our in groups to learn constitutional rights,” Cox said. “This about the bill together. goes against the principle that all men Freedom Indiana is an organization were created equal. “ whose purpose is to defeat the ban and

protect same-sex couples and unmarried Hoosiers. Group supporters, who are also against the Same-Sex Marriage Ban, attended the meeting to encourage students and staff to share their opinions about the issue with their state representatives. They suggested students take a stand for their opinion by writing letters to their State representatives and explain their stance on the bill. Feminist Majority’s president Hanna Brant, a junior political science major, opposes the ban also. “I thought the speakers did an awesome job and had very diverse view points on the issue,” said Brant. “I definitely oppose HJR o6. It is very unnecessary and it tells the L.G.B.T.Q. that they are unwelcome in the state of Indiana.”

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Police seek help with identitifying man involved in investigation The Indiana State University Police Department is asking for help in the identity of this individual regarding an investigation they are currently conducting. The Indiana State Police are asking anyone who has any information about this person to please contact the

Indiana State University Police at 2375555 and ask for Det. David Smith or Detective Wendell McCollough. Emails can also be sent to Smith or McCollough at or Dell. An individual wanted by the Indiana State University Police Department for questioning

regarding an investigaton enters a local business (Photo courtesy of ISU Police Department).

Local shuttle service providing break transportation Shuttle transportation for students during winter break is provided through a partnership between the Parent and Families Initiative and Turner. Shuttle transportation is offered to the Indianapolis Airport, Northside and

Northern Indiana, Chicago regions. For information on routes, pricing and how to register go to http://www.indstate. edu/parents/break-transportation.htm. Winter break’s departure from campus will take place Dec. 13 at 3 p.m.

and return Jan. 5 at 6:45 p.m. phone. Students can reserve a seat on either Contact Paula Meyer at 237-3783 break using their student identification or Freda Luers at 237-3831 with any [991] number by calling Turner at 800- questions. 873-5252. A credit card is required to make reservations or pay over the

Center for Community Engagement seeking Nominations Faculty, staff, student and community partner award nominations are now being accepted in the Center for Community Engagement. For nomination information visit Community Engagement’s website at fundingAwards/default.aspx or email Deadline for nominations is Nov. 27. Faculty Distinguished Service Award: The Faculty Distinguished Service Award recognizes distinguished service outside the classroom to the university,

students, professional organizations and the community. Faculty Award for CommunityBased Learning and Scholarship: One or more full-time faculty members at Indiana State University who have made serving the community an integral part of their academic goals and activities are presented with the annual Faculty Award for CommunityBased Learning and Scholarship. ISU Community Partner Award: The Indiana State University Community Partner Award is awarded annually to one or more nonprofit

organizations, educational institutions, public agencies, private or corporate organizations that have contributed to the experience of Indiana State University students through the development and sustenance of a lasting partnership. President’s Award for Civic and Community Leadership: The President’s Award for Civic and Community Leadership is presented annually to an undergraduate student at Indiana State University who has made community and civic engagement integral to her or his college experience.

Staff Award for Community Engagement: The Indiana State University Staff Award for Community Engagement is given to one or more staff who has contributed to the Wabash Valley through development and creative outreach to a community partner. This award recognizes staff for their outstanding service and acknowledgement of the university’s commitment to engagement.


Monday, November 18, 2013 • Page 6 Opinions Editor, Samual Clark Editor in Chief, Brianne Hofmann

Letter to the Editor Dear Editor:

Most Indiana State students know and have come to love the food at George’s Cafe, located in the Commons and also at 627 Cherry Street just off-campus. George Issa manages the location oncampus, while his brother, Abdullah “Albert” Issa runs the restaurant downtown. Both are Lebanese immigrants and have integrated themselves into the community while contributing to the local economy. However, many students may not realize that Albert is currently in the process of being deported by the United States government. However, Albert did not come to the US illegally and has now become a deeply rooted individual in the community since his arrival. His home country of Lebanon is currently

stricken with turmoil as the civil war in Syria continues and to return could be dangerous. Albert has made his life here and would have no home or money if he returns to Lebanon. Furthermore, the Indiana State and Terre Haute communities would suffer without Albert. His restaurant has become a safe haven for international students who feel homesick or alone. Albert is also involved in many local charities and donates food to his church for a food drive every year. He also donates to the Red Cross and provides Indiana State students with gift cards and discounts for accomplishments or awards inside and outside of the classroom. On his Web page, www.letalbertstay. com, he is highly regarded by community members who have commented on his

behalf. Albert endorses this website and encourages Indiana State students to check it out. Albert has always treated Indiana State students with respect, and they return the favor with a lot of business. George’s Cafe has become a lunchtime tradition on-campus and should remain so for many years to come. We as students should speak up for Albert by writing the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and requesting that they let Albert stay in Terre Haute. Albert has done so much for our community, and it’s time for us to return the favor. Jonathan Faust Senior communication major Landon Willis Senior business major

Abdullah “Albert” Issa mans the oven at his restaurant at 627 Cherry Street. Issa is currently facing deportation (Photo by Joe Butler).

Short and proud: short films become next big thing

I don’t know if anyone is aware of this, but with the increase of online streaming and Internetbased entertainment, Hollywood is struggling these days. Not nearly enough to the point that they aren’t making any money; but to the point unless a studio Columnist that finds a guaranteed blockbuster — like all the recent superhero movies — most intellectual property doesn’t even make it past the discussion board. That’s part of why so many films are being

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independently produced by already greatest forms of entertainment. successful Hollywood types. But I’m According to, a German not here to talk about the demise of media and film site, Germany has Big Hollywood. I’m here over 2,000 film festivals to discuss an alternative: “The competition specifically dedicated to short films. films. It’s not just with the studios short Short films are generally them either. France has depicted by mainstream would mean more long been one of the society as designated for competition for the most prolific short film “artsy” types who are distributors out there. On industry.” always poor, or college top of that, the entirety of students who are aspiring the United Kingdom, as to be big feature film well as Australia, produce people. However, this seems to be just short films on a seemingly daily basis an American mentality. Germany has according to the Academy Awards adopted the bright-eyed orphan that is category. The evidence does seem to short films and has taken it as one of the herald the fact that, when viewing the

Internet, YouTube, TED, Newgrounds and other streaming sites on top of nearly all video hubs contain companies that specialize in either short films or flash films — be it Tomska, who makes five 20-minute comedies and action pieces or Machinima which, along with the “Let’s Play” video game documentaries and parodies, actually produce some of the smartest short films revolving around the nerd culture. Several places just take it one step further and produce TV shows on the internet, but that’s an article for a another time. OK, so these people are making short Continued on PAGE 7

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films, but how does that help Hollywood? Consider the following. A major issue with Hollywood is that they understand that the masses are flighty little creatures that have Jell-o for brains. In order to get these creatures to fling their cash at them, Hollywood must make bombastic or thrilling films that make their Jell-o brains vibrate with excitement. The problem is that there’s this unspoken rule of showing films that have to be at least 90 minutes long for the Jell-o brains to feel they’ve vibrated enough for $10 a show. My argument is that instead of showing one big film, why not make several focused on one vibration inducing aspect? Bizarre Jell-o analogies aside, think about it. If each blockbuster was only, say 20 to 40 minutes long, it would require the creators less money, while forcing them to make a more concise

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and believable story in a short amount of time. That way people could get their Michael Bay fix in a jiffy and the studios wouldn’t be sweating green. Even from the artistic aspect this would work. If everyone does short films, the “artsy poor folks” would be able to release their works to a wider audience without having a ridiculously large budget. The competition with studios would mean that there would be more competition for the short film industry and that the artsy people would have to learn to make art that is also marketable. This is a win-win because it would make intellectualism more popular. It would also require them to actually focus their artistic themes into something regular people can stomach and stop making those stupid mopey black-and-white films about hipster- The Flickerfest Short Film Festival is just one of many annual short film festivals held looking coffee drinkers whining about around the world. With the increasingly dire need of new material in Hollywood, short first world problems. That alone would films seem to be the best alternative (photo courtesy of Wikimedia commons). make me want to push for change.

Puppy power: adoption helps to save multiple lives The holidays are a time to think about more than just the people that are in need. I’m talking about those wagging tail and purring fur balls that need homes. There are thousands of charities, shelters and organizations every year that promote adopting an Columnist animal as a gift and being thankful for a pet. PetSmart, The Terre Haute Humane Society and local animal fosters are just a few of the programs which run adoption events to help these little love-balls find their homes. During the holiday season, shelters end up with their highest numbers of animals. Despite this, it is really hard to find homes for these little guys.. One great idea for us as college students would be to adopt a pet. It may sound crazy for some students who live in dorms, but there are still a lot don’t. An animal can make those stressful days easier, they can warm your heart and create a bond that is unbreakable. These animals are just like college

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students in a way: they are boarding at these shelters, waiting until the right time to settle down and start their lives. The only problem is they need us to go find them. These adoption events allow people to come meet and the animals, but also set up Go-Home plans, so you can take your furry friend with you. With Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks just around the corner, it creates a perfect opportunity to start looking and eventually add to your family. Most of the time these animals were either born in the shelter or were given up by others who could not care for them. So when you go to adopt them, there may not be very much information available on the animals. In most adoption events, you must go through an application process to make sure you are fit to own an animal. This gives the shelters and adoption programs a little relief that the animals are going to a good home. Of course you always have the option to buy an animal that has been bred or sold from professional animal breeders. Many people consider sex and breed when looking for a specific animal. Adoption events and animal shelters may

not have the exact breed or sex you want, but that doesn’t mean they are any less of an animal than those sold elsewhere. These events and shelters need our help in lessening the load, but also in the end it could be a win-win situation. You get a companion for life and shelters have more room to help other animals in need. I am an animal lover; I have adopted two cats and bought two dogs from a friend who is a breeder. Also, I grew up in a home where we bred German Shepards, so I have a little background in both. I can tell you now there are no differences in the love I have for these animals or the love they have for me. In the end, most college students don’t realize that they need a companion until they are lonely, on their breaks,. So don’t be one of the loners. Adopt an animal that could help warm your heart during these few cold months. November 15 through the 17 is National Adoption Weekend, so go out take a few hours to find a little furry friend that can help you through the winter to come, but also become your Thanks to the Humane Society, dogs and lifelong companion. cats alike could be a great help this cold winter season (cartoon by Eric Handlen).


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Professor to speak at science fiction convention about the unlikely connection between two characters Joseph Paul Features Editor An Indiana State professor has found a connection between two pieces of fiction that occurred on opposite ends of the timeline. Michael Harrold, an English instructor at Indiana State, will speak on Nov. 29 at “Starbase Indy,” an annual science fiction convention in Indianapolis, on the similarities between Sherlock Holmes, a fictional detective created by Scottish author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in 1887, and Spock, a character in the science fiction television and film series “Star Trek” which debuted in 1966. Starbase Indy was created in 1988 and attracts about 650 science fiction fans every year. Actors from series like “Star Trek” and “Star Gate” frequently make guest appearances. It is a non-profit organization and proceeds from the event will go to benefit local charities and foundations. This year’s convention will take place the weekend after Thanksgiving from Nov. 29 to Dec. 1. Harrold said he has been a lifelong Sherlock Holmes fan, compiling an eight-volume collection and even going as Holmes for Halloween when he was younger. Likewise, Harrold is also a diehard “Star Trek” fan and is known around Terre Haute and the sci-fi community for his “Star Trek”-themed car. “I’m a big fan, so for me it was natural to put the two together because I’ve loved them both my whole life,” Harrold said. Harrold said he was offered the opportunity to speak at this year’s convention when the organizers contacted him and asked to display his car in the lobby of the IMAX theater in Indianapolis during the premiere of “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” the most recent adaptation of the science fiction series by director J.J. Abrams.

Starbase Indy, an annual science fiction convention in Indianapolis, attracts hundreds of dedicated fans who often dress up as their favorite character. English professor Michael Harrold will be speaking at this year’s convention on Nov. 29 (Submitted Photo).

“That kind of fell through because they didn’t realize there were a lot things that had to be done to get a car into an IMAX theater lobby,” Harrold said. “It was much more complicated than they realized.” Although the plan fell through, the organizers knew Harrold was a big “Star Trek” fan and a professor at Indiana State, factors that brought them to ask Harrold

if he would be interested in speaking at the next convention. He pitched the idea of comparing Holmes and Spock and the rest was history. “In talking to them about this over the phone, they said, ‘Would you be interested in speaking at the convention?’ And I hadn’t thought of it, but it was an interesting idea. And they said, ‘Well, if you did do it, what would you do?’ And

I said, ‘Well, this is just off the top of my head, what about this idea of Spock and Sherlock?’ And they really liked the idea.” Harrold said he initially got the idea from a quote by Spock in “Star Trek VI,” created by Nicholas Meyer, and the first “Star Trek” film adaptation by Abrams. Continued on PAGE 11

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Student wellness inspires, drives recent promotion

Telicia Gathings Reporter

Aimee Janssen-Robinson, former associate director of Wellness at Indiana State, was recently promoted to assistant dean of Student Advocacy. She began as a student at Indiana State for two years, earning her masters degree in curriculum instruction. In 2005, Robinson decided to apply for a job as a student wellness educator. As the associate director of Student Wellness, she was the coordinator of various health and wellness programs and was the chairman of the Student Wellness Initiative. Student wellness is an important issue to her because guiding and helping students in a path to healthy behavior could help them to be more aware and informed, so it wouldn’t become an issue in the future, she said. “A healthy student is a better student,” Robinson said. Her extensive work with students led her to her new position as the assistant dean of Student Advocacy; she has eight years of health experience and, in addition, worked

with Student Affairs. With a new position comes new responsibilities, including opening a women’s resource center and establishing a group of student advocates that help struggling students solve problems, providing tips and advising about personal issues. Even though she is committed to Indiana State, Robinson also wants to develop a greater collaboration in the community, including talking to landlords about students dealing with off-campus housing. In response to the rising crime rate on campus and the increasing abductions and assaults, Robinson has become an advocate for victims of sexual violence. Robinson said it’s important to advocate for students at Indiana State so victims of sexual assault to know who to talk to, what sources to consider and how to stop it in the future. Robinson encourages any students who are victims of sexual violence to contact her for additional support by phone at 812-2373939 or by email at aimee.jannsen-robinson@

Aimee Janssen-Robinson, former director of Wellness, was recently promoted to assistant dean of Student Advocacy (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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Committee, Indiana State Dining by Sodexo, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Panhellenic Association, the President Scholar Association, Baesler’s Market and S. Abraham and Sons. Freda Luers, the associate director of Student Activities and Organizations, said she hopes the food donated on Wednesday will make a difference in the lives of some in the Wabash Valley. “There are multiple people that are hungry in the Wabash Valley. We are hoping whatever we raise will last them throughout the winter,” Luers said. “This is a great way students and faculty can get involved on campus that will affect people off campus. It is also a great opportunity to make a difference throughout the community. Even one can of food can make a difference.” The fundraiser also involved two Vigo County elementary schools — Fuqua and Dixie Bee. Each school tracked the amount of food each class raised and the winners got to have lunch with Sycamore Sam.

Above: Carly McDonald, a junior English major and coordinator of the “Jam the Bus” event, piles up some of the nearly 10 tons of food that was donated at Dede Plaza on Wednesday. Right: The Indiana State bus waits to be packed with non-perishable food items, like canned vegetables and Ramen Noodles, that will be donated to Catholic Charities in Terre Haute for families in need during the holiday season (Photos by Ayden Jent).

“There are multiple people that are hungry in the Wabash Valley. We are hoping whatever we raise will last them throughout the winter. This is a great way students and faculty can get involved.” Freda Luers, associate director of Student Activities and Organizations

Rachel Johnson, a senior financial services major, helped coordinate the competition between the two elementary schools. “We get to meet the winning class and talk with them. Catholic Charities is such a great organization to have sponsoring this fundraiser; they have helped a lot of people all throughout the year,” Johnson said. “We will be giving the food and donations to them which will then be given to the struggling homes in Terre Haute. Each year, this fundraiser brings in so many different organizations together and really shows how much each of them is willing to give back. This fundraiser is always a huge success.” Luers said she was happy with the Indiana State student turnout and hopes that students will continue to give back to the community in the future. “Students should always take an opportunity to donate,” Luers said “It is a great way to get involved as well as help others.”

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In both of the films, Harrold said Spock is quoted as saying, “As an ancestor of mine once said, ‘We have eliminated the impossible. Whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’” The “ancestor” to whom this quote belongs is actually Holmes, although Harrold said there are multiple ways to interpret Spock’s reference. “I don’t think he meant that [Holmes] was a Vulcan, that a Vulcan once said that,” Harrold said. But Harrold does think that Holmes and Spock could be ancestors in a literary sense. “The way that I interpreted it was that another fictional character that is an ancestor of his said this,” Harrold said. “That’s why I went after this. I thought, Above: Hoosier astronaut David Wolf gazes at a moon rock from NASA at Starbase Indy in ‘Okay, how much is Spock really the more 2012. Below: A group of fans performs during a battle of the bands (Submitted Photos). modern version of Sherlock Holmes?’” Harrold found the two characters have much more in common. He said both are analytical, logical, intellectual and

confident. He also noted that neither strives to be the center of attention. “They’re both kind of isolated,” Harrold said. “They don’t have a lot of friends, partly because they’re so intelligent. They do have friendships but they’re limited. But they’re very strong ones. Sherlock has Dr. Watson who is very close to him and Spock has Captain Kirk.” These limited relationships also affect Holmes’ and Spock’s love lives. “They’re not good with women, either one of them,” Harrold said. “They don’t proceed to have a lot of romantic attachments.” Along with the similarities, however, come some fundamental differences between the two fictional characters. “Spock’s more, ‘Obey the rules.’ He tells you how unlikely it is that something can be done or he’ll quote regulations to you,” Harrold said. “Sherlock is kind of arrogant and he’ll basically take the law into his own hands sometimes.”

Robert O’Reilly and J.G. Hertzler from “Star Trek” talk to fans after they were transformed into Klingons by a special effects artist at Starbase Indy in 2012 (Submitted Photo).


Monday, November 18, 2013 • Page 12 Sports Editor, Briana Payne

Sycamores fall to Western Illinois, 21-14

STATESMAN RUNDOWN Indiana State Football vs. Western Illinois 21-14 (L) Men’s Basketball vs. Notre Dame 70-83 (W) Women’s Basketball vs. Indiana 54-57 (L) Women’s Volleyball vs. Drake (3-0) (W) vs. Northern Iowa 1-3 (L) Women’s Soccer vs. Drake 4-0 (W) vs. Illinois 0-5(L)

Sophomore Defensive lineman Brady Collins searches for a way to get the ball down the field (Photo by Drew Caravan).

Ace Hunt ISU Athletic Media Relations The Indiana State football team put together an impressive second half comeback against visiting Western Illinois but could not hold them off. The Sycamores fell to 1-10, 0-7 Missouri Valley Football Conference while Western Illinois improved to 4-7, 2-5 Missouri Valley Football Conference. Indiana State found itself down 21-0 at the half but the Sycamore defense played with great energy after the intermission and it started on Western Illinois’ first offensive possession. On 4th-and-8 from the Indiana State 30, Tyler Stafford and Russell Jones converged on quarterback Trenton Norvell and Jones scooped up the ball and advanced it to the Indiana State 46. The Sycamore defense came back out and forced a 3-and-out before Jess Harris partially blocked a Western Illinois punt to set up ISU

with a short field at the Western Illinois 38-yard line. Buck Logan got a first down to two rushes and then Tanner Riley took an end around for seven more to get to the 24. On 3rd-and-2, Logan got three yards to get down to the six-yard line where he finished the drive off three plays later to get Indiana State on the board as they trailed 21-7 with 2:18 left in the third quarter. Western Illinois drove all the way down to the Indiana State nine-yard line but a holding call backed them up and Connor Underwood came up with a sack and fumble of Norvell which Brady Collins returned 34 yards to the Western Illinois 34-yard line to set up the Sycamores’ next possession early in the fourth quarter. Trent Lancaster, seeing his most extended playing time of the season at quarterback, found Tanner Riley for an eight-yard pass on 4th-and-5 to keep the drive alive and then rushed for 10 yards on the next play to get down to the 11-yard line. On 3rd-and-9 from the WIU 10, Riley was

on the receiving end of Lancaster’s first career touchdown pass to get the Sycamores within 2114 with 10:22 remaining in the contest. Western Illinois would drive the ball to their own 42-yard line to set up a 4th-and-2 play on their possession. Underwood and Mark Sewall came together to stop Nikko Watson for a threeyard loss to give Indiana State the ball at the Western Illinois 42-yard line. The Sycamores drove all the way down to the Western Illinois 28 in hopes of knotting the score, but Lancaster was intercepted by Devon Butler to thwart the possession. Once again the Sycamore defense stood tall and forced a 3-and-out and took over at their own 34-yard line with 2:29 remaining the in the contest. Logan opened the drive with a 12-yard rush for a first down, but Lancaster was then sacked three times and on the third a fumble was forced by Kevin Kintzel and recovered by

Missouri Valley Women’s Basketball Bradley 2-1 Indiana State 2-1 Drake 1-1 Evansville 1-2 Wichita State 1-2 Loyola 1-2 Missouri State 0-1 Northern Iowa 1-1 Southern Illinois 0-2 Men’s Basketball Bradley 4-0 Wichita State 4-0 Drake 2-1 Evansville 2-0 Indiana State 2-1 Loyola 1-2 Missouri State 2-0 Northern Iowa 1-2 Illinois State 0-2 Volleyball Wichita State 14-3 Northern Iowa 13-3 Missouri State 12-5 Southern Illinois 11-5 Illinois State 9-6 Bradley 6-10 Loyola 6-10 Indiana State 5-11 Evansville 4-12 Drake 0-15

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Women break winning streak, fall to Indiana ISU Athletic Media Relations The Indiana State Women’s Basketball team couldn’t find a way to stop in-state rival Indiana Friday evening as it fell 5754 in front of 2,871 fans at the Hulman Center. The loss is the first for the Sycamores, dropping them to 2-1 in the 2013-14 season. Down by three points with just 31 seconds left, the Sycamores found themselves with the ball after a pair of Indiana University free throws by Taylor Aguler. Junior forward Rachael Mahan missed a layup with 19 seconds to go and put the Hoosiers at the line with 19 second to play. Senior guard Anna Munn launched off a last second three-pointer, but couldn’t convert, as ISU falls to the Hoosiers for the second-consecutive season. The Sycamores were backed by senior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir with 18 points as she has led the team in scoring in two of three games this season. Sophomore forward Marina Laramie posted a season-high 17 points and

grabbed nine rebounds while senior guard Anna Munn posted a team-high 10 rebounds on the evening. Indiana State shot 73.9 percent from the charity stripe behind 6-for-6 shooting from Laramie, but shot just 28.8 percent from the floor and 21.4 percent from the three-point line in the loss. Keeping the game within reach for the entire contest, Indiana State found itself trailing by just three points — 22-19 — at the half. The Hoosiers would take their largest lead of the game with 14:07 to go on a layup by Tabitha Gerardot. Junior guard Natasha Zurek led with four assist while also contributing a teamhigh three steals and had two points. Junior forward Rachael Mahan added nine points and seven boards in her evening of work. The Sycamores hit the road to begin a three-game road swing on Monday when they face Stetson in DeLand, Fla. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

Left: Senior Guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir goes up for the three point shot. Right: Junior Guard Travecia Franklin swings around opponent to make a shot (Photos by Drew Caravan).

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John Mascari first Indiana State Regional Champ Craig Padgett ISU Athletic Media Relations Women The Sycamore women’s cross-country team completed their season with a 20th place overall finish at the Great Lakes Region meet. The Sycamores had nearly all five runners within a minute of each other, but unfortunately their pack was too far back. “We improved one place from 21st a year ago, but that was very little consolation,” said Head Coach John Gartland. “We didn’t get any miracles today and we ran about how we have all year. Our first two runners did not get out fast enough and by laying back so much they were not able to move up. Nicole did compete very well in the second half of the race, as she picked off 12 or 13 runners. She and Jess ran respectable, but not exactly where we wanted them to.” Junior Nicole Lucas led the team with an 83rd place finish in a time of 22:10 for 6,000 meters. Lucas was followed by senior’s Jessica Zangmeister in 93rd in 22:20, Leeann Michl in 111th in 22:41, and Kalli Dalton in 146th in 23:11. Freshman Sydney Dickerson rounded out the Sycamore scoring as she placed 158th in 23:20. Also running for the Sycamores were junior Lindy Jones, who finished 182nd in 23:52 and freshman Natalie Nolting, who was 220th in 25:42. Ohio University’s Juli Accuro won the meet in a time of 20:00. This ends the Sycamores season that will return three of the current top seven for next season. Men Sophomore John Mascari made history when he became Indiana State’s first ever Regional Champion Friday while the team placed 16th overall. “Today we had some high points and low points,” said Head Coach John McNichols. “The team aspect is important and we were aiming to get the highest possible place. Cross is a team sport and we definitely had a little bit of a let down, but we’ve learned what to expect from Indiana State cross-country. I guess we could chalk it up to rebuilding, as we have a young team. However, we still need to race with a little more intensity and a little more pride, then work our way up as high in the region rankings as possible. The high point was John’s historic performance

Sophomore John Mascari becomes Indiana State’s first Regional Champion at the Great Lakes Region meet this weekend (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

winning the region and setting a new course record.” Mascari quickly made his way to the front of the race, racing among the races top five for the first half. He eventually got into position and took the lead around 8,000 meters. Once, Mascari took the lead he got a great challenge from Matt McClintock of Purdue. The two staged an epic battle over the final 1,000 meters as they quickly pulled away from the field. Their lead increasingly grew as the reached the final stretch, it was at that

point that Mascari put in one final surge that took him across the line in first with a time of 30:05 for 10,000 meters. “The race went out pretty controlled and I just tried to hang with the front pack as long as I can,” Mascari said. “Definitely was a tough race today, I remember it being as hard as it was last year. 500 meters to go I was able to pull it off somehow, someway.” His time was a new school record and a course record at the University of Wisconsin.

After Mascari, came sophomore Taylor Head in 63rd in 31:58. Following Head was freshman Andrew Kump in 102nd in 33:04, freshman David Timlin in 120th in 33:20, junior Tristan Selby in 161st in 34:19, junior Bryan Horsman in 165th in 34:26, and Gabe Ocasio in 177th in 34:50. Next up for Mascari will be a trip to his hometown for the NCAA National CrossCountry Championships November 23. The race will be Mascari’s second, but first on the LaVern Gibson Cross-Country Course.


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the Leathernecks in the final minute, which allowed Western Illinois University to run out the clock. Watson had a pair of three-yard touchdown runs in the first half to get Western Illinois University out to a 14-0 lead and Martinez Davis posted a 32-yard interception return for a touchdown with 6:09 left in the second quarter as the Leathernecks led 21-0 going into halftime. Buck Logan led the Indiana State ground attack with 78 rushing yards on 22 attempts while Lancaster had 13 rushes for 23 yards — accounting for 20 lost yards due to pass sacks —. Lancaster played the entire second half and went 8-of-15 passing for 93 yards and one touchdown pass to Riley. Riley led Indiana State University with five pass receptions for 48 yards and his touchdown. Defensively, Indiana State was led in tackles by Kendall Walker and Mark Sewall who had 16 stops each.

Above: Redshirt freshman quarterback Robert Tonyan Jr. searches for a teammate to receive the ball. Right: Sophomore defensive lineman Brady Collins stretches to make a touchdown (Photos by Drew Caravan).

Underwood had 13 total tackles, two quarterback sacks for 13 yards and three tackles for a loss of 15 yards with a forced fumble, a pass breakup and two quarterback hurries. Russell Jones and Tyler Stafford each also owned quarterback sacks and each also had a pair of tackles for loss in the contest. Mark Sewall stopped a Western Illinois drive as well with an interception. Western Illinois’ J.C. Baker posted 109 yards on the ground on 23 attempts while Nikko Watson had 21 carries for 69 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Norvell finished 15-of-27 passing for 142 yards and one interception. Indiana State will conclude the regular season on Saturday, when they host Southern Illinois on Senior Day. Kick-off is slated for 2:00 p.m.

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