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ALEX MODESITT Sports Editor Coach Greg Lansing and his boys in blue face a stiff task on Wednesday night. The Sycamores host one of the two unbeaten teams still left in college basketball — the fourth-ranked Wichita State Shockers. Indiana State comes into the game firmly entrenched in second place of the Missouri Valley Conference with a 17-5 record overall and an 8-2 record in conference play. Wichita Sate comes in boasting an unblemished record of 23-0 and a perfect 10-0 in conference play. The Sycamores are coming off of a victory against conference foe Northern Iowa. The Sycamores placed all five of their starters in double figures as they completed a come-from-behind victory, with a final tally of 87-81. The Sycamores were led by sophomore forward Khristian Smith, who recorded CONTINUED ON PAGE 13

The Hulman Center will be packed with ‘Forest’ members, who are rallying for the Sycamores when they face the Wichita Shockers on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

ANDREW CHRISTMAN News Editor The Student Government Association is planning to “blue out” Wichita State this Wednesday for the men’s basketball game. “The Forest,” which is the student governmentsponsored student section, is hoping for a sold out crowd, as this is a big game for the Sycamores. Tommy Lynch, director of “The Forest,” gives students incentives to come to the game, such as early access to seating. Students who are a part of “The Forest” will be able to get in the game at 6:30 p.m.




“That’s 90 minutes before the start of the game, and doors don’t open to everyone else until 7 p.m.,” Lynch said. “We really want to see our 890 ‘Forest’ members show up early and fill the Hulman Center in ‘Forest’ T-shirts.” Those attending will also be able to witness history at Indiana State University, Lynch said. “This is the first time in school history that an opponent ranked in the top five in the country has visited the Hulman Center,” Lynch said. The Student Government Association has CONTINUED ON PAGE 3

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Page 2 News Editor, Andrew Christman

Downtown eatery looks to add alcohol to menu Dustyn Fatheree Contributor Terre Haute’s J. Gumbo’s is in the process of applying for a liquor license that will result in a new Cajun-style bar in the downtown area. “I am hoping to be done by April, this year,” said Terre Haute’s J. Gumbo’s franchise owner, Jeff Habermel. Terre Haute has a special initiative, called the Municipal Riverfront District, that aims to bring new businesses and attractions to the downtown area, Habermel said. So the restaurant owner sent a letter to the mayor Tuesday outlining why J. Gumbo’s should be granted a liquor license. If the mayor lends his support to the request, it will be passed along to the Terre Haute City Council. “If the mayor and city council approve the request, it has a better chance of being approved during the pursuit for a liquor license,” Habermel said. Gaining approval may take up to four months, Habermel said, but that hasn’t stopped him from proceeding with construction of the bar area in the south end of the restaurant. If the liquor license is received, Terre Haute’s J. Gumbo’s will be the first of the franchise in Indiana to have a bar. “I want to give it a Cajun swamp feeling,” Habermel added. “I want people to be reminded of an old warehouse dock.” Habernel plans to call the bar addition, that has cost him more than $100,000 in renovations thus far, the “OK Value Bar.” Along with the Cajun atmosphere, Habermel said the bar will feature soft Cajun music and at times live saxophone or acoustic guitar players. “Customers won’t have to scream over the music to talk to each other,”

Habermel said. “The music won’t be party-driven like some of the other bars in the area.” J. Gumbo’s bar will serve specialty drinks like Hurricanes, as well as Voodoo and Dixie Beers from Louisiana. “I would love to see quality price drinks,” said senior communications major, Bart Stucker. “I think keeping the price down would be great since a lot of their customers are college students.” The restaurant does most of its business during the lunch hours and is a destination for professionals or students gearing up for their next class. “I want to cater to the dinner crowd more,” Habermel said. “I want to capture the people who want to come in and have a bite to eat or something to drink before they head home.” Habermel said he wishes more students would visit the restaurant, and he believes the bar will help attract a younger crowd. “I think it will be a nice place to have a laid back drink,” said senior communication major, Sadie All. Stucker agrees. “I think the bar will take some getting used for students,” Stucker said. “People will come though, because I think a lot of students are ready to try a new bar in the downtown area.” Habremel will also be adding five to six new menu items to the already popular dishes such as his Bumblebee Stew. Diners will find a Shrimp Po’ Boy and a catfish sandwich on the menu. “My mission is to create a unique establishment,” Habermel said. “This is an exciting period for J. Gumbo’s and we are fortunate to be developing like this. It would be great if students would come visit us – we give J. Gumbo’s Terre Haute restaurant owner Jeff Habermel (right) is working to obtain a away samples, so there is a 98 percent liquor license in order to reach a broader customer base (Statesman file photo).

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done extensive planning for this game, and are recruiting for “The Forrest.” Drew Harvey, a student government Senator who is on the pride and committee chair, is hopeful. “The atmosphere will be electric for sure,” he said. “We are expecting a sell-out crowd.” Harvey also encourages anybody in attendance — not just students — to wear blue to support the Sycamores and “blue out” Wichita. Along with getting into the game early, students will have the opportunity to win promotional items during the game. “We will have a bunch of promo items for students, especially the ones who sit downstairs,” Lynch said. “You’re going to want to sit downstairs for this game.” Students who are currently not members of

“The Forest” and are still interested in joining need not worry, as the Student Government Association has a table set up in the Commons. There is a one-time $10 fee that will grant students membership and a free “Forest” t-shirt. Harvey encourages students to visit the table, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. until Wednesday. Lynch added that along with the table in the Commons, they have been trying to use social media to recruit Sycamores to attend the game. Lynch isn’t releasing details if ISU wins, but remains hopeful. “We don’t want to plan too far ahead for this game,” he said. “But when we win this game, there will be plenty of celebration.”

Students go wild for the Sycamores during the game, doing all they can to make sure they support the team (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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University hunkers down for major winter storm

Andrew Christman News Editor Adler Ingalsbe Reporter

As another major winter storm moves into the Wabash Valley, Indiana State University is preparing the campus for significant snowfall. The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in effect from Tuesday afternoon until 1 p.m. Wednesday. Accumulations of seven to ten inches are expected locally, with snow falling at a rate of two inches per hour. Facilities management began salting sidewalks Tuesday. Jim Jensen, director of facilitites operations and maintenance, said they are working around the clock to keep the university open. “We monitor the weather very closely,” Jensen said. “We’ve already started pretreating sidewalks and ramps.” Wind gusts reaching up to 25 miles per hour are also possible, creating massive snow drifts and low visibility. Along with the regulars on facilities management, temporary employees from around Terre Haute are being called on

and contracts for heavy equipment to clean the parking lots are on standby, Jensen said. Junior Chelsea Hale is concerned that drifting snow combined with Indiana State’s efforts to clear paths will create parking hassles. “The only problem is the huge piles of snow that take up the parking lots,” Hale said. Should the university remain open, senior Andrew Zaleski, a commuter student who regularly uses the Student Recreation Center parking lot, is worried the snow piles will take up valuable parking spaces. “I park at the Rec Center because most of my classes are in the arena,” Zaleski said. “The lot has been packed due to the snow piles and it sometimes makes me late to class. I always have to park farther when I see them and they’re really inconvenient.” With the university gearing up for one of it’s biggest basketball matches of the year, Jensen said ground crews are taking every precaution to ensure the game is

Wind gusts up to 25 miles per hour may create large snow drifts across campus Wednesday afternoon (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

still on. “We have the big game against Wichita we have to prepare for, along with several other events and a guest speaker,” he said.

“We’ve worked very hard on scheduling workers so they can work tonight and early in the morning. We are ready in full force for this storm.”

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News Briefs

Applied medicine and rehabilitation seeks volunteers The department of applied medicine and rehabilitation at Indiana State University is seeking volunteers for research concerning a possible new treatment option for people suffering from fibromyalgia syndrome. The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of an instrument-assisted massage technique on pain levels and the way in which the body processes the feeling of pain. People with fibromyalgia and healthy individuals over the age of 35 with no injuries or chronic conditions are needed. Eligible persons will be asked to complete questionnaires about their general health and perception of pain. Participants will have their pain perception tested by a small heat device placed on the skin and researchers will perform an instrumentassisted light brushing treatment to three different areas. The study consists of one testing session lasting about 1.5 hours. Interested persons should contact Melissa Wassink, a licensed and certified

Deadline for 2014 Sycamore Hoopla approaches

athletic trainer and a graduate student in Indiana State’s athletic training program, at 585-615-8142 or mwassink@sycamores.

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The eighth annual Sycamore Hoopla will take place on Feb. 13-16 at the Hulman Center to celebrate Sycamore Basketball. The Hulman Center will host: women’s basketball, men’s basketball, Polar Plunge — a fundraiser for Special Olympics Indiana — and other activities. Student organizations, departments and residence halls can be involved in

Sycamore Hoopla by participating in the Window Decorating Competition on Feb. 13 from 5-8 p.m. Forms may be picked up outside of Hulman Memorial Student Union in room 515. Questions may be directed to Freda Luers at 812-237-3830 or Freda. The deadline to submit participation form is by 4 p.m. on Feb. 5.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Page 6 Opinions Editor, Samual Clark Editor-in-Chief, Brianne Hofmann

How a commercial revealed our nation’s corruption Two days ago, Coca-Cola aired one of the most beautiful commercials that I have seen in my brief 23 years of existence. In a nutshell, the commercial was of “America the Beautiful” being sung Opinions as the background to Editor families and friends celebrating being people via scenes we see every day such as dancing, swimming, camping in snowy terrain, seeing a movie, surfing and, but of course, eating pizza. It was a gorgeous representation of varying cultures as different ethnicities were shown in an attempt to include all people as “American.” The kicker? The song was sung in Spanish, Farsi, English and Chinese and a handful of other languages. Not going to lie, I was pretty moved. And then I was moved to rage. This morning, I discovered that one of the top trending topics in national news wasn’t yet another Justin Bieber screwup, but that many people had flocked to Twitter to bash the advertisement. One such user, Tyler Wycoff, was quoted via E! Entertainment online as saying, “Nice to see Coke likes to sing an American song in the terrorist’s language. You can get out.” But E! wasn’t the only one to pick up the Twitter wildfire. USA Today also found a few “true Americans” who were disappointed in Coke’s choice to use a multinational representation of

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our country’s anthem. One user, simply titled “savedbytheblood,” told the soda conglomerate her disposition against it’s commercial by announcing, “Hey @ Coke, this is America. English, please.” For real? Even CBS Atlanta got ahold of the story. One such representative of the Tri-County Congressional Church in St. Cloud, Minn. wrote on the organization’s Facebook page, saying, “Today we are throwing away all our Coca-Cola products and replacing them with Faygo. Faygo represents Christian Values and follows the Constitution. Mexicans singing the National Anthem is an abomination.” Woah, somebody grab me a history book. Wasn’t the ship we celebrate as “the first settlers of the Americas” from Spain, captained by an Italian explorer? By the way, Tri-County Congressional Church, one of the major Faygo supporters happens to be horror-core rap artists Insane Clown Possie. Have fun being lumped in with a gang. The final straw came when I read “Dear @CocaCola : America the beautiful is sang in English. **** off. #Dont****WithUs,” on TIME Magazine online’s entertainment page. My blood raged like fire. Only a very select few things truly infuriate me. And one happens to be ignorant bigots who are so far up their own ideas that they forgot they live on planet Earth. Now, I want to be perfectly clear, the amount of outrage against the Coke commercial was not only matched but over-powered by the outrage of people like me, people who saw this ad as

beautiful and were disgusted by racist xenophobes. With that said, I think that James Poniewozik, a predominant writer for TIME Magazine and a personal favorite blogger, said it all in his article detailing the incident and his anger. But much more than his anger, Poniewozik detailed his pride in his country that we A. would put on such a commercial in the first place, let alone on such a highly viewed service, but also B. that so many rose to defend our immigrant brethren. “We come to America, in other words, and we become American — but we don’t erase everything else that we were before,” Poniewozik said, “We don’t forget our cultures and languages as if they never existed, and we don’t hide them as if they’re shameful or less than patriotic. We bring them out and share them, and they make this country better and stronger. America isn’t weakened because people don’t submit to a monoculture; it’s strong because it can absorb the peoples and aspirations and talents of the rest of the world without erasing their cultures.” A beautiful sentiment that I happen to share. I love this country. For all its ilk, mistakes and hubris, I adore America. She’s my home. She’s not perfect, not by a long shot. But I personally feel that this commercial showed that we’re certainly getting there. By the way, amid all the racial biting, most didn’t notice history being broken. For the first time in history, two gay parents were shown in a Super Bowl commercial. Eat your heart out, Brother Larry.


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Prevention is the best medicine: how we can stop rape

In her article in the Tribune Star, Representative Christina Hale states, “In 2008, a national study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control discovered that the national rate of high school aged girls who had been raped or assaulted 10.5 percent. In Columnist was Indiana, that figure was 17.3 percent.” This statistic means that in Indiana, nearly one in six women have been raped or sexually assaulted. And while this already seems bad enough, these numbers may not even reflect the actual statistic since up to half of all sexual assaults go unreported. This isn’t just a local problem, as we learned from the Steubenville rape case.

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In Steubenville, Ohio, two football players raped a girl who had passed out from drinking too much at a post-football game party. They took pictures which they then posted to social media and they even took a video where they proceeded to state that “she was so raped.” The two boys were sentenced to one and two years ,respectively in juvenile prison for their crime. One was recently released and will remain on the sex-offender list for up to 20 years. But what was so shocking about this case is how readily the victim was blamed. Twitter blew up accusing her of being a drunken slut, feeling bad for the rapists and even trying to have the victim convicted of underage drinking. The way Twitter acted out about the Steubenville case points out the real problem in our culture: this tendency to blame the victim. Many people were quick to dismiss the boys as just that, boys.

“Boys will boys” we say, but shouldn’t they know better? Sure that phrase is applicable to maybe roughhousing and general rowdiness, but rape? And since this girl happened to drink, just like everyone else at the party, suddenly it was her fault that two boys violated her. Yes, maybe she shouldn’t have drunk enough to pass out, but that isn’t a license for people to do whatever they want to her. If you see a girl or any person for that matter passed out at a party, you maybe laugh a little, but you don’t take mortifying pictures and rape her. Today, girls in this country are taught “don’t get raped.” Don’t wear provocative clothing, don’t drink too much and make sure you’re watching your back. People act like these girls were “asking for it” when what was supposed to a night of fun turned into a nightmare. This could be due to a society where women are objectified

so often and often disrespected merely for the way they were born. This isn’t to say that all girls are complete victims. Though there have been times where they consented and then lied, effectively ruining the life of someone who didn’t deserve it, the belief that this is what happens in every case is probably part of what causes this victim-blame. Aside from lying for a conviction, girls can also be rapists. While this doesn’t seem all that common, it goes far more unreported because guys are ashamed and aren’t taken seriously when they do admit it, be it by the authorities or even parents. It is important to remember that rape is and always has been a problem for both men and women across the globe. Every accusation should be taken seriously and looked into to figure out what exactly happened before throwing blame around.

A young man’s guide to college

Walking the fine line between cocky and confidence

The doors were made open to the public for this column. For the sake of enlightenment and different perspectives, I was happy to hear from people on their thoughts about what makes a scholarly young man cocky or confident. Kudos to you, readers, for you given me much to Columnist have think and write about. A young man should have an unwavering confidence about him. He is ready for any task because he believes himself to be capable of handling almost any situation. He can get himself out of any rut or valley of the doldrums because his idea of self-worth is exponential. But what separates this confident young man from being a Grade-A jerkbag? Let’s start off with learning how to be cocky so we know what true confidence really looks like. The first step is telling everyone how awesome you are. People won’t know greatness unless you shout it from your Twitter platform, because your actions sure as heck don’t support

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such a proclamation. Step number two is knowing that you are flawless. You were Mahatma Gandhi’s all-knowing padawan with the looks of Bradley Cooper. The final step is not caring about what others think. It’s fine to not care about the thoughts of others at times, but you 100 percent really don’t care about what anybody else thinks. That includes your boss, mom, dad, girlfriend or friends because they just don’t understand and they are the messed up ones, right? Congratulations, you are the cockiest man in the world and will end up lonely or with a really — and I mean really — stupid wife. Don’t want to be that guy? Luckily I have had some great input from some readers. Alan Strahinic, a marketing major from Indiana State University, said “Cocky people have to tell everyone how awesome they are. Confident people just know that they are.” Well, Strahinic covered step one of how to be cocky almost verbatim. Come on man, take your mom’s advice and just be you. This leads to another great perspective. Kristine O’Hare, communicationas major and psychology minor said that

she thinks that confidence is all about comfort. A guy is more attractive if he is comfortable with himself; more attractive than an insecure guy. Take note men, girls do not want a pestering boyfriend who is uncomfortable with himself and always having to remind the girl how awesome he is. So, what is being comfortable with yourself? My sister-in-law gave a refreshing view on this. She believes that being confident and comfortable has to do with being realistic with yourself. This means that you acknowledge your abilities while still knowing you have weaknesses. Brilliant, right? There’s a sense of selfownership and discovery once you know your weaknesses. And from there you come to peace with yourself. A comfort found by self-acceptance — ergo selfconfidence. How does one exude confidence? You know those kind of people. They don’t have to say anything, but their confidence permeates the room. Our Student Government Association president Logan Valentine, said “Your hard work and commitment to a task, talent or project is your expression of confidence.”

He’s absolutely right. The saying “actions speak louder than words” is totally applicable here. First off, you will be perceived as being cocky if you have no reason to be confident. Don’t be shy about your accomplishments. Don’t go running around telling everyone you meet, but you saw something to fruition; be proud. Then you’ll find out what you’re really made of. Secondly, confidence can be built upon the idea of taking action. By executing a task or project you confirm your abilities, resolve self-doubt and acquire selffulfillment. All three of those things are ingredients of self-confidence. Do you get it? No one likes a guy who has to praise himself because no one else will, especially since he’s already beaten them to the punch. Another thing is that being cocky or insecure is unattractive. Having a realistic view of yourself by acknowledging your strengths and weaknesses will give comfort through this self-acceptance. Lastly, and most importantly, you’re not hot stuff until you prove it, and even then, don’t go tell it on the mountain. Don’t be cocky — be confident. Be a man.


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Students help create an eco-friendly landscape Two Indiana State University students have worked with one of their professors to help the Lost Creek Conservation Club better serve its members while also addressing concerns about wildlife habitat. Established in 1934 to promote proper conservation practices, the club, located near Seelyville, faced a situation last year when the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR) spotted serious concerns in habitat management. Kuntal Bhattacharyya, assistant professor of operations and supply chain management in Indiana State University’s Scott College of Business, and Wayne Langman, vice president of the club, met to arrange a partnership to satisfy the state’s requirements. “Upon looking at DNR’s concerns, I thought about what could be done to enhance more species in the area, and build a kind of habitat that people could enjoy,” Bhattacharyya said. “The idea of a walking trail within the club seemed to provide an interactive way of bringing people close to nature and offered a ‘winwin’ solution to all. It will take care of DNR’s needs and make a more enjoyable club for members.” To assist with the design, Bhattacharyya recruited two operations and supply chain management majors from the department’s honors program: Ashley Borhart, a sophomore from Marengo, Ill., and Kathryn Balch, a senior from Covington. “Being involved with the project is building very good experience while I am still enrolled in school, and after I graduate,” Borhart said. “I am developing experience that will help with jobs and sharpen my skills.” The students traveled to the club throughout the fall semester to scope out the landscape and to learn about members’ wants via a survey prioritizing the importance of each aspect — including accessibility, vigilance, natural beauty and cost. Each student used information from the surveys to create two unique trail

Sophomore Ashley Borhart (left) and senior Kathryn Balch (right) were recruited to join Kuntal Bhattacharyya (center) in creating an enjoyable habitat for both people and animals alike (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

designs, including sign placement, benches, a bridge, garbage and recycling bins, viewing areas and cost estimate. The club selected Borhart’s design and she presented it to members in December. “ISU’s stepping into the project has been a godsend for us at the club,” Langman said. “It saved us money, they have given us plenty of information about their plans, and I really hope it gets done. Some of the members were skeptical at first, but after the presentation, they were pleasantly surprised.” The trail will serve as a maintenance path that will create more open spaces and food plots for wildlife. It will also

make spotting evidence from poachers easier, the students said. Though Bhattacharyya said “the meat of the work is done,” he believes the project would be a valuable asset to present at upcoming conferences. “We are presenting our work at the Midwest Decision Sciences Institute in Chicago, and writing a research paper to be presented at the end of May at the International Conference of Arts and Sciences,” Bhattacharyya said. Club members will give a presentation to DNR in hopes the state agency will help with grants to fund the project. If all goes well, club members plan on

completing the project this summer. “ISU prides itself in experiential learning and community engagement,” Bhattacharyya said. “This project brings both pieces of the puzzle together.” Both students think experiential learning and community engagement should be in every college’s curriculum. “This whole project is very exciting since it is tangible,” Balch said. “If employers ask me if I have any experience with probabilistic models, I’ll tell them that if I can apply it to designing a walking trail, I can do it with anything.” Story courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing

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Students attracted to anonymous social media Allen Zielinski Reporter No matter which social media platform is being used, anonymous online confessionals are booming. Social media pages such as “ISU Secret Admirer” and “College Confessions” play host to university campus secrets ranging from the sexually graphic to innocent revelations of love. Today’s digital culture has seen the birth and rapid development of these anonymous social media confession pages. Along with such new forms of communication comes stories from campuses that seem to glorify or encourage potentially harmful behavior to one’s sexual and physical health. With the help of glowing computer, smartphone and tablet screens, anonymity is even more efficient and still very much possible today. Sophomore graphic design major Zachary Moore said his experience with anonymous social media like the “ISU Secret Admirer” page on Facebook allows him to express his feelings without any awkward encounters. “I guess it was a safe way to admit my admiration for someone, without having to confront them directly,” Moore said. He, along with other students, has utilized the “ISU Secret Admirer” page to reveal admirations of love, lust or simply to brighten a friend’s day. “They’re a fun distraction and timewaster when you’re between classes or at lunch with friends,” Moore said. Similar to the “ISU Secret Admirer” account on Twitter and Facebook, the “College Confessions” accounts allow students nationwide to disclose anonymous information, most often about hard partying or sexual deeds. “Went to a frat party, hooked up with two guys, woke up in someone else’s clothes while having paintballs in my bra and underwear,” posted one student from University of California-Davis. “Woke up and found a used condom tied in a knot in my pocket. Successful night,” said another student from Ball State University.

Jacinta Yanders, a graduate student in the English department, has explored the idea of social media and its new options for communication. Yanders wrote and presented a paper last fall that looked at Twitter as tool to discuss television shows and build fan communities. “I’ve never really been the type of person to blame media for the bad choices that people might make,” Yanders said. “I know plenty of other people disagree with me, of course. But to me, the responsibility of making a potential bad choice is the burden of the person making the choice, especially in the case of adults.” Dierre Littleton, a senior communication major, said television has more bad influence to impart than Twitter and similar sites. “I believe television glorifies bad behaviors the most because more people are in tune with television versus social media,” Littleton said. Littleton said he does occasionally check pages like “ISU Secret Admirer,” and believes that those posts are primarily confidence-builders. “To say what you want to a person anonymously — I mean who wouldn’t like the thought of that?” Littleton said. Sophomore communication major Nkenge Humphries said she has encountered a couple anonymous posts of admiration in the past and pointed out this type of media’s exciting ability to “drop hints” and notify people of a user’s feelings. “The pages are so alluring because the mystery of secret admiration is appealing to all people,” Humphries said. While some social media pages that are fueled by anonymous posts are more tame than others, many college students see them as entertaining avenues for others’ secrets. Charming, embarrassing and even graphic stories become fodder for today’s young people. “Sometimes people share things that aren’t pleasant, but just because that’s their reality, that isn’t an endorsement for anybody else to go out and give it a try,” Yanders said.

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Indiana State offers cooking classes this month Sam Clark Opinions Editor The Indiana State University Institute for Community Sustainability has begun a series of cooking classes geared toward educating students on healthier eating habits. Caroline Savage, the interim executive director for the institute, along with the rest of the staff have designed these classes to fully use the resources available to them, both in office and the adjacent greenhouse. Savage described how their office was once a dilapidated house, which was converted into their own facilities in 2012. The unit was given to the new institute’s office, “provided that [they] would make the necessary repairs to it.” “Because it was a house, it contained all of the makings of a kitchen, but it would need significant renovations whether or not we decided to keep the kitchen,” Savage said. “The idea — which is attributable to some combination of our Dr. Jim Speer, a professor in the Earth and Environmental Systems department, and Jana Pyle, the Project Coordinator for our office — was to capitalize on the house being located at the site of the Community Garden and so far on the eastern end of campus that it might well be considered to be in the community.” This sense of community helped to spur the idea of being a connection point between Indiana State students and the beyond world. “The original vision was to have classes where participants could bring ingredients they grew in from the garden. Due to a few scheduling issues, we’re holding these classes too late in the season to do that this time, but we’d like to offer more classes in the future, and that would be the plan for them,” Savage said. Instead, the classes began on Jan. 27 with “Basics of Food Safety & Preparation” lead by Kris Kraut and Jordan Bayles of Sodexo, “Vivacious Vegan” by Vanessa Rojas on Feb. 4, “Brewing Beer” by Tom Derrick on Feb. 10, “Preserve: Canning & Dry Packing” by Olivia Goulding on Feb. 17 and will end on Feb. 21 with Kraut and Bayles returning to teach, “Pickling.” “We hope that the students come away with the tools to prepare healthy, wholesome food that leaves a lighter impact on the earth,” Savage said. “The

Students are able to use the Community Garden House as a way to learn healthy eating habits and more organic and vegan alternatives to their meals (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

classes cover a wide range of subjects . . . each adds something different to the toolbox of healthy & sustainable living. For example, the vegan class will teach participants about cooking healthy meals without meat” Vanessa Rojas, who will be the next presenter, was originally approached by her adviser, Joy O’Keefe about the idea of teaching students vegan meals. “When people hear the word vegan oftentimes they have no idea what it means or think it’s a really difficult and pointless diet and lifestyle,” Rojas said. “A vegan diet is one that is free from meat, dairy, eggs and other products that are derived from animals, leaving us with plenty of delicious and whole food options. I want to give people a better understanding of what veganism is and why it’s important,

and in doing so I hope to show them that it is a healthy and easy alternative to our typical and unsustainable diets.” Rojas is hopeful that students will take the class to heart and realize that there is much to gain from a vegan diet. “Even if people don’t see a vegan diet as something they can commit to 100 percent, hopefully they will at least consider enjoying vegan meals for a portion of their week. In doing so, I believe that they’ll realize that it’s easy and feels great.” Student reactions to the idea of sustainable and healthy living varied but seem primarily positive. Junior social studies education major Dara Nichaus said, “We do a lot of canning and pickling at home. So it’s a great skill if you have your own garden. You can save

a lot of money.” “I like the idea of it. It offers variety. I think I’d have to take it to find out if I liked it, though,” exercise science major Dalton Roahr said. “If I were into it, then sure. There’s no downside, it seems.” said athletic exercise major Steven Jarret. Students interested in purchasing tickets may do so at http://www. community/cooking-classes.aspx for $25 apiece. Savage hopes that students walk away with a deeper understanding of how their actions impact the world. “Of course, it’s also fine if they just leave with a few more recipes and a smile on their face,” Savage said.

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SPORTS Continued From PAGE 1

his first career double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds. Senior guard Dawon Cummings chipped in with 18 points of his own in 34 minutes of action. Senior guards Jake Odum and Manny Arop helped fuel the comeback. Odum finished the game with 17 points and Arop dropped in 11. Junior forward Justin Gant rounded out the double-digit scoring for the Sycamores with 14 points on 5-9 shooting on the night. When the Sycamores and Shockers met in Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 18, things didn’t go the way the Sycamores had hoped. The Shockers ran up, down and around the Sycamores and sent Indiana State home feeling the sting of a 68-48 defeat. Since that defeat, the Sycamores have gone 3-1 with their only loss coming to the Southern Illinois Salukis on the road. The Sycamores had their third highest scoring game of the season against Northern Iowa and look to continue their hot shooting against Wichita State. The Sycamores will be led into the game by Odum, who averages 12.3 points and 4.8 assists per game. The Shockers bottled Odum up the Sophomore forward Khristian Smith (above) looks to continue his hot play of late heading into last time the two teams squared off, the Wichita State game. Junior forward Justin Gant (below) hopes to impose his will on the holding him to just seven points on Shocker defense (Photos courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). 1-4 shooting. Cummings comes into the game looking to build on the success he had against the Shockers the last time these two teams met. Cummings, who averages 11.2 points per game, was the lone Sycamore to score in double figures in previous matchup with 19 points. Senior forward Cleanthony Early, who averages 16.2 points per game and shoots just over 46 percent from the field, will lead the Shockers into the game. Early had a quiet game the last time these two teams met and will need to be held in check if Indiana State looks to pull the upset in front of their home fans. Tip-off for the game is set for 8:05 p.m. at the Hulman Center.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 • Page 12 Sports Editor, Alex Modesitt

STATESMAN RUNDOWN Recent Contests: Men’s Basketball Record vs. Missouri State 72-59 (W) vs. Wichita State 48-68 (L) vs. Loyola 65-61 (W) vs. Illinois State 60-79 (L) vs. Southern Ill. 79-60 (L) Women’s Basketball Record vs. Evansville 67-46 (W) vs. Southern Illinois 63-44 (W) vs. Missouri State 74-57 (W) vs. Wichita State 83-63 (L) vs. Bradley 80-67 (W)

Overall records: Men’s Basketball Rankings Wichita State 23-0 Indiana State 17-5 Missouri State 15-7 Illinois State 12-10 Northern Iowa 11-11 Bradley 9-14 Loyola 8-14 Evansville 10-13 Drake 12-10 Southern Illinois 8-15 Women’s Basketball Rankings Wichita State 18-2 Indiana State 12-8 Northern Iowa 10-10 Loyola 9-12 Illinois State 5-14 Missouri State 10-10 Evansville 7-13 Bradley 5-15 Southern Illinois 4-16 Drake 9-11

Correction: In the Statesman’s Feb. 3 issue, we referred to the University of Northern Iowa’s mascot as the Cougar when it is actually the Panther.

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Seahawks soar over Broncos ALEX MODESITT Sports Editor Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks won the franchise’s first Super Bowl title at MetLife stadium on Sunday. The Seahawks were able to outduel the Peyton Manning-led Denver Broncos to post a final score of 43-8. Captains from both squads met at midfield for the coin toss, which Seattle won and elected to defer, receiving the ball until the second half. The most prolific offense in NFL history would receive the opening kickoff. As tens of thousands of cameras flashed around him, Seattle kicker Steven Hauschka booted the ball downfield to officially begin Super Bowl 48. Manning trotted onto the field hoping to capture the second Lombardi Trophy of his illustrious career. As he lined up to take the first offensive snap of the game, he stepped forward to make a call at the line of scrimmage, but his center inexplicably snapped the ball. The ball whizzed over Manning’s head and was recovered in the end zone by his running back. The play resulted in a safety for the Seahawks and set the tone for the rest of the game. The Seahawks received the free-kick after the safety and sent their secondyear phenom, Russell Wilson, onto the field to battle Denver’s defense. A 37-yard completion to receiver Doug Baldwin on third-down helped set up a Hauschka field goal, which resulted in a 5-0 lead for the eventual champion Seahawks. Denver’s offense came back on the field feeling fortunate that their uncharacteristic mistake hadn’t cost them as much as it could have and looked to show the world how they had been playing all year. Unfortunately for Manning and his orange-and blue-clad brothers, a third down pass intended for tight end Julius Thomas sailed much too high and was intercepted by the opportunistic Seattle defense. Wilson and the rest of the unheralded Seattle offense came back onto the field and made the Broncos pay dearly for their mistake. Wide receiver Percy Harvin took the ball on an end-around and burst up the sideline for an electric 15 yard play. A

few plays later, running back Marshawn Lynch punched the ball into the end zone from one yard out and punctuated and emphatic start by the Seahawks. Despite the early miscues, the Broncos were still very much in the game when they began their next drive. That was until Seattle linebacker Cliff Avril raced around the edge of the Bronco’s offensive line and got a piece of Manning’s arm as he was attempting to throw. The ball came out high as well as wobbly and Seattle linebacker Malcom Smith took full advantage. He got himself into position under Manning’s errant throw and returned the interception 69 yards for the touchdown. As the scoreboard clicked over to 19-0 following the pick-six, Manning jogged off the field, wearing a disgusted look on his face. By the time that Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers came out to perform, the score read 22-0 in favor of the Seahawks. The Broncos returned from half hoping that they had fixed some of the flaws that had put them in the largest halftime deficit in Super Bowl history. Seattle, however, came out of the half and proved that they were the better team and shut the door on any miraculous comeback bid the Broncos were planning. Percy Harvin, the speedy kick and punt returner for the Seahawks, awaited the second-half kickoff from Denver kicker Matt Prater, and once he got it he didn’t disappoint. Harvin took the kick and cut towards the near sideline before cutting back towards the middle of the field and kicking it into high gear. No one on the Bronco kick coverage team would bring down the speedy kick returner and the score was 29-0 in the blink of an eye. The Seahawks would increase their lead later in the third quarter when Wilson found receiver Jermaine Kearse for a 23-yard touchdown and a 36-0 lead. The celebration began for the Seahawks as they knew that the lead was unattainable for the Broncos. As the camera panned over to the Bronco

sideline, Peyton’s expression faded from disgusted to downtrodden. Peyton and his Broncos would score a touchdown and a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, but as the saying goes, it was far too little, far too late. As blue and white confetti fell from the heavens, the scoreboard read Seattle 43, Denver 8. For the Broncos it will be a stinging defeat that will serve as motivation for the coming season, but for the Seahawks it will be a win that binds this team together for the rest of time.

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Don’t be down in the dumps, eat fiber Poop. You may try to shy away from the topic, especially when you’re with your significant other, someone you’re unfamiliar with or a superior. Despite what some men may think, we all do it and it is quite the necessity for life. This process helps to eliminate all of the excess crap — pardon the pun — that you shovel into Nutrition your body. Fiber plays a Columnist significant role in this process, making it crucial that you keep your body regulated through your intake. Being conscious of fiber consumption sounds like something your grandpa has to do, not a college student. However, obtaining enough fiber in your diet can be just as crucial to you now as it is to a group of bingo-playing Red Hat Ladies. Fiber comes from plant sources and cannot be digested by human enzymes. This helps foods high in fiber to add bulk to your meal, filling you up, but without adding to fat stores or absorbing the sugars that fiber is made up of. There are two types of fiber: soluble fiber and insoluble fiber — they clearly got pretty creative with the names. The two types combined will appear as “dietary fiber” on food labels. Is one type of fiber more beneficial than the other? Not necessarily because they are both valuable for their own purposes. Soluble fiber helps to delay stomach emptying, creating a feeling of being full for longer. Soluble fiber also slows glucose absorption, which can be very critical for those who are diabetic or are sensitive to blood glucose levels. This slower, steadier release of energy can also aid in studying or working out. Soluble fiber also plays an important role in lowering blood cholesterol by inhibiting the absorption of cholesterol and cholesterol-rich bile acids, which in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and the prevalence of gallstones. This beneficial soluble fiber can be

found citrus fruits, apples, bananas, oat products, carrots, barley, and beans. Insoluble fiber may be a little more graphic for some. It increases fecal bulk, which can help in bowel motility and flushing out your system. It can also help decrease intestinal transit time, making elimination of wastes much e asier. T h e s e

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i n s o l u b l e fibers can be found in whole grains, wheat bran, all plants, wheat products, rye, rice and vegetables. Most foods will contain a mixture of soluble and insoluble fibers, though food labels often do not distinguish between the two. A specific type of functional fiber is a more recently studied category known as prebiotics. You most likely have heard Jamie Lee Curtis discussing her bowel regularity on yogurt commercials. Once you get past the awkwardness, y o u will notice that she is promoting prebiotics. This category of fiber consists of an oligosaccharide — a

short-chain carbohydrate that is resistant to digestion. It may not be digestible, but it is fermented by bacteria in the colon. This process is thought to stimulate the growth or activity of beneficial bacteria in the large intestine, which in turn helps in gut function and overall health. Due to the heart health and the intestinal health that fiber sustains, it is critical to get the recommended amount per day. The adequate intake of fiber for healthy adults is 25 grams per day for women and 38 grams per day for men. It could also be calculated as approximately 14 grams per 1000 calories consumed. In North America the average daily consumption for women is a mere 13 grams followed by a whopping 17 grams for men. No wonder we have a high rate of obesity, poor heart health, under controlled blood sugars and cases of diverticulitis. Augmenting your diet with additional fiber is not difficult. Eat the skins of your fruits. Add additional vegetables into your pre-existing meals. Throw some Fiber One cereal on top of your yogurt for an extra crunch. Use whole-wheat bread instead of white for your sandwiches. Have some chocolate-covered prunes for a study snack. Start your day of right by making some oatmeal for breakfast. And if you feel you cannot make these amendments, there is always the choice of a supplement, such as Benefiber or Metamucil to get that extra boost. No matter the route you take to enhance the amount of fiber into your diet, you won’t regret it. It improves the health of the entire body and provides a general feeling of wellness throughout. Illustration by Brianne Hofmann

Sycamores defeated, 71-58 Senior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir scored a career-high 32 points, but the Indiana State Women’s Basketball team couldn’t hang with Loyola as it fell 71-58 on Sunday afternoon in Gentile Arena. The Sycamores fell to 12-8 overall and 7-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Abdul-Qaadir posted 17 of her 32 points before the break, and scored over half of Indiana State’s points on the afternoon. She went 10-for-20 from the field including 4-for-7 from behind the arc and a perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line. She also added four assists to accompany her career-high mark. The Sycamores, however, had no answer for Loyola’s senior forward Troy Hambric, who dropped 30 points—20 in the first half—along with 16 from center Cate Soane. The Ramblers snapped a twogame losing skid and picked up the first win against the Sycamores as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. They improve to 9-12 overall and 5-4 in league play. Junior forward Chelsea Small recorded her second career double-double with 12 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. She also tied her season-high three blocks in her 26 minutes off the bench. Despite play from Abdul-Qaadir and Small, ISU was sluggish on the offensive end. They finished the afternoon with a 26.9 shooting percentage but shined on the charity stripe with a 94.1 percentage (16-for-17). Senior guard Anna Munn scored seven points and grabbed six boards while junior forward Racheal Mahan added five points and three boards. The Sycamores couldn’t get acquainted with the league newcomer Ramblers, who took command of the game from the opening tip. Loyola took a 40-31 lead into the break and kept the Sycamores at bay as it kept the lead at six or more points for the remainder of the game. ISU concludes a three-game road swing as they face Illinois State on Friday. Tipoff is set for 8:05 p.m. ET at Redbird Arena. Story courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations


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Wage, Obama hot topics in‘Forecast’

Above: Robert Guell, a professor of economics speaks at the annual “Economic Forecast” Tuesday morning. Guell covered topics such as wage inequality and President Barack Obama’s healthcare plan at the event. Right: Brian Conley, of Conley Real Estate Appraisals, presents his predictions of the nation’s economy to faculty and students. Below: Junior Operations and Supply Chain Management Simone Hill speaks with other audience members before the presentation begins (Photos by Gary Macadaeg).

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