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Shifting into fourth gear President Daniel J. Bradley says that while the university is challenged by crawling graduation rates and slowed diversity progress, ISU is still making strides

BRIANNE HOFMANN Editor-in-Chief Indiana State has seen a slight improvement in retention, but continues to struggle with diversity and graduation rates, President Daniel J. Bradley said Friday September 27, 2013 Wednesday. During his annual fall address, Bradley Indiana State University focused on the 13 years of progress at ISU, giving special attention to goals Volume 121 Issue 15 one and six of his strategic plan, which deal specifically with raising student enrollment and success as well as growing diversity among faculty. While Bradley addressed events that have occurred over an extended period of time, he said reviewing that history is a “great way to get perspective.” “We’re down in the trenches and not always able to see the progress we’ve made,” he said. Bradley also outlined challenges the university faces, including retention. The sophomore return rate is up five percent, but the four-year graduation rate, at 21.3 percent for 2013, is far from the 2017’s goal of 30 percent. “That’s truly something that’s critically Driven to share: New important,” he said. “By graduating on car rental program saves time, our students save a lot of money, their parents save a lot of money, the President Daniel J. Bradley gives an overview of Indiana State University’s last 13 years of students money PAGE 8 federal government saves money, and it’s progress during his annual fall address (Photo by Drew Canavan). CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Between the


ISU Police still urges students to stay safe following suspect identification

KIARA SUTTLE Reporter As reports of abductions and strangers offering rides to Indiana State students flood ISU Public Safety this semester, Kendel Lynch, a sophomore legal studies major, said she doesn’t exactly feel safe on university grounds. “To me, things are getting worse here,” Lynch said. “There aren’t enough security officers for our campus and the ones that we do have are too lenient.” Specifically, three students have reported a stranger offering rides since the beginning of fall semester, according to an ISU campus

announcement urging campus safety. Furthermore, one student reported an attempted abduction on Aug. 30, while another reported an attempted abduction and assault on Sept. 6 at 2:30 a.m., according to ISU Septmeber Rave alerts. The student who was assaulted, a male who was walking home on the north side of campus, managed to fend off the attackers, who were reportedly two adult African-American males, according a Statesman articles from Sep. 6. Despite these incidents, ISU Police Chief Bill Mercier disagrees with Lynch that the campus police force, which consists of 24 officers, is too

small or too forbearing. “Our crime rates are pretty low,” Mercier said Tuesday morning. “Some years we have a spike and some years we don’t, but there is never drastic increase.” This week, ISU Police identified one of the men suspected of approaching female students on campus and offering them rides. Dominick Iacobazzi, 65, of Terre Haute, is the registered owner of both a red minivan and gold sedan that were identified by students as the vehicles used in the reported incidents, according to ISU Police. CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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something we’re being told is important, if we want to get money from the state of Indiana.” In addition, 25 percent of ISU’s stateappropriated funds for the 2012-2013 academic year were determined based on four-year graduation rates, Bradley said. In an effort to improve those rates, the university will keep expanding scholarship programs, increase visits to campus from college-bound seniors and maintain reduced rates for out-of-state and international students. “We’ve made progress; we’ve got more progress to make, but I know with the things that we’re doing we’re going to make it,” Bradley said. Another challenge Bradley discussed is the difficulty ISU has in recruiting African American and Latino faculty members. It is happening at an “agonizingly slow” pace and the rapid turnover rate isn’t helping, he said. Although the amount of diverse faculty members has grown substantially over the last decade, it isn’t climbing quickly enough, and the university will have to conduct more in-depth studies to pinpoint the root of the issue, he said. In the coming year, he will place greater responsibility on college deans and departmental chairs to bring in new hires.

“We’re going to have to double down,” he said. Bradley highlighted several strides the university has made in areas such as academic programs, community involvement, facility renovations and school pride. Stephen Lamb, chair of the faculty senate, said those achievements shouldn’t be taken lightly. “We are in a period of unparalleled success,” Lamb said. “We are dealing with students that typically have not had either parent get a four-year degree, and, typically, are economically challenged. The fact that retention has gone up is remarkable.” Student Government Association President Logan Valentine said he was most proud of the student cheering section, The Forest, which has jumped from 160 members last year to 777. “This is a huge step,” he said. Playing off of fall 2012’s address “Shifting into Third Gear and Keeping an Eye on the Horizon,” Bradley said the university can only move forward. “When I started thinking about where we are as a campus, I think we’re still in third gear,” he said. “But we started out at third gear at around 2,000 rpms and we’re at 5,300 right now. So we’ll be in fourth gear next year for sure.”

Above: Student Government Association President Logan Valentine tells the audience at Bradley’s fall address that the student athletics pep squad “The Forest” has grown from 160 to 777 members within the past year. Left: Faculty Senate Chairman Steven Lamb applauds the university’s retention rates (Photos by Drew Canavan).

Correction: In the Sept. 25 issue of the Indiana Statesman, on the front cover our story “Shakespeare in Shackles” was written by Joseph Paul, our features editor. Also, on page one in the same article, Jennifer Sicking’s correct title is the Associate

Director and Editor of the Indiana State University Magazine. On the back cover of the Sept. 23 issue of the Indiana Statesman the photos were taken by our photo editor Bob Rhodes.

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Conference draws nearly $12,000 for Terre Haute Seth Yates Reporter Knit bombers are infiltrating major cities across the globe one skein of yarn at a time. That was the message this week from one of the presenters at the International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies Conference this week at Indiana State. Alyce McGovern, from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, introduced some audience members to the little known criminalized behavior that involves decorating outdoor public spaces with ‘woolly graffiti.’ The practice at times is associated with protesting the status quo, she said. “The trend was started by a shop owner in Texas by the name of Magda Sayeg when she made a cozy for the door of her store,” McGovern said. “She would go on to found the ‘Knitta Please’ organization that ‘tags’ all over Houston.” In some scenarios, knit-bombers have been encouraged by city officials to decorate throughout the towns. But the practice has extended to some groups who knit-bomb in protest of capitalism and unfair trade or want raising awareness for issues like global warming. “It is a more feminine art but yet it challenges the roles of women in society by taking such a domestic thing and making it public,” she said. “Though there are male yarn-bombers.” McGovern was one of several presenters at the conference that has taken place annually at Indiana State University since 2009. Franklin Wilson, professor of criminology and founding chair of the event, said the audiences have continued to increase each year. “It takes about 18 different organizations on and off campus to run this event each year,” Wilson said. He estimated that the conference will bring to the city between $12,000 and $15,000 in revenue. Featured speaker Felicia Miyakawa, assistant director of the Department of Music at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, discussed the ‘Five Percenter’ movement and its relation to rap. She said rappers like the Wu Tang Clan, Busta Rhymes and Nas are all members of this African Nationalist group of Muslims that broke away from the controversial Nation of Islam in 1963. At one point in time, several rap

Indiana State University’s annual Crime, Media & Popular Culture Studies Conference increased its audience to more than 100 people at its end on Wednesday. Mark Hamm, professor of criminology and criminal justice, assisted with the this year’s conference (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

artists dedicated themselves to the highly misunderstood religious group. “Since the 1993 World Trade Center bombings the use of ‘Five Percenter’ doctrine in lyrics tapered off,” Miyakawa said. “By the time 9/11 rolled around anti-Muslim sentiment in this country was well-established.” She stressed these instances of malfeasance were not necessarily the fault of the media. She said it was really manipulation from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the 60s that created a lot of the negative perceptions. “Hoover had these organizations infiltrated and then these [moles] would leak rumors to the press, the FBI would then document it and then report that they needed to act upon

it,” Miyakawa said. “The media was not even complicit in this.” The last speaker of the day Michelle Brown, associate professor of sociology at the University of Tennessee, offered a multidisciplinary analysis of the images that permeate the media of refugees, prisoners and other abject people. With images from Guantanamo Bay and refugee camps in Kenya to prisons in the US, Brown was able to offer a discussion of the similarities that are present in these institutions. So, she incorporated sociology, anthropology, and criminology into this extensive discussion. “There are a lot of arguments discussing the

structural forms when humans engage one another,” she said. “Exclusion is just one of those forms and in modernity it has reached a global scale.” Brown has attended these conferences ever since Wilson started organizing at the University of Central Missouri and said she was happy to be part of it again. “The first year, I was one of the featured speakers, I came back as a presenter on the panel discussions,” Brown said. “This year I was back as a featured speaker, so it’s kind of nice and circular experience for me.”

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Student employment policy cuts hourly wages Nkenge Humphries Reporter A change in hourly wages has been implemented for students only allowing them to work 28 hours per week. The hourly requirements were established by the Affordable Care Act, which is a federal law that all companies must adhere designed to protect students. Tradara McLaurine, assistant director of the Career Center, said new guidelines were established to better accommodate students’ rigorous class schedules. “We want students to understand that they are students first, even though there is a cost to living and being a student,” McLaurine said. Policy and Procedures are being enforced to make sure students working under any department don’t go over any hours assigned for them. McLaurine tracks students’ hours by running reports every two weeks to determine which students are working over their hourly limits. Students are only eligible to work their scheduled hours if they hold a steady grade point average of a 2.75.

“You have to be in good conduct standing, but you cannot be a freshman,” said McLaurine, “because we just want the students to learn how to balance their academics while working.” Cierra Smith, junior elementary education and special education major, works under the student employment policy and agrees with the idea of only working only a limited amount of hours. “Working under student employment prepares [us] for when we graduate and start life after college,” Smith said. Smith said once college students graduate, they’ll be more prepared for their future because they will know how to balance their other commitments added to hours they were accustomed to in college. So, working on campus while in school could be beneficial to students’ studies, and having a job on campus reflects better grades, she said. “Depending on the job, you can schedule out your own time to study and get involved with other activities on campus, almost like having a plan set for yourself,” Smith said. John Lentz, Director of Recreational Sports said students who are employed through the

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university should set goals and be able to question themselves. “I was once a mentor for a student and this person was working 40 hours weekly off

“We want students to understand that they are students first, even though there is a cost to living and being a student.” Tradara McLaurine, assistant director of the Career Center campus, and I questioned how they would be able to keep up with their studies,” Lentz said. He said students have to look at their priorities, and ask themselves if they can be successful by staying intact with their classwork while working. “While working on campus, soon you will have a built-in support system, because studies

Tradara McLaurine (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

do come first,” he said. “Though, if you are working off-campus you’ll have a few who will support you, but more than likely they want you to focus on the job.”


Friday, September 27, 2013 • Page 6 Opinions Editor, Tony Khalil Editor in Chief, Brianne Hofmann

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If you can’t keep your pants on, at least wear a condom Sex and college have gone hand-in-hand for decades. The stories of crazy sex parties and drunken binges are the envy of teenage boys everywhere, and much of our society revolves around our sexuality. From the TV shows and commercials to magazines, we are bombarded with material involving sex on a daily basis. This is especially the case among our peers with whom our sexual activity denotes our social standing. Students often find themselves pressured into having sex in order to maintain their social identity. Our sexual desire as humans defines who and what we are in many ways, and students often make the choice to have sex at college without fully evaluating the consequences of their actions.

We hope that everyone in college understands that unprotected sex is the number one cause of pregnancy and wearing a condom is the best way to prevent this outcome.

However, students on birth control often will avoid using a condom, believing that the only thing they need to worry about is the chance of getting pregnant. There are far worse hazards that can

result from not using a condom, such as the transmission of HIV or the herpes simplex virus.

According to, one in four college students has a sexually transmitted disease, and only 54 percent of college students regularly use condoms during sex. Students believe they can simply just spot a sexually transmitted disease on someone, but

this is simply just not the case. Some of these cases do not show symptoms for months or even years after infection. This allows the carrier to go on infecting people. We suggest that anyone who is sexually active or has been at any point in their life get tested. In fact, the ISU Health Clinic offers this testing and is open from Monday through Friday. According to the Center for Disease Control, the best way to prevent transmission of a sexually transmitted disease is abstinence. With that as an unlikely alternative for most students, the second best suggestion is monogamy. And always wear a condom. It may not be a comfortable or convenient way to have sex, but it’s the safest.

College jobs can help provide focus, prepare for life

Madison Quick


Most students at Indiana State have jobs on or off campus to help pay for expenses, and for some, it helps them focus. But for others, it may do more harm than good. Working helps me focus. It forces me to schedule my time and helps me plan ahead for assignments. I can respect that others may not share my opinion and may find that working could hinder their studies

and add unwanted stress. For those, I would suggest this idea. Working broadens your skill set, especially if you have a job in the field you are later wanting to enter. It can give you insight about the profession you want to enter and help you decide if it’s what you want to do. Also, working a part or full time job can help you build your resume. It can put you that one step closer to where you need to be when it comes time for you to start your career. Graduates without work experience on those resumes they’re handing in will find themselves at the back of the pack in the job market.

Another factor college students may be considering would be, “can I keep up with a job and continue focusing and doing well in school.” For people who have good time management skills and feel they have time, then absolutely, yes, get a part-time job. College students can always find ways to use extra cash. And remember, having a job that has nothing to do with what you want to do in life can also be beneficial. A job can help you understand how to account for money, run programs and manage people.So my advice is, find a job, find an internship, find an opportunity to grow

outside the classroom. There is always something on the side like walking dogs or even house sitting. Sometimes you can even sucker your grandparents into letting you mow their lawn or clean up the house. These simple jobs are everywhere. You just got to keep a eye out for them. I am the type of the person who has been working since I was old enough, and I love it. If I don’t work I feel bored and never can stay on track with everything else. I have seen people who struggle, and it is hard sometimes to do both school and work, if you can stay on top and keep working towards a goal, then it becomes easier.

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Living life isn’t a crime To us, our twenties often feel like a grand stage of abounding opportunities. However, to a lot of older people, our twenties are when we’re the most useless, stupid and pretty lazy. Jason Nazar, a Forbes contributor, wrote the very popular column, “Twenty Things Twenty-Year-Olds Don’t Get.” suppressing the inevitable Columnist After urge to roll your eyes at the title of this article, it becomes apparent that Nazar is actually trying to be helpful. Throughout his post, he tells us twenty somethings that “time is not a limitless commodity,” “take responsibility,” we should be getting our butt “kicked,” and the rather condescending statement “social media isn’t a career.” So we can quickly recognize that Nazar is not telling us anything new. We have all been told since childhood to take responsibility etc, however his note on social media and his advice on computer programs are quite interesting. As he expounds upon “social media isn’t a career,” Nazar explains that social media job titles won’t exist in five years because of changes in the market. And as proof of that he links a Meme Burn article titled, “Twenty One Ridiculous Social Media Job Titles.” The ridiculous titles range from “Blogger-In-Chief ” to “Director of Chat Marketing”, but it seems as if Nazar is discounting the fact that aside from these random job titles there are real and sustainable careers to be made within the field of social media. It should be pretty apparent that most twenty somethings wouldn’t try to name themselves “Chief People-Herder,”

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whatever that is. Nazar goes on to mention that we must build our “technical chops”. According to him we can no longer put down “proficient in Microsoft Word” on our resumes and should spend our time on working with HTML, and various elaborate programs. This point alone may show Nazar’s age because most twenty somethings have been using Microsoft Word since elementary school, and we moved onto mastering HTML back when we had to customize our MySpace layouts, so he can take a seat on that point. But also, Microsoft Word is such a fundamental program that who would even seriously put that down on a resume! Nazar’s angle and the assumptions of his audience on advising twenty somethings is hardly helpful. They both seem to take this angle that twenty somethings are stupid, entitled, technology addicted bums. Surely, twenty somethings should learn from older adults, that is a natural given. However, handing us to these cookie cutter “take responsibility” statements while simultaneously criticizing us is not beneficial should just be kept to himself. During our twenties, we are doing the best that we know how and surprisingly enough, most of us are not blithering idiots. We’re laying the foundation for our lives while taking advantage of, and contributing to innovative endeavors that the generations previous to us never thought possible. If anything, our generation should be characterized by our innovation, ambition and progress. Not false caricatures that depict us as of no worth to society.

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College life: love and lust A few weeks ago, to, one out of every I wrote an article four college students have. about slut-shaming, Second, I don’t have to worry about and to my complete a pregnancy. Many people my age and surprise, my article older have had friends who have either got a lot of attention had pregnancy scares or friends who in ways that had actually became parents at a young age. never happened Since parenthood isn’t something I before. want in my life for the immediate five My article was years, it is yet another reason to just being talked about shrug it off and say no. Columnist all afternoon by Most importantly, it’s because I simply none other than local haven’t been truly committed to the idea preacher Jed Smock, of just doing it. So often in our society are boys and otherwise known on campus as “Brother girls pressured to lose their virginities Jed,” or “crazy preacher guy.” He issued a challenge to my peers for just to assume some sort of status among me to come out and discuss my article our peers. That plot has been with him, to which around in movies I happily obliged. I had a fabulous “Don’t let other people since the early ‘80s hasn’t really time conversing dictate the way you love and left us yet. If a guy and debating the topic of my article or lust. If you want to have is a virgin past high when Smock said sex, fine, just be safe and school and even people something I found try to protect both yourself college, wonder what is interesting. and your partner.” wrong with him. “Why don’t you For women, it’s write about the more acceptable if prizes of being they are virgins until virtuous?” he cried. I laughed at first, but decided that he after high school but after 22, people was right. I had covered that it’s okay to start giving the women weird looks too. Unfortunately, sex is something that is have sex, but I hadn’t said the opposite, that it’s equally okay to not have sex and used against people all the time in every way possible. to not feel bad about it. If you’re a virgin, then you’re a prude, I have made it clear that women and men alike shouldn’t make judgments on but if you’ve had sex, you’re a whore. each other solely on their sexual history. What it all comes down to is that your That goes for both virgins and non- sex life is just that: yours. Don’t let other people dictate the way virgins alike. Being a virgin myself, something you love or lust. If you want to have sex, Smock was very surprised to learn, I fine, just be safe and try to protect both have felt the pressure from my society to yourself and your partner. If you want to abstain from sex, that’s give in sexually, but it’s just not what I fine too. want for myself right now. No one has the right to tell you how to For a long time, it was a religious decision, which is perfectly acceptable. behave with your body. Not your parents, not your partner, Now, while religion does have a hand in it, my reasons for not having sex are not a preacher, just you. Respect yourself and love yourself, more logical. First off, I don’t worry about sexually and you will find that you can do just transmitted diseases, which according about anything.

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New car-share program at Indiana State is good for the environment and students’ wallets Joseph Paul Features Editor When Caroline Savage’s car broke down in June on the side of an Ohio roadway, she thought buying a new one was a no-brainer. However, when Savage, the associate director of the Institute for Community Sustainability at Indiana State, began crunching the numbers, her decision to buy a new vehicle was no longer so cut-and-dry. With a bicycle being her primary form of transportation from her apartment on the east side of Terre Haute, a friend reasoned with Savage that she simply didn’t need to resort to four wheels rather than two. “I was telling a friend about it over dinner one night,” Savage said. “She said, ‘Caroline, what are you doing? You bike everywhere, you don’t need a car.’” But Savage still wasn’t convinced. With family in New York, unquestionably out of biking distance, and a need at times to haul something too big to fit in a bike basket, she knew she couldn’t get along without the means of motorized transportation here and there. Then Savage did the math. She figured by renting a car once a month for groceries and errands, and once every two months to travel and visit family on a four-day trip, she would pay about $2,600 dollars a year. After factoring in the costs of repair, maintenance, upkeep, fuel and insurance associated with buying a car, Savage figured she could save over $10,000 after four years. After eight years, she still would have saved over $9,000 by simply, renting a car when she needed one. “It was a no-brainer,” she said. “Why would I invest money into something that I’ll have to get rid of anyway?” The idea of limiting her vehicle use to situations when it was absolutely necessary led Savage to believe ISU students, many of whom question their need for a car on campus, could Two white Ford Focus Hybrids are now parked in their new location in do the same. the Welcome Center parking lot as part of ISU’s new car-share program This inspired her to approach Kevin Barr, (Photo by Bob Rhodes). the director of purchasing at ISU, late last June

to propose a car-share program, an initiative that has gained popularity on many campuses across the nation, where a vehicle is available for a student to rent when needed and returned shortly after for others to use. It turned out that a similar program had been proposed for ISU just a few years earlier, only to falter and be forgotten shortly thereafter. “Actually, Jeff Jasco in the controller’s office a couple years ago picked up on [a car-share program] in an article and mentioned ‘Hey, this would be cool to have.’ So we had talked to Enterprise about that and some other programs,” Barr said. “It maybe wasn’t two years later when Caroline got us off the dime.” Since, the program has progressed uninhibited. After forming a committee this summer composed of representatives from several fixtures on campus, including Public Safety, Risk Management and the Student Government Association, Barr said it took only two short meetings to make the car-share program a reality. Last week, the two cars, white Ford Focus Hybrids provided by Enterprise that will initially be used for the program, arrived on campus. They are currently parked in their new location in the Welcome Center lot at 5th and Chestnut Streets. Because the program is an agreement between Enterprise and university students, not the university itself, ISU had little on the line when it came to funding the program. Barr described it as a win-win situation. “I mean there aren’t really any negatives. It was easy for the university to do — the agreement, of course, is between the students and Enterprise,” Barr said. “All we had to do was actually come up with some parking places, which we got really a great location right in the center of campus.” Hourly rates are $7.50 on weekdays and $8.50 on weekends — just about the price of two gallons of gas — for up to 200 miles. After 200 miles, an additional fee of 35 cents per mile is factored in. Continued on PAGE 9

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Costs like insurance and fuel are covered by these rates, Barr said. A student must also pay an annual membership fee of $35, which is refunded after the first year and includes a membership card that can be swiped on the car’s windshield to unlock the vehicle. A student will need to reserve the vehicle for a set time beforehand by logging into a webpage for car-share members, Barr said. He added that as the program gains steam, there is a possibility that additional cars will be added to the fleet to accommodate the rising demand. “As the program grows, Enterprise is monitoring how frequently those two cars are used,” Barr said. “They will add more cars and we will probably place them in other locations on campus.” Savage said she expects the program will take some time to catch on, but plans on informing next year’s incoming freshmen class about the opportunity in order to promote the program. “I don’t think we’re going to have everybody clamoring to be in this car-share program the first week,” Savage said. “And then as there come to be more and more users, we will add more to the fleet.” Savage said she hopes this program will help solve an age-old conundrum for students who are unsure whether having a car on campus is in their best economic interest. “Do I need a car to get around this city? It’s

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not very compact, there’s not amazing public transportation. Do I need to buy a car, do I need to borrow one of my parents’ cars and do I have to work out financing with my parents?” Savage said, referring to some of the questions students may ask when dealing with campus transportation. “The idea of car-sharing was eliminating that option.” Barr said the program is an option for students without a car on campus who need to buy groceries or attend a job interview on the other side of town.

“I think the thing that’s going to make sense for people is something that affects their wallet.” Caroline Savage, associate director Institute for Community Sustainability Because Indianapolis is less than 200 miles roundtrip from Terre Haute, he said, visiting Indiana’s capital city to go shopping or seek other entertainment is also an affordable option for ISU students. All of these options, he said, could be more

economically viable through the car-share program for a student who doesn’t use a vehicle on a regular basis. “It’s a hell of a deal,” Barr said. With Savage in the field of sustainability, she sees the benefits of the program extending beyond the economic factors. She said she hopes having cars available when students need them will encourage those to use other means of transportation, like bicycles and skateboards, as their primary way of getting around campus and the Terre Haute area. As a result, she said, the university’s overall carbon footprint could decrease and students would get a workout while they’re at it. “If you don’t have a car with you all the time, you’re not going to use it all the time,” she said. “It’s sustainable because you have to think about your trips. You’re going to combine all your errands into one trip, it’s going to be more efficient, you’re going to save money and there are going to be fewer emissions in the environment.” But in the end, Savage said the economic drivers should bring in more students than the environmental benefits of the program — a testament to the power of the almighty dollar in society today. “I think the thing that’s going to make sense for people is something that affects their wallet,” she said. “Why not?”

Renting a car: One errand-running trip per month plus six four-day trips per year (gas included) = $,2600 a year After four years = $10,400 After eight years = $20,800 Buying a car: $14,000 plus two-year loan payment, tax and title=$14,500 Oil changes, gas and insurance=$1920 a year After four years=$22,180 After eight years=$29,860 Savings: After four years=$11,780 After eight years=$9,060 *All Numbers provided by Caroline Savage

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Foes to friends: how to get along with your roommate Denise Smtih Reporter Two months have gone by this fall semester, and students may have made friends, joined an organization and changed or added a major. Everything may have seemed fine until their day comes to an end, and students must return to their dorm room. Freshmen may inhabit a single room or have found the roommate of their dreams. But others might find themselves butting heads with their roommates. Instead of calling their dorm room a home away from home, it may become a war zone. Every year, many Indiana State students, especially freshmen, find themselves bottling emotions and will become upset or stressed about their dorm room situation, according to Kevon Christian, the assistant director of staff development for Residential Life. According to an ISU press release in August, ISU welcomed the largest freshmen class since 1972 this year, raising concern that many may be having problems with their roommates. On campus, most freshmen students may live in the Sycamore Complex Towers, which includes Mills, Rhodes, Cromwell and Blumberg Halls. According to the Residential Life website, the Towers’ layout offer students a limited 12 by 12 foot dorm. Sharing a room this size between two people that aren’t familiar with each other could cause some problems if not addressed immediately. Communication is key, according to Kesia Jones, a freshman accounting and business major. “The only problem we had were guests and visiting hours. After we talked about it, it all worked out for the best,” Jones said. Jones added how she and her roommate were able to communicate before moving in with each other in August. They discussed how to make more room and which side of the room was more comfortable for each other. Respecting one another’s space is another aspect that will help in getting along with a roommate, said Radasia Blaylock, a freshman social work major. “If I didn’t know my roommate and with this little bit of space it would have been a problem,” Blaylock said. However, she said that her and her

Indiana State students who share dorm rooms may have trouble getting along, but through communicating effectively can often resolve any problems. Above: Daniel Montgomery, a senior medical lab major, and NIck Feltner, a senior science education major, bond over popcorn and a movie. Below: Jocelyn Rentas, a junior criminology major, and Kelsey Wilson, a junior exercise science major, study together in the dorm room (Photos by Taylor Wininger).

roommate both talked about their likes and dislikes when living together. Blaylock added that finding a person one knows before moving in can increase his or her chances of having a great school year. Sophomore psychology major Keyshanna Reeves said the size of the dorm room wasn’t the real problem for her, but learning to follow rules and guidelines set out for her and her roommate was an issue at first. She said she waited for her roommate to come back from class to be respectful and talked to her about the issue. “Just talk to your roommate and come to an agreement that both of you can live with,” Reeves said. Christian noted that establishing communication with a roommate in advance could help solve some of these problems. “We want to encourage [students] to talk to your roommate before you get here,” he said. Residential Life at ISU works to match roommates that could live in harmony with each other. Each dorm hall is given a Hall Director, Assistant Hall Director, Resident Assistants and Academic Peer

Advocates, Christian said. Their job is to help students to get along with their roommates. Students come to them for guidance and advice to find a solution to their problem. “When students do get here we have the RA’s go over roommate agreements, which is a great,” Christian said. He added that students should discuss their sleeping habits, study hours, cleaning rules and pet peeves with each other for

the best relationship. If all else fails, some students just don’t work together, Christian said. If this is the case, students are given a chance to change rooms. If they get into other conflicts, they are removed and put in a different part of the building. This year, Christian said Residential Life are encouraging students to work together and have a great campus experience.

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Students may feel safer on campus this semester, due in part to Indiana State University Police officers’ presence on campus (Photo courtesy ISU Communications and Marketing).

Mercier said earlier this week that Iacobazzi was convicted of child molesting in Daviess County in 1992. Iacobazzi was arrested for driving while suspended and was issued a trespass warning to avoid university grounds. While the arrest comes as a relief for the ISU community, Mercier said students should continue to take precautions to avoid potentially dangerous situations. “Don’t walk alone at night, and let someone know when you are going out at night,” he said. Mercier also said that it’s

important to let a friend know when you’re leaving and where you’re going. Lynch pointed out that students who drink are particularly vulnerable to crime and should take precautions to protect themselves. “Don’t go out drinking alone, regardless of if you are a boy or girl,” she said. “It’s easy for both sexes to get lost at a party and to become easy prey.” Aside from the dangers involved in walking across campus, Mercier said students are perhaps more vulnerable to crime because of their activity

on Twitter or Facebook. Students don’t understand the threat they may face by making private information public, he said. “Be careful about what you post on social media sites,” he said. “You don’t want people to know all of your personal lives, so don’t post it for the world to see.” Dealing with problems between students based on their social media posts is a relatively new problem for police that they didn’t see “five to seven years ago,” said. “When they post things that they shouldn’t have posted, then

the fight is on,” he said. “It’s not out of control but it’s more prevalent to see in women than in men.” Mercier said students also need to take precautions to protect themselves and their belongings in their ISU living spaces. “When you are in the buildings, keep your dorm room doors locked at all times. If you see any suspicious activity, call us at the office and report it to us,” he said. “Keep all of your personal belongings safe and put away.” Despite the reports and problems campus police have

faced since the beginning of the semester, sophomore psychology major Taylor Williams says she still feels safe on campus. “I feel like our campus security is very efficient with everything that they do,” she said. Senior athletic training major Amanda Smith said also believes campus security has established its presence on university grounds in a way that has made her feel safe. ISU Police officers are “always out and about,” Smith said. “You see them on their bikes, driving around in their cars, and they are always present.”


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ISU volleyball “digs” up another victory

Sports Editor, Thomas Beeler

STATESMAN RUNDOWN Indiana State Women’s Volleyball vs. Chicago State 3-1(W) Women’s Soccer vs. Toledo 2-5(L) vs. East. Mich. 4-0(L) Softball vs. Lakeland 12-0 (W) 7-2 (W) Cross Country Men’s 3rd Women’s 5th Missouri Valley Standings Football South Dakota St. 3-0 Northern Iowa 3-0 South Dakota St. 3-1 Youngstown 3-1 Southern Illinois 2-2 Western Illinois 2-2 Illinois State 1-2 Indiana State 1-2 South Dakota 1-2 Missouri State 0-4

Senior libero Molly Murphy dives to stop the Cougars from scoring (Photo of Drew Canavan).

Zach Rainey Reporter Indiana State’s volleyball team walked off the ISU Arena court with a victory against Chicago State with a slow start to the match. The Sycamores came back after falling short the first set with a 3-1 win, increasing their seasonal record to a winning 7-6, while the Cougars fell, 2-12. Chicago State started strong

on a 6-0 run. It didn’t get much better in the set for the Sycamores, as they lost the set 25-15. That was only the second time in 17 games against Chicago State that ISU has lost a set to the Cougars. The first set loss also came on the home court in 2007. The Sycamores showed more fight in the second set, going point-for-point with Chicago State. After back-to-back kills

by sophomore outside hitter Victoria Swigart to put the Sycamores up 14-12, they never looked back and won the set 2518. Freshman middle blocker Kynedi Nalls scored the set winning point. The third set started off like the second, the two teams going point-for-point. Indiana State broke away from a five-all tie early in the third set on two kills from junior middle blocker

Kyla Thomas and one from senior outside hitter Morgan Dall. Indiana State went on a 6-0 including two kills from sophomore middle blocker Cassandra Willis and one each from Dall. Swigart and Thomas seized momentum at 19-13. The Sycamores went on to take the set 25-16 and gain the advantage in the game. The fourth set started off like the previous two. The Sycamores Continued on PAGE 16

Women’s Volleyball Wichita State 11-2 Illinois State 8-3 Northern Iowa 8-4 Southern Illinois 6-7 Indiana State 6-6 Loyola 6-7 Missouri State 8-4 Bradley 6-3 Evansville 5-8 Drake 2-10 Women’s Soccer Evansville Illinois state Loyola Indiana State Missouri State Drake Northern Iowa

6-2-1 5-5 3-3-3 3-5 3-7 1-6-2 1-8

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NFL should be put on notice, the Colts are here at stay The Indianapolis Colts traveled to Candlestick Park in San Francisco last week as a slight underdog in a matchup with the 49ers and left with the look of a young, hungry team ready to show the football world that they had arrived. The 49ers were dominated in nearly every area of the game in the 27-7 loss and quarterback Pro Colin Kaepernick, who Sport Columnist lost his first home game as a starter, had this to say in this post-game presser: “I don’t think it was something they did. We just didn’t come out and perform,” downplaying the Colts’ performance. While the 49ers certainly didn’t play up to par, the Colts’ entire organization (more on that in a moment) deserves a lot of credit for the win last Sunday, and should be considered a serious threat moving forward; there is no ceiling for a team this

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young and this talented. After losing former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning to an injury and turning in a two-win season just two years ago, the Colts’ organization has worked at warp speed to get their team back on the winning side of things. I can’t remember a time when an entire organization was flipped and brought back to relevance as fast as Indianapolis, and Colts fans should think Jim Irsay, owner and CEO of the Colts, and Ryan Grigson, general manager of the Colts, for doing just that. Last week’s win at San Francisco will, eventually, be looked back upon as a signature win for head coach Chuck Pagano and the Colts. It was by far the most complete performance the team has put together since the arrival of Pagano and his staff and it certainly will not be the last. The Denver Broncos sit atop the American Football Conference standings at the moment, and for good reason. Manning is using his plethora of weapons to run an offense that is virtually

unstoppable, with a defense that is better than any he has had in his illustrious career. After the Broncos, however, the field is wide open. Miami, Kansas City and Cincinnati have all jumped out to surprisingly good starts with Baltimore, New England and Houston always said in the conversation. If the Colts can find their way into the playoffs, and I’m confident they will, then one could make a case for this team to make a run to the conference championship game. Obviously, this will depend on matchups, but it is certainly not out of the realm of possibility. Pagano and his staff have made it a priority to be a tough-minded, “grind-itout” football team, much different than what Colts fans are accustomed to. The acquisition of Colts running back Trent Richardson further solidifies this strategy. Last week, with the combination of fellow colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw and the aforementioned Richardson, we saw a dominating running attack that completely wore down a 49ers defense,

known for their ability to stop the run. In fact, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck failed to throw a touchdown pass in the game, not because of the inability to throw the football, but because the running attack was more efficient than I can remember from a Colts offense. If the running game can sustain the success that it has thus far, you can expect the passing game to reap the benefits, elevating Luck to one of the top five-seven quarterbacks in the NFL. After this week’s matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Colts will face a tough four-game stretch of opponents (Seattle, San Diego, Denver and Houston), but there is certainly light at the end of the tunnel with eight favorable matchups to close out the season. I think we will have a better idea of just how good this team can be after these next five games. If they can come away with a record of 3-2 or better, the entire NFL should be put on notice, because this version of the Colts is here to stay, and they are playing with a chip on their shoulder.

Cross-country runner third conference honor award

Craig Padgett ISU Athletic Media Relations

Indiana State Sophomore John Mascari has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s CrossCountry Athlete of the Week. The announcement came in today from the league office. Mascari won the Indiana Intercollegiate on Sept 20 in a time of 24:41.69 for 8,000 meters. Mascari battled IU’s Nolan Fife for 5,000 meters, before opening up a lead that would take him into the finish. Mascari ended up winning the race by 23 seconds over Purdue’s Matt McClintock, who ran a National qualifier in 2012. “John is certainly deserving of this award, as he ran a great race in Bloomington,” said Head Coach John McNichols. “He ran a controlled race for 5,000 meters, before pulling away and then finishing strong. He made it look very easy. It’s a great honor as the competition in the conference is stiffening. Sam Penzenstadler from Loyola ran a great race at Notre Dame, Zach Dahleen of Southern Illinois raced well at his home meet, and Chris Burnett of Wichita State ran a strong race as well.” Also receiving honorable mention honors for her efforts this weekend was Junior Nicole Lucas. Lucas placed 17th overall at the Indiana Intercollegiates as she posted a time of 18:51.15 for 5,000 meters. Next up for the Sycamores will be the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. The next will take place Sophomore John Mascari has earned his third straight Missouri Valley Conference honor (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic on Oct 4. Media Relations).


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were up 8-6. Chicago State fought back to tie the score at 13-all. A block by Swigart, an ace from senior libero Molly Murphy and blocks by Willis and Thomas pushed the Sycamore lead to 18-13. The Sycamores went on to take the fourth set 25-16 and win the game three sets to one. The Sycamores have defeated Chicago State in their last 17 meetings. Dall led Indiana State with 21 kills, an assist, two digs and two blocks. Dall now has 1,157 career kills and 3,290 career attacks, both of which are good enough for sixth on the Sycamore all-time list.

Thomas recorded a career high of 15 kills. She also tied her career game high with 25 attacks, and recorded a career game high hitting percentage of .560. She also had four blocks in scoring a career game high of 18 points. The Sycamores will be on the road for the next three games, with stops at Illinois State on Friday, Bradley on Oct 4, and Loyola on the fifth. Following this road trip, the Sycamores will return home to face Missouri State on the Oct 11 and Wichita State on the Oct 12.

Above: Sophomore middle blocker Cassandra Willis hits the floor to prevent a successful serve from Chicago State. Right: Sophomore opposite hitter Victoria Swigart leaps to return a serve (Photos by Drew Canavan).

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