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ANDREW CHRISTMAN News Editor After a twelve-year absence, fraternity Lamda Chi Alpha is returning to Indiana State’s campus. The fraternity will once again be formally recognized at a banquet this Saturday. About 200 people will be in attendance, said chapter president David Shafer. Among those in attendance will be active Lamda Chi Alpha members, alumni, national representatives and Indiana State University representatives. Details regarding the fraternity’s absence are scattered. “There are certainly a lot of rumors,” Shafer said. “We’re still not really sure or can’t find out, but we’re glad to be back.” Shafer is one of the original starters, having been with the program since its creation in Jan. 2012. “There are only five of the originals still with Lamda Chi Alpha,” Shafer said. “There were maybe 13 or 15 of us CONTINUED ON PAGE 4

Sister Simone Campbell was the keynote speaker at Indiana State’s annual Human Rights Day. Campbell’s talk highlighted the financial gaps across America through out her speech (Photo by Gary Macadaeg).

JAMIL TOPTSI Reporter On Tuesday, Indiana State University held its annual Human Rights Day, gathering individuals from all over the United States and the world who have devoted their lives to making the world a better place. The day consisted of 16 different presentations scattered around the Hulman Memorial Student Union, and students chose which events to attend based on what they were interested in. One of the first presentations was given by Sister Simone Campbell, the executive

director of NETWORK, a Roman Catholic organization that promotes social justice. She spoke in front of an audience made up mostly of students from Terre Haute high schools about one of today’s most pressing issues, the widening gap between America’s rich and poor. She discussed how tax loopholes and maintaining a low minimum wage were bringing in more money for the super-rich while at the same time hurting America’s poor and middle class. She went on to discuss how this affects the

students. “With less taxes coming in, the price of tuition has increased” Campbell said. “This has hurt the working class. Their only options are grants or taking out student loans that will trap them in mountains of debt.” But domestic issues are not the only topics discussed on Human Rights Day. Presentations were given by Daniel Grant, a man who works in Thailand helping victims CONTINUED ON PAGE 11

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Friday, March 21, 2014 • Page 2 News Editor, Andrew Christman isu-statesmannews@mail.indstate.edu

Sorority housing nears completion, rooms fill fast

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Plans to fill the new sorority dorm Reeves Hall are continuing steadily on pace as the hall nears completion for the fall semester. Rumors that there were difficulties filling the space for the halls have been proven to be untrue, both from Residential Life assistant director Jessica Robinson and fraternity and sorority life director Bo Mantooth. “People were a little hesitant at first, but as of now we’ve filled just about every room,” Mantooth said. Out of the eight sororities on Indiana State University’s campus, one sorority

“The sororities will most likely be very open to other women living there.” Bo Mantooth, Sorority Life Director has been entirely filled, while most of the others have half or more of their sisterhood in the hall, according to Robinson. “We’ve filled a lot of the sororities into Reeves,” Robinson said. “We’re looking to fill any open rooms with women that are sophomores or higher.” Mantooth encourages any women that have friends to sign up to live in the new dorm hall. “Each sorority gets 45 spots to fill,” Mantooh said. “If a sorority only fills 40, we’re really trying to get them to get their friends to live with them so nobody feels excluded.” Robinson says that while Reeves is going to be the most expensive option on campus, they are trying to get the cost

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of living in the new hall lowered. “There are four styles of rooms that can be chosen from. While the smallest option is the same price as say living in Jones Hall, this is a brand new building, not just renovated,” Robinson said. “There are a lot of small details in the rooms that are more similar to living in a house, so it’s going to be very similar to other Greek villages on other campuses.” Mantooth says that the sororities are very excited to be moving into the new hall. “I think this is going to be a very fun experience,” Mantooth said. “There was a record break in recruitment this year, and we’re hoping to set new records in the following years due in part to the sororities having their own dorm hall.” One issue that students faced was the problem of keeping the dorms sororityonly. But Robinson expressed no concern in other women feeling excluded while living in Reeves Hall. “The sororities will most likely be very open to the other women living there,” Robinson said. “The only thing that will be exclusive will be the ground floor chapter room. These will be used strictly for the sororities’ chapter meetings.” Out of each of the sororities on campus, Sigma Kappa will be the only one that will have to share rooms between girls. “Sigma Kappa has a small house just off of campus,” Mantooth said. “If there are members that are required to live on campus due to scholarships, they’ll have to share living quarters with the other sororities, but I don’t see there being any problems.” As the completion date for Reeves Hall draws closer, both Residential and Greek Life As it stands, Residential Life is doing become increasingly excited for the new dorm’s grand opening (Photo by Ayden jent). everything they can to fill the remaining “We’re doing everything we can to fill “We’re not going to leave any rooms open spaces on campus to give each every space available,” Robinson said. open and not filled if we can help it.” student a place to live.

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News Briefs

Priority registration opening soon Creative Writing

Students will soon be able to register for classes for the coming fall 2015 semester. As per ussual, the registration releases are designated by class, starting wtih graduate students and seniors with at least 90 credit hours will be able to register as of March 31. The list then proceedes as Juniors who have earned at least 60 credit hours will be able to register as of April 3, sophmores with at least 30 credit hours can log in as of April 7 and freshmen with fewer than 30 hours may sign up as of April 10. Both sophmores and freshmen are reminded that they must obtain a PIN number from their adviser before seeking to register for classes.

Registration availability dates • Graduate Students and Seniors (90 Credit Hours) - March 31 • Juniors (60 credit hours) - April 3 • Sophmores (30 credit hours) - April 7 • Freshmen (fewer than 30 credit hours) - April 7

Creative Writing Society Pizza Party The Indiana State University Creative Writing Society will hold a call-out meeting on March 21 in Root Hall, Room A112 in order to recruit new members. All students interested in learning more about the Creative Writing Society or the local creative writing community are encouraged to attend. Refreshments and pizza will be provided at no expense. This event is free and is open to the public.

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The West-Central Indiana Infant Mortality Reduction Task Force is set to conduct their first meeting on March 28. The task force encompases Clay, Greene, Owen, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties within the Indiana region and is one of 29 councils nation-wide that have been selected by The National Leadership Academy and are being funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The task force is hoping to provide local communities with training and support for the duration of a year. Emphasis is to be placed on development of leadership skills and team-based collaborative work aimed at harnessing change within policies and systems. Their first meeting will be held in the Landsbaum Center for Health Education at 3 p.m. All whom are interested in infant care are encouraged to attend.


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from the start of colonization.” In order for the fraternity to be recognized at Indiana State, there are 15 standards that have to be followed. These include having the appropriate number of members, alumni support, finances and three letters of recommendation from the national organization. “It wasn’t very hard to get the letters of recommendation, as there are a lot of chapters of Lamda Chi Alpha in Indiana,” Shafer said. “Rose Hulman’s chapter is actually our big brother fraternity.” During the colonizing phase, Shafer added that there were problems and

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setbacks, such as money being stolen from the chapter’s finances. Because there was nobody that the starters could ask for help, they had to figure things out for themselves. “We were in constant communication with the other chapters that we could get a hold of,” Shafer said. “We couldn’t really ask anybody for help around here because of how long our chapter hasn’t been on campus. It’s been a struggle at times, but overall it’s been a very rewarding experience.” According to an email sent out by the fraternity, Lamda Chi Alpha has had a long standing history with ISU of 108 years. Lamda Chi also banned the practice

of hazing in 1972 fraternity wide. There is also no pledging process for members to join; instead Lamda Chi follows a True Brother Initiative. “We’re always recruiting, 365 days a year,” Shafer said. “However, we try to do things a little differently. We don’t try to get you to join right away. Instead we like to get to know people, let them get to know us, then ask if they would be interested in joining.” Lamda Chi Alpha prides itself on staying true to its values. These values are loyalty, duty, respect, service & stewardship, honor, integrity and personal courage. “We really want to show ISU that we’re

a different fraternity and we really want to break the stereotype,” Shafer said. Lamda Chi Alpha will be formally recognized during the banquet on Saturday and will begin holding events before the end of the month. The first event planned is a teeter totter marathon from March 30 to April 5 in Wolf Field. The marathon will be free. “We know that it’s going to be during a stressful time with finals coming up,” Shafer said. “We just want people to know that we’re here and hope that they can have some fun getting to know us.”

Fraternity attempts comeback with chartity banquet dinner Dear Editor, Following a 12 year absence at Indiana State University and a two year colonization process, the Iota-Epsilon colony of Lambda Chi Alpha will become a nationally chartered chapter on March 22, 2014. The national charter requires specific standards in student interest, alumni support, member involvement, grade point average requirement and financial independency in order to be recognized as a chartered chapter. All area Lambda Chi Alpha alumni members, parents, family and friends are cordially invited to attend the chartering banquet, held at the Holiday Inn in Terre Haute at 7:00 pm on Saturday, March 22. Business attire is encouraged and tickets are $25.00 per person. Please RSVP chapter president David Shafer, at dshafer1@sycamores.indstate.edu or 574-340-2254 no later than March 14, 2014. The chartering banquet will include a three-course meal with speakers throughout the evening including undergraduate brothers, alumni, national Lambda Chi Alpha representatives and local ISU officials. Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has a long and illustrious 108 year old history at Indiana State University. We can trace our strong, historical presence back to the Daedalian Literary Society from 1906 to 1923 which was a society formed to further the art of public speaking, debating and to encourage a high standard of school

work that directly connected with society. Later, the society became the Delta Lambda Sigma local fraternity which was eventually absorbed by Lambda Chi Alpha on May 31, 1952. On this date, 15 undergraduates and nine alumni were initiated at the installation ceremonies at the Hotel Deming ballroom in Terre Haute. Previously, 99 undergraduates and Delta Lambda Sigma alumni were initiated during the group’s six month existence as a colony. In 1972, Lambda Chi broke with the long standing fraternity tradition of hazing and officially banned the practice fraternity wide. For this reason, Lambda Chi does not have a pledging process and instead focuses on the True Brother Initiative. Through the Initiative a new member is educated and integrated into the Fraternity during a six-week education program focusing on seven core values: loyalty, duty, respect, service & stewardship, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Lambda Chi Alpha strives to support the successful development of young men, to help foster strong personal development by maximizing the positive influence of peers and mentors, and moving our brothers towards a life defined by selfreflection and self-awareness, empathy, and selflessness. David Clingan, Lamba Chi Alpha Advisor

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Local memorial wrestling tourney turns out sucess Paula Myer

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The mats were laid down at Indiana State University as more than 200 wrestlers some a few feet tall, and others full-grown - competed in the third annual Dale Griffin Memorial Wabash Valley Championship. Indiana State’s Center for Health, Wellness and Life Enrichment was involved in the event for the first time. The tournament helps raise money for the Dale Griffin Memorial Scholarship fund, which has provided more than $15,000 in scholarships to students from Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo and Northview high schools to help with higher education costs. “A university setting for an event like this is a major opportunity for young kids to come in and kind of go to the next step in an environment where education is important,” said Gene Griffin, the late Dale Griffin’s father. “Good health and athleticism is all integrated into the whole society of the university.” The event had 210 wrestlers compete, said Jeriah Threlfall, the center’s director. Hundreds more family members and friends also attended.While Indiana State hosted the event on one earlier occasion, this marked the first year the center was involved in the event for wrestlers ranging from 4-year-olds to high school. As a result, the university’s students got the chance to help set up and run the competiton, Threlfall said. “We recognized it was a good opportunity to let our students’ intern,” he said. “We have students who volunteer to help plan the event and advertise it. This is a good opportunity for a professional experience; to get some hands-on training.” Brandon Pettiford, a senior recreation and sports management major from Marion, helped plan, market and run the event. The experience in working with youth sports diversifies his experience, he said. “The turnout shows that the Terre Haute community really cares,” Pettiford said. “People like to get their young athletes into different sporting events.” Athletic training graduate student Denny Wongosari also got hands-on experience. “Being exposed to a different population is definitely important,” Wongosari said, referring to the amount of youth athletes

The annual Dale Griffin Memorial Wabash Valley Wrestling Championship proved to be useful to more than just your average opponents

at the event. “People are trying to be more aware of safety at a young age.” The tournament builds participants’ work ethic, said Klaine Tanner, the father of two young wrestlers and a contributor to the event.

builds character and helps them interact with other athletes and other adults other than dad. Not giving up is another good lesson they learn.” The Griffins had three children who attended Indiana State and think the environment, especially the sports scene, is especially family-oriented, said Dona “There are so many operGriffin, Dale Griffin’s mother. tuinities to just bcome a She said she enjoys going to women’s couch potato. We can get basketball games which involve families, children out and moving especially young girls. Taking people wther is it sbein involved in to sporting matches or events such as wrestling championship are vital in an organization like this or the keeping children active. just hiking” “There are so many opportunities to just become a couch potato,” she said. “We Klaine Tanner, father can get children out and moving whether “It teaches them that they have to work it is being involved in an organized thing hard in order to be good at something like this or whether they just go biking and not give up,” Tanner said. “Wrestling with their family. Indiana State’s campus

is beautiful and there are plenty of opportunities to walk around. When our children see us being actively involved, it’ll encourage them to take up those same habits.” Dale Griffin, a U.S. Army sergeant who was killed in action Oct. 27, 2009, “needed to make a difference,” Gene Griffin said, explaining why his son joined the military at the age of 25. The news of his death arrived at his parents’ door around midnight on Oct. 28, 2009. “After we came back from the funeral and tried to put our feet on the ground, the community has lifted us at every point,” Griffin said. “To have this group, the Center for Health, Wellness and Life Enrichment, come in and support this event through Jeriah’s leadership has been phenomenal.”


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Friday, March 21, 2014 • Page 6 Opinions Editor, Kylie Adkins isu-statesmanopinions@mail.indstate.edu Editor-in-Chief, Samual Clark isu-statesmaneditor@mail.indstate.edu

Letter to the editor Dear Editor: An unhealthy potion is brewing in the off-campus Indiana State University’s University Apartments — UA— key ingredients of which are anger, fear and abandonment. This is a reaction to the drastic changes in policy at the UA’s with very little consideration to us as current residents and international students, as well as very little notice — please check http://www.indstate.edu/ reslife/Documents/UA_Info_Session. pdf to have your mind blown. There are three key concerns for us: 1. a onetime double, or more, increase in rent 2. a pay-per-semester plan, and most importantly 3. the indifferent callous attitude with which we have been treated. This last point is most disturbing and has made us question ISU as an educational institution, its mission, vision and value system. Fast facts — 47.47 percent of current University Apartment residents are international students representing 25 countries, and 56 percent of them are graduate students. Most can’t work, and therefore can’t get a Social Security Number, and those who do can only work on campus for limited hours. So, we either have limited or no credit

history. This also means we can’t take out loans here or in our home countries. These facts are direct restrictions on our ability to find apartments for rent outside of Indiana State property. With the new sky-high rent rates at the University Apartments, most of us will be forced to move out, with very low chances of securing a legitimate deal outside; legitimate because there have been past instances where international students have been robbed/evicted without notice by homeowners who possible didn’t follow procedures like checking credit history, which we don’t have anyway. This literally leaves us on the streets. On the other hand, these constraints could potentially force us to stay in the UA’s, but now, paying up will be impossible — grad students who have an assistantship depend on a bi-weekly income, so coughing up a lump sum of $3,500 each semester is out of the question. We could ‘choose’ the variable payment plan at $55 a year, but this isn’t really a choice so much as a lack of it. Then there are some of us who don’t get assistantships, and so we work only oncampus and only for 20 hours maximum — 28 hours during the summer. It’s extremely challenging, to say the least.

The impending overhaul is very focused on undergraduate recruitment and accommodation. Granted, there are plenty of undergrads with higher income, but why is removing the international student community, albeit indirectly, the only and best solution? How does this boorish attitude hold up against Indiana State’s values of Integrity and Embracing Diversity? What does it say for ISU’s mission of enabling high standards of graduate education in an engaging and supportive environment? From the time these plans were first drafted to this final stage, many people across the university’s organizational chart were certainly involved, from Residential Life to the Board of Trustees. Was there not even one among them who stopped to think about the impacts on the very international student community that contributes to the diversity they proudly show off? Why was there no survey prior to approval? They would have discovered that many of us do not have vehicles and depend on the campus shuttle, adding further restrictions to finding apartments outside. The Residential Life office organized a few ‘information sessions’ about the changes at the University Apartments,

but it was clear they hadn’t even thought about this community that makes up almost half the current residents, let alone had the ability to address any of them. The response to this was nonchalant and something close to “it would have made no difference; the plan would have still gone through.” This outright belittling of student voices is nothing short of discrimination and a severe blow on organizational transparency. We used to feel accepted, included, proud and grateful, but all we are left with now is a broken trust, distress, fury and many more questions. This entire situation could potentially impact other grad students and future recruitment into Indiana State. At this time, what we need are some answers, some help and an assurance that ISU will practice inclusivity and uphold its beliefs. Even then, it will be hard to regain our trust, if it even matters that is. Divya Ramesh Margarida Barcelo Serra Maja Mladineo Nasser Qirati Patrick Cain Marcel Ramalho deMello

Courage gives the ability to overcome stressful situations Courage is something that many women admire and that many men try to attain. It is courage that has been romanticized in movies like “Braveheart,” “Remember the Titans” and “The Karate Kid.” But how do we attain it as college men? Many may confuse the definition of a Columnist courageous man to be “one who isn’t afraid” or one who merely “overcomes fear.” There’s a problem with these simple

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definitions. Psychologytoday.com brings up a good point that some are able to use their subconscious to overcome fears through denial. That means a man would be blocking out what makes him tremble, making himself aware of only what he chooses to acknowledge. This makes sense in that people who live in Florida and continue living their daily lives due to the fear of a hurricane popping up and destroying the state. Or we, as Indiana citizens, can’t be afraid of going to the park because some wild animal could come and attack us. This sort of unconscious filter to deny

realistic threats is necessary because the mind can only take on so many fears. But excess of this denial defense mechanism can transform into cowardice. Courage is acknowledging fear and attacking it cognitively. John Wayne once said, “Courage is being scared to death . . . and saddling up anyway.” A courageous man isn’t ignorant to the point where he pays no mind to the risks, threats or tradeoffs of a scenario. He is, instead, very aware of those aspects. Fear creeps into our minds when we don’t know what is going to happen. Take, for example, the fear of not knowing what to do after college.

Being “scared to death,” as Wayne put it, is when we know what will happen, but still “saddle up” to attack such fear. It takes a lot of courage knowing that doing something will inflict pain like losing a woman’s love or even needing to get your shoulder relocated in the middle of a football game. You did this as a kid when you knew the Band-Aid needed to come off, but you knew it was going to hurt. That’s just it, though. Courage requires a vision — a purpose — for something better. Continued on PAGE 7


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You left that girl because you had a brighter future or she just wasn’t the one. Your shoulder was painfully relocated because your brothers on your team needed you. That Band-Aid you ripped off was only going to make the healing process slower for your scraped knee. One of the greatest visionaries and civil right activists this world has known, Nelson Mandela, sums this point up beautifully by saying, “The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” Mandela had a vision to conquer his fears. Courage doesn’t always require a huge audience where the crowd will applaud your unwavering efforts while you stand there stoically. As a matter of fact, courageous acts should take place in the shadows of remote rooms. C.S. Lewis said, “Courage is not simply

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one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” You may want to read that one, two or three more times. I guarantee that one day you will be challenged morally and ethically by your peers, coworkers and even friends. Courage doesn’t need a crowd; all it needs is one individual to honorably stand up against an opposing crowd or self-doubt. The good thing is that courage is something that can be practiced. Be courageous in the classroom and appropriately disagree with the professor. Be courageous and ask that girl out to coffee. Be courageous and ask for a tutor because you know you can’t understand calculus on your own. Being brave in the big moments in life will be easier after practicing courage in the small things. Practice it now so you can be noble and admirable in the eyes of your future wife, Courage takes many different forms. It doesn’t have to be on a battlefield, but can also be son and daughter — be courageous today. in a social situation like in social or family spheres (Photo courtesy of Clipart.com).

Clinton defends her comparison of Russia to Nazi Germany Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State represented the Obama Administration’s desire to reset relations with Russia. Clinton even presented the Russian Foreign Minister with a literal reset button — even though it was mistranslated and said Political “overcharged” rather Columnist than “reset.” Though the sentiment was nice, it seems to have been forgotten by both the U.S. and Russia. With the Russian-Ukrainian conflict gaining momentum, Russian officials, namely Vladimir Putin, have ramped up the anti-American rhetoric and U.S. officials are definitely returning the favor. Among those critical Americans is Hillary Clinton, delivering a rather frank and somewhat biting commentary on Putin. According to Politico, at a private

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fundraising event in California, Clinton compared Russia’s issuing of passports in Crimea to actions carried out by Nazi Germany. Since the remark, Clinton has had to do a little damage control by further clarifying her statement. At a University of California Los Angeles event, Clinton stated that she had made a tactical reference. Currently, Russia is claiming that they must protect the ethnic Russians who live in Ukraine. Clinton compared that to how Nazi Germany “kept talking” about “defending the German minority in Poland and Czechoslovakia.” She insisted that she was simply offering “historical perspective” and that we could “learn from this tactic” that we have seen in the past. Though some throughout the media believe that her Nazi Germany remarks were harsh, she delivered serious criticism of Vladimir Putin, saying that he’s “a tough guy with a thin skin.” She continued by saying that in his quest to “re-Sovietize” countries near to

Russia, Putin is threatening the stability of Europe and is “squandering the potential” of Russia. Clinton certainly showcases great demand over the discussion and has offered historical perspective as she intended. Despite this, Politico writer Maggie Haberman is arguing that Clinton’s foreign policy prowess and the RussianUkranian conflict might bring challenge to her presidential ambitions — if she actually has any. At UCLA, Clinton discussed how she dealt with Russia when she was Secretary of State. According to the Los Angeles Times, she stated that there was “some business we wanted to get done with Russia.” While she stood her ground, she also had to pick her battles with Russia. Haberman argues that Clinton is now “inextricably tied” to two administrations: Bill Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s. Throughout her political career, Clinton has had to separate herself from her husband’s administration and establish

her own brand and that has actually worked. But with her potential presidential run looming, many on both sides are reviving the “well look at what her husband did” commentary. Now that Clinton is fresh out of the Obama Administration, she will have to establish herself as a potential political candidate while still drawing on her experiences with the current administration. Haberman also states that it is to Clinton’s “advantage” that voters “don’t determine” national elections based off of foreign policy. Her political opponents will certainly mention her shortcomings as Secretary of State as a tactic to invalidate her perspective on foreign policy. Senator John McCain, an opponent, lamented her “reset” tactic with Russia and said, “Of course she got it wrong.” Those bipartisan opponents will be eager to know how Clinton would handle Russia if she were elected president.

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FEATURES

Friday, March 21, 2014 • Page 8 Features Editor, Cassandra Howser isu-statesmanfeatures@mail.indstate.edu

Local pizzeria provides unique dining experience Alejandra Coar Features Design Editor It is not an uncommon struggle for local businesses to fight to survive in a world dominated by chain restaurants. However, local restaurant Footers Pizza has done just that; especially with their recent move closer to campus. Their homemade food as well as their conjoined card game area has made this pizzeria a local business that stands out among the Pizza Hut’s and Papa John’s of the Terre Haute area. “It’s always been me and my family’s dream to own a restaurant like this,” Footers owner Jennifer Bledsoe said. “We have been up and running in Terre Haute for twenty years now and things have gone really well for us and the business.” Footers serves a variety of different items from a create-your-own pizza to spaghetti and salad, as well as a few desserts to sate those with a sweet tooth. According to Bledsoe, each item from the dough to the pizza sauce is homemade, providing patrons with a “locally-owned mom and pop shop” atmosphere. Six months ago, Footers moved from their location on 25th Street to a new building on South 7th Street, giving this pizzeria close proximity to the college students at Indiana State. Bledsoe notes that this move closer to campus has helped their business tremendously. “Ever since the move six months ago, business has been going very well. ourselves, so we intend to stay around for many years to come,” Bledsoe said. Customers who come for the food describe Footers as a unique dining experience. “I first came to Footers pick up a pizza, and saw a bunch of people there playing card games and such. It’s definitely not like any chain I know of,” sophomore music education major Megan Casas said. The card games stemmed from the additional aspect of Footers that makes

it especially unique. Aside from serving food, Footers is also home to Full Moon Games, which sells card games and tabletop supplies. They hold various tournaments throughout the week which fill the restaurant with patrons of all ages. “My husband and son really enjoy card games like Magic: The Gathering, so we figured we would add it to our pizza shop. It has gone really well since the beginning,” Bledsoe said. “We have game tournaments for different things on different days of the week, such as Magic games on Fridays and the recently added Yu-Gi-Oh! games on Saturdays.” Full Moon games, run primarily by Bledsoe’s husband and son, has a loyal following and, according to patrons, ensures that the games are fair and business is both fun and professional. “I have played Magic: The Gathering for a couple of years now and the [Footers] staff is very knowledgeable and they price things fairly,” junior dual music education major Alex Miller said. “Unlike other gaming stores I have done business with, they do not try to scam you; they tell you the facts straight up and always work with you and what is best for your game and your price range.” Aside from food and games, Footers provides an atmosphere that seem to Ever since their move from 25th Street to South 7th Street, Footers Pizzaria and Full keep people coming back, asserting their Moon Games’ buisness and popularity have really climbed (Photo by Sabrandi Powers). position in a city full of restaurants ready to serve the college-starved masses. “I go to Footers every weekend to play games with some friends; I absolutely love the atmosphere and the food. Both the workers and the regulars become friends of yours. The prices are fair and the desserts are delicious,” Miller said. Even for those who do not find themselves at the restaurant on a regular basis, it remains to be an experience unique to Terre Haute. “Footers is unique; it’ll be something I’ll definitely remember once I leave Indiana State,” Casas said.


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Fraternity hosts four days of charity, dancing and activites

Sam Clark Editor-in-Chief

The Sigma Chi fraternity hosted their third annual Derby Day Pageant on Thursday. The Derby Day event is a four day-long hosted by the Indiana State University Greek life program in order to raise money for the Huntsman Cancer Institute. Started in 1995, the Huntsman Cancer Institute is a national program dedicated to research over cancer treatments and cures. Founder John M. Huntsman is a cancer survivor himself as well as a Sigma Chi alumnus who felt that the treatment he received himself was “too impersonal.” As the mission statement and history for the Huntsman Institute reads, Huntsman himself felt there was a “void in his treatment.” Nearly 15 years later, the Institute has progressed from their home base in Salt Lake City to branch into over 20 different states, including Indiana. All proceeds that were raised by the Derby Day program were donated to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, said Derby Day program coordinator Nate Robinson. “The point that we do this is to raise awareness and to raise money. We want everyone to know how awesome the John

Huntsman Institute really is,” Robinson said. The event began on Monday with a Field Day, based around various sorority members representing such groups as Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Sigma Alpha, Alpha Chi Omega and several others competing for points in athletic events. Such events included a home run derby and a blindfolded obstacle course. Tuesday saw the Sig Chi’s very first “Brother Auction,” where sorority sisters and local charity programs were encouraged to auction off for members of the fraternity. 11 brothers were sold to the highest bidder for three hours of community service, ranging from anything ranging from spending time and effort at a shelter to taking a lady on a date. On Wednesday, the brothers hosted their “Community Night,” where they raised money by selling tickets to the event for Thursday as well as holding “People’s Choice Boxes” where each performing sorority sister could receive monetary donations to sponsor her path to becoming Derby Darling – the crown jewel of the event, Robinson said. Thursday night held the main event

with dance performances held by the competing ladies and their “Derby Daddies” – the Sigma Chi brothers who were chosen to assist each lady with her dance. Performances ranged from hoedowns to glow-light to twerking. Senior history major and Sigma brother Andrew Butler said “We started the preparation and everything for tonight about a month ago. It’s been a lot of work.” Most favored performances tended towards Cassandra Howser’s rendition of “Napoleon Dynamite” and the group casting of a silent Mime-skit set to the comedic theme of cross-dressing. Following the dance competition, the competing sisters went through a question and answer round, fielding such propositions as, “What super power would you most like to have?” “Your father has just told you that you must marry a Sigma Chi, whom would you choose?” and “Describe your ideal date.” At the end of the evening, the winners of the three competitions – People’s Choice, Over All Sorority winner and Derby Darling – were announced and Sigma Kappa made a clean sweep, taking home all three awards with Cassie Howser and

Fraternity Sigma Chi hosted their annual Derby Days Thursday (Photo by Sam Clark).

Madison McGowan taking home third and second runners up as Rachel Ammons took the title for the Sigma Kappa’s. The final total for the evening’s fund raising was $7,611.32, destroying last year’s total of $4,110 said Robinson. “I’m just so pleased. I honestly couldn’t be more proud of everyone.”


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of the country’s rampant sex industry escape and lead normal lives, as well as Lee Ann de Reus, who works with victims of sexualized violence in Africa’s war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. Both speakers shared tragic stories about women who had been through unspeakable abuse, but who were able to overcome their obstacles through sheer courage and with the help provided by groups like Destiny Rescue in Thailand and the Panzi Foundation in the Congo. After his presentation, Grant manned his table outside of Dede I, which was covered in bracelets, wallets bags, and jewelry. These items had been handmade by former sex workers in Thailand, and students had the chance to support the Destiny Rescue by purchasing them. As De Rues explains, there are other ways that students can help suffering people around the world. “You can create an event to raise money,” she said, “but the first step is raising awareness. Contact your local elected officials. Let them know that this is something that you and the rest of their constituents care about. Or you can do something as simple as buying coffee. There is an equal exchange coffee company in Boston that sells Congo Coffee. That money goes to farmers, the working people of the Congo. It helps build from the ground up.” In both Grant and De Reus’s seminars, poverty was a key issue. In Thailand, poor villagers are forced to sell their daughters so that they can feed and support their families. In the Congo, exploitation of the country’s mineral wealth by Western countries and corporations has led to an economic crisis in the country, causing civil conflicts. If poverty is the major cause many of the world’s problems, what can be done to stop it? Dada Maheshvarananda, an American-born Hindu monk working with cooperative farming communities in Venezuela, shared his vision to end poverty. He discussed the advantages of a mixed economy — an economy that seeks to shy away from unbridled free market capitalism and focus more on government-subsidized institutions. While these ideas may not be popular in the United States, where the mere mention of socialism conjures up images of Stalin and the Soviet Union, they appear to be working elsewhere.

Above: Keynote speaker Sister Simone Campbell, Executive director of NETWORK, uses volunteers to demonstrate the widening gap of income equality over the past 30 years. Below: Various speakers like Executive Director of the Terre Haute Human Relations Commission, Jeff Lorick, take a stand during Indiana State University’s Human Right’s Day event (Photos by Gary Macadaeg).

Many European countries are taking advantage of this kind of system, and are reaping the benefits. Food and gas are much cheaper in Venezuela than they are in the United States, and countries such as Norway, Denmark and Canada all have higher a gross domestic product per capita than the United States does. But Maheshvarananda has hope that change will soon be coming. “If I put a pot of water on the burner, it appears that nothing is happening” said Maheshvarananda. “Then suddenly, it erupts into a rolling boil. I think the same will be true here. What’s happening in society today? It appears to be nothing, but I don’t believe it. Consciousness is rising. “You know the ideas about the 1 percent and 99 percent, ideas about social justice. In the past few decades there’s been a huge increase in people focusing on ecology. There’s so many people doing tremendous work, it’s an invisible revolution that’s taking place,” he said. By showing that there are many ways that one can change the world, whether it is helping the less fortunate, becoming

politically active or choosing to live an alternative lifestyle, the speakers who came for Human Rights Day are trying to turn this invisible revolution into something much more visible. This social outreach has touched many students, such as junior Language Studies major Olivia Bohnhoff. “I’m glad that ISU has a program to raise awareness about human rights and human rights violations” she said. “I spent a semester living in Chile, and saw the firsthand effects of the atrocities committed during the Pinochet regime. Events like these inspire me, and make me want to do something to help people, to change society.” As students make their way through college, they should be thinking about more than just their job and the pursuit of money; they should strive to make the world a better place, Dr. Ralph Leck, an organizer of Human Rights Day explained. “Education is not just a process of selfdevelopment,” he said. “It should be a process of social development, a process where you develop compassion for one another.”


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Hydrate or die: why drinking water is so important The age-old rule is to try to drink eight glasses of water per day. To some that may seem impossible. To others that just seems flat out ridiculous — it is a full gallon after all. However, there are actually a multitude of reasons why something as simple as staying hydrated is important. There are also some Nutrition Columnist artless ways to make this daunting goal much easier to achieve. Before harping on how to get those eight glasses of water, it is first important to know why staying hydrated is so crucial to maintaining a healthy body. Slowly but surely it is finally beginning to get warm. It is much easier to remember to drink throughout the day when you are outside sweating, but your cognitive functions decline even when you are less

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conscious of your fluid losses. When you are dehydrated your brain begins to work slower. This can affect your mental status, make you feel lethargic, decrease the productivity of your workout and cause headaches. Understandably, water plays an important role in countless body functions, seeing as over half of your body is comprised of it. Some of the most critical functions being regulating body temperature, aiding in digestion and cushioning and protecting vital organs. Along with these significant functions, water also helps with appetite control and gut health. Cells are also very thirsty for water and need to stay hydrated to work properly in all parts of the body. Skin integrity is also drastically affected by hydration. Staying hydrated can help clear the skin, make it softer and appear younger if maintained over a long period of time. Studies have also shown that being slightly dehydrated can cause irritability and fatigue. Dehydration can cause

diziness and headaches because when your body’s water store is becoming depleted, your blood vessels will dilate. This imbalance can worsen headaches. Consuming enough water also can help lower the risk of heart disease. This helps to regulate blood pressure. Also, it removes plaque from the walls of arteries, which can cause an extra strain on the heart. There is no denying that water is critical to the human body, however, getting the daily recommended amount may be a whole different issue. Most people would consider 64 ounces a day to be quite a lot. It sometimes is simpler and tastier to provide the fluid your body needs by “eating your water.” There are plenty of foods, especially fruits and vegetables that can add considerably to your fluid intake. Perfect examples of these are foods that are 90 percent water by weight. Vegetable examples include cucumbers, iceberg lettuce, celery, radishes, tomatoes, green peppers, cauliflower, broccoli, spinach and carrots, most of which are easy to pack up in your lunch box or

snack on during class. Some fruit examples would be watermelon, star fruit, strawberries, grapefruit and cantaloupe. These are tasty ways to get in your water as well as fill you up. Adding fruit to your breakfast is also a great way to start out the day, and you can incorporate some into your desserts as well. Other simple ways to entice yourself to drink more water are to add Crystal Light to it, MiO, drink carbonated flavored water, or add chunks of fruit for flavor. Natural fruit juices can also be a great hydrating tool. Milk and yogurt have high water content as well if that is more of a flavor you would enjoy. If you are not someone who can drink a gallon of plain water a day, no one can fault you for that. There are plenty of other paths to choose to stay hydrated and to help keep that cognitive function up as we push toward the end of the school year. So grab that water bottle and throw it back, it’ll make you and your body feel much better.

Sycamore softball sweeps Southeast Missouri State at home

Blaine Kinsey ISU Athletic Media Relations Redhawks answered the Sycamores’ call Junior Yvette Alvarez pitched a complete game to earn the win in game one and hit her first career home run in game two as the Indiana State Softball team (16-9) swept the Redhawks of Southeast Missouri State (5-11) to open their 2014 home schedule Wednesday at Price Field.

Game One

In the first home game of the season, the Sycamores improved to 11-0 on the season when scoring in the first inning as they plated two runs to take the early lead over the Redhawks. With two outs, senior Morgan Allee hit a two-out single up the middle and stole second base before freshman Brooke Riemenschneider singled through the right side to score Allee and advanced to second on the throw. Freshman Leah Salmon came in to pinch run for Riemenschneider at second base and then scored on a single off junior Megan Stone’s bat to give the Sycamores a 2-0 advantage. In the top of the fourth inning, the

as they hit back-to-back solo home runs to tie the game 2-2. It did not take long for the Sycamores to retake the lead, however, as Alvarez hit a one-out double. After a pop out, sophomore Kelsey Montgomery kept her hitting hot streak going with an RBI single to left field to score Malchow and give the Sycamores a 3-2 lead. The Sycamores never looked back as Alvarez pitched a complete game — seven innings — to earn the 3-2 Sycamores win, striking out two Redhawk batters to improve to 9-5 on the season. Indiana State Softball won both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday when they Game Two hosted Southeast Missouri (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). Pitching dominated the second game of the doubleheader as Sycamore pitchers The Sycamores then added to their Indiana State never looked back as Halle Humphrey and Taylor Lockwood lead in the bottom of the fifth inning Lockwood allowed just two hits over the combined to pitch seven scoreless innings when freshman Erika Crissman led off final five innings while striking out six, as the Sycamores swept the doubleheader with a walk and advanced to second on to earn the win to improve to 6-3 on the with a 2-0 victory in game two. a sacrifice bunt by senior Shelby Wilson. season. In the bottom of the second inning, Crissman then advanced to third on a Indiana State will next host the Alvarez got the Sycamores on the single to second base by Montgomery. Shockers of Wichita State today in a scoreboard first as she crushed her first After a stolen base by Montgomery, junior single game at 3 p.m. at Price Field career home run in a Sycamore uniform Aubre Carpenter hit an RBI groundout to before playing a normally scheduled over the right center field wall to give score Crissman and give the Sycamores a doubleheader Saturday, at 12 p.m. and 2 Indiana State a 1-0 lead. 2-0 advantage. p.m.


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Sycamores suffer heartbreak in the Hulman Center Alex Modesitt Sports Editor The Indiana State women’s basketball team hosted Marquette in the first round of Women’s National Invitation Tournament action on Tuesday evening. It was a back-and-forth game that could have gone either way, but the Golden Eagles of Marquette slipped by with a 6361 victory. Indiana State won the tip despite a monster height advantage for the entire Marquette team. The Sycamores scored on their first possession when junior forward Jasmine Grier collected an offensive board and hit an elbow jumper for a 2-0 lead. The Golden Eagles, however, would tie it up on the very next possession. Indiana State found its touch from outside early in the game and made three consecutive three pointers. Senior guard Anna Munn and Grier led the three-point onslaught, scoring all of the 11 points the Sycamores had in the first few minutes of the game. The Sycamores built a 14-9 lead behind three three-point baskets from Munn. Marquette would close the gap to three but a one-handed floater from junior forward Chelsea Small and a wing jumper from sophomore forward Marine Laramie extended their lead to 18-11. Marquette continued to find it’s inside players in the middle of the lane and closed it to 18-14 midway through the first half. Marquette then switched to a zone defense that forced the Sycamores to take outside jumpers late in the shot clock. The defensive switch allowed the Golden Eagles to stagnate the Indiana State offense and build a 20-18 lead with nine minutes remaining in the opening half. The Sycamores would cut that lead to just one off a free throw from senior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir and then eventually retake the lead after Grier sank a three pointer to make it 22-20. Marquette then scored four unanswered points to take a 24-22 lead in what was becoming a seesaw battle between two motivated teams. With just 10 seconds remaining in the half, Abdul-Qaadir tied the game at 28 after she hit one of two free-throw attempts. Marquette came down with the rebound and raced down the court for a

Indiana State women’s basketball hosted Marquette on Thursday evening in the first round of WNIT action. The Lady Sycamores lost a hard fought battle and now begin working on replacing their seniors (Photo coourtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

last second shot opportunity. The Golden Eagle shot missed and sent the game into the half knotted at 28. Marquette struck first in the second half with a bucket from three-point land and followed it up with a lay in at the basket to give the Golden Eagles a fivepoint lead. The Sycamores would respond however, a Golden Eagle free throw was sandwiched by a Munn three and two made free throws from Laramie to make it a one point game. Indiana State took a 35-34 lead four minutes into the second half off a turnaround jumper from Laramie, but as was the case in the first half, Marquette took the lead back on the next possession. The Golden Eagles led 36-35 five minutes into the second period. After poor possessions from both squads, Indiana State took a 37-36 lead after Laramie converted two free-throw attempts. The Sycamore then gave up five straight points and trailed 41-37. A three from Grier would pull the Sycamores to within one but Marquette raced down the

court and scored a layup in transition to take the momentum away from the Lady Sycamores. Indiana State did most of its damage from the free-throw line in the middle portion of the second half. The Sycamores trailed 48-44 with eight minutes left in the game before Grier hit two tosses from the charity stripe to cut the Golden Eagle lead to two. On the next Indiana State possession, Abdul-Qaadir hit a jumper to tie the game at 50 with 7:30 to play. The Sycamores took the lead after two more made free throws from Laramie, but Marquette stuck with it and tied it up on their next possession. Indiana State answered right back with a layup from Abdul-Qaadir with just over four minutes left in regulation. Marquette came out of a timeout with two minutes left in the ball game and immediately drained a three-point bucket that gave them a 57-54 lead, but the Sycamores weren’t ready to let there season end just yet and answered right back with a bucket of their own.

After a Golden Eagle turnover, the Sycamores drove the ball down the court and got junior forward Racheal Mahan to the free-throw line. Mahan connected on both attempts to give Indiana State a 5857 lead with one minute to play. Marquette inbounded the ball after a timeout and found one of their bigs under the basket for an easy layup. Indiana State looked to answer back just like they had all game but Grier missed an open threepoint shot. After the missed three, Indiana State had to begin fouling to conserve precious time. Four made free throws and a missed layup from Abdul-Qaadir gave Marquette a 63-58 lead with 10 seconds left on the clock. Grier hit a three with 1.5 seconds to go to make it 63-61. Abdul-Qaadir managed to steal the inbound attempt but couldn’t get her shot off in time. The shot would have sent the game into overtime and given the Sycamores a chance to advance in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.


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Striving for human rights

Above: Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of NETWORK, spoke during Tuesday’s Human Rights Day at Indiana State. She used volunteers from audience to demonstrate the increasing income inequality that has been occuring the last 30 years. Right: President Daniel J. Bradley opened the day’s events, along with the Terre Haute mayor, Duke Bennett, and the Vigo Country School Corporation Superintendent, Danny Tanoos. Below: Jerrell Richmond, a sophomore philosophy major passes out information about human rights and the day’s events (Photos by Gary Macadaeg).

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