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Editorial: Will Indiana decriminalize marijuana?

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GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY At 50 years, the homecoming tradition will take to the track again this Friday

Wednesday, October 3, 2012 Indiana State University Volume 120 Issue 19


Phoenix Shutout Women’s soccer defeats the Green Bay Phoenix 3-0 as they close out non conference play THOMAS BEELER Sports Editor


The Indiana State women’s soccer team did battle and defeated the Phoenix of Green Bay University 3-0 at Aldo Santaga Stadium in Green Bay, Wis. Sunday. The team is now in conference play for the remainder of the season. “It’s been a long time since this program has put in three goals like this so it a good feeling as we kind of role back into conference play after this weekend,” Erika True, head soccer coach, said.


Members of the ISU community gather together for the Tricycle Derby (Photo courtesy of Indiana State University Archives).

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Senator to introduce new marijuana bill


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Alice Brumfield Reporter A bill introduced by Senator Brent Steele is calling for the decriminalization of marijuana in Indiana. “I think it’s glorious honestly,” Steven Gross, a freshman communication major, said. “It’s decriminalizing something that shouldn’t be criminalized in the first place.” This piece of legislation would make the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana an infraction rather than a criminal misdemeanor. “The new proposed law that is recommended by the summer study committee says it will be lowered to a Class C misdemeanor, which is a $500 fine and up to 60 days in jail,” said Steele. “I’m proposing a simple tweak, taking it one step further, saying that less than 10 grams of marijuana would be a $500 fine but no exposure to jail. They call that decriminalizing it because there is no possibility of loss of liberty, but there would be a fine for it. It would be a class C infraction, not misdemeanor.” Since 1937, marijuana has been classified as an illegal substance in the United States. According to Jon Gettman of, Indiana itself has some of the harshest marijuana penalties in the nation. One ounce has a maximum penalty of one year of incarceration, and a $5,000 maximum fine. Seventeen other states, including California, Michigan, and Arizona, have legalized the use of

medicinal marijuana, while Oregon, Washington, and Colorado are trying to push for the complete legalization of it. “The decriminalization of marijuana, the legalization of medical marijuana, are all baby steps in ending the drug war,” Richard Schneirov, a history professor, said. Steele however, who has gained national attention for the proposition for his bill, is positive. “The reaction that I’ve had to all this and I’ve gotten media coverage from one end of the state to the other has been good,” he said. “I’ve had a lot of deputy prosecuting attorneys, especially who deal with the misdemeanors they call me and they tell me that this is exactly right. This is the right way we should be handling it. Frankly I’ve only had two negative comments on my e-mail and most everything has been pretty favorable.” According to Gettman, in 2006 Indiana spent an estimated $148.81 million on marijuana arrests, the arrests themselves accounting for 6.22% of all arrests made that year. The majority of these people that are arrested are people aged from 18 to 27, the general age of most college students. “This drug war has literally ruined the lives of millions of young people throughout the United States for no good reason at all,” Schneirov said. “It’s cost billions of dollars that could be better spent

doing other things.” As for getting the bill through the House and Senate, though, only time will tell. “I’m going to try to get it through,” Steele said. “The reason I want to do it is that I just don’t think we should spend that kind of money in prosecution, hiring public defenders, probation departments. We have a limited amount of money and a limited amount of jail space. My sole philosophy on this is that we should spend that money and time on the people that we’re afraid of, like child molesters, rather than people that we’re mad at.”

“My sole philosophy on this is that we should spend that money and time on the people that we’re afraid of like child molesters, rather than people that we’re mad at.” Senator Brent Steele

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Excise Police attempts to put illegal drinking on ‘ICE’ Ernest Rollins Editor-in-Chief

An alcohol enforcement program launched by the Indiana State Excise police in early spring expands and yields results across the state. The Intensified College Enforcement (ICE) initiative focuses on increasing patrols around six college campuses: Ball State University, Butler University, University of Notre Dame, Purdue University, Indiana University and Indiana State University. The program works by having excise officers in plainclothes and uniforms patrol higher probable areas where minor consumption and underage possession is likely to occur. “The Indiana State Excise ICE program is completely independent of any alcohol enforcement conducted by ISU Police or any other law enforcement agency,” Bill Mercier, ISU chief of police, said. Mercier said the initiative supplements the work of the ISU police department. “Any arrest or citation they issue to an ISU student will also result in referral to Student Conduct and Integrity,” Mercier said. With homecoming a few days away, Mercier said the impact the initiative would have on homecoming is unknown. “Hopefully, it will serve as a deterrent to the illegal use of alcohol which in turn should improve security at homecoming,” Mercier said. Corporal Travis Thickstun, media relations The Indiana State Excise Police launched the Intensified College Enforcement program to reduce underage alcohol consumption representative for the Indiana State Excise Police, (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes). said the goal is to lower the numbers of students these six campuses. Indiana State Excise police press releases communities. who report drinking in annual college surveys and reduction in According to university police department reports from Indiana showed higher number of arrests during move-in weekend and binge drinking rates. State University, Indiana University and Butler University liquor football tailgates. Thickstun said that funding for the initiative comes from the law violations account for majority of arrests made on university “[The program] is not just measured on number of tickets federal level. The Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws federal campuses. In 2011, ISU reported 72 on-campus arrests involving issued and arrests made,” Thickstun said. “Those are indicative program provides money to states to enforce underage drinking alcohol, 55 arrests were in residence halls. Indiana University but we are not measuring it on ticket and arrest. Our goal is to laws. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute agency administers reported 403 on-campus arrests and referred 1,042 in 2010. For change behavior.” the federal money in Indiana that would be put into the six the fall, the program has arrested a number of individuals across

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Students volunteer at Democratic National Convention Jennifer Sicking ISU Communications and Marketing Four Indiana State University students did more than watch the Democratic National Convention. They experienced it. “I never really paid close attention to politics; therefore, I really did not have an opinion about political conventions,” said Alexus Tucker, a senior communication major from Indianapolis. “Working a convention and being around so many political scientists and students who were so interested in politics in general gave me an extreme change of heart. In order to understand politics, you must listen and read and follow what’s going on or else you will stay uninterested.” Tucker and the three other students attended the convention due to ISU’s Center for Community Engagement, the department of political science and the Washington Center’s Academic Seminar. “I can say with confidence that their experiences were great because it got them working with Democratic Party leaders at both the state and national level,” said Matt Bergbower, assistant professor of political science. “People should also recognize that the students were not necessarily simply in the audience watching speeches every night.

They could not do that because they were working, as directed by The Washington Center.” Nancy Rogers, associate vice president for community engagement and experiential learning, said The Washington Center Seminar at the convention provides student a unique opportunity for “behind the scenes” learning about political parties and how they function in the U.S. “For students interested in a career in politics or public service, the DNC program will be one of the most impacting experiences in their academic career,” she said. “This program is just one of the many ways that we are actively encouraging students to engage in the civic and political life of the local community, state and nation.” ISU’s students joined more than 120 other college students from across the country for a week of classes and listening to speakers and the second week volunteering at the convention. During the first week, the students learned from convention officials, legislators and media members. They checked credentials, assisted the media and drove a band to a post-concert party. “By being on the access control team at the arena, I got

unbelievable access inside to many different things,” said Mark Broeker, a senior political science major from Rockport. He worked backstage on a tour, in front of the stage where the media set up, and with the radio and print media. “It was fascinating because I was so close to listen to the speeches.” Arielle Brandy, a senior legal studies major from South Bend, worked with the StartUp RockOn concerts, which included putting grab bags together for guests, checking in the VIP guests and sponsors and driving the band The Roots to its after party. She also worked with the National Journal and The Atlantic with their events and briefings. “The atmosphere at the convention was exciting and you could feel the energy from everyone around you, in how much they loved the Democratic Party and the president,” she said. “Being surrounded by students and people from all over the world that shared the same or similar views as you was amazing and something you will never forget.” While some of the students discovered a new love of politics, for others it confirmed something they have long enjoyed.


Some ISU students had the opportunity to listen to President Barack Obama speak during the Democratic National Convention (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).


ISU student Mark Broeker volunteering at the Democratic National Convention (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing). “I was one of those kids who were watching political events and sports instead of cartoons growing up,” Broeker said. “I lived in an independent house where we never disclose who we vote for in elections, but we do discuss politics.” In 2004, his mother made Broeker watch now-President Barack Obama speak at the convention because she heard people say he could be the next president. Eight years later, Broeker listened to Obama speak again as he worked the convention. Brandy described the convention experience as an “eye opener.” “If you have an interest in politics, law, media, journalism, protesting or just have an overall interest in what goes on in our country, attending a convention is the best opportunity to experience it all,” she said. Though he worked long hours, Ayden Jent, a sophomore political science major from Indianapolis, said he has a better understanding of political life and in the future he would like to become a campaign manager. “If I am a successful manager then I may run for office in my later years,” he said. “In the years to come, I hope this won’t be my last experience.” Brandy agreed, though she wants to practice law as well. “I would love to hold a political office position someday, to be a delegate in another four years

to experience the convention from another point of view,” she said. Tucker, who had not watched a convention before attending the 2012 one, found future possibilities. “I believe this experience could possibly open a door of a potential field I can pursue through my major that I never really thought of,” she said. “Since my major is public relations, my field is very broad and it includes politics. So maybe one day, I’ll be working on someone’s campaign or, better yet, the White House.” The students said they found the experience to be valuable from being a resume builder to horizon broadening. “Through hard work, dedication and Indiana State University, I went to China for 18 days and was in the middle of all the action at the Democrat National Convention,” Broeker said. “These were both once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, which helped me learn many different things. An individual can learn numerous things in a classroom, but actually getting a first-hand look as well as being a part of things is a much better perspective or viewpoint. I think it is invaluable for students to take the classroom on the road and learn at other places like China or the Democratic National Convention.”

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Statesman editorial Will decriminalization ultimately lead to legalization? If you haven’t heard, Indiana Senator Brent Steele has introduced a bill calling for the decriminalization of marijuana in Indiana. Passage of the bill would mean that possession of less than ten grams of marijuana would result in a $500 fine and no jail time. This is progress. Frankly, Indiana is falling behind the times on marijuana laws, boasting some of the harshest penalties in the nation for the natural, often medicinally used plant while many states are beginning to wise up, decriminalize and allow its medicinal use. Currently, possession of merely one ounce (28 grams) of the plant can result in one year in prison and a $5,000 fine. This is ridiculous, and fortunately, our Republican senator recognizes the lunacy. “We have to ask ourselves as a society, do we really want to be locking up people for having a couple joints in their pocket?” Steele said. “Is that how we want to be spending our criminal justice resources?” Steele has received an overwhelming amount of support for his proposal, saying that he’s had many deputy prosecutors call and tell him that he’s handling the issue “exactly right.” We’d like to include our own Vigo County prosecutor Terry Modesitt in this group of supporters, but unfortunately, we cannot. A Sept. 28 WTHI story titled, “Changes for marijuana laws?” exposes Modesitt’s antagonism to Steele’s proposal. “So if it’s just an infraction, that means it’s like a speeding ticket, you could go out and do it ten times and it doesn’t get any worse,” Modesitt said. “If we can regulate meth-use and make money off it, is that ok? I say no. So we’ve got to stop making everything a money issue.” To begin with, Mr. Modesitt, you could go out and do it ten times and it doesn’t get any worse, except for

the fact that you’ll be $5,000 poorer. Secondly, we aren’t making money from decriminalizing marijuana; we’re saving money we should have never been spending in the first place. For instance, in 2006, Indiana spent nearly $150 million on marijuana arrests, further adding to our tax expenditures and crowding our already overcrowded prisons. Thirdly, meth? Did you really just compare a naturally growing plant that produces effects of euphoria, sleepiness and munchies to an extremely addictive, synthetic drug with side effects including but not limited to anorexia, insomnia, heart attack, stroke and death? Wiser individuals, like ISU professor Richard Schneirov, understand that our country’s war on cannabis and other drugs has only been a detriment to our society at large. “This drug war has literally ruined the lives of millions of young people throughout the United States for no good reason at all,” Schneirov said. “The decriminalization of marijuana, the legalization of medical marijuana, are all baby steps in ending the drug war.” Schneirov is right, as the very nature of cannabis’s illegality is the menace, not cannabis itself. Moreover, alleviating our law enforcement from processing and jailing these users will allow them to focus on violent criminals. We hope that this trend in slowly reversing the restrictions placed on our liberties continues, and that this proposed bill passes through the House and Senate. But for now, hats off to Steele for steering us in the right direction. “My sole philosophy on this is that we should spend that money and time on the people that we’re afraid of, like child molesters, rather than people that we’re mad at,” Steele said. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

Deals on Doos “Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts.” - Jim Morrison In response to several inquiries I have received recently, this column features where you can get a fashionable new look for fall and the upcoming holiday season without breaking the bank. There are two locally owned and Cathy operated salons, both easily accessible from campus, Trout where you can avoid some Dear of Jim Morrison’s worst mistakes and not sell your Cathy first-born child to do so. Both hair dressers are experienced with all hair and ethnic types and are up-to-date on the latest fashion trends. More importantly, I can personally recommend them as I have patronized both locations. Also, both businesses have a Facebook page where you can check them out in more detail, find services, prices and see samples of their work. Annalee’s Salon is located within easy walking distance of campus at 668 Walnut Street, just behind Heinl’s Flower Shop. It is owned and operated by the very talented Anna Lee Mont and offers a wide variety of services, including a line of hard to find Chi and Deva products. Additionally, for an unspecified time, AnnaLee’s is offering a discount of $5.00 off any service with a current student ID or a copy of this column. Annalee’s Facebook page can be found under AnnaLee’s Salon. She is also showcased at www. and can be reached personally at Hollywood Hair Designers is a short drive up North Third street to the Amada Plaza just north of Eighth Avenue on the east side of the street. It is owned and operated by Will and Holly Potter, and features both a barber and a stylist. Their very affordable prices will more than pay for your gas. Will Potter is well known for his original artistic designs and Holly Potter is just as well known for her innovative and flattering styles. The Potter’s Facebook page can be seen at Holly Wood.


CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 For those of you who want to really economize and do it yourself, I recommend Sally’s Beauty Supply, located at 4688 South third Street. Sally’s is an economical place to buy professional grade beauty supplies and equipment. It caters to both private and professional consumers and carries a large variety of goods. For ethnic hair types, The Beauty Shop, located at the west end of the strip mall at Wabash and 25th is the go-to place for supplies and products. Additionally, they have a large selection of wigs and hair accessories. Their wide variety and low prices will make the short drive worth it. Remember to do your homework before visiting a new stylist. Look through magazines and cut out the pictures of styles you may be interested in trying yourself. Bring them with you so that the stylist can see what you are going for. Remember, you can always go shorter; it takes much longer to grow out. Don’t try out a new style, cut or color just before a huge event, like a wedding or high school reunion. On the other hand, trying a new style, cut or color is a perfect pick-me-up when you are feeling a little bored with yourself. The holiday season is fast approaching, so amaze your friends, family, enemies and exes this year by sporting a fashionable and flattering new look. E-mail Cathy with any questions you might have regarding college life and the like at

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Romney must have a successful debate if he hopes to win The day that many have been waiting for the entire election season has finally arrived. Tonight, President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney will face off in the political arena during the first presidential debate. An estimated 50 million people will tune in for the debate, while an additional couple million will remain Julian up to date with the events via social media and Thursday morning recaps. Winborn So what will each candidate need to Progress do to win over voters with less than 35 days until the election? According to for nationwide polls, this question is far Progress’ more relevant for Governor Romney, than President Obama. Sake The latest Fox News poll shows the President leading by five points, the Gallup Daily Tracking poll shows him leading six points and the highly conservative Rasmussen poll depicts that he is leading by one point. In a nutshell, the Obama campaign is doing very well—so well that they are beginning to cash in on those polls by urging people to take advantage of early voting and to go vote right now. The Romney campaign, on the other hand, is in a rather different position. If the election were held now, it wouldn’t be a pleasant outcome for his presidential ambitions. With poll numbers like these, what is the Romney campaign to do? Media outlets, political commentators and Americans across the country all recognize that Romney must make himself seem far more genuine and authentic. According to Bloomberg, voters have been giving a very clear answer as to whether or not they like Romney: no. Currently, Romney carries a 43 percent approval

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rating. Aside from making himself seem more genuine and separating himself from the, “my job is to not worry about those people” rich guy image, he must also showcase his policies in striking detail and assure the public that he will not flip flop on those issues, something that he has been criticized about countless times. The Obama campaign has less hurdles to get over. That, however, does not diminish the importance of what he must do to keep the American public confident in his abilities. Since the “are you better off now then you were four years ago” question was raised at the Republican National Convention, the Obama campaign has given a resounding and vehement “yes,” with the numbers on their side to support their conclusions. However, following the “Forward” slogan of the campaign, the president must illustrate a detailed plan for his next four years in office (should he be fortunate enough to gain another term). Unlike 2008, with the Affordable Care Act, this year’s campaign seems to not have a definitive piece of legislation. But according to a USA Today poll, nearly eight out of ten Americans say that there is absolutely nothing that either candidate can say or do that will change their voting decision; a USA Today article said that people only tune into debates to cheer on their candidate. But there is still a large amount of voters who could be persuaded either way and these voters are asking for fewer attacks and more specifics. The first debate can certainly affect this race as to how people view the candidates, especially toward Mitt Romney. For this debate to be successful for President Obama, he must blatantly prove Romney wrong on several issues, and we should remember that Obama is a very talented debater. Tonight’s debate should be a grand showcase of the intelligence and viability of both candidates.


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Upcoming Events Wednesday Homecoming Torchlight Parade and Pep Rally Dede Plaza, Arena S. Gym 6:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. Thursday Bless the Mic Dede 1 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. Meis Plaza Dedication ISU Foundation 1 p.m. Once In a Blue Moon Comedy Show Dede 1 8: p.m. Joseph Marcinek (Alumnus) Jazz Guitar Recital Recital Hall 7:30 p.m.

Blood drive kicks off homecoming week Dustyn Fatheree Reporter While Indiana State University’s homecoming is not widely known to be associated with The Indiana Blood Center, Blood Center supervisor Kylee Wood said blood drives have been held during homecoming week at ISU for around 28 years. The drive is held annually to support ISU and local hospitals, and this year the two blood drives were held on Monday and Tuesday in Dede II. “So far it has been a very good event with a good turn out,” Wood said on Monday. Junior criminology major James Dulworth said that Monday was going to be his first time giving at ISU, but he had to get his blood sugar up before donating. Donors are required to meet certain standards in order to be approved to give blood. The process of donation is fairly complex; various steps have to be executed before a student can begin donating blood. Wood explained that first students are greeted at the door by the student representative where they signed in. They are then given paper work that is filled out and submitted to a nurse to be checked over. If all the information is confirmed, a physical checking the blood pressure, temperature and other blood-related factors, takes place. “If they are able to give blood, phlebotomy, or the insertion of the needle into the vein to receive the blood takes place,” Wood said. “After the blood is drawn, they can go eat some snacks and rest to get their blood sugar back up. People are able to give blood once every 56 days. Monday, we had 81 units of blood and 36 who were deferred.” On Tuesday, the drive had 87 donors and deferred 53. Junior criminology major Brandon Volland has given blood five straight semesters and has never passed out. “I feel like it is a good deed and a way to give back to the university and the local community,” he said. “I am planning on donating every semester of my college career.” The Indiana Blood Center is hosting three or four more drives over the course of the school year. Indiana Blood Center nurse Chris Crane said that if people gave her their name and e-mail, the organization would reach out to them with upcoming dates, times and locations of future blood drives. “We want donating at blood drives to be a life style and a habit,” Crane said. “It should become something students work into their schedules. “ The next blood drive is Jan. 30 - 31 sponsored by community engagement and other organizations.

Photo of a Sycamore donor in 2009 (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

“I feel like it is a good deed and a way to give back to the university and the local community. I am planning on donating every semester of my college career.” Brandon Volland, junior criminology major

SGA celebrates 50 years

The Student Government Association celebrates its 50th year at ISU (Photo by Ernest Rolins

Hannah Michaels Reporter The voice of Indiana State students continues to be upheld by the Student Government Association as it celebrates their 50th anniversary this year. The student-run organization directly promotes organization and active participation by representing the students’ opinions and helping promote changes that students encourage. “SGA coordinates activities that students are interested in and gives student opinion a single voice,” President Daniel Bradley said. “On most issues, that voice should be listened to very carefully before issues are made.” The organization is divided between three branches of government to focus on concerns of the student body and serve as a sounding board of students to administration. SGA participates in programming events and directly engaging the student body to create a dialogue with university officials, André Brousseau, SGA president, said. “I’ve been really involved in campus throughout my time here and I am big on leadership development,” Brousseau said. “I wanted to learn new skills and challenges to help myself and the campus, so I started my campaign. SGA collaborates with various other organizations on campus, such as the Union Board and Greek Life. Members of SGA take active roles as well in the

president’s council, the university budget and various other committees. The Student Government Association also provides help in creating flyers, advertisements and other ways to help brand different organizations. Senate provides speaking seats for members of organizations to use and express concerns or help in upcoming events. Participating in SGA is encouraged and possible in many different ways for students of all grade levels. “I fell in love with the school and though that school spirit and the student body is such an important part,” Rachel Leshinsky, SGA director of public relations, said. “I thought it was a good way to give back to the student body and be part of an organization that aims to do that.” Freshmen students can become part of the Student Leadership Counsel to begin their involvement in the SGA. An election cycle will begin next semester for Senate, President and Vice President. The Forest, a student-based fan section, is also taking applications from students hoping to participate. The SGA will be recognized as a 50th administration at the Sycamore Tricycle Derby during the upcoming homecoming weekend. “The 50th seems to be a time of reflection,” said Leshinsky. “We really want to push it back to where it was, back to that voice.”

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Longstanding sorority housing myth debunked Laurel Coyne Reporter

While nine chapters exist at Indiana State University, only one of them has a house off campus. According to ISU archives, the oldest sorority, Chi Omega, dates back to the late 1940s and didn’t have off-campus housing. Since then, sororities continued to grow until Alpha Chi Omega, the last one, was founded in 1971. However, the growth of sororities on ISU’s campus did not trigger off-campus expansion. Unlike many other sororities around Indiana, ISU does not have sorority houses. The sorority members live in the Lincoln Quads stairwells on the north side of campus It is a requirement for active members to live there for one to three years, depending on the sorority. One rumor about why sorority housing at Indiana State involves the Terre Haute law on Brothels. The common rumor is the Terre Haute law on Brothels. In 1906, state law 35-45-4-4 was implemented, stating that the in the city of Terre Haute, brothels are not legal west of Third Street. According to the law: “Having control over the use of a place, knowingly or intentionally permits another person to use the place for prostitution; receives money or other property from a prostitute, without lawful consideration, knowing it was earned in whole or in part from prostitution; or knowingly or intentionally conducts or directs another person to a place for the purpose of prostitution…” This law was interpreted incorrectly throughout the years and was simplified because it’s illegal to have a house with more than a certain number of women, otherwise it would be considered a brothel. In turn, the sorority rumor began; “There cannot be more than five women living in a house together, therefore sororities are not allowed to have houses in Terre Haute.” In reality, ISU doesn’t provide adequate funding for each Greek affiliation to have individual housing. “We don’t have houses because we don’t have the money to build them and run them,” Kellie Stone, a junior elementary education major and member of Delta Gamma, said.

While there are a larger number of fraternities with renovated housing off campus, Sigma Kappa is the only sorority not living in the stairwells. Sigma Kappa owns and operates their own house; this is made possible because of the individual work members and alumni have put in to raise money. The money raised has not only gone toward building the house, but to building the member board as well. Jean Pentry, Sigma Kappa’s corporation board president, said that fund raising events continued annually until enough money was raised. “We sold sandwiches, drinks, and popcorn. Active members and alums worked each summer serving food and cleaning the stands before and after the season,” he said. “None of the funding for the house has come from the University and the Sigma Kappa’s answer directly to their board as to the Greek life board at Indiana State University.” Pentry added that it is beneficial to have the off campus house as opposed to being restricted in the stairwells. The Terre Haute Brothel law can no longer continue as an outlandish excuse for on-campus sorority housing.

“We don’t have houses because we don’t have the money to build them and run them.” Kellie Stone, junior elementary education major and Delta Gamma member

Chi Omega is the oldest sorority at ISU created in the late 1940s. Sisters of Chi Omega in 1962 pose for a photo (Photo courtesty of ISU Archives).

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TRIKE CELEBRATES 50 YEARS A homecoming tradition since 1963, the Indiana State University Tricycle Race will be celebrating 50 years this Friday. The brainchild of Michelle Simmons the 10-lap (men), 6-lap (women) races grew over the years. Sycamores took to the track riding kids’ tricycles around the Quadrangle in the early years before moving on to specially designed tricycles, competing at the Michael Simmons Student Activity Center on Ninth and Sycamore streets. Center: Competitors round the corner as spectators enjoy the 1965 Trike Race. Bottom left: The 1962 race marshall prepares to lower his checkered flag. Top right: Competitors in the 1963 trike race battle it out coming down to the finish. Bottom right: Phi Delta Theta were the winners of the 1973 Trike Derby. Zeta Tau Alpha winner crossing the line in 1973 and the 1965 winners celebrate their victory . (Photos courtesy of Indiana State University Archives).

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Firing up the tailgate grill: homecoming recipes Jambalaya:

This easy recipe will be good to take to the game. You will need: 2 1/2 cups of water 1 (14-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cut into 1/4 inch slices 1 cup long-grain rice 3 tablespoons dried minced onion 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules

Cheesy double cheese burger:

On the grill why not try this Sycamore creation from senior automotive engineering major Jeremy Pratt. You will need: One pound of ground beef Parsley Flakes Pepper Jack Cheese Hot Sauce Cajun Season Illustration by Jamie Nichols.

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 bay leaf Method: In a large pot combine ingredients. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Cover, reduce heat and let simmer for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Remove bay leaf before serving.

Method: Work parsley flakes, Cajun seasoning, hot sauce, salt and pepper into your meat. Separate into quarter pound patties and then divide those patties further into equal halves and flatten. In one half create a small dimple and put slices of pepper jack cheese in the middle. Cover with other half. Fry on grill until cooked and cheese in center is melted. Add another slice of cheese on top. Serve on bun and eat. CONTINUED ON PAGE 15


The Early Bird:

It is homecoming morning and many students prepare to make that three-mile hike to the stadium stopping at various bars along the way. Before leaving at the crack of dawn with fellow Sycamores why not fuel up with this easy recipe. You will need: 2 pounds of Italian sausage 2 cans of sliced potatoes 2 chopped large onions 12 eggs

2 dozen tortillas Salsa Shredded Cheese Method: Brown the sausage in a dutch oven or large pot. Remove the meat and use the grease to saute the onions and potatoes. Return the sausage and combine with eggs and salsa. Constantly stir while cooking until the eggs are finished to taste. Serve on a tortilla and cover with cheese.

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Alumni Association celebrates 125 years

The Alumni Association started in 1887 and will celebrate 125 years this homecoming (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Elizabeth Dawes Reporter The Alumni Association will celebrate its 125th anniversary this homecoming. “We have two main events going on during homecoming weekend,” John Newton, emeritus vice president for alumni affairs, said. “We have a banquet Friday evening for alumni and the class of 1962 that will be co-hosted by President [Daniel J.] Bradley and the president of the ISU foundation [Ron Carpenter] then we will have a luncheon at tent city for alumni and friends and family.” Not only will there be a dinner and luncheon, there are other small activities for alumni to get involved in for the 125th celebration. “We are also providing homecoming attendees with a souvenir photo to commemorate the special anniversary,” Kim Bloch, director of communications said. The 125th anniversary is also filled with tradition. ISU is known for its homecoming traditions such as The Walk, Tent City, and the actual game itself. “Homecoming weekend is based on traditions,” Newton said. “Homecoming is so important to ISU and its part of who ISU is.” The Alumni Association has come a long way since it first started in 1887. “The alumni center was established in 1887 at the annual teacher’s convention in Indianapolis. Teachers and alumni met and decided to discuss the formation of the center at the Indiana Normal School,” Newton said. The Alumni Center exists to link graduates and the university and keeps them informed

about what is going on at ISU. When a student graduates they are automatically part of the alumni center. “After completing more than 12 course hours at Indiana State University, all students become members of the ISU Alumni Association,” Bloch said.” Members can upgrade their membership by making a gift to the Alumni Association. Gifts to the Alumni Association help provide unique programs, services, information and resources to build meaningful connections and relationships among alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends of the university across generations and around the world. Not only does ISU take great pride in the Alumni Association, past alumni are also full of pride. “I take great pride every time I drive onto campus, I coach the spirit squads and that is my way to honor the university in a visible way,” Tammy Schaffer, spirit coordinator said. “The growth of the university is a matter of pride to me; it is an outstanding university to attend and to work for.” The pride factor kicks in a lot more during homecoming. It’s the event where all alumni will gather and share stories. “The tailgating before the game is my favorite part of homecoming because people come up to me and share their experiences at ISU and their experiences with the spirit squads,” Schaffer said.

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Alumnus challenged segregation and changed history Dave Taylor ISU Communications and Marketing Near the end of the World War II, First Lt. Quentin Smith of East Chicago and 100 fellow officers in the Army Air Corps were confined to their barracks at Freeman Army Airfield near Seymour, Ind. They faced courts martial and a possible death sentence. “A sentry told me he had orders to shoot to kill if I left the barracks,” Smith, 94, recalled during a recent interview at his home in Gary, where he worked as a teacher and school principal before and after the war. The Army charged the 101 veteran aviators not with murder or treason but with an offense that would be unimaginable today. The mutineers were African-American and the U.S. military at the time, like much of the nation itself, was still highly segregated. Officially the Army charged them with failure to obey the direct order of a commanding officer. With the United States at war, their refusal carried the ultimate penalty. “The white colonel said that we should not use any of the equipment or the tennis courts of the officers club or the swimming pool after 5 p.m.,” Smith said. “But when you fly all day and then eat and shower, it’s 5 o’clock and you know how muggy it is down there (in southern Indiana).” Col. Robert Selway ordered all 546 Tuskegee Airmen at Freeman Field to sign a paper agreeing to stay out of the of-

ficers club in the evenings. Most signed, but Smith and 100 others refused. Smith, the highest ranking officer among the mutineers, remained steadfast in his refusal even when threatened with the 64th article of war, which provides for potential execution for failure to obey a commanding officer. He had not expected the 64th article to be invoked and could manage only a “squeak” in responding to Selway that he still refused to sign. Attorney Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first African-American on the Supreme Court, went to bat for the aviators and, after 90 days, persuaded President Harry Truman to release them. Three years later, Truman ended segregation in the U.S. armed forces. Before the war, Smith attended Indiana State Teachers College and completed a bachelor’s degree in social studies in 1940 and taught for two years at Roosevelt High School in Gary before joining the war effort. “I thought I got a good education” at Indiana State, Smith said. He taught the children of professors and some of Terre Haute’s leading residents at the university’s lab school.

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Quentin Smith, Indiana State University Teachers College graduate and Tuskegee Airman during World War II (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

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Quentin Smith (standing second from left) with the Indiana State Teachers College Union Board of 1939-40 (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Students at the lab school “wanted to make me out to see if I was competent to teach them,” Smith said. “Luckily, I was a reader and so I had all the background on all of the things they were doing and they found out, ‘Hey, maybe this guy does know what he’s doing’.” Smith also faced discrimination at Indiana State. He played football, served on the Union Board and as vice-president of his senior class but was not allowed to live on campus. At the time, the school also barred African-American students from social functions, prompting Smith to take a stand much as he would do years later in the military. He made a lavish request of the dean of students thinking “never thinking (she) would do it,” he said. He asked for “two letters of recommendation to the best stores in town” for a fashion show and funding for a separate prom. The dean granted the request and African-American students held their own prom. While grateful for the opportunity to attend Indiana State, Smith said he has spoken out neither in support of nor against the university throughout the more than 70 years since his graduation. The incident “really stuck in my craw,” he said. “She didn’t apologize ... she was just going along with the program.” After his military stint, Smith helped change the

lives of thousands of young people during a 40-year career with Gary Public Schools. He was the first principal of Banneker Elementary School, then and now reserved for academically talented students, and developed Emerson High School for Visual and Performing Arts. He also served as the first principal of Westside High, the city’s answer to desegregation in 1968. The building served as a 3,900-student “amalgamation of three high schools - worst thing you could do,” he said. “The gangs had names then and I had to develop their loyalty to one school.” Smith demanded order and civility, to the point of telling security officers at football games to eject any student who refused polite requests to remove his hat during the national anthem or “put him on the ground.” Working with Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar, Smith helped establish the Fund for Hoosier Excellence, which awards scholarships to minority students from throughout the state. He is also one of three surviving Tuskegee Airmen with the power to appoint young men and women to U.S. military academies.

Senior stepping into leadership role for ISU

Senior Aaron Archie selected to walk on to the field for the ceremony coin toss (Photo Courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing ).

Anthony Butler Reporter

As a senior on Indiana State’s football team, number 99 Aaron Archie is looked up to for his hard work by many of his teammates. Before each game, Archie prepares by mentally staying focused and following the directions he is given. He took the leadership role of a senior so that he may help to lead his team to victory. “We had to weed out the bad seeds,” Archie said. In earlier years ISU’s football team was lacking in many areas before regaining new light in a new direction for the program. As a losing team, they were in need of renovation. The road to success was rocky from playing high school football at Cass Tech High School in Detroit, Mich. Archie was lettered two years in high school, named to the All-City team his junior year and named to the second team AllCity selection as a senior. Archie said moving from high school to college football was a change of pace. “It’s much faster than playing high school football,” Archie said. With a major in sports management and a minor in coaching, Archie said he chose ISU because the team gave him a shot at linebacker.

Other colleges wanted him to play safety instead. In 2008, Archie missed the football season due to a knee injury. However, he bounced back the next year with 117 tackles during the 2009 season. He was also named to the AllNewcomer team and the All-Missouri Valley Football Conference second team. During the 2010 football season, Archie received honorable mentions from the Missouri Valley Football Conference. Last year, Archie dominated leading ISU in tackles. He was ranked 12th in the MVFC and 12th on ISU’s All-Time List for total season tackles. Archie receives much support from his peers and the community. Fans cheer him and the team on at each and every game. Over the years ISU has built a nationally ranked team with back-to-back wins and record setting players. With over 300 total tackles, he has been a key part of building the team’s defense over the span of his four years here. He is undecided about what he will do after graduating. “Wherever it goes,” Archie says. “I have no idea.”

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ISU beats the heat with a 3-0 win

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Upcoming Events Women’s Volleyball Friday at Springfield, Mo. vs. Missouri State at 8 p.m. Saturday at Wichita, Kan. vs. Wichita State at 8 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Friday at Memorial Stadium vs. Creighton at 7 p.m.

Football Saturday at Memorial Stadium vs. Missouri State at 3:05 p.m.

Softball Sunday at Terre Haute, Ind. vs. University of Indianapolis at 1 p.m.

Sophomore Bria Caldwell battling to reach the ball (Photo courtesy of ISU Communication Marketing). The soccer team now has a record of 5-7-1. The Phoenix dropped to a 3-7-1 record. The Sycamores outscored the Phoenix in number of shots 14-11, 5-3 on shots on goal. Scoring the first goal of the game was sophomore Aubrie Musselman in the 11th minute of play, firing a shot from left wing, which hit the back post before bouncing in to the back of the net. Musselman added three more shots throughout the game, all on goal. “The team played very well almost the whole game,” True said. “The first half we were a little off but we got an early goal in the opening ten minutes of the game.” Freshman Sydney Lovelace increased the Sycamores lead in the 47th minute of play with the help of sophomore Marisa Windisch. Windisch fed the ball to Lovelace from the right wing. She was able to score the goal from the top

of the plenty box. Shutting out Green Bay was junior Taylor Reed scoring in the 77th minute of the game. After fellow junior Shelby Troyer won a header in the penalty box. Reed gained possession of the ball then turned and chipped the shot into the net inside the back post. “There was a lot of different people contributing today and that’s what we need,” True said, “We’re kind of coming into the last five game of conference and we know how important they are.” Their next match-up will be against Creighton’s Blue Jays Friday in Memorial Stadium at 7 p.m. The game will be ISU’s Think Pink game collaborating with the Wabash Valley Susan G. Komen Foundation. Fans will receive free admission to the game if they wear pink and also can donate in support of breast cancer

research. “We are looking forward to Friday’s game night,” True said.

“There was a lot of different people contributing today and that’s what we need.” Erika True, head women’s soccer coach

Indiana State volleyball team falls to Redbirds

Freshman Erika Nord serves the ball to opponents Illinois State (Photo of courtesy of ISU Communication and Marketing).

Thomas Beeler Sports Editor

The Indiana State volleyball team’s senior Shea Doran had 11 kills and digs recording a double double but, ISU still fell to the Illinois State Redbirds 3-0 Friday at the ISU Arena. The team has a season record of 3-12 and 1-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference. The Redbird’s current record is 9-6 and 3-2 in their MVC play. Also, junior Ashlen Buck , and juniors Loni Mackinson and Molly Murphy reached double figures in digs recording 16, 15 and 11. In the first set, the

Sycamores took an early lead 6-4. Freshman Cassandra Willis aided their lead with a kill, but the Redbirds then tied the set 8-8 before taking the lead and the match from the Sycamores, 25-16. Sycamore again jumped to an early lead, 5-2, off of a kill by sophomore Kyla Thomas. Doran then delivered an ace, giving the Sycamores a huge lead of 18-12. The Redbirds soon responded to the Sycamore’s call and tied the set at 20-20. The Sycamores then widened the lead farther

to 24-20, but could not close the deal and fell 26-24 in the second set. The Sycamores found themselves in deep hole in third set with a 5-1 run. They came to tie the match, 9-9, and took their first lead, 10-9 with a kill from Murphy. The Redbirds drove the match home with a 25-20 finish, winning the match. The volleyball team will return to action Friday to try to stand strong against the Bears of Missouri State.

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The end is near: Don’t forget about baseball Late September is traditionally dominated by college and professional football talk and analysis. With replacement referees and end of game dramatics, I’m not sure I can blame anybody who is wholly enveloped in football. However, this week marks the last week of the Major League Baseball regular season, and a seemingly ultracompetitive, unpredictable postseason Levi is on the immediate horizon. (When Seymour I say ultra-competitive, of course, my beloved Chicago Cubs are not Foul included, Sigh.) Play Playoff races, particularly in the American League, are nowhere near set in stone as of Saturday afternoon. Zero of the five playoff spots are secured; don’t forget about the inaugural addition of an extra wild-card team this year. The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers hold leads in their respective divisions by the smallest of margins. The Baltimore Orioles and Chicago White Sox both have legitimate shots to overtake the leaders and not have to worry about sliding into a wild card. The Texas Rangers have more breathing room in the AL West, holding a three game lead with five games to play. The Oakland Athletics trail the Rangers by three games giving them the slightest of chances to win the division. As for wild card contenders, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Tampa Bay Rays have the slimmest of hopes to slide into the postseason. To summarize, eight teams have chances to fill five playoff spots with five games to play. If that isn’t late season drama and reasons to watch this week, I don’t know what is.

In the National League, races are seemingly more decided. The Washington Nationals have clinched a division title and playoff spot for the first time in their franchise history, the Cincinnati Reds have clinched the National League Central for the second time in three years, and the San Francisco Giants have gotten the National League West and the playoff in the bag, berth that goes with it. As the wild card, the Atlanta Braves have clinched the first spot, and the St. Louis Cardinals hold a three game lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers and five game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for the last wild card berth. By publication on Monday, the Cardinals could very well have the wild card clinched, ending all possible drama in the National League. (And sending a feeling of nausea through all baseball fans that follow the Cubs for fun). The 162-game marathon that is baseball season seems to have been more dramatic in the last couple of years. Remember last season, when the Rays and Cardinals backed into the postseason with late-game heroics on the last day? Or even more entertaining, when the Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves put together historic September collapses and missed the playoffs? Boston and the Fenway faithful thought last year was bad, what are they feeling this season? I was at Fenway Park earlier this summer, and by now I would not be surprised if fans were mixing an array of powerful potions and conjuring magic spells to damn manager Bobby Valentine and the front office for eternity. You laugh, but somewhere in Boston, crazy, unemployed, loft apartment guy has his lab coat and dartboard with Valentine’s face side by side. Red Sox implosion rant aside, who is the favorite to win the World Series in late October? Will it be a team like last year’s Cardinals, who get hot at the right time

and continue their hot play to a championship, perhaps, the Detroit Tigers? For that matter, the Cardinals could repeat as champions as they have been playing good baseball lately. Will a small market Reds team march through the National League? Coming off a no-hitter by Homer Bailey, the Reds pitching staff, starters and bullpen both, looks locked and loaded for a deep run. Also don’t forget about the Giants out west, they will be looking for their second title in three years. In the AL, I think the Rangers have the most pressure to get to the Fall Classic and win. They have been World Series losers two consecutive years, and Josh Hamilton and company have all the talent in the world to finally get over the hump in year three. At any rate, the baseball playoffs and October, in general, is a great month of sports. I will be glued to the playoff races this week and anxiously awaiting the World Series. As for the Red Sox, hopefully nothing but a peaceful firing of the manager comes out of their horrid season. Enjoy the last week of baseball, and look for a prediction column when the seeds are set.

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Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 19

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Indiana Statesman Volume 120 Issue 19