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TRUSTEES APPROVE The Indiana State Board of Trustees endorses the renovation of the Sycamore Towers. Monday, October 8, 2012 Indiana State University www.indianastatesman.com Volume 120 Issue 21
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Renovation of the Sycamore Towers is scheduled to commence early next year with Mills Hall (Photo by Jamie Nichols).
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Senior offensive lineman Casey Paswater prepares for the homecoming game against Missouri State (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
The Sycamore Towers were approved for renovation next year by the Indiana State University Board of Trustees Friday. Diann McKee, vice president of business affairs, finance and university treasurer said the renovation of the residence halls built in
the early 1960s are part of the universityâ€™s long term plan of renovating all existing facilities. Mills Hall is scheduled to be the first tower to go offline at the conclusion of the spring 2013 semester.
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McKee added that the university is currently working with Ratio Architects to draw up a budget for the construction not to exceed $22 million. The towers are to be financed by university auxiliary bonds with an estimation of $80 million to be spent to renovate all four towers. “When we evaluated all the different alternatives it appeared to renovate made the most sense,” McKee said. Renovation proved to be the most effective method, McKee said. The university went through a “lengthy analysis” from demolishing new construction to reducing the height of the towers. The analysis proved that the towers are still structurally sound. “We have worked well to maintain the envelope of the building,” McKee said. “[We] are land locked somewhat. To build new would be taking parking lots out of circulation and that will be going on for some time.” Improvements students can expect to see include air-conditioning and the possibility of double
rooms with private bathrooms and reduction of density per floor. “We are looking at different options,” McKee said. “[We should] have some positive information in the next week or so.” Meanwhile, the university continues to make renovations this year with the $30 million renovation of Erickson Hall and the new construction of in-fill student housing on the north side of campus expected to begin “hopefully sometime in November,” McKee said. The renovation of Erickson and the new residence hall are financed by auxiliary bonds as well. Erickson is to serve as not only student housing but will house the residential life and Sodexo offices currently located in the lower level of the Sycamore towers. Occupancy of Erickson is scheduled for August 2013 and the new student resident hall is set for August 2014. In addition, the board of trustees will considered a new way for amendments to university policies to be handled at the December meeting.
Melony Sacopulos, university general counsel and secretary, said the “policy on policies” focuses on establishing procedures for students, staff and administrators to present to the board amendments to current policies or new policies to the board. Through the university secretary, amendments can be presented eight days before the next board of trustees meeting. The board will then have options to adopt or delay decision on adopting it for up to 60-days.
“When we evaluated different alternatives it appeared to renovate made the most sense.” Diann McKee, vice president of business affairs, finance and university treasurer
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ISU and City Council at odds over public streets Ernest Rollins Editor-in-Chief Members of the Terre Haute City Council says Indiana State University built on public city streets without permission. Diann McKee, vice president for business affairs, finance and university treasurer, said the university felt that they had secured approvals as needed. Chuck Ennis, city engineer, said he would categorize the things that happened as oversights and honest mistakes. He said it was not anyone’s intention to circumvent the rules. Bryan Duncan, director of facilities management at ISU, used to be the city engineer, Ennis said, and is familiar with the procedures and expects ISU to continue its good relationship with the city on such matters. Nonetheless, city councilman Norm Loudermilk said that it is important that procedures are followed and everyone be held to the same standard. Loudermilk said these could have been oversights but wants to avoid it become something that happens repeatedly. “I just want to make sure they are following the same procedures,” Loudermilk said. “The city and Indiana State University have a long standing good relationship and we want to keep that relationship good and the only way we are going to do that is to cooperate and procedures need to be respected.” John Mullican, D-6th councilman, said that at last
Thursday’s meeting the council discussed issues with recently installed stop sign on seventh and Chestnut, the erection of new parking signs for high-efficiency vehicles along the Scott College of Business and the new pedestrian area and cross walk on Cherry. McKee said the decision regarding the stop sign at the intersection was made as a safety measure since the traffic signals were removed and the intersection is typically very busy. Ennis agreed with the need for a stop sign as the intersection is subject to heavy pedestrian traffic. Mullican said the council were concerned about the LED lights on the sign. There isn’t a provision for that type of a signal in the city’s code. Ennis said the city will remove and replace the stop sign erected by the university. The parking signs raised questions about whether it had ever been passed through the council and is there a provision in the city code for that designation and how will it be enforced, Mullican said. Ennis added that the contractors installed them as to designs but the council was not contacted. Since the meeting the signs were reverted back to what they are supposed to be. In regards to the curb work on the north side of the Federal Hall building, Ennis said Indiana State University came to the board of public works for curb work years prior construction
but the crosswalk was forgotten and not part of the same presentation. Therefore, the board of public works never got to consider it. “ISU have been very good to work with,” Ennis said. “They are going to come back and make the adjustments and get the approvals that they need to do the things that need to be done.”
“The city and Indiana State University have a long standing good relationship and we want to keep that relationship good.” Norm Loudermilk, city councilman
Stop signs constructed stop signs at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut (left) and on the north side of the Federal Hall (right) raised concern with the city council about whether the university had permission or not. The city and ISU are currently working together to make adjustments (Photos by Jamie Nichols).
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Red Tail’s history flies into Terre Haute
Pilots of a U.S. Army Air Forces fighter squadron, credited with shooting down 8 of the 28 German planes destroyed in dog-fights over the new Allied beachheads south of Rome, on Jan. 27, 1944 talk at a U.S. base in the Mediterranean theater. An exhibit featuring the Red Tail Squadron was on display at the Terre Haute International Airport last week (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons).
Hannah Michaels Reporter The CAF Red Tail Squadron’s Rise Above Traveling Exhibit visited Terre Haute International Airport last week to teach the legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen. The exhibit featured a short movie, “Rise Above”, which taught its audience about the group of African American fighter pilots that fought against adversity to fight in WWII. A P-51C Mustang also visited the exhibit. “It’s aviation history right here in Terre Haute,” Gary Cauley, freshman professional aviation flight technology major, said. “They changed the racial barriers in aviation. What started out as an experiment became very successful not only in aviation, but in all society really.” The exhibit is 53 feet long and was created after a fatal crash of a P-51 in 2004 to teach others that the Tuskegee Airmen overcame their obstacles, and others can as well. “I came today because I’ve had a lifelong love of airplanes and aviation,” Laverne Knock, ISU Emeritus Professor of aerospace technology, said. “The Tuskegee Airmen exemplified dedication and preservation in the face of adversity.” The Tuskegee Airmen first trained at segregated bases, for policy makers in the United States Army Air Corps believed African Americans were unable to learn to fly or manage an air craft. Pressure from the National Association for the Advanced Colored People, as well as African American media sources and universities, convinced President Franklin Roosevelt to open pilot training facility at the Tuskegee Army Air Field at Tuskegee Institute, Alabama. Over 900 African American men were trained as pilots between 1941 -1946 in the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Medium Bombardment Group. The 99th Pursuit Squadron was one of the most famous groups for their successful record in combat as bomber escorts and attack missions in Italy in 1943. They painted the tails of fighter planes red, creating the name of Red Tails, and
were often requested by bomber pilots as the “red tailed angels”. They were awarded a Congressional Gold Medal in 2007, as well as many other medals and recognition. “The Tuskegee Airmen showed that African Americans could successfully fly some of the most sophisticated equipment during WWII and excel under tremendous opposition,” Ann Chirhart, ISU history instructor, said. “They played a significant role in the modern freedom struggle by providing a public demonstration of African American capabilities and patriotism.” Quentin Smith, an ISU alumnus and a former Tuskegee Airmen, was a member of the 477th Bombardment Group who refused to sign a form that made him agree to follow a facility’s segregated rules. Mr. Smith lived in Terre Haute in the 1930s in a time of segregation and white supremacy. He fought against discrimination and became a principal and advocate for public schools in Indiana after serving in WWII. “These men were highly intelligent and accomplished individuals,” Chirhart said. “Mr. Smith’s abilities to do well at ISU in a time of segregation and adversity tell us what an individual can accomplish and what a group can do with collective action. He confronted each challenge with the belief of change, and that’s a lesson for everyone.”
“What started out as an experiment became very successful not in aviation, but in all society really.” Gary Cauley, freshman professional aviation flight technology major
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Illustration by Mark Voelker. I wish humanity had never created nuclear weapons. But we did, and despite their horrific nature, we can’t get rid of them. As long as there are those in this world willing and able to obtain and use them for purposes of evil, we can never destroy our greatest weapons without surrendering to evil altogether. By this same logic, it follows that we cannot disarm our own people and leave them defenseless to the moral traitors in our midst. Thankfully, we are a country with great liberties like those granted by our constitution’s second amendment. Consequently, I am allowed to obtain a permit to carry a handgun for my own protection. I can take it with me almost anywhere I go on a daily basis, just not where I happen to be most of the time, on ISU’s campus. Over 20 shootings have taken place on “gunfree” campuses, since 2001. Could many of the resulting deaths have been prevented had these campuses allowed permitted students to properly defend themselves? While the great majority of colleges and universities across the country have bans on allowing concealed-carry on campus, many do not. Presently, over 200 campuses across six states allow some form of carry, the most recent being the University of Colorado after a prolonged legal battle with Students for Concealed Carry ending early this fall.
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Students for Concealed Carry was founded after the Virginia Tech massacre by students who noted that the college’s gun ban failed to stop the shooter. The Sept. 28 issue of USA Today included a letter from the Students for Concealed Carry group next to and in rebuttal to a staff editorial titled, “When college students pack heat, the danger grows.” The USA Today staff argued, “More guns on campus—places where binge drinking, drug taking and immature judgment are common—will undoubtedly cost more lives than they save.”
“..we can never destroy our greatest weapons without surrendering to evil altogether.” An Oct. 1 follow-up to this issue included user submitted Facebook comments. Student Scott Hooker writes, “When it comes to paying taxes, rent and tuition, I’m an adult. When I’m called for jury duty, I’m an adult. But somehow, when I want to protect myself in the dark alleys of my urban campus, I’m suddenly an impulsive child? Can someone please explain to me how that works?” Hooker is right. If my nation and my state give me a freedom, why am I letting my school take it away from me? Isn’t the very nature of furthering my education a wise and responsible decision? Why should I have to trade books for personal protection, or vice
versa? The USA Today staff goes on to argue that assuming everyone with a concealed gun permit is well trained is a recipe for disaster, citing the nine bystanders shot by NYPD during the Empire State Building shooting this summer. The concern is valid, but NYPD’s performance was a result of trigger happy, overconfident cops who hadn’t gotten their chance to prove their worth and fulfill their childhood dreams by shooting a bad guy yet. Anyone with minimal firearms training knows not to shoot while bystanders are in or near the line of fire. The NYPD cops were shooting at a man as they chased him through busy streets. If a shooter runs off of campus because six students in the lecture hall he just entered pointed a gun at his face, mission accomplished. The USA Today staff concludes that safety should ultimately be ensured by the universities themselves, putting responsibility in a timely response to any incidents by armed campus security personnel. Early on in the editorial the author states, “You don’t need to understand that letting college students pack heat is a recipe for tragedy.” Well, you don’t have to be the editor of a newspaper to understand that random, psychopathic shootings are by nature unpredictable and often result in homicides/ suicides before the girl in the front row can grab the iPhone from her purse. Disarming responsible, trained and legally licenced students is not the solution to ensuring our safety, it is surrendering to evil altogether.
How to earn extra money without committing to an extra job A good rule of thumb is this: if you haven’t worn, played, used or looked for it in the last year, get rid of it. So by cleaning out your closet, attic, basement or garage, you can cash in on your hoard. Pawn shops will not only buy your unused items, they will also loan you money against them, giving you quick cash in your pocket now with an option to buy back your items later. But be warned, if you do not buy it back within the specified time, it goes up for sale. Pawn shops will buy jewelry, tools, musical instruments, electronics, sports equipment, movies, games and kitchen appliances. Resell electronics, games and music at Disc Replay or one of the other similar businesses in town. Take unwanted books either to Indiana State University’s bookstore or another book store around town. On a whim, I took some old text books (eight to 12 years old) down to Barnes and Noble and received more for two of them than I did for my returned books from last semester. They also have a donation site, One Planet, where you may leave books they do not purchase as a tax deductible donation. A good move for all you one-stop shoppers. Pawn clothing. Plato’s Closet pays outright for younger, name-brand adult clothing. There are several other resale shops around town that will either buy or take your clothing on consignment, as well. Sell your children’s outgrown stuff to Once Upon A Child, who also pay up front, or another used baby outlet in town. They take baby and children’s clothes, equipment, toys and books in good condition. Some shops pay outright, some shops operate on consignment. Sell unused household items and furniture to the several junk and second hand stores, or list them at the local auction house. If you live on a busy street, you may just need to place it out front with a large, legible sign stating the price you want for it. The lower the price, the quicker it sells. The local scrapyard here pays for all types of metal. If what you are getting rid of is made of metal, it may be worth hauling it to Goodman and Wolfe at 13th and College. Yard and garage sales are great if you have
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a lot of stuff to unload. Otherwise, one of the former suggestions yields more cash for less work and time invested. If you can’t find a buyer, then donate your stuff to charity and get a tax deductible receipt. Join a research project. There are many opportunities here at Indiana State University and elsewhere to be found. Not only will this make you some cash, when done in collaboration with the college, it can often be used for extra credit as well. However, beware of what you sign up for and read all contracts thoroughly. Donate Plasma. You can read your text book, do a good deed, get some much needed rest, and make a little cash all at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking. No kidding, donating twice a week will make you about $250 the first month and about half of that afterwards. Market a hobby. Do you crochet, cook or ride a horse like a cowboy? Sell hand-made hats, scarves, baby blankets or baked treats. Or start a dinner service, offer cooking or equestrian lessons. Market a skill. Whether you play basketball, draw or paint or play the piano, someone would be willing to pay you to teach them what you know. If you plan on marketing your talents, I suggest you visit Office Max or Staples and see their selection of original business cards. It is a small investment that generally has a big return. Sponsor an event. One New Year’s Eve, my best friend and I made over $400 dollars by throwing an all-night slumber party for the kiddos, complete with party hats, sparkling fruit juice toasts in plastic champagne glasses (and sippy cups), sparklers and noise makers. Another good idea is a Saturday basketball or cheerleading camp. The key to these events is to let enough people know early enough that they will attend. If you have over 120 credit hours, you can substitute teach. Or you can get a PRN, (as needed), job doing something you have experience in. Businesses often need help on the weekends, typically a free time for students. Either of these choices will afford you the freedom of not being tied to a regular and demanding schedule while allowing you the security of regular paychecks coming in. Don’t fall into the trap of using payday loans and credit cards. Instead, get creative and use the resources available to you to earn some extra cash in your free time. Your money making options may be far greater than you think.
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Letter to the editor: Education: The neglected investment Imagine that four years have passed since high school graduation and consequently, the last time you’ve done a lick of organized exercise. “I was an athlete, gosh darn it!” you might catch your inner dialogue murmuring as you pass by the mirror in your towel after taking a shower. Bemoaning transforms to minor self-loathing until one day, fed up, you rise from the couch, turn off the television and march straight into the closest gym to sign up for a membership. You formulate a consistent workout schedule full of classes and workshops and access to a personal trainer. Just like the old days, you’re going to feel sexy and confident; nothing can stop you now. Adversely, and sooner than you would hope, you realize that you can’t get anything done here. People crowd the machines only socializing as if they were at a bar. The classes you’ve signed up for, like spinning, kick-boxing and “The Art of Meditation” with Master Hsing Yun, accomplish close to nothing because attendees are still just chatting away with each other and/or the trainer, completely disregarding the initial purpose of these classes. Each week you wonder if you are wasting precious time and money on this venture. Now consider the notion that this “gym” costs $3949.00 for a fourmonth membership… In the 2009-10 academic year, the average annual cost of undergraduate tuition, room and board at a public institution was estimated at $12,804, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Education, like personal health and physical fitness, is an investment that requires engagement, attention and tenacity to insure its growth and effectiveness. A constant pursuit of education is vital to the progression of both the individual and their society. The amount of knowledge we have and the degree to which we are able to apply it give us an edge in a system that thrives on competition, yet we waste this valuable opportunity with empty rhetoric, histrionic sarcasm and irrelevant conversation. Sure, I enjoy much of the fun and humor and the comradery they build, but I do prefer to be actively learning something. Too many peanut gallery comedians brashly crack jokes lacking any substance throughout class, distracting focus and obstructing productivity. Counter intuitively, some professors fall trap to the students’ alluring, yet deliberate, attempts to derail class in hopes of escaping any “work.” As a performer, I am aware that being on stage, in the spotlight, orchestrating laughter, can be very satisfying. And realistically, I prefer a professor that can conduct class in an exciting and fun manner because I feel that it creates an attentive learning environment conducive to productivity. But we need to tone down the “fun” facet of class and award some focus to the topics and discussions that stimulate critical thinking and creativity, leaving us improved persons upon exiting the classroom. As we have all heard before, knowledge is power. And, as your tuition bill demonstrates, knowledge is expensive. Free, yes, in a philosophical sense, but not in a realistic, societal aspect. Let us all—students and professors, alike—have the mutual respect enough to not waste each other’s time/money and to allow each other to efficiently take advantage of this marvelous opportunity we have to improve ourselves and to advance our understanding of the world. Brad Wrigley Sophomore Journalism
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Upcoming Events Monday Homecoming Sweepstakes Dede 1 5 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday String Recital Recital Hall 11 a.m. Travel Fair Dede II 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Technology Webinar Series ISU Web (online) 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
The men’s winning team, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, at the 50th Trike Race (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
Jessica Neff Reporter For teams Hakuna Matata and Sigma Alpha Epsilon , winning the 50th Trike Race was not a simple task; twelve women’s teams and 14 men’s teams participated in the event on Sunday. Hakuna Matata is the first independent team to win the Trike Race in Indiana State history. Additionally, this was the team’s first year participating. “It feels so amazing,” senior psychology major and captain of Hakuna Matata, Rebekah Capriglione said. “We worked so hard and it is so incredibly amazing that this is the first time that an independent team has placed, let alone win.” Faith Fear, a sophomore dietetics major, said that Hakuna Matata was made up of three seniors, one junior and two sophomores, noting that one of the sophomores, pre-dental hygiene major Crystal Heath, was a first-year rider. “We all used to ride for RHA and when the seniors moved off-campus, we decided to form an independent team,” Fear said. Heath, being the only rookie racer on the team, was thrilled to participate. “It felt awesome,” Heath said. “It makes me wish I could do it again next year, but [unfortunately], I have to transfer [schools].” For the men, Sigma Alpha Epsilon won
their fifth consecutive Trike Race. James Gardner, a junior computer engineering technology major and president of the fraternity, could not be happier. “I’m really excited that we won,” Gardner said, who is also captain of the team. “We wanted to impress our alumni, and with only one returning rider, a sophomore, we have struggled through adversity to become successful. I am really proud of my men.” Cameron Copeland, a sophomore psychology major and a winner of the rookie-of-the-year award, agreed with Gardner. “It is so great to win,” Copeland said. “Feeling the rush of the race and audience’s encouragement, there is nothing like it.” Both Sigma Alpha Epsilon and their pairing, Alpha Phi received the Hot Wheels award, which recognizes the fastest qualification time for male and female riders. Copeland and Andrea Whited, a senior criminology major were recognized at the closing awards ceremony after the men’s trike race for the Hot Wheels award. The awards for all ISU Homecoming events will be announced at the Homecoming Sweep in Dede 1 at 5 p.m. on Monday.
“It is so great to win. Feeling the rush of the race and the audience’s encouragement, there is nothing like it.” Cameron Copeland, sophomore psychology major
Men on various teams participating in the 50th Trike Race (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
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Crime and Pop Culture Conference links past with present Bethany Donat ISU Communications and Marketing The author of nearly 50 well-loved children’s books, Dr. Seuss is often associated with “The Cat in the Hat” or “Green Eggs and Ham.” Thus, it was surprising to see a 1942 political cartoon penned by the children’s author questioning the loyalty of Japanese-Americans and depicting them as a quiet threat to American safety. Cherstin Lyon, associate professor of history at California State UniversitySan Bernardino, used the visual to demonstrate the way criminality is socially constructed in times of war, focusing on the unfair treatment of JapaneseAmericans. Lyon was one of the nine featured speakers of the fourth annual International Crime, Media and Popular Culture Studies Conference which is sponsored by the ISU Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She spoke after a welcome from Indiana State University President Dan Bradley and conference chair Frank Wilson, among others. “In this area of study, there have always been small pockets of research, but never in a centralized venue. That’s why I think it’s starting to take off,” said Wilson, also an assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice at ISU. Over the course of the three-day conference, attendees had the opportunity to attend 25 panel sessions. Each panel offered multiple presentations, with topics varying from violent crime on television to a study of criminal behavior in the “50 Shades of Gray” novel. The conference had about 100 registered participants and hundreds of ISU students attend, with registrants bringing more paper presentations than any previous years, said Wilson. The diverse crowd represented 27 states and approximately 15 different countries, including Iran, Nigeria and Lithuania. “We’re in a global society. I think that shows the whole area of study is not isolated to the United States,” he said, also noting that the diversity allows students to be exposed to scholarly research form around the world. ISU students packed the balcony for a presentation about cognitive linguistics by Amy Cook, assistant professor of theater history, theory and literature at Indiana University. In her address, Cook explained the way that moral judgments are influenced by narrative and social settings. “We take sides instinctively and then use reasoning to justify our perspective post hoc,” said Cook. Scott Vollum, assistant professor of sociology and anthropology at the University of Minnesota-Duluth, agreed, applying the theory to an emotionally charged debate within the field of criminology. “We create how we feel about the death penalty, then attempt to support our opinion based upon social underpinnings. Our attitudes stem from deeply ingrained cultural beliefs,” he said. Cook discussed the role in which speech can play in shaping those beliefs, using Shakespeare’s character of Henry V as an example of a character whose leadership is built up through narrative. “Like Henry V, we all want to fall in line. No longer a spectator, we are part of an audience, a band of brothers,” she concluded. The following speaker, Lyon, referenced the darker side of a strong narrative or the powerful desire to belong to a group. She described the loss of rights and struggle for constitutionality during the World War II Era, as Japanese Americans were forced into Japanese internment camps and stripped of their rights. “Remember this thing we have called the 14th amendment? You can’t single someone out based on their identity,” said Lyon. She went on to describe how Gordon Hirabayashi, a United States citizen of Japanese descent, saw his rights dwindle during the first few months of the
war. One of the restrictions imposed a curfew on Japanese-Americans from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., ordering that they be in their homes at this time. Hirabayashi violated the law because of its unconstitutionality, turned himself in and was eventually convicted, because in the actual words of the judge, “there was no way to tell a loyal Japanese from a disloyal Japanese.” Two students from Eastern Kentucky University’s master’s program for crime and justice studies, offered their thoughts following the presentation. “I was surprised to see the complete lack of resistance to that type of treatment,” said Craig Jenkowski, originally from Richmond, Ky. Lyon noted that this part of American history is not necessarily a popular topic. “We don’t talk about how exclusivism was embraced in the United States by moving populations around. Americans were far more comfortable with that before World War II,” said Lyon. Lyon made practical ties to today, discussing how two years ago, the Texas Board of Education modified historical details to give what some argue is a biased take on historical events, presenting information that gives the appearance that Japanese-American internment was not motivated by racism. “Many textbooks are made in Texas, so this potentially has a wide impact on other states across the nation,” said Johnathan Felden, also of Richmond. Lyon mentioned other laws, such as the recent National Defense Authorization Act passed earlier this year, that have the potential to strip Americans of their citizenship, eerily reminiscent of Japanese-American treatment during WWII. “These sort of issues are prevalent right now. I definitely saw more towards how they can relate to today,” said Felden. “Overall, we hear these things at the conference and see how closely tied they are to current issues,” said Jankowski.
“Remember this thing we call the 14th ammendment? You can’t single someone out based on their identity.” Cherstin Lyon, associate professor of history at California State University San Bernardino
Cherstin Lyon uses a 1942 political cartoon to point out the unfair treatment of Japanese Americans during the WWll era (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
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Does The Walk tarnish or fuel school spirit? Richelle Kimble Features Editor A crimson, bloody knee getting blotted by paper towel, two officers sentineling a man in cuffs, hoards of college students dashing across the traffic on Wabash Ave. These are a few scenes that flashed past walkers on Saturday during the annual homecoming event. Zackary McAdams, a fifth year Indiana State University accounting major, said that while he did not participate in the drinking aspect of The Walk, he witnessed several students that had taken the tradition ‘too far.’ “I think that it is mainly in good spirit, people like to relax and celebrate, but I think that some people take it too far and end up ruining it for themselves,” he said Shawn Swinford, May 2012 ISU alumnus, said that he felt that for some, homecoming spirit is not connected with The Walk. “I found it interesting that nearly no one knew who we were playing in the football game,” he said. “The most common answer was ‘Does it matter?’” The Walk is not associated with Indiana State University, but it is an annual homecoming event for students and alumni. The event is formatted to hit each bar on campus and on Wabash Ave. and walk to Memorial Stadium for the homecoming football game. While some students turn the walk into a crawl with the aid of alcohol, some walkers, such as McAdams and Swinford, participated in the event as way to catch up with friends, partake in some leisurely exercise and celebrate ISU’s homecoming. “I came back to see all the people that I have not seen since I graduated,” Swinford said. “I have a few family members down here who gave me a place to stay, and I participated in The Walk to have a good time and be with my friends again.” McAdams said this year was his first year participating in The Walk because last year he was studying abroad. “I did it to hang out with friends and have a good time and I was also excited to be a part of the tradition,” he said. Swinford managed to make it to the bars by 8 a.m., following a waffle breakfast made by his brother at 6:30 a.m. While he said that he had been celebratory drinking, he was not walking as means to get drunk. “On the walk, we rarely get to drink much because we are too busy socializing,” he said. “I left my place with 30 bucks and came back with $22.” It was Swinford’s second year participating in The Walk, and he and his friends have created traditions of their own. “My brother has a tradition of buying two five dollar pizzas and selling at least ten slices to make his money back,” he said. “He has done this on every walk he has been on.” McAdams said that his crew began at 11 p.m. and stopped to eat snacks, as well, having Square Donuts on the way and lunch at Tent
City. Though, he said that his favorite stop was Sonka’s because of the relaxed and relieving atmosphere it provided. Additionally, McAdams said that he sees the connection between The Walk, homecoming tradition and school spirit, so long as it is not disrupted by large amounts of alcohol. “The most exciting part about it is seeing so much school spirit and to see so many people to get together for an event,” he said. “It [is a] great experience to hang out with good friends and catch up with old friends that I had not seen for a long time.” Swinford felt the same, stating that he feels that The Walk is not strictly an event for school spirit nor an event of pure drunkenness. “I think it gets a lot of people out who don’t normally get involved and also brings people back to ISU,” he said. “For some people it is just a time to get drunk, but I think for most it is more of a time to rekindle old friendships.”
“I found it interesting that nearly no one knew who we were playing in the football game. The most common answer was, ‘Does it matter?’” Shawn Swinford, ISU alumnus
A group of spirited fans at Tent City, the ending destination of The Walk (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
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Junior defensive back Calvin Burnett reaching out for an interception (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
Jared McCormick Reporter The Sycamores earned a hard fought victory this past Saturday against the Bears of Missouri State University. This contest was played in front of over 8,300 fans. This was also the Sycamores’ homecoming football game. If all that was not enough to make this game interesting, the fact that these two teams are rivals in the Missouri Valley Conference would more than add drama to this contest. Missouri State has a season record of 0 wins and 6 losses. This loss also puts them at 0–3 in the Missouri Valley conference. The Bears did not just give the game away, however, the Sycamores’ ability to finish strongly led to their ultimate victory. The Sycamores are now 4–2 overall and have a 2–1 record in the Missouri valley Conference. The Sycamores seemed to have a tough time, at first, establishing any sort of rhythm on offense. The Sycamore defense saw its share of difficulties also. The Bears were able to score first with a touchdown late in the first quarter. The resilient Sycamores, however, would not be phased; in fact, on the ensuing kickoff #80 Tanner Riley, wide receiver, returned a kickoff for a 93 yard touchdown. The score was evened after a mere 11 seconds. This contest would prove to be a battle of momentum. The Sycamores would find the end zone
again in the first quarter off of a 26 yard pass from quarterback Mike Perish to wide receiver Demory Lawshe. This drive came after what seemed to be a freak fumble by the Missouri State Bears. The contest between the two teams was comparable to about between two heavyweight boxers. At times, there was not as much finesse but these two teams battled one punch at a time. Neither the Sycamores nor the Bears would score in the second quarter, but both teams returned from halftime ready to play. The Sycamores had a scare when the Bears blocked a punt that eventually turned into a Bear field goal with about 8 minutes left in the quarter. Then, the Bears went on to score again with about 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The ever resilient Sycamores would return the favor, though, and they would not let the Bears score again after those plays. The Sycamores regained the lead when Perish threw to wide open Mike Mardis for a 16 yard touchdown. The Sycamores took the lead again 21 to 17. This play was especially important to Mardis because he is coming off an injury from last week. “I am just blessed that after last week I couldn’t walk, but this week I could play,” Mardis aid
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Junior running back Shakir Bell running the ball toward the Sycamores touchdown (Photo by Mae Robyn Rhymes).
In the fourth quarter, the persistence of the Sycamores finally paid off. They were able to continue to establish their ground game and Tailback Shakir Bell was able to find the end zone on a 24 yard run. The Sycamore defense was also able to prevent the Bears from being able to make a comeback. The final score in the game came off of a Tanner Fritschle field goal. The final play of this contest was an interception by Indiana State corner back Johnny Towalid. The final score of this competition was Indiana State 31 and Missouri State 17. The Bears defense was able to cause Indiana State quarterback Mike Perish to throw two interceptions. Both teams ended up having a combined five interceptions throughout the game (MSU 3 – ISU 2). The defense of the Sycamores rallied together after gaining the momentum of a late first quarter touchdown by wide receiver Tanner Riley. The Bears ended up with a total of 341 yards of total offense, but most of that came off of just a couple of missed plays by the Sycamores. The Sycamores walked away with 280 yards of offense, and to no surprise tailback Shakir Bell had 113 of those yards and fellow tailback George Cheeseborough rushed for an additional 43. Bell’s 113 yards moves him to the third spot on the all time Sycamore rushing list over Derrick Franklin. Defensively, too, the Sycamores have still only allowed five touchdowns in the last 21 quarters of play. Line backers Aaron Archie and Jacolby Washington combined for 26 combined tackles, 15 and 11 respectively. Cornerback Calvin Burnett had a strong game Saturday as well posting up two interceptions. The Bears’ defense was relatively stout throughout the entire contest, but the Sycamores
were patient and allowed some key plays to put them into a position to win the football game. Coach Miles spoke about his team and said, “they executed when they had to; what matters is the end result”. The Sycamores were sure to relish their victory, however, come next Saturday they face the powerhouse of North Dakota State University. The Sycamores are traveling this week to face the Bison who are currently ranked first in the nation as well as the Missouri Valley Conference. Bell commented on this game that “this has to be our break out game.” Kickoff is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. and the Sycamores will look to execute their game plan, and bring the Bison their first loss of the season.
“They executed when they had to; what matters is the end result.” Trent Miles, head coach
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Trees fall to Bears 3-2 and Shockers 3-0
Juniors Loni Mackinson and Molly Murphy (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).
Thomas Beeler Sports Editor The Sycamore volleyball team went on the road against the Bears of Missouri State Friday and Wichita State’s Shockers Saturday. ISU fell to both teams after fighting hard. The team is now 3-14 in the regular season and 1-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference. ISU vs. Missouri State Missouri State came into the match with a 10-8 record and sitting 5-2 in the MVC. Senior Christie Fullenkamp led the team with 26 kills while fellow senior Shea Doran and junior Molly Murphy also reached double figures with 21 kills and 16 digs and 12 kills. The Sycamores jumped into the first set quickly with a 25-23 win. Both team were tied 18-18 until the ISU took the led 22-18 after consecutive attack errors by the Bears.
The Bears then came back in second with a 25-22 set win. The Sycamores then regained themselves in the third set earning a 25-22 win breaking the tie in the match and taking the lead for the second time. Both exchanged points until Fullenkamp put the Sycamores ahead. Missouri then responded and grabbed the fourth set 25-21 tying the match against 2-2. The fifth set, the Bears jumped to an early advantage with a 4-1 lead before Murphy and Doran tried to cut the lead 5-3. The Sycamores could not regain and fell in the final set 15-13. ISU vs. Wichita State Fullenkamp again led the team in kills with 13 and five digs while Freshman Ashlen Buck followed with 14 digs. Junior Loni Mackinson had 28 assists.
The Shocker’s reached the board first and broke away. The Sycamores could not come back and fell in the first set 25-17. In the second set, ISU fell into a 20-14 deficit. A kill from Murphy and four straight kills from Fullenkamp got the Sycamores closer to breaking the Shocker’s lead but could not and Wichita won the second set 25-21. The Sycamores again fell behind in the third set and were not able to bridge the gap losing 25-14 as the Shockers took the match 3-0. The volleyball team will return to ISU Arena this weekend hosting Drake Friday and Creighton.
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Sycamores comes out 3-1 over Blue Jays Friday
Sophomore defender Marisa Windisch (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations).
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This Friday, Indiana State’s women soccer team won 3-1 over Creighton earning their first win over the Blue Jays. Right now they sit 6-7-1 and 1-1 in the Missouri Valley Conference. Also, the soccer hosted the Think Pink Night in corporation with the Wabash Valley Susan G. Komen Foundation. “Creighton is always a good team,” Head women’s soccer coach Erika True said. ISU led the game in shots 13-9, 5-3 in shot on goal and 5-3 in corner kicks. ISU goalkeeper Erin Mitchell tied Creighton in saves with two the entire game. Sophomore Aubrie Musselman is continuously increasing her seasonal goal court putting in the first goal of the game. Senior Kourtney Vassar started things off with a long cross into the box. Junior Taylor Reed directed the ball toward Musselman on the right side of the penalty box. Musselman then chipped it over Creighton’s goalkeeper and into the net. The Blue Jays then tied the game with a goal in the 12th minute of play. Creighton’s Alissa Kohmetscher had
long corner kick on the right wing before finding an open teammate, Jill Richgels, in the center of the field. Richgels reached the back of the net with a shot 25 yards out. The Sycamores then regained the lead in the 37th minute of the play. With one bounce, Creighton set the ball 35 yards away from the goal. Junior Shelby Troyer was able to shoot toward the goal that slipped under the crossbar. “Troyer started a great volley right off the bat.” Reed said, “She didn’t even know where it came from. It was an incredible goal. ISU sealed the game in 84th minute as Reed scored her third this season. A free kick was sent from senior Casey Allbright from the left wing feeding the ball to Reed in the center of the box. Reed then redirected the ball inside the near post, sending it to the net. “We’re going into another very hard game next Sunday,” True said. The soccer team will be out of action for the next eight days. They will return to MVC play in Normal, Ill. facing
Illinois State Oct. 14 with the game kicking off at 2 p.m. (ET). “Illinois State is always a tremendous team,” True said, “I think we are going to continue doing what we’re doing, which is focusing on us. Focusing on the attacking part of our game and the little things. We’re making sure we’re doing everything we can to get another win.”
“I think we are going to continue doing what we’re doing, which is focusing on us. “ Erika True, head women’s soccer coach