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IS THIS THE NEW STANDARD? ISU officials dispel the belief that a bachelor’s degree will become the new high school diploma Friday, September 7, 2012 Indiana State University www.indianastatesman.com Volume 120 Issue 9

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BRIANNE HOFMAN Reporter Record highs in student loan debt and unemployment have thrown the value of a college degree into question. A recent Georgetown study, though, shows that a four-year education is still holds weight. According to the study, conducted last month, jobs that need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree have grown by 2.2 million, whereas jobs that only need high school diplomas have dropped by 200, 000.

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Georgetown acknowledged that seven percent of college graduates are unemployed, but that number is dwarfed by the 24 percent rate of jobless high school graduates. Tracy Powers, executive director of the ISU Career Center, said that when it comes to a competitive job market, college students have the upper hand.

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Brief New ISU mobile app available for download Indiana State University launched their new mobile app Wednesday. The app is available for download for Androids and iPhone. Current and prospective students and ISU faculty and staff can download the app by texting the word “Mobile” to 63566 or via web link at m.indstate.edu. The new mobile app is one of two phases ISU has in developing the university’s mobile prescence. Santhana Naidu, ISU web services director, said the new mobile app was redesigned following the feedback of students following the launch of the first ISU mobile app one and a half years ago. “One of the biggest requests that we see from our students is the fact they wanted to be able to use the app to be able to conncect to their classes,” Naidu said. The new app offers a variety of features that were unavailable in the older one with the biggest change being the linking of class schedules to the mobile app. Students can now access their class schedules and Blackboard account via the new app.

Naidu said the feature can work for prospective and current students as the class schedules on the app would be updated, show class information as well as any other information related to the class. Another interesting feature is the opportunity for students to design apps to be potentially integrated into the university app. Naidu added that the open source platform allows for students to submit their own app creations to be potentially added once the university approves. Student-developed apps have been integrated at other universities. At the university of Harvad, a student’s laundry finder mobile app was integrated into the school’s mobile app. This is only the beginning for the school’s new app. Social media developer Amy Bouman said there is discussion on a second phase that would allow for things such as tablet interface and emergency notifcations. Naidu said the old state app is going to be slowly phased out by October 13, which will be the last day users will be able to access it.

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Hulman Center future home of Larry Bird statue Hannah Michaels Reporter

Indiana State University students and faculty welcome the 2013 construction of a statue honoring Larry Bird at the Hulman Center arena. The 15-foot bronze statue is expected for completion in the fall of next year to honor the Sycamore that led ISU to the 1979 NCAA title game. The university’s reaction remains widely supportive for the impending construction. The memorial will be sculpted by local artist and ISU alumni Bill Wolfe. It will surpass the height of the 12-foot Magic Johnson statue on the once-rivaled campus of Michigan State University by nearly three feet. “I always wanted to make Larry’s [statue] bigger than Magic’s,” said Wolfe. “With the ball in Larry’s hands, the statue will add a few more feet.” Wolfe had coincidentally begun working on a small statue of Larry Bird when he was approached about the idea of the larger structure for the community. The project was initially proposed and funded by the Larry Legend Foundation in 2007, a student organization created solely for the promotion of the statue through fundraising and donations. The ISU Foundation was then contacted and began working with the Larry Legend Foundation to promote the statue. Some major donators preferred to remain anonymous. The project took a brief hiatus but was recently resumed as Wolfe was chosen as the best candidate to sculpt the statue. Ron Prettyman, director of athletics at Indiana Larry Bird on the court for ISU wearing the iconic number 33 basketball jersey (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations). State University, said staff and athletes are “excited to build tradition and honor Larry” by Prettyman said the athletic department especially hopes the Prettyman added. welcoming the statue on campus. “I hope that it will bring attention to that special ball player that The sculpture is planned to be presented during a Sycamore national publicity of the structure will help the athletic department comes to Indiana State University,” said Wolfe. “He may see that basketball game, and speculations remain on the possibility of and sports teams by attracting potential players. “Larry Bird is such an icon for Indiana State University,” said statue and think, ‘This is where I want to be’.” Larry Bird being present among the audience. “It is something the community and the athletic department Prettyman. The national attention should be “great for recruiting”, can be proud of,” said Wolfe. “This project is long overdue.”

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University has impact on the state’s economy

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Indiana State University’s impact on the state economy exceeds $500 million per year, according to a new study presented to the university’s board of trustees Thursday. The study by Indianapolis-based Thomas P. Miller and Associates found $309.3 million in direct university-related impact during fiscal 2011. Using what university officials describe as a “very conservative multiplier,” the study found Indiana State accounted for $518.6 million in total impact statewide, with an estimated $406 million of that amount in the Terre Haute region. “Indiana State University is proud of the role it has in building the local, regional and statewide economies,” said university President Dan Bradley. “Partnering with the city and others, Indiana State hopes to continue to be a catalyst for development of Terre Haute’s downtown and riverfront areas while working to advance the quality of life for our students and the residents of the Wabash Valley and the state of Indiana.” The estimate took into account the operating and auxiliary expenses of the university and the ISU Foundation and the spending power of more than 1,800 university employees as well as students, retirees and campus visitors. The university and foundation accounted for 68 percent of the $309.3 million impact, students 22 percent, retirees 8 percent and campus

visitors 2 percent. Capital projects by the university accounted for $28.3 million. The study found that ISU-related expenditures support a total of 5,020 jobs statewide, with about 4,200 of those jobs in the Terre Haute region. More than 1,700 Indiana State employees reside in Indiana, with more than 1,550 of them living in the Terre Haute area. Indiana State’s commitment to community engagement is also evident in the study, which found that faculty, staff and students contributed 1 million service hours during fiscal 2011. Based on the national minimum wage, the study estimated the total value of that service at $8 million. While the study did not break down the dollar impact of university events, it found that Indiana State’s Hulman Memorial Student Union, Hulman Center, Tirey Hall and University Hall Theater hosted 5,120 separate events. It also noted that the Terre Haute Rex Baseball team, which plays its home games at Bob Warn Field at Sycamore Stadium, is owned by the ISU Foundation. “Clearly, ISU provides a significant economic and cultural impact on the state and particularly the Terre Haute region,” said Chris Pfaff, director of the university’s Business Engagement Center. “As the university continues to make progress in

achieving its strategic goals, I anticipate our success will positively impact our students, partners and community as well.” With its campus just seven miles from the state line, Indiana State’s economic impact is not limited to Indiana. The study found the university contributed $3.7 million in wages and pension benefits to employees and retirees in Clark and Edgar counties in Illinois, leveraging an additional $1.5 million in spending and supporting an additional 51 jobs in the two counties.

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Word of mouth key to international enrollment

Chris McGrew, director of International Programs and Services (Photo courtesy of ISU Communications and Marketing).

Brianne Hofman Reporter American and in-state freshmen aren’t the only ones flocking to Indiana State University in higher numbers. International undergraduate enrollment has jumped 31 percent, an increase of 100 students since last year. Chris McGrew, director of International Programs and Services, credits word of mouth for the surge in interest. “ Generally, ISU does not have this world famous reputation that a Columbia, a Harvard or Stanford does, but when [international] students graduate from ISU or have an experience here, they go back and tell their friends or family,” McGrew said. Besides word of mouth, ISU’s mass appeal stems from quality of education, cost of living, the strength of desired departments as well as the chance for scholarship and on-campus employment, said Zachariah Mathew, associate director of International Programs and Services. Second semester graduate student and India native, Isbat Rifat, noticed those qualities too. “The universities in America provide the highest standard of education in most of the fields,” he said. “A graduate degree from the U.S. will add significant value to my career and life.” McGrew and Mathew have been on the frontlines of recruitment, recently traveling abroad with other faculty and student ambassadors to spread ISU’s name. In addition, IPS

officials speak extensively with parents about the application process and what campus life entails, something that caught Rifat off guard in the beginning of his stay. “My first week here was full of surprises and incidents,” the Human Resource Development major said. “Everything happening around me was new…The culture, food, weather, everything was different, but, at the same time, I was enjoying the changes and challenges I was going through.” Over 60 countries make up the international student population, putting ISU’s goals of greater diversity within closer reach. “Whether we’re talking about [domestic] students or international students, we’re trying to bring them into an existing community,” said Richard Toomey, associate vice president for enrollment management. “We want be representative of, really, the world.” But Mathew stressed that the growing diversity is crucial in developing “global friendship,” citing the 2011 Japan tsunami as an example. “How one perceived that tsunami was different based on if they knew somebody there. They had a friend in Japan versus ‘a tsunami happened in Japan.’ So it becomes more personal…You start sharing your heart instead of just your thought and mind,”

Mathew said. Although an affordable education and a diverse environment will continue to attract students from countries such as China, Saudi Arabia, Korea and India, ISU still fights for global exposure, a fight that can’t be won alone. “ISU has a challenge,” McGrew said. “There has to be a discussion because if you look at the U.S. news and world reports, out of 1,500 universities, ISU doesn’t appear. We have a lot of students apply from China, and not because they’ve read about us in a ranking. But I think that’s changing because of word of mouth.”

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Statesman editorial Three acts of administration desperation There has been one perpetual problem here at Indiana State that our administration just can’t seem to fix, and that problem is retention. The problem has been apparent to everyone, especially the president and his cabinet, as they have acknowledged its existence in scores of literature over the years. In case you’re unaware of this issue, in the fall of 2011 only 58 percent of our first year students returned from the 2010 school year. Unfortunately, this percentage has been steadily dropping for nearly a decade. This is undoubtedly a concern for students wishing to retain what value is left in our diplomas, and we’d like to think the administration shares our concern, but do they? While the administration claims to have been working diligently over the years to solve this problem, their efforts only appear to be fueling the fire. The three most detrimental initiatives enacted by those running the show include the drastic increases in enrollment, the handholding programs such as “Project Success” and the Academic Opportunity Program, and the lowering of the academic dismissal GPA coupled with the guaranteed second chance given to those students appealing their dismissal. First, the class of 2016 is the largest freshman class ever recorded at ISU and has 840 more students than the 2009 class. Since 2008, ISU has raised overall student enrollment by nearly 16 percent. While this sounds like a positive change, we will soon explore why it is not. Second, knowing that we’ve had such horrible retention rates over the last decade, we’ve decided to implement mechanisms to curb these predictable losses. One of these mechanisms is called the Academic Opportunity Program. AOP offers support to the students who struggle academically through use of peer mentoring and one-on-one advising among other techniques with the intent of lengthening their college experience. Unfortunately, this program has also been consistently failing to provide the results the administration has been promising. Lastly, in the previous year the administration decided it would benefit the university to lower the academic dismissal GPA from 1.0 to .85. The executive committee of ISU’s Faculty Senate thought it would be best to “temporarily relax some of the rules, such as the dismissal policy, while we determine what the best scheme is,” Faculty Senate co-chairman John Conant said. This change was enacted in an attempt to curb the loss of students who’s GPAs fall between 1.00 and .85. In conjunction with this act of desperation, last

year we also implemented a solution to save any students that did happen to fail out but weren’t yet ready to call it quits. In the fall of 2011, 276 freshmen earned less than a .85 GPA while 124 of those students earned a 0.0 GPA. 116 of these 276 appealed dismissal and were allowed to return to ISU for the spring semester. Through these three methods, the university has successfully maximized its enrollment numbers and has brought in more tuition payments than they would or could have by taking any other route available. The drawback is that our image may have been tarnished for years to come. You see, the administration has come to count on losing close to half of our first year students, so we bring in as many as we possibly can. Once they start slipping we hold their hands as long as we can via the AOP. We know these programs are useless, but it’s all part of our grand strategic plan to keep the numbers bearable. Cynthia Evans, the director of the AOP, even acknowledges the program’s failing record for getting these students to graduation. “Statistics show that these people are not easily retained,” Evans said. “There are no teeth in the program to say, ‘If you don’t care, you’re out.’” Once all hope is nearly lost, we squeeze their hands even tighter and drop the bar even lower, .85 GPA low, because according to Associate Vice President for Student Success Jennifer Schriver, “ISU is an institution that gives people opportunities. We can help students who have had struggles in high school reach their full potential here.” Is that what we want to be? The institution for struggling high-schoolers? The fact is that when it comes to doing everything institutionally and bureaucratically possible to squeeze a few more semesters out of every lackluster, unmotivated student ISU accepts, our administration excels. Even Vice President for Enrollment John Beacon acknowledged the success achieved by our administration early on in 2010. “In recent years, we have launched a number of new and aggressive recruitment and retention initiatives and it seems those efforts are helping to produce results,” Beacon said. The results Beacon must be referring to include but are not limited to: bursting at the seams and outsourcing housing, increasingly congested classrooms, even less parking, and oh yeah, greatly reducing the value of student diplomas. Follow us next week on an in-depth exploration of these three failing practices our administration refuses to let go of.

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Freshman laundry 101

So you went off to college and forgot to pack your laundry fairy. What now? Well, you could schlep all your dirty clothes home every weekend and hope mom doesn’t Cathy object. If that plan doesn’t work Trout for you, (or your Dear mother), you might even be able to dupe Cathy your roomie, your date or an unsuspecting stranger into doing it for you. Of course, unless you have swami-like powers, this will probably not work out long term. Therefore, the best plan is to learn how to do this dreaded chore yourself. I imagine most of you have at least tried to wash your own clothes. However, if your tightey whiteys look more like pink pantaloons, your favorite jeans are now sporting bleached polka-dots, and you owe the local “Suds and Duds” the replacement cost of an appliance, you may benefit from the following laundry tutorial. First, gather your dirty duds and don’t forget your pillowcases, sheets and towels. Sort according to color, darks, brights, lights and bleachable whites. While you’re at it, empty all the pockets and treat all the stains. You can buy a stain removal spray or stick, but one of the best stain removers is plain old ivory soap. An even better one is lye soap, if you can find it. Dawn dishwashing soap is great on grease spots while hydrogen peroxide soaks out blood stains. Be sure not to include anything that needs to be hand-washed, air-dried or dry-cleaned. You can buy home dry-cleaning kits that work fairly well in a regular dryer. Or you may choose to take it to a dry-cleaner. Many laundromats have a dry-cleaning service also. All clothing comes with tags on the inside that states what type of material it is made of and the washing/drying instructions. If the tag says wash or dry a certain article of clothing in a particular way, follow the instructions on the tag.

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Pack it all into a sturdy laundry sack, duffel bag or laundry basket. The new pods or sheets that contain soap, colorsafe bleach and fabric softener are worth the few extra pennies they cost in time savings and can eliminate the need to tote another basket full of heavy liquids. Be sure to remember to bring hangers and your roll of quarters. It is a good idea to pack a text book too as you will have time to study while the clothes are in the machines. Load your washers. Do not pack the clothes down or fill them all the way to the top of the barrel. The clothes need room to swish against each other in the water. Wash darks and brights in cold water to preserve their colors, wash lights in warm water and bleachable whites in hot water. If your dark clothes are exceptionally dirty, like work jeans for example, use warm water on them, as well. Do not wash any oil or chemical soaked clothing. At best it will ruin your other clothes. At worse, it could set off an explosion or a fire in the dryer. In the case of laundry detergent, more is not better. Use only as much as the directions indicate. Set your load on large, load your quarters, close the lid, and start the process. Do not leave or you may find upon returning that your clothes have left without you. This is more likely in the dryer phase but if you own nice clothes, it could happen during the wash cycle, as well. When the washers finish, transfer the wet clothes to the dryers. Check to make sure stains have been removed first. If the stain is still noticeable, treat it again and rewash. Do not put it in the dryer as that will set the stain and you may never get it out. Do not overload the dryers by putting more than one washer load into one dryer. They will take longer to dry and cost you just as much money. Load your quarters, set the thermostat on high, and don’t leave your clothes unattended. As soon as your clothes are finished drying, hang them on hangers or fold neatly to avoid wrinkles. Before you leave, make sure you didn’t leave any clothes by mistake. Double check your washers and dryers, as well as laundry carts, folding tables, and hanger racks. Congratulations. You have just passed Freshman Laundry 101. E-mail Cathy with any questions you might have regarding college life and the like at: ctrout1@sycamores.indstate.edu

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Conquering racism for the world of tomorrow

Respecting diversity among races is an ideal that stimulates growth and equality on campus. It allows for students who were once sheltered to come up from their cave of darkness where they were enveloped in shadow to rise up and embrace the light of a new society in which people treat other members of the human race with dignity. That is fantastic. By acknowledging diversity Jon among students, ISU is creating a city within Stephens a city and developing a new way of thinking for those on campus to go and spread to the Think world. About However, the world is fit to disagree with that ideal. Racism still is a prominent figure It in today’s view of society because of one simple thing: xenophobia. People fear that which they do not know or do not understand. If one is asked: “What do you fear the most?” one answer would be “heights.” But people do not fear heights; they fear the unknown of what will happen after they stop falling from it. Another answer would be “the dark.” As the tenth Doctor on BBCs television show, “Doctor Who,” once remarked, “People aren’t really afraid of the dark, they’re afraid of what’s in the dark.” The unknown is a touchy subject for everybody. People crave knowledge and spend their entire lives searching out details to help them facilitate a pseudo-control over their world. Which is how racism is developed. One ignorant person decides that they are right in their beliefs, convinces others to follow them, and then a whole chain of insensitivity and crudeness follows. Racism is naïveté at its best. Conquering racism is a tough feat. So tough, that it has had years of bloody wars and intense debates. People argue repeatedly over heritage and skin color. One-hundred-andfifty years ago Mexico had a mixed president. It took America forty-three presidents of Caucasian males to finally, on the forty-fourth, elect a president of a different race. That is just

one small step though. Constantly reaffirming one’s ancestry only allows racism to still preside over humanity. Respecting diversity is a fantastic theory, which can only be grasped when one race does not assume predisposition over another. If humanity focused not on creating diversity, but rather accepting it, racism would fade out. It only takes one person to stand up and say “yes, I am ‘blank’, but who I am is ‘blank.’ A person should not be defined by his or her surroundings, but amplified by them. In Action Comics #900, Superman, the defender of “truth, justice, and the American way,” is threatened to renounce his citizenship of the United States and become “a citizen of the world.” That is progress. That is what we, as a campus, should do. Yes we are students, we are this major or that major, or we are in this sorority or fraternity. But when a person has stripped away everything from them, they become who they are. When a person is, and only is, then his or her true nature can be seen. It is humanity at its most raw, its core, that we should give respect for. What makes a person who they are? Is it nature or nurture? Who is it that defines humanity? It is humanity in itself that gives way to progressive thinking and creating. The wheel, the first Olympic Games, the colonization of the continents, the Industrial Revolution, the institution of Democracy, the creation of college culture, the making of the Internet, HD televisions, smartphones– all of these are only a small sample of the ingenuity we as a communal society can develop. People from all cultures in all places helped to make these things which now benefit us in our everyday lives. And it only takes a thought. A person with a thought and a mission can change the world. The greats of history did it through war and conquest. But what if today, right now, we decide to take up not arms against each other in order to enforce our own wills and agendas, but to take up our lives and willingly give them for others for the conquest of peace and respect for diversity. If this starts here, on ISU’s campus, how much more can we impact the world? Remember the past and acknowledge it, but give precedence for the world of tomorrow.

“Racism is naïveté at its best.”

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The average unemployment rate for an individual with a bachelor’s degree is 4.9%. With a Master’s degree, the percentage of unemployment goes down even further to 3.6% (Illustration by Jamie Nichols).

“There are skills that a student is going to get out of their college degree that employers are continuously saying they look for—critical thinking skills, strong communication skills, verbal and written. They’re looking for students with analytical skills, people who can synthesize data, and those are the kinds of skills you’re going to get from a liberal arts education or a four-year education that you might not get from a high school education,” Powers said. While 2010 ISU graduate Stephani Burgess is a part of that seven percent, she feels that a BS in economics makes her stand out. Burgess, who also has a background in geology and music, chose to pursue trucking logistics post-college after two secretarial jobs fell through. Once she landed a position at Central Transport, a trucking company based out of Warren, Michigan, Burgess said she “flourished” in the often “overwhelming” environment. “At the end of my time there, I was running the whole city operation by myself,” she said, “managing 30 drivers, 20 dock workers and making sure more than 600 pickups and deliveries were done every single day.” Despite that experience, Burgess has struggled to find work since her departure four months ago. “Truck drivers and dock workers usually don’t have college degrees, but to work in management, most companies prefer the degree, any degree. The problems I’m having in getting another job are related to experience level,” she said. Dustin Leinenbach faired better than Burgess, acquiring a job that used his BS in automation and control engineering immediately after his graduation in 2008. Although he’s currently employed at a cable company, he is also familiar with bouts of unemployment and “subpar”

work. Leinenbach left his first post-college job of three years because of family issues and became a mover. The brief stint, he said, wasn’t ideal. “Long hours, low pay and a lackluster environment. The only things keeping me going were great co-workers and the idea that I had bills to pay. And I guess I did get some muscles out of it, as well,” he added. As students enter the real world, they may ask if the bachelor’s degree will take the place of a high school diploma in the future. Associate history professor Daniel Clark disagrees with that notion. “Only 22 percent of Hoosiers over the age of 25 hold a bachelor’s degree. Nationally, the average is 30 percent (about what the Truman commission way back in 1948 thought was about right). So even today, the bachelor’s degree is really not even the equivalent of the high school degree of 1960. It is a fairly uncommon achievement, especially in Indiana, and one that automatically does put in a different league (often regardless of major) when looking for a job and career,” he said. Powers shared Clark’s sentiment, advising that students strive for a strong academic performance and multiple internships. Burgess and Leinenbach said their involvement with fraternities helped them survive the tough job market and have made their education valuable in more ways than one. “College took me away from home and taught me home is where you make it,” he said. “More importantly, I made aquaintances that have made and will continue making me a better person. Is it worth it? Yeah, it’s worth it.”


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Dress to impress: professional attire

Sloan Jones Fashion Reporter Dressing professionally is not only a skill that many college students will find beneficial, but also a tactic to excell in the working sphere. Various events such as career fairs, job interviews and even internships all require business attire. Achieving a professional look is not impossible for the young college student; abiding by a few simple rules can make an interview instead of break it. The first step to dress professionally is to create a simple color scheme. Try to stick with blacks, grays and browns. If bright colors are worn to a job interview, employers can interpret this in a manner that may negatively impact a person’s professionalism. Always play it safe and use simple colors. There are two different styles of professional dress wear: professional dress and business casual. Professional dress is the most conservative type of business wear. This type of outfit is appropriate for a job interview or the first day at an internship. For women, a pant or dress suit would be most appropriate. Skirt lengths should always be around your knee and not too tight around your legs. For men, stick with a dress shirt, dress pants, a matching blazer and most importantly a necktie. A tie is the most important part of a man’s ensemble; it is the one article in the outfit that can best express a man’s personality and taste. Suggested stores

for men’s professional attire include Brooks Brothers and Express for Men, and suggestions for women’s professional wear are Nordstrom’s and Ann Taylor. Business casual is the relaxed version of professional dress; however, this is not the typical campus-casual look. This is generally the accepted dress code for most office settings. For college students, this is the look to aim for when attending events such as a career fair on campus. The best way for women to achieve a business casual look is to take one piece from your professional dress outfit and pair it with more casual items. Examples include a moderate length dress, pants or a colorful blouse. For business casual it is acceptable to incorporate colors into your pallet. For men, an easy business casual look includes a shirt with a collar, sweater, khakis or dress pants. Some suggested places to shop for this look include J. Crew, Banana Republic and Eddie Bauer. When dressing professional, students are more likely to make a good impression on an employer and to get hired for the desired position. It’s not impossible for young adults to present themselves in a mature, professional manner, rather, it’s simply a matter of choosing the correct items out of the closet. Junior Kelsey Little modeling ideal professional attire (Photo by Sloan Jones)

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Quantic Dreams is going “beyond”

Thomas Beeler Sports Editor Quantic Dreams is planning on releasing a follow-up of the psychological thriller Heavy Rain called Beyond: Two Souls. Quantic Dream changed the way a story is told throughout a videogame by eliminating the use of cut scenes and allowing the gamer to control everything including the character on the screen, the development of the story and the story’s conclusion. During the Annual E3 convention, videogame director and CEO of Quantic Dream David Cage explained the reasoning behind the brain of Heavy Rain and Beyond. “We don’t want to create games where the story is told through cut scenes. People don’t want to watch a movie, they want to play something,” he said. “We always try to make sure that the story is told through gameplay and not through cut scene, and that adds a big challenge in what we do.” According to the Heavy Rain official PlayStation 3 website, the plot of the game, which was released in 2012, is about a city in the east coast of the country that is being terrorized by the “Origami Killer,” whose victims are all discovered drowned four days after they are missing. With every body found, there lays an orchid and an origami figure. The game begins with another potential victim, Shawn Mar, disappearing. This disappearance slowly draws four very different people together, each following their own paths in a desperate search for Shaun. Ethan Mars, Shaun’s father, has to go through trials to retrieve clues to find his son. Norman Jayden is a FBI profiler dedicated to the “Origami Killer” case. Through his investigation, he suffers from

withdrawal of the drug Triptocaine. Norman’s main tools in the game are special glasses and ARI, or Added Reality Interface which allows him to investigate tedious crime scene details. Madison Paige is a traveling journalist suffering from insomnia and nightmares. Although she has no connection with the Origami Killer case, she eventually is drawn into the investigation. When she is, she places herself in great danger and shows courage and commitment to find the truth. Lastly there is Scott Shelby, a former cop who turns into a private investigator. He has been hired by families of previous victims of the “Origami Killer” to search for clues that authorities may have missed. The game is centered on a feeling of control. The gamer is given the power to decide who will live or die by the end of the game. Each character could die at unexpected points and there won’t be a game over screen, rather, the game continues to progress. The new project, Beyond, has a few crucial changes that Quantic Dreams is looking to attract gamers. One addition to the formula is a well-known cast of celebrities including Ellen Paige. Paige is known for her work in the films Juno, Whip It and Inception, and will play the role of the protagonist. Beyond is centered on the question about what happens after death. Paige will play the role of Jodie Holmes, and the gamer will play through 15 years of her life on a journey to discover truth and meaning of the invisible entity linked to her and its psychic supernatural power. The gamer will be in control of both Holmes and the entity. As Holmes is

going through her search, she will be stopped constantly by S.W.A.T. who is trying to stop and kill her for unknown reasons. The gameplay of the entity is the biggest change to the Heavy Rain formula. The gamer will have full control of the unknown entity and all of its power, which seems to be similar to a ghost. “The story was a driving force for many gamers,” Cage said, “We thought that was very interesting and very important [to incorporate in the new game].” Additionally, the visuals of Beyond will test the graphic power of PlayStation 3 and push it to an entirely different level. The same motion caption and facial recognition technology in Heavy Rain is still being used in Beyond. It also keeps the dark graphical style from Heavy Rain and adds new styles of gameplay by allowing the gamer full control of the entity linked to Jodie. Quantic Dreams’ new game Beyond: Two Souls plans to be on the shelves on December 31, 2012.

“People don’t want to watch a movie, they want to play something.” David Cage, CEO and video game director of Quantic Dreams

At age 53, Barbie’s perfection doesn’t wane

Richelle Kimble Features Editor At the age of 53, Barbie is one of the oldest and longest living toys in America. Unfortunately, her blonde hair, shiny plastic body and her perfectly portrayed life are also constantly setting an unobtainable standard for girls across the country. According to Tanya Lee Stone’s novel, “The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie”, the first Barbie sold for three dollars on September 6, 1959 by Mattel Toy Company at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Still today, she is a Mattel brand doll. Her inventor, Ruth Handler, named the doll after her daughter, Barbra. Two years later in 1961, Ken was introduced; the Ken doll was named after Handler’s son. Stone’s novel reveals that Barbie’s full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts, and her biography consists of being from Willows, Wisconsin and is a teenage fashion model. Interesting enough, the inventor still presented her as a fully developed adult. Barbie’s inspiration came from a German doll that Handler acquired in Switzerland; the German doll, Lilli, was created as a sexualized cartoon character for the German culture. After seeing her daughter play with it at home, Handler wanted to create an adult doll for girls to play with as opposed to the already popular baby doll. Even from introduction, Barbie’s figure has been controversial. Her measurements are five inches in bust, 3 3/4 inches in waist, and 5 3/16 inches in her hips. In human measurements, this is equivalent to a 36-18-38, whereas the industry standard size eight is 35-27-37.5. That would put Barbie at approximately a size eight, but with a waist five inches smaller than the industry size zero; Barbie’s measurements take the attractive hour glass figure to a new level – unhealthy and impossibly thin. The oversized sexual features of Barbie were among the many complaints of parents as

Barbie made her debut. In her book, Stone recorded the opinion of parents who felt that her mature body was too sexy. The main argument being that society already complicates children’s innocence, so why are children’s toys now incorporating potentially demoralizing features? Other features of Barbie that stir controversy include her skin color, her heightened sexuality, and her assimilation to gender norms. Mattel didn’t release the first African American Barbie until 1969 and the first Hispanic Barbie until 1980. The actualization that the Barbie standard is white and glossy sends the idea of white superiority to children, an ignorant concept that has been removed and replaced with constitutional equality. Barbie’s gender and sexuality is obvious: ultra feminine and straight. She is portrayed to have every girl’s dream wardrobe, hobbies, and career and her relationship with Ken is the pinnacle. While this “fairy tale” standard is seen throughout children’s products, it’s still not the objective standard. Stone’s novel poses a valid question: in a developed and liberalized country that enforces equality to all, why is this ultra feminine, needy, outdated gender stereotype still being shown to girls as the ultimate desire? Aside from the exceptionally narrow-minded origin of Barbie, Mattel has released some positive variations of her to promote women’s success. She has multiple professions now, including traditionally masculine careers such as a professional athlete and president. Stone’s unbiased research shows that despite this, Barbie has undoubtedly impacted the culture of American youth, and this impact should be evaluated with caution. Nonetheless, happy birthday, Barbie!


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Senior runner Dustin Betz (Photo by Richelle Kimble).

Kevin Jenison ISU Athletics Media Relations TERRE HAUTE, IND. – The Sycamore Harriers will open their 2012 campaign this weekend as they return to the Bradley Open after a two-year absence. The race is hosted by Bradley University and will be held in Detweiller Park in Peoria, Ill. The women’s three-mile race opens up the action at 6:30 p.m. (ET) with the men’s 8K race starting at 7:15 p.m. (ET). “Our guys have trained very well through the summer and the early season,” men’s head coach John McNichols said. “But we don’t really know what we have until we get into competition.” And that competition will be pretty tough considering this is an early season meet with the Sycamores joined by the host Bradley Braves, Illinois State Redbirds, and the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Division I field. Also running on Friday will be teams from Quincy, Illinois Wesleyan, Eureka College, Morton College, and Illinois College. “We could run really well and finish last among the Division I schools,” women’s head coach John Gartland said. “That is how good the competition will be on Friday.” Indiana State has competed in 21 of the previous 25 Bradley Opens with the men winning four straight titles from 2006 to 2009 and the women taking the title in 2006, 2008 and 2009 along with

a second place finish in 2008. The Sycamores competed in the Evansville Mid-America to open the past two seasons. “Last year we ran very well at Evansville and that gave us a false sense of how good we were,” Gartland said. “I do not think that will happen this year with the strength of the competition.” Both coaches are still relatively optimistic about the season opener for the team. “We have a strong group of runners that are capable of running well,” McNichols said. That group includes Dustin Betz and Albaro Escalera along with John Mascari and Gabe Ocasio. “We just do not know how the race will unfold but Detweiller is a good course to run on,” McNichols said. “We will have a better indication of what our team will be like this season after Friday.” Gartland has been pleased with his top five runners who include Jessica Zangmeister, Nicole Lucas, Kalli Dalton, Kylee Thacker and Hanna Mercer. “They have trained well together,” Gartland said. “And we have several others capable of breaking into the top seven this season. We will just have to wait and see what happens.” Six Sycamore men have been the top collegian

at the Bradley Open including Eric Rush winning (1988), Kyle Hobbs (1991), Rick Sluder (1998), Jason Gunn (1999), Scott Koressel (2007), and Scott Keeney (2008). Five Indiana State women have also brought home the top prize including Debbie Ramseyer who won twice as she took the 1991 title and repeated that in 1993. Mary Lou Fazio was the first Sycamore champion for the Indiana State women in 1988 with Angie Menser taking the 1996 title, Laura Engle winning in 2006 and Heather Stembridge in 2008. Illinois State is the defending MVC Women’s champion and was picked to repeat in a preseason poll of coaches with Bradley second. Indiana State is the defending MVC Men’s champio,n but was picked to finish behind Southern Illinois this year in the preseason poll. Bradley, Illinois State and Iowa are in the Midwest Region with the Hawkeyes ranked fifth, the Redbirds ninth, and Braves 11th in the women’s preseason rankings. On the men’s side, Iowa is ranked ninth. Indiana State is in the Great Lakes Region and was 12th in both the men and women’s preseason rankings.


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ISU to defend Memorial Stadium against Quincy

ISU quarterback Mike Perish looks downfield in the ISU vs IU game (Photo courtesy of ISU Athletic Media Relations).

Thomas Beeler Sports Editor The Sycamores are opening the door to Memorial Stadium this Saturday for Indiana State’s first home football game against Quincy. This Saturday will mark the 108th football season at ISU, beginning back in 1896. This is the 27th season the program is a member of Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Sycamores opened their season against Indiana University this past weekend falling short of victory, ending the game with a score of 17– 24. Concluding the game, the Sycamores sit at No. 23 in The Sports Network poll for the second week in a row and also was ranked 23rd in the preseason polls. ISU head coach Trent Miles’ record as the head coach is 1333 in his fifth season at Indiana State. This game will mark his 47th as the head football coach. For the spectators, there will be many tailgate activities before kick-off. Some local businesses will have sites at Memorial Stadium. The Copper Bar will have a tailgating area beginning at 11 a.m. for all of age or not of age. They plan to offer a full bar as well as a family area filled with soda and water for purchase. Other businesses such as J. Gumbos will be serving popular dishes at 12:30 p.m. ISU’s home opening record is 58-35-3 and its last win came in 2010 with a 57-7 victory over St. Joseph’s. Quincy has had all

three of their meetings with the Sycamores at ISU’s Memorial Stadium. Currently, ISU tops the game record with the Hawks 2-1. Going into Saturday’s game, the Hawks have a record of 0-1 after facing Northwood University on August 31 losing 54-31. That game was Quincy’s first NCAA Division II game in their history. The program is a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference. Tom Pajic, was the offensive coordinator at Bloomsburg University before becoming head coach and this will be his first game against ISU and a team in the MVFC as a head coach. There will many numbers to look for during the game. Among them will be the recently honored and school record holder running back no. 22, Shakir Bell. Bell has competed in 23 games here at ISU. The junior has moved up into the top four for career rushing yards with his yards totaling 2,511. Bell is 720 yard away from surpassing Derrick Franklin who sits third on the all-time list. Bell has broken 100 rushing yards in 13 of 23 career games. He was selected by The Sports Network for the 2012 Walter Payton Award Watch List this year. Bell tried for the award after his sophomore year and after leading the nation with 1,670 rushing yards. On the alltime career rushing list, Bell is also behind and David Wright who reached 4,181 yards from 1992 to 1995 and Vincent Allen who total 4,335 yards from 1973 to 1977.

Another notable number to search the field for would is No. 92 senior defensive lineman, Ben Obaseki. He was one of 20 players nationally named to the 2012 Buck Buchanan Award Watch List announced by The Sport Network. This is awarded annually at the FCS Award Banquet to the nation’s top FCS defensive player. Last season Obaseki was named a First All-American by the Associated Press and First Team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference, he also made the All-MVFC team his sophomore year. He finished third in the league’s Defensive Player of the Year after leading the 7.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for the Sycamores. He recorded 22 tackles in a single game against Western Illinois on October 15 breaking the record for most by a defensive lineman in MVFC history. Obaseki also plays as a fullback in goal line situations, scoring five touchdowns in five rush attempts last year. Several Sycamores have been named to the preseason MVFC team. This includes, senior offensive lineman FN Lutz, linebackers Aaron Archie, Jacolby Washington and punter Lucas Hileman. This list also includes Bell and Obaseki with these two also being on the All-American Preseason team. Kick-off against Quincy will be begin at 2:05 p.m. at Memorial Stadium Saturday.


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The rehab factor: Injury treatment crucial to success

Senior Brandon Pounds receives treatment for an injury at ISU’s physical therapy and rehabilitation clinic (Photo by Ernest Rollins).

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Indiana State University senior Brandon Pounds established a career in track and field from as early as high school and continues the tradition as a division I athlete on the ISU men’s track and field team. His success as an athlete is typically attributed to the work and hours within the thrower’s circle and weight room. However, there is an unsung champion to Pounds’ success: rehab. “Rehab was tough, it was long, and it was boring but it does work,” Pounds said. Pounds has been in rehab for multiple injuries. He said he spent one year recovering from a wrist injury and another year for his lower back. However, those injuries were not a set back, as Pounds earned All-American titles both indoor and outdoor in his storied career at ISU. Even now he continues to visit the clinic for rehabilitation. “After treatment, it’s just a process of getting it stronger and building up the stamina and keeping up with the treatment,” Pounds said. “The hardest thing for me was when I got to feeling better I would stop doing my treatment. So the important thing was to stay on the plan and make sure it continues to work.” As athletes continue to compete in their respective sports many of their bodies begin to break down and injuries start to occur more commonly than before. Many athletes may have reported for rehabilitation for a predetermined period before returning to competition. On ISU’s campus, many athletes receive their treatments at the physical therapy and rehabilitation

clinic located on Fifth Street. “Terre Haute is kind of a limited area and it really depends upon what you are looking for,” athletic trainer and rehabilitation specialist Carrie Anderson said. “We pride ourselves on giving the hour to hour and a half treatment sessions and one on one care.” Anderson said some of the more common injuries are knee injuries or ACL tears and shoulder injuries (mainly in the rotator cuff). “We have several ACL tears. We have a few rotator cuffs injuries and those sorts of pathologies,” Anderson said, “We work on the maintenance of things, maintenance of back pain and working on posture.” When injuries accrue athletes go under different forms of treatment to help the recovery go smoothly and to regain any strength and flexibility that they may have lost. Different trainers have their own methods when approached with different injuries. Anderson said she is very functional clinician. She believes in movement and any kind of movement as long as it’s done correctly. “Flexibility is extremely important and active in general,” Anderson said. “Getting out and walking every day or going on the stationary bike at the rec can help. Doing some sort of activity is not only going to work on cardio, but strength as well.” The use of ice baths can vary between athletes. Pounds said he

would sit in cold baths and warm whirlpools. To build strength into his core, he would do band work, stretching and stemming. According to runnersworld.com, ice baths constrict blood vessels and decreases metabolic activity; this reduces swelling and tissue breakdown. Once the skin is no longer in contact with the cold source, the underlying tissue warms up, causing a return of faster blood flow. Anderson said recovery time can vary depending the level of athlete. For example, higher level athletes will recover faster from an ACL or knee injury and return to their sport within four to five months, while the normal day to day active person can take up to six months.

“Rehab was tough, it was long and it was boring but it does work.” Brandon Pounds, men’s track and field thrower


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