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Four Loko has recently come under observation after numerous reports of hospitalizations following consumption of the product. The Huffington Post reported that nine Central Washington University (CWU) students were hospitalized in October after drinking the product at a party - with blood-alcohol levels as high as 0.35 percent. The police report stated that cans of Four Loko were found at the residence where the party was held, and at least one woman - who was not alert - informed the officer that she had only consumed one can of Four Loko nothing else. The use of date-rape drugs were also suspected, and an array of other liquors were found inside the residence. “To date, the FDA has only approved caffeine as an additive for use in soft drinks … it has not approved caffeine for use at any level in alcoholic beverages,” according to a release by the FDA. Earlier this month, the Washington Attorney General welcomed a ban on caffeinated alcoholic drinks in the state, following bans from Michigan, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania. Similarly, many universities - including Rhode Island and New Jersey - have placed bans on Four Loko on campus after student injuries or hospitalizations. Phusion Projects was established by three college students - Chris Hunter, Jaisen Freeman and Jeff Wright - from Ohio State Uni-

versity, according to the company Web site. “People have safely enjoyed mixing alcohol and caffeine products for years in their homes, and in restaurants and bars. Having coffee after a meal with wine, or consuming rum and cola, an Irish coffee or a Red Bull and vodka are all popular practices,” read a statement from the company in regards to the CWU hospitalizations. Last week, Belmont Beverage decided to pull Four Loko drinks from the shelves of all 27 stores, the Journal Gazette reported. Gary Gardner, operations manager for Belmont Beverage was unavailable for immediate comment. Four Loko is “not really dangerous, but it fucks you up pretty quick,” said former Purdue student, Justin Davidson, adding that more than two cans basically makes someone “KO’d,” a term that he said meant it was all a person could handle before purging. Indiana University junior Jared Herndon said “if mixing alcohol and caffeine were a dangerous combination, jager bombs [Jagermeister mixed with Red Bull] would be a death sentence.” According to the company Web site, Phusion Projects emphasizes responsible, of-age consumption, stating that “alcohol misuse, underage drinking and drunk driving are serious, industry-wide issues that we would all like to see solved.”

New Course Will Advance Students and Burmese Immigrants When people and families make the communication component. We hope decision to emigrate from their home country to allow each student the opportunity to and they think about where they want to go, enjoy the benefits and to critically analyze many choose the United States. For many the challenges of applying Intercultural Burmese refugees, Ft. Wayne is the chosen communication theory and skills specific location for their new home. As a result of to the Burmese refugee community in this, Ft. Wayne is quick becoming home to Fort Wayne. The other objective is the the nation’s largest Burmese population. policy component; to allow each student In a statement dated March 15 of this year, the opportunity to develop a deeper on the online blog AroundFtWayne, Mayor understanding of the linkage between Tom Henry said “Our city has a long history foreign and local public policies, and her/his of welcoming immigrants…we know the own capacity to contribute to public policy challenges to newcomers are many. But for development. So while we certainly hope more than two centuries, our community this course will help others, it is designed has been enriched by the talents, skills, and primarily for the above two reasons,” says cultures of those that call Ft. Wayne home. Adam Dircksen, one of two instructors for Our city is stronger and more this course. vibrant because of its diversity.” The class will offer many “Our city is But how do you help new stronger and fantastic opportunities to student community members when there more vibrant wishing to complete a degree is a cultural and language barrier in Communication, Politics, or because of its to overcome? a related field such as Public diversity” This is just one of the questions Relations, Journalism and/ IPFW is hoping to be able to help or Public Policy. answer in its new class, Burmese Refugee Students may have the chance Integration: COM 491-05M. The class, which to work side by side with will meet Mondays and Wednesdays 3:00 to several organizations such 4:15 pm, will be taught in a combination of as Catholic Charities of Fort in-class, online, and independent work. It Wayne, Indiana’s NewsCenter, will be led by Adam Dircksen, continuing St. Joseph Community Health lecturer and Hannah Entwisle, a lawyer who Foundation and different frequently works with the United Nations, agencies, like Senator Luger’s Geneva. office, the United Nations “There are two primary objectives High Commission for Refugees for this course. One is the intercultural (UNHRC) D.C., Thailand, and

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Geneva. The projects students will be completing range from helping Burmese youth and adults learn Interviewing and Interpersonal skills, so they can advance their place here in Ft Wayne, organize a meeting of several different communities which have experience in refugee integration or similarly to get Burmese and other pre-existing refugee communities together to discuss the challenges of assimilating into the fastpaced culture of Fort Wayne. The gathering of different groups of refugees who have successfully melded into society could provide the evacuees with a supportive, knowledgeable group of friends to help them when they have to face the many challenges ahead. While this course is certainly an excellent academic pursuit, it also is an outstanding way to reach out into your community and help others. Sometimes a helping hand is just what we need to make the world go round.

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IT’S A BLUE THING Homecoming 2010 Schedule MONDAY, NOV. 29, 2010

Monday following Thanksgiving break is traditionally one of the lowest attendance days at IPFW. In order to get everyone back on track and help alleviate the post-vacation blues breakfast will be served at three different locations on campus, starting at 7:45 a.m. Make sure to stop by IPSGA volunteers who will be set up outside Rhinehart Center, Kettler Hall and the Campus side of the Willis Bridge. Later that evening, at 7 p.m. Women’s Basketball will play Louisville at the Gates Sports Center. Voting for the Homecoming king and queen will be located in the basement of Kettler.

TUESDAY, NOV. 30, 2010

At noon, you can come get your free lunch at Subway while voting for the Homecoming Court. In the evening, the ballroom will be transformed into a Roller Skating rink. Cotton Candy, popcorn and other roller rink snacks will be available. The event will take place from 6 – 8 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010

At noon, bring your best school spirit to the Pep Rally at the Gates Sports Center. Wind down at the Whistle Stop cookout, which begins at 1.30 at the Alumni Plaza. Finally, come out to the Crazy Pinz for a night of bowling from 6 – 9 p.m.

Homecoming Election 2010 The 2010 Homecoming Election is coming soon. It will be the week after Thanksgiving, from November 29 through December 3. There are Homecoming events each day, including the main events on Saturday, December 4. Homecoming King and Queen election voting will be a central aspect to the events. IPFW students will experience some changes in the 2010 election compared to past Homecoming elections. Until this year, the IPSGA Student Activities Board, a Homecoming Committee, and the IPFW Office of Student Life planned and ran all Homecoming week events, including the election. They still do that and more for Homecoming week, except that the Homecoming Election voting activities will now be managed by the IPSGA Election Board.

HOMECOMING WEEK ELECTION INFORMATION MONDAY, NOV. 29

WHERE: Lower level of Kettler Hall VOTING TIMES: 8:00 am-2:00 pm HOMECOMING EVENT: Breakfast from the Bagel Station from 7:45 am-10:00 am

TUESDAY, NOV. 30

WHERE: Walb Memorial Union VOTING TIMES: 11:30 am-3:30 pm HOMECOMING EVENT: Lunch from Subway from Noon to 3:00 pm

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1

WHERE: Outdoors of Walb Memorial Union VOTING TIMES: 1:00 pm-2:30 pm WHERE: Indoors in Walb Memorial Union VOTING TIMES: 2:30 pm-4:00 pm

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THURSDAY, DEC. 2, 2010

Once again, breakfast will be served at the three locations across campus from 7.45 – 10 a.m. At lunchtime, 12-3 p.m. come by the Walb Union to the Mastodon Cafe event where you can enjoy Cookie Cottage snacks and a tea and coffee bar. In the evening, at 4.30 pm at the Coliseum Parking Lot come out for the Mayoral Proclamation and the Hog Roast before the game. At 7 p.m. Men’s Basketball will play UMKC at the Memorial Coliseum.

FRIDAY, DEC. 3, 2010

There will be an X-Box Tournament from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m at the Walb Student Union, in Room 224. Much later in the day, at midnight, Mastodon Idol will be held, along with the midnight breakfast at the Student Housing

SATURDAY, DEC. 4, 2010

Two games will close out the homecoming proceedings for 2010. At 4 p.m. Both women’s and men’s basketball teams will play Southern Utah University at the Memorial Coliseum. Women’s game will start at 4 p.m. and men’s game will follow at 7.30 p.m. Homecoming party will be held at the Memorial Coliseum as well, in the Expo II.

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That is a change in the evolutionary progress and maturation of a NCAA Division I university with annual increased enrollment averaging 3% each year. The time had come to share and spread Homecoming Week event and activity duties. The IPSGA Constitution was revised and ratified on May 5 2010. One of the changes assigned the election for Homecoming, and any other future IPSGA elections, to the IPSGA Election Board, which is each year responsible for the IPSGA executive officer spring election. The Election Code, which governs IPSGA elections, was revised to include this new responsibility and make other changes to set the university election bar very high and to be a model for other academic institutions across the land. This revised Election Code

HOMECOMING EVENT: Whistle Stop Cookout at 1:30 pm outdoors at Friends Pavilion near Walb and Rhinehart with hamburgers, hot dogs, and more

was approved by the IPSGA Senate on September 13. There are six women and six men for Homecoming Queen and King this year. There will be 25.5 hours of voting during the Monday through Friday voting week. The actual Homecoming King and Queen announcement will be Saturday December 4, at halftime of the IPFW men’s basketball game with Southern Utah University, an IPFW-conference Summit League game. Here are the times and locations for the Homecoming Election as set by the Election Board in cooperation with the Office of Student Life, the Homecoming Committee, and the IPSGA Student Activities Board. The Homecoming events listed below are those with approximate simultaneous election voting opportunities for all IPFW students.

FRIDAY, DEC. 3

THURSDAY, DEC. 2

WHERE: Lower Level of Kettler Hall VOTING TIMES: 8:00 an-11:00 pm HOMECOMING EVENT: Breakfast from Dunkin’ Donuts

This is the last day of voting and the day of vote tabulation by the Election Board. WHERE: Second Floor of Walb Memorial Union near Room 224 VOTING TIMES: 9:30 am-1:00 pm HOMECOMING EVENT: X-Box Tournament from 10:00 am-3:00 pm

WHERE: Walb Ballroom VOTING TIMES: 11:30 am-3:00 pm HOMECOMING EVENT: Mastadon Café theme with a Cookie Cottage, Coffee Bar, Tea Bar and more.

►There are many other Homecoming events from Monday, November 29, through Saturday, December 4, besides those above.

WHERE: Allen County Memorial Coliseum VOTING TIMES: 4:30 pm-7:00 pm HOMECOMING EVENT: Hog Roast at 4:30 pm and IPFW Men’s Basketball at 7:00 pm with the University of Missouri-Kansas City

►Please see the posters and flyers around the campus, access the IPSGA website, check The Communicator, or call the IPSGA office at 481-6586 or the Office of Student Life at 481-6609 for more information.


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Too Big Too Fail: Omnibus Lecture Andrew Ross Sorkin Kristan Mensch

IPFW held another Omnibus lecture Thursday, November 10, in its sixteenth annual series. Andrew Ross Sorkin, a financial journalist for the New York Times, spoke about the recent financial crisis and his book, “Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves,” a detailed account of the inner workings of Wall Street during that time. “I don’t like books … I don’t really like writing,” Sorkin said while speaking with an introductory Economics class during his visit to IPFW. September 13, 2008, when Sorkin learned that Lehman Brothers—the fourth-largest investment bank—was in trouble, he awoke his wife to talk to her about the impending financial crisis. “It’s like a movie,” Sorkin said he told his

wife, to which she replied, “No, Andrew, it’s like a book,” which is why he said “Too Big To Fail” was approached like a movie: scene-driven. “I was freaked out of my mind … I really believed that the world was on the edge of a cliff and we were about to go over,” Sorkin said. The National Bureau of Economic Research announced that the recession, which started in December 2007, was officially over in June 2009—an 18 month duration. Giving an introduction to the lecture, John Kessler, Director of the IPFW Center for Economic Education, said that, “While the recession is over, looking around, it’s hard to see the evidence.” The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the national unemployment rate is at 9.6

Fort Wayne’s Night of Lights Festival Expands Colin McCallister

Retailers like Walgreens are already selling Party Apart. Christmas items to prepare for another holiday According to the Marketing Director season. The city of Fort Wayne is also preparing for the Downtown Improvement District, Karri for the holiday season with the Night of Lights Huston, “this is where the city and downtown festival being held Wednesday, Nov. 24. attractions come together. [The festival] is an Festivities for this event include the Santa act of kindness to extend holiday cheer to the lighting on the PNC bank building at 6:15 p.m., public.” and lighting of the Wells Fargo holiday display Huston also said that many families at 6:45 p.m. Lighting of the I&M “Merry make it a part of their holiday tradition to Christmas” wreath will be at 7 p.m., and the attend the Night of Lights festival. “People Embassy Theatre and Harrison Street window from out-of-town will fly home a day or two in display at 7:15 p.m. advance.” A new event for the Night of Lights festival Freshman Abbey Crowell regularly attends will take place this the Night of year: a holiday Lights festival. fireworks display “It’s fun, and for at Parkview Field at me it represents 7:45 p.m. Before the start of the fireworks start, the holiday a Memory Stars season, which display will be lit is my favorite at Parkview Field’s season.” In concourse. regards to the In a press new fireworks release, Fort d i s p l a y , Wayne TinCaps “hopefully cold Vice President weather doesn’t Wednesday, Nov. 24 Events of Marketing, ruin it.” Michael Limmer, G o o d said, “This is an weather is a ►6:15 p.m. Santa lighting on the PNC opportunity to factor to the Bank building add to an already success of ►6:45 p.m. Lighting of the Wells Fargo stellar evening of the Night of holiday display downtown events. Lights festival. ►7:00 p.m. Lighting of the I&M “Merry We are always Huston said Christmas” wreath looking for ways “[the turnout] ►7:15 p.m. Embassy Theatre and to incorporate is largely Harrison Street window display Parkview Field into dependent on the community’s the weather,” d o w n t o w n and “if there is experience. Hosting a holiday fireworks display good weather with light snow, the turnout seemed like a natural fit for the facility and can be as large as 15 thousand people. If a great way to be included in the evening’s the weather is atrocious, it can diminish this festivities.” number by quite a bit.” Sponsors for the event include the city According to Huston, the city spends of Fort Wayne, the Downtown Improvement months in preparation and thousands of dollars District, WAJI Majic 95.1 FM, Fort Wayne for this holiday event. “We are a non-profit newspapers, Fifth-Third Bank, St. Joe Hospital, organization and this event is a gesture of the Lutheran Health Network, Comcast and A goodwill for our community.”

percent. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the state is at an unemployment rate of 10.1 percent—over 300 thousand people without jobs. Sorkin asked for people to consider whether 10 percent was acceptable. “I’m not worried there will be another crisis,” Sorkin said about the next 5-10 years, “because the economy is going to be lousy.” For that period of time, “the only way to get ahead of this [recession] is to make some very difficult decisions.” On that note, Sorkin proposed the “new normal” that this generation will have to find. Instead of looking at the past and the economy that was normal then, as he said, people must look to the future to define the new normal.

SMOKEOUT PARTY Kristan Mensch

IPFW is going to host the Great American Smokeout Block Party on the first floor of Kettler Hall Thursday, Nov. 18. In conjunction with the American Cancer Society, the Smokeout party will be encouraging students to kick the habit as well as offering advice on how to give support to others who are trying to quit. Indiana ranked number 5 in the adult smoking rate for 2006 with 24.1 percent, showed a survey by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. According to the CDC, for every 100 thousand people in Indiana, an average of approximately 449 were diagnosed with cancer in 2006 – approximately 198 actually died from the disease. The Smokeout party is “trying to get the word out that it [smoking] isn’t the most healthy thing to do,” said IPFW student, Kirsten Studebaker. Anna Winterhalter, a junior at IPFW said that she wishes she could quit smoking. Winterhalter said that she suffers from pleurisy multiple times a year – an inflammation of the sac, which holds the lungs apart from the chest wall, heart and diaphragm, according to emedicinehealth.com. “You can’t breathe, talk, move,” Winterhalter explained, adding that it feels as though ribs are broken. According to a release, people who attend the Smokeout will receive free refreshments, de-stressing ideas, a “stages of change” information sheet and advice from previous smokers. Free screenings of weight, body mass index, blood sugar – after a two hour fasting period – body fat and blood pressure will also be available. Lastly, free gifts will be given to those who commit to quitting smoking. The American Cancer Society reported that, “much of the risk of premature death from smoking could be prevented by smoking cessation. Smokers who quit can expect to live as many as 10 years longer than those who continue to smoke.”


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Going Green Through Greenbacks Preston Patillo

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his will be my first controversial article for the Communicator but what good would an opinion piece be if not controversial from time to time. The subject today (if you did not already figure it out) is the green movement. According to my very trusted sources this movement has been around for at least five decades in this country. My issue, however, is not what the environmental movement is trying to accomplish but rather how they are going about attaining their goals. My view may be contrary to what most conservatives feel on the issue and, yes, I am a conservative. I enjoy breathing clean air and witnessing the beauties of nature as God intended them upon creation. I have been to many of this planet’s most treasured and beloved natural wonders and looked upon them in awe. I have no disagreement with the allocation of certain lands to be protected by the government (though I may argue whether it is the government’s responsibility). What I do argue against is the way in which the government intervenes in my personal life in the name of protecting the planet. I find it to be a fundamental intrusion on my individual liberties. I should not be required to do anything in my own home that I do not want to, within a reasonable extent (which is reserved for future discussion). I have heard the argument that if we all do a little bit or even our part that the world will change into a better place. But this argument rests on the basis of two assumptions. The first that I contribute enough to the destruction of the earth that my change will have an effect and second that climate change is a direct result of human entanglement. I reject both. I promise you that my incandescent light bulbs will have no greater effect on the environment than the florescent ones. “How is that? They last a lot longer than the others thus they save energy which means less coal/nuclear waste/whatever you want is put into the environment.” But I do not care how long they last. See, the green people are going about

it the wrong way. The environmental benefits of any change this movement would like is not enough to get me to change. They need to speak about the financial factors behind the changes that are coming in order to light a fire under the American people. But there are little to no financial benefits for most of the changes. Changing things in the house like siding, roofing, windows, insulation etc. are the only changes that really demonstrate a real change in the average American’s pocketbook and even those changes take years to breakeven and generate dividends. Wind and solar power are inefficient means to obtain our country’s vast energy needs. I personally advocate nuclear energy as the way of the future. Other changes to industry and other important economic sectors will be like kicking a person that just fell down the stairs. Back to the light bulb issue (this probably bothers me the most) these florescent bulbs still cost much more than the old bulbs and they are more

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hazardous to the environment. These bulbs contain mercury which is harmful to the environment. Most people are not going to take the special disposal measures that these bulbs require. Thus they will poison the land on and around the landfills. How is that environmentally friendly? Now if individual people want to take it upon themselves to take up the cause of the environmental movement I have no problem in that. If they want to live in a mud hut with a dirt floor and live off the land I am all right with that too. But do not make me change what I am doing, especially if one cannot prove definitively that my impact greatly inhibits the livelihood of another.

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Confessions of an Underage Drinker Adam H.

“The Amethyst Initiative supports informed and unimpeded debate on the 21 year-old drinking age.” According to www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov 60 percent of underage college students consume alcohol. The drinking age in the United States is 21, the highest in the world. This statistic shows that the majority of those affected by the minimum drinking age willfully disobey the law. Underage drinking is a reality for college students, not only nationally, but also here at IPFW. Although IPFW is not known as a “party school”, there is a considerable amount of underage drinking occurring both on campus and off campus. The university officially maintains a “dry” policy in regards to alcohol, yet I have personally consumed various alcoholic beverages of sufficient quantity on campus. However due to IPFW’s stance on alcohol use I usually prefer to spend my time socializing (partying) at nearby housing and apartments with friends. The life of an underage drinker is an intricate balance of maintaining a social life and dealing with the pressures associated with constantly breaking the law. Under the influence of peer pressure I have been known to drink 3, 4, or even 5 days a week, usually involving heavy consumption resulting in multiple days of hangovers. I have woken up in places that I didn’t recall being, had a drunken one-night stand, been injured from a drunken fall down a flight of stairs, exposed my body to friends and strangers alike, and made inebriated phone calls I can never take back. These confessions may lead some to believe that I do not have a right to drink. Seeing that I have abused the system and am the perfect example of why the minimum drinking age exist. I understand their

stance. I have not followed the social norms regarding alcohol use. However, I suggest that I am the ideal example of an individual who would have benefited from a lowered drinking age. My first drink was at 19. Facing these restrictions as an adult seemed unfair. I had no experience or guidance and easily turned to binge drinking alongside many of my peers. This is no longer the case; I now understand the effects of alcohol and for the most part am a responsible drinker. However, an apparent problem exists with the current system. The minimum drinking age was set with good intent, even though it discriminates against a segment of the adult population. Setting an age limit does not reduce the prevalence of binge drinking. Instead it can lead to an environment where drinking must take place outside of the public arena, leading to more intense behavior. On my first visit to a local bar I was much more restrained in my alcohol consumption than in the binge-drinking atmosphere around campus The minimum drinking age has not been successful. It can be argued that it has had the opposite effect, an argument that has been respected by 135 University chancellors and presidents across the country. The Amethyst Initiative recognizes that the issues with underage drinking exist despite the 21 yearold alcohol consumption age. These education leaders have signed a statement calling for a dialog on how to better address the issues related to underage drinking. However, at the time of this article’s printing IPFW’s Chancellor Wartell has yet to sign the Amethyst Initiative. As a former binge drinker and an IPFW student I implore our school leaders to join the dialog and to sign the Amethyst Initiative.


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“Due Date,” released to theaters on November 5 2010, is on its way to becoming one of America’s favorite movies, judging by its

outstanding ratings. This comedy stars such acclaimed actors as Robert Downy Jr. and Zack Galifinakis. Both actors in this movie seem to play themselves as a character. Zack Galifinakis usually seems to play the same role in every movie, and this movie is no exception. It starts off in an airport, where Peter Highman (Downy Jr.) is trying to make his way to Los Angeles within five days to see the birth of his child. Along the way he is caught in a constant struggle with Ethan Tremblay (Galifinakis). Trouble seems to follow ominously close to Peter, and seems to be emanating from Ethan. They travel across multiple states, ending up broke, beaten, and just not having a very good time. This movie has a lot of mature content, but is well worth it.

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► Release Date: November 5, 2010

Most of the humor in this movie is slapstick. The constant hitting, breaking of bones, and just all around comical pain leads to a pretty humorous time at the theater. Jamie Foxx makes a short appearance as well, in a minor role. Although his role may be small, it adds a lot of drama to the movie and really makes you wonder about where the plot is going to go. Let us just say, if you ever come across someone like Zack Galifinakis, run, and run fast, lest doom follow. This movie made me laugh a lot, and kept me superbly entertained. This great performance by Robert Downy Jr., along with the funny factor, makes this movie easy to grade. It is a solid B from me: not the greatest movie I have ever seen, but a pretty darn good time.

Purely Dance 2010

the month of November, with showings on November 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00 pm, and on November 21 at 2:00 pm. Audiences are urged to arrive earlier than the start time to allow for seating issues – all showings are first come, first serve. Latecomers will not be seated until intermission of the show. Admission for IPFW students is, as usual, free with their Mastodon Card. Adults are $14, seniors, faculty, staff and alumni are $12, students aged 18 and under are only $5 and all other college students with appropriate identification are $10.

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Fans of all types of dancing will be pleased to know that IPFW’s annual Purely Dance returns for yet another exciting season. This year, the show returns to the more intimate Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall after a couple of years of being presented in Williams Theatre and the Neff Recital Hall. Purely Dance, which features many different poignant dance forms,

►Tickets can be purchased or picked up at the box office in Rhinehart Music Center. For questions, please call the box office at 260-481-6555.

will cater to all fans of the art; ballet, jazz, tap and modern dancing will all be on display. Just as in years prior, Purely Dance 2010 will excite its audience with a plethora of fresh and titillating dance moves, all choreographed by the dance minor program, alumni and faculty and headed by Artistic Director, Brittney Tyler Coughlin. Purely Dance 2010 will be going on throughout

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INDIAN REBOUND MAKE YOU MINE ► The perfect summertime song came a little too late. It’s perfect teenage grunge love rock. I did just make that genre up. It is fuzzy and heartwarming. It is also very catchy so you can blame me if you cannot get it out of your head.

MILLIONYOUNG - CALRISSIAN ►Ambient vocals with a moody guitar lead. It is perfect for Christmas time because it literally has those sleigh bells ringing. You should probably listen to it soon because Santa Claus may be filling out a law suit—not that he will get much money out of a random indie band, but Claus has always been a malicious fat jerk.

PHILADELPHIA GRAND JURY

Purely Dance 2010 November 12 - 21

Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall

Purely Dance 2010 features dances inspired by journal entries written by the choreographers and dancers. The journal entry topics range from friendship, sacrifice, love, suicide, habits, patterns, life changing events and philosophies. Contains mature subject matter, violence and sexual content. Artistic Direction by Brittney Tyler Coughlin IPFW students with I.D. is free Adults & Seniors $14 and under Students 18 and under $5

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University.

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►I have always thought that garage rock and punk have a lot in common with rap music. This is perfect because I love garage rock and this is my favorite Jay-Z song ever. It is a very unexpected cover but I really think they do it justice.

LUPE FIASCO - SLR ►SLR stands for Super Lupe Rap. It is basically 6 minutes of him rapping with hidden extended metaphors that his hardcore fans will spend the rest of their lives dissecting. Some people do not respect rap music, but most of those people do not have the ability to do what Lupe can do with one line.

WIZ KHALIFA - BLACK & YELLOW (COOKIN' SOUL REMIX)

Bring this week’s word and a student ID to the Firefly Cafe to receive the offer of a BUY ONE drink get another, of equal or lesser value, FREE! ►Firefly Coffee House is located at 3523 North Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne.

This week’s word:

Percolate “Mixing,” ”The coffee pot percolated the water.” –Chad Troutner, freshman. “Getting everybody to be perky,” “The cheerleaders were percolating the audience.” –Cierra Kindy, senior. “To move up or down,” ”The coffee was about to percolate.” –Keith Seitz, alumni.

Actual Definition: Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary shows that it is the act of a solvent passing through a substance – especially for extraction of a soluble constituent. Basically, that means for water in a coffee pot to trickle slowly through the powdered coffee to produce what ends up in the pot.

► The original version was a little too typical rap beat for me. Cookin Soul specializes in adding 70s soul sampled music to today’s hip hop songs. It makes such a difference. Now I can drive around town and feel like a smooth, 70s pimp who just bought another gold chain on a Sunday afternoon. Perfection.

THE VACCINES - BLOW IT UP ► These guys are a part of the garage rock, surf song revival that is happening in indie music right now. They will be competing with The Drums, Best Coast, Wavves, and a couple others. I like these guys, although I feel they have a definite risk of getting old. They do not take themselves too seriously, and they sound like they actually have fun with their music. Still, this will be weird artist to listen to as it heads into winter time.

SEX BOB-OMB WE ARE SEX BOB-OMB! ► One of my favorite things about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was the music. The outrageous, trashy garage rock jams that were actually all made by Beck. This song is from the beginning of the movie, and that fuzzed out bass could potentially wreck a living room if you cannot control yourself from letting lose. Good luck!


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“Due Date,” released to theaters on November 5 2010, is on its way to becoming one of America’s favorite movies, judging by its

outstanding ratings. This comedy stars such acclaimed actors as Robert Downy Jr. and Zack Galifinakis. Both actors in this movie seem to play themselves as a character. Zack Galifinakis usually seems to play the same role in every movie, and this movie is no exception. It starts off in an airport, where Peter Highman (Downy Jr.) is trying to make his way to Los Angeles within five days to see the birth of his child. Along the way he is caught in a constant struggle with Ethan Tremblay (Galifinakis). Trouble seems to follow ominously close to Peter, and seems to be emanating from Ethan. They travel across multiple states, ending up broke, beaten, and just not having a very good time. This movie has a lot of mature content, but is well worth it.

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Most of the humor in this movie is slapstick. The constant hitting, breaking of bones, and just all around comical pain leads to a pretty humorous time at the theater. Jamie Foxx makes a short appearance as well, in a minor role. Although his role may be small, it adds a lot of drama to the movie and really makes you wonder about where the plot is going to go. Let us just say, if you ever come across someone like Zack Galifinakis, run, and run fast, lest doom follow. This movie made me laugh a lot, and kept me superbly entertained. This great performance by Robert Downy Jr., along with the funny factor, makes this movie easy to grade. It is a solid B from me: not the greatest movie I have ever seen, but a pretty darn good time.

Purely Dance 2010

the month of November, with showings on November 18, 19 and 20 at 8:00 pm, and on November 21 at 2:00 pm. Audiences are urged to arrive earlier than the start time to allow for seating issues – all showings are first come, first serve. Latecomers will not be seated until intermission of the show. Admission for IPFW students is, as usual, free with their Mastodon Card. Adults are $14, seniors, faculty, staff and alumni are $12, students aged 18 and under are only $5 and all other college students with appropriate identification are $10.

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Fans of all types of dancing will be pleased to know that IPFW’s annual Purely Dance returns for yet another exciting season. This year, the show returns to the more intimate Studio Theatre in Kettler Hall after a couple of years of being presented in Williams Theatre and the Neff Recital Hall. Purely Dance, which features many different poignant dance forms,

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will cater to all fans of the art; ballet, jazz, tap and modern dancing will all be on display. Just as in years prior, Purely Dance 2010 will excite its audience with a plethora of fresh and titillating dance moves, all choreographed by the dance minor program, alumni and faculty and headed by Artistic Director, Brittney Tyler Coughlin. Purely Dance 2010 will be going on throughout

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MOVIE REVIEW

Music Movies

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INDIAN REBOUND MAKE YOU MINE ► The perfect summertime song came a little too late. It’s perfect teenage grunge love rock. I did just make that genre up. It is fuzzy and heartwarming. It is also very catchy so you can blame me if you cannot get it out of your head.

MILLIONYOUNG - CALRISSIAN ►Ambient vocals with a moody guitar lead. It is perfect for Christmas time because it literally has those sleigh bells ringing. You should probably listen to it soon because Santa Claus may be filling out a law suit—not that he will get much money out of a random indie band, but Claus has always been a malicious fat jerk.

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Purely Dance 2010 November 12 - 21

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Purely Dance 2010 features dances inspired by journal entries written by the choreographers and dancers. The journal entry topics range from friendship, sacrifice, love, suicide, habits, patterns, life changing events and philosophies. Contains mature subject matter, violence and sexual content. Artistic Direction by Brittney Tyler Coughlin IPFW students with I.D. is free Adults & Seniors $14 and under Students 18 and under $5

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne IPFW is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access University.

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►I have always thought that garage rock and punk have a lot in common with rap music. This is perfect because I love garage rock and this is my favorite Jay-Z song ever. It is a very unexpected cover but I really think they do it justice.

LUPE FIASCO - SLR ►SLR stands for Super Lupe Rap. It is basically 6 minutes of him rapping with hidden extended metaphors that his hardcore fans will spend the rest of their lives dissecting. Some people do not respect rap music, but most of those people do not have the ability to do what Lupe can do with one line.

WIZ KHALIFA - BLACK & YELLOW (COOKIN' SOUL REMIX)

Bring this week’s word and a student ID to the Firefly Cafe to receive the offer of a BUY ONE drink get another, of equal or lesser value, FREE! ►Firefly Coffee House is located at 3523 North Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne.

This week’s word:

Percolate “Mixing,” ”The coffee pot percolated the water.” –Chad Troutner, freshman. “Getting everybody to be perky,” “The cheerleaders were percolating the audience.” –Cierra Kindy, senior. “To move up or down,” ”The coffee was about to percolate.” –Keith Seitz, alumni.

Actual Definition: Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary shows that it is the act of a solvent passing through a substance – especially for extraction of a soluble constituent. Basically, that means for water in a coffee pot to trickle slowly through the powdered coffee to produce what ends up in the pot.

► The original version was a little too typical rap beat for me. Cookin Soul specializes in adding 70s soul sampled music to today’s hip hop songs. It makes such a difference. Now I can drive around town and feel like a smooth, 70s pimp who just bought another gold chain on a Sunday afternoon. Perfection.

THE VACCINES - BLOW IT UP ► These guys are a part of the garage rock, surf song revival that is happening in indie music right now. They will be competing with The Drums, Best Coast, Wavves, and a couple others. I like these guys, although I feel they have a definite risk of getting old. They do not take themselves too seriously, and they sound like they actually have fun with their music. Still, this will be weird artist to listen to as it heads into winter time.

SEX BOB-OMB WE ARE SEX BOB-OMB! ► One of my favorite things about Scott Pilgrim vs. The World was the music. The outrageous, trashy garage rock jams that were actually all made by Beck. This song is from the beginning of the movie, and that fuzzed out bass could potentially wreck a living room if you cannot control yourself from letting lose. Good luck!


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IPFW Women’s Volleyball Lose Matches 0-3 in Utah Photo Courtesy of Gomastodons.com

11.20.10 | 1:00 P.M. M. BASKETBALL UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI CINCINNATI, OH 11.20.10 | 1:05 PM W. BASKETBALL YOUNGSTOWN STATE YOUNGSTOWN, OH 11.20.10 | 8:00 PM W. VOLLEYBALL NORTH DAKOTA STATE FARGO, ND

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11.22.10 | TBA M. & W. CROSS COUNTRY

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On Saturday, November 15th, the IPFW women’s volleyball team competed in Cedar City, Utah against the Southern Utah Thunderbirds. IPFW came home short while losing all three matches with scores of 2515, 25-17, and 29-27. Southern Utah, 12-6 in the Summit League, had to win their last two matches in order to claim a spot at the Summit League Tournament. They accomplished this feat by winning in three sets on Thursday over the Oakland Grizzlies and in three sets against IPFW on Saturday night. The Thunderbirds gained the conference’s third seed over South Dakota State. However, IPFW earned the top seed in the Summit League (144), with North Dakota State claiming the second seed.

In the first round of conference play, North Dakota State and Southern Utah will play, as well as South Dakota State and IPFW. Saturday’s match against Southern Utah consisted of top players Maya Schlindwein (IPFW) and Analaine Pelaez (Southern Utah) as they combined for a total of 19 kills. IPFW’s Stephanie Lamberti also had six kills and 15 digs, while Tessa McGill contributed a match-high 20 digs. Megan Steenhuysen had 25 assists and Taryn Parker and Alli Hook had four blocks each. IPFW held a .016 hitting percentage, while Southern Utah hit .157. Both IPFW and Southern Utah will compete in the Summit League Conference Championships, to be held in Fargo, North Dakota. The semi-finals are set to take place on Friday, November 19th, with the final round held on the next day.

Lady Dons Lose at “What You Missed” Season Opener, 62-90 Logan Pea

This past weekend, the sports world seemed to go along as everyone expected it to. Auburn won- although not by much, Oregon won, Boise State and Texas Christian University won. What people didn’t expect came from Camp Randal. The Wisconsin Badgers hung eighty-three points on Indiana University Saturday afternoon in an absolute massacre of a game. College Basketball is finally underway, and the only Mid-Major team getting an upset win came from our State’s Capital. The University of Indianapolis upset the Tennessee Volunteers in the biggest upset so far. The number one team in the country, Duke, is off to a fine start after blowing by Princeton 97-60 on Sunday. Although the Boilers have lost Robbie Hummel for the season, Purdue took care of Howard 76-40 to give them a perfect start, Gonzaga beat the Summit League’s IUPUI by thirty, and Syracuse topped Canisius 86-67. In the NHL, the Detroit Red Wings are hanging on with the league’s second best record at 11-3, trailing only the LA Kings who hold a 12-3 record. The defending Stan-

ley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks sit at just .500 at 9-9, third place in the Western Conference’s Central Division. So far, the Miami Heat are not the hottest thing in the NBA. The Heat are just a mere 6-4 sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference’s Southeast division. New Orleans is the only remaining team in the league with a perfect record sitting at 8-0, and the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics both have 8-2 records, the second best in the NBA. After the horrific start in Dallas, the Cowboys seem to be nothing but a lost cause- that is until owner Jerry Jones fired head coach Wade Phillips. In the first game since the firing, the Cowboys controlled four quarters on the road against the New York Giants and won their second game 33-20. The Buffalo Bills got their first win of the season over the Lions, the Browns dropped a heartbreaker in overtime to the Jets, and the Bears improved their record to 6-3 with a 27-13 win over the Vikings who, according to Brett Favre, “are running out of games.” The Colts kept their perfect record at home- 4-0 after beating the Bengals 23-17, and the Steelers scored twenty-three straight points against the Patriots in the fourth quarter to fall thirteen points straight at home.

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On Saturday, November 13th, the IPFW women’s basketball team traveled to East Lansing, Michigan to play their season opening game against the Michigan State Spartans. IPFW fell short to the 24th nationally ranked MSU squad, 62-90. Redshirt junior Stephanie Rosado was IPFW’s highest scorer with 18 points and three assists, while mastodon newcomers Kayla Drake and Amanda Hyde scored 13 and 10 points. Drake was also successful with a team best of six rebounds. On the other side, Michigan State’s scoring was led by Porsche Poole with 12 points, and Cetera Washington and Lykenda Johnson with 11 points. After sophomore Sydney Weinert Photo Courtesy of Gomastodons.com

initiated scoring for the Dons, the Spartans replied by taking a 15-2 lead only five minutes into the game. Although the Dons closed the gap, MSU held a strong lead at halftime in 51-21. In the second half, IPFW outscored Michigan State 41-39 and closed the scoring gap at 28 by the end of the game. The Dons made 37.1 percent of their shots and 3-of-14 three-point baskets throughout the game. The Spartans made 54.2 percent of their shots and half of their three-point efforts. In rebounds, the Spartans outweighed IPFW 44-29. IPFW led with more steals (9-8) and less turnovers (20-22). On Monday, November 15th, the Lady Dons look to make up for a season opening loss as they host their home opening game against the Akron University Zips at 7:00 PM at the Gates Sports Center.


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Plackemeier, Gaines Lead Dons to Season Opening Win Logan Pea

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(16) Virginia Tech at (24) Miami FL ►Fish-Virginia Tech-Just too much ►Pea-Virginia Tech-Fast game

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(8) Nebraska at (19) Texas AM

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Flyers at Capitals (11/20)

►Fish-Capitals-NHL best ►Pea-Capitals-Ovechkin carries team

(12) Lady Irish at (10) Lady Wildcats ►Fish-Notre Dame-Good and close game ►Pea-Notre Dame-Here come the Irish

(12) Gonzaga at (3) Kansas State

►Fish-Gonzaga-America’s team comes through ►Pea-Kansas St-Zags’ overrated

Thunder at Celtics

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After a not-so-dominating exhibition showing at home against Olivet College, the men’s basketball team had one week to get it together for the real deal. On Friday night, it was evident that the time used in the week off was used well as IPFW drained SIU-Edwardsville 7055. In a game that was controlled by IPFW from start to finish, Zach Plackemeier and Frank Gaines each scored sixteen points en route to a fifteen point road win to open the season. IPFW got the ball rolling early with an eight point lead with seven minutes to go in the first half when Jason Smeathers knocked in a three-ball to give the Dons a thirteen point lead. Just a few minutes later it was Plackemeier drilling a three-pointer himself to stretch the lead to sixteen as the game was becoming less and less of

a contest. With forty-eight seconds remaining in the half, John Peckinpaugh knocked down a pair of free throws and sent IPFW into the locker room with a 36-19 lead. In the second half, SIU-Edwardsville would slowly chip away at the lead before bringing it down to nine with just under ten minutes to play. From that point on, both teams would trade baskets back and forth before free-throws would seal the deal and IPFW walked away with a 70-55 win. In the game, Plackemeier and Gaines were the only Mastodons in double figures, but Trey McCorkle closely followed with nine of his own as he only missed on field goal in the night. Smeathers and Jeremy Mixon chipped in with six points apiece, and Frank Gaines also led the Dons with eight individual rebounds. The Dons are back in action Saturday afternoon in a monster match-up against Big East powerhouse Cincinnati.

Pack The House

Women's Basketball vs Louisville Logan Pea

On Monday, November 29, the Gates Center on campus is the place to be. At 7:00p.m, Louisville and IPFW will tip off in a highly anticipated women's basketball match. Louisville, the 2008-2009 National Runner-up will be looking for an easy pass as the IPFW women's basketball team will be looking to take down the highly talented team in forty minutes of exciting, fast paced basketball. This is the biggest game for the women's basketball pro-

gram that will be played on the home court since IPFW has been Division 1, and the team wants you to be there to see it. You, the students, can fill the Gates Center and create an electric atmosphere to help send the Dons' on to victory. Will the task be easy? No, but it is possible. Louisville already has one loss on the season. They dropped their season opener to the Tennessee Volunteers before putting a pounding on Ohio University. The Cardinals are also bigger and faster. They feature two 6'4” centers, and Shoni Shemmel, a guard

who can shoot the lights out who knocked down three of four three balls in their last game. In just one game for IPFW, Stephanie Rosado and Kayla Drake have led the way with tremendous shooting and guard play for a challenging counter attack. The night has all the makings for a big upset that would be ESPN worthy. So, students, grab your roommates, tell them to get their friends, and pack the house! Don't miss out on this opportunity to see two teams battle to the buzzer, all for the cost of getting to Gates.

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►Fish-Denny Hamlin-New champ crowned ►Pea-Jimmie Johnson-Shootout

Colts at Patriots

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Letter to the Editor: As I have been receiving feedback from fellow students, I realized it might be beneficial to address some of the complaints against the Genocide Awareness Project. Perhaps the most common complaint was that the photos were too graphic and upsetting. Although I too find the images disturbing, they reveal the truth about abortion. For example, Emmitt Till was a young AfricanAmerican boy who was brutally beaten beyond recognition in the 1950s. Despite the fact that he was grotesquely disfigured, his mother insisted upon an open-casket funeral. The picture of his dead body was circulated among magazines and newspapers around the country. Rosa Parks herself has even stated that the reason she would not give up her seat on the bus was because the image of Emmett Till in his casket was burned into her memory. Just as the horrors of racism were brought to light through this graphic image, the truth about abortion is being exposed through this display as well. Some people claim the photos have been manipulated. CBR has signed affidavits from abortionists testifying to the authenticity of these images. Regarding the claim that abortion is not genocide, if the preborn are human, then we believe that abortion easily fits the criteria of genocide. However, we were willing to put that aside to address the root issue that abortion kills preborn children. Others assert that the display was designed solely for shock value. The truth of abortion is shocking, but why should the truth be ignored simply because it is shocking, graphic, or offensive? Furthermore, the CBR staff and volunteers were equipped to defend the personhood and rights of the preborn children using scientific and philosophical arguments.

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Dear Editor, Pro-abortion student Mandy Parker is in serious need of a basic high school civics lesson. Mandy wrote in Extreme Display, Radical Response: The Fight Over Free Speech that she “filed a complaint form” against the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP) when a violent student assaulted a GAP volunteer and vandalized the pro-life display. She said “the event should have been shut down as such actions are ‘not permitted.’” Needless to say, it wasn’t pro-life students who were “disorderly” or “disruptive.” The violence was perpetrated by a male abortion advocate named Terence Boes, who was subsequently arrested and faces battery and criminal mischief charges. If IPFW were to abdicate its duty to deter assaults by shutting down the display because of the violent actions of a single pro-abortion student, this would be seen as an attempt to encourage a “heckler’s veto” as a means of discouraging the free expression of ideas. The US Supreme Court has ruled that a “heckler’s veto” is an unconstitutional violation of the first amendment. In over 150 displays on university campuses, GAP has never been accused of breaking the law or violating even one university regulation. As a registered student organization, Students for Bio-Ethical Reform received permission from IPFW to conduct GAP and therefore has the same right to speak as any other IPFW student group. The fact that abortion images evoke adverse reactions from passersby is not the issue. In fact, disturbing speech is the only type of speech that needs protected. The message of social reform always offends those responsible for the injustice. Offended passersby frequently threaten and or employ violence as a means of suppressing speech. The constitutional right to speak out against those injustices has little meaning if government officials permit defenders of injustice to suppress criticism by expressing threats. If IPFW or any other government institution caved to mob rule, that would effectively end all attempts bring about social reform. GAP not only effectively teaches students about abortion but provides a reminder to students that the first amendment applies to everyone and speech cannot be silenced because it is disturbing. Mark Harrington Executive Director, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform

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Letter to the Editor: As I was reading the editorials, I noticed a couple of the students who were prolife criticized the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP), claiming that it was too graphic, ineffective, and uncaring towards women. While I share their pro-life views, I disagree with them on this issue. The pictures of abortion are indeed very graphic, but they are accurate depictions of what the abortion procedure does to a developing human. According to Mark Harrington, the executive director of the Center for Bioethical Reform’s Midwest branch, CBR has signed affidavits by abortion doctors affirming that the pictures are authentic and have not been photo-shopped. If we, as college students and legal adults, cannot bear to look at what abortion does to a developing fetus perhaps that is because we intuitively know that it is wrong to do such a thing to another human. If abortion is really only the removal of tissue or a parasite, I fail to see why the pictures are so offensive. Regarding the claim that the GAP display is ineffective, I again disagree. I was at the display for several hours on both days, and had conversations both with students who were previously indifferent towards abortion and were moved to the pro-life position because of the display, and also with students who were already pro-life and were motivated to take action by the display. Furthermore, GAP sparked a flurry of discussion around campus and online at sites like Facebook. I also disagree with the claim that the GAP display is uncaring and insensitive to women. Such a claim ignores the several thousand preborn female children who are killed by abortion every year in the United States. Considering women who are already born, CBR put up signs around the display with phone numbers for pregnant women or post-abortive women seeking help. In addition, there was also a post-abortive woman present on the second day to help any women suffering from a previous abortion. Sincerely, Joshua Bertsch, IPFW Freshman

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Letter to the Editor of The Communicator, By framing the controversy as one of “free speech,” your lead story on November 10 about the Genocide Awareness Project missed the mark altogether. The problem with the Genocide Awareness Project has nothing to do with free speech; the problem is that it incorrectly claimed that abortion was a form of genocide. This is like comparing an apple to a pencil and only contributed to dumbing down our students. It’s surprising that The Communicator didn’t pick up on this.

David Schuster, Assistant Professor of History

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