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UNIVERSITY POLICE BRIEFS CRACKING DOWN Indiana State Police (ISP) performed a statewide enforcement campaign Sept. 14-15. Impaired drivers were targeted with troopers throughout Indiana arresting a total of 346 impaired drivers.

TWO INJURED IN CAR CRASH On Sept. 17, Monday morning, a single-car accident occurred on IPFW property. After travelling through the intersection at Hobson and Stellhorn roads, the vehicle left the road, according to the University Police Department (UPD) report. The vehicle came to rest near Building D in Student Housing. Both occupants were injured and transported to the hospital. The accident is an open investigation. Capt. Anthony Colone, interim chief of police, declined to comment on the status of the investigation. The vehicle hit several trees and went airborne at one point, reported WANE 15, travelling an estimated 150 yards from the roadway. Occupants were both found outside the vehicle, and it is unclear as to who was the driver. Seatbelts were not secured at the time of the accident, and police believe alcohol may have been a factor. UPD was assisted by ISP.

MOBILE METH LAB BUSTED BY STATE POLICE Same Monday morning as the previously mentioned car accident, an “erratic driver” was spotted on US 30 near Plymouth by ISP, according to the news release. The driver of a 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix was stopped by Bremen Post Commander Lieutenant

Jim Strong, for a traffic violation to discover the car had been reported stolen out of Fort Wayne. In addition, a methamphetamine laboratory was found in the car. The driver was identified as Bradley C. Shopoff, 49, of Fort Wayne, along with three occupants, Terrence L. Welch, 41, of Fort Wayne, Dana M. Moon, 22, of Angola, and Joshua B. Baughman, 22, of Fremont. Facing charges of manufacturing and selling methamphetamine, the four suspects were transported to the Marshall County jail. ISP was assisted by the Marshall County Sheriff ’s Department, the Plymouth Police Department, and the Indiana State Police Meth Suppression Section.

SHOOTING INVESTIGATION NEAR DOWNTOWN On Wednesday morning, Sept. 19, police responded to a shooting near the 300 block of Kinnaird Ave. according to the FWPD news release. An injured adult male was discovered by officers in a home of the 300 block of Kinnaird Ave., with witnesses administering aid to the gunshot. The victim was transported by medics, downgrading his status from serious to critical while travelling to the hospital. Witnesses reported an adult male clad in a ski mask entering the home, shooting the victim and then leaving. The shooting remains under investigation by the FWPD and the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

FOOTBALL COACH UNDER INVESTIGATION The Fort Wayne Bishop Luers High School football coach is currently under investigation by police after being fired for “inappropriate” video of stu-

dents was found on his computer, according to the Associated Press. Matt Lindsay led Bishop Luers football for 26 years, winning nine Indiana state titles. The Allen County Sheriff ’s Office stated, “no criminal activity…has been substantiated at this time.” The Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic Diocese reported no nudity to be found on the videos but noted the recordings appeared to be taken clandestinely. No further description of the video was released by the diocese, an overseer of the school. Lindsay’s video recordings were discovered on Sept. 12, followed the next day with Lindsay being placed on administrative leave and his official firing on Sept. 16. The criminal investigation of Lindsay is ongoing.

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Lower Enrollment Means Less Student Activity Money IPFW announced a drop of 3.9 percent in enrollment at the university this semester. Because student activity fees come from each student paying tuition at IPFW, fewer students at the university means less money for athletics and student government, which is where those dollars go. According to vice chancellor for financial affairs Walt Branson, those dollars have added up. “At this point we are having some budget issues because of the enrollment drop,” said Branson. “The student fees are coming in somewhere around less than $4 million.” That potentially means a problem for the student government, who rely on the fees for their programming. That includes the Student Activities Jessica Geyer

Board and the allocations that go out throughout the semester to student organizations all over campus. Last year, Indiana-Purdue Student Government Association (IPSGA) received $1,168,255 of these fees. “We’re still trying to get our arms around it,” said Branson about the fees. “I’m optimistic that we’re going to get through it.” Branson said he doesn’t think that students will be feeling much of an effect because of the enrollment drop. “Protecting the academic mission and teaching the students is the most important thing,” he said. Therefore, he said there are no plans to cut anything. In order to fill in the gaps made by the shorter budget, though, IPFW may not fill some currently unoccupied positions.

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SFLA Host Pro-Life Speaker Jill Stanek IPFW student organization Students for Life of America (SFLA) hosted nurse-turned-speaker Jill Stanek Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Science Mall. “Students for Life of America contacted our IPFW Students for Life group because they’re doing a I Vote Pro-Life First campus tour nationwide,” said SFLA president Michelle Landrigan. The event commenced with a testimonial from Operation Outcry as well as speakers from Indiana and Allen County Right to Life, Rock for Life and IPFW’s SFLA. Students from IPFW’s Campus Feminists in Solidarity (CFS) were not allowed to protest this event in the Science Mall but were instead allowed to demonstrate in front of the Helmke Library as individual students not representing CFS, according to CFS president Cailynn Smith. Dennis Barbosa

Stanek opened up her speech with her experience as a nurse at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Ill. Stanek claimed she discovered the hospital to be committing abortions on living babies, with any survivors being “relegated to our hospital’s soiled utility room to die.” She continued to describe a particular night where a nurse was bringing a dying baby to this utility room where Stanek said she took the baby and held it for 45 minutes until it died, claiming the baby had been aborted for having Down Syndrome. For the latter part of her speech, Stanek spoke of her experience at odds with Barack Obama, then state senator for Illinois.

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Later that same day, Michelle Goldberg gave a lecture on her book about women’s reproductive rights in Neff Hall next to the Science Mall. “We didn’t even attempt to get this on the same day that that was taking place,” said Landrigan. “This happened by coincidence, because SFLA just contacted us on Friday. So it wasn’t even preplanned.”

After all was said and done and the crowd slowly dissipated, Stanek ventured over to the front of the Helmke library to speak to the small crowd of demonstrators that had gathered. The protestors maintained a composure as if Stanek was not present. Shortly afterward, a passerby heard Stanek attempting to speak with the demonstrators and engaged in a roughly 5 to 6 minute debate with Stanek only to be interrupted by the SFLA event moderator who informed Stanek she was not allowed to be on the demonstrators’ side. “Jill Stanek is a paid activist. It is her profession to incite anger,” said senior Alysen Wade, communication major. “She was the one who made some negative attacks on us, and we felt like we stood our ground, remaining as peaceful and as understanding as we could.”


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IPFW Professors Help Understand Violence over Anti-Muslim Video Violence in the of giving a guard an actual helmet as Middle East is a prop, it is instead painted on his bald nothing new to head. people who even have a vague noStill, the fact that the film mocks tion of the news. The region has been Islam and Mohammed has upset many beset with war, revolution and un- people. rest for most of the life of the averThe violence is reminiscent of the age college student. The most recent protests that occurred after a Danish news, however, involves attacked newspaper published a cartoon of Moembassies, a killed ambassador and hammed as a terrorist holding a bomb. a YouTube video. During this round of violence, howThe video in question is a ever, a U.S. ambassador in Libya was 14-minute long trailer for a film ti- killed. It’s the first time an American tled “The Innocence of Muslims.” It ambassador has been killed in an atfeatures negative caricatures of Islam tack since 1979. and particularly of the prophet Mo“In most countries in the Middle hammed. Assem Nasr, professor of East, the government can stop the film communication and native of Leba- from being shown,” said James Lutz, non, watched the trailer and agreed political science professor who spethat it was meant to be cializes in foreign polAssem Nasr offensive. icy. “They don’t underHowever, Nasr said stand the limitations of that he found the video the U.S. government.” funny because of it’s “We Americans tend horrible video, writing to look at other governand acting quality. A ments as if they do what good deal of the trailer the United States does, features stilted acting so we shouldn’t be surand green screens that prised when other govmake the actors look ernments look at us the as if they’re floating. same way,” he added. In one scene, instead With freedom of Jessica Geyer

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James Lutz speech laws in the are trying to take adUnited States as well vantage of unrest in as the fact that the a region where many video is on the Intercountries are going net, the government through transitional is completely limited governments. from taking down the In the United States, film. American politicians “It’s out there,” have also tried to said Lutz. “All the make the protests, and government can do is particularly the conindicate they disagree sulate attack, an issue with it.” for the 2012 election. As for the consulate attacks po“One could accuse [Mitt] Romtential affects on U.S. foreign poli- ney of doing the same thing,” Lutz cy, Lutz said, “It doesn’t necessar- said, referring to the presidential ily mean anything unless someone candidate’s recent comments folchooses to make an issue of it ... as lowing the consulate attack in which long as the U.S. remains reasonably he criticized the Obama administracalm about it.” tion. That is not to say that the general Though they do not excuse the public in countries like Libya, Tu- violence that has occurred, both nisia and Egypt, where many of the Lutz and Nasr understand the strong protests are taking place, approves emotions people in the Middle East of the violence. Many protests are are feeling about the video. civil and others have gathered hold“It is offensive and it is designed ing sympathetic signs for the U.S. to be offensive ... they have every staff that were killed in the consulate right to be angry about it,” said Lutz. attack. That attack is not believed to But there might not be anything have been carried out by a terrorist the American public can do to make group. Continued on page 5 This marks how some people

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IPFW Weighs in on NY Soda Ban New York already and fitness coordinator, said, “We are a bans smoking in very unhealthy nation. Over 30 percent public areas and of Americans are obese. One factor that artificial trans fats from restaurants. has contributed to this is the high use of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s latest ban, soda pop. It’s our most popular beverwhich limits soda sizes to 16 ounces, age.” is an attempt to stop Indiana currently obesity. The restric- “As long as it doesn’t has a 30.8 percent obetion is to include sity rate, making them drinks sold in res- affect refills custom- the eighth fattest state. taurants, concession ers would be fine.” In comparison, the rate stands, theaters and adults considered to - Liz Moran, general of even sports venues. be obese in New York The ban is exmanager of IPFW’s is 58 percent. The ban pected to take effect will make NYC the first Pizza Hut in March 2013, but in the nation to implewill exempt grocery ment such a change. stores and other convenience stores alSome are saying that this ban will lowing them to continue to sell large restrict consumers’ freedom to buy bevsizes. It will also exempt diet beverages erages according to their needs. New and beverages containing at least 50 Yorkers for Beverage Choice group plans percent milk. to oppose this law with legal action. Bloomberg said, “We cannot con“Bans are bans, never welcomed. tinue to have our children come down We don’t like to be told what we can with diabetes at age 6.” and cannot do,” said Tillapaugh. “What Judy Tillapaugh, IPFW wellness we can do is choose to support a public Ashley Thompson

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The first 50 people to take a copy of The Communicator to Bravas’ food truck outside of Neff Hall get a free hotdog on Sept. 27! Bravas is a street vendor that specializes in hot dogs with a special sauce and grilled vegetables. Their new truck will be coming to IPFW starting Sept. 27. Students may have already experienced Bravas at their downtown food cart, at events like Lunch on the Square or outside of bars like The Brass Rail. Though the food cart, which caters to the downtown area at Calhoun and Wayne, has veggie dogs, the food trucks will not carry that item. However, there will be vegetarian-friendly food on the menu.

health initiative for less sugar use. Let’s look at the positives and benefits.” Stephanie Lawrence, manager at IPFW’s Subway, said, “It won’t make customers happy … it is cheaper to buy the larger sizes but I don’t think it would have an effect on business.” The general manager at IPFW’s Pizza Hut, Liz Moran, said, “I think it would hurt the business, but as long as it doesn’t affect refills customers would be fine.” Both Pizza Hut and Subway currently charge refills on drinks already, but the price would be likely to increase if Fort Wayne enacted such a change.

Continued from page 3 sure something like this doesn’t happen again. Free press and freedom of speech means that culturally insensitive material will always have a way to get published. When that happens, there will of course be anger. “It’s the price you pay for freedom,” said Lutz. For the average person, the film and the response to it throw into question the way information is communicated in a global society. In a world where Twitter has a hand in revolutions and a large population is finding outlets for their voices and opinions, what is considered public space and even the realm of freedom of press are being looked at in a new way. September 26, 2012

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‘Variety Show’ Replaces Mastodon Minutes Sitting in a winZachary Seitz dowless room in the basement of Helmke library is a circle of chairs and a white board mostly covered with notecards. The staff of the newly founded club, Mastodon Entertainment Hub (MEH), meets to plan out their first program. The unenthusiastic connotation of the acronym ‘MEH’ isn’t lost on Megan Little, the club’s founder, executive producer and president. To her it’s a funny way to ease the audience into not taking the program so seriously, allowing them to enjoy a light hearted program run by students. Over the summer, Little, along with the help of fellow students, was readying the way for production of MEH, which will now replace IPFWs former video production club, Mastodon Minutes. The club has received funding from IPSGA and will begin production when they receive the former set of WANE TV in the coming weeks. The program is billed as, “a combo variety show.” “If it’s news we’ll report it, if it’s gossip we might make fun of it,” Little said. However, the primary public goal of the program is entertainment. The segments will include a monologue, interchangeable segments and features which could include guests such as athletes and

local bands. They will typically end the show with a digital short similar the sort made famous by Andy Samberg. Entertainment is the goal of the club, but a substantial amount of hard work will stand in the way. The faculty advisor for MEH,

due in part to experience taken from working with Mastodon Minutes. “It [Mastodon Minutes] wasn’t done well, which was discouraging,” said Little. Little explained that she and others were overwhelmed with the amount of work required to put into the show because they were seThere are a million verely understaffed. the spring semester she things that could hin- metAfter with Nik Heimach and Adam der this project. Every Roby, who were also involved Mastodon Minutes to discuss obstacle that could in MEH. happen with experiShe pitched the project and from there they decided that they enced people goes would need to go in a different dithe same for them, rection with the new show. Their project would be like a proonly they will be inex- new gram that they like to watch, like perienced.” - Herbig “SNL” or “The Colbert Report.” Herbig, who was also advisor Art Herbig, was candid about the to Mastodon Minutes, said of the amount of work and challenges the switch to MEH, “that was the direcstaff of MEH have in store. tion that the students wanted to go, “There are a million things that in the end this is a student run procould hinder this project. Every ob- gram.” stacle that could happen with expeWith all the problems and adrienced people goes the same for versities MEH will have to face, them, only they will be inexperi- they are also laying the groundwork enced,” said Herbig. for student media outlet. If the stuLittle says her and her team dents are successful their program agree the work will be hard but, could survive to teach students of “as long as we have fun, in the end IPFW the world of media producthe hard work is well worth it,” she tion for years to come. said. The emphasis on creating an @IPFW_News enjoyable job for those involved is

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Mercenaries of Sci-Fi Imagine standing in a frozen riverbed, trying to survive in the elements while traversing an unknown planet. In reality, the setting happens to be Bluffton, Ind., about 25 miles from Fort Wayne, and the actors are all part of a film project called “Cerulean.” It’s January, and while the setting is a perfect backdrop for a sci-fi film, the 20 degree weather is not a friend to the small film crew. Their costumes are lightweight jumpsuits of sheer material and their prosthetics are being highly uncooperative with the icy temperatures. The actors, however cold, are committed to getting the scenes done, and it takes urging from the director to get these dedicated actors to temporarily abandon their efforts on the riverbed for a cup of soup indoors.

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While shooting for this particular scene was done in January 2011, the project saw formation during the summer of 2010. Allen Etter, an instructor of video and intermedia as well as traditional media illustration, is the writer, director and producer of the film.

“I came up with the idea during the summer while I was in Myrtle Beach. I was going through the Appalachians, everybody in the car was asleep, I was listening to some music and this idea just came to me,” said Etter. The idea instantly took root and even while on vacation with his family, Etter began contacting people to pitch the concepts of the film. He wrote the script in a matter of two weeks. The story takes place far in the future, where the chaos of war between political factions has brought a group of mercenaries together. After crashing the prison ship they have overtaken on an unfamiliar planet, they must work together despite their differences to reach the site where they can safely be retrieved. The main character, Cerulean, gives the film its name and an emotional current, drawn from Etter’s experience as a father, that underlies the violent nature of the civilization and the mercenaries. “The thing was, knowing that my two boys were gonna see the ocean for the first time, that became the theme of the movie. Cerulean is the color blue of the ocean, and the main character ... her one dream before she dies is to be able to see an

ocean. And because of all the warring and everything she’s been involved in, she feels like an old person, because she’s just seen so much violence, and she just wants to be able to put her feet in the ocean and feel what that feels like,” said Etter.

Recruiting Talent at IPFW Work on shooting scenes for the film began in September 2011. Maggie Dye, currently a junior at IPFW, was brought into the cast to play the character of Maddy Trift after the original actress for the part quit a week before filming began. “I have this hat that was made for me that is very furry and looks like cat ears. [Etter] had seen me walking around and apparently decided that ‘the cat hat girl’ would work,” said Dye. “He said he was making a film and if I was interested, he’d like me to come read for a part. I did, loved it and was right on board.” Etter’s spur of the moment choice to include “the cat hat girl” would become an important choice for the film. “I saw Maggie sitting in a classroom wearing a white fluffy cat head hat, and she was had gloves and a scarf even though it was not cold out. I thought ‘this girl looks goofy, I

bet she’d want to be in a movie,’” Etter said. “I found out later she’d been in a production of Little Orphan Annie and she’d done some stage acting, and she completely rewrote her character into something a lot stronger and better than I’d written. It was great to have her onboard,.” While Maggie was able to impart a stronger, no-nonsense attitude to Maddy, the rest of the characters adhered more closely to the original vision Etter had created for the film.

Connecting with Local Sound Creating that overall vision lies in part with the writer’s story and the actor’s delivery, but a good part of the emotion in “Cerulean” also comes from the musical score. Lucas Carter of local band Pretender/Contender approached Etter about having his band work on a soundtrack for the movie in fall 2011, which the director agreed to without ever having heard them play. Again, the chance gave good returns for “Cerulean.” “He told me he had a band and they might be interested, and I said ‘sure, go ahead.’ It was like a month later that he brought in one of his CDs and played it for me. I couldn’t

believe how much of a departure it was,” said Etter. Crashing sounds and barked vocals are more indicative of Pretender/Contender’s initial sound, but the concepts embodied by “Cerulean” led them to create a soundtrack with stripped down instrumentals in the post-rock vein. “For the most part, I intentionally mixed a lot of tracks to have a dull haunting sound. I wanted the listener to feel uneasy about what was happening, and we worked hard at trying to tell stories with the songs,” said Carter. The songs were based loosely off of emotional direction and themes as well as scene descriptions from Etter, but according to drummer Ryan Harvey, the creative reign they were given over the development of the music ultimately led to a better and more fluid soundtrack. “I would say ‘I want this to be melancholy, I want this to be intense.’ I would give them an emotion and that was pretty much it. A lot of their stuff was very improvised, and it was amazing how many of the improvised parts of the song ended up fitting in perfectly sometimes to the actual beats within the footage,” Etter said. The band began work on the soundtrack when Etter was about

halfway through editing. At this point, the film is in the final stages of post-production.

A Labor of Love to Release “Cerulean” bears the mark of a Work In Progress production, the name Etter has given to the unofficial club he runs to try and get students involved in film-making processes. The group has no budget, meaning that all of the acting talent, props, settings and equipment are donated or voluntary. “It was really just whatever we had in our pocket at the time. Because we don’t have a budget, because we can’t pay anybody, a project that would normally take a paid group of people maybe six months can drag out to two years. It’s a labor of love,” he said. “It comes down to passion. It’s hard to stick with anything, paid or otherwise, if you don’t love it. I love what I do, so money didn’t matter,” said Dye. This sentiment seems to pervade the project from all fronts, and with the hopeful release of the film slated for October, the product of this dedication and passion holds many promises.

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What’s Hitting the Shelves: Sept 25 “Until The Quiet Comes,” Flying Lotus As an electronic composer, Flying Lotus combines hip-hop beats, jazzy snare sounds and enough twinkly tops to sugarcoat the senses. With 18 tracks in only 45 minutes, the tracks come in bite-size snippets that neither overstay their welcome nor leave the listener unsatisfied.

“Sugaring Season,” Beth Orton This sixth album for Orton makes a departure from her signature folktronica, and instead focuses on the folksy instrumentation and her smokey voice. The album starts off with insistent and intense lyrics in “Magpie,” but ends on a high, sweet note with “Mystery.”

“Mission,” Cecilia Bartoli This mezzo-soprano opera singer brings to life the works of Agostino Steffani, an Italian composer and political operative who predated Bach. The album runs an hour and 20 minutes, including in this time 25 tracks by the late composer. As the tracks include pieces from many of Steffani’s operas, the emotions vary, but Bartoli does equally well with the happy runs and the wavering melancholy.


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The controversial young adult novel “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” was first published in 1999 by MTV. Since then, it has won numerous awards and the hearts of many readers with its look into the high school years of the average teenager, with such themes as homosexuality, drug use, sex and coping with loss. Thirteen years later, the book is finally being adapted into a film and is set to release. “I’m pumped,” said IPFW freshman Seth Hughes. “It’s one of my alltime favorite books. It’s in my top five.” To the dismay of many fans, the release is only limited. A distributor will resort to a limited release when the film is considered a specialty, such as a documentary or an independent movie, in order to save on advertising costs until the movie’s reputation is established. One of the main decisions to do a limited release is the competition. Additionally, a limited release will create anticipation for those wanting to see the movie. “Moonrise Kingdom” is an excellent example, with opposing movies including “The Avengers,” “The Dark Knight Rises,” and “The Amazing Spiderman.” “In a summer dominated by action films that cost over $200 million each, [limited release is] a small movie’s best chance of getting attention,” wrote Dorothy Pomerantz, writer for Forbes. So, why is a movie based on an Zach Crook

award-winning book being released in select cities? The fact that “Perks of Being a Wallflower” is constantly being challenged is a major factor, and the book doesn’t have the same fame as the Harry Potter series; not everyone has read it. Only a certain percentage of the population enjoys the book. The fans in Fort Wayne, though, will have to wait an undetermined amount of time to see the movie. “Perks of Being a Wallflower” has already been viewed in select cities, and was released in New York City and Los Angeles last Friday. This Friday, it will be released to a wider city range, which include Chicago and Detroit—the closest cities to Fort Wayne. The movie isn’t even being released anywhere within Indiana. Regal Movie Theater and Rave Movie Theater have both stated that, because “Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a limited release, they aren’t sure if they’ll be able to show the movie. They typically know what movies they’ll be able to show a week in advance. “I’m thoroughly upset,” said Hughes. “I think it was poor planning that they didn’t bring it to Indiana.” If the distributor doesn’t decide to eventually do a wide release, the movie might not get as much profit as they expect. Despite this, fans from all over are willing to travel to the closest city just to catch a glimpse at what it’s like to be a wallflower.

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Theatre Dept. Takes ‘The Miser’ Nearly 300 Years into the Future “I think part of the fun of Molière is not writing drama that’s psychologically complex,” said Jeff Moore, professional actor playing the lead role of Harpagon in IPFW Department of Theatre’s upcoming play “The Miser.” Jean Baptiste Poquelin Molière was a 17th century French dramatist who wrote “The Miser,” a five-act comedy set in Paris. However, theatre department’s Craig Humphrey will be directing a slightly different version which will take place in the 1920s as opposed to the 1660s. “[Molière’s] not worried about what made Harpagon this way. ‘Did he have a bad childhood? What trauma occurred to him way back when to make that hapDennis Barbosa

pen?’” said Moore. “There’s none of that. These characters just are what they are.” One might find themselves recalling a similar character when observing Harpagon in action Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 in the Williams Theatre. Particularly Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Harpagon is a greedy, selfish money-hoarder with no sense of humor about himself. So selfish in fact, he’s willing to marry the woman of his son’s desire, Marianne, played by Halee Bandt. “Cléante is very sick of Harpagon,” said theatre student Nathan Garner, playing Harpagon’s son Cléante. However, he does possess some of his father’s characteristics. “He’s got a little self-interest going on with Marianne’s situation,” Garner said. But for the most part Cléante, along with his sister Élise—played by Kearstyn Keller—are very much different from their father. “They don’t harbor the same desire to pile coins,” he said. “They’d rather use it and spend it and have a fun life rather than hoarding money for no particular reason.” And as greedy and cold-hearted as Harapagon is, no somber shadow of gloom is cast on the story. Rather, it is

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what makes the situation so comical. “There’s no sense of remorse or regret in this guy at all, and it’s kind of fun to play someone that’s that pure in that way,” said Moore. “He’s very funny … and I think it’s a lot of fun to laugh at him.” Tickets are available at the IPFW Box Office located in the Athletic Center room 126, open Monday to Friday, 12:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 28 - Oct. 7, 2012 Williams Theatre Molière’s comic farce is set in the chic, carefree, romantic Paris of the 1920s. Harpagon a wealthy, money-grubbing, widower works to keep his children from their rightful partners while trying to line his own pockets.

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Economists: Bird in Hand Now Only Worth One in Bush Though the economy has shown many signs of improvement, economists are now saying that the hand-to-bush rate for bird worth is down to one-to-one. “This is something we’ve seen already in Europe, but to see these rates in the United States is just shocking,” said analyst Junior Heron. “We really rely on birds in hand being worth at least two or more in the bush. It’s what keeps this country flowing.” Sandy Flock, an investor who put all of her money into birds, told The Nugget that her savings have been devastated. “I released all of my macaws and finches yesterday,” said Flock. “What’s the point of having them within reach if I can just look into the hedges and have just as much?” Jessica Geyer

Next time, Flock added, “I won’t put all of my eggs in one basket.” Presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked Barack Obama after these results were released, saying that the president hasn’t been tough enough in the bird-side economic recovery, and also national security. “We Americans deserve an administration who cares about our bird-related metaphorical values,” said Romney. “What’s next?Will birds of a feather flock alone?” Obama responded, saying that the same processes that have helped the jobs market recover will eventually bring the bird market back to full swing. “After all, what is good for the goose is good for the gander,” said Obama. In more positive news, the worm recovery rate for early birds has reached its pre-recession levels.

Students Lose Themselves Over Internet Outage Last week, as many students found out Monday afternoon, the Internet connection wasn’t, well, getting its shit together. Some went crazy with no idea what to do with their spare time; others found it as a sign to take their studying more seriously and hit the books. “I couldn’t play any [League of Legends] at all for two days,” complained freshman Howard Greens. “And those two days were my only free days for the next three weeks. It’s been over a week since I’ve had any MMO-playing. Is it cold in here to you?” “I actually got my assignment done Zach Crook

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that was due the next day,” said sophomore Grant Winds. “It felt ... weird. A rush. What’s that word called? Productivity? Yeah, that. I think I’m going to start my term paper now.” “I did a lot of thinking,” said freshman Melanie Bradley. “Which is good since I’m a philosophy major. I thought about life. I thought I’d discovered the meaning. Then I woke up.” Sources claim that the average grade for the first-of-the-class exams increased from a 76 percent to a solid 83 percent. In response to this, officials at IPFW allegedly are pushing for more Internet outages to improve GPAs. September 26, 2012

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Student Angry at Vending Machine Accidentally Only Vended One Drink

Junior Ashley Hertkiwicz stops into the Neff Hall vending machine room before class every Tuesday. “It’s become a ritual ... I don’t even have to be thirsty anymore, but the purple framing on wall draws me in every time - it’s so welcoming,” she said. IPFW counselor Jerry Feelzgood expressed concern for Hertkiwicz, suggesting she has a habit similar to that of a cocaine addict. “I don’t have a problem,” she said. “Get off my case.” Though Hertkiwicz is clear in saying that there is no such addicKristan Mensch

Study: Average Power Nap Lasts 10.2 Hours College students seem to agree that power naps help studying and comprehension abilities. They are typically described as 10- to 30-minute bouts of unconsciousness. On the contrary, a new study revealed by the Sleep Prevention and APlus Society of Non-Believers showed that the average power nap time was significantly longer: 10.2 hours. The study committee is unsure of how large the margin of error may be, as many students who participated said they may have unintentionally left the power nap stage and entered the total rejuvination process. Amy Fable

Nevertheless, many students are agreeing with the numbers. “I usually tell myself it’ll only be for a few minutes, but my body apparently needs longer power naps than the media tells me because it’s usually around eight or nine hours,” said John Fintler. “Sometimes it can be longer if there’s a really big test coming up ... my body knows how to prepare.” “Usually, 10 minutes is the perfect time for me. I always wake up feeling better than I did before and I’m just ready to study and be productive,” said no student ever. “If I went longer than 30 minutes I’m pretty sure I’d be sluggish and not get the job done.”

tion, students studying at tables in the vending area were witness to a rather violent outburst when a machine known for spitting out three or four drinks at a time only produced one. “She scared the crap out of me,” said one bystander, who looked up from his abnormal psychology book to see Hertkiwicz’s foot connect with the glass pane, splitting it down the middle. “I was listening to classical music on my ridiculously expensive device at the moment, and the glass broke right at the peak of the song. So, that was pretty cool, but that girl is cray.” “I kind of went into a bit of a

rage, but when you’re used to a certain amount of something and all of a sudden you don’t get that anymore ... I’m not a freaking crack addict or anything,” said Hertkiwicz. University security cameras showed the rest of the attack on her surroundings. After breaking the glass, Hertkiwicz power-swung her purse into the coffee machine which malfunctioned and poured steaming hot water all over the floor, and then she stomped over to the studying students and gave each of them an evil glare before exiting. IPFW expects the damages to cost about as much as 41 drinks.

Bathroom Visits Last 250 Percent Longer PostiPhone Invention, Study Suggests Since the rise of the iPhone, and most notably since the iPhone 5 was released, scientists have found a connection between the technological advancement and the amount of time spent in the bathroom. “Well ... cats,” said iPhone enthusiast Robert Blake. Speculation has popped up about whether or not there are health issues related to the amount of force used against the body during the elongated trips. “Often, users may find that their legs fall asleep from the pressure against ceramic toilet seats,” said scientist Ivan von Koulde. “Others have been found to lack spinal straightenKristan Mensch

ing abilities because of spending extended periods of time hunched over.” Ashton Dourch, sophomore, said that he’s spending his life post-college travelling and speaking to the younger generations, in hopes of talking them out of the bathroom habit. “I’m confined to a wheelchair now,” he said. “And not just any wheelchair it has a toilet attached, so I will forever be a victim to my bathroom scrolling. It’s serious business.” Others do not find the habit to be a gateway to deformity or unhealthy in general. “My legs go numb, but I just lean to one side until they tingle and I’ve got another five or six minutes. It’s no big deal,” said Jen Yuke, 50. September 26, 2012

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Dons Took First Su mmit Leag ue Win IPFW’s Women’s Volleyball team ended up getting their first Summit League win Sept. 18, taking the IUPUI Jaguars down 3-1. Th e Mastodons improved their record to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in the Sum mit League. Senior Megan Stee nhuysen and sophomore Kendal l Wienkes both got double-doubles in the game. As Steenhuysen got a se ason-high of 57 assists and 10 digs, Wienkes recorded 14 digs and 13 ki lls. IUPUI also had two doubleKristan Mensch

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doubles. The talent was even in the first set, as the score wa s tied up 10 times. After IUPU I took a timeout, however, the D ons lost their streak and IUPUI wa s able to take the lead with four points off the break, taking the fir st set at 25-21. The Dons opened up the second set with a 73 advantage, though, and were ab le to take it up to 20-10. IUPUI ra n it up to 23-19 at one point, but the Dons were able to keep the lead and take set two with 25-19.

In the third set, IPFW took a small lead at th e start, but the game tied up at 16-16. The Dons were able to get the lead up to 22-16, and ultimately took the set at 25-1 9. Finally, the Dons we re even with the Jaguars in the fourth set, but pulled out to a 10-5 advantage, and stayed five points up throughout. Th ey were able to take the fourth set, and the win, with a 25-21. September 26, 2012

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Mastodons Fall to Crusaders The Valparaiso Crusaders scored the only goal of the game into overtime in a non-conference game on a sunny Sunday afternoon at Hefner Soccer Field, Sept. 16. The Crusaders dominated total shots for the game with 17 versus IPFW’s eight, resulting in the Women’s Soccer team’s goalkeeper Sam Pavlika’s career high of eight saves in a game. Shortly after the Dennis Barbosa

beginning of the second half, senior Arianne Mason took a shot on goal which connected with the post followed 15 minutes later with freshman Rachel Good’s shot making it past Crusaders’ keeper Kristen Manski only to be blocked by Valpo defender Jenny Fassbinder. It was 1:36 into overtime when Crusader Rachel Hoaglin assisted Rita Craven with the winning goal on far post.

Dons Crushed by Flyers The Men’s Soccer team fell to the Dayton flyers 4-1 in Dayton, Ohio on Sept. 16. The Flyers scored three times within the first 30 minutes. The Mastodons’ one goal of the game was scored Dennis Barbosa

by freshman Corey Tom. About 10 minutes before Dons’ sole goal, the flyers scored their fourth and final goal of the game by Daniel Berko.

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Mastodons Fall to Xavier The Men’s Soccer team fell to Xavier, a nationally ranked team, Sept. 18 at Hefner Soccer Field. The Xavier Musketeers out-shot IPFW 32-5. No points were made in nearly the first 20 minutes of the game, but Luke Spencer was able to kick a throughKristan Mensch

pass to Gino De Paoli which ended up making for the first goal. Nearly an hour and a half into play after the first goal, fourth leading scorer in the country, was able to beat IPFW goalkeeper Brandon Cloutier for the game’s final score of 2-0. Freshman Jose Rodriguez had the team-high of two shots in the game.

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS women's Cross Country

At the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind. Sept. 28. Starts at 2 p.m.

men's Cross Country

Also kicking off the Notre Dame Invitational Sept. 28. Men begin at 2:45 p.m.

women's Soccer

Taking on Nebraska Omaha Sept. 28 in Omaha, Neb. Kick off at 5 p.m.

women's volleyball

Up against South Dakota State at home Sept. 28. Game starts at 7 p.m.

men's soccer

Playing Oral Roberts at home Sept. 28, starting at 7 p.m.

men's tennis

Beginning the Ball State Invitational in Muncie, Ind. Sept. 28. Time is to be announced.

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