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United Sexualities Changes Name to Include More Groups

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The student organization United Sexualities is now the group formerly known as United Sexualities. The club, which serves LGBTQ students and their allies, recently changed their name to OUTspoken. Chris Gunderson, president of OUTspoken, said the decision to get a new name was an effort to be more inclusive to groups related to the gay community. Calling the group United Sexualities, said Gunderson, may have excluded people who fell into non-traditional gender categories rather than sexual orientation, which is a separate issue. “I just felt … [the name] United SexuJessica Geyer

alities left out … gender-varied people,” he said. This is part of the reason why they are not called a Gay Straight Alliance, a popular group name among high schools and colleges. The name excludes transgender people. “In the past, as a member, I’ve always wanted to say, ‘Hey, can we change the name to something more inclusive?’” he added. “I definitely think that it’s inclusive to allies,” said Gunderson about the new name. “Allies” are heterosexual or cisgender people who are supportive of equal rights for homosexual and transgender

people. Among the other names that were voted on were Spectrum, which represents a spectrum of both sexuality and gender, and the League of Acceptance. OUTspoken does not make mention of sexuality or gender, but the idea of being “out” is something that resonates with members of the LGBTQ community. It might not be obvious right away to students who are used to seeing the named, “United Sexualities,” but, “I think once we get out there … then I think people will know what we’re about,” said Gunderson.

Voter Apathy Affects Youth in Election Season In less than two Nikole Sanders months, America is going to know whose hands are holding its future. Currently, there is a dilemma: A plague of voter apathy has swept the nation. Millennials, young adults born in the 1980s and 1990s, are not voting. According to a survey by USA Today, only 65 percent of Millennials in college are registered to vote and only 46 percent of those registered are planning to actually make it to the polls this year. If only 46 percent of the Millennial population voted, November’s polls would not represent all the country as a whole. Tanya Valdizón, President of the

The Howey/DePauw Indiana BattleUniversity Democrats, said that “I believe that young adults should most cer- ground Poll shows Democrat Joe Dontainly voice their opinions by voting ... nelly and Republican Richard Murdoch Voting alone is very important because neck-and-neck in the race for State these politicians make decisions for us Senate. Also, in the race for governor of Indiana, Mike Pence every day. If we don’t is showing a lead over vote, one day, we might Democratic candidate wake up to find out a law John Gregg. When it has changed completely.” comes to the elections Of course, it’s comwithin the voter’s home mon to hear complaints state, there’s a higher that a single vote won’t probability of their matter, or that it won’t Illustration by Travis White voice being heard. If a be the deciding factor. However, there’s a large chance that it group of voters decided that John Gregg could possibly come down to a few votes really should win the election, then deciding the outcome of more local elec- starting a rally would possibly sway the entire election. tions such as governor and Senate.

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UNIVERSITY POLICE BRIEFS OWI ON HOBSON, INTOXICATED MINORS

which field-tested positive for THC. Boggs was arrested and cited for driving while suspended, speeding, OWI, OWI endangerment and possession of marijuana.

PLEXIGLASS HEADBANGING Early Monday morning, Sept. 24, Officer Jody Cartwright observed a vehicle running a red light at the Crescent Ave. and St. Joe Road intersection. After initiating a traffic stop, Cartwright spoke to the driver noticing an odor of alcohol. Cartwright administered a PBT then arrested Adam Motes, 29, for OWI. According to the report, Adams “became combative and was banging his head on the plexiglass in the squad car” during transportation to jail. After being taken to the hospital, Adams was charged with OWI felony and disregarding an automatic traffic signal.

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A black Mercedes was observed speeding, southbound on Hobson Road north of Trier Road, by UPD early Friday morning, Sept. 21. Officer Jody Cartwright made the traffic stop at 3495 Trier Road and Pineview Road according to the report. While driver Brian Lee Boggs II, 21, failed to produce a bill of sale or registration for the vehicle, Cartwright observed the odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle. The Mercedes was occupied by three other individuals. All occupants said they had been drinking. Boggs’ license was found to be “suspendedinfraction.” Officer James Dague arrived to assist. Boggs was transported to St. Joe Hospital after refusing to take a chemical test. The other occupants, Kaseo Shakee Hurt, 20, Steffanie Elizabeth Pomfred, 18, and a juvenile who’s identity was withheld from the report, all were administered PBT’s, and citied with minor consumption. While Bogss was in transit to the hospital, Dague located a substance weighing 9 grams

A female victim was sexually assaulted while jogging Saturday morning, Sept. 22, on the Rivergreenway trail near a bridge at Lower Huntington and Tillman Road. The Rivergreenway trial runs along the Maumee, St. Mary’s and St. Joe River. A passing motorist was able to interrupt the assault, according to the FWPD press release, with the suspect fleeing the scene. Part of the Rivergreenway trail runs through IPFW campus, frequented by joggers, walkers and bicyclists. Lt. Kent Notestine—acting in lieu of interim chief-of-police Capt. Anthony Colone who was on bereavement leave until Monday, Oct. 1—said anyone using the trail should stick to daylight hours, run with a partner, avoid using an ipod and to “have common sense.”

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“STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH”

DEBATE WATCH PARTY

“DOES ABSTRACT ART HAVE A LIMIT?”

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The Green Action Club is screening this National Geographic film in Science Building room 168. There will also be a volunteer opportunity with Save the Maumee.

The University Democrats are holding a debate watch party to view the president and vice president debates from 9 to 10:30 p.m. in Walb’s TV lounge.

Exhibit from Jeffrey Strayer addressing the question. The artist’s presentation will be Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. in Visual Arts room 204, with a reception afterward.

A play by the IPFW Department of Theatre. Showing in the Williams Theatre from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Check out an article about the play at ipfwcommunicator.org.

USING ‘COMMON SENSE’ JOGGING ON TRAIL

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IPFW Employee Suggests Discrimination, University Doesn’t Carry T-Shirts for All Shapes and Sizes It is simply fact some people wear more than one X on their clothing tags. Though the reasons why they have higher sizes are varied, it is also true that people who need bigger clothes have a harder time shopping. This difficulty in finding bigenough sizes has even translated over to the university. At IPFW university bookstore, run by Follett’s, much of the college apparel is available in limited sizes up to 2XL at the maximum, except for some products such as rolled tees. Those go up to 3XL. This has lead to the IPFW bookstore having a sign up sheet for people who want larger sizes. Andre Patterson, an IPFW alumnus who works for the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs (ODMA), said that he has a hard time as both a former student and IPFW staff finding a t-shirt that fits him. He is very tall and said that even if he can find a shirt that fits his girth, they’re still often too short for his torso. “I just saw it as a form of disJessica Geyer

crimination … imagine how it feels to be a larger person, a taller person, student or staff or alumni who cannot just come to the bookstore and purchase attire with their alma mater or the school that they’re involved in,” said Patterson. “When you go to a certain size, you limit apparel for other folk,” he added. For employee casual Friday, Patterson said that he has to wear something with IPFW on it if he wants to wear jeans to work. For a staff member, said Patterson, it’s not so much of a big deal as it is for a student. “Is it fair that I don’t get something that fits me? If I’m standing in line and they have something that doesn’t fit me and I’m a student, do I have to take a shirt just to take a shirt?” said Patterson. Audrey Donat, vice president for student programming, said that the t-shirts student government offers go up to 3XL. “We very consciencely made that decision,” said Donat. “The 2X and 3X [shirts] cost $2 more ... but we’d rather spend the

ernment, Donat said that people who wear medium and small sizes are the ones who complain the most, since those sizes run out the fastest. “We try to adjust the sizes,” she said, so everyone can get the shirt size they want. “Sometimes it doesn’t happen,” she admitted. However, at the end of an event, it’s usually an excess of extra-large shirts. From a business standpoint, guaranteed sales of larger sizes will allow those products to be placed in the IPFW bookstore. General merchandising manager Jamie Sinninger said that she needs to have 48 orders for a product to be delivered to the bookstore. Currently, there is a list of names available in the bookstore of people asking for larger sizes of products. This list will go to Follett’s home office if enough people sign. However, except for select items, extra money so people can wear our obtaining extra-large or larger sizes shirts.” “Especially since the bookstore just doesn’t happen. In fact, manufacturing of those larger sizes don’t only goes up to 2X,” she added. Rather than a lack of large sizes Continued on p. 5 being the problem for student gov-

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Food Suppliers Talk Local Produce The College of Arts and Sciences held its second University Community Conversations (UC2) event of the semester Tuesday evening, Sept. 25, in the Walb Student Union Ballroom. Titled “Feeding The City,” UC2 featured panelists involved in local food supplying for the seventh discussion of the year focused on the theme of city. Present at the panel discussion were Andrew Smith, chef of Affine Food Truck, Jane Avery, executive director of Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Derek Dailey, president of Urban and Community Gardening Organization, Cyndi Demaree, president and co-owner of Firefly Coffee House, Fritz Hoffman, general manager at JK O’Donnell’s Irish Ale House (JKO), William Passinno, ex- I get for the least amount of money,’” ecutive chef at JKO and Ricky Kemery, said Hoffman. “In the last five years Purdue Horticulture Extension Office there’s been a real move towards people educator for Alwanting to eat lo“Audience members chimed in cal.” len County. After a seaddressing the issue of food Dailey and ries of self-intro- waste in America with panelists Avery followed ductions, modpointing out responding: Shop locally, eat up, erator Elizabeth the cost efficiency smaller portions and use left- of purchasing loMannir, limited term lecturer of cally as opposed overs for compost heaps.” women’s studto shipping proies, opened up the evening’s discussion duce from distant locations. looking at the Fort Wayne food culture: “To be sustainable … we have to “Has there been a change?” get serious,” said Avery, citing figures “It used to be, ‘How much food can involved in supplying the nine northDennis Barbosa

Continued from p. 4 even happen in the same place as the small, medium and larges, which is another obstacle to ordering them. Other universities are the same. At the Indiana University bookstore’s website, none of their most popular t-shirts have sizes that go over 2XL,

and some are available only up to large. Purdue’s bookstore, also run by Follett’s, is similar with its sizing. Community colleges like Ivy Tech, on the other hand, are more able to get sizes up to 5XL. That’s because their products can be spread throughout their many campuses

eastern counties of Indiana with food, 70 percent of which consists of produce. “I don’t want to start something we can’t keep going.” Audience members chimed in addressing the issue of food waste in America with panelists responding: Shop locally, eat smaller portions and use leftovers for compost heaps. Toward the end of the panel discussion, Hoffman identified the local sources used to obtain meat and produce for JKO. “Most of our meats come from Gunthorp Farms … and our produce we try to source locally from farmers

markets.” Gunthorp Farms is the same source of meat for Affine Food Truck, according to Cindy Larson, News Sentinel columnist. Located in Lagrange, Ind., Gunthorp Farms raise chickens, pigs and ducks “simple and natural,” according to their website, while feeding their livestock a corn and soybean diet and importing day-old ducklings from California. As the evening’s discussion came to a close, Kemery said, “A lot of it is just knowing your local growers … ask questions,” addressing the last question of the evening: “How do you know if the produce is organic?”

which all share the same colors and logos. But since only one campus has the mastodon logo and the name “IPFW,” an order of 48 t-shirts will all need to be sold at one location. Since fewer people need to wear 3, 4 or 5XL than a medium or large, businesses might worry they’ll have unsold merchandise on the sales floor.

“For a university, that’s not good enough,” said Patterson. “To be honest, I just don’t think people think about it,” said Patterson. “We discriminate and don’t even know we discriminate … We don’t do it purposefully, but we’re such a health-conscious society. I’ve heard some bad remarks.”


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IPFW does have a nice price tag compared to other universities, but the quality of education differs madly between departments. Depending on what degree is being sought, one may be working with the most up-to-date technology and useful resources or be lagging five or 10 years behind the professional times. While the school itself could be blamed, as it does have the reputation of being the cheap, easy place to go, much of the problem does seem to be student-oriented. Having no real student culture on campus adds to it. Education is convenient here; we can schedule our classes around jobs and family life and it can easily take a back seat on the weekends. Much like the corner convenience store, we stop in to get what we need and take off. We don’t all live on campus, and it’s harder to get Kristan Mensch

Is IPFW Really of Quality Compared to IU and Purdue Universities?

the kind of social ties to it than it appears to be at other universities. We also chose this, but one may be hard pressed to find someone talking about going to IPFW without scraping up excuses about why. There isn’t really an excuse as to why one wants to go to IU if they want to be a journalist. Engineers and writers have no problem attending Purdue. But IPFW, it’s cheaper, it’s close to home, it’s the same education at a lesser price, it’s constantly being rationalized. College is hard, as it should be. We may have some difficult classes and professors with high expectations, but at the end of the day, IPFW doesn’t compare to IU and Purdue in the same way that they don’t compare with Harvard and Yale. Whether that comparison comes from students, faculty or stigmas, it’s definitely there.

Granted there may be a lack of resources in certain departments but the university does offer the opportunity to transfer to the Bloomington, Lafayette or even the Indianapolis campuses where there are more resources available to students. The value of IPFW whether inherent or underlying is the relaxed atmosphere of smaller class sizes. Not everyone goes to college knowing exactly what they want to do. And especially today, not everyone goes to college straight after high school. Some students may need an environment free of cut-throat competition to learn and develop the skills required in their field to succeed as opposed to jumping straight into a demanding environment with the overwhelming large scale of classes which lack the individual attenDennis Barbosa

tion needed by some non-traditional students. It all boils down to name recognition. It’s what attracts the majority of students. Graduating with a Purdue or IU degree will always look good on paper. What is a huge mistake though is to assume that all students who attend IPFW are simply seeking to acquire said degrees because it is easier to do at IPFW than the actual campus. It is an unfair generalization based on the lack of community or enthusiasm for school. Yes, campus may become a ghost town friday afternoons but this cannot be quantitatively correlated with students’ motivation for attending this institution. So many students come from a variety of backgrounds that simply saying IPFW is a lethargic way to achieve a recognized degree is unfair.


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here is no doubt in Janet Badia’s mind that censorship is a problem on campus. “We put flyers up ... and they’ll be gone,” said Badia, director of the women’s studies program. “We’ve also had people ... take everything off [our bulletin boards] and write pretty disgusting things [on signs].” Most recently, the women’s studies department was informed by students that their posters had been covered up by someone else’s - which was a word-for-word replica of an online list: 7 Ways Feminism is Destroying American Women. The list says that feminism “makes them argumentative, uppity, and difficult,” and “makes her proud to be ugly,” among others. The women’s studies department isn’t alone in this, however, as other departments and organizations have voiced concern. The Japanese Club, for instance, said their flyers were taken down before the Student Life Office was scheduled to remove them.

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tudent Organizations and Activities Coordinator Thomas Landis said, “I haven’t seen anything, but we have had a few complaints about different organizations and different departments feeling like their posters were getting taken down maliciously.”

The act of tearing down posters doesn’t seem to be anything new, either, as Landis said someone was taking down every flier that was posted in the engineering building last year. “Just indiscriminately every flier that got posted got taken down,” he said. “That was an easy one to solve because we knew who to talk to. We did end up getting that solved.”

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ften, however, the cases aren’t solved, as it’s difficult to surveil a public campus. In Badia’s case, she said the department called campus police and considered setting up surveillance after many flyers were taken down over the summer, but when their concerns were voiced, campus police “suggested we were ‘inviting the harrassment.’” The department decided only to take action with surveillance if the problem became worse or continued, she said. Interim Chief of Police Anthony Colone declined to comment on the situation, saying that he was “not familiar with the investigation.” Former police chief Jeff Davis stepped down to Lieutenant of Community Policing July 1. The Assistant Dean of Students, Robin Newman, said that she didn’t think the campus had “vandalism issues,” and mentioned that sometimes

people take flyers because they want to go to events. “There’s no easy way to tell [who would be taking them down] since flyers stay up 24/7 and there’s people here on campus almost 24/7. It really could be happening at anytime, [on] any day by any person,” Landis said. Landis said that when someone is caught doing so, they typically receive a verbal warning, and in extreme cases they are referred to the Dean of Students.

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ne way the student life organization tries to combat flyers being taken is by asking student organizations not to take their own flyers down when they expire after two weeks. “That way, something like this doesn’t get perceived as ‘Oh! You’re damaging my organization,’” Landis said. Instead, people from the student life office go around the campus two times a week to remove outdated flyers themselves. The office also enforces the Chancellor’s Posting Policy, which lists the different requirements for postings throughout campus. “While it’s petty vandalism, it’s disconcerting when it happens to your department or organization,” said Badia.

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PFW is not an exception to the many campuses that make headlines each year for free speech issues. For example, a student in November 2010 was arrested by campus police after dismantling an antiabortion display called the “Genocide Awareness Project.” Though, in the case of flyers, the act of censorship among students may be more subtle, its presence is there nonetheless. “They really monitor if a student is seen taking posters ... if it’s a violation of student code. If it’s a violation we’ll enforce it,” Newman said. “We can’t do it if we don’t have any names.” Fostering healthy free speech may be a difficult feat on a campus with over 13,000 students, especially when surveilling the bulletin boards is next to impossible. Nassim Abdi, women’s studies professor, said the situation concerns her, not just because it’s a violation of free speech rights, but because “we could get banned by our own prejudice.” “Campus is one of the unique environments that provides us with the opportunity to open our minds to different perspectives. Ignoring, or even worse, rejecting such opportunity is dangerous,” she said. “If not on a university campus, where else can we learn to listen to other people’s perspectives?”


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Garrett Museum Hosts Visions 2012 Exhibit The Garrett Museum of Art (GMA) is hosting an IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design (VCD) student work exhibition Sept. 21 through Nov. 4. The exhibition features over a 120 works, according to Jim Gabbard, continuing lecturer of photography and organizer of the exhibit. Works featured come from VCD’s three concentrations of graphic design and imaging, animation and modeling and photography. Three students studying in the aforementioned fields received awards for their submissions— works from 2011-2012 academic year—in the Visions 2012 exhibit. Junior T i a Ha p n e r, graphic design major, received first place followed by Randy Jackson in second and senior Mary Cartwright in third. A Garrett nat ive, C ar twright said she was excited IPFW decided to do something involving Garret. Helping set up the exhibit, she submitted a series of photos including black-and-white images of her friends, with a grainy and scratched texture. The photo which won her third place is titled “Reflection in Grey-Amy.” Dennis Barbosa

Unaware of any awards being given for Visions 2012 beforehand, The Communicator requested a couple student contacts from Gabbard. Hapner submitted four pieces of work, unaware of any awards being offered. “The one that got first place was Red Riding Hood-themed illustration done in Illustrator,” she said. Hapner’s winning submission was the product of her final project in Graphic Design I. With minimal requirements, the students were free to create a poster design for the assignment. Her design featured an upward-t i lte d profile of a wolf towards the top half with Red Riding Hood’s red-colored garment snagged in its clenched teeth. The hood is draped downward enclosing an invisible face set against a gray-scale backg rou nd and a s ma l l c ott age sitting atop a black hill along the bottom of the frame. “I found out when I walked in opening night…and saw the first place paper on it,” said Hapner. “I wasn’t expecting it.” GMA is located in Garrett, Ind. At 100 S. Randolph St., open evenings Friday through Sunday until Nov. 4.

Don’t Panic Over All Time Low’s New Album Pop-punk band All Time Low is releasing a new studio album titled “Don’t Panic” on Oct. 9. Fans and critics are raving over the new release, mainly because All Time Low is returning to Hopeless Records, who has been with the band since their second album, “Put Up or Shut Up,” in 2006. Their last album, “Dirty Work,” was released through the major label Interscope. “With this record, a big part of the process was finding what made our band special on each of our past records,” said singer/guitarist Alex Gaskarth in a press release from Hopeless Records. “This time around, rather than taking influence from anything we were listening to at the time—or anything we want to touch on generationally—the goal was to make an album that we felt reflected the best aspects of our previous releases.” “I’ve never really heard a song that Alex has written or we’ve written and not been completely stoked on it,” said drummer Rian Dawson in the press Zach Crook

release. “But for some reason, these just felt more us. There was less need to force anything, less need to prove anything, less need to chase anything. It was All Time Low writing All Time Low songs.” Guitarist Jack Barakat also confirmed via Twitter that the album was a combination between “So Wrong, It’s Right, Nothing Personal” and “Dirty Work.” Some fans, though, feel that “Dirty Work” is not their best and blame Interscope for the change in music style. “I am so glad All Time Low went back to Hopeless,” said Melissa Parrett, long-time fan of All Time Low and freshman at Indiana State University. “Interscope didn’t care about them, and Hopeless does…Interscope was a great learning experience for them.” “The songs all have a very close feel to them, which is a good and bad thing: If you like that feel, you’re going to love this ATL album -- but if you don’t completely love it then it might grow old eventually,” commented IUSB sopho

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Cinema Center Aims Film Festival at College Crowd

Everyone wants to have the rockstar life, but for some the documentary is as close as it gets. Saturday Oct. 6, the Cinema Center will offer 12 hours of rock documentaries, food and live music. The festival had its beginnings in conversation between Morrison Agen of Neat Neat Neat Records and Christi Hille, a volunteer on the events committee at the Cinema Center. “He had originally wanted to do a screening of a Jay Retard documentary, after I had discussed with him Cinema Center’s mission to try to engage more young people. When that fell through, he expanded his idea to a film festival,” said Hille. Five documentaries will be shown throughout the day, all of them chosen to highlight independent rock groups. Cinema Center director Jonah Crismore expressed excitement on the venues behalf, stating that these documentaries represent an under-served genre in the community. “I haven’t seen the Wilco documenLaura Rosenbaum

tary, but I’ve seen ‘Dig!’ and it’s probably one of the best documentaries to show that fame can corrupt and what happens to an artist who tries a million different ways to express what goes on inside of them,” Crismore said. While these full-length documentaries are being shown in the main theater, shorter films and documentaries will be shown in the Spectator Lounge. These will include some short films from local documentarian Greg Locke and the Jay Retard film that originally sparked the idea of the festival, and will range from topics on the Seattle rock scene to the lives of buskers in Washington D.C. Capping off the evening, Timber, the female-fronted indie rock band, will play from 10 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are on sale at Neat Neat Neat and the Cinema Center, running $15 for a full day pass or $5 per film. Interest in the event so far has Crismore in positive spirits. “It’s the younger college-age crowd that is showing the most interest, and this is exactly who this is for. We want them to know that Cinema Center is for

them,” he said. Hille also shares these sentiments. “This is a way to bring people together through their love of music and, of course, film. I have high expectations

for the event. It should be a fun way to introduce people to the Cinema Center if they have never been there before, and show everyone the fun stuff we can do,” she said.

“Anvil: The Story of Anvil” (2008)

“The Other F Word” (2011)

Despite touring with Scorpions, Whitesnake and Bon Jovi summer 1984 and influencing acts like Mettalica, Slayer and Anthrax, Anvil never made it big. This documentary follows Steve ‘Lips’ Kudlow and Robb Reiner on their last attempt to make it big as international rockstars. While they may now be dedicated familymen, their youthful promise to see their dreams through won’t let them walk away.

This documentary, directed by independent filmmaker Andrea Blaugrund Nevins, looks at punk rock - from the perspective of fatherhood. The director’s goal was to show how the anti-authority figureheads of the genre, including Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 and Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, transition into the role of parent by following Jim Lindberg of Pennywise. Tagline: “Sometimes a little anarchy can be a life-changing experience.”.

“I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” (2002)

“Dig!” (2004)

This black and white documentary covers the making of “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” the fourth album from Chicago-based Altcountry band Wilco. Much of the film deals with the conflict between the band and their label, which dropped them just as they finished the album, as well as with the relationships between band members. “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” dismissed by their original label, went on to be the band’s most successful release, garnering praise for being a landmark album.

Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, this documentary pits the developing career of The Dandy Warhols against that of The Brian Jonestown Massacre - two bands with a decidedly love-hate relationship. Band members have criticized the film for the way in which it portrays them and the rivalry between their frontmen, Courtney Taylor Taylor and Anton Newcombe. However, it has been praised for showing the political workings of making it in the music industry.

“loudQUIETloud” (2006) The Pixies formed in 1986, and are credited with having significant influence on the alternative rock boom of the 90s. After disbanding on bad terms in 1993, the group reformed in 2004. The film covers the band’s 2004 reunion tour, which sold-out not long after it was announced, and deals with the 11 year hiatus between the break-up and the reformation of The Pixies.

The Cinema Center is located at 437 E. Berry St. More information can be found at cinemacenter.org


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Maker Faire to Offer Hands-On Fun for All Ages During the first weekend of October, Headwaters Park will be overrun with inventors, creators and artists. Hosted by Fort Wayne’s Tekventure, Maker Faire is a family-friendly event when makers can present their projects to the community, show off their skills and entice members of the public to join the ranks of creative thinkers. With items ranging from electronic gadgets to metal sculptures, even to three dimensional quilts and glass blowing, the Faire is sure to have even the most eccentric venue. Tekventure is hosting the Faire and hopes to generate plenty public interest in both the makers at the Faire as well as in Tekventure itself. Tekventure is currently located in the ACPL main branch’s parking lot, but is hoping to gain more members and relocate to a more spacious permanent location. Members can come in to use the advanced technology for their own projects during designated times, and every Thursday starting at 7 p.m., as well as all day Saturdays, they can brainstorm with not only other memLarissa Moreno

Continued from p. 11 sophomore Dylan Richardson. Thus far, the band has released four singles—“The Reckless and the Brave,” “For Baltimore,” “Somewhere in Neverland” and “Outlines”—of the announced 12-song track list. The new record is promising, even with only a third of the album being released so far. Fans everywhere are itching at the chance to become absorbed in All Time Low’s music again.

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bers of Tekventure, but even members of the public that come in to toss around ideas. Highlights at this year’s Makers Faire include live bands using instruments such as a hand-made Doppler bell, theramen and air synths. There will also be kinetic sculptures that have some sort of motion, a weather station where balloons will be released, an area where weather information will be displayed, a Twinkie-shooting dragster called The Twinkie Mobile, Cirque AmongUS, that teaches safe circus arts to those willing to take a chance, and a drag race with homemade vehicles that will take place on Duck street. There will also be workshops where the public can watch the experts work or try their hand at creating things either by welding, soldering or glass blowing. What is perhaps the best part of the Faire is that the entire event is fam-

ily-friendly, and almost every event is doable, for even the youngest members of the family. The same is with Tekventure, as they are both trying to reach to the younger generations to help them become more interested and invested in tinkering and experimenting. Many tables will also be set up with makers from the area showing off their skills and even selling some of their wares. One such table is being held by the ‘Jolly Green Giant,’ Effran Smiley, from Memorial Park Middle school, and will be hosting a table explaining the importance of compost and soil replenishment. He will not only be sharing his creativity and enthusiasm for soil, but will have both gas-powered and human powered compost machines, as well as his award winning garden plows. “About 25 years ago, I started mak-

ing garden plows out of way-stream bicycles,” Smiley said. “Now they’re out of exercise bikes. I call them ‘utilitarian art.’ Art you can use.” Smiley’s table also is geared toward educating and giving hands-on experience for both adults and children. “As a child, I wanted to be an inventor, but I didn’t understand the process. Now, I understand. I’ve been a maker all of my life, and inspiration came Grandma Cook. Out in the woods, 20 miles from the nearest town, she had to be resourceful.” He looks forward to not only networking with some of the other makers or gardeners at the fair, but also to share ideas and even gain ideas for future projects. The Faire promises to be a whimsical whirlwind of fun, with an atmosphere similar to Science Central.


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With the 5th Resident Evil movie out nearly two weeks ago, local film critic Miranda Frenze was at a loss to express herself properly on how she felt about the movie. “I’m facing a problem,” said Frenze. “I was supposed to have turned in my review already, but I just can’t describe how I feel. Listen to this: ‘How do I begin to critique Resident Evil: Retribution? This film... Just... I can’t even.’” Zach Crook

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The film has so far gathered a 25 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but even with this insight Frenze is still unable to “find the right words.” “The movie is just so... I mean...” further said Frenze. At press time, Frenze reportedly banged her head onto the keyboard several times and submitted the review, finally saying that “Resident Evl: Retribution is gjniudsvgkjklcfk.”

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Student Nervous About Midterm Does No Studying Over Weekend Sophomore Luke Plethers said he was relatively certain he’s going to fail his anthropology midterm exam, which will likely lower his grade enough to fail overall. “I kinda have done, pretty much none of the assigned homework,” he Kristan Mensch

said, shrugging his shoulders. Despite his impending academic doom, Plethers said he’s probably not going to actually study over the weekend anyway. “There’s a new episode of Grey’s Anatomy,” he said. “I don’t like that show, but it’s there, so I’ll watch it.”

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JNCO Jeans Becoming Popular Again to Accomodate for Bulky iPads JNCO jeans, which were wildly popular in the mid to late 1990s have apparently come back into style, according to fashion experts nationwide. While there is much debate over how the oversized jeans should be worn and with what combination of shirt style match best, one thing is generally agreed upon: They’re back, not because they’re cool, but because they’re the only pants that can comfortably carry an iPad. “It’s a solution to an 8.5 inch wide Alexandra Mack

problem,” said Erik Drivet. “I still had these in my closet from back in the day when gelling my bangs into spikes was cool. I have the gel too, but it’s gotten all crusty around the bottletop. “Anyway, I either wear these jeans again or I have to carry a man-purse because this damn convenient iPad won’t fit in anything.” The biggest bellbottoms are on the big screen now, too, with notable celebrities such as LL Cool J and the one guy from Big Wolf on Campus that was kinda weird wearing them to events.

IPFW Sees Rise in Meth Majors IPFW saw a drastic increase in chemistry majors in the past couple seasons, and a study committee suggested there may be a link between the field of interest and the hit television show Breaking Bad. “I’ve wanted to be a chem [meth] major since I was a little kid,” said Adam Grungerd. “I didn’t know what chemistry even was when I was that little, but now ... yeah, I totally get it now.” Freshman Maggie Carthrift said she hasn’t perfected any of her chemKristan Mensch

istry skills yet, but she can “accurately create the exact ocean blue of the meth made in the show.” “It’s my favorite color,” she said. So far, only one professor at IPFW has spoken up regarding the correlation, and even then only one comment was made: “Yeah, that show’s badass.” A report from the study committee showed that there was an undetermined cause to the increase of majors, but also pointed out that all exams are scheduled around the show’s storyline.


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Want to Write for The Communicator? Send us an email at contact@ipfwcommunicator.org We want to hear from you! Second 5-1 Rout for Dons Friday afternoon Oral Roberts Golden Eagles gave IPFW Men’s Soccer their second consecutive loss of 5-1, Sept. 28 at Hefner Soccer Field. Eagles broke up the first quarter of the game with a couple goals within five minutes of each other. Eagles’ first coming from a free kick followed by a pick up from Dons failed clear attempt. Less than two minutes later, the Dons midfielder Jose Rodriguez chipped one in past Eagles goalkeeper Ryan Grashik, after receiving a pass from fellow midfielder Kyle Ackerman. First half ended 2-1 Eagles’ lead. Shortly after the second half Dennis Barbosa

start, Oral Roberts University (ORU) defender John David James beat Dons goalkeeper Brandon Cloutier to right post assisted by ORU defender Tom Adams. Opening up the second half with a 3-1 lead, ORU took a fourth goal less than seven minutes later when James found Adams with a pass to breakaway goal after stealing the ball from the Dons’ defense. The last goal of the match came from Eagles midfielder Cody Lofgren after a free kick outside the box to left post with less than 23 minutes left in the game. Dons ended the day with their second loss in the Summit League.

Women’s Soccer Team Falls in Omaha IPFW Women’s Soccer fell to the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) Mavericks at UNO Soccer Field Friday, Sept. 28 at 1-0. Mavericks started the game with an early goal in the ninth minute. Carrying the ball through left of center field, UNO midfielder Anna Sibson Dennis Barbosa

found forward Danielle Archuleta with a through pass, Archuleta beating Dons defender inside the box and slipping one past IPFW goalkeeper Sam Pavlika. The Mavericks 1-0 lead held for the remainder of the match giving the Dons women’s team their first loss in the Summit League opener.

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Dons 15-3 After Weekend Win The Women’s Volleyball team won against North Dakota State Saturday 25-23, 19-25, 2628, 25-15, 15-8. It was the first time in the 2012 season that the Mastodons were able to get a five-set match. Senior Megan Steenhuysen got her seaKristan Mensch

son-best assist total of 65 and took her fifth double-double this season with 19 digs. Emily Spencer and Kendall Wienkes also got double-doubles in the game, with 21 kills and 15 digs and 11 kills, 20 digs, respectively.

THIS WEEK'S SPORTS Women's Soccer

Taking on S. Dakota State at home Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. It’s also faculty and staff appreciation night. Then, up against N. Dakota State at home Oct. 7, with play beginning at noon.

Women's Volleyball

Facing Nebraska-Omaha in Omaha, Neb. Oct. 5. Taking on Western Illinois at home Oct. 8 as well, at 7 p.m.

Women's Tennis

In the Spartan Invitational in East Lansing, Mich. Oct. 5.

Softball

Against Indiana Tech at home Oct. 6. Game starts at noon.

men's soccer

Kicking off against Western Illinois in Macomb, Ill. Oct. 6. Starts at 1 p.m.


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Large Crowd, Intense Win for Hockey Club The IPFW Hockey Club started off its first game of the season with an all-out battle for the puck against their rival, the Lansing Community College Stars, Friday. The Lutheran Network Sports Center was full of supporters for the Mastodons, including Komet right wing Kaleigh Schrock. “It’s the biggest turn out I’ve ever seen,” said fan and IPFW Adaptodons team captain Timothy Leonard. The first period started out with a penalty against each team in the first three minutes, which left the teams playing 4-on-4. The Dons’ No. 7 Tyler Mason was able to take the first goal shorthanded with 14:07 left on the clock. Three minutes went by with nothing less than scrapping for the puck before the Stars were able to get a rebound shot to match the score up. IPFW came right back, though, Kristan Mensch

and less than a minute later No. 9 Devin Malnor took the advantage back for the Dons, which shot the game into an intense battle. The walls hadn’t seen too much bashing until that point, but it was a war for the puck right down to the 17th minute when the Stars tied it up again at 2-2. That wasn’t enough for the Dons, however, as No. 19 Luc Lothamer and No. 34 Chris Treft both connected with the back of the net before the time ran out in the period, leaving the crowd standing and rattling the walls, signifying the rumble. The Stars tried hard to catch back up in the second period, going back and forth with a lot of effort for the first seven minutes. Treft got another goal at 12:02, and the Stars got noticeably more aggressive in their defense as the team traded penalties back-and-forth. After a few shot attempts on both ends, No. 23 Aaron Hagerty was able

to take an attempt from Treft and connect with the net for a solid 6-2. The Stars had a little hope after a goal with 1:03 left on the clock, but Treft netted another with just 35.2 seconds left to go into the third period with 7-3. The Stars took the first goal of the last period in the fourth minute with a slapstick score, and immedi-

ately started scrapping for the puck until a penalty was called. Intensity rose, a small fight broke out on the Stars’ end and two shot attempts by them afterward were blocked by IPFW. To take it all the way, the Dons were able to get another two goals before the final buzzer went off, and skated off the rink to hugs and cheers at 9-4.


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