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IU South Bend’s official student newspaper

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Titans keep perfect record against cross-town rival Saints By: JOSEPH GRAF Web Editor


laying at the McKenna Arena at Holy Cross on November 1, the IU South Bend Titans women’s basketball team pulled off an overtime thriller against the cross-town rival Saints for their first win of the 2011-2012 season. The Titan women, who have never lost to Holy Cross, improved their all time record against the Saints to 5-0 and their current season record to 1-1 with their narrow 7271 victory. Freshman Nichole Sly led the team in scoring with 22 points, while freshman Emily PeppersVanNamee chipped in 16 of her own. Sophomore Emily Strilich helped keep the ball in the hands of the Titans with 10 rebounds, five on offense and five on defense. In all, there were five different Titan players with at least six rebounds each, which may have been one of the most crucial deciding factors of the game. The Titans were off to a slow start for the first 10 minutes of the game. After a few quick points by the Titans to even things up, both teams struggled to gain any sort of significant lead over the other. However, these points were few as the first half was plagued with sloppy ball handling and constant turnovers by both teams, as well

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Ashley Carson squared off against her opponent from Holy Cross as disciplined defense. By halftime, the score was tied 24-24. During the second half, both teams came out swinging with an offensive explosion. The game didn’t seem to resemble anything close to the play in the first half, with points being scored freely by both teams and fewer mistakes except for the occasional foul. However, both squads still

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Comedian Jeff Dye visits IU South Bend in Northside Auditorium By: JOSEPH GRAF Web Editor


n the evening of November 2, comedian Jeff Dye put on a performance in the Northside Auditorium. Hosted by Titan Productions, the comedy event was another in a long line of popular shows that have been hosted at IU South Bend in recent years. As do most comics during their routines at IUSB, Dye opened up with jokes about South Bend and his impression of the city. In another common fashion among the comics that Titan Productions brings in, Dye also made jokes about pretty much anyone in the front row and any students who left or were in the process of

Summer classes enticing students

leaving during the show. Among his less improvised topics were college life, racism, communication in relationships, animals, television shows, homosexuality, video games, board games and even college journalists. Titan Productions was able to bring in another large crowd with the performance, and the event was a very enjoyable one for anyone who knew what type of comedy was expected from Dye. Dye has been on “Last Comic Standing” as well as a featured comic on Comedy Central. For those who appreciate crude humor, his performance at IUSB did not disappoint.


Jeff Dye performing at IUSB

n October 24, 2011 Indiana University announced a plan to reduce undergraduate tuition for summer-session students. The plan will begin in 2012 and is devised to save students money, promote yearround attendance and reduce the amount of time it takes to graduate. This plan will be offered to any Indiana resident or nonresident undergraduates attending any of the IU campuses. According to an IU press release, students who take a full academic course load in the summer, the tuition reductions will result in a savings ranging from more than $700 at IU’s regional campuses to about $1,000 at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and $1,050 at IU Bloomington. IU President Michael A. McRobbie announced the plan at a news conference on the IUPUI campus. “This large tuition discount is being offered to IU students in order to provide important financial relief for students and their families and also a significant financial incentive for attending IU year-round. Greater attendance in the summer will allow IU to make more efficient use of its facilities. It also will provide an affordable option for students who want to complete their degrees at IU on a faster track than the traditional model.” Given the harsh economic times and less than 40 percent of IU’s total student population taking at least one course during the summer, a financial relief may improve summer attendance. McRobbie feels this plan is valuable in helping students succeed during and after college. “This initiative reflects the world in which our students

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Skydiving Club disbanded on IU South Bend campus By: ALYSSA MATHIEU Staff Writer


he skydiving club is one of the many sports clubs offered here on campus; or at least it was. Mesgana Wontamo, founder of the IU South Bend skydiving club, said there were about 27 students who attended the informational meeting about the club and who showed interest in becoming a part of it. They held their first event on the first of October at Plymouth Sky Sports, where seven members of the club participated in jumping that day. Due to the club being disbanded, Wontamo changed the name of the club to the South Bend Skydiving Club, but even then Indiana University didn’t want to associate their name with the organization, saying that it was too much of a “high risk”. Despite being disbanded, the club still exists but is currently not active. “In a way, they’re trying to discourage all jumps but I haven’t had any issues with the people who have jumped so far” said Wontamo. Often people will skydive for the thrill or even just to mark it off their bucket list, but no matter the reason, it is definitely a sport for those willing to take a leap. Even though there has been some


Members who jumped at Plymouth Sky Sports October 1

negativity surrounding the organization being disbanded, those

who are interested in continuing to pursue their passion or interest

for the sport can continue to do so on their own.

Toradze Piano Studio performance impressive as always By: MANDI STEFFEY Staff Writer


he Toradze Piano Studio of IU South Bend had a recital on Friday, October 28, where a large audience watched nine students showcase their expertise by playing various pieces from composers around the world. The first performer, Joo Hee Jeong, hailed from South Korea. Jeong has been playing piano since the age of six and has participated in many art schools in Korea. Jeong came to IUSB to study with the Toradze Piano Studio in January 2011. A skilled musician, Jeong played Sonata No. 7 in D Major, a beautiful, technical piece composed by Beethoven. The next performer was Risa Okina. Okina was from Japan and most recently, she studied in the Toho Gakuen School of Music from 2005 to 2009. She was the winner for several Japanese piano contests. At the recital, she played

Sonata No. 30 in E Major. After Okina, Natasa Stojanovska took the stage. Stojanovska, an accomplished musician, has performed solo recitals in France, Portugal, Macedonia, Bosnia and Romania, along with the United States. Stojanovska played Variations on a Theme by Corelli, which was composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. Stojanovska’s performance was loud, powerful and full of emotion. Next was Misun Moon, who has been playing with the Toradze Studio since 2009 and is working towards her master’s degree. Moon, also originating from South Korea, grew up in a musical family and has been playing piano at the age of four. Moon played Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Option 83, which was composed by Sergei Prokofiev. Moon played this technical, complicated piece with incredible proficiency. The next piece was played by two

performers, Ketevan Kartvelishvili and Elisabed Imerlishvili. The duet played La Valse by Maurice Ravel. Both performers come from Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and are experienced pianists. Their piece, though shared between the two of them, showcased their abilities with powerful and complicatedsounding melodies. After a short intermission, Ignasi Cambra, a pianist that has been featured on National Public Radio, played Sonata No. 2 in A Major by Beethoven. Cambra is new to the Toradze Studio this fall and has been studying with the Jacobs School of Music on a full scholarship. Leah Dominy performed after Cambra with the help of Natasa Stojnovska on secondary piano. Their piece, entitled Concerto No. 2 in A Major, was composed by Franz Liszt. Dominy is from Quebec, and has played all across Canada. She is working on her bach-

elor’s degree in piano performance in the Toradze Studio this year. The final performer, Alexander Korsantia, played Fifteen Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major by Beethoven. Korsantia has been dubbed “a major artist” by the Miami Herald and lives up to that title. Korsantia amazed the audience with his skill on October 28, and has had much practice performing in front of an audience, as he has performed with several symphonies the world over. Overall, the performances were, as always, show-stoppers. Each and every performer lived up to the high reputation that the Toradze Piano Studio has. The next Toradze Piano Studio event will be featuring piano faculty Ketevan Badridze and Alexander Toradze himself. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 18 in the Campus Auditorium.

The Preface Online scholarship application now available for 2012-2013 school year By: MANDI STEFFEY Staff Writer


he IU South Bend Online Scholarship Application (OSA) for the 2012-2013 school year is now (and has been for a few weeks) available via Onestart. The OSA gives students access to more than 200 IU South Bend and IU Foundation scholarship opportunities in the convenience of one application. The current scholarship application should be turned in by March 1, 2012 if students wish to be considered for scholarships.

To fill out the application, students must log into their Onestart account. The link to the OSA is under the “Financial” tab in the “Services” section. From there, students are able to fill it out all at once, or they may choose to fill in the application partially and save it. The application itself is fairly simple—it asks some basic questions and then asks the student to write a few essays. When the application is submitted, the questions or essays cannot be

changed. There are many scholarships awarded through the OSA, including scholarships for specific majors, like Business, Education, Criminal Justice and more. There are minority scholarships as well. Be sure to fill out the application by March 1! More information can be obtained by calling the Student Scholarship department at (574) 520-4357 or toll free at 1-877-462-4872 extension 4357.


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SUMMER: From Page 1 live today and provides them valuable financial relief as they pursue their degrees. I am confident this will help us graduate more students in less time and allow our graduates to leave IU with less debt as they start their careers.” The plan for discounted summer tuition was submitted last week to the IU Board of trustees for approval. One supporter of the plan is Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels. “IU’s idea to maximize use of its facilities year-round is a good one, and should be imitated at all of our schools. I hope to see campuses full of hardworking students next summer.” Dominique Jackson, a senior at IU South Bend, is looking for-

ward to the much needed financial break. “I will be able to take first and second summer session now. I will be able to graduate and walk next year. Before I would only be able to take one session and have to go back in the fall for one class.” The new plan will hopefully help out students who currently attend summer classes and maybe entice new students to consider attending all year-round. McRobbie will hopefully see results and a brighter future for the IU campuses. “For public universities to thrive and grow in these challenging times, we have to be willing to re-examine everything we do with an eye toward finding efficiencies and adapting to the needs of our students who will be entering the 21st-century global market,” McRobbie said.

RECORD: From Page 1 struggled to pull away with any sort of substantial lead, and the teams once again stayed close and exchanged leads throughout the period. Then, in the final seconds, the drama happened. The Saints had taken the lead 64-62 over the Titans. With only seven seconds remaining in regulation, Holy Cross had possession of the ball on an inbounds pass. It seemed the only way that the Titans could possibly win was to somehow steal the ball on the inbounds pass and score quickly. And that’s exactly what they did. Sly grabbed the ball out of an opposing players grip as soon as the ball was inbounded and quickly went up for the shot. While she missed, Sly was fouled on the play and took two free throws; both were good. The final seconds ran out, and the teams went into overtime, tied 64 all. In overtime, the drama continued as both teams once again stayed close. But the Titans outscored the Saints 8-7 in OT. With less than 30 seconds left on the play clock they were able to run out the majority of the time with the ball in their possession and hold on for the exciting onepoint win. The Saints fans in the McKenna Arena were devastated that they had once again lost to


Emily Strilich and Ashley Carson pursuing The Saints’ Lauren Malinowski the Titans, especially after such a close and hard-fought battle. An interesting statistic to consider is that the three-point games for both teams were polar opposites. While Holy Cross had a very respectable 42.9 shooting percentage from beyond the arc,

the Titans went 0-13 as they failed to make a single three pointer all game long. Had the Titans been able to sink just a few threes, the way the game played out may have been completely different. But for now, the Titan women can hold on to the pride of their

first victory of the season and keep a perfect all-time record against the Holy Cross Saints. The Saints will still have another shot at the Titans this season, on January 21 when they travel to the Titans home court at the Student Activities Center.

The first home game for the Titan women this season will be held on November 8 at 7 p.m. against the other in-town rival on IUSB’s schedule, Bethel College.

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Engineering club headways plans to electrify campus with singing Tesla coil By: SARAH Staff Writer



U South Bend’s Engineering club may be new this semester, but its members have hit the ground running with plans to build a singing Tesla coil, a device that produces electrical currents that transmit musical notes. Pointing to a small metal machine called a Van de Graaff generator in a Northside Hall physics lab, club president and physics major Cale Harnish explained how the singing Tesla coil will work. “That metal part will produce arcs of electricity into the air, and that’s very similar to lightning. When there’s lightning there’s also thunder…what we want to do is control that little miniature thunder. Every time there

would be a spark we would get a noise…just by controlling the frequency at which it produces sparks, we can produce notes,” he said. “If we can have a computer hooked up to do all this, then we can make a song, and you could turn something that produces electrical sparks into a speaker.” According to the Columbia Encyclopedia, the Tesla coil is named after its creator, American inventor Nikola Tesla. He was a pioneer in the field of high-voltage electricity at the turn of the century. While there are virtually no limits to the size or intensity of a Tesla coil, they all have one thing in common – human ingenuity combined with the forces of nature make for an awe-inspiring presentation.

A cursory Youtube search for “singing Tesla coil” brought up scores of videos showcasing a wide variety of coils. They could be seen zapping out video game and television theme songs, classical music and pop tunes through blinding tendrils of sizzling voltage. Austin Connor, physics and secondary education major and member of the club, is enthusiastic about what the end result will be. “It’s going to be its own light show [and] its own music video…It’s basically musical thunder,” he said. The cost of building a singing Tesla coil can range from a few hundred to thousands of dollars depending on its size. While the club may not currently have the funds required to build the coil,

they are overflowing with enthusiasm and creative vision for both building the coil and coming up with ways to fundraise. “For a lot of us, this is our last year here, so I want this to be done this year,” said Harnish. “I got into the whole physics department wanting to build something,” he said. The club currently has 15 members and is eager to accept new students regardless of their major or experience with engineering. “Anybody could join this club. A lot of us have no experience in engineering whatsoever and that was part of the reason why we made the club, to allow people the chance to get a view for what engineering is,” Harnish said. He also emphasized the desire to make the Tesla coil a school-wide

project rather than just an Engineering project. “Should we complete the Tesla coil this year, we hope to just make it a permanent fixture on the campus,” he said. “If any other club wants to team up with us, we are more than happy to work together with any club on campus, because this Tesla coil’s not going to be the club’s, it’s going to be the school’s,” said Harnish. Those interested in joining the Engineering club, attending meetings, or offering club support can contact Cale Harnish at or search for the club’s page on Facebook, titled “IUSB Engineering Club.”


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No more government funds for undocumented students By: SARAH E. WARD Staff Writer


merica is the home of the free and land of opportunity and prosperity for all. Come here and you will fulfill your dreams. This is the message the United States has sent out to all people of all nations throughout history. That America is the great land of opportunity. People from all nations, cultures and religions have sought refuge in this nation throughout history. The drug wars in Mexico have forced people for years to flee and seek refuge across the border to the U.S. Politicians, police, and even teachers are being brutally executed in broad day-

light and mass fear has ensued amongst honest and upstanding citizens. A lot of the families that flee to America are in search for a better life for themselves, and for their children. Most of these children have been raised in the U.S., attended school and lived here. Some of these undocumented people are students at IU’s many campuses including IU South Bend. IUSB never before required students to verify their legal status. If they graduated from an Indiana high school, they were assumed to be Indiana residents. New bills were recently passed called House Bill 1402 and Senate Bill 590. They not only require citizen verification from all stu-

dents, but that undocumented students be charged out of state fees. This bill basically blocks all undocumented students from receiving any government, state or general fund money. Out-ofstate fees are typically about two and half times higher than instate fees. The Vice Chancellor at IUSB, Jeff Jones, had much to say about the bill. “Through the years IU, and that’s in the big sense, has basically treated students who graduated from Indiana high schools as Indiana residents. We have never asked anyone, nor has there been any reason that we would not allow graduates of Indiana high schools to attend IU as residents.”

If students cannot provide proper documentation they cannot receive any assistance from public fund scholarships either. “The legislation, the law that was passed, which was called House Bill 1402 Senate Bill 590 are the two bills expressively prohibited the use of any general fund money to support undocumented students,” said Jones. General fund money is money given or provided by the state to use for scholarships or tuition. Without the help of these funds as well as other types of financial assistance IUSB will see a drop in graduation rates and the loss of students. “It affects graduation rates. We feel we have lost a number of stu-

dents this year because of this law. We are quite sure of that. There are probably dozens of students who are not here out of economic realities that they can’t pay for it.” Jones said. How this law will ultimately affect the IU campuses is yet to be seen but it will surely make it more difficult for undocumented students to finish and attend Indiana Universities. Illegal immigrants have been coming and continue to come to America for many different reasons. It seems that local, state and federal governments must now decide how to integrate these immigrants into society.


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Food service making effort towards sustainability By: SARAH E. WARD Staff writer


hen entering the courtside café you can see they have made efforts towards healthier eating. Fresh salads, wraps and fresh fruit are now being offered. Although food is one aspect of healthy living, so is the concept of a healthy environment. The continued use of Styrofoam and the lack of paper recycling bins in the food service buildings around campus might make you

think otherwise. According the Director of Dining Services, Steve Rose, they have made quite an effort to be more sustainable and environmentally conscious. Rose is somewhat of an advocate for Styrofoam use. “As a food service director I will always recommend it. There are other things that are coming out but the problem is they are three to four times more expensive than our common Styrofoam operation. Foam is going to keep your cold beverages colder and

hot foods hotter.” Rose said. There is much debate on the issue of using Styrofoam but Rose feels, as of right now, it is the best option. “It’s a big debate and a tough debate, I will agree. There are a lot of misconceptions about foam. The problem with foam is when you burn it then it becomes toxic, but if you put it in the ground it actually does not contaminate the soil.” One issue is cost and Styrofoam cups tend to be cheaper than bio-

degradable products. “A foam cup can cost as much as five to six cents, whereas if we go with what some would consider the complete bio-degradable form, could be as much as 13 to 14 percent more. So over a year’s time you are talking about a lot of money to a food service operation and unfortunately right now we can’t go to that,” Rose explained. Rose admitted the food service department is not completely sustainable but believes the future

may present positive changes. “My hope is to work towards these better things. That over the years, technology will come with things so that path will become clearer.” Rose is open to any suggestions from faculty or students on how to become more environmentally conscious or more sustainable. You can submit these suggestions to

Annual Clery Report details crime on campus By: MARIA HUBBARD Staff Writer


t the end of September, the annual Clery Report was released. The report, mandated by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, contains information about preventing crime, procedures, contact information and crime statistics for the past three years. Martin Gersey, head of the IU South Bend police department, said in an interview that crime for the past year was about normal with no outstanding trends. Alcohol is one of the most frequently occurring crimes on campus. According to the 2010 Clery Report, in 2007 there were only three alcohol arrests and referrals with a peak number in 2009 with 10 arrests and 45 referrals. However, the housing was not

open until the fall semester of 2008, so presumably there was less opportunity for alcohol use on campus in 2007. Gersey expected such an increase. “We saw an increase in referrals and arrests since housing, which wasn’t a surprise.” Gersey said that housing is working on strategies to educate students on alcohol. The number of arrests and referrals significantly dropped according to the 2011 Clery Report with only three arrests and 23 referrals in 2010. Larceny is another frequently occurring crime. It was at its lowest in 2007, with 33 occurrences, according to the 2010 Clery Report, and at its highest, 55, in 2009. Gersey says that larceny “often moves up and down. A lot of it has to do with having people

report it because without the reports, we can’t have decent stats. I think the police do a decent job of that. Of course, a lot of it has to do with preventative measures, like locking cars and securing personal property. Then there’s a decline.” Some crimes remain relatively low. Narcotics had a high of only four referrals and five arrests in 2009. In both 2008 and 2010, one rape occurred, according to the 2011 report. No murders or aggravated assaults occurred from 2007 to present. Alycia Gondocs, a student as IUSB, says that crime on campus does not worry her. “I haven’t noticed much crime on campus. When I walk through campus, I feel safe. I don’t worry about being attacked or anything.”

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The Preface Local Band: Driven Streaming thoughts of consciousness By: MANDI STEFFEY Columnist


he bands keep rolling in! This week, I interviewed Blake Bertles, the drummer of the South Bend band Driven. Driven is a hard rock band made up of Zach Hess (vocals and guitar), Drew Granville (bass) and Bertles (drums). All three members of Driven attend or have attended IU South Bend—Hess is a former student, Bertles is a pre-radiography major and Granville is a psychology major. Driven’s music is almost a marriage of grunge and contemporary radio hard rock. It’s got the commercial appeal that might apply to many people, but it’s the creative differences that really make their music sound out. I would describe it as almost a progressive rock (think Pink Floyd) but way heavier and darker. Perfect bar music for a late 20’s age group— but anyone can enjoy it. “We have different musical influences that create dark, melodic, energetic and rhythmic music. We describe our music as hard rock with progressive tendencies. Or as we like to call it, streaming thoughts of consciousness,” Bertles said. The band has opened for several big-name acts like Drowning Pool and Third Eye Blind. Since their last official release was in 2007, you can definitely expect this band to be putting out new material soon. “We just finished recording our second album at Electrical Audio in Chicago. The owner/operator of the company has worked with Nirvana,” Bertles said. The album will be available on iTunes and available for online purchase in the near future. In the meantime, you can see Driven play at The Phoenix Inn in South Haven, Michigan. Driven is do-

Mandi Steffey ing this show to support the charity “Tour for Tots.” The show will be on November 26. If you haven’t already heard Driven, I recommend that you check them out. Not only have they already proved themselves around Michiana, but they seem to be growing, and will definitely be a force to be reckoned with after their new album comes out. Bertles assured that checking them out will be worth your time. “We just want everyone to find something within our music. Some sort of connection. A release. An escape. We love to play music, so the more fans that enjoy us, the better,” he said. To hear Driven, go to drivenband3. And as always, support local music! ATTENTION READERS: I am seeking more bands/ artists to interview! I want to feature your talent in this column! Musicians, comedians, artists—if what you do is entertaining, drop me an email at asteffey@indiana. edu or visit to comment on one of my columns!


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Beyond the Pill: Other Hormonal Contraceptive Options By: NOEL Columnist



ormonal birth control is nothing new. After the condom, the Pill is the most widely-used form of birth control, and the first Pill was marketed for contraceptive use in 1960. Although discussion surrounding the Pill is widespread, and everyone seems to know something about it, there’s more to hormonal contraception than just the Pill. The many incarnations that hormonal birth control take can make it easier for women to protect themselves from pregnancy. We’ve all heard the story. A woman forgets to take her pill a couple times and BOOM, pregnant. One of the major issues with the Pill is how heavily its efficiency relies on how a woman takes it. Missing just one pill makes this form of contraception less effective – that one pill can be the difference between no-strings-attached sex and an unplanned pregnancy. Lucky for the forgetful ladies, hormonal contraception’s still got your back. Other than the Pill, there are options such as the intrauterine device, the Nuvaring and the implant. The intrauterine device (IUD)

sounds scary…but it’s really not. The hormonal version of the IUD is called Mirena. It’s a small, plastic, t-shaped device that is placed inside the uterus by a doctor. Once inside the uterus, it irritates the uterine lining and releases small amounts of progestin that thicken cervical mucus and partially inhibit ovulation. The best part of Mirena is that a woman is protected from unplanned pregnancy for up to seven years, and it has an efficacy rate of 99 percent. Downsides of Mirena are similar to other hormonal methods of birth control, including irregular menstrual patterns. Bayer, the company that makes Mirena, has found that complete period cessation occurs in 20 percent of women who use Mirena. Cost is also a factor. Mirena is much more costly than the Pill because it lasts for such a long time. The Nuvaring is a vaginal polymer ring that functions as a form of estrogen/progestin contraception. Unlike the IUD, the Nuvaring is inserted and removed each month by the woman herself. It is worn for three weeks then removed for one week, in which bleeding occurs. The upside of the Nuvaring is that it is a less ex-

Noel Spring pensive, and less permanent, form of birth control than Mirena, but it still eliminates the need for a woman to think about her birth control every day. Most women, and their partners, cannot feel the Nuvaring. But if for some reason a woman or her partner feels it during sex, it can be removed for up to three hours…and the woman is still protected from pregnancy. Women who use the Nuvaring have less weight gain, depression and nausea than women who are on the Pill, but they tend to have more breast tenderness, and local problems such as infections or itching. Another issue that users of

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Hearthside readings heat up South Bend culture By: JOE KUHARIC Staff Writer


pub might not be a place that most people consider when thinking of a local literary scene. However, on the third Sunday of every month between 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Fiddler’s Hearth in South Bend transforms into just such an establishment. It is commandeered by local authors participating in “The Hearthside Readers and Writers Series” (HRWS). The HRWS is hosted by IU South Bend professor and poet, Clayton Michaels. It consists of voluntary readers from IUSB and the South Bend community as a whole who read

their works aloud to all who will listen. The HRWS has been running since January of this year. It gives local authors a chance to publicly display their works and to gain a critical response from those in attendance. Fortunately, for underage writers, Fiddler’s Hearth is “under 21” friendly during daytime hours which allows all writers, young and old, to fully participate in the series. Arguably, one of the important features of the series is that it is free to participate and free to attend. Readers are encouraged to read from their own work; a reader may also use their time on stage

IU South Bend copy center By: KELSIE FERGUSON Managing Editor


ust below the Grille, in the basement of the Administration Building is a copy center open to the use of staff, faculty and students. The center can make copies of course materials, or even print out copies of PDF files. They offer both color and black and white printing. Bill O’Donnel, The Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Fiscal Affairs oversees the copy center. He’s hoping, in the future, to move the Copy Center to a more accessible location. “One of the biggest challenges is that most people don’t know where it is,” admitted O’Donnel. There are other options for students to have copies made off-campus however, O’Donnell notes that many prefer it close by. “Faculty and students like the convenience of [the Copy Center] being on campus,” said O’Donnel. “Originally we planned to have it in the campus Bookstore. It would have been really convenient, students know where it is, it’s where they go all the time and they can make use of it regularly.” The overall volume of copy’s being done had decreased significantly for the Center. Tone Vickery, who works in the Copy Center admitted that not many students are using the center’s services. Both he and O’Donnel are working on finding ways to make the center more accessible to students. If interested in making copies, or having books or projects

to read a poem or short work from any poet or author that they choose. Works read are generally poems due to the naturally short length of poems but pieces of short fiction are welcomed and, in fact, highly encouraged. Student participants gain valuable experience speaking in front of an audience as well as allowing them to revise their work by gauging audience reaction through empirical information. A single reading by an author lasts for roughly five minutes, which allows enough time for multiple readers to have their time on stage. There are normally 10 open positions for readers each month with a five minute

PILL: From Page 7 the Nuvaring should be aware of is that it can fall out, which if left out for extended periods of time, lower its efficacy. The hormonal implant may at first bring to mind Norplant, and the embarrassing government debacle that it created. Women on welfare were pressured to use the device, which resulted in many of these women suffering ill effects, but not

break worked into the itinerary. An 11th position is scheduled, which is allotted to “featured readers” who are given a half an hour to read from their writings. Past featured readers have included David Dodd Lee, Clayton Michaels and Kelcey Parker, all current IUSB professors and published authors and/or poets. The HRWS fills a gap in local culture that may not seem obvious at first. Professor Michaels said it shows, “just how thriving and diverse a local literary scene we really have. I had no idea how many people from the community were writers and interested in something like the HRWS.” For more information, interhaving the financial means to have it removed. However, since then, the hormonal implant has been recreated in the form of Implanon. Implanon is a small rod containing 68 mg of progestin (the same kind in the Nuvaring, actually) that is inserted under the skin of a woman’s arm by her doctor. It can stay there for up to three years. Like Mirena, Implanon has also been found to sometimes create unpredictable bleeding patterns, which can be so out of control that 36 percent of women in the clinical trials

ested parties should check out the HRWS Facebook page by searching for “Hearthside Readers and Writers Series”. The HRWS is open to all individuals in the community, not just IUSB students and faculty. The next Hearthside will be held on Sunday November 20th with featured poet Alessandra Simmons. Those interested in signing up for a chance to read onstage at the next Hearthside should send an email to Professor Michaels at at least a week in advance to secure a spot.

discontinued its use because of this side effect. If you use any of these forms of birth control, keep in mind that they do not protect you from any sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A simple condom can remedy that, while also giving you twice the pregnancy protection. Before taking any form of birth control, educate yourself. Never be afraid to ask questions – especially if you’re opting for a more permanent form of birth control like the implant or the IUD.


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