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Adventure on two wheels
Dr. Henry Scott fulfills dream and bikes across America
By REBECCA GIBSON Staff Writer
Professor Henry Scott of the physics department has been talking about biking across the country since he was a child, but it has taken him until now to be in the right place to do it. With a planned sabbatical in the fall semester, and the income from teaching summer session one, Scott is in the process of biking the Northern Tier trail of Adventure Cycling’s many routes, beginning in Anacortes, Washington, and ending in Bar Harbor, Maine. Keeping up with his research and blog by night on his iPad, Scott is using the trip to expand his knowledge of the national parks, by cycling and hiking through them. “I teach the geology of the national parks, and now I’ve seen firsthand what I’m teaching,” said Scott. “The most enjoyable was Glacier National Park, it had the prettiest landscape and the geology and geography was fascinating.” While the Northern Tier trail is listed at 4300 miles long, Scott has done so many side trips that he has added 300 miles to his itinerary. Biking for eight to nine hours each day, he roughly follows the provided map, but keeps in mind the beauty that can be found on the side trip, and equipped with a tent, he bikes until he gets tired, then stops for the night. “Most challenging for me is the humidity. It creates trouble sleeping; in the evening the wind slows down and I can just lay in my tent and sweat,” said Scott. With his tent not much more than netting to keep out the bugs, Scott is then woken by the sun for another day on the trail, no matter when he managed to fall asleep for the night. During his respite in South Bend, Scott caught up on his e-mail, did some more research, and enjoyed the comfort of his own refrigerator and couch.
“I’ve been eating a lot of ice cream,” said Scott. “I’ve gained back about six pounds of the 10 – 15 I lost on the trip.” For beginners who wish to emulate him, Scott gives the advice of starting small, and practicing good safety. “Potato Creek State Park is an easy ride, just a few miles south of here. Once you’re there, you can camp, shower, bike the park, and because the park is enclosed it’s a safe ride,” said Scott. After Potato Creek, Scott suggests biking up to Chain O’Lakes, with a stop in Goshen to have a good meal. “There are good roads all the way up,” said Scott. More information about his route and adventures can be found on Scott’s blog, hpscott. wordpress.com. He intends to finish his journey at Bar Harbor around September 12, after which he will return to South Bend to continue his research.
Roller Derby Girls: Come get your skate on! BY SARAH NIXON Staff Writer
Roller skates, short-shorts, and bad girls coming at you fast: these are some of the things that come to mind when hearing about roller derby. Although each plays its part, South Bend Roller Derby is more focused on teamwork, technique, exercise, camaraderie, and of course fun! Unlike the hazing and pranks portrayed in the movie, “Whip It,” the South Bend Roller Derby girls say that they help each other out with patience and constructive criticism. Erin Milliken, derby name Vanilla Bruise, is a student at IU South Bend. According to Milliken, “A lot of the girls are super encouraging and their criticisms are way more positive because we are all going to be teammates eventually or playing against each other.” During practice, the newer skaters learn from the more experienced girls in order to improve their abilities. “I had always wanted to do this but there was no league in South Bend, and I think it is really intimidating to go to another city to join their league,” says Milliken.
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Drop those Unwanted Classes By JEFF TATAY Staff Writer
Club Landing Isn’t Just for Dancing Anymore By HANNAH TROYER Staff Writer
There are several mornings during the school year that students are frantically zooming around the IU South Bend parking lots in their cars, racing one another for a parking space. As the minutes pass by, the more frustrated they become and the later they are for class. If this sounds familiar, then fortunately a bit of relief will take effect this fall. According to Martin Gersey, Chief of Police at IUSB, there are approximately 158 more parking spaces available for students in the parking lot at Club Landing, located at 1717 Lincolnway East. This lot was available last year; however, a parking permit was required. Now it is available, free of charge, to all students whether or not they have a parking permit. According to Gersey, it only takes less than seven minutes to walk from Club Landing parking lot to the Schurz Library on campus using the IUSB pedestrian bridge. The parking lot is available to students Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. To those that are concerned about the safety of parking at Club Landing, Gersey says, “I don’t know of any safety risks over there that aren’t anywhere on campus.” He says that the campus police and security officers will perform regular patrols at the Club Landing parking lot just as they would do in the parking lots on campus. Though the closest emergency phone to the Club Landing parking is in the River Crossing parking lot, Gersey encourages students to use the same guidelines that they would in any area on campus. If they have access to a cell phone and are in “an emergency situation, call 911. If it’s a service situation, call our 24-hour number.” The 24-hour non-emergency number for campus police is 574-520-4239.
Students should also call this number if they need an escort to their car. Gersey says if a person does not immediately answer, to stay on the line until they are connected with an operator. In regards to safety, Gersey stands by a few things that he feels are important for students to remember. “Students need to watch out for their personal property.” He states that wherever students are parking they should not leave valuables in their car, or if they must leave them, to lock them in their trunk and keep them out of view. He also says that students always need to be aware of their surroundings and to report any suspicious activity. Various construction projects on main roads leading to IUSB have caused increased difficulties for students and parking this semester. Gersey advises students to “make sure to give themselves enough time to get to campus and find their parking spaces. A student can’t come in with two minutes to get to their class.” There will be campus police and parking operations personnel directing students to lots where they can find an available parking spot. If a student cannot find an officer to ask which parking lots still have spots available, Gersey says they can call the parking office at 574-5205528. “As the day progresses, we do lot counts,” says Gersey, which means that the parking office can tell which parking lots had spaces available as of their last count. As for the parking at Club Landing, Gersey says, “I realize those are not prime spots because of the distance,” but he hopes that the benefit of free parking available to all students will encourage them to use these spots. For campus maps go to www. iusb.edu under the “About” tab and click on “Maps & Directions.” For additional information contact the parking office at 574-520-5528.
One of the most important things that IU South Bend students need to do in the first two weeks of class is decide whether or not their schedule and classes are going to work well for them. Students that are uncertain about their classes should first seek help from their academic advisor before deciding whether to drop or stick with the class. Once that is decided, dropping an unwanted class is just a few clicks away through IUSB’s website. Although dropping unneeded or unfitting classes is a good decision, it may result in academic penalties, such as a grade of “withdraw” on the student’s transcript and/or no refund if the class is not removed from the students schedule before specific deadlines. To avoid academic penalties
and expenses students can drop or add classes through the first week of the semester by going to Onestart on the IUSB’s homepage and clicking on the “Go to Student Center” link, then clicking on the “Register & Drop/Add” in the left column and clicking the “Drop” tab at the top of the page. There will be a list of currently enrolled classes and a checkbox by each class that allows students to easily drop classes with no charges and/or penalties. Classes can still be dropped after the first week, however, signatures from professors and/or authorizations may be required if it is too late in the semester. Also, fees may be charged for dropping classes late and full refunds are less likely. The best way a student can avoid these difficulties is to stay in touch with their academic advisor and decide early whether to add or drop classes in their schedule.
DERBY GIRLS / From Page 1 As for the new South Bend league Milliken goes on to say “you learn everything, it’s not like they (prospective skaters) come here and are expected to know. That is a fear that they could have. They don’t need to know anything, maybe know how to tie a lace, I suppose. The best time to come is now because there’s no tryout. You come, you skate, you learn, you enjoy it; in a year when the teams are established then they’ll probably hold stricter tryouts which I think will be more intimidating whereas right now it’s like come, get your skate on and learn.” Although the rulebook is quite extensive, the basic premise is each team has four Blockers and one Jammer on the track per Jam (period). The Blockers try to block the Jammers from passing them on the track, and the Jammers score points by lapping the Blockers. Though traditional roller derby is played on a raised curved track, South Bend Roller Derby is a flat track league.
Amber Ward, derby name Alias Graceless, also an IUSB student, is currently part of Derby 101, a group for beginners. During this six week program the 101 girls learn techniques such as stopping and falling in order to learn how to skate safely. Total cost per practice including skate rental is around $5.50. Says Ward “I just heard they were doing it (roller derby) I have never (been) in any sports before but I was like I gotta do that. I love it. Just come, most of us could barely skate when we started.” As of August 16, 2010 South Bend Roller Girls, Inc. has been recognized as a Non-Profit Domestic Corporation by the State of Indiana. The girls hope to begin playing in matches in October after they have been insured by the league. For more information on becoming a fan or joining roller derby, check out South Bend Roller Derby on Facebook or send an e-mail to: join@ southbendrollergirls.com
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If you are a traditional student, an incoming freshman, you would have been nine or 10 when the World Trade Center’s twin towers fell to the first successful act of foreign terrorism on American land since the late 1700s. However, despite your young age, you probably still remember where you were on that day. It is an act that became a defining moment in our history, an act like the assassination of President Kennedy, like the first man to walk on the moon. This act of terrorism polarized some of the nation. While surely no one approves of the use of airplanes as bombs, all Americans did not come together to condemn the act and revile only those people who perpetrated it. Instead of this, some divided. One side does condemn only those involved, and the others condemn not only the act, but anyone associated, even just a little, with those who perpetrated it. No issue more firmly and clearly shows this division than the proposed building of Park 51, a Muslim based community center and mosque, which would be two blocks or about half a mile from Ground Zero, the former site of the twin towers. “The current controversy over the proposed building of the Islamic Community Center in lower Manhattan is unfortunate,” says Professor Linda Chen of IU South Bend’s political science department. “I believe that self-interested politicians are fanning the flames of intolerance and hate to promote their own gain. As to the varying views expressed by the public, NYers in general have no problem with the building of this center; Mayor Bloomburg couches his support in the founding principles of our republic that call for religious freedom and also, the rights of private property.” While many people have made the argument that the people involved in creating Park 51 could, and should, find a less controversial place to build, these
same pundits overlook the fact that there are other religious institutions nearby, that there are strip clubs nearby, and that the actual Ground Zero site is slated to become a 55,000 square foot mall. This mall would connect to the subway, meaning that its foundations would be buried in the rubble of the towers. That rubble most likely contains the ashes or remains of many of the 9/11 victims. “Clearly, the memory of 9/11 as we approach the 9th anniversary of that awful day is still on many people’s minds and it is never easy to disagree with grieving families who lost loved ones,” said Chen. “Still, it is important to point out that if we always act based on the “sensitivity of others,” we may end up violating other people’s rights. And often, it ends up being the rights of people who had absolutely nothing to do with the original crime.” Despite allegations that they are building so near to Ground Zero in order to fuel the controversy, the mission statement of Park 51 includes these words: “Uphold respect for the diversity of expression and ideas between all people, Cultivate and embrace neighborly relations between all New Yorkers, fostering a spirit of civic participation and an awareness of common needs and opportunities, and Connect New York’s communities to global ideas and trends.” It is these ideas of tolerance, freedom, inclusiveness and globalization that sit at the base of the American constitution. It is for these ideas that there is such an institution as the World Trade Center. Perhaps, instead of looking back at what ‘those people’ did on September 11, 2001, Americans should look forward to what everyone can do if they “Uphold respect for the diversity of expression and ideas between all people and Cultivate and embrace neighborly relations between all…” And if not, they might at least remember that it is that diversity of ideas that allows them to sip their freshly made drink from the Starbucks in the 55,000 square foot mall at Ground Zero, as they ride the escalator down to the subway, through the rubble of the twin towers.
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Video Music Awards go “West” By SAMANTHA HUNSBERGER Managing Editor
When you mix alcohol with music videos and a few A-list celebs, there’s only one possible outcome…the MTV Video Music Awards. This year’s show is taking place in Los Angeles on September 12th, and even though the Midwest is some distance from the West Coast, it doesn’t mean IU South Bend students do not have anything to say about it. Last year’s awards show proved to be one the most controversial in VMA history. From drunken rants to ridiculous costumes, the events of 2009 are anything but forgotten. After Kanye West’s infamous takeover of Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech, many are left wondering why MTV has him on their list of performers for the 2010 show. “I have bitter feelings about it, and I think what he did was rude,” said Justine Wingard, a student at IUSB, “but I think he apologized enough and I will still watch the show.” However, if history repeats itself at this year’s show, Wingard predicts it will be Eminem taking the microphone from Disney’s pop star, Miley Cyrus. Other students are hoping if the bashing occurs to anybody it should be none other than the “Biebs” also know as Justin Bieber. The young superstar may have some girls fainting at his feet, but not everybody is ready for “Bieber Fever” to hit the stage in L.A. “I can’t stand this kid,” said IUSB student Dee Landes, “he is to mature for his own immaturity.” Landes’ friend and classmate, Kristin LaFollette, also agreed that Bieber’s upcoming performance shouldn’t be okay with people, because his adult-like lifestyle is not a good influence for the kids that listen to his music. Fortunately, Bieber and Kanye will not be the only performers taking the stage on September 12th. Well-known musicians like: Drake, Eminem and Usher will take the mic, as well as newer artists like Florence and the Machine, Robyn, Jason Derulo and several other bands and singers. A-listers such as Justin Timberlake, Ke$ha, and Nicki Minaj will be among the many celebs handing out Moonmen to winners, and this year’s hostess is the very witty comedian and author Chelsea Handler from E! News’ television show “Chelsea Lately.” And although Lady Gaga is not on the roster to present or perform there’s no doubt that she and many others will make their mark on VMA history. According to MTV’s website, Gaga herself is in the lead with 13 nominations this year, including two for the Video of the Year category. “She [Lady Gaga] always seems to top the last one [outfit] off,” said Wingard. For more information about this year’s VMAs visit MTV’s website at mtv.com, and tune in to MTV September 12th at 9p.m. for full coverage of the show.
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SAC Providing Fitness and Dance Classes for IUSB By KRYSTAL VIVIAN Staff Writer
Students who are looking to exercise and have fun all at a reasonable price can look no further than the IU South Bend Student Activities Center. With a full schedule of exercise and dance classes offered for only $5 a class or $15 for eight classes, there is plenty to choose from. All classes are free the first two weeks of the semester, but the four classes held on Friday will be free all semester for any participant. That means on Fridays, students who want to kickbox with Lorraina at 1111:35a.m., practice Hatha and Restorative Yoga with Kim from 12-12:50p.m., do a Total Body Toning workout with Anika from 1-2:00p.m., or do hip-hop dancing with Brienne from 4:15-5:15p.m., can do so for free all semester. “Typically most students do not have classes on Friday so this way hopefully they will come over in the afternoon and get their bodies moving,” said Amy Henkelman, Assistant Director of Athletics and Activities. “We want to promote healthy lifestyles.” Free Fridays aren’t the only deal the SAC is offering to get students to start exercising at a lower cost than joining an off-campus gym. “Different times throughout the year we will be offering two for one punch cards,” said Henkelman. “Punch cards cost $15 for eight classes so you will be able to get two cards for $15 which will be good for a total of 16 classes.” The very diverse class schedule allows students to pick and choose classes based on their interests and skills. For students who love to dance their way to fitness, there are also Zumba classes offered on Monday nights from 6:30-7:30p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00-2:00p.m., both taught by Sineyda. Polynesian and Tahitian dance will be held on Thursdays from 6:307:30p.m. and taught by Brienne. This semester, the cycling classes are renamed “psychling” classes. “[We wanted] to add the collegiate twist to the schedule, make it fun and hopefully catch someone’s eye and spark interest,” said Henkelman. The “psychling” classes are available Monday through Friday at various times of the day. There are also H.A.B.I.T. (Hips, Abs, Butt, and Inner Thigh) classes, step and toning classes, yoga classes, pilates classes, and an Ironman 101 class all taught throughout the week. For more information about the fitness class schedule for the SAC or using the workout equipment, visit the front desk inside the SAC or call (574) 520 – 4100.
Group Fitness & Dance Schedule for Fall 10 August 30 - December 18
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Psychling & Toning Anika
Rise & Shine Psychling Mark
Fat Burner Pam
Hatha & Restorative Yoga Lee
Titan Step & Tone Indiana
Rise & Shine Psychling Mark
Titan Step Restorative Maureen Yoga Kim
Psych Express Indiana Kickboxing Lorraina
Total Body Toning Pam
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Titan Step & Hatha & Restorative Tone Yoga Kim Pam Total Body Zumba Toning Sineyda Anika Hatha & Restorative Yoga Lee
Yoga Michelle Scenic Psychling & Toning Lee Zumba Sineyda
HIP HOP DANCE BRIENNE
Pilates Abs Lorraina HIP HOP DANCE BRIENNE
Scenic Ironman Psychling & 101 Toning Indiana Lee POLYNISIAN & TAHITIAN DANCE BRIENNE
*Classes may be cut due to low enrollment after the first three weeks of classes *We ask for your safety and the respect of others that you attend classes on time. If you cannot be there on time we ask that you not take class that day. *All participants must present a pass to the instructors when entering the group fitness room. Passes can be purchased at the front desk of the SAC. An individual class cost $5 or $15 punch pass good for 8 classes. Indoor cycling classes that are limited to the first 11 participants Dance lessons that you can drop into at anytime throughout the semester.
ALL CLASSES ARE FREE THE FIRST 2 WEEKS OF SCHOOL FREE FRIDAYS - all Friday classes are free but you still must check in and get a pass at the front desk to give to the instructor. Questions email Amy Henkelman at firstname.lastname@example.org or for class descriptions go to www.iusbtitans.com
Get a Room By REBECCA GIBSON Staff writer
lingering hug, sitting with your arms around each other, these things are completely acceptable, and show not only affection but also proprietary interest which can clear up any confusion on the part of other potential suitors. Yet recently, more demonstrative forms of affection have been glimpsed, forms which the person glimpsing rapidly tried to excise from their mind. As I am sure that most people wish to have others speculate happily on their luckiness in finding someone who is good to them, rather than having them place bets on when they will need to surface from their kiss for air, here are some things to keep in mind: Just because you are away from parental authority does not mean that the rules of appropriateness have been suspended. If you would not do something in front of your parents, do not do it in front of your fellow students. Kissing is fine; appearing to perform a tonsillectomy on your partner is not. Body parts which are kept covered in polite company are not to be openly groped, even if your clothing stays on. Seeing that someone is passionate can be exhilarating, seeing two people’s passion can be revolting. Finally, although your hormones may be telling you otherwise, you will probably live until the evening when classes are over. Save the sexual exploration for then.
Almost every person has a somewhat prurient interest in the sex lives of men and women, and there is no need to go any further than the TV Guide to see this. However, there is quite a large difference between seeing sex on the TV screen and practically walking into it when one turns a corner on campus. Perhaps the reason is the unseasonably hot temperatures in northern Indiana these days, but whatever the reason, there seems to be a spreading rash of public displays of affection on the IU South Bend campus. Really, it is understandable. When it is warmer, people tend to feel the pull of each other more, which is probably how the tropical and subtropical countries got their reputations for providing wonderful and exotic lovers. And as so much of South Bend’s weather is bleak and unappealing, the temptation to take advantage of every warm and pleasant second for making out under the sun and trees can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, those around IUSB’s student lovers may not be as interested in the lovers’ exploits as they are to see the most recent scandalous episode of Desperate Housewives. Some may only find their prurient interest turning to awkwardness, while others may be embarrassed, distressed, disgusted or offended. And because of this, it is perhaps best to err on the side of propriety when at school. Understand, I am not recommending eschewing all affection. A quick kiss, a
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Would you wear your recycling to class? You might, if you knew how. Repurposing items that might be trash, dates back to summer camp days of turning cans into a pencil holder. Same idea but different materials. While eco-conscious activist shoppers may seek out only organic, local, and fair trade clothing, the rest of us follow our wallets. I admit if I could afford it, I would be clad in organic fibers knitted together with love by a fairly compensated stay at home parent. Instead, I know I am not alone in relying on sales and thrift store finds to piece together something somewhat stylish and functional. The good news is that being eco-conscious and thrifty are not opposites. In fact, they may just be joining hands as part of a retail revolution. There are several reasons why recycling, or “repurposing,” clothes is a good idea for the planet and the wallet: It keeps trash out of landfills and cash in the pocket Reusing requires much less energy and natural resources than buying new items Repurposed clothes walk lighter on the Earth, literally. Many clothes come from Asia, small islands in the Pacific Ocean, or India. Getting onto your body took some travel, fuel, and energy. Even Rachel Ray has featured the concept of reinventing clothes. When a fan laments about her full, but out-of-date, wardrobe, one solution offered is to get scissors, buttons, and thread. Voila! A new look with no new clothes! Small changes can make a big difference in fashion - and in terms of the environment.
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By KRYSTAL VIVIAN Staff Writer From freshmen to seniors, most students become crunched for time in college. Between classes,
homework, work, and a social life, some things like eating good meals three times a day get forgotten. Instead, students reach for ramen noodles and take out menus because many assume they are easier than whipping up an elaborate meal. But cooking doesn’t have to be elaborate, and often creating a quick meal in between classes can take as little as 10 minutes For breakfast, instead of just forgetting about it, make a sunrise egg burrito at home. You’ll need two large eggs, a tortilla, 1 tbsp. of salsa, 1 tbsp. of shredded cheese, and 2 tbsp. refried beans (optional). First, scramble the eggs in a skillet. Next, put the tortilla on a plate and place it in the microwave for 30 seconds to warm it up. Next, spread the beans and the salsa on the tortilla. Place the eggs on top and sprinkle the cheese over it. Wrap the tortilla up and you’ll have breakfast prepared in about seven minutes, and it’s portable. Instead of heading to the drive-thru for lunch, head back to the kitchen and make mini-pizzas. All you’ll need are an English muffin, 1/4 cup of spaghetti or pizza sauce, 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, and whatever toppings you like! Cut the muffins in half and toast them, then set them on a plate. Next, add the sauce, the cheese, and the toppings. Place the plate in the microwave for 30 seconds or until the cheese is melted and lunch is ready! For dinner, making a casserole can take under 20 minutes and no special ingredients are necessary. You’ll need a box of macaroni and cheese, two chicken breasts, a cup of chopped broccoli, and a splash of milk. Begin boiling water and cooking the macaroni noodles. While waiting for the noodles to cook, chop up the chicken breasts into 1/2-inch pieces and begin sautéing them in a pan with a little salt and pepper. Once the chicken is done, put the broccoli in a bowl with about a tablespoon of water and cook it in the microwave to steam it and make it soft. Drain the macaroni noodles and put them back in their original pan. Add the chicken and broccoli, and then add the cheese mix and a splash of milk. Dinner is served! Recipes like these are very easy and anyone of any cooking skill level can make them while saving time and money, allowing students to quickly return to class, finish a research paper, or have a fun night out with friends.
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