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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

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After decade struggle, Japanese Club plants cherry blossom trees By MACKENZIE JARVIS Staff Writer

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A family of cherry blossom trees now lives behind IU South Bend’s Franklin D. Schurz Library, thanks to the IUSB Japanese Club. After years of planning and trying to obtain approval, the Japanese Club finally began planting on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 10:30 a.m. “The planning has been in for over ten years,” said Corey Beron, president of the club. The Japanese Club gained motivation after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, which resulted in thousands of deaths and billions of dollars in damages for Japan. “We decided we should plant the trees as sort of a memorial to them. It means a lot to the Japanese students on campus and especially to our teacher,” said Beron. The national tree of Japan is the cherry blossom tree, or sakura tree in Japanese. According to Beron, it is often used as a commemoration and signifies a healing process after a disaster. The advisor to the Japanese Club and senior lecturer of Japanese is Yoshiko Green. Students call her Sensei, meaning “master”

After years of planning and fundraising, the Japanese Club plants cherry blossom trees near the Schurz library. Preface Photo/ MACKENZIE JARVIS or “teacher.” Green looks to the planting of the Sakura trees as the beginning of a healing process after the tsunami. “This is going to be a healing process, so I’m so happy to be able to do this. It took a long time,” she said. Green has been the advisor for the Japanese Club and an active part of the tree planting idea since it took hold of the club ten years ago. Ac-

cording to Beron, the club planted the trees as much for Green as they did for the victims of the tsunami and Japanese students on campus. “She cares about her students a lot and she’s just an all-around great person,” said Beron. The club held fundraisers to earn enough money to buy the cherry blossom trees. “We made all the money from selling chickens and selling origami. All my students worked very hard for this,” said Green. According to Beron, the trees

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were provided by Dussel Farm for a manageable price. The club planted five trees with hopes of planting more in the future. Beron said he anticipates trying to get another grass area near the library approved for planting, neighboring the area they’ve already planted on. The areas next to student housing are also seen as potential planting grounds. The cherry blossoms are expected to bloom during the first week of April. According to Green, they blossom during a very short period of time. She is looking forward to

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2 The Preface The Preface is the official student newspaper of Indiana University South Bend, published every Wednesday during the fall and spring semesters. The Preface receives funding from the Student Government Association and through advertising revenue. The Preface is a student written, edited and designed publication. Editor-in-Chief Sarah Duis Managing Editor Joseph Graf Multimedia Editor Malory Pecina Design Editor Cecelia Roeder Advertising Manager Stephen Kowalski Staff Writers Elisha Hostetler Mackenzie Jarvis Joe Kuharic Taylor Lincoln Alyssa Mathieu Danielle Miller Jessica Leigh Schliska Mandi Steffey Sarah Ward Columnists Mandi Steffey Photographers Robert Ressler Staff Advisor Ken Klimek Direct all correspondence to: editorpreface@gmail.com Phone number: 574-520-4553 Email is the preferred method of contact. View and comment on articles, photo, video, and additional content at our official website: www.iusbpreface.com Visit us on social media @ Facebook: facebook.com/IUSBPreface Twitter: twitter.com/iusbpreface The Preface 1700 Mishawaka Ave PO Box 7111 South Bend, IN 46634 Student Activities Center Room 220

Disney offers opportunity-filled internships By MALORY PECINA Multimedia Editor

The magical world of Disney offers paid internships to students and creates a life-enriching experience for those who partake in working for one of the largest entertainment industries in the world. Internships last one school semester, but students can choose to stay longer if they would like to. The Program is run through both the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. and Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. The program offers housing complexes, which provide students with more opportunities to meet and live with other students from all over the country, and some from other parts of the world. Participants get real life work experience in Disney parks and resorts and have the option to be enrolled in the Disney University where they can continue their academic studies while being away from their home university. The program offers over 20 positions for students to be part of, all of which add to making the magic come to life for Disney Park guests. Applicants can express desire for a certain role during the application process. Specific roles lie within different categories, including operations, lodging, food and beverage, retail/sales and recreation and entertainment. The Disney Team works together to make the internship program a life-changing experience for its participants, giving them new and fun opportunities to immerse themselves in throughout the duration of their stay. There are a few requirements that are required in order to apply for the program: 1. Be enrolled as a full-time or part-time student and in classes. 2. Meet any school requirements for participation 3. Be at least 18 years old by the time the program begins 4. Possess unrestricted work authorization Kristian Lentine, a current IU

Kristian Lentine (back left) with fellow Disney interns and cast members in Orlando, Fla. Photo courtesy of Kristian Lentine South Bend student, applied and was accepted into the Disney College Program in 2011. Lentine spent January through August at what is deemed to be the “happiest place on earth” where he met a lot of new people, worked hard and loved every bit of his life there. Lentine worked in both Food and Beverage and got to experience working for Entertainment in character performance. Lentine

met several good friends and got to bring fantasy to reality for park guests of all ages. “One thing I learned is sometimes the littlest things you do for a stranger can be a once in a lifetime experience for them and you,” Lentine said. College program participants get into all of the Disney Parks for free. Lentine said even on his days off he and his friends would visit the parks

any chance they got. Even though they are college students, they are still kids at heart who love spending time in such a magical place. “My program, all in all, was a fantastic experience and also eye-opening for the real world,” Lentine said. “Granted, sometimes work was tough, but the fact that everyday you got to create magical moments for guest made the entire program completely enjoyable and worth it.” To read about student’s experiences and stories, explore work roles available or to apply, visit www.disneycollegeprogram.com. Interested students can also contact Sidney Shafer, IUSB’s Disney College Program Campus Representative via email at sashafer@iusb.edu or via Facebook. g


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Wednesday, October 31

Titan Talk

This week, we asked...

“Are you prepared to enroll for spring classes?”

By JOE KUHARIC

Sid Shafer, Senior in Speech Communication:

“I’ve got everything planned out for the rest of my year.”

Karissa McCoy, Freshman in Graphic Design:

“I have [my classes] mostly planned out.”

Morgan Donat, Senior in Criminal Justice:

“I have about three or four in my [online] shopping cart but I’m waiting on my advisor.”

Sudoku Corner

Connor McBride, Freshman in Electrical Engineering Technology:

“I planned them with my advisor when I scheduled last time.”

Chris Hardy, Freshman in Premusic:

“I’m mostly ready. I’ve got a meeting with my advisor planned.”

IUSB Adventures

Solution on back

Illustrated by Traci Bremer


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Meatless Mondays: “One day a week, cut out meat” By KELSIE FERGUSON Staff Writer Everyone wants to be healthier, but the effort involved in losing weight, or preventing diseases can seem overwhelming. Decreasing one’s carbon footprint can seem like a huge task as well— what’s the difference one person makes anyway, right? Wrong. IUSB student Sarah Ward discovered a movement that allows for people to do all of this in a simple way, with little to no added effort. Her group of sustainability-concerned students and the Meatless Monday’s campaign challenge everyone at IU South Bend to give up meat once a week. While this seems too simple and easy to be influential, the results of doing so, as well as the awareness it brings to one’s health, is much more immense than expected. Student Hailey Hennessy is part of the team promoting Meatless Mondays at IUSB. “How aware someone is of these issues really depends on how involved they are with what they eat. Not everyone is concerned, for example my family isn’t, but I am. People who invest more time in their food might be aware of the benefits of going meatless, but most wouldn’t. That’s why we’re bringing it to campus: we want everyone to know about it, to be aware.” The Meatless Monday’s official website outlines some simple benefits—both environmental and health-related— that come from going meatless once a week. Health benefits include limiting the risk of cancer, reducing heart disease, fighting diabetes, curbing obesity, longer life spans and an improved diet. The website states that recent data from a Harvard University study found that replacing saturated fat-rich foods like meat and fullfat dairy with foods that are rich in polyunsaturated fat like vegetable oils, nuts and seeds reduces the risk of heart disease by 19 percent. The environment is also positively impacted by this campaign. Eating less meat can reduce the carbon footprint we have. The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization states that the meat industry is responsible for nearly one-fifth of all man-made greenhouse gas emissions. These emissions result in serious climate problems around the world. If everyone

Going without meat for once day a week is a healthy option that doesn’t have to be bland and tasteless. Photo Courtesy of www.meatlessmonday.org would simply cut out meat once a week these emissions would significantly decrease. This is one step to being closer to a sustainable future. Decreased water usage is also an environmental benefit. Not many people realize how much water is

time finding one? The Meatless Monday crew has made lunch a little easier for interested participants. On Monday, Nov. 19, the University Grill will be offering a Meatless Monday meal which uses no meat, and is still tasty to eat. Several tables will be also set up with information on sustainability and the campaign. “I remember one time at an event here they said there was going to be vegetarian options too. Once I got to the table the only variety they had was plain celery, no hummus, and some slices of cheese pizza,” said Hennessy. “It seems like people don’t realize, even if you’re vegan or vegetarian it doesn’t mean you don’t have taste buds anymore. We wanted this event to show that meatless food

“It seems like people don’t realize, even if you’re vegan or vegetarian it doesn’t mean you don’t have taste buds anymore.” - Hailey Hennessy consumed by livestock. The website estimates 1,800 to 2,500 gallons of water go into producing a SINGLE pound of beef. Wow! So what do you have to do? It’s simple. On Monday, eat anywhere you’d like, and simply order or prepare meatless options. Have a hard

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can be both healthy and yummy.” The Meatless Monday website has the same feelings about meatless options needing to be flavorful. Once a week they post delicious recipes for creating your own meatless dishes at home. For example, this week features recipes for sweet potato soup with basil, squash sunchoke mac and cheese, arugula fig almond salad and pumpkin persim-

mon muffins. For more information about the event on campus, join the Facebook event at www.facebook.com/#!/ events/427958837267654. For more on the campaign, recipes, and information on who else is going meatless visit the official campaign website at www.meatlessmonday.com. g

Economic Panel Scheduled for Nov. 9 IU South Bend Press Release by Kathy Borlik Indiana University economists will be at IU South Bend on Friday, Nov. 9 for the annual look at the world, national and regional economies. The panel will discuss how the changing economic environment will affect business and public policy decisions. The event will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and the program begins at 8 a.m., in Wiekamp Hall, which is near the intersection of Mishawaka Avenue and 20th Street. The panel discussion will be in Room 1001, Wiekamp Hall. Panel members include: Ellie Mafi-Kreft, clinical assistant pro-

fessor of business economics and public policy, Kelley School of Business; Timothy Slaper, director of economic analysis, Kelley School of Business; Charles Trzcinka, professor of finance, Kelley School of Business; and Douglas Agbetsiafa, professor and chair of economics, Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics IU South Bend. Robert Ducoffe, dean and professor of marketing, is serving as moderator for the discussions and the question and answer session that will follow the presentations. The panel is sponsored by Teachers Credit Union and the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics. Seating is limited. RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 6, to kamforsy@ iusb.edu. g


Wednesday, October 31 Michiana Monologues deadline soon for 2013 production By MANDI STEFFEY Staff Writer The submission deadline for The Michiana Monologues, a production recounting the personal experiences of local women, is Thursday, Nov. 1. Michiana Monologues is an IU South Bend-based club that is open to the Michiana community and is advised by April Lidinsky, a women’s studies professor at IUSB. The club’s yearly production, The Michiana Monologues, is accepting submissions for monologues, but not for long. The monologues can be about a variety of topics, including spirituality, body image, abuse or anything involving the experience of being a woman. Each monologue is performed by someone other than the writer to preserve anonymity. Anyone who wishes to submit a monologue for the 2013 production should visit www.michianamonologues.org/informationsheet for full details of the submission process. g

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IUSB students show off their digital art By SARAH E. WARD Staff Writer A small crowd of about a dozen IU South Bend students and faculty came together to share their interactive digital art at the Arts Codec open screening held in Wiekamp Hall on Friday 26, 2012. This is the second year the screening was held and is an opportunity for students and faculty to have their school projects and independent work viewed by their peers. “We focus on students, but faculty are welcome to screen their work at these events as well. Everyone who is part of IUSB’s

community is welcome,” said Arts Codec President Mark Sniadecki. New Media is a fast-growing field, and campus screenings are a way for students and faculty to show their art work on a much larger screen and in front of an audience. Sniadecki hopes as the New Media program continues to grow at IUSB, more people will begin to show their art at future screenings. “There are many phases in the creation of art. Bringing your creations before a wider audience and being able to see how it registers with them is one of the most educational parts of the process,” said Sniadecki. The IUSB students who presented were from the department of Integrated New Media Studies, and the screening lasted about an hour. Another Arts Codec screening will be held on November 30, 2012. “My biggest advice to those considering showing their work at an open screening is to just do it!” said Sniadecki. For more information visit www.artscodec. blogspot.com or contact Mark Sniadecki at msniadec@umail.iu.edu. g

College GPA: does it matter? By ELISHA HOSTETLER Staff Writer Students today may wonder what the benefits are to having higher grades. Will working for a higher grade point average (GPA) have any impact on finding quality jobs or getting into a better graduate school?   Some students on the IU South Bend campus feel that grade point average does not have a crucial “make or break you” factor that could influence future job employers, or admissions counselors at graduate schools that some students may wish to attend after graduation, like IUSB sophomore Josh Greyburn. Kimberly Moore, an internship and employment counselor on campus, believes that GPA does

matter. Certain companies do require at least a 3.0 GPA to even be considered for an internship or working position. According to Moore, it is and will be important to plan ahead and think 20 to 30 years down the road and, while you are able, at least begin to consider furthering your academic career in order to be as competitive in the job market as possible. Sala Hunt, a current IUSB junior and former Oaklawn Hospital supervisor, did all of her past company’s hiring. Hunt always looked primarily for education level, job specific skills and the applicant’s level of experience. “I never questioned a new hire about what their GPA was in school,” said Hunt. But she does agree that certain job avenues, such

as becoming a lawyer or doctor, would require a higher GPA because of the intensity and attention to accuracy the jobs require.    Overall, Greyburn, Moore and Hunt all believe that positions such as sales, K-12 teaching, nursing and labor will not turn away applicants with a less-than-stellar GPA in favor of  an individual with a perfect 4.0.  If a student wishes to exceed these general limitations and focus their attention on getting a higher-powered job with $100,000+ salaries, GPA alone will not get you there. Moore went on to explain that simply having a perfect 4.0 will only get you so far. You will also need experience such as three or more internships as well as having a social attitude. Ultimately, finding a job after

graduation depends on many factors. Who you know and what you do during college can have a significant effect on your chances of being hired or getting into graduate school, and the avenue of work you wish to pursue may come with

its own expectations. But regardless of where your post-undergraduate life takes you, having a solid GPA certainly won’t hurt. g


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Men’s basketball team ready to be recognized Coach Tapp aims to make his third season at IUSB his best yet By JOSEPH GRAF Managing Editor The end of October means many things for the world of sports. The World Series is in full swing, football season is halfway through, and if there had not been a lockout, then the NHL would have just begun. But perhaps one of the biggest storylines in sports, especially in Indiana, is the return of basketball season. The IU South Bend Titans men’s basketball team has started their 2012-2013 season with their first home game on November 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Activities Center. A team that has been undergoing what some players consider “building years,” the Titans have shown improvement under the past two seasons under Head Coach

Chad Tapp, and are ready to make the push to be in the top of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC). Regardless of the fact that teams are ultimately judged by wins and losses, Coach Tapp says the team’s goals this year are a little deeper than that. “For us, we haven’t put a number on wins. Since the CCAC has moved to Division II, there’s a tier of top teams and we really want to get into that tier of top teams. I think there’s some things we have to do to take care of that first,” said Tapp. “One of our goals is to be in the top 25. We want to be ranked towards the top in the majority of defensive categories, rebounding, and offensively in turnover margin. I think if we do those things, we can get into the top three of the CCAC, and we’ll have a good chance to make it into the national tournament,” he said. As a third year head coach at IUSB, Tapp has been around long enough to recognize tendencies, players and game plans from other teams in their conference. Along with this analysis of the other members of the CCAC, he has also

Next Week: Women’s Basketball Preview

Last year, the men’s team went 16-15, and are looking to get even better this season. The Preface Photo Archive picked up on which teams seem to match up well against the Titans, and the attitudes that go along with these matchups. As many other Titan players and fans have noticed, the Titans have developed some serious in-conference rivalries. “Everybody sees the Bethel and the Holy Cross games as big rivalries, but for us it seems like we’re developing ones with Saint Francis, Saint Xavier and Olivet Nazarene,” said Tapp. “The matchups with these teams have been highly contested and intense, and over the last few years we end up splitting the series. And with Saint Francis, it seems like since day one every game has been nip and tuck.” One of the keys to developing a good basketball team, especially

at the collegiate level, is developing good players. With an ever-changing roster due to incoming players, graduating players, and other academic responsibilities, having a core group of guys that stick with the team and help it grow is vital to establishing leadership and team culture. With Kyle Heatherly, Steven Heatherly and Alanzo Bass, Coach Tapp has just the core he needs. “I think the biggest thing for us is the guys who have been here for a while, Kyle and Steven Heatherly and Alanzo Bass. Those guys have done a phenomenal job leading the way,” said Tapp. “It took them three years to get there, but now the attitude is ‘This is who we are, this is who we’re not.’ They know

the difference of when guys aren’t working at the level that we want to work at. It’s not ‘This is what coach wants’ anymore, it’s ‘This is what we’re about.’ There’s been a little bit of a culture established, and those three guys are the main reason for that.” Hoping to continue progress as a team and improve on last year’s 16-15 record (5-5 in the CCAC), the Titan men’s basketball team aims to establish themselves as a dominant force on the court this season. All home games are free for students to attend with a valid student ID. For more information on the Titan athletic programs visit www. iusbtitans.com. g

IUSB Women’s Volleyball Update October 24th: Away Game

Titan Loss: 16-25, 25-17, 25-19 and 25-17

Stats: Krystle Troyer: 18 kills Melissa Macellari 17 assists

October 26th and 27th:Home Games

Titans Vs. Robert Morris: Titan Loss

Titans Vs. Olivet Nazarene

CCAC Crossover Tournament

Titans Vs. Titans Vs. Trinity Inter- Roosevelt: national : Titan Win Titan Loss

Titans Vs. St. Xavier: Titan Loss

Current Record: 11-15

Courtesy of iusbtitans.com


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Guest Column: Titans of Virtue Industry: Lose not time; be always employed in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions By RODNEY CHLEBEK Guest Columnist I think many can value the virtue of being industrious. However, the degree of significance is likely to vary according to one’s culture. I’ll leave it up to you to determine the degree that you think ought to apply to yourself. There is a catch though: if you’re really set on being industrious, you need to be honest. As I look around my den, the walls are screaming “paint me,” but before that, I need to nail the trim upstairs. I still have scrap lying in the garage that I need to throw away. And then, there’s homework to finish and papers to write. There just doesn’t seem to be enough time. If I take Ben Franklin’s definition of industry literally, I’ll become a like drone. It just doesn’t seem fair to cut off all unnecessary actions. Until recently, it didn’t appear that I had a bunch of “unnecessary” things that I could cut out. I had spent the last two weeks reflecting on what I had done for each day, but unfortunately I rationalized why it seemed that almost nothing got done. I decided to devise a way to keep myself accountable. Grabbing my smartphone, I set “industry” alarms, on the hour, every hour. The idea was that the alarm would go off, and for every time that I was industrious, I would draw a smiley face on my notepad. Let me tell you, when you’re on Facebook, on your smartphone, and the little industry alarm goes off, it certainly brings the truth home. At the end

of the day, it was time to be honest. Being honest with other people is easy for me, but when it comes to myself it can be challenging. For each time that the alarm went off, I found that I was industrious... once. So, yeah, I had to cut some things out, but I didn’t look at it as a penalty. I wanted to challenge the world to see what it had to offer. If it was true that industry was such a good thing, I ought to see some sort of return on my investment. Instead of mulling over what could be cut out, I decided to take a different approach. I decided to just do. After walking by the thermostat for the umpteenth time, I opened the garage door, grabbed my sockets and ratchet, and stuck the son-of-a-gun in. No longer would I let it lie there next to the toolbox, accusing me of something else on my do list that was incomplete. My inner critic fell silent. The feeling was exhilarating. There I was with grimy hands, a grin and a bad thermostat that I joyfully chucked into the trash. It seemed

that the value of being industrious would not only be that I’d get some things done, but I’d have the feeling of accomplishment. And when I’m trying to relax, I wouldn’t have all those responsibilities and incomplete projects rolling around in my head and causing me anxiety when I’m trying to have fun or relax. So if I understood this correctly, there seemed to be more than a fair trade. I would be more diligent about getting things done and in turn, it would increase my sense of well-being. So now that I’ve built a little momentum, the smiley faces on my notepad have finally increased to two or three a day. I’m getting things done. And you know what? When evening rolls around, I’m doing exactly what I want to do and I’m happier while doing it. I laugh because this sort of thing seems like such a ridiculously simple concept that it should just be intuitive. However, without challenging my assumptions, there was no way for me to be sure that the virtue was present. If you value the virtue of industry, you have to give this a try. I’m not saying it will be easy; if it were easy, everyone would be doing it. What I am saying is that if you are diligent and honest to yourself about your successes and your failures, you’re very likely to be satisfied with the return. Matter of fact, I triple-dog dare you. Hey, stop by our Facebook and let us know how you’re doing! Visit www.facebook.com/TitansofVirtue. g

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A plea from me: PLEASE VOTE! Mandi Steffey By MANDI STEFFEY Columnist With Election Day just around the corner, many of you are making plans to cast your ballots on the 6th if you haven’t already voted early. Many people are sick of politics by this time of year, but thankfully, that will all come to an end soon. The time to make your choice is finally here. My column is usually focused on culture and entertainment, and while this is political, the voting process is a huge part of our culture. Unfortunately, this year, I’ve noticed that quite a few people are saying that they aren’t voting this year because they simply “don’t care.” It’s hard for me to understand what would make someone not care about how critical decisions are made in our country. On the other hand, there are plenty of people heavily involved with the election process this year. I’m one of those people. I’ve registered to vote, watched the debates, and done my research. This is actually my first year voting in the presidential election, so I’m stoked. It’s refreshing to see people taking

action and being interested in the things that shape our country. Many celebrities have come forth this year, too, with their political pride. Celebrities have donated their famous status and quite a bit of money to both Mitt Romney’s and Barack Obama’s campaigns this year. According to www. ranker.com, Obama’s top supporters are comedian Bill Maher, CEO of Dreamworks Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor Morgan Freeman, who recently lent his voice to a new Obama campaign ad. Big names like Donald Trump, Scott Baio, and Donny Osmond have gone public with their Romney support as well. It’s unwise to base your decision on which of your favorite stars are donating the most money, but I’m sure they’re hoping to influence a few undecided voters. If you’re still undecided, your time is running out! Get educated and find out more about not only Obama and Romney, but the rest of the lesser-known political candidates—remember, there are not only two political parties! Exercise your right to have a say in this democracy and vote this Tuesday. g

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The voting booth is the most effective place to express your political opinions! Photo Courtesy of www.npr.org


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Proposed urban chicken ordinance creates a squawk BY JOE KUHARIC Staff Writer A recent proposal to allow residential citizens of South Bend to keep six chickens, no roosters, at a single family home was endorsed by an 8 to 1 vote in front of the St. Joseph County Area Plan Commission. The plan would allow people to keep chickens for personal use in residential areas assuming they meet certain standards. However, students on campus have shared concerns about the proposal. “I would think that it would be disturbing to neighbors. It probably wouldn’t be sanitary either,” said Umron Alkotov, a sophomore majoring in premed biology. Still, these concerns aren’t paramount for all students. Some see it as an opportunity. “Yeah, I’d have a chicken. That’d be awesome!” said Kelsey Landsberg, a junior majoring in elementary education. The plan requires that the proposed lot meet certain size standards. WNDU reports that the chicken coops must be 15 feet from the property line and at least 20 feet away from the closest residential home. This would prevent citizens in some of the more tightly packed neighborhoods in the city from keeping chickens. “In a rural area, yeah, but in a residential area, it’s probably out of the question,” Alkotov said. The current lot size requirement to keep chickens is five acres, which prevents many South Bend citizens from housing their own chickens. Ultimately, the South Bend Common Council will have the final word on the viability of urban chickens in the city. The council will vote on the ordinance in November. g

This chicken is just as shocked as you that it may be coming soon to a neighborhood near you! Preface Photo/JOE KUHARIC

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Preface Art/CECELIA ROEDER

‘Tis now the very witching time of night/When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out/ Contagion to this world. ~From William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet”

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