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Nepal Bangladesh

Haiti Liberia

Guatemala Nicaragua

India Uganda

Vietnam

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Kenya Indonesia

Ecuador

Peru

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Campus sells awareness from worlds apart The cost of the merchandise ranging from $1.50 to almost $60. In addition, 95 percent of the total proceeds went to the artisans and 5 percent helped with the cost of the International Programs and The IUS community traveled abroad and experi- study abroad scholarships. enced international lifestyles by visiting the Hoosier Kathryn Pask, psychology senior, volunteered for the event and has studied abroad in Uganda. Room during the annual Wares of the World event. She said she appreciated Hosted by the International Proseeing the different types gram, the event took place on Oct. of products from across the 10 and 11 and featured an array world. of fair trade items from across the “I feel that this is a wonworld, including jewelry from Peru, derful opportunity to share purses from Guatemala and scarves some cultural experiences that from Nepal. you might not have had living in The items were provided by Ten Southern Indiana,” Pask said. Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer Many students arrived at Wares that creates a market for artisan prodof the World due to a First-Year ucts to be sold. Seminar requirement to attend a so Valerie Scott, senior lecturer in psycial and cultural event. chology and co-director of the Interna While this was the case for Amtional Programs, said the importance of fair trade is acknowledging the ability of A candy-wrapper basket ber Medlock, undecided freshman, she said the event caught her attention people to produce items for survival. from Bangladesh after seeing someone walking around “First of all, it raises awareness that with a basket from Bangladesh, which even people in developing countries can be creative, artistic and understand beauty,” she was made out of candy wrappers. said. “Another, more economical, lesson is that actu- “I was just really impressed with that, so I thought ally those people take into their hands the ability to provide for themselves.” See WARES OF THE WORLD, page 2 By CLAIRE MUNN Senior Editor clamunn@umail.iu.edu

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Drew Echelberger, psychology senior, plays with a red palm leaf streamer from India while Megan Jones, psychology senior, looks at cards made from Bangladesh during the Wares of the World event on Oct. 11.

IUS groups get out vote by hosting registration By SAM WEBER Staff samweber@ius.edu

Politically-affiliated campus groups hosted a voter registration drive to give students a chance to participate in the 2012 local and national elections. The event took place in the Hoosier Room on Oct. 1 and 8. The College Democrats sponsored the registration drive along with the ONE organization. College Republicans and the IUS Civil Liberties Union also had tables at the event. “It doesn’t matter if you’re blue or red or in the middle, just register,” Victoria Bennett, political

science and international studies senior and president of the College Democrats. Stephon Moore, political science sophomore and president of the IUS CLU, worked the voter registration table with Micaela Dale, marketing and communications junior, and member of the ONE organization. “It’s something the CLU really encourages,” Moore said. “We want everybody to be active in their community, to vote and to be informed members of their community.” However, Moore said very few students came to the voter registration. “You can look at it as a good

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thing,” Moore said. Moore said he thinks there are many political issues in this election that will affect young people but also said he is concerned about their motivation to vote. “Young people aren’t as [politically] active,” Moore said. “They’re kind of apathetic, so they don’t really see things that will affect them.” Bradley Cooper, advertising junior and member of the College Democrats, said he also understands the general apathy among young people concerning politics. “It’s really easy to get complacent and disgusted with the

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Indiana Voter Registration • At least 18 years old • Resident of Indiana • Live in district at least 30 days before election • Valid driver’s license or state-issued ID required Source: Project Vote Smart

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