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Bangin’ on my Belly -Ben Shulman

Scientist expected to have completely mapped the human genome by the end of 2000.

Around 300 students took back the night as they marched through campus chanting.

Pittsburgh reverend stood up for her belief that all marriage should be personal.

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Men’s basketball team honored in parade By Sean Bracken News Editor S.M.Bracken@iup.edu

The streets filled with cheers as three local sports teams were honored at a borough parade for their achievements they accomplished this year. The parade was held Tuesday by the borough in order to celebrate those achievements made. Those honored included IUP’s men’s basketball and Indiana High School’s girls’ basketball and swimming teams. The parade began at the intersection of Fifth and Philadelphia streets and ended at the county courthouse, where several speakers congratulated the teams for their achievements. The main speakers congratulating the men’s basketball team included IUP President Tony Atwater and men’s basketball Head Coach Joe Lombardi, who achieved a 33-3 regular-season record and took his team all the way to the Division II Championship Game in Springfield, Mass. Atwater said there were between 3 and 3.5 million viewers that watched the championship game. “They now know who we are and what we are about,” Atwater said. “It was an exciting ride for all of us.” He also congratulated the high school girls’ basketball team and the swimming team. “[Our] teams made history and deserve our appreciation,” Atwater said. He also congratulated Joseph Rocco

(junior, biology) for his 3.95 grade point average in addition to playing on the basketball team. “[Rocco] demonstrates IUP’s success in producing scholarly athletes,” Atwater said. He said the men’s basketball team will travel to Harrisburg to be recognized by Gov. Ed Rendell, following the parade. Lombardi they competed against tough opponents, which gave them more confidence. “I am proud [of] how they represent IUP and the Indiana community,” Lombardi said. “Not only are we Indiana proud, but we are IUP proud,” he said. Opening remarks began with George Hood, Indiana borough’s mayor, who said there is a “tremendous amount of pride in the borough.” “They have represented our community and have made us all very proud,” Hood said. Also speaking was Rich Gallo, borough councilman, who expressed his gratitude to the local sports teams. “Being a native of Indiana, I am very proud,” he said. “I can see why you made it all the way to the top.” State Sen. Don White and State Rep. David Reed also said they were proud of all of the local athletes. Reed said that he betted there were a lot of communities that wanted to have one champion team, when Indiana had three. “There is not a community that is prouder [of our local sports],” White said.

Gender seminar to be held today By Rose Catlos Staff Writer R.V.Catlos@iup.edu

The first gender and sexuality symposium held at IUP will begin at 8 a.m. today at the HUB. Marlen Harrison, symposium cochair and an adjunct English faculty member, said the symposium has developed out of a need to recognize the continuing research and inquiries about gender and sexuality from both IUP’s academic community and the Indiana community. “It’s been my hope that showcasing the work that the academic community is already doing can help support our desire, our need, for an LGBT studies minor and a gender and sexuality resource center,” he said. The other co-chairs are Pamela June, of the English department,

and Andrea Harms, a doctoral candidate in literature and criticism. The events will include variety of distinguished speakers, including the award-winning Beverly Greene. Other events are workshops, panels, live performances, posters and chances to win more than $300 in prizes, he said. The speakers include James Dixon, manager of The Bon Ton in Indiana; Sue Gatti, retired IUP English professor; Atsushi Iida, IUP Japanese professor; the Rev. Joan Sabatino of Indiana’s First Unitarian Universalist Church; and Mark Wolfe, president of IUP’s Men’s Awareness Project. Greene’s keynote address is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. and is called “Intersectionalities and Dividing and Conquering between Socially Marginalized Groups: What the Same Sex Marriage Debate Hath Wrought.”

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Police blotter Alcohol violations

• Sean K. Davis, 19, West Chester; Eric J. Hardaway, 18, Clarks Summit; Nicholas Rossello, 19, Mechanicsburg; Austin J. Sexton, 20, York; and Cody J. White, 19, South Park, were all cited for underage drinking after borough police responded to a call at 296 S. Seventh St. at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday. Police observed White running from the house, and he advised them it was just a fraternity prank. Police spoke with all parties involved and issued the above citations. • Campus police reported that at 1:27 a.m. Sunday, Matthew C. Scott, 19, Westerville, Ohio, was observed stumbling on the sidewalk and nearly fell into the roadway. Scott was cited for underage drinking and public drunkenness and was released to a sober adult, police reported. • At 9:07 a.m. Saturday, borough police observed Eric N. Bush, 20, Spring Grove, lying unconscious on the ground in the area of 468 S. Seventh St. Bush was found to be underage and intoxicated, and he was cited for underage drinking and released to the custody of his brother, police reported.

Criminal mischief

• Borough police reported that sometime between 8 p.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday, someone poured an unknown white liquid into the gas tank of a 1994 white Jeep Cherokee in the parking lot at 252 Gompers Ave. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police at 724-349-2121. • Sometime before Monday at about 3 p.m., someone caused damage to an above-ground pool in the 1600 block of Philadelphia Street, borough police reported. Police reported it may have been caused by a pellet gun, causing the pool to leak. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police. • Borough police reported that sometime between Friday night and Saturday morning, someone damaged he driver’s side mirror of a Toyota Scion that was parked at 258 S. Seventh St. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police.

Student applications available for borough council representative By Sean Bracken News Editor S.M.Bracken@iup.edu

Applications are now available for students wishing to serve as part of the borough council. The proposal was created in November by the Indiana Community University Collaborative in order to improve relations between IUP and the borough. “The idea is to bridge the gap between Indiana residents and students living in the borough,” said Christopher Jaros (senior, regional planning). Jeff Raykes, ICUC’s technical assistant, said they worked closely with borough council to develop this position. “The goal first formed was to establish a student on borough council,” Raykes said. Jaros said that applications can be picked up at 301 Pratt Hall, the borough office building at 80 N. Eighth St. or by e-mailing Ashley Yungmeyer at icuc@downtownindiana.org. Students must be a junior or

Disorderly conduct

• At 12:49 a.m. Monday, borough police reported a fight between Jeffrey Smith, 43, Homer City, and Tammy Smith, 38, Indiana, in the 500 block of Philadelphia Street. It was discovered that Jeffrey Smith had pushed Tammy Smith onto the sidewalk, and a witness told police that Tammy Smith had struck Jeffrey Smith during the altercation. Jeffrey Smith was cited for harassment and disorderly conduct, and Tammy Smith was cited for disorderly conduct. • Campus police reported that at 4:08 p.m. Saturday, Darrell Bigrigg, 25, Coshocton, Ohio, and Andrew Mew, 19, Sauquoit, N.Y., were observed acting suspiciously in the R&P Band Lot shelter. Police seized several drug-related items and cited both Bigrigg and Mew for disorderly conduct.

Items burgled

Borough police reported that sometime between 8:30 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Monday, someone broke into 672 Washington St. and took several items. Anyone with information is asked to contact borough police. — compiled from police reports

Florida University settles suit, gets sex video pulled from Web By Susan Jacobson The Orlando Sentinel MCT

It’s been said that any publicity is good publicity. But Florida A&M University was not amused when the name of its teams — the Rattlers — the FAMU logo and the school colors appeared in a video featuring what appeared to be eight students having an orgy. On Wednesday, the Tallahassee university settled a lawsuit it filed last month in U.S. District Court against the operator of a sexually explicit Web site that posted the video. In the settlement, the company acknowledges that people in the video were not students and they were not

filmed on campus. FAMU had described the video in its suit as “a transparent attempt to trade on the good name and identity of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and its [trade] marks by wrongly insinuating that its students routinely engage in the debasing and degrading behavior depicted therein.” RK Netmedia, based in Miami Beach, has agreed to pay $105,000 to fund Life-Gets-Better scholarships for two FAMU undergraduates and foot the $15,000 bill for attorneys’ fees, FAMU announced. RK Netmedia operates a Web site that promises “the hottest real college girls having wild sex parties in their dorm rooms.”

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“[This student] will be the eyes, ears and voice of the student body on borough council. This will let the students be heard in a positive way.” — Jeff Raykes, ICUC technical assistant senior living off campus to represent the student body in borough council. “[We wanted to include] some eligibility factor including class level,” Jaros said. He said applications are due by 4 p.m. April 16 at those three locations and said students must turn in a hard copy of the application. “There are five questions that will hopefully highlight why they want the job,” Raykes said. Jaros said the term will last between Sept. 1 and Aug. 31, and applications will be open each year. He said juniors that make it to borough council will have the chance to apply again, but added that they will pick another student if he or she is more qualified. The application process will begin after the deadline by reviewing

all applications. “The dates seem so rushed because our goal is to introduce this student at the May 4 meeting,” he said. Jaros said the student will participate in discussions and receive material the council has. The student cannot vote on any resolution, but he can bring the issue back to the students and give it life. “[This student] will be the eyes, ears and voice of the student body on borough council,” Raykes said. “This will let the students be heard in a positive way.” He said the proposal was created because there was an “intense disconnect” between the community and students. “We are interested in getting people together,” Raykes said.

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Panel provides insight into Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law By Emily Mross Copy Editor E.L.Mross@iup.edu

Four panelists gave insight on the first year of the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law during a symposium in the HUB Ohio room at 7 p.m. March 31. The IUP chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the IUP journalism department, and the Elizabeth Ray Sweeney Trust sponsored The New Pennsylvania Right to Know Law: Power to the People. The panel featured Barry Fox, deputy director of the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records; Mark Scolforo, an Associated Press reporter; Melissa Melewsky, media law counsel for the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation; and Eric Ebeling, executive editor of The Indiana Gazette. David O. Loomis, IUP journalism professor and SPJ adviser, served as moderator. The event came after Sunshine Week, which celebrated the oneyear anniversary of the Right to

“The law is a huge step forward for openness and accountability in government.” — David Loomis, IUP journalism professor Know Law, which is a type of Sunshine law, meant to give open access to public documents. “The law is a huge step forward for openness and accountability in government,” said Loomis in his opening remarks to the crowd of approximately 170 students, professors and community members. Each panelist spoke briefly about the impact of the law, and the challenges that it already faces. Fox’s office has a staff of eight, who handle appeals from people who have been denied access to public records. “We were 49th in the country for open government before the law,” said Fox. “Now, we’re probably in the top 15. Fox said requests for records have surged since the law was implemented. “It’s a great tool for public access,” said Melewsky. Under the old law, if access to a

record was denied, the only option a citizen had was to file a lawsuit, Melewsky said. Now, one can file an appeal with the office of open records and avoid going to court. “Unfortunately, we have seen legislation introduced almost immediately after the law was passed to change it,” said Melewsky. Scolforo said he foresees a future court battle over government agencies charging fees for information requests. “The Rendell administration thinks that they can charge for it, but they haven’t been,” said Scolforo. Public information access audits have improved under the new law, according to Scolforo. He has covered three audits over the last 11 years, and success rates in obtaining documents such as public officials’ resumes, superintendents’ contracts, and

Brandon Oakes/The Penn Students attended a symposium moderated by David Loomis March 31 to discuss Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law.

police blotters has risen to 85 percent in 2010 from 70 percent in 1999. Ebeling, who has written for papers in Maryland, Vermont and Pennsylvania, said he has experienced a full spectrum of sunshine laws. Now that Pennsylvanians have more access to public records, Ebeling

urged members of the media to remind citizens of the importance of the law. “This isn’t an option,” said Ebeling. “The public’s business needs to be transparent. “We deserve to see what they are doing. There’d better be a darn good reason why we don’t.”

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Lecture teaches students consequences of inner-city violence By Megan Guza Research Editor M.S.Guza@iup.edu

“Telling stories helps us figure out what things mean,” John A. Rich told students who attended his lecture in Eberly Auditorium Tuesday, April, 6. Rich, a professor and department of health management and policy chairman at Drexel University, presented his lecture, “Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men,” based on his book of the same name. “Who here knows someone who has been a victim of urban violence?” he asked the audience. “Have you ever listened to their stories? How can we use their stories to understand their circumstances?” An expert in urban violence, Rich’s book follows the stories of several young black men who had been victims of urban violence. He shared the story of Maurice, who had gone to a party and was talking to a girl he met there. He then found out her boyfriend had been there – after he’d been shot 10 times. “Most of us read about violence in the paper, but rarely do we see the damage that is done,” Rich said. “People like Maurice will carry it for the rest of their lives.” He showed video interviews with several of the men, including David, a 21-year-old who was injured in a shooting that claimed his cousin’s life. Rich said that many of these young men are dealing with PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and don’t

even know it. David said that, after the incident, things that used to make him nervous didn’t scare him anymore. “It’s like some of the feeling’s just gone,” he said in the interview. While working at Boston City Hospital, Rich said he noticed that very few black men were coming in for primary care. They were in the emergency room with stab wounds, in surgery after having been shot, but there weren’t many of them in the primary care unit. This led Rich to start the Young Men’s Health Clinic at Boston Medical Center, which is designed to meet the health needs of young inner-city men. He also founded the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice at Drexel, which focuses on trauma as a public health issue and provides a program of healing for victims of violence. The program provides numerous services to victims of violence, including an assessment, mentoring and peer groups. “If we can understand that violence is of relation to trauma,” Rich said, “we can come up with new and better ways to help people heal.” Students found Rich’s words and images powerful. “I liked it a lot,” said Christel J. Turingan (sophomore, art). “I liked all of the facts and figures. It made a real impact on me.” “I think that everyone will take something different from it,” said Marveta Ryan-Sams, Pan-African studies coordinator. “I hope that they can use it to better understand some social problems or to act on certain social problems.”

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Needed Change aims to document homelessness By KAT OLDREY Staff Writer K.E.Oldrey@iup.edu

To raise awareness for homelessness in America, Kevin Saftner, Galen Sisco and Drew Dayton, three 24-year-old friends from Pittsburgh, have started a documentary based on “just the facts.� Their documentary, “Needed Change,� is both an overview and a close-up of homelessness across the country. Filming began in March in Miami. The three had planned to complete the filming process in two months but now, after losing much of their equipment to theft, they expect to be there longer. After leaving Miami, they plan to travel to and film in Charlotte, Philadelphia, New York City and Pittsburgh. To get on-the-ground experience, at some points in the journey the three will be applying to and staying in homeless shelters. They will conduct interviews throughout the trip, both with the homeless and with those who work to help them. The friends began the filmmaking process without research or development ahead of time. “We wanted to throw ourselves into this like a real person becoming

homeless ‌ Nobody loses a job and a house and has time to get ready for life on the streets,â€? Saftner said. “We wanted to make this project as realistic as possible.â€? Saftner is an IUP graduate; Sisco and Dayton are both California University alumni. None of the three have any prior film experience; for film editing and practical footage ideas, they rely on a fourth team member, Eddie Ringer, from California. Saftner’s primary role is producer. All three collaborate on brainstorming and publicity through Facebook and a blog, and all three will appear in the film. The idea for the project came after all three graduated from college and fell into the net of unemployment and waiting tables. The trio realized that, were it not for the supportive people in their lives, they could very well be homeless. Thus, the idea for a first-person documentary on homelessness was born. After the documentary is completed, Saftner, Sisco and Dayton plan to take it to a film festival. Money raised from the film will be used to combat homelessness. More information on “Needed Changeâ€? can be found on their blog, at neededchangedocumentary.blogspot.com, and on their Facebook fan page, Needed Change.

Kelly Mack discusses problems faced by women in science fields By CHRISTINA STARR Contributing Writer C.C.Starr@iup.edu

The March 29 Six O’Clock Series speaker presented her audience with her goal to increase gender and minority diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to broaden their perspective and insight. Dr. Kelly Mack, co-director of the Advance program, developed by the National Science Foundation in order to increase participation and advancement of women in the scientific and engineering workforces, spoke to IUP students at the HUB Ohio Room. “The idea here is that when we talk about women’s issues, we’re talking about everybody’s issues,� Mack said in an attempt to draw interest in the topic from the male population of the room. According to Mack, the strategies to overcome this representation of women in the academy are the following: focus on the institution and challenges within the institution, consider the things that are holding women back in the institution and ask for and

Jaleesa Taylor/The Penn Dr. Kelly Mack talked about her goal to increase gender and minority diversity in science-related fields at the Six O’Clock Series March 29.

review the institution’s policies and data. The practices that were presented at the series were implicit bias, the perceptions about different categories of individuals and actions that are taken based on those persons; department leadership, providing chairs with tools and resources to identify issues and develop action plans to address issues; faculty development, utilizing mentoring and grants; policies/procedures, the review and revision of key institutional policies; women of color, pro-

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By Chuck Shepherd Universal Press Syndicate

The continuing crisis

• Ralph Conone, 68, was arrested in Columbus, Ohio, in March after witnesses identified him as the man who several times had walked up behind young children, punched them on the head when their parents weren’t looking and walked away as if nothing had happened. According to police, Conone confessed that he had been punching children in public since January because he liked the “excitement” of getting away with something. • Police who were called to a home in Charleroi, Pa., in February arrested Linda Newstrom, 49, for allegedly swinging a baseball bat at her 21-yearold son, Jeffrey, because he had come home drunk. (She missed on the first two swings but connected on the third.) Newstrom told police, “I brought him into this world, and I’ll take him

out of this world.” • Roberta Feinsmith, 67, who had been fired by the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, filed a wrongful-discharge lawsuit in February, claiming that, despite glowing job reviews for 12 years, she was terminated because of her age and because she complained to other workers about her recently hired supervisor’s “constant barrages of ... flatulence.” • In February, a one-armed man swiped a single cufflink from the CJ Vinten shop in Leigh-on-Sea, England, and in March, a one-legged man swiped a single Nike trainer shoe from a store in Barnsley, England. The onearmed man is still loose, but the onelegged man was arrested.

Yikes!

• A popular TV chef in Italy was fired in February after musing on the air about the historical popularity of gourmet cat meat. According to Beppe Bigazzi, 77, cat stew is best cooked after leaving the meat under running

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water for three days to tenderize it. “I’ve eaten it,” he said, “many times.” Bigazzi later explained that he was referring only to a tradition in Tuscany in the 1930s and 1940s and never intended to encourage eating cats today, but apparently his bosses could not endure the public outcry. Unintelligent Design: • In March, Zhang Ruifang, 101, of Linlou Village in China’s Henan province, was reported to have a “rough patch” of skin on her forehead that had recently grown to a length of 2 1/2 inches in the shape of a horn.

Bright ideas

The city health office in London, Ontario, created an online sex-education game that officials hope will appeal to teenagers in that its messages are delivered by a cast of iconic superheroes. According to a February report by Canwest News Service, the players are Captain Condom, Wonder Vag (a virgin girl), Power Pap (“sexu-

ally active”) and Willy the Kid, with each fighting the villain Sperminator, who wears a red wrestling mask and has phalluses for arms. The characters answer sex knowledge questions and, with correct answers, obtain “protection,” but a wrong one gets the player squirted with sperm. At press time, the game was still accessible at GetItOnLondon.com.

Least competent criminals

Not Much of a Challenge for Cops: • William Edmunds, 32, was charged with DUI in March when his car weaved up to the guard gate at the loading dock for the Montgomery County, N.Y., jail, and he asked if this was the Canadian border crossing at Niagara Falls. • Travis Neeley, 19, was arrested in Lake City, Fla., in March for burglarizing a car, caught red-handed by the owner, who used the remote control to lock Neeley inside. Neeley tried several times to unlock a door and exit, but each time, the owner relocked it before Neeley could

get out, and he finally gave up and waited for police.

News of the weird classic (April 2005)

In 1990, News of the Weird reported on a “cargo cult” on Tanna, one of South Sea islands comprising the republic of Vanuatu. “Cargo” comes from the cults’ belief that the food and supplies that Americans brought to World War II military staging areas arrived by divine guidance, and they continued to worship the empty cargo containers long after the war was over, hoping their prayers would restock them. In May 2004, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, violence broke out on Tanna when breakaway Christians, calling the cargo business nonsense, fought with supporters of John Frum, the iconic American who symbolizes continued worship of cargo lockers. About 25 people were hospitalized, and police had to be dispatched from Vanuatu’s capital of Vila.


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Growing college gender gap occurring for Latinos By Serena Maria Daniels Chicago Tribune MCT

MCT A tornado touches down in Haviland, Kan., May 5, 2007, causing damage to the area.

‘Tornado Alley’ may move east due to El Nino By Lynn Walker Scripps Howard News Service

As the spring storm season begins, the nation’s largest private weather forecasting company said Tornado Alley may move east this year. This season, AccuWeather.com meteorologists expect tornado activity will increase farther east into the Midwest instead of the traditional spring tornado swath, which consists of parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota. “Tornado season usually begins in March, but this year, there has been a lack of tornadoes,” AccuWeather.com said in a release to media. The company attributes the low number of twisters to a cooler-thannormal Gulf of Mexico, a jet stream displaced farther south than normal due to El Nino, and persistent cool weather in the Plains and South. “Two patterns emerged from this information: many states had fewer tornadoes reported early in severe weather season than normal, and then higher totals emerged in the following months for some states,” the company’s release said. The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center shies away from long-term predictions on severe storms or tornadoes, preferring to make seasonal forecasts based solely on precipitation and temperature. “I don’t put a lot of stock into it,” said Harold Brooks, of seasonal or long-term predictions of severe thunderstorms or tornadoes. He said there is little evidence of El Nino years having a significant effect on severe or tornadic weather in the U.S. “It’s very slight – a few percentage points at most,” he said.

Luis Rivera’s life is a delicate balancing act with shifts at the University of Illinois’ Chicago campus for as long as 12 hours a day, caring for his two young children and working as a research assistant at the school’s College of Medicine. Rivera, of Chicago, will complete his bachelor of arts with a major in Latin American and Latino Studies, and is determined to succeed in medical school, which he starts this fall. But when he graduated high school nearly 16 years ago, he, like many of his Latino male counterparts, sidelined a college experience so he could work full time. “I just felt so uncomfortable – I figured, you know, maybe the school thing just isn’t me,” Rivera, 33, said recently at UIC’s Latin American Recruitment and Enrollment Services office, while holding his son Andres, 2. Rivera’s initial decision to skip college is typical among Hispanic men. While undergraduate enrollment among Hispanic men and women spiked in the last decade, Latinas are by far outpacing their male counterparts, according to a recent study released by the American Council on Education. In the past decade, college enrollment among Latina women

increased by 70 percent, compared with 56 percent among Latino men, said Jacqueline King, the study’s author. The study, Gender Equity in Higher Education: 2010, was released in January by the council, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that researches education issues. The gender gap in college admissions seems to have plateaued among other ethnic and racial groups, except for Hispanics, according to the study. And Hispanic men continue to have the lowest bachelor’s degree attainment level of any of the groups studied – 10 percent. Several factors contribute to the disparity between Hispanic men and women attending college, experts say. In general, immigrant children have a harder time in school than non-immigrants, studies say. And a greater percentage of young adult Hispanic immigrants are male, about two-thirds, compared with female Hispanic immigrants, according to the ACE study. Non-English speaking foreignborn children and those whose parents are immigrants tend to lack the ability to articulate thoughts into writing and can have difficulties comprehending what they have read, said Theresa Montano, a professor in the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California

MCT The Hispanic community faces a growing gap between men and women attending college.

State University, Northridge. “Imagine that all students are at a starting line, but that Latino children are starting from 2 feet behind [everyone else],” Montano said. A Pew Hispanic Center study released in October, “Latinos and Education: Explaining the Attainment Gap,” showed that about half of the Hispanics surveyed said limited English skills kept them from continuing their education. And the study showed that less than 30 percent of Hispanic immigrants aspire to earn a bachelor’s degree, compared with 60 percent of nativeborn Hispanics. “Young Hispanic immigrants are not necessarily in the country for school. They’re here to work,” said Mark Hugo Lopez, associate director at the Pew Hispanic Center and author of the attainment gap report.

Hispanic males struggle with the roles they often play in the household – those of breadwinners responsible for contributing to the family expenses. They are more prone to enter the work force at an earlier age rather than complete college or even high school, Montano said. Rivera, the UIC student, chose to work as an electrician after initially dropping out of college. For years, he earned a decent living. But in the back of his mind he knew he wanted to be a doctor, he said. As Rivera faces his first year of medical school this fall, his friends and family question how he will be able to balance being a single father and studying as a full-time medical student. “When I tell people I’m not going to be able to work while I’m in medical school ... they don’t get it,” Rivera said.

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’Net neutrality makes headlines across the nation By Sarah Morrow Senior Staff Writer S.E.Morrow@iup.edu

There has been a lot of talk in the last few days about the concept of ‘net neutrality. It is very important, but a lot of us are only vaguely aware of what it really means in regards to our daily lives. ‘Net neutrality is the idea that all content on the Internet should be treated equally regarding who has access to it, how it is accessed, and the quality of service. Seems reasonable, right? We all have things that we want to use the Internet for and should be able to do so at our discretion (within reason). So what is coming up against ‘net neutrality? Well, there are proposals floating around to firstly create a tiered service system where Internet subscribers would have to pay larger sums to have access to the best service. Now, this is not talking about dial-up vs. broadband, but about information access. Theoretically, this could mean that one pay bracket will give a person access to just Gmail and Wikipedia. Another pay bracket up could allow access to those sites and ESPN, Facebook and Hulu. The top

tier pay bracket may allow you access to everything – maybe. The second issue facing ‘net neutrality is the fact that service provides may soon choose which search engine you will be utilizing. Say that Comcast has a contract with Google. That contract could say that Comcast will only allow their subscribers access to Google and no other search engine. This idea could be expanded to include monitoring and ending of certain peer-to-peer process, independent groups and new concepts that may create competition. The third factor in play is that if we, as subscribers, do not follow what our service provider wants us to do, our service could be degraded. This may mean that service to certain sites will be degraded, or it may mean that our overall service could be degraded. Of course, this does not guarantee that we will be paying any less for the service. An issue at the heart of ‘net neutrality is the idea of the free flow of information. The integrity of any entity such as the Internet, newspapers, magazines, etc. is based on the idea that information will be made available without discrimination. Of course, this has been a problem in

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the past (let’s not forget Hearst’s empire). However, the Internet has been a safe haven thus far for communication, education, entertainment, game play and more. It has begun to replace libraries for student research, television for families and phone calls for friends. If we are comfortable with the internet having that broad of a scope, then we cannot be comfortable with the idea that it will be regulated by Comcast or Verizon. We should not have to submit to the will of a company that we pay for a service. The FCC recently took a stand against the opponents of ‘net neutrality by sanctioning Comcast for slowing service for those using PTP file transfers. Unfortunately, this did not work out in the FCC’s favor. After an appeals court decision, Comcast has been released from the FCC fine. It is hard to say what the future holds for ‘net neutrality. No one wants to pay extra service charges just to check their e-mail. However, we are getting into some Big Brother territory no matter where we side. Only time will tell if the Internet will maintain its ability to openly offer the world information.

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High-tech media still subject to old-style issues By Victor Navasky and evan lerner Los Angeles Times MCT

Magazines, like the rest of the media, are thought to be in trouble. This is especially bad news for the conversation on which democracy depends. For magazines are the place where news is put in perspective, analyzed, considered in context and in depth. But we write at a moment of technological hope, as some of the more affluent magazine publishers have prepared their inaugural issues for Apple’s iPad, which went on sale this weekend. They are betting that it will do for digital content what the iPod and iTunes did for digital music: replace messy free content gotten on the sly with easily accessible, paid editorial content in full-color electronic magazine format. But even if the iPad turns out to be magazines’ hoped-for savior, if it brings along the values (or lack of values) currently characteristic of much of the new media, a question looms: At what cost? Proponents of the new technology argue — persuasively, we think — that iPad-like devices will permit an interactivity that, properly deployed, could advance the continuing conversation (political, cultural, commercial) on which our open society is predicated. But as John Perry Barlow, lyricist for the Grateful Dead and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, once observed, “We are immigrants in the land of our children.” Nowhere is this truer than in the country of online. In the world of magazines and their websites, nobody knows what anyone else is doing, or how and whether the new media are incorporating the journalistic standards of the old. As a result, they all seem to be making it up as they go along. Last summer, with the help of a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Columbia Journalism Review undertook the first survey of the relationship between magazines and their Web sites. We asked magazine and Web site editors to compare standards and practices in new and old media. With 667 respondents (out of a sample of about 3,000) we found some of the

findings, if not unexpected, nevertheless depressing. About half of the respondents said that copy-editing standards for their Web sites were looser than for their print editions. An additional 11 percent said that online content wasn’t copyedited at all. The numbers for fact checking were even more troubling: 40 percent said that Web standards were looser than print, and 17 percent said that they did no fact checking whatsoever online. And a little more than half of the respondents said they correct factual errors on their websites without notifying readers of the errors. In the online world, speed is the name of the game. Web sites are interested in maximizing traffic because advertising is predicated on the number of viewers a Web site attracts. (When asked whether editors take traffic into account when determining Web site editorial content, about half said yes.) This raises the question: Is online content held to the same standards as its print equivalents? Given the prevailing business model, in which advertising is the principal revenue source for the vast majority of magazine Web sites, our answer is no. If the future of the information highway is digital, then it behooves us to be concerned with the rules of the road. And if there is a trade-off between speed and standards, then we must come to terms with the question of whether there ought to be any speed limits and, if so, how are they to be determined? Although old-media types might hope new-media technology can be combined with old-media standards, there is probably no way to put the genie back in the bottle. Forsaking all of the positive standards associated with publishing on the Web — the dynamism, connectivity and community-building that is its calling card — would be a step backward. Whatever the future of print, the main future of the media will be digital. Anyone who cares about the future of our democratic society, let alone the future of print in general and magazines and/or iPads in particular, should take up the challenge of debating and discussing — and, we would add, codifying — the values, standards and practices that ought to prevail online.


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Take Back the Night supports survivors, educates students

Action long overdue to stop sexual assault in U.S. prisons By Connie Rice and Pat Nolan Los Angeles Times MCT

Prison rape is an uncomfortable subject rarely covered in newspapers, a laugh line on late-night television. But the reality is that rape in our prisons is a national scandal. A study by the Bureau of Justice Statistics in 2007 found that more than 60,000 adult inmates and — even worse — one in eight juveniles in custody had been sexually assaulted in the previous year. Nearly a year ago, the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission issued a strong report on the scope of the problem and what must be done to address it. But for its proposed reforms to be implemented, we must overcome the inertia and resistance to change within our prison system. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is committed to ending prison rape. But instead of taking immediate action, he is allowing bureaucrats to spend another year redoing the work already completed by the Prison Rape Commission. Meanwhile, more adults and juveniles in our prisons will be sexually assaulted.

We urge Holder to change course. He should review the proposed standards and then implement them unless he finds a compelling reason to alter them. It was the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, a Democrat, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Republican, who jointly co-sponsored the Prison Rape Elimination Act, which passed unanimously and was signed by President George W. Bush in 2003. That legislation established the Prison Rape Commission and required the report issued last year. But the commission’s report was intended only as a first step. We now need to take the actions proposed in the report and hold prison officials accountable for results. The standards proposed by the commission are straightforward. They require, for example, assessing which inmates are more vulnerable to being raped, and they call for isolating likely predators. Because guards also commit sexual assaults, the report called for pat-downs and strip searches to be conducted by an officer of the same sex, except in exigent circumstances. It also called for each rape be treated as a crime. You would think prison administrators would not have to be told such a thing.

Both of us know from experience that changing entrenched bureaucracies is never easy. Many prison officials who originally denied that rapes in prisons were occurring now minimize the problem. And they exaggerate the costs of prevention. Basically, they do not want standards that will hold them accountable. True to formula, they do not oppose the proposed standards outright but want to water them down. Prison bureaucrats have called for more hearings and studies to cover the same ground. The Prison Rape Elimination Act statute did not put bureaucrats at the Justice Department in charge of developing standards because Congress did not trust them to do so. And for good reason: The Justice Department for years pretended that prison rape was a myth. That’s why Congress made the attorney general, not these bureaucrats, responsible for reviewing and adopting the standards. It is time for the nation’s chief law enforcement officer to assume the role Congress asked him to take on and send a message that prison rape will no longer be tolerated.

A crowd of screaming college students, marching down the street, wielding fire. Cop cars in all of the intersections. Matching T-shirts. This was the scene Wednesday night on Philadelphia street, all for a good cause. Almost 500 students met in the courtyard between Putt and Delaney to support the Haven Project and Alice Paul House in Take Back the Night. For anyone who doesn’t know, Take Back the Night is a chance for the Indiana Community and IUP students to speak for those affected by sexual violence who are unable or unready to speak for themselves. Because most people believe acts of violence most commonly take place under the cover of darkness, Take Back the Night participants carry candles and signs, and repeat chants such as, “We are women, we are men. We must fight to take back the night.” While a lot of participants of Take Back the Night were women, there were an overwhelming amount of men present to share their support and even their stories. Sometimes we forget that survivors don’t have a stereotype. Not every survivor of domestic violence is female, and not every abuser is male, and it is impossible to tell someone’s story simply by looking at them. IUP students stood together regardless of gender to stand up for all survivors. For every woman and man who shares their story to make the world a safer place for others and for those whose time to tell their story has yet to come. Take Back the Night proved that the simplest of acts can begin the journey every victim needs to take in order to heal. The people who flooded the streets weren’t therapists. They weren’t trained in what to say and how to act. They were students and community members, like most readers of The Penn, who took the time to show that they won’t stand for domestic abuse and sexual violence. We at The Penn like to see mobs created for good and not evil. And we like to see IUP students standing up for what they believe in, man or woman, victim, friend or stranger.

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IUP experiences Africa through African Night By MOHAMMAD ALJAYYOUSI Contributing Writer M.I.Aljayyousi@iup.edu

The Pan-African Student Association presented “Africa Night“ Saturday at the HUB Ohio Room. This is the biggest event in the association’s yearly schedule, and the theme for this year was “Natural Wonders of Africa.” Since the event coincided with Easter evening, an eclectic audience showed up. They showed a lot of enthusiasm and interaction. The program of the night included different performances of African music and dance in addition to a fashion show. African food also took its share in the night. The objectives of the PASA, according to the IUP Web site, include identifying the common problems faced by African people and people of African descent and creating a more informed awareness among Americans about events in Africa. PASA President Eric Nkurunziza said that the mission of the association is to “present the diversity of African cultures” and to find a way “to express this diversity.” In addition to students from Africa and students of

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African descent, the association represents students from the West Indies region, according to Nkurunziza. When asked about establishing the ties with American students, especially African-American students, Nkurunziza said that “there are a lot of stereotypes that each group has about the other.” “The differences have to come out in conversations, though,” he added. On the choice of this year’s theme, Nkurunziza said that “the natural wonders of Africa” was chosen as a theme to get people to know some of “the outstanding things and places in Africa.” He added that the theme is meant to be both entertaining and educational. The night concluded with the speaker’s section. This time the floor was given to three students, two of whom have recently graduated. The group talked about their new experience of starting a business together. “The African dance seems to interest people, but the biggest attraction is African food,” Nkurunziza said when asked about which events attracted the audience more. “It’s always interesting for people to try something new.”


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STOMP performs at IUP using cans, lids, brooms, hub caps By SEAN CAREY Staff Writer S.P.Carey@iup.edu

STOMP came to IUP April 1 and opened up to a full house. On the stage was a large backdrop built from rigging and spattered with trash cans, lids, hub caps, barrels, tubes and other odds and ends common to any garage. Several floor microphones were set up to pick up every sound the performers made during the show. The opening act began simply with one man sweeping the floor. Soon he was joined by another, adding rhythms as well. Soon more joined in, dressed in street clothes. They created all the rhythms using their brooms, exhaling to create cadences. The following piece utilized the broom handles as though they were swords, making tapping sounds each time they collided. The performers did not speak, but simply used brooms and footwork. A solo was given by one performer who featured two brooms while tapping his feet while the others swept in rhythm. Several pieces were performed in this manner: The only vocalizations ever made were woops and hollers — never talking, singing or any dialogue whatsoever.

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“[It was] the most exhilarating thing I’ve seen in a while. You can’t replicate that.” — Matt Pouy (sophomore, music education) The next demonstration utilized a bucket of powder, which was spread over the stage so the actors could slide across the floor during the skit, adding a “swish” sound to the rhythms already being made. Several of the performers gave solos until one, playing the clown role, began his solo only to have his shorts fall off. The audience ate up every minute of the show and with all the comedy inherent in the performance, it was difficult to tell whether they meant for some things to happen or if they were comical. Tubes were the next to be used, of varying size and tone, which gave the impression of melody to the performance. Large paint cans were then brought onto the stage as four performers walked out with kitchen sinks chained around their necks. They began to tap on the sinks and then used water from cans in the sinks to give a comic performance, which was topped when, at the end of the skit, the sinks had been filled with all the water they emptied.

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Then they stood, feet apart, and “relieved” themselves by opening the sink drains, and emptying the water into the paint buckets. Paint cans, sticks, staves and feet were often used throughout the show until finally the actors began to climb on (and swing from) the scaffold backdrop on stage. While not a comical piece, it was very technical and fun to observe. The show ended as it began, as the actors left the stage, leaving only one guy and a broom. This show received an immediate standing ovation. “Awesome!” said Steve and Kim, a couple seated in the front row. “It was good.” Colin O’Brien (junior, art education) said a friend had invited him to the show, but he had seen them before on television. He liked the performance because “you can feel it.” The concert brought all ages from young children to senior adults. Some audience members remained after the show to visit the merchandise booth, which among the DVDs and T-shirts they also sold drum sticks for children. “They must have worked forever to get those pitches,” said Tori Shelton (freshman, music education). It was “the most exhilarating thing I’ve seen in awhile,” said Matt Pouy (sophomore, music education). “You can’t replicate that.”

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String ensemble concert benefits Haiti By sean carey Staff Writer S.P.Carey@iup.edu

A good-sized crowd arrived at Gorell Recital Hall for the IUP String Ensemble Concert March 30. Though not printed on the program, it was rumored that this concert was a benefit for the recently traumatized nation of Haiti. Several faculty were present among the patrons, and two guest performers were also present, Juan and Tadao Hermidez from Pueblo, Mexico. “Blues in C� featured a standard blues form with various solos from the performers. The presentation was decent, although many of the solos were rather timid and lacked the soul that is inherent to blues music. However, the first and second violinists, Ian and Stacy, were much more ‘in tune’ with the spirit of the piece and delivered their solos very well. “String Training� was another piece of similar type, yet more upbeat if less bluesy. From the rear of the hall, the string bass player was difficult to hear over the leader, as the lower notes boomed over the rest of the music. The electric guitar solo began strong, but lost momentum by the end of the solo. Following was the IUP Symphony Woodwind Quintet. A fun, romping tune, Quintet in B Flat, Op. 79, demonstrated how well these musicians

worked together. The blending of the individual instruments with each other was pristine and the performance outstanding. Due to time constraints the second movement was omitted. A bass duet was showcased next, which fortunately was rather short as the instruments sounded to be not in tune with each other. A tune called “Schmooze,� arranged by Nathan Santos, featured electric basses and a percussionist. Once the piece got going it rolled along nicely. The reverberation of the electric instruments in the hall made it difficult to pick out individual parts at times, but overall was decent, with a wonderful solo by Santos. The Cello Choir was next to take the stage, performing a piece titled “Cello Rag Rag.� Harmonic agreement among the performers was difficult to hear, but voice professor Mary Hastings provided a lovely vocal accompaniment in several languages, although no attempt was made to make the audience aware of which languages were used. This piece did manage to spark some spontaneous dancing in the rear of the hall among several musicians

waiting in the wings. Finally, the first Haitian piece of the evening arrived in “Clair de Lune,� which was written by Haitian cellist Sabrina Jean Louis. “Choucoune� was another Haitian tune which bore the rhythmic signature of its rich cultural heritage. A very charming tune, “Choucoune� featured maracas, which gave a sense of ethnicity to an already very curious program. The final work performed by the Cello Choir was “Requiem� by David Popper. Both in title and in character, this piece attempted to convey the travesty of the Haitian earthquake tragedy as well as the hope that is seen as America lends a helping hand during a time of crisis. This concert was part of a larger project and facilitated by several organizations including PCMEA, Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota. Music professor Linda Jennings recognized Hastings and Michael Hood, College of Fine Arts dean, during her mid-concert presentation for their help with this project. A few video clips were shown to emphasize the importance of Haitian musical tradition. The spirit of the evening prevailed as the video helped to emphasize how music dissolves boundaries. The final performance by the String Ensemble was omitted at the last moment due to what was believed to be time constraints.

Theater by the Grove presents evening of satire, sight gags By sarah morrow Contributing Writer S.E.Morrow@iup.edu

Continuing the Theater by the Grove’s Directing Studio shows, this past weekend brought our campus two amusing studio theater pieces: “The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarage� and “Crazy Eights.� “The Mystery of Twicknam Vicarge,� by one-act regular David Ives, started the evening off with a parody of English melodramas and murder mysteries. The comical piece told the store of the murder of the hysterically promiscuous Jeremy (freshman theater Joseph Ceschini) and the search for his killer among his own lovers. Director Shane Conrad (junior, theater) brought to life Ives’ piece with the tongue-and-cheek energy that it deserved. The naturally small playing space allowed the action to promote not only a sense of tension, but also a sense of great farce. Stand out Amy Clyde (senior, theater) portrayed the somewhat ambiguously gendered Inspector with amazing comic ease. The hunt for Jeremy’s killer leads the Inspector and the three suspects through a rewinding tale of the late man’s many sexual conquests. In the end, everyone is guilty – including the sofa. There is just one problem: Jeremy

is not dead. This intensely comic piece more than met expectations and cleverly approached the challenge of spearing English melodrama through satire. Following this, the audience was treated to David Lindsay-Abaire’s “Crazy Eights.� Director Joe York’s (junior, theater) interpretation of Lindsay-Abaire’s piece brought the audience an abundance of sight gags and comedy. Through comic mishaps the audience was treated to more than its share of gags involving bodily fluids. These tricky moments were handled with great comic timing by actresses Amanda Hohman (junior, theater) and Gina Wagner (sophomore, theater). As things between the fictional cast members begin to fall apart due to alcoholism and behind the scenes relationships, the final episode of “Crazy Eights� becomes a farce of its own. A surprise hit of the piece was the Stage Manager character played by Josh Gallagher (freshman, theater). As his actors go off book, he begins to crack under the pressure. These two shows brought their audience a lot of laughs and a relaxing night of student theater. As the semester continues, the bar is set higher and higher for the quality of work that IUP’s theater students produce for the community.

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Theater by the Grove seeks understanding through ‘Tragedy’ Students ‘Take Back The Night,’ fight against violence By AMBER GRADY Staff Writer A.N.Grady@iup.edu

Hundreds of IUP students marched against sexual violence Wednesday in the Putt/Delaney courtyard during Take Back the Night. The annual event, which took place at 8 p.m., was the work of The Haven Project, Health AWAREness Peer Educators and the Alice Paul House. Following the march, participants gathered in the HUB Delaware Room where they had the opportunity to share their experiences in front of the supportive group gathered there. The goal of Take Back the Night is to raise awareness about how prevalent violence is in our community and in communities worldwide. It also provides an opportunity for survivors of violence and allies against violence to voice their experiences and feelings so they do not have to live in silence. “There is a huge base of support for this issue at IUP,” said Taylor Couch,

the Haven peer educator in charge of coordinating this year’s Take Back the Night. “We want everyone to see that more and more people are stating that they do not find violence in their community acceptable, and that they will personally take steps to stop it.” This was the 18th Take Back the Night at IUP. Take Back the Night events have been held internationally since 1976. In Europe, the event is known as “Reclaim the Night.” Couch said she and other volunteers began thinking about this year’s Take Back the Night in November and haven’t stopped working on it since then. “I couldn’t begin to count the exact number of hours put in by employees and volunteers, but it must reach well into the hundreds,” Couch said. Take Back the Night is the biggest event of The Haven Project’s year, although they sponsor other sexual and domestic violence programs and presentations, including RAINN Day, which is held each fall.

By sarah morrow Contributing Writer S.E.Morrow@iup.edu

What would you do if you realized you were never going to see the sun again? How would you handle it? In “Tragedy: A Tragedy,” by William Eno, a team of newscasters are forced to deal with just that. Directed by Scott Fetterman (senior, comm media/theater) “Tragedy …” Sarah Morrow/The Penn premiers this weekend as a continu- (Left to right) Matt Oberdoester, Brian de Boer, Tyler McPherson and Kayleigh Thadani ation of IUP’s Theater by the Grove’s performed in “Tragedy: A Tragedy,” a production by IUP’s Theater by the Grove. Directing Studio shows. but also a member of the news As this challenging play opens, succumb to their personal regrets. Losing his support, Frank begins program’s audience. The viewer is we meet four newscasters who are attempting to continue their jobs to fall apart and lose sight of his encouraged to hang on every word in the face an impossible-to-report own purpose. Perhaps he can find a like their future rides on it as well. Fetterman ably creates four disstory: All natural light has left the way through his own darkness, but is there anyone left to help him? tinct and recognizable playing spacearth and humanity is in darkness. “Tragedy …” is a delightful and es. The use of lighting in the studio At the center of the team is Frank, played by Tyler McPherson (senior, exciting piece of student work. theater, a notoriously difficult to theater), who is trying to report “the Fetterman, known previously for his light space, is inspired. This, coupled award-winning work as a videogra- with the intelligent use of space story of our nation in night.” In the field, reporters John pher, brought his show to life in con- when creating the set, brings forth (Brian de Boer, TESOL), Constance cise yet elaborate ways. The use of live a beautiful and unique stage picture. (Kayleigh Thadani, senior, theater/ video feeds pulls you into the world At the heart of it is McPherson. “Tragedy: A Tragedy” opens this fashion merchandising) and legal of the play. Not only does it allow you expert Michael (Matt Oberdoester, to understand the separation from weekend. There is a free preview senior, theater/psychology) all slowly reality that Frank feels, but it also Friday night at 8 p.m. in the stushift from verbose reporting to self- brings a new meaning to being in the dio theater. The show will also run analyzing. Frank fights to continue audience. One is not just a mem- Saturday night at 8 p.m. with a cost reporting as his field reporters slowly ber of the studio theater audience, of $2.

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Students give back during spring break for good cause By CYNDEE FONTANA McClatchy Newspapers MCT

Most years, Jonathan Munoz spends time with family in Stockton, Calif., during his spring break from Fresno State. But since Saturday, he has been volunteering instead at a southwest Fresno, Calif., apartment complex — distributing books, helping with movie day, overseeing craft activities and more. “This is my first time actually planning my spring break to be centered around community service,” said Munoz, 25. He’s not the only student with charitable plans. This year, an estimated 72,000 college students around the country are expected to skip the traditional sun-soaked romp in favor of an alternative spring break. The weeklong volunteer or community service ventures — usually offered through universities or nonprofit organizations — range from rebuilding houses along the Gulf Coast to restoring native plants and shrubs in national parks. Experts acknowledge

that alternative spring breaks can appeal to students who want to travel or polish resumes for graduate school. But altruism — and the call to community service by President Barack Obama and others — also are powerful factors. “Young people in general are looking to do something more constructive,” said Kevin Hamilton, vice president of the Student Conservation Association, a Charlestown, N.H.-based nonprofit that sponsors alternative breaks in the Grand Canyon. At Fresno State, the alternative spring break program this year is still small — about 20 students — and involves two projects over four days. It expands last year’s pilot program. Some say the alternative break is a natural fit for a campus that already bucks much of the booze-and-beach stereotype. Fresno State students tend to be older and often juggle school with jobs and families. Many students rest or work extra hours during spring break, said Mellissa Jessen, assistant director of the university’s Jan and Bud Richter Center for Community Engagement and Service-Learning. But others volunteer.

Student Daini Vargas, 21, of Los Angeles said she usually performs community service during spring break, figuring “I have the whole summer to do fun-in-the-sun activities.” This is the first year she is part of a structured program during the Fresno State break, which runs through April 5. Both Munoz and Vargas, a junior studying biology, are working with the Fresno Street Saints at the Bigby Villa Apartments in southwest Fresno. Joseph Oloo is the volunteer coordinator with the Fresno Street Saints, an organization working to improve the quality of life in that area. He said students were instrumental in planning the program that started Saturday. “They really came in at the right time,” he said. “It’s a huge help for us.” Other students are working at Rotary Storyland in Roeding Park. Barry Falke, executive director of Rotary Storyland and Playland, said they will paint, spruce up displays and perform other maintenance. “When I was in college, I’m not so sure I would have given up my spring break,” Falke said. “I have

MCT Fresno State students play with a group of children at Bigby Villa Apartments in Fresno, Calif.

tremendous respect for them.” Officials with Break Away, an Atlanta-based nonprofit organization working with 130 campuses, said participation in alternative breaks is expected to swell from 65,000 students last year to 72,000 students this year. Samantha Giacobozzi, programs director at Break Away, said the breaks are “a way to really learn and dig down deep into a social issue and provide a

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Get proactive about sites that post personal information By bridget carey McClatchy Newspapers MCT

If you’re worried about what personal information is out there on the Web about you, be aware of Spokeo. com. I typed in my name and it listed a good deal of information that I would never dare put on my social networks. It listed my address. Everyone in my household. My age. My relationship status. My zodiac. My ethnicity. It didn’t know my occupation (ironically the easiest information to find about me). It listed my interests (which it says are toys and reading). It says I have children when I don’t. And for a price you could find out my credit and all the info about me on social networks. But there is a way to take it off. According Spokeo’s site, it “aggregates publicly available information from phone books, social networks, marketing surveys, real estate listings, business Web sites and other public sources. Spokeo does not origi-

nate data or publish user-generated content like Facebook or MySpace.” That should make you think twice before filling out some online survey about your household. Here’s how to get delisted from Spokeo: On the very bottom right of the homepage, click the gray “Privacy” link. Enter the URL of your profile. Type in an e-mail address. Spokeo then sends a link to that e-mail address for you to get rid of your listing. My parents aren’t even on any social network, but they were on here. As our column often points out, there’s a lot on the Internet about you. And even when you think you’re being good by using privacy settings in Facebook, it’s still hard to control everything. Be aware that there also are sites that aggregate every little thing you’ve ever put publicly on the Web and put it in a social search engine. Go to PeekYou.com and search your name. It had my old MySpace handle, MySpace picture and an incorrect age. Not exactly the image I care for the world to see. You can’t delete a profile, but you

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can become a member and “contribute” the correct information to a profile. PeekYou says: “The information on PeekYou is already out there. By organizing that data into a better, more useful search engine, we in turn help the public become more aware of both the potential powers and liabilities associated with public knowledge.” I contributed by deleting my fields. It still had my name, city I worked in and my job. I can upload a photo I like or write the bio the way I want it — if I so desire.

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Leave it as you found it — a simple mantra to follow when exploring and camping in the great outdoors. Human interaction and treatment of wilderness areas require special attentiveness. Techniques can take a little extra time and effort. Here are considerations to keep in mind when enjoying nature: • Stay on established trails. When off trail, walk on rock or snow rather than soil. Spread out to prevent wearing a groove in trail-less terrain. Don’t cut switchbacks (trail turns) on trails. And avoid muddy trails, if possible. • Use existing campsites whenever possible. Set up a camp on a durable surface, and place tents on a non-vegetated area. Select a site that creates space from other campers. • Camp at least 200 feet from water, trails and other campsites. Also, wash 200 feet away from

streams and lakes. Scatter gray water so it filters through the soil. • Pack out what you pack in. Carry a trash bag and pick up litter left by others. • Repackage snacks and food in baggies to help reduce the weight of the trash carried out. • Use a camp stove for cooking, rather than a campfire. If you build a fire, use existing fire rings, build a mound firs or use a fire pan. Use only fallen timber for burning. Clear a 10-foot diameter area around the site, and clear all debris, such as grass, twigs and leaves. Burn wood down to a fine ash when finished, and extinguish remaining embers with water or dirt. • Never feed animals. Keep all food away from wildlife. • Use a portable latrine if possible, and pack out waste. If you don’t have a portable latrine, you may need to bury waste. Human waste should be disposed of in a shallow hole 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet from water sources, campsites or trails.

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IUP splits series with rival Shippensburg By kyle predmore Staff Writer K.R.Predmore@iup.edu

The IUP baseball team split a doubleheader against Shippensburg Wednesday to bring its overall record to 15-18. IUP gave up a run because of an error, but bounced back when first basemen Kyle Stryker, third basemen Vern Powell and center fielder Frank Sirolli picked up RBIs to put them ahead 3-1 early in the first inning. Two runs were added in the third inning when Sirolli hit a home run to right field. Later in the fourth inning, Shippensburg was able to tie it at 7 when first basemen Jimmy Miller hit a home run and brought in three runs. Down 9-8 in the sixth inning, pitch hitter Robbie Zinsmeister hit the ball to right field to bring in Dylan Songer for the tying run. Stryker got the leading run with an RBI single. In the top of the seventh inning, Shippensburg was able to score a run from infielder Ben Miller’s home run. Pitcher Jimmy Miller picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly and gave them a one-run lead. However, IUP was able to tie the

game when Zinsmeister hit an RBI single. Second baseman Jamie Smith ended the game with his double to center field. Pitcher Stephen Cooke, now 1-2, picked up the win, giving up four runs on five hits and striking out just one batter. IUP had to come back late in the game to win 12-11. The second game of the doubleheader had the same amount of runs; however, it was pretty much onesided. IUP was not able to pick up a run until the third inning, but by then the score was already 7-0. Outfielder Jacob Shaffer, shortstop Paul Bingham and Stryker picked up home runs in the third inning to bring the score to 7-4, but that was pretty much it for IUP. Shippensburg was able to pick up 11 runs between the fourth and seventh innings to bring the score to 18-4. IUP got on the board just one more time when Stryker doubled to right field to bring IUP to five runs. Bingham picked up the loss, giving up three runs on two hits. Craig Hibell and Kyle Heane were brought in to relieve Bingham during the game and gave up a combined 13 runs on 10 hits, striking out just two batters. Tyler Squibbs was brought in to close the game for IUP. He picked up

another strikeout, but gave up two runs on two hits. Due to a rainy weather forecast, the home game against Clarion tomorrow has been postponed and rescheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday.

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Scherer: If Tiger Woods wins tournaments, controversy will be forgotten It is the moment that all golf Then after becoming the youngest fans have waited for since that ever to win golf major, he became the Thanksgiving evening. person that saved golf. The return of the greatest golfer of Not only did he bring golf to anoththis generation came Thursday after- er generation, but he brought the noon in Augusta, Ga. game to more people. Tiger Woods returned to Minorities and others his job yesterday. started to play golf. However, he isn’t comWoods can be credited ing back from an injury like for bringing golf to the he did in 2009. masses. He is coming back from Since that day, Woods a personal mistake that he has won 14 major champihad been making since he onships. was married back in 2004. This puts him four behind We all know what Jack Nichols, who holds Woods has done and By anthony scherer the record of 18. Sports Columnist what he has admitted Most people believe A.J.Scherer@iup.edu to. that Woods will break He made a mistake that cost him a the record in the future, but all that he number of different things. is concerned about is the next one. So, after four months away from So, when Woods played yesterthe game of golf, he returns to the day, not only did he play for hisevent that made him a household tory, he played to redeem himself name back in 1997 — The Masters. to the masses. Back then he was just 21; he was He knows that he has to repair the trying to make a name for himself on damage he did to his fans, and the the PGA tour. only way for him to do that is to win.

If he goes out there and wins, then everything that he did will go away. If he goes out there and wins, then everything that he did will go away. People will forget the mistakes that he made and just remember how great he is. Nike will put out a commercial about how he redeemed himself; he will bring his wife and children to the next event. We will forget all those things he did and start to think of him the way we used to. However, if this hurts the way he plays golf, then we will start to doubt if he can ever win again. If Woods goes out and misses the cut or doesn’t win, then this hangs over him until he does win. Win or lose this week, it seems that Woods is a different person — that he is trying to become a better husband and father — and that is the most important thing.

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Don Nelson eclipses Wilkens’ record for all-time NBA coaching victories By marcus thompson Contra Costa Times MCT

One thousand, three hundred, thirty-three. For months, Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson has downplayed this number as just one of many, the product of his being on the sidelines since before the first “Rocky” movie was released. But Wednesday, Nelson reached this magic number, and it inked his name in the history books. With Wednesday night’s 116-107 win over Minnesota, Nelson passed Lenny Wilkens as the winningest coach in NBA history. And as his players mobbed him — jumping on him, messing up his hair, pouring Gatorade cups full of Mountain Dew all over him — it was clear this was more than just one of many numbers. “I have so much respect for the number now because wins are so hard to get,” said Nelson, who has coached 93 fewer games than Wilkens. One thousand sixty-one. That’s the number of losses Nelson has racked up in 31 seasons as a head coach. By the look on his face some-

times, it probably seems like all of them came this season. But the progress of his players has helped lessen the disappointment of losing. Nelson said he has every intention of finishing out his contract, which has one year for $6 million remaining, and one reason he wants to is to continue to develop the youngsters — players such as forward Anthony Tolliver, the NBA Development League call-up who set a career-high with 34 points to go with eight rebounds on Wednesday. Center Chris Hunter, another former D-Leaguer, had 14 points and five rebounds while playing with a broken nose. It appeared for a moment Wednesday as if Nelson would get loss No. 1,062. Golden State’s 27-point third-quarter lead was down to 108104 with 43.6 seconds remaining. But guard Anthony Morrow followed with eight consecutive free throws to prevent the collapse. It wasn’t the high-drama, emotional ending the team experienced when Nelson tied Wilkens in Toronto on Sunday. But it was a fitting way to break the record. “I’m glad we didn’t win by 20. It

would’ve been too easy. It’s better when you have difficulties and you have to stress a little bit about it. This road trip is going to stick with me, and I guarantee it’s going to stay with each of my teammates, and especially Nelson.” Zero. That’s another number that will stay with Nelson. It’s the number of NBA titles he has as a coach, perhaps the number most responsible for his being passed over by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame three times. But Wednesday night, that number wasn’t the one that mattered. That wasn’t the number that earned Nelson a standing ovation in a visiting arena. It wasn’t the number that had his wife, daughter and grandkids posing on the court for pictures. Fans held up several homemade banners. The biggest was white and took a couple people to hold, and had a large number painted on it, apparently by a kid. One thousand, three hundred, thirty-three. “It’s just such a neat feeling,” Nelson said. “This is probably why we end up coaching, for moments like this.”

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Dan Pompei ranks five best quarterbacks in 2010 NFL Draft By dan pompei Chicago Tribune MCT

It looks like a quarterback will be the first pick in the 2010 draft, but the overall group does not have NFL teams very excited. In fact, this is a very thin QB class. 1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma, 6’ 4�, 236: He probably would have been the first pick in the draft if he came out last year, and it looks like he’ll go No. 1 this year. He is a complete quarterback prospect with intangibles to match his ability. Bradford is an accurate thrower who can also deliver the deep ball. He is fluid athletically, but won’t be a prolific scrambler. He can avoid the pass rush and remain composed while doing it. He shows excellent leadership qualities. Bradford played with a lot of talent around him, so some scouts wonder how he’ll respond if he is asked to carry his teammates. The shoulder separation that ended his season does not appear to be a problem. 2. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame, 6’ 2�, 222. Some scouts think he has a better arm than Bradford’s. Clausen is accurate and physically very talented. His arm strength is impressive, and his mechanics are sound. His mobility is good enough, and he shows good footwork. He has experience playing in a prostyle offense. Clausen showed mental and physical toughness during a trying college career. He doesn’t always make good decisions, and sometimes short circuits under pressure. His attitude, sense of entitlement and ability to lead have been questioned. His hands (9 inches) are smaller than ideal, and his arms are shorter (30 inches) than you’d like. 3. Colt McCoy, Texas, 6’ 1�, 216. He is a little bit like Drew Brees because he is small for the position and instinctive, but he doesn’t have Brees’ arm strength. His accuracy is only average. His best bet would be in a West Coast passing game that doesn’t require a lot of difficult throws. McCoy has top intangibles and leadership potential. He is athletic and has the ability to escape pressure and throw on the run. He sometimes bails out too early, though, and can be rattled. He is a winner who was very productive at Texas, but a lot of his production has come on short passes and checkdowns. 4. Tim Tebow, Florida, 6’ 3�, 236. He was one of the greatest college players in history, and his mere presence would enhance any locker room because of his leadership ability. But no one is sure if this lefty can play quarterback in a conventional offense. Part of the problem is his unorthodox delivery. Part of the problem is his

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FREE sofa and loveseat. Sealy queen waterbed; requires frame. 724-726-0178.

Need 5 male students to fill 5 bedroom house. Plus laundry room and parking for 5 cars. 724-349-4096.

3 / 4 bedroom apartments. Immaculate furnished kitchen. Church at 7th Street. Available Summer/ Fall 2010 Spring 2011. call 724-396-7912. 1 Bedroom Summer 2010 412-309-0379. 2 Bedroom. Fall 2010/ Spring 2011 412-309-0379. 5 Bedrooms Two Bathrooms Large House for Fall 2010/ Spring 2011. W/Dryer, Furnished, Parking & Utilities included. Excellent Location and Rent 724-516-3669. 2 bedroom apartment Fall 2010 Spring 2011. $1,900 per student. All major utilities included. 18 North 11th St. 724-549-2059 or 724-463-7939. 2 bedroom apartment Fall 2010 Spring 2011. $1.900 per student. All major utilities included. 18 North 11th St. 724-549-2059 or 724-463-7939. Summer 2010 extra nice apartment for 2-3-4 persons. $80 per week per student. Utilities and parking included 724-388 4033. Extra nice furnished apartments for 3-4-5 students for Fall and Spring Utilities and Parking included 724-388-4033. 1 Bedroom apartments for summer. Nice close to campus 724-388-5484. 2 Bedroom apartment. Fall Spring. Upscale A/C Parking utilities affordable. 724-388-5687. 1 Bedroom studio apartment. $2100 includes utilities 724-349-5312. Great Student rentals for “non-partying” students fall 2010 and spring 2011. 2 bedroom units. Nice apartments with parking. call 724-463-3418 or 724465-9612. Apartment off campus. 1 bedroom. large full kitchen. furnished. 2 person or single. Call for rate. May include partial utilities. Call after 4pm. 724-349-2809. GREAT SUMMER 2010 APARTMENT! 2 bedroom apartment across from HUB. Only pay internet and electric. A/C included! Call 724-972-3037, 412-251-7289 or e-mail ytmp@iup.edu. GREAT SUMMER 2010 APARTMENT! 2 bedroom apartment across street from HUB. Only pay internet and electric. A/C included! Call 724-972-3037, 412-251-7289 or email ytmp@iup.edu 2 and 5 bedroom house for Summer 2010. $1,500 total. 724-465-0709. 3 Bedroom apartment available starting June 1st. Call 724-465-5129 before 7:00pm

Summer houses and apartments 1/4 block from campus , AC, WD, furnishing, parking, most utilities included. 724-388-0352. Houses and apartments 1/4 block from campus; washer and dryer, parking. Cell 724-388-0352. 668 Water St. 1, 2, or 3 bedroom available summer, fall, spring 2010, 2011. Utilities included. 1 bedroom $2000. 2 and 3 bedroom $2300. Call 724-465-0100. 3 bedroom 3 person house. 4 blocks from campus. Available Summer, Fall and Spring. $1750 per person per semester. 724-801-0970. 2 male students needed to fill 3 bedroom furnished house. Washer/dryer. For Fall 2010. Spring 2011. 724-463-8813. 3 bedroom house for 3 students next to campus for Fall and Spring. $1600 per student per semester plus utilities. No pets. References. Call 724-349-6883, leave message. Three bedroom house available for Fall 2010 thru Spring 2011 one block from campus. Utilities included. Phone 724-349-7688. 3 bedroom duplex. Fall 2010 and Spring 2011. Living and dining room, kitchen on first floor. Three bedrooms and bathroom on second floor. Large rooms. Wall to wall carpeting, stove, and refrigerator. Furnished rent includes sewage, recycling, trash removal, and off street parking. $1,600/ student/ semester. Close to campus. Phone 724-388-3341. Summer 1 2 3 4 bedroom houses. Washer Dryer Dishwasher yards. 724-349-6107. Summer houses available. Furnished. Washer and Dryer. Parking included. 724-422-675.7 4 Bedroom house. Summer only. 1228 Oakland Ave 703-307-7288. Five bedroom house. Newly remolded. 5 off street parking spots. Furnished. Summer Free. $1300 per semester 724-388-3512. Four bedroom house. Newly remolded. off-street parking. Furnished $1500 per semester. SUMMER free 724-388-3512.

Parking On campus parking available. $200 per semester. Thomas Hall call now 724-349-2007.

2 bedroom Fall 2010 Spring 2011. Off street parking. Neat and Clean. 412-309-0379.

Parking reserve for Fall, Spring 2010-2011. 724388-0352.

1 bedroom apartment. summer 2010. Neat and Clean. 412-309-0379.

Reserve your own parking space for next fall semester. Parking one block off main campus. Reasonable rates. Call 724-349-8431.

SUMMER 2,3,4 bedroom. next to HUB. utilities parking included Air Conditioning 724-463-3858. 4 students for 4 bedroom duplex 4 blocks from campus. utilities and off street parking. 724-349-4523. Two bedroom apartment. NO PETS. utilities included phone 724-465-6387. 2 bedroom close, quiet $1500 per semester. Fall 2010 Spring 2011. 724-349-6748. For Rent 4 bedroom apartment located 1271 Church Street. Phone 724-465-6788.

Sublets Copper Beach Apartment for Sublease. Summer 2010. $500 per month. Call 610-698-2609.

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Brand New one bedroom apartment. Laundry hook up. In Indiana. $625 per month plus utilities. Available May. 724-349-1669.

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Fall semester only 2 bedroom 2500 includes parking and utilities 724-422-4852.

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Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Furnished single rooms on noncoed dorm floor includes central air, refrig, microwave. $1800 / semester to semester lease. ALL utilities included. 884 Wayne Ave 724-349-3352.

Female model wanted. Genefenton.com. 724-3490382. Experienced cooks/pizza makers/counter/servers. Part time. Will need to be able to work over the summer. Call between 2 and 4 p.m.. 724-479-2544.

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Penguins still searching for ‘on’ switch By richard collier Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Scripps Howard News Service

There’s an implicit guarantee that comes with having Alexander Ovechkin, Sidney Crosby and a 200-foot sheet of ice in the same building on the same night, so it’s all but superfluous to point out that both Tuesday night’s assembly here at Mellon Arena and a highly engaged Versus cable TV audience had every right to expect something special. This, then, was a clear violation of their hockey rights. I guess that with Ovechkin’s Washington Capitals motivated only to avoid a sharp stick in the eye and Crosby’s defending Stanley Cup-champion Pittsburgh Penguins charged only with the vague urgency of not finishing fourth in the Eastern Conference, the result was that the special night was served lukewarm and significantly under-spiced. Hockey history might have been made had the Capitals been able to sustain an early burst of offense in which they sprayed three shots at MarcAndre Fleury in the game’s first 69 seconds, but Penguins fans might not have appreciated the opportunity to say they were there the night Washington outshot Pittsburgh, 156-0. Similarly, no special feeling washed over the audience during the handful of shifts Craig Adams skated with Crosby, as Adams hasn’t scored since the Jonas Brothers were in preschool. Furthermore, even as they led by a goal after one peri-

od and by two after two, the Capitals exuded a unique indifference. With home-ice advantage for as long as they don’t melt in the postseason already assured, for example, they rested standout defenseman Mike Green and, earlier in the day, called up Jay Beagle from the Hershey Bears. Or was it Jay Bear from the Hershey Beagles? No matter; the Capitals again twitch-slapped the Penguins, 6-3, this time, meaning Ovechkin’s team swept the four-game season series, a possibility-turned-reality the Penguins had agreed in advance and by consensus was not terribly important. Staal was one of the minority in the room who felt that going 0 for 10 against New Jersey and Washington this season could have lasting deleterious effects. The Penguins’ abstract ability to flip the switch, as it were, once the playoffs start, did not become any less of a topic as a result of this encounter. For his part, the Great 8, the Penguins’ favorite hockey nemesis, skated in long loops and looked generally content to let his teammates torture Fleury, who let in 3 of Washington’s first 12 shots. Alexander Semin skated around Penguins defenseman Alex Goligoski as though he were a highway cone, lifted the puck over a sprawling Jordan Leopold and fooled Fleury badly to erect the lead Washington would never relinquish. After Mike Knuble made it 2-0 at 0:42 of the second, with much of the crowd still wran-

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MCT Sidney Crosby has scored more than 45 goals this season.

gling nachos back from the concourse, Crosby finally delivered a small slice of special. Captain Sid ripped a power-play blast behind Capitals goalie Semyon Varlamov for his 48th goal of the season early in the second but suffered the aural indignity of having Washington’s Tomas Fleischmann score 21 seconds later, seriously curdling the Crosby goal announcement. Crosby’s two assists lifted him to a 100-point season, and it was just too bad that when the crowd let it’s “MVP! MVP!” chant die out, it looked to the scoreboard to find that the Capitals had scored again and again.


r Man on the Street q

If you had one day to live, how would you spend it?

“I would preach to people with 10 minutes left and say, ‘If I am lying, may God strike me down.’” — Jared Clark (freshman, music education)

“I’d chill with all my friends.” — Joey Kissinger (freshman, undeclared business)

“I would spend it with my family and friends.” — Shelly Westerman (sophomore, nuclear medicine tech)

“I’d go to a nude beach in Spain with my friend Shelly.” — Marcie Lendacki (freshmen, undecided)

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Residence Hall Association

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Email: iuprha@yahoo.com by Wednesday April 14

L E T U S K N OW : -The song you plan on performing to (4 minutes. or less) -Your name (contact person) -A stage-name if you want/have one -The number of performers and their names -Phone number and email address

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