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Lambda Psi Omega, the new “fraority” at ISU, is gender neutral and promotes acceptance and equality among its members. The fraority was established in October 2013.

A new chapter of Greek life at Illinois State University is unlike any other fraternity or sorority on campus and a new word was fashioned to fit its unique nature: fraority. Lambda Psi Omega is a gender neutral, queer fraority established in October 2013. They welcome students who identify as male, female, transgender and for those who do not identify as any gender. While other Greek organizations on campus call each other brothers or sisters, Lambda Psi Omega call themselves siblings. The mission of Lambda Psi Omega is to provide its members a family based on acceptance and equality. “Some members of our founding line have been talking about building a Greek organization where people who identify as members of the LGBTQ community can feel welcome for over a year,” Marva Moody, elder for the public relations for Lambda Psi Omega, said. “We put those words into action officially in October of last semester.” Other Greek chapters across the United States are creating organizations with the same mission as Lambda Psi Omega. Theta Pi Sigma from the University of California, Santa Cruz coins themselves the World’s First Gender

Neutral Fraority, Moody said. The purpose of Lambda Psi Omega being established was the feeling that nothing in the Greek community on campus was as welcoming to the LGBTQ community, Moody said. Lambda Psi Omega is trying to create a strong sense of community for members who may have faced rejection in the past because of their sexuality. According to Lambda Psi Omega’s mission, the organization will nourish self-discovery within its members while promoting self-wellness throughout life and utilize these tenets to assist in the development of leadership within its members. “In all of my years attending ISU, I never felt like I would be fully accepted in Greek life without having to closet part of myself, until we established Lambda,” Moody said. Any student is welcome to join Lambda Psi Omega no matter of their identity as long as they are supportive of the LGBTQ community. Students who become Lambda Psi Omega members must pay dues once a semester if accepted. If a student wishes to join Lambda Psi Omega, they can contact lambdapsiomegailstu@gmail.com or visit their Facebook page. “I hope Lambda will make ISU a more welcoming place for its LGBTQ students,” Moody said. “I also hope that Lambda will build awareness giving those who don’t know about or don’t agree with the LGBTQ community the tools to be more knowledgeable, inclusive, respectful and accepting of their peers.”

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This application currently works to take many manual steps to make an identity for either a new student or employee and to give them access to campus applications they need. The improved IAM will be the main source that will automatically generate ISU login IDs, or ULIDS and give the necessary access to users. IAM will benefit campus users in many ways. Students and employees will be given access quickly once they are entered into the system, they will not have to sign into applications using their ULID and password as many times as they do currently and permissions will be able to be changed or removed easily and quickly when the role of a campus member changes. LEAPForward works to provide upgraded technology systems. LEAPForward’s mission is to rework the academic architecture at ISU and to make easy access to data for any department on campus. They also aim to provide and meet all technology needs for students, staff and parents at ISU.

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s Illinois State University students, we pay a relatively affordable tuition cost. Cited on the financial aid page, ISU “consistently ranks as one of the top 100 best values in public colleges,” according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine. Some of us may have chosen this institution based solely on its affordability compared to other schools. College is a financial commitment, and the incredibly prestigious schools (Ivy League universities, for example) are associated with monstrous tuition fees. We may have dreamed of attending one of these schools, but large tuition rates may have held us back from fulfilling that dream. This is particularly true when it comes to those who want to attend a prestigious art school. Washington Post’s contributor Catherine Rampell released statistics she obtained using a tool from the Department of Education that compiles total costs of attendance for colleges all across the country. Contrary to popular belief, Ivy League schools do not top the list of most expensive schools; in fact, art schools occupy seven spots out of 10. Why are art schools so expensive? Parents have been urging their kids for years to stray from majors in art because of the supposed lack of job opportunities. If this is the case, how are art schools justifying these massive tuition rates? The “starving artist” will never be able to conquer his/her debt. According to Rampell, The School of the Art Institute

of Chicago is the most expensive four-year private, non-profit college in America (after grants are issued to students, the net cost is still estimated around $42,882). This editorial board believes that there is no excuse that these colleges can conjure to validate these tuition rates.

There is no reason for art schools to have such higher tuition than some of the most prestigious academic communities in the world. Lynn O’Shaughnessy of MoneyWatch on cbsnews.com also noticed this trend of ludicrously priced art school tuition in 2011. In an article she published on cbsnews.com she described a statement she received from the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design; the statement tried to explain why art schools are so expensive. It read, “[art] schools offer low student-faculty ratios, students typically meet for twice the hours of general education courses and expensive special equipment is needed and the schools are located in higher cost cities.” But are these really valid arguments? Lots of universities and colleges have state of the art equipment and extensive class hours, but they do not have to jack up the prices. In addition, art degree importance has been lost in today’s corporate America. Art majors face a rough outlook for employment after graduation (Yahoo Finance once named theater arts the third worst degree to obtain in regards to job outlook), and the last thing art majors need is a mountain of debt to pay off. If art schools continue this trend, their enrollment rates might suffer. Art is a highly competitive field, and Ivy League-esque tuitions are unfair to the students attending these schools. No wonder we hear of the “starving artist.” He/she is starving because of loan payments.

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Tackling the opponent instead of state issues on slamming their opponent. With Rauner grabbing the Republican nomination, the stage has officially been set for what will likely be a very competitive election. That means we, the voters, must be subject to the endless bombardment of political ads that will supposedly convince us that the other candidate is unfit to be governor. Both parties have wasted no time with this and already their campaigns are hitting childish lows. Quinn recently released an ad that compared Rauner to Mr. Burns from “The Simpsons” and Rauner fired back by paying actors to dress up and parade around as “Quinnocchio” because Pinocchio lies and apparently so does Quinn. Regardless of which candidate you support, these are antics one would expect from fifth graders running for

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Ominou music. Pictures of Illinois in disarray. Depending on whose ad it is, some general statements about how the opponent is going to ruin the state if elected. Rarely, if ever, has there been a campaign by a Republican or Democrat that didn’t involve a heavy focus

class president, not two grown men who want to be governor. While it has been this way for decades, it is sad that campaigning is essentially a candidate tearing the other down rather than focusing on why they themselves would be worthy of votes. For myself and likely others, it has gotten tiresome. Not only that, but it hasn’t bolstered any hope that either candidate will be good for our state. Candidates spend millions on their campaigns. Much of that goes to preparing and filming commercials in which they have only a few minutes to deliver a message to us. With such precious, expensive time, one would think that they would try to deliver a powerful message on how they will bring about change. Instead, more often than not, they focus on the faults of the other person. Personally, I can’t help but call

later showed that none of the criticisms were true, but it still proved to be a turning point in the election. It’s a shame that elections can’t simply be about the issues with political campaigns leaving it to voters to decide who has the better morals. Despite all of this, come this fall I will still vote. Elections of such gravity are too important to not have a voice. Even after having to endure all the negativity and ugliness these campaigns create, I’ll still send my choice of who I think is “best.” But I can’t help but dread if whether or not I’ll be choosing someone that I actually think will be a great leader or if I’ll simply be choosing the lesser of two evils. Nick Ulferts is a junior English education major and columnist for The Vidette. Any questions or comments regarding his column can be sent to nlferts@ilstu.edu.

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into question the character of any candidate that would devote so many resources into degrading their opponent. What kind of morals and integrity are they really showing with these ads? It’s easy to make an ad that makes someone look bad, but to me it would be much more impressive to see an ad that solely focused on the individual’s campaign. That would go much farther to getting my vote at least. It’s a vicious cycle, with candidates firing ad after ad at each other with the voters caught in the crossfire. If you don’t react fast enough, the other candidate may have tarnished your reputation for good. I remember the infamous debate over John Kerry’s military record and how he initially failed to respond to the criticism. By the time he had and began to question George W. Bush’s own military record, the damage had already been done. Research

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Exhibit displays fashion then and now The Lois Jett Historical Costume Collection houses more than 2,000 articles of clothing from over the years OLIVIA GILBERTSEN Senior Staff

Jake Johnsn / Photographer Photo on left represents typical clothing for women during the 1900s while photo on right displays a sleek modern option.

FASHION: DECADE BY DECADE • 1900s – Heavily corseted “s-curve” silhouette for women was popular. Long skirts were worn with layers of petticoats and light and “feminine” fabrics such as laces and cottons. White and pastel colors were also common. • 1910s – Women’s silhouette narrows and

waistline raises to just under the bust, an empire waist. Common fabrics expand to include silks and wools along with laces and ribbons. After WWI women’s wear showed military influence.

• 1920s – Skirts shortened; silhouette became straight and boyish with a waistline that dropped to hip level. • 1930s – Skirts lengthened and silhouettes became more curvy, following a woman’s natural curves. Popular fabrics include cottons and rayons and fabrics with small prints for daywear.

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• 1940s – During WWII the amount of fabric was restricted in clothing bought by retailers so skirts became about knee length and jackets and bodices were boxy. • 1950s – Silhouettes were once again “feminine” with emphasis on small waist and round hips. Skirts were either full or very narrow. Also, manufactured fabrics became popular. • 1960s – Looser silhouettes were common with very short skirts. Dropped and natural waistlines were both worn. • 1970s – Skirts lengthened to a maxi length and a predominance of manufactured fabrics, especially polyester, was present. Women also began to adopt a “dress for success” look of feminizing men’s suits for the workplace.

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1950s. “[In the] 1910s there was a high waistline trend that is very elegant. From the heavily corseted silhou- They also had a tendency to use a vaette and petticoats desired in the riety of fabrics and trims on one gar1900s, to restricted access to fabric ment [making this era] creative and during WWII, to the introduction of attractive,” she said. “The 1950s era manufactured fabrics such as poly- valued the garments fit and [having ester in the 1970s and everything in a] quality construction. The clothing between, fashion through the decades was made to be worn for longer periods of time and made clothing an has seen many trends come and go. The Lois Jett Historic Costume Col- investment. This era also had unique lection exhibit will feature the evolu- details.” tion clothing has made throughout Banning predicts that in the future, the decades from 2-4 p.m. on Friday, fashion will have a higher emphasis on April 11. sustainable practices in the apparel “Clothing today is chosen largely for and textile industry, and the way the comfort and to fit one’s personality,” clothes are designed, produced and Jennifer Banning, assistant professor marketed; These changes will reduce in Family and Consumer Sciences, the harmful effects the industry has said. “Clothing in the first 20th cen- on the environment. tury was often not comfortable at all.” Another major change Banning Banning exsees in fashion toplained that fash- “Clothing today is chosen day is the use of ion today allows largely for comfort and to sportswear. for a multitude of “[In the 1920s] styles to choose fit one’s personality.” sportswear was from, whereas something only in past decades Jennifer Banning worn when actively Assistant professor in Family and there seemed to Consumer Sciences participating in be one particular sports, [today] it is trend everyone seemed to follow. the main form of dress worn by en Fashion reflects what is going on in tire generations regardless of activity,” the world. When world events change, she said. so do fashions, Banning said. Swimwear has also changed dras In the past 150 years, women’s tically. In the beginning of the 20th fashion has changed drastically more century swimwear was high-coverage. than men’s. When the fashion indus- By the 1940s, form-fitting one- and try began to gain traction in the late two-pieces were introduced. Today, 19th century women were the target- the less-is-more look is common in swimwear, she said. ed customers, according to Banning. “Men’s fashion changes in small “Fashion changes in all cultures, ways ... [leaving] basic garments and but changes have probably been more styling the same [such as] shirts, dramatic in western cultures thanks trousers and jackets,” Banning said. to fashion centers such as Paris, Mi“Women have a wider variety of gar- lan, London and New York City,” Banments to wear and are open to wear- ning said. “Entire industries grew up ing them in different ways.” around those cities which impacted Banning said her favorite decades the growth and transmission of fashfor fashion were the 1910s and ion.”

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NEWS BRIEF: Garage sale to fund camp for autistic JESSICA SMITH Staff Writer Bloomington-Normal’s Young Professional Kiwanis Club will host the fifth annual Autism Society of McLean County garage sale from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at the Crossroads Center. Items can be donated for the sale at the Crossroads Center from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday.

Monetary donations are also encouraged. Proceeds will go towards a summer camp at Lake Bloomington for children with autism, which allows the children to canoe, swim, horseback ride, play and make friends in a safe and supportive environment. The camp costs from $225 to $250 per child. The proceeds of the garage sale will aid those who would otherwise not be able to afford the price.

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Palmer Luckey, founder of Oculus, is in his office working with his headset, called the Rift, which has been heralded as the device that could make virtual reality the next big thing in video game technology. (MCT) — It’s long been the stuff of science fiction, the ability to wear a headset and feel as if you’re in another world. Creating an affordable virtual reality device for the mass market has been the holy grail of sorts for game developers and futurists. Now Facebook’s $2 billion purchase of Oculus may bring that dream one step closer to reality. Virtual reality enthusiasts say they’ve been waiting for decades for the technology to take off and have been developing headsets and content in the hopes they could soon have mainstream appeal. Last week’s blockbuster deal for Irvine, Calif.-based Oculus is also casting the spotlight on Southern California’s growing role in developing virtual reality technology. Much of the activity is taking place at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Creative Technologies, where Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, 21, once worked as a lab assistant. The institute has attracted several top VR researchers including Mark Bolas, who advised Luckey in the early days of Oculus. “We really do have an emerging hotbed here. I think this is the heart and soul of where virtual reality is going to be,” said Bolas, who is director of the Mixed Reality Lab, a joint effort between the institute and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts that trains art and engineering students in virtual reality design. “We’ve got a nexus of people here that have been working in the field for over 20 years.” Los Angeles is uniquely poised to play into the virtual world, with Hollywood and video game companies eager to develop content for virtual reality devices. “We definitely like being in Southern California because we see the platform as covering gaming and entertainment,” Oculus Chief Operating Officer Laird Malamed said. “It’s a good place to be, which is why we haven’t moved.” Oculus’ headset, called the Rift, has been heralded as the device that could make virtual reality the next big thing in video game technology. It began as a project on Kickstarter, raising nearly $2.5 million from 9,522 backers in August 2012. Resembling a pair of bulky ski goggles, the Rift promises to “take gaming to the next level” by immersing the

viewer in a lifelike environment. “It tricks your brain and it feels like you’re somewhere you’re not. Except in real life, you’ve never gotten that sense of scale,” said Chris Dixon, a partner at venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz who led Oculus’ $75 million Series B financing round in December. “It’s so effective in its illusion of reality that I think a lot of the current games will be too intense for people,” he said. Virtual reality incited a lot of buzz and briefly infiltrated pop culture in the 1980s and 1990s, but never really got off the ground. Many early versions were poorly made, uncomfortable and caused viewers to suffer from motion sickness. Soon the movement was relegated to the fringes of technological development, with the exception of high-end uses such as flight training and military tools. Nowadays, motion-control advancements better allow for head tracking and cut down on delays in response time, meaning the images on the Rift screen move with the tilt of the player’s head. Software is also powerful enough to correct for lens distortion, and advances made in the mobile market have helped make such technology affordable because component parts are much cheaper. Jaron Lanier, who began developing virtual reality headsets in the 1980s and is one of the pioneers of the technology, said the renewed excitement in the past few years is largely due to a cost breakthrough instead of a technical overhaul. More than 30 years ago, Lanier made a head-mounted VR device similar to the Oculus Rift that cost $100,000. Developer kits for the Rift have been priced at $300 to $350; a consumer version is expected late this year or early next year. “The difference is not what’s possible now, it’s what’s possible at a price that might be manageable,” Lanier said. Besides the more attractive prices, virtual reality got a major boost from Facebook’s acquisition announcement — and raised Southern California’s profile as a tech region capable of churning out more than fashion websites and consumer apps. “This is a very technical company, so it didn’t fit the stereotype,” Andreessen Horowitz’s Dixon said. “This showed the diversity of the L.A. technology scene.”

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NEWS BRIEF: RSO Vibe Tribe to host Silent Disco JESSICA SMITH Staff Writer ISU Vibe Tribe will host its first annual Silent Disco from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m on Friday, April 4. The Silent Disco is sponsored by University Program Board, Gamma Phi Circus, Two Blokes and a Bus and Party Headphones. This “night of audio and visual wonderment” will include live sets

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Last year’s student fashion show featured impressive designs that highlighted the creativy of the department. The items were not only designed by students, but modeled by them as well.

KELSEY STIEGMAN Senior Staff

Every famous designer has their own signature look, something that sets them apart from the crowd. Chanel was known for her simplicity, Alexander McQueen for his artistic edginess, and Ralph Lauren for his preppy-chic style. For 13 years, the annual Apparel Merchandising and Design Association (AMDA) Fashion Show has provided students with a way to express their creativity through the art of clothing design. At this year’s show,

designers will emphasize their own unique style for the theme “Signature.” “I wanted to choose a theme that gave the designers a lot of creative freedom to design what they wanted,” Makenzie McDowell, a senior apparel merchandising major and director of the 2014 fashion show, said. “A lot of famous designers have their own ‘signature’ that sets them apart from all the other lines,” McDowell said. “Challenging the student designers to do the same is a good way for them to start identifying themselves and their future brands.” The models and volunteers, along with designers and directors, are all ISU students. The entire show is student-run and planning begins at

the start of the school year. Students students. work tirelessly throughout the year to “Black n’ Bloom,” is a line deraise money, spread the word, and signed by Shandi Green, a senior of course, create apparel design amazing designs. Challenging the student major, that focuses on black “This year and white fabrics we have a lot of designers [to have their with colorful flonew designers, own line] is a good way for ral touches and including a few abstract designs. costume design them to start identifyinig Vasilika Mikosz, graduate stu- themselves and their also a senior dents. Every year design major, the show is dif- future brands. got her inspiraferent because Mackenzie McDowell tion from flight the designer’s Senior apparel merchandising major and attendants and creativity is un- director of the 2014 fashion show named her line limited. Each show features new looks and styles “Airborn.” that haven’t been seen yet,” McDow- Andrea Zabel, a senior majoring in ell said. apparel design and co-design direc Signature will offer a wide range of tor of the fashion show, created her collections from ISU’s own talented collection with a signature texture.

She calls it “A Dark Affair.” “A Dark Affair is a combination of edgy and classy designed to make a woman feel confident and bold in what she’s wearing,” Zabel said. “The collection shows how something seemingly simple is truly unique and complex. It’s inspired by texture to represent how one simple color can be represented in many different ways.” The AMDA Fashion Show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday in the Brown Ballroom of the Bone Student Center. Doors will open at 5:30 so guests can enjoy elegant mocktails and tasty hors d’oeuvres. Signature tickets are $15 for students and seniors, $20 for general admission and can be purchased at the Braden Box Office in the Bone or at Ticketmaster.com.

Top 5 men’s fashion trends for spring It appears that the merciless winter is beginning to get bored with tormenting us humans. Since it has been a while since any of us have encountered above-freezing temperatures, here are five fashion tips to help guys enjoy the change in weather with style

5. Bucket Hats

Bucket hats made this year’s GQ Spring Trend Report. Yes, those goofy, droopy fisherman hats have finally become “a thing.” No longer confined to realms of frumpy longshoremen and grandpas, bucket hats are now being rocked by fashionable young dudes all over the world. If you are looking to keep the sun’s nasty rays out of your eyes, do it in style with a bucket hat.

4. Quality Sunnies

Speaking of the sun, in recent years, more and more gentleman have allowed themselves to be seen wearing those plastic, cheap looking fauxRay Ban sunglasses with the neon temples. They look like they were given away for free to promote some realty company. This spring do yourself a favor and sport some quality eyewear instead. You cannot go wrong with a traditional wayfarer or classic aviator style. Courtesy of anmlhse.com

3. Lightweight Jackets

It is time to store away your chunky parkas and pea coats and bust out your lightweight jackets. The North Face, Marmot and Patagonia all make stellar rain coats that are sleek, simple and will surely protect you outdoorsy types from April’s torrential downpours. When it comes to your outerwear this spring, do not be afraid of color, but avoid anything too gaudy, especially eye-burning neon.

Chinos

The recent 80’s prep revisionism vibe has been telling young men that it is once again cool to rep pastel colored chino pants and shorts. While such self-consciously “springy” bottoms certainly do scream “Easter egg hunter,” such giddy colors are often difficult to style. Wear colored pants that are easy to match, like charcoal, khaki, navy or camel. From there, throw on a plain white t-shirt and slip on a pair of boat shoes or basic canvas sneakers like the Vans Authentic for a timeless, springtime look.

1. The Printed Button Up

This spring will be the season of the busy, printed button up. From Hawaiian prints to paisley and beyond, more and more guys are wearing shirts boasting big, bold and frequently brightly colored prints. Do not hesitate to have fun and sport a printed shirt that is loud, vibrant and playful. Just make sure the rest of your ensemble is less showy to contrast it. Make the shirt the focal point of your outfit. QUINN WERMELING Reporter


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Professors work hard, play hard Summertime for students often means a break for our brains, but this is not the case for most professors whose academic routines do not shut down during the summer months. A few professors shared their wild plans for their summer vacation “I’m taking this as a direct invitation to shamelessly plug the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. We are ridiculously excited about our 2014 summer season. We’re bringing back the Improvised Shakespeare Company, who are hilarious, and our three mainstage plays are tied together in a really interesting way. Check out thefestival.org for more info.”

“Usually I do the Urbana Market at the Square because I have a huge backyard, which is all a giant garden. I sell vegetables, herbs and honey, but this year I am not doing that. I am planting the garden for my family. We’re also getting chickens this summer, so that’s exciting. We have to build a coop. Another huge thing that’s happening is I was chosen to be one of the nine gardeners to be on the Master Gardeners Garden Walk this year. We invite everyone we know and have a huge potluck and dance in our backyard. It is always a ton of fun. We’re also going on vacation to Beaver Island, which is in Michigan. I’m really excited to see what kind of rocks are up there.”

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“Over the summer I am working on [my one woman show] “Thingification.” I have applied for a residency to work on the play’s development with my director, and I will also be researching ballroom culture and self-fashioning through gender performance and considering the way such performances inform civil rights struggle. There are also plans in the works to give a formal talk/ presentation in Seoul, South Korea.” “I’ll be teaching a four-week summer course in June and July, grading AP Literature exams for a week in June and presenting a paper on Keats at a conference in D.C. in July. I’ll also be working on writing a few articles that I have in the works (one on William Morris and the private press movement, and another on early-19th-century cookbooks). As for fun, I’m hoping to do some traveling, perhaps visiting some friends in Oregon. Most importantly, I’ll be riding my beloved bike for countless hours, hoping to make up for all the time spent indoor during this horrible, horrible winter.”

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“This summer I am directing the Theatre for Young Audiences show for the Illinois Shakespeare Festival. It’s an original script written by Nancy Steele Brokaw entitled “Shake, Shake, Shake Your Shakespeare.” It will be performed on the Ewing Manor grounds throughout the summer. I’m also directing the premiere production of a new work entitled “The Human Terrain” by Jennifer Blackmer at the Mustard Seed Theatre in St. Louis. For fun, I’ll be spending a week in Stratford seeing shows at the Stratford Festival and visiting my kids in NYC.” “Summer is the time for me to go back to China to be with my parents for one month, to do research in Asian film studies and to prepare for the courses I will teach in the fall. I plan to attend a film festival, but most festivals that I am interested in do not take place during the summer. It depends on whether I can find an interesting one in July after I come back from China.”

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BRIEF: TSwift named ‘Biggest Celebrity Player’ in survey KELSEY LUTZ Reporter

Taylor Swift: singer, baker, cat lover and … player? Word on the street is that after an iHeartRadio survey, the country pop artist has been voted as the number one ‘Biggest Celebrity Player.’ The blonde haired, red lipstickwearing gal in the cozy sweater would rarely be pinned with such a label. Whether her songs are calling out a cheating ex-boyfriend or confessing her admiration for someone, Swift is known to put her feelings into her lyrics, most of which paint a vivid picture of her

relationships. With a variety of names in her songs, and tabloids displaying pictures captured of her with different men, Taylor it would be easy to Swift pin Swift as a girl who jumps from guy to guy. But, is she really a boy-crazy player, or is Swift the victim? Ironically, John Mayer fell at spot number two in the polls. The runner-up heartthrob allegedly broke Swift’s heart, and was the inspiration for her hit song “Dear John.” Although the alternative rock singer is known for his womanizing ways, the number one spot was still handed to the American sweetheart.

BRIEF: ‘Frozen’ breaks animated cinema records MCT Photo

QUINN WERMELING Reporter It is official. “Frozen” is pretty much the biggest animated movie ever. A movie milestone was reached this weekend, as Disney’s “Frozen” became the highest grossing ani-

mated film of all time. With $1.07 billion in the bank, “Frozen” has passed up the $1.06 billion of 2010’s “Toy Story 3.” The Academy Award winner for Best Animated Picture, “Frozen” is now the 10th highest grossing film of all time, just behind 2012’s “The Dark Knight Rises.”

“Frozen” is the first release to bring in over a billion dollars for Walt Disney Animated Studios, but it is the seventh Walt Disney Studios picture to hold the honor. “Frozen” is also the number one Thanksgiving debut of all time, raking in nearly $100 million over its first five days.

BRIEF: Missing plane postpones movie release KELSEY LUTZ Reporter The search for Flight MH730 is still on. Although theories of its whereabouts have been discussed, the reason for its disappearance remains a mystery. The Malaysian Airlines plane has been missing since March 8. After more than three weeks since its disappearance, people are starting to take proper precautions in regards to those who may be affected by the in-

cident. Ironically, a movie about a similar event was scheduled to begin production shortly. The pre-production of the Australian film “Deep Water” has been delayed in consideration of the tragedy. The film, a sequel to shark horror film “Bait 3D,” features an airplane that has crashed into the ocean on its way to China and the survivors struggling to stay alive afterward. As the investigation proceeds, searchers have uncovered hints of

the potential happenings of Flight MH730. Debris has been found floating in the oceans, but no wreckage has been proven to belong to the airplane. In sensitivity to the theories and recent evidence discovered, the producers of the coincidentally relatable movie decided it was in everybody’s best interest to put the film on hold. The release date has been pushed back two years in hopes that the mystery of the current disaster will be in the past.

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Nashville’s economy could be receiving a pretty penny as well. Industry leaders are projecting that the Final Four will bring between $20 million and $25 million in direct spending. Since the teams for the women’s Final Four are to be determined, Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. (CVC) President and CEO Butch Spyridon is uncertain how many hotel room bookings and nights the tournament will bring. However, Spyridon believes it will definitely impact the hospitality industry. “The local organizing committee and staff could not have done a better job in managing the event. It is a testament to Nashville’s reputation to be hosting an event of this caliber, and we have no doubt

Music City will deliver the best Final Four ever,” Spyridon told WBIR.com We’ll have to wait and see the numbers at the end of both tournaments, but I’m going to remain pretty optimistic for both North Texas and Nashville.

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Men’s final four to rake in local funds SAM ISDALE Sports Columnist

The Lady Redbirds began the first round at The Members Club at Four Streams course in Beallsville, Md., with a team score of 333 after a muchdelayed start due to snow. This landed them in eighth place headed into Tuesday, where there would only be one final round to play after the decision was made to cancel the third round. Though the Lady ‘Birds improved their team score on the second day and finished with a 659 (333-326) overall score, they were not able to hold the eighth place spot, finishing at 10th overall. “Monday was a long day in terrible winds,” head coach Darby Slight said after the first round. “The scores were all high across the teams, and we aren’t in as bad a shape as we felt we scored. I was extremely proud of our attitudes all day. We hung in there and took advantage of birdie opportunities at the end of the round. I know all of the adversity we have faced in performances this spring will pay off in the end, if we stay faithful to our plan.”

As quickly as March Madness came, the Final Four is nearly here. Although I didn’t do as great with my bracket this year as I hoped, I’m anxious to watch the Final Four games. When I started thinking about the Final Four and who’s competing, I began to think about the crowd that it will draw. Then this led me to wonder about the potential economic boost for the cities hosting both men’s and women’s NCAA Final Four games. In case you were unaware of where the games will be hosted, the men’s Final Four is in North Texas at the AT&T Stadium, while the women’s Final Four is at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The men’s Final Four in North Texas is estimated to bring a record crowd. More than 85,000 fans are predicted to fill the stadium, which would surpass the current Final Four record by approximately 10,000. That doesn’t even include the countless number of people that will be wandering the city and spending time and money in surrounding restaurants and bars. This just smells like a lot of green; and by that I mean money. “These schools that make it to the Final Four have large and very engaged fan bases with significant … discretionary spending ability,” Michael Lysko, director of the Sport Management Program at Southern Methodist University told DallasNews. com. “These institutions bring a fairly fervent fan base to the city.” There’s also an estimated 7,000 ticketless fans in North Texas. Although they won’t be inside the stadium, they have the option to take part in events such as free concerts at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. College students and young adults paired with free concerts? I’m sure they’ll be willing to throw down a serious amount of cash on food and beverages. An economic impact report put the total amount of spending in Texas that is associated with Final Four visitors at $275.88 million. But some economists think that these numbers are highly overestimated and believe people will not spend as much money as these numbers say. If I were a business owner, waitress or bartender in the North Texas area, I would automatically assume that sales would certainly increase. It seems obvious, but no one really knows until it’s all over. The Vice President of DRG Concepts, Nafees Alam is optimistic about sales. DRG Concepts owns four restaurants in the downtown area including Dallas Chop House, Chop House Burger, Dallas Fish Market and Wild Salsa. He’s actually expecting Final Four sales to be 15 percent higher than Super Bowl XLV weekend when the Packers earned the title over the Steelers, in 2011. “When conventions and special occasions happen … we try to maximize the seating capacity,” Alam told DallasNews.com. “When it’s raining, you put all your buckets out to catch what you can.” Although the numbers for the women’s Final Four differ, it still seems

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Archive Photos Rachael Brewer (right) and Kristen Zillmer (left) will represent ISU as distance runners at the Stanford Invitaitonal in Palo Alto, Calif., this weekend.

ISU runners race to California RYANN HOFFENBERG Sports Editor Illinois State’s track and field teams are coming up on their spring seasons and looking forward to traveling, competing and seeing what the members of their teams are made of. The teams have a hectic schedule underway already, as they have competed in the Indiana Relays, the Keck Invitational, the Meyo Invitational and others, including the MVC Indoor Championships, where Akil Mills, Curt Jensen and Julia Ott took home titles, and the NCAA Championships where Mills and Jensen also took titles. Looking forward, the two teams will continue to travel and compete in events such as the upcoming Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif. “For me, this [Stanford Invitational] meet is definitely a big one, I’m trying to run a fast 10k and try and get a good time to qualify for the regional meet … I’m also trying to run as close to the school record as possible,” distance runner Ryan Rutherford said. Only six members of the team will be attending the invitational: four women and two men. “This one is the one to look forward to,” distance runner Rachael Brewer said. In preparation for Stanford, team members are getting ready both physically and mentally in order to perform their best. “I’m trying to get into a mental state of being

ready because it’s going to be very good competition, it’s probably the most stacked race we’ll be in for the majority of the season apart from Regionals and NCAA’s,” Rutherford said. “Training, sleeping, eating correctly,” Brewer added. “Making sure you’re not over-thinking it so much because it is supposed to be fun.” Last year, distance runner Kristen Zillmer attended the Stanford Invitational and is excited to return and compete. “Last year was a great meet, I ended up opening up my steeple chase … and I ended up running a lot faster than expected, so this year I’m hoping to run about the same as I did last year because I think that will just get the ball rolling in the right direction,” Zillmer said. Beyond Stanford, team members have set individual as well as team goals, and are keeping their eyes on up-and-coming athletes. “For the guy’s distance, we just want to get as many guys scoring in the distance events as possible at conference,” Rutherford said. “And for me, personally, I want to try and break the 10k school record this year and possibly the 5k.” “For girls, we would love to be top three as a team and scoring as many as we can in events distance wise,” Brewer added. “For myself, regionals is a big goal and in general just running fast times … I’ve never been All-Conference outdoors so that’s another goal for me.” Brewer and Rutherford are optimistic about

this season and the future of the two teams based on the talent they have been seeing so far. Throwers to keep an eye on include Jensen and Mills, as well as Caleb Donaldson and Jianna Williams. In distance, Jackie Mink is an athlete to watch, as well as sprinters Fabian Norgrove, Anderson Devonish and Ellis Shandel and hurtler Jenna Combs. With all the changes in personnel on the team, strategies are also being shifted from last year in order for the team to become more successful. “Not get injured,” Brewer said with a laugh in response to what the team will try to do differently this year. One difference between this year and next year will be the absence of Zillmer, who is in her final competitive season for the track and field team. “It’s pretty scary,” Zillmer said. “I’ve run competitively since I was in middle school and every year of college. I’ve never red-shirted or anything so I’ve done it ever since I can remember and for this to be my last hurrah … is a pretty scary thing,” Zillmer said. Illinois State’s track and field team continue to work hard to gear up for their spring seasons and plan to give every event their all. The Redbirds will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the Stanford Invitational this weekend.

Redbird golf finishes tenth in Maryland BRANDON HILL ARY Sports Reporter

Archive Photos Brianna Cooper shot a Redbird low of 81 in Beallsville during this week’s games.


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