ISU: THE FESTIVAL the booths to hit ’BIRD THE VIDETTE PRESENTS
FESTIVAL RUNS TODAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013 Vol. 126 / No. 08
Y8-9: FORENSICS UNION
“ISU has one of the best forensics programs in the nation. We are the oldest and most successful RSO on campus, having won 10 national team titles and over 80 individual student national champions.” -Kevin Meyer, Director of Forensics
D17: SPANISH CLUB
“My favorite part is getting to practice Spanish in a friendly environment and meet new friends. Also, learning more about the Hispanic Culture.” Marinelly Castillo-Zuniga, Spanish Club
E16: HER CAMPUS
“Students should come check out the HerCampus ISU booth to learn more about [us] and all that we have to offer them … and sign up for our email list to get notified on our future giveaways, freebies, and events. But most importantly because we’ll have candy.” -Megan Lawler, Editor-in-Chief of HerCampus Illinois State
“My favorite part of being involved with PRSSA is all the professional and personal growth opportunities it has provided for me. I have been able to better understand my major, network with professionals in the industry, and build my leadership skills.” Marrison Worthington, Vice President of PRSSA
N57: TRIATHLON CLUB
“Triathlon is a fast-emerging sport that may soon be an NCAA sport. The multisport of triathlon can be continued far beyond college.” -Rosie Fasching, President of ISU Triathlon Club
FESTIVAL FACTS 1. Festival ISU has been a campus tradition for about 30 years 2. There will be 375 different booths scattered around the Quad 3. Free food, t-shirts, pens, posters, cups and other giveaways are available each year Compiled by Lindsey Clark/Staff Writer
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Mostly sunny; try to make it to that family reunion you always pretend to be sick for.
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You might recall seeing this face around campus, but only within the last few weeks. And if you haven’t, you might want to find out who he is!
Okay, baby may not be the right term for this photo. Think a little deeper than that, he is fierce, friendly and all over ISU.
Can’t remember this face? Think back to freshman or sophomore year. Does the study of rocks ring a bell?
This Redbird probably doesn’t look familiar, but you saw her on the front cover of The Vidette the first day of school!
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’Bird Chirps are reader submitted comments made on the videtteonline. com from stories written throughout the week Superkati3 commented on the opinion column Anti-rush: Think before you go Greek in last week’s edition of The ’Bird: This article was astoundingly bad. Your ignorance and blatant lack of research are shocking and really quite embarrassing. I cannot even believe this was published. Next time you want to throw a temper tantrum and tell everyone about how “awful” Greek life is, do some research. Maybe then you won’t look like such a pathetic fool. Klstieg also commented on the Anti-rush: Think before you go Greek: All of these comments make me sick. This kid is allowed to have his own opinion. He didn’t print ‘slander’ against anyone. The things he said are FACTS. I am not in a sorority or fraternity, but I am great friends with many people who are. Even though they all love it, I have heard them complain about these things. My best friend was hazed to the point of almost quitting her sorority last year. These things do happen sometimes. Not a single one of you can say that they don’t. To everyone who is posting about how terrible this poor kid is- you look like bullies and just plain stupid. There is an upside and down side to LITERALLY EVERYTHING. He stated the down side in the nicest way possible. You guys are ganging up on him. Grow up.
’Bird on the Street: What are you most excited about for Festival ISU? “I’m excited, because I’m a freshman this year, so I want to join clubs and organizations.” Breanna Eastman / Freshman nursing major
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“I think if I get involved here I’ll be better off probably.”
Eric Campfield / Freshman, undeclared
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“We’re so devoted to Absolute Diviation! We would love to look into other organizations, but it’s like, dang! We really can’t.”
Diamante Brown / Senior criminal justice major
“I’m just going to go to class. I don’t need to hang out there. I feel like class is more important this point.” Nick Gans / Senior English major
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