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“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


“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


“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


“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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’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.

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The secrets of buying textbooks on campus W ith the second week of classes drawing to a close, the semester is about to go into full swing. Assignments have already been completed and graded, and papers and tests are looming over many students. But some are potentially more nervous than others because they do not all have textbooks. After the spring semester finished, book orders were completed and given to the campus bookstores. Once the final list of books was completed, students gained access to the necessary lists on ReggieNet. Many students, however, order their books the first week of class and end up panicking when books are unavailable. It is important to keep in mind that not everyone falls into this category or struggles to get the required books. Some students order online and use the in-store pick up option available at both the Alamo II and the Barnes and Noble on campus. This ensures that they will receive their books and will not have to wait in as long of a line. So, why do some students not have the required books the first week of class when they go to pick them up from campus bookstores? Alamo II

store manager Larry Ernat believes that there could be multiple reasons, one of them being that more sections of certain classes get added later and those books are not ordered as soon as others. He also noted that some departments simply order their books late and that sometimes a book can go out of print, saying, “There are a finite amount of books.” However, Libby Barna, the Department of English office manager, believes that there are other problems at hand. “The interaction between the bookstores and the departments about issues that arise has certainly declined, though.” She went on to describe one possible solution to this problem: “They [the bookstores] could employ a secondary storage system for the first few weeks of the semester … I understand why they don’t want to have so many books in their store if they’re not going to sell … It would be a lot easier to send someone across town to a storage facility to restock than to try to get titles through the publisher, which can take weeks.” Even this system could be flawed. Ernat explained, “We order on history. We order up, and we guarantee our best

price promise … The textbook manager is very student-centric, which is a testament to my textbooks and my company. I’m very proud of that.” One issue that Ernat noted is that when multiple classes use the same book, he writes a note explaining where the books can be found, instead of distributing them across multiple shelves. He said that some students do not read the sign or do not understand where to go instead. With the increase of e-readers on campus, another problem could be on the rise. Ernat explained that right now his staff is “aggressive in promoting the used rentals because not enough people realize the value of renting,” but the Alamo II does already carry titles online, access codes and jumpbooks. English professor Tim Hunt believes that “within 10 years, electronic textbooks will be the norm.” His only problem with this stems from students “trying to substitute electronic texts that aren’t the actual textbooks being used in class,” but he firmly believes students should have the choice of using a paper version or electronic version. “Students should be told their options,” Ernat agreed. His store tries to

initiate this process at Preview, where he educates the families of incoming freshmen on the options available. He also mentioned that textbook prices are less expensive than they were eight years ago, when he started his current position, adding that if there is a demand for more books, the Alamo II will order them. Barna encourages students to buy their books sooner. “Don’t wait until you get back to campus to order your books. Make a trip over the semester break to the bookstore and get your books early.” Miscommunication between departments and the bookstores, as well as between the bookstores and students seems to be the culprit behind a lot of the current problems at hand. Students should remember that textbooks on ReggieNet are listed as “required” if they are necessary for the semester and as “recommended” if they are just strongly encouraged. Ordering textbooks online immediately following the displayed list of books and choosing the in-store pick up option will save time, stress and money, especially since there will not be a delivery fee. Renting often pays off too. Students can rent a

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used book for a much lower rate than purchasing a used book, and they will not deal with trying to sell back the book for the top amount, usually much less than what they bought it for originally. Waiting until the last minute does not usually work out well for anything else, why would buying books be any different?

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Does the ‘No Baby-Boom’ have some merit? to a study done by the Pew Research Center, it seems most Americans share the same mindset. MY VIEW Chris Chipman Columnist

I think it is a safe assumption that most of the current students on this campus are not thinking about having kids right now. Juggling a part-time job and classwork is already hard enough, and throwing a child into the equation would probably be disastrous on a student’s mental health. According ONLINE POLL


According to the study, as of 2011, Birthrates are approaching an all-time low (63.2 births per 1,000 women), and are at the lowest this country has experienced since 1920 (for women ages 1544). So, why are more Americans refusing to have kids? I believe it is because people understand the burden children can potentially become, and having kids is a commitment that prevents these people from doing what they want. Once you have a child, the life you have previously lived completely vanishes. Everything must be invested into that child that has just been brought into the world. Time, money, resources, patience, etc.

will all be depleted and exhausted by the time that child leaves the nest. Not to mention, having a child under the wrong circumstances can be detrimental to a child, as well as to the marriage or relationship between the parents. Children can be enormous financial burdens to a married couple, and according to the cost calculator on babycenter. com, it costs a couple living in the Midwest $258, 244 to raise a baby until it is 18 (if the couple were to pay for their baby’s college education). That is insane. No wonder my parents were always worrying about money. But do kids make parents have a sense of self-worth and happiness? According to an article published by TIME, it depends on a variety of different categories. The article states that “age;

marital status; income and moral social support; and the [child’s personality]” all have an impact on the happiness and well-being of the parents. Younger couples tend to express more dissatisfaction towards parenting, while older couples are more satisfied with their decision to raise a child. In my opinion, young people feel dissatisfaction because their lives have been turned upside-down, and they feel a little regretful about having a child so early. Older couples tend to have all their ducks in a row, so to speak, making them more capable of raising a child without as many qualms. There is a definite argument in regards to not having kids. More free time, less expenses, less stress and fewer burdens all are incredibly appealing. Life is short, and due to recent studies, Americans seem to think that refraining from

having children is the best way to experience it. But, even if the recent trend is to live a child-free life, do not expect it to continue. Humans will always have a biological urge to reproduce, and the census believes this as well. According to the Census Bureau, it predicts the population will grow by 33 percent by 2060. I’m not trying to convince people to not have kids. I want kids someday. But there is an abundance of good reasoning out there explaining why people feel the need to abstain from having them. In today’s economy, that should surprise no one. People can barely take care of themselves, let alone children. Chris Chipman is a junior English major and columnist for The Vidette. Any questions or comments regarding his column can be sent to


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Festival ISU back in full swing today Matt Johnson Reporter

Today marks the day for Festival ISU to hit the Quad and showcase the various clubs and organizations on campus. Festival ISU will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. A total of 375 different booths and tables will be scattered across the Quad in a similar layout to previous years. Luke Vernam, president of the University Program Board, displayed excitement toward the prospect of this year’s Festival ISU. “It is a chance for students to check out hundreds of RSOs, departments and vendors,” Vernam said. “We hope to provide an event for the entire campus and surrounding community to come together to show the wide variety of opportunities ISU has to offer to all students.” The vendors receive either a table, table with shared tent or double table with tent based on their registration. Registered Student Organizations and ISU entities are given a predetermined area on the Quad with a table free of charge, but the participants may not necessarily be grouped together. The map for Festival ISU is typically categorized by the following criteria: academic/departmental RSO, athletic/sports club, community business/ non-ISU vendors, entertainment /programing, ethnic, general, governing body, honorary, performance, professional, recreational, religious, service, social fraternity/sorority, social issue and service fair.

the top five Booths to check out at Festival ISU 1 HerCampus ISU

An online magazine that started at Harvard and has since spread to different campuses and has become widely popular at ISU. Catch up on news, campus cuties, fashion advice, events and more.

2 ISU Quidditch Team

Yes that’s right, for those of you who are Harry Potter fans, there is a Quidditch team on campus that students can join, or even just check out to see what real Quidditch is all about.

3 Alpha Sigma Pi

A leadership organization at ISU. This RSO is a Leadership Honor Society that has more than 200 college chapters, and works with students to build leadership skills and strengthen their networking.

4 Triathlon Club

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As a long standing tradition at ISU, the campus prepares to gear up for the annual showcase of RSOs known as Festival ISU.

On the map, the Quad sections are lettered and then color-coded for easier navigation. As well, Festival ISU is known to have an assortment of giveaways. “Students are accustomed to a variety of giveaways and promotional items from the different groups represented on the Quad at Festival ISU,” Vernam said. “It is hard to say what exactly one might get from Festival ISU, but examples range

from candy, pens, bags, cups and water bottles.” Among the hundreds of booths at the event, a new RSO will make its first appearance at the event. The RSO is called High Rise. It is an RSO discussion group which began last fall. They are based on the idea of lessening ignorance and bringing enlightenment through constructive dialogue. “It allows people to logically ex-

plain their beliefs a little more,” Nick Dionesotes said, senior marketing sales major and treasurer of High Rise. “Instead of depending on technology, the Internet and things like that to communicate, they can communicate face to face.” Any ISU student is welcome to join any High Rise meeting. They meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Old Main Room in the Bone Student Center.

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This club is a great way to stay in shape and challenge yourself on campus. The club competes around the country in various races. You do not need to be in shape to join.

5 Student Government Association

If you are interested in representing the students at ISU, Student Government might be right for you. SGA oversees dozens of university committees. Compiled by Kelley Bowles/ Reporter

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5 holidays that Labor Day is not

At a recent Vidette Staff meeting while discussing the best ways to represent Labor Day in the paper, there seemed to be some confusion. After few suggestions from fellow staff members, like talking to a member of the ROTC or pondering if it had something to do with trees, it was decided that the most important thing to acknowledge, is what this holiday isn’t about.

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3. Arbor Day 1. Veterans Day Veterans Day is a holiday that honors Veterans of the armed service. What the veterans of our country have done for us is inarguably valuable, and they have been one of the greatest forces in creating what we live in today. That said, Labor Day was created to please unionists and workers following the Pullman’s Strike — a strike created by railroad workers — so thank the Veterans you know every day, but don’t call them for this occasion.

2. Memorial Day Memorial Day causes similar confusion as Veterans Day, but unlike Veterans Day, this holiday is meant to recognize those who have died fighting for the U.S. Again, though worthy of our thought every day, Labor Day is reminding us of those who died in the Haymarket affair — wherein four protestors and seven police officers died during a peaceful rally in support of unions in Chicago in 1886.

Yes, they rhyme, and no, they have nothing else to do with each other. Arbor Day was created in 1872 in Nebraska — interesting to think that Labor Day wasn’t created for another 22 years — to encourage the planting and care-taking of trees. Labor Day on the other hand is trying to encourage the value of taking care and remembering the workers and laborers, whom apparently didn’t deserve the attention as quickly as trees did.

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4. Columbus Day Though not too many of us were thinking this would be a problem, I just want to remind the audience that the continent we live on was not discovered by the Union members we are trying to recognize, or Columbus for that matter, but that’s for another day.

An Institute Day is not a holiday, but a day where teachers work and many elementary and secondary school students get off. Labor Day is a Federal Holiday that was created to recognize all the hard work put in by workers in our lives. It is not the same thing, so this Monday, try not to treat it like it is.

Laundry, food and clothes: home-bound for Labor Day kellie flaherty News Editor For many students on campus, Labor Day is the perfect opportunity to go home for the weekend. This isn’t only a way to celebrate the final event of summer with family and friends, but also return with anything they may have forgotten to pack. With the limited storage space available for freshmen and sophomores living in the residence halls, Labor Day weekend can be a good way to bring home unnecessary things laying around to make room for more essential items. “I plan to bring home dirty laundry for my mom to wash and my backpack,” freshman Angela Sorrentino, explained. “I’m coming back to school with more food, decorations for the dorm, movies and more clothes.” The cost of laundry in the dorms can add up quite fast — therefore, the chance to do laundry for free at home

seems to be a selling point for many students debating whether to go home for Labor Day or not. Although going home for Labor Day weekend seems inevitable for most freshmen, it can also be an option for the veterans on campus who may have forgotten major belongings. Ally Palhegyi, junior biology major, said she plans to return to her apartment on Monday with sweatshirts, jeans and yoga pants to prepare for the quickly approaching fall season. “Going home [for Labor Day] isn’t something I necessarily want to do, but I need to grab everything I forgot,” she added. The refrigerators and pantries of apartment kitchens are more than likely beginning to clear out, which means grocery shopping will also be on students’ to-do lists. “The one benefit of going home is all the groceries my parents will buy me,” Palhegyi said.

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Celebrate the end of summer with a Labor Day weekend cookout Julia Evelsizer Features Editor Labor Day is a favorite among many, particularly those with jobs or those in school. For students, Labor Day weekend means that the option to go out or stay up late is extended to three nights instead of the regular two. And what is Labor Day without a good hangover and some barbecue? With the recent heat wave, it’s hard to spend more than 15 minutes outdoors without sprinting towards the nearest air-conditioned building and flopping down in front of a fan. The forecast for Monday claims that the temperature should be somewhat cooler than the recent face-melting 95 degrees, so spending the holiday outdoors may actually be a pleasant experience. Besides being a great excuse to sleep-in three days in a row, Labor Day weekend is also a perfect time to celebrate the end of summer by grilling out and enjoying the shade of the trees before

the leaves begin to fall. For those who live in dorms or apartments without a lawn or grill, many local parks in Bloomington-Normal provide great outdoor spots with picnic tables, grills and large grassy areas for activities. Even those who are inexperienced cooks can find easy, tasty recipes on the Internet. Websites like Pinterest and Reddit offer thousands of easy recipes that cater to cooks of all levels. There is even a grilling subreddit with tons of recipes, and a quick search on Pinterest for “labor day meals” will result in a plethora of tasty ideas. Besides good food at a barbecue, music, drinks and games are also a must. To make your barbecue one to remember, try branching out in your selections. Most parties just play current, popular music, so instead, try out the ’90s Pandora station for a throwback, or listen to WGLT 89.1 FM radio for some swanky blues music. Instead of the usual beer pong or game of bags, try to come up with new rules to add to the games to add a fun, unique twist.

A good drink is also required at cookouts, especially if the temperature is a little muggy. If those attending are 21 or older, try mixing up some simple summer cocktails instead of just having a keg on tap. For those who are under age, virgin margaritas are still just as delicious without the tequila, and you are never too young for a root beer float. If you are having a cookout at a park, be sure to follow the rules and guidelines for the area. Sara Mayer is the public affairs officer for the Bloomington Police Department. She offered some advice to those planning on having a get-together in a public area. “Drinking alcohol at a park is not allowed in the town,” she said. “Music is allowed, but try to keep it at a reasonable level with minimal swearing because there may be children in the area. Be aware of those around you, have fun and be safe.” Stick to soda and non-alcoholic beverages while in public to avoid any tickets and to be sure that everyone gets home safely.



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Tired of losing all the drinking games at parties? Want to show everyone else that you are the greatest? Of course you do! Unfortunately, you don’t have the drive or tenacity to practice beer pong, or the desire to accept the luck of circle of death. We’ve got the perfect solution. Here are a few tips and tricks to ensure everyone’s admiration the next time you enter the party-game arena.

1. Flip cup Flip cup is a standard game at any party. Fill the cup about a quarter to halfway with beer, drink it, then place the cup’s open face down. After that’s accomplished, the player will use just one hand to flip it back up so the cup lands back on its bottom.

When it comes time to fill the cup, just fill it up about one-twelfth of the way full. If someone calls you out (very unlikely), fill it up to at most one-sixth, then argue with them that it is just as full as theirs. They’ll cave.

2. Any card game

And hey, why just use one hand when there are two perfectly good ones? Everyone else is probably going to be distracted by their own part of the match, so feel free to sneak a second hand in there for balance. Your team will be on your side if they want the win. And just promise not to do it next time! (But don’t worry, you can do it again next time).

3. Beer pong

Cheating at card games is easy, and it just requires looking at everyone else’s cards or getting a sneak-peak at the deck.

So you’re trying to cheat in the big leagues. Beer pong is one of the most serious drinking games, and people won’t hesitate to call a player out on elbows and other mistakes. If someone wants to play big, they’ll have to cheat big.

In games like pyramid bullshit, memorizing your cards might seem too difficult, especially after too many Fuzzy Navels. Just pretend to text and put the info into your phone. No one but you will know, and you’ll get a guaranteed win.

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Take one or two of the cups (any more will be obvious) and throw in a little plastic wrap on top of the water. With sufficient adhesive, the ball could bounce right back out, infuriating the other team and helping you become the victors. And worst-case scenario, it will give you a few extra seconds to flick the ball out of the cup, keeping your team in the league.




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Some professors keep their lips zipped when it comes to their personal life, and others share every little detail. Quinn Arno Wermeling Staff Writer We have all experienced a teacher who just doesn’t know when enough is enough. Maybe it was an instructor who would not stop droning on about his adorable new Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, Ishmael. Or maybe your situation involved a professor incessantly swearing like some scurvy-ridden, peg-legged swashbuckler. While nobody wants to be lectured at by a personality-void cyborg, at what point should an instructor cut the shtick and simply stick to the PowerPoint? Is it appropriate for an instructor at a university to infuse a lesson with personal anecdotes, even if they are relevant? And what about swearing? In my quest to solve these timeless pedagogical quandaries, I asked around: “How do you feel about instructors getting all personal during lectures?” “It’s usually irrelevant or distracting,” Brian Kulaga, senior special education major, said. “I’m here to learn, not to listen to things that won’t help society or help me grow.” While it can often detract from lessons, Kulaga said that the instructor he established the closest relationship with was actually the instructor whose personality was most apparent in her lectures. But there is a fine line between enhancing a lesson and distracting from it. “She was not telling us these wild and

overly personal things, she was telling us about her teaching experiences,” Kulaga added. “We can feed off those kinds of things.” “I feel there is so much more that you can do when you show your personality in your lecture,” Kulaga concluded. “If an instructor is engaged and interesting, students know that the instructor is committed and expects the same out of them. It is a tool and it establishes rapport.” To get a slice of the teacher perspective, I discussed the matter with a professor of education, Adel Al-Bataineh. “I like to bring in relevant things,” AlBataineh said. “But, I always have it in the back of my mind that I should be careful about how much personal stuff I discuss. Students may not be interested in it.” Again, there is a fine line instructors must walk. “I really believe that you have to have a nice balance. You need to watch what you say, but you still need to be able to connect with your students so they can see you as a human being,” Al-Bataineh said. Including personal anecdotes in a lecture may not just be appropriate, but to Al-Bataineh, it is something of a necessity. “You have to make that connection with students so they can see you in a different light, so your message becomes believable,” he said. “When you do, you become credible and you become somebody they can trust.” On whether or not it is appropriate for an instructor to swear, Al-Bataineh, who is

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Communications professor, Brent Simonds, often includes personal anecdotes into his lessons. from and has studied extensively in Jordan, had some fascinating global insight. “Culturally, it is not acceptable to swear, not even just here in the States. In human culture swearing is not acceptable,” he said. Cultural disapproval aside, Al-Bataineh could still envision scenarios where swearing in class could be considered appropriate. “You could use it in an educational setting to communicate an idea,” Al-Bataineh ex-

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All That Remains at the Coliseum Tonight Kelley Bowles Reporter

The heavy metal band All That Remains has become widely popular since their start in Springfield, Mass. in 1998. All That Remains will be performing at 7 p.m. tonight at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum in Bloomington. The band is performing as part of a tour sponsored by Monster Energy Drinks and the show will also include the bands Volbeat, HIM and Airbourne. What is interesting about this tour is that these bands are all from different countries. Volbeat is from Denmark, HIM from Finland, Airbourne from Australia and All That Remains from the U.S. According to the U.S. Cellular Coliseum’s website, “Monster Energy’s Rock Allegiance Tour will bring American audiences the very best that rock music as a whole has to offer, with a decidedly international feel.” All That Remains is made up by Philip Labonte on vocals, Mike Martin and Oli Herbert on guitar, Jeanne Sagan on bass and Jason Costa on drums. Since their formation, the band has sold nearly 800,000 records worldwide


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Philip Labonte, lead singer of All That Remains, performing live in 2011. through their record label Razor and Tie. They have released six studio albums, their latest being “A War You Cannot Win” released on Nov.

6, 2012. On the band’s Facebook page, the lead singer, Labonte, said about their latest album, “The most important thing is people can pull from the music what they

want.” This album has become their most popular thus far. The band is continuing to grow in popularity. The band is currently on tour until October, and students are looking forward to the appearance they will make at ISU. For some students, this is not the first time they have seen All That Remains. “I loved it! Their singer is just an amazing front man and knows how to get the crowd involved. It makes it a lot more fun when the band interacts with the crowd”, Senior Dino Scavelli said. Scavelli has been a fan of the band for about seven years now, and enjoyed the last live show he saw. Although heavy metal is not for everyone, the rock music component is enjoyable for many, and the international twist with this performance will open up the audience to something new. For students who are hoping to continue keeping up with the band, or just want to know more about them, All That Remains has a Facebook page that is detailed with songs, merchandise, upcoming dates and other various announcements.

Along with Facebook, the band has its own website with more about the band members, music and previous albums. Their songs can be found on most music sites including Spotify and iTunes. If students are interested in checking out the upcoming show for All That Remains, tickets are on sale at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum Box Office, Ticketmaster and certain Walmart locations. Tickets are either $47.50 or $32.00 depending on seating, and have been on sale since May 31. For more information visit the U.S. Cellular Coliseum website, or All That Remains various web pages. PREVIEW

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KINSEY REPORT The frenulum is tissue on the midline of a man’s penis. It’s filled with blood vessels and, when torn during masturbation or sex with a partner, may result in a little bit of bleeding and pain or irritation. Often, men find that if they keep the cut clean, apply an over the counter antibiotic cream and avoid further irritation from partner sex or masturbation, that it will heal on its own within a few days or as long as a week or two. After it heals, most men find

that they can comfortably return to an active sex life, without further pain or tearing. Men who have a more significant tear or pain, whose cut doesn’t seem to heal well, or who have concerns about the tear, should, of course, check in with their healthcare provider. That said, there are other causes of white tissue on a man’s penis. Some skin conditions, such as one called lichen sclerosus, can result in white areas of skin or in painful or uncomfortable erections or difficulty retracting

a man’s foreskin. We are not medical doctors and cannot diagnose you. However, given that you’ve noticed white patches of skin on your penis and that you sometimes experience painful irritation, we recommend that you make an appointment with a healthcare provider to discuss these symptoms. Either a general internist or a dermatologist should be able to help you. It is a good idea to talk with a doctor about these symptoms, rather than to ignore them, as some con-

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tion. He has said that “we anticipate” both Wittek and Kessler would play, that they would not alternate series and that they probably wouldn’t alternate quarters. Asked if he had addressed the quarterback situation with receivers, Kiffin said he “mentioned it” to All-American Marqise Lee. “The receivers’ job is to line up and do their job and not worry about who the quarterback is,” Kiffin said, adding, “Just like we don’t make big announcements in the team room about what we’re doing at right corner, it’s no different.”

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Josh Shaw, Kiffin said. Cravens was the USA Today defensive player of the year as a senior at Vista Murietta High. “I came to ‘SC to try and get on the field as fast as I can,” he said during training camp. Defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast expects that Cravens will develop as a safety and nickel back. He also could return punts. “He’s one of those guys, you only have to tell him something once,” Pendergast said. “The light comes on and stays on.” Cravens’ brother, Siaki, was a de-

fensive lineman for Hawaii from 20102012. His sister, Malia, played basketball at Hawaii before transferring to USC. Senior safety Dion Bailey, who returned to practice late last week after being slowed because of a hip injury, was among several veteran players, including tight end Randall Telfer and linebacker Morgan Breslin, whose status for the trip was uncertain. “I feel more like we’re in Week 9 or Week 10 where you really have to figure things out because of injuries,” Kiffin said.

Quick hits Junior tailback D.J. Morgan, who has not participated in contact drills because of a knee injury, was not traveling for the opener, Kiffin said. Senior Silas Redd also did not make the trip. Sophomore Tre Madden and freshman Justin Davis are expected to carry the load at tailback … Offensive lineman Abe Markowitz and linebacker Simione Vehikite are USC players from Hawaii. Hawaii has 28 players from California … Keith Uperesa, a former offensive line coach for the USC, is Hawaii’s director of player of personnel.




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Mark Klysner head men’s tennis coach The Illinois State men’s tennis team spent the summer digging around for new leadership. The Redbirds are a young squad – they only lost one player to graduation last season. The team was in need of a coach with wisdom and proficiency. Fortunately for the Redbirds, they found a diamond in the rough. This diamond goes by the name of Mark Klysner, former Youngstown State University head men’s and women’s coach for the last three years. The Vidette was lucky enough to obtain an interview with the new coach and discuss the upcoming season.

What are your tennis coaching and playing credentials?

I’ve been coaching Division I for eight-plus years. I played college ball at South Carolina. I played on a Canadian junior national team, a Danish national team and I played on the tour for about three years or so. I’ve had every role from head pro at country clubs to coaching. Photo courtesy of Youngstown State Athletics

How did last season work out for

This past year was a pretty successful one at Youngstown State. We set all sorts of school records and individual records. It was a pretty fulfilling season from a coaches perspective.

What made you want to coach at ISU the most?

It’s an established program, a very good academic school, and I’m good friends with the former coach. He said nothing but great things about the school, the people there and the players … [There] were a lot of things that made it appealing, but what sold me was when they brought me on campus. Just meeting the administrators and everyone in the athletic department was a very welcoming feel. They’re very good people and they made me feel very comfortable right from the get go, and that alone was what enticed me to [accept] the position if offered.

and expertise to help these guys. I know what they’re going through and that definitely helps when I’m trying to communicate to these guys. They’re going to trust in what I’m saying, and I’ve been there doing what they’re doing, so that should help.

What is your fondest tennis memory (as either player or coach)?

I beat Andy Roddick once in juniors, and that was pretty cool. I won’t play him again; I refuse to play him ever again. I’m keeping that 1-0 record and running with it. At the time, it was all right because he was just a normal player, but little did I know the guy would end up being number one in the world and be a legend in U.S. tennis.

What is it about your coaching style that makes you unique?

I like to think I’m not too old yet, so I can still relate to the players. I’ve experienced coaching at every level, from being a private coach to a collegiate coach, so I think that gives me a lot of background







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Major League Baseball: we don’t need no stinkin’ replays Zack Fulkerson Reporter It’s here. Earlier this month, Major League Baseball announced that the 2014 season will include an expanded instant replay system which allows coaches to challenge three plays per game: one in the first six innings and two from the seventh inning until the end of play. No longer will the instant replay system only apply to reviewing homeruns. The new system will allow virtually every play to be challenged other than the strike zone. Fans everywhere are rejoicing. Finally their team’s manager will have a chance to fight back

against those pesky umpires when they make terrible calls! Consider me one man who is not rejoicing. Frankly, I think the MLB’s new system will only cause more headaches instead of alleviating them. First of all, I understand that umpires do sometimes make bad calls. But are they really making so many bad calls that there’s a need to (potentially) challenge six each game? I mean, come on. I’ve seen some pretty awful calls, including one which cost the young Armando Galarraga a perfect game three years ago. I am my own armchair umpire, but even I’m not so naive as to think that there are six blown calls every game, or that there

will ever be six blown calls in any game, for that matter. Bear with me, because I’m about to get a bit technical. Suppose you have bases loaded and one out. A tight pitch squeezes in and the call on the field is that it hit the batter’s hand, so it’s a dead ball. The play is challenged, and it turns out it actually hit the end of the bat before rolling into fair territory. Thus, instead of having a run scored in a hit-by-pitch situation, we actually have what could’ve been an easy double play to end the inning. So now what happens? We can’t just assume it would’ve been a double play and call out two batters. We can’t score the runner on third because the bat-

ter wasn’t actually hit by the pitch. We can’t rule it a strike, because it was technically a fair ball. And you can’t simply call the batter out because he never tried to advance to first, because the ball was called dead on the field. Frankly, nobody would know what to do. The batting team would argue that the ball should be dead, and the defense would argue that they could’ve easily turned a double play. Who’s right? The rulings will ultimately be decided by an officiating crew at the MLB headquarters in New York. As much as I fancy myself that armchair umpire, I cannot possibly imagine that I, or some sleepyeyed guy on the East Coast call-

ing a late game in San Francisco, could decide any better what to do in that situation. It would be best left in the unknown, and called a dead-ball, hit-by-pitch. Adding the replay only complicates things. Personally, that possibility of human error is part of what gives baseball its allure. Aside from the occasional battle between batter and pitcher to set the pace, the game isn’t constantly being bogged down by time wasting. Adding in a seemingly pointless amount of challenges that could potentially blow the game just as badly as a miffed call makes baseball a little less satisfying. I say: stand back and let the guys play— we don’t need no stinkin’ replays!

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Maybe the whole season was a hoax. Maybe those razor-thin margins of victory in Notre Dame’s run to 12-0 were too close to validate the school’s apparent resurgence. Maybe beating an undermanned USC team was more serendipitous than indicative. Perhaps some blessed combination of good health, good luck and good execution led the Irish back to the higher atmosphere of college football ... or, perhaps, they were just good. This weekend, when Temple visits for the teams’ opener, No. 14 Notre Dame will begin its quest to prove that 2012 was no fluke; that fourthyear coach Brian Kelly, who spurned the Eagles’ pursuit, can, in fact, build champions, as he did at Division II Grand Valley State, MAC power Central Michigan and Big East standout Cincinnati. “Everything,” Kelly said, “is built on expectations.” Those expectations begin with preparation, for the players, but for Notre Dame’s international fan base, those expectations include national

title contention. Every year. Lately, those expectations have been bolstered by two years of recruiting coups, long a bugaboo for a program so demanding in its criteria for student-athletes. “We’ve got a lot more depth than we’ve had at any time” in his tenure, Kelly said. It is a quest hindered by personnel losses, a cataclysmic defeat in the BCS championship game and the school’s ham-handed handling of the Manti Te’o debacle. As for the last matter: The school, by its own admission, knew well before Alabama dismantled Notre Dame in the BCS game that the story of the star linebacker and his dead girlfriend might be false. The school did nothing to discredit the story, thereby making it as culpable in the hoax as Te’o and anyone else connected with it. What had been a season of redemption dissolved into an offseason of punch lines. As for the BCS title game: The Tide neutralized Te’o, casting doubts about his capacity to play in the NFL (he went in the second round to San Diego, where he will start) and manhandled the rest of the Irish in a 42-14 win. That demolition cast doubts on the legitimacy of Notre Dame’s season. Kelly on Tuesday

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underscored the importance of getting his program back on the field after that bitter disappointment. As for the first issue: First-round tight end Tyler Eifert is gone, as is Te’o, a Heisman candidate and one of the most decorated defenders in college football history. So is fellow linebacker Danny Spond, who succumbed to chronic migraines. Their running-back tandem is gone, too, but the Irish are five deep there, Kelly said. However, the biggest loss to the team — even bigger than Te’o — might be quarterback Everett Golson. A redshirt freshman last season, Golson took the starting job from incumbent Tommy Rees and appeared to have the position headed toward competence, if not stardom. Golson threw for 12 touchdowns, six interceptions and 2,405 passing yards with 298 rushing yards and six rushing TDs. Then, Golson was suspended for this season for academic issues. Now, the good news for Notre Dame. Senior defensive end Stephon Tuitt had 12 sacks in 2012, and he’s not even the most valuable lineman. That could be nose tackle Louis Nix III, a 6’3’’, 357 pound optimist. Both should be first-round picks in the NFL draft next year (Nix might have

been a first-round pick in 2013), and sophomore end Sheldon Day likely will join them in the league. They could be the best line in college football. They will, almost certainly, disassemble Temple. Where the line begins, the secondary will finish. It returns three starters, including enticing sophomore cornerback KeiVarae Russell, and it is the deepest veteran unit on the team. Once again, the success of the Irish will hinge on their defense, which surrendered 12.8 points per game last season, second in the country, led by Bob Diaco, recognized last year as the nation’s top assistant. Once again, it will hope for competence from the offense; once again, run by Rees. He’s thrown for 34 touchdowns as a part-timer in 2011 and as the starter in 2012, but he also gave away 24 interceptions. Rees, finally, has been anointed the clear-cut starter; as such, said Kelly, Rees this spring and summer was able to develop a better connection with his receivers; develop a better pocket presence; and, despite limited mobility, develop a capacity to extend plays. Kelly said Tuesday that Rees needs to be sharp Saturday, but, really, Rees might be able to afford a stumble or

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two this weekend. He, and this team, cannot afford those types of mistakes at, say, No. 17 Michigan next weekend, the first of four games against Top 25 teams this season. They can make mistakes, but not too many, against the likes of Temple; a rash of mistakes leads to missteps. “The watchword for us will be to play the game clean,” Kelly said. “We need to play a clean opener against a team that is coming into Notre Dame Stadium with nothing to lose.” To that end, Kelly finds himself in a slippery situation. He has a lot of non-starters he would like to see in game action. He consulted Pistol offense guru Chris Ault (now a consultant with the Chiefs and Andy Reid) and installed a few of that scheme’s plays — plays he would like to see incorporated against Temple. “It’s another piece we can use to get some downhill runs,” said Kelly, who will remain true to his predominantly shotgun offense. But having new players running new plays inevitably leads to mistakes. The absence of such mistakes — along with discipline, and talent — nearly earned the Irish a national title.

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Game watchlist Colton Underwood Defensive End Senior 6-4 / 255 lbs


Jared Barnett Quarterback

boys of fall


Junior Transfer 6-1 / 205 lbs

are back

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ISU football 2013 season-opener at Ball State tonight When it was originally announced on Nov. 12, 2009 that ISU football had signed a two-year homeand-home deal with Ball State, the Redbirds were to play the Cardinals at home in 2013 and on the road in 2014. However, plans changed after Hancock Stadium renovation plans were announced. On Dec. 15, 2011, it was announced that the games would be flipped. So the ’Birds are traveling to Ball State this season, while ISU will host BSU next season. “It’s huge [to host FBS school Ball State next season],” ISU head coach Brock Spack said. “You never know because an FBS school could buy out of a contract, but we’re excited about that. It was supposed to be played here this year, but we renovated our stadium and it wasn’t quite ready. It will be ready for our opener, but the construction folks said we probably need to move this [Ball State] game. We were obviously happy to do that, so our stadium would be ready. It’ll be exciting to get them back here. We’re worried about this year and being able to compete on the road in a very tough venue against a very good opponent, so we’re excited about it.” The Redbirds have lost eight graduating seniors, who earned all-conference honors in 2012, including quarterback Matt Brown,

Ben Ericksen and defensive end Nate Palmer. However, the ’Birds were picked No. 10 in the Preseason FCS Coaches Poll, No. 13 in the Sports Network Preseason Poll and fourth in the MVFC Preseason Poll. ISU returns three preseason All-Americans in senior defensive end Colton Underwood, junior fullback Jordan Neukirch and junior long snapper Chris Highland. Senior offensive tackle Josh Aladenoye, junior wide receiver Lechein Neblett, junior tight end James O’Shaughnessy and junior defensive end Mike Banks received all-conference recognition from the website. Junior Jermaine Barton was named MVFC preseason honorable mention and junior placekicker Nick Aussieker is on the Fred Mitchell Award Watch List. “We’re going to have our hands full [with Ball State] because we have a very young team here particularly defensively and our front seven,” Spack said. “We don’t know a lot about some aspects of our football team. We have an idea of what we have and we’d like to ease ourselves into the season, but it’s not going to be one of those games. I think this team might not be ready, but our program is ready for a game like this to see where we are at. Even though we have to replace a lot of productive players from a year ago, some of these kids have been redshirted and it’s interesting to see how a younger player can step in. I’m excited to see how the younger players react to [being] on a big stage like this, so it’s going to be interesting to see.”

“We’re going to have our hands full [with Ball State] because we have a very young team here … some of these kids have been redshirted and it’s interesting to see how a younger player can step in. I’m excited to see how the younger players react to [being] on a big stage like this, so it’s going to be interesting to see.” Brock Spack

ISU head football coach

outside linebacker Evan Frierson, running back Darrelynn Dunn, wide receiver Tyrone Walker, senior offensive lineman Pete Cary, middle linebacker Mike Zimmer, free safety

Ball State finished second in the MAC West division with a 9-4 record in 2012. The Cardinals played in the postseason in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, but lost 38-17 to

Central Florida. BSU is projected to finish third in the MAC West according to the league’s preseason poll and is led by senior quarterback Keith Wenning, junior running back Jahwan Edwards and junior wide receiver Willie

“[Hancock Stadium] will be ready for our [home] opener, but the construction folks said we probably need to move this [Ball State] game. We were obviously happy to do that, so our stadium would be ready. It’ll be exciting to get them back here.

Illinois State and Ball State will renew a series that dates back to 1957. The two teams have not played since 1993, when the Cardinals came away with a 45-30 win over the Redbirds in Muncie, Ind. Ball State leads the overall series 11-5, and has won seven straight games overall.

Return of the mac

The Redbirds have played over 150 games against current members of the Mid-American Conference in school history, with an overall record of 4789-15 in those contests. Prior to ISU’s win at Eastern Michigan in week two last season, the Redbirds had not played a MAC opponent since 2001. Tonight’s game will mark the first time since the 2000 and 2001 seasons that the Redbirds have played a MAC opponent in back-to-back seasons.

Fullback Senior 6-2 / 235 lbs

Chris Highland Long Snapper Junior 6-2 / 215 lbs

Josh Aladenoye Offensive Lineman Senior 6-6 / 325 lbs

Brock Spack

ISU head football coach

Lechein Neblett Snead. Wenning threw for nearly 3,100 yards and 24 touchdowns last year. Snead had nine touchdown catches and Edwards rushed for 1,400 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2012. “Ball State is a tremendous football team,” Spack said. “They’ve got all their skill back offensively with their quarterback, receivers and running back. They’re all very, very talented. They won nine games a year ago and they played in the postseason in a bowl game. I think a lot of people are picking them as a contender to win the MAC and when you watch them on tape, there’s no doubt about it. I come from the Big Ten and I’ve watched them play Indiana and beat them the last two years. I have a lot of respect for them. They are a very talented team and can run really well. It’s going to be an interesting matchup, that’s for sure. This is the best Ball State team I’ve ever competed against. We played them two or three times when I was at Purdue, but they weren’t as talented as this team is. I’m just going to be curious to see how they stack up.” The contest between the Redbirds and Cardinals is scheduled for 6 p.m. tonight in Muncie, Ind. The game will be broadcast on ESPN3.


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Illinois State: Brock Spack (Purdue, 1984) is in his fifth season as the head coach at Illinois State (28-18). Spack led the Redbirds to their first playoff victory since 2006, just the third nine-win season in school history and was a finalist for the 2012 Eddie Robinson Award. Ball State: Pete Lembo (Georgetown, 1992) is in his third year at the helm of the Ball State football program (1510). Lembo led the Cardinals to a 9-4 overall record and a 6-2 Mid-American Conference mark in his second season in 2012 and an appearance in the 2012 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg.

Wide Receiver Junior 6-0 / 185 lbs

James O’Shaughnessy Tight End Junior 6-4 / 240 lbs

Mike Banks Cornerback Junior 5-7 / 175 lbs

Jermaine Barton Offensive Lineman Junior 6-7 / 310 lbs

Nick Aussieker Kicker Junior 5-11 / 185 lbs

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