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Week of March 5, 2012 Volume 66 | Issue 19



The Elementary Education Program has joined

ith Jefferson County elementary schools, includng

King, Byck, Sanders and Bowen, to construct a

ew program partnership. This will enable elemenary

education majors a chance to gain teaching exeriences

while attending IU Southeast.

Gloria Murphy, dean of the School of Education,

rovided some insight on why the Education Deartment

chose to utilize these four schools.

“The reason why we hand-picked these schools

o do a partnership with us is because these schools

ave diverse settings and environments,” Murphy


The reason why the Education Department made

hanges to the program is to introduce students into

chools quicker.

“Another reason is to assist teachers and for stuents

to learn about schools and how they function,”

urphy said.

Walter Ryan, program coordinator for the Educaion

Department, explained why they made changes

o the program.

“What we have done is reconstructed the school

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Group tackles hackers



A new student organization focused on network

security has surfaced on campus called the IU

Southeast Computer Security Group.

The goals of the group are to inform students

about Internet computer threats, create new credit

courses for computer security training on campus

and attend competitions against other universities.

Currently, the group has 17 members.

Brandon Grindatti, informatics senior, is the vice

president of the CSG and said the group focuses on

network security on both a personal and corporate


“For students on

the personal level,

our job is

to teach you

how to protect


from someone

trying to

steal your files,

your credit card

numbers and

your bank statements

right off

your computer,

and that’s

very possible


Grindatti said.

“This happens

because people

don’t have

the awareness

they need.”


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The group

plans to hold weekly

call-out sessions, in

which they will present information

and tools to attendees that

will help them heighten their Internet security.

“Everything is becoming so complex,” Grindatti

said. “Technology is evolving faster than most

people can keep up with. Our job is to look at these

evolutions and pin point the weaknesses in certain

systems. Our job is to show people how to secure

themselves against threats.”

Ruben Dodge, computer science junior, is the

president of the CSG. He said if someone hacks a

computer, they essentially have control over the device,

such as being able to copy files and monitor

websites used.

“They can even see you through your webcam

and can turn on your microphone and listen to you,”

Dodge said.

Grindatti said this can easily be avoided by keeping

a computer updated.

“If you have the proper software installed and

the proper setup on your operating system, that will

eliminate the threat right there,” Grindatti said. “We

want to bring awareness to people so they know that

these people are out there. They are out to get your

information, and this is how you stop them.”

The group recommended several steps students

can take to protect themselves, such as installing

a firewall and an anti-virus software. Dodge and

Grindatti said they recommend SuperAntiSpyware

and Malwarebytes.

“Those are just a few names among a laundry

list of tools and applications you can use to counter

most malicious cyber threats,” Grindatti said.

Free software is

also available for students

to download

through the IUware


The group advises

Internet users

to take other precautions,

as well.

“Make sure you

have different passwords

for each website

you visit,” Dodge

said. “If one of your

accounts is hacked,

they can access any

other online account

that has the same

password. You can’t

guarantee 100 percent

that you’re going

to be secure, but

you can make it very

hard for a person to be

any kind of threat.”

Grindatti said if

the hacker received enough

information from a student’s account

they can steal their identity.

“Ninety-nine percent of hacking is opportunistic,”

Grindatti said. “They’ll do one big scan, and, if

there’s nothing particularly vulnerable, they’ll move

on to something else. It’s very, very rare that you

encounter someone who really knows what they’re


Dodge said only five percent of hackers can actually

code their own viruses.

“All they do is download a program off the Internet

and use it,” Dodge said. “The hacking is done


However, the group also works on a corporate

level with network security.

“With businesses nowadays, Internet security is

getting so big,” Grindatti said. “Companies have

experiences for our students,”

Ryan said. “We

go to schools and talk

about the experiences

we want our students to


Ryan also said the

Elementary Education

Program schedules

courses around the

school’s schedule.

The program partnership

is divided into four

different blocks — Child

Looking at the Child, the

Literate Child Language

Arts, Integration and

Student Teaching.

See SECURITY, page 2

The Child Looking at the Child entitles children

seeing younger students in the classroom.

The Literate Child Language Arts occurs when

the department selects progressions from a small

group of information to a larger amount.

Integration involves taking more elementary

courses in order to integrate curriculum and students.

Different subjects will now be integrated,

such as language arts and social studies. These two

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Associate interim awaits

new position approval



Annette Wyandotte, interim vice chancellor

of Academic Affairs, has accepted the

position of associate vice chancellor of Academic

Affairs. The approval will be made by

the IU Board of Trustees.

Because the decision has not been confirmed

yet, Wyandotte said she did not want

to be interviewed.

However, Gilbert Atnip, vice chancellor

of Academic Affairs, said Wyandotte has

reached all the requirements for this job.

“We interviewed three people, and

the committee believed that she is by

far the strongest candidate,” Atnip said.

Wyandotte’s job will include several responsibilities,

including supervising the

Institution for Learning and Teaching Excellence.

This helps faculty with teaching related

programs and technology support. It also provides

workshops and one-on-one consultants

with faculty.

Atnip said Wyandotte’s biggest responsibility

will be overseeing the new advising

program. The Academic Success Center will

be hiring five new advisers this semester in

order to focus on undecided students.

“Our goal is to give these students some

extra attention so they can focus on not only

academic objectives but also career objectives,”

Atnip said.

The IU Southeast age policy, which is the

mandatory retirement of administrators at a

certain age, will not be considered.

Atnip said this position is not covered by

the university policy. The age policy only

covers certain administrative positions, such

as the dean of chancellors and vice chancellor.

Debbie Victzke, office services assistant for

the Academic Success Center, said she did not

have the opportunity to attend Wyandotte’s

open session.

“Though I did not attend the open session,

I have no objections because I don’t know

her, but, if the group voted her in, I am happy

for her,” Victzke said.

Kim Wells, records specialist for the Academic

Success Center, attended the open session

and said the hiring of Wyandotte is a

part of the academic advising restructure.

“The goal is to uniform the advising experience

for each student on campus,” Wells

said. “Therefore, it is a good idea to put someone

like Wyandotte in this position.”

Education program creates relationships with schools

What we

have done is


the school

experience for

our students.

Walter Ryan

program coordinator

Department of Education

subjects are combined so teachers can educate the

skills needed to achieve high levels of successes in

math and science classes.

“In order to do well in science and math classes,

you must know how to read or write well,” Murphy


The new program partnership allows the IUS

faculty to spend time with students in order to gain

knowledge about happenings in the schools so they

can assimilate it into teaching and course work. Another

new addition to this partnership is meeting

accreditation standards to feel more school experience.

Murphy said the teachers in the schools will have

more say in regards to what students experience.

The schools will also benefit having additional

adults in the building. Students will benefit by building

a network and aiding with employment. Walter

said society will also benefit because they will gain

better teachers.

Drew Paige, elementary education senior, said

the program allows students to become great teachers

at the elementary level. She also said the faculty

does an excellent job of preparing future educators.

“I like how all of the subjects are broken up into

separate classes,” Paige said. “It’s really great, and

you have a lot of fun.”


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Week of March 5, 2012


Organization focuses on computer safety


millions of personal

credit card numbers on

file and even social security

numbers. When

hackers get this information,

they sell it to the

highest bidder.”

Last year, the electronic

company Sony

was hacked, causing 70

million credit card numbers

and addresses to be


“Afterward, they lost

30 percent of their online

customer base,”

Grindatti said. “Onethird

of their users are

unsubscribed. Our job is

to thwart that, to patch

vulnerabilities and to

shut them down.”

Grindatti also said,

while some companies

are wary of spending

money for computer security,

it makes a large

difference in the longrun.

“You can’t put a price

tag on peace of mind,”

Grindatti said.

Since many universities

have a Computer

Security Group, competitions

between the

groups are hosted across

the country.

Twelve members

of the group attended

a competition in Fort

Wayne, Ind., on Feb. 18.

During the daylong

competition, they

worked to defend a virtual

business network

from cyber-attacks created

by a team of hackers.

“At the national level,

you’re up against Ivy

League schools, like

Harvard, who are trying

to defend against attacks

by actual members

of the National Security

Agency,” Dodge said.

“You’re versing the most

pro hackers that could

ever attack your network.

They’re on your

internal network, they’re

organized and they have

a plan.”

This level

of hacking is

something we

hear about on

the news.

Brandon Grindatti

informatics senior

Grindatti said it is the

worst case scenario in

regards to hacking.

“This level of hacking

is something we hear

about on the news,”

Grindatti said. “Like

when a Chinese organization

hacked several

Google servers in the

U.S., or when the Iran

nuclear power plant was

hacked. That’s the level

we’re talking about.”

John Doyle, associate

professor and coordinator

of computer science,

and Sridhar Ramachandran,

assistant professor

and coordinator of

informatics, are faculty

advisers for the group.

With the help of its

staff advisers, the group

plans to create several

courses for computer

security training, which

will be available to upper-level


and computer science


“We have some very

good and enthusiastic

students,” Doyle said.

“They’ve really taken

the ball and run with it.

I just try to answer any

questions if I’m able to.”

The group also hopes

to gain more funding in

the near future so they

can expand the program.

“There’s some oncampus

sources available

for funding,” Doyle

said, “but, for something

like this, we’ll probably

be trying to identify a

good partner off-campus,


Student gets paddled

over PingPong ball


Senior Editor

Feb. 27 at 11:55 a.m.

A suspicious person was reported sticking

items into vending machines in Knobview

Hall. However, the student was attempting to

retrieve money and was advised to request a

refund from Conference and Catering.

March 1 at 6:54 p.m.

Zachary Chapman, 23, reported he was involved

a in fight in the University Center. After

a student, Aaron, commented how Chapman

had body odor, he proceeded to take Chapman’s

PingPong ball. No report was taken.

March 1 at 7:16 p.m.

There was a report of a smoky odor on

campus and within certain classrooms. An officer

was dispatched and advised it was the

wind bringing in the smell from an unknown


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Week of March 5, 2012


Grenadiers melt Eutectics

IUS women beat St. Louis

IUS men get over-confident




The IUS women’s

basketball team

brought home a win

against St. Louis College

of Pharmacy on,

Feb. 25.

The game was

the first round of the

Kentucky Intercollegiate

Athletic Conference


The Grenadiers

never fell behind to

the Eutectics and

brought home the

win with a final score

of 87-21.

By the first timeout

of the game, the

Grenadiers led with a

score of 12-4.

The score at halftime

was 42-13.

With four minutes

left in the game, Abby

Taylor, sophomore

forward, made a

3-point shot, making

the score 85-19.

With thirty seconds

to go, Brianna

Palmer, sophomore

forward, shot and

made the final score


Robin Farris, IUS

women’s basketball

head coach, said he

is looking forward to

playing Alice Lloyd

or Midway on, Feb. 27

He is not concerned

about the

short preparation


“We’ve played

Midway before and

won,” Farris said.

“We might match

up better with them,

but we also beat Alice

Lloyd both times.

Preparation-wise, we

will have a practice

to prepare for them.

We’ve already beaten

Alice Lloyd twice

already, and we’ve

been looking at the

tape of both teams, so

I think we’ll be ready

for either team that

we have to play.”

Farris also said he

believes it is just as

important to have a

good offense as well

as a good defense.

“I believe that the

best teams I’ve had

here have always

been good defensive

teams,” Farris said.

“This has been one

of my better offensive

teams but it’s not

been one of my better

defensive teams, so

we’ve really focused

here in the last month

or two trying to work

on a bit more practice

emphasizing on it

more and committing

to it more.”

Farris said he

thinks commitment

and communication

is key to a good defensive


“A lot of it is committing

more sprinting

back when the

other team gets the

ball and communicating

better,” Farris

said. “In good

defense, you have to

talk a lot, you have to

talk to each other, and

this team sometimes

doesn’t communicate

real well.”

If IU Southeast is

able to get to the finals

game, they will

be playing against

Asbury University.

“I think we know

we can beat them if

we get there,” Farris

said. “I think we will

get there, and we can

beat them. Just defensively

they are a very

good shooting team.

We will have to get

back quicker on defense.”



The IUS men’s basketball

team played St.

Louis College of Pharmacy

during the first

round of the Kentucky

Intercollegiate Athletic

Conference Tournament

on, Feb. 25.

IU Southeast was

ranked No. 14 in the


The Grenadiers started

out the first half slow.

Both teams were close

in points during most of

the first half, but the St.

Louis Eutectics were up

by four.

After The Grenadiers

came out during

the second half, it was a

completely different ball


Wiley Brown, IUS

men’s basketball head

coach, said the team

looked at Eutectic’s stats

and got ahead of themselves.

“Fear no one, respect

everyone,” Brown said.

Brice Mitchell, junior

forward, said he knew

IU Southeast was coming

into the first round

of the tournament, and

they had to get the win.

“Play every game like

it was your last,” Mitchell


Brown said this is a

young team.

“During the second

half, they got their

minds together and

started playing defense,” Brown


The Grenadiers forced 22 turnovers

on the Eutectics, while the

Grenadiers had nine.

“We went into the big guys underneath

a lot,” Brown said.

For Jake Simpson, freshman

guard, the highlight of the game

was the second half.

“How we came out the second

half needs to be how we come

out the first,” Simpson said. “We



The IUS intramural sports

teams meet every Sunday in the

Activities Building to play basketball,

as well as other sports.

The numbers of those who

participate has risen over the past

few years since Perry Brown, coordinator

of intramural and the

Fitness Center, started working

at IU Southeast.

Hired in 2006, Brown has been

involved with sports since his

high school years.

“I always loved playing football

and running track,” Brown

said. “I always wanted a job

where I can stay around it.”

In 2005, prior to Brown’s employment,

intramural sports

were not as popular as they are


With only five sports in the beginning,

intramurals als have grown

to include basketball, ball, volleyball,

flag football, softball and

Whiffle ball.

Although basketball

still has

the most participants,

flag football

is following

right along.


are free to participate

in for IUS students.

For non-students,

there is a $10 joining ng fee.

The fee goes toward money

for the athletic budget, as well as

helping the teams travel.

were more intense during the second


Brown said they need their defense.

“You can always defend, but

offense can have its good and bad

days,” Brown said. “You have to

have strong defense.”

Mitchell said he agrees defense

and rebounding are important

parts of the game.

“Defense makes offense go,”

Mitchell said. “Every possession


Paul Lodzik,

strength and


coach at

the University

of Louisville,

came to participate

in the

intramural basketball


with a few of

his friends who

invited him to

join their team.

“I play basketball



reasons, and

it also keeps

me in shape,”

Lodzik said.

Perry said

intramurals have mostly been

dominated with males, and he

hopes to get more women involved.

Julie Reder, psychology sopho-

more, said she decided she would

be different from other females

and participate.

“I grew up with a

lot of brothers, so

I’ve always been

into sports,” Reder

said. “I used

to play volleyball

in high school.”

Along with

Brown, Reder said


would like to see


women get involved.

As of now, there are only three

women’s teams out of all the intramural


Photo by Tiffany Adams

Jake Simpson, freshman guard, shoots the ball while a player from St. Louis College of

Pharmacy attempts to block.

Brown said he thinks his team

is a good group.

“No individual can beat another

team, but, as a group, they

can,” Brown said. “We have to hit

our open shots and stop people

on defense.”

The Grenadiers beat the Eutectics,


The Grenadiers have won the

KIAC Tournament four years in a


“We’re hoping to make it to

year five,” Brown said.

Intramural participation increases

I always

loved playing

football and


track. I always

wanted a job

where I can

stay around it.

Press Brown

coordinator of intramural

and the Fitness Center

Jeff Farmer, IUS graduate,

came out, Feb. 26,

to watch his son, Daniel

Farmer, participate

in the 5-on-5 basketball


“I used to participate

in intramurals when I

was a student, as well,”

Jeff Farmer said.

Intramural sports also

give students the opportunity

to experience being

a referee.

Those who are eligible

can use their time spent

referring as a work

study job.

Martez Dow, general

studies sophomore, is

currently one of the

work study referees for

intramurals sports.

Dow also plays for the IUS basketball


“I like reffing and being able to

learn why certain calls are made,”

Dow said.

Everyone who participates in

intramural sports receives a free

T-shirt when the league is over.

Those involved in a fraternity,

sorority or organization on campus

receive “The Grenadier Cup.”

Brown also gives a pizza party for

everyone, as well.

Brown said participating in

intramurals gives students the

chance to stay involved on campus,

while continuing to be active

and meeting new people.

It is also another way for those

who did not make a certain a

team, to participate in a sporting



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Week of March 5, 2012





International Festival

Where: IU Southeast, University Center North

When: 5 - 8 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff can celebrate various

cultures around the world, including global

cuisine, music and exhibits. Tickets are $5 for students

and $7 for the public.


Turbo Kick

Noon - 1 p.m.

Activities Building,


As part of the yearlong

et in Shape series hosted on

ampus, students can exercise

nd stay healthy in Turbo Kick

lasses led by instructors from

ocal gyms.



Noon - 1 p.m.

Activities Building,


Students can attend a Yoga

fusion class that combines Pilates,

strength exercises and

core building. This session

is part of the yearlong Get in

Shape series on campus.


Writing Woes

11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

University Center South,

Adult Student Center

March 5

Healthy Mind

4 - 5 p.m.

University Center North,

room 124

Wise Mind, Healthy Mind

is a free counseling session to

help students with anxiety and

mood management. Contact

Personal Counseling Services

for more information.

March 6


2 - 5 p.m.

Koetter Sports Complex

Baseball Field

The IUS baseball team will

be competing against Georgetown.

Students, faculty and

staff are welcome to attend the

game and cheer on the IUS

baseball team.

March 7


Noon - 1 p.m.

Activities Building,


Social Networking

Where: University Center North, room 127

When: 12:15 - 1 p.m.

Students can learn about the dangers of websites,

such as Facebook and Twitter, during a Social

Networking Workshop. Students are welcome to

bring their lunches.


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to The Horizon for the

Events page, call The

Horizon at 812-941-

2253 or e-mail us at

Events should be

submitted one

week in advance.

Stacey Lannert

7 - 9 p.m.

IU Southeast,

New Albany

Stacey Lannert, speaker,

will be at IU Southeast to discuss

her story and share her

life struggles. The Student

Program Council is presenting

this event.


12:20 - 1:10 p.m.

Life Sciences,

room 348

Scream for Ice Cream

Poverty Simulation

Where: Fourth Presbyterian Church, Louisville

When: 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

There will be a simulation event for students to

learn about families living in poverty. A bus will be

leaving from McCullough Plaza, and reservations

are required.

Students who have questions

about writing bibliographies

or need help proofreading

a paper can receive help at

the Adult Student Center every

Monday and Wednesday.

Try moving to the beat and

beating the Freshman 15 with

a Zumba workout class for

students. This session is part

of the yearlong Get in Shape


On March 7, there will be

a seminar presentation called

“Community and Ecosystem

Effects of the Exotic Invasive

Shrub Amur Honeysuckle in

Louisville’s Urban Woodland.”


Job Fair

4 - 6 p.m.

University Center North,

Hoosier Room

March 8


4:30 - 6 p.m.

University Center North,

room 127


7:30 - 9 p.m.

University Center North,

room 122

Students can attend an

educational job fair to meet

prospective employers and

representatives from various

school districts. Professional

attire is required.

The Student Government

Association will be having its

weekly meeting. All students

are welcome to attend and

bring concerns or ideas to the


The Gay Straight Alliance

will be having a business

meeting. Topics of discussion

will include the budget, planning

of events and elections of


Photo by Ethan Fleming

Jerry Greenfield, co-owner of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, spoke about his business as

part of the Sanders Speaker Series on Feb. 21 in the Ogle Center.



9 a.m. - noon

University Center North,

room 124

March 9-11

Open Books

Noon- 1 p.m.

IUS Library,

room 230

Quilt Show

Noon - 1 p.m.

IUS Library,

Lower Level


1 - 5 p.m.

Koetter Sports Complex

Softball Field


1 - 4 p.m.

Koetter Sports Complex

Baseball Field


7:30 - 9 p.m.

Knobview Hall,

Ogle Center

On March 9, there will be

Legal Compliance Series for

anagement program, which

ill educate participants about

exual harassment and how to

ecognize it.

There will be an Open

Books discussion on March

9 featuring “Seal Woman” by

Solveig Eggerz. Students will

be able to debate the book and

discuss literary elements.

Students, faculty and staff

are invited to attend the closing

reception for the IUS Library

Quilt Show on March

9. There will be refreshments,

including cookies and coffee.

The IUS softball team will

be competing on March 9

against Concordia at 1 p.m.

They will also be playing another

game at 3 p.m. against


On March 9, the IUS baseball

team will be competing

against Asbury. They will also

be playing against Asbury

again on March 10 at the same


On March 9, the a cappella

group Voces8 will be performing.

The group is an international

award-winning octet

and genres include jazz and



Spanish Night

7 - 8:30 p.m.



Family Trees

10 a.m. - noon

Carnegie Center,

New Albany



12:20 - 1:15 p.m.

University Center North,

The Commons


7 - 8 p.m.

University Center North,

room 128



All Day

University Center North,


Food Court

All Day

University Center North,

Food Court

On March 9, there will be

a Spanish Night at the BLU

Italian Grill event in the Marriott.

Attendees will be able to

eat Spanish cuisine, including

tapas, and listen to live music.

Families can participate in

a workshop for Women’s History

Month by creating family

trees on March 10. Attendees

should bring photos of women

in their family.

In celebration of its 65th

anniversary, The Horizon

will be hosting an event for

students, faculty and staff On

March 12. There will be refreshments,

including a cake.

On March 13, there will be

an event called “Compassionate

Conversations: Living with

HIV/AIDS,” with representatives

from AIDS Interfaith


Early registration is open

on March 5. Students can view

their registration time via OneStart.

Students should make

appointments with advisers


Nominations will be accepted

until March 9 for a

new name for the Food Court.

The winner will receive a $50

UCard gift card. All students,

faculty and staff are eligible .

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5 - 6:30 p.m.

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room 254

On March 10, the Ancient

Order of Hibernians will be

presenting its 39th annual St.

Patrick’s Parade. The theme of

the parade this year is “Shamrocks

and Shillelaghs.”

In celebration of St. Patrick’s

Day, thousands of volunteers

will be shaving their

heads to gain fundraising for

childhood cancer research on

March 11.

There will be a Common

Experience event called “Making

a Difference: Volunteerism

in Africa” on March 14. Two

volunteers will be discussing

their time in Africa.

On March 15, the Honors

Program will be presenting its

fourth annual Religious Discussion

Forum, called “Religious

Perspectives on Social


Campus Life is accepting

nominations for students to be

honored at the “Campus Commitment

to Student Learning,”

which will take place on

April 5.

Freshmen and seniors can

take the National Survey of

Student Engagement. The survey

will be online, and prizes

will include an iPad2 and free

parking for a year.

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Restriction causes constriction of rights


Senior Editor

One of the greatest rights

merican citizens have is the

bility to express thoughts

nd opinions without retraint.

However, Indiana has

ecently introduced a new

iece of legislation that may

ave an effect on student

peech in grades K-12.

According to HB 1169, the

estoring School Discipline

ct, Indiana public schools would be

ble to punish students who act or say

nything that disturbs the educational


Students would also be suspended

r expelled in order to maintain the


The focus of this bill was largely

irected toward dangerous behavior,

uch as cyber-bulling, as an atempt

to minimize it throughout

rade, middle and high schools.

While I appreciate Indiana’s

cknowledgment of a serious isue

and an attempt to eliminate it,

hey are completely going about it

he wrong way.

Based on this law, any activity

eemed inappropriate on or offchool

property could result in

erious punishments for students.

his includes anything from

eekends to holidays and school


The fact that a student who is

ot attending class or a school

unction can be disciplined based

n certain behavior is absolutely


It would appear these governent

officials have never heard of

he First Amendment.

According to the Tinker v. De

oines Supreme Court case, stuents

have constitutional rights

hile attending public schools.

While administration

has the capability

to restrict student

speech much more

so than the government

has toward the

public, that does not

make it right.

Speech in public

schools can only

be limited when it

interferes with the

educational goals of

the institution.

How is it possible

that a student’s actions

or opinions can be restricted outside

of the classroom

Students who are in their own environments

and outside of education

should not continue to be monitored

by the school. This is where parents

are supposed to take over.

The problem I have with this bill is

not only an issue of speech, but how

far administrations will go in restricting


When it comes to restricting behavior,

everything is objective. What

one individual may see as crude or

obscene, another could

view as innovative and


What constitutes as

disruptive conduct

In today’s society,

almost anything can be

deemed as inappropriate

and every behavior

could hinder school objectives.

If this continues to be

the case, many students

will be denied an education

based on suspensions.

The school years involved

in this bill are also an important

time of finding out an individual’s

interests and personality.

Courtesy Photo

By setting a firm restriction on this

fundamental period of self-discovery,

Indiana lawmakers are limiting this


Students cannot grow as individuals

with laws in place, such as HB


In an article from

the Huffington Post,

Frank LoMonte, executive

director of the Student

Press Law Center

in Arlington, Va., said

it would not be long

until a girl’s improper

clothing causes a disturbance

with the university’s

goal of promoting

proper attire.

He also provided an

example — someone

listening to rap music interfering

with a teacher educating on grammar.

I could not agree more.

The introduction of this bill

would also mean the opening of

a door to controlling other behaviors

and individuality, whether it

is considered obscene or not.

While some administrations

see this bill as an attempt to support

student rights, I can only

view it as a means of restricting


In regards to eliminating cyber-bulling,

there are other methods

our government could focus

on instead of this bill.

Programs could be set in place

educating students on the problems

associated with teasing, as

well as support groups for bullied


Indiana law makers cannot

expect to promote academic

experience by restricting these

rights, especially off-campus.

By restricting the freedoms of

students, this bill will ultimately

restrict the rights of the public

by limiting individual ideas and


Editor appreciates creativity derived from silence


Features Editor

People often underestimate the

power of silence.

Similar to white space, people frequently

misinterpret my silence.

Some people consider my behavior

as pretentious, while other people

mistake my reservation to speech

as judgmental, disinterest or mysterious.

To the receiver, this silence may

provoke the feeling of dissonance – similar to how

white space causes a feeling of unease. However,

this pause – or silence – offers time of assessment

and self-reflection.

I am a listener. That is, I appreciate the pleasures

of not speaking during the entire conversation.

This is not to say I am not communicating or participating

in a conversation. As an inquisitive person,

I find it an honor to engage in people’s experiences

with empathy.

However, I convey my interests or disinterests

in a conversation with nonverbal cues, such as nodding

my head or smiling.

Silence only enables me to actively process this

information and communicate on a different level

that words do not permit.

Likewise, I feel no awkward silence when riding

in a car with somebody, and I seldom speak small

talk to ease the awkward silence for the other person.

I communicate my inner feelings without words

– a universal and unspoken language. While body

language can be misleading and ambiguous

as a result of perception, silence

conveys a deeper form of expression.

For instance, tears can express more

emotion than words – an occasion of

unspoken and understood silence.

If employed properly, silence also

allows the listener to decipher the message

with reflection, while the speaker

enjoys the presence of the listener.

At times, I long for someone to sincerely

attend to my thoughts to experience

catharsis – the release of emotions

or tension.

Silence also embodies other benefits

in an intrapersonal setting. If I did not

reflect about this column in solitude and harness silence’s

subtle qualities, I likely would never ponder

the value of it and appreciate its tranquility.

While challenged with the hassle of balancing

college and my responsibilities as an editor, I often

find my thoughts jumbled between my research papers,

homework and tests.

However, a quick stride around campus usually

allays my nerves and aids in concentration and productivity.

Simply put, it offers an experience that I

cannot express in words.

Similarly, creativity requires an understanding

of silence, and I find that silence boosts my creative


Inspiration often strikes when I am in the most

unconscious state of mind while walking or sitting

in deep, inner concentration.

In these times of silence, I attend to no forms of

communication as I let my mind drift in attempt to

entertain myself.

This unbridled experience empowers a person to

create new ideas – a process of not relying on trite

ideas as a crutch.

Silence also provides an opportunity

for self-reflection and

inner calmness. After a hectic

day at school, I sometimes retreat

to a quiet room and set

aside some “me” time for selfactualization

and awareness.

To unwind and embrace the

value of silence, I often disengage

myself from the world and

focus on the pulsation of my

heartbeat or the sensation of relieving

the tension in my legs.

I slowly feel my pulse decrease

as I shut my eyes and exhale

a deep breath.

In this moment, I experience

the liberation of inner peace,

and I gradually feel the world’s

burdens ease off my shoulders

Courtesy Photo as I let my soul speak.

Although mastering the art of silence requires

moderate effort and dedication, a moment of silence

can be a rewarding process to foster relationships,

enliven the inner spirit and unearth creativity.

So, put down the newspaper, sign out of Facebook

on your phone and take a walk to enjoy the

tranquility of silence.

Student Opinion

What items would you take with

you when seeking shelter during a

natural disaster

Claire Munn

Senior Editor

Courtney McKinley

Sports Editor

Bryan Jones

Features Editor

Brittany Powell

Profiles Editor


My NOW Vol. 10 CD,

AP Style Book and my

collection of TY Beanie


The last season of

“Boy Meets World”, my

Macbook and “Alice in

Wonderland” collection.

A broom, a car door

and my pet llama,


Practical things like

duct tape and hand

lotion. Also, my dog,



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Week of March 5, 2012

tudent compares Russian culture to US



Irena Sokolova, international studes

senior, has made an impact in loal

sports and plans to make her mark

olitically in the U.S.

Sokolova is a Russian native from

oscow where she lived until she was

4 years old. In 2003, she moved to Iniana

with her mother and stepfather.

“I moved to Jeffersonville first,”

okolova said. “In my city, we have

2 million people, so we have a lot

f public transportation. When I first

oved here, I felt like I was trapped.”

She attended River Valley Middle

chool for two years and Jefferson

igh School for one year. She finished

ut the last three years of high school

t North Oldham.

“In Moscow I went to an English

chool, and it was taught with Britsh

English,” Sokolova said. “When I

ame over here I said things like ‘How

o you do’ When they said ‘What’s

p,’ I was like ‘What’s up I don’t see

nything up,’” she said, laughing.

Sokolova said there is a major diference

between the lifestyle in Russia

ompared to life in Louisville, where

he lives now.

“Moscow is like New York,” Sokoova

said. “There’s more fun things to

o. The quality of life is better here,

nd the human rights are better.

“It’s really busy there,” Sokolova

aid. “Everyone is always on the move,

lways stressing out, always in traffic.

ere, you have a house, your own car.

Photo by Amira Asad

Irena Sokolova, international studies senior, arranges Matryoshka dolls from Russia in the

Cultural Center.

It’s more free to do what you want to

do. I got used to having a car and driving

instead of public transportation.”

Being away from home has not kept

Sokolova away from Russian traditions.

“Our Christmas is a different day,”

Sokolova said. “Our New Year’s is a

different day because of the time difference.

We have Russian TV, and we

celebrate and Skype with our family

when it becomes New Year’s in Russia,

so it’s like we are with our family

in a way.”

However, Skype is only a medium

of communication for part of the year.

Every summer, Sokolova continues to

visit Russia, where all of her family

members live.

“Russians have a specific culture,”

Sokolova said. “It is very different. We

like to celebrate a lot, the weddings

are different, and we stay out a longer


Sokolova and her family have been

heavily involved in sports in both the

U.S. and Russia. Sokolova has been

playing tennis since she was 8 years


“My aunt played tennis for the

Moscow team, and she gave me my

first tennis racket,” Sokolova said. “I

played there for clubs, and I played

here for high school and then the Louisville

Tennis Club that’s part of the

U.S. Team Association.”

Sokolova said she quit playing professionally

last year because it clashed

with her school schedule. Now, she

only plays for fun.

“My dad’s side of the family has

always been very involved in sports,”

Sokolova said.

Her father and grandfather both

played soccer for the Russian national


Her aunt played tennis for Moscow

and the Russian national team, and

her 12-year-old cousin now skis professionally

for Austria and Russia in

the junior league.

Sokolova also enjoys traveling and

has been to Jordan and Mexico.

“I love music and Arabic music,

like traditional Jordanian music,” Sokolova

said. “I love salsa dancing and

Latin style dancing.”

Sokolova is trilingual in

Spanish, English and Russian.

Sokolova had been taking English

courses in Russia since she was 5 years


“I like big cities, so maybe I want to

live in Miami in the future,” Sokolova

said. “There are a lot of Spanish and

Russians there, so I can practice my


Sokolova is graduating this May

and plans to go to Moscow this summer

to look for internships and to gain

experience with her degree.

French Revolution shapes professor’s passion for history



Brigitte Le Normand, assistant professor

of history, has research interests

ranging from 1930s dance to the

French Revolution.

Le Normand’s interest in the French

Revolution was

sparked by the bicentennial

celebration of

the French Revolution,

a worldwide celebration

marking the

fall of the Bastille to

French Revolutionaries

in 1789.

“I got fired up

about it,” Le Normand

said. “I bought

everything I could

find about it.”

The entire bottom

shelf of Le Normand’s

book case in

her office is dedicated

to her books on the French Revolution.

Le Normand’s grandfather gave

her a plane ticket to France for her

12th birthday, where she stayed with

her aunt.

Brigitte Le Normand

assistant professor of history

“I found [the French Revolution]

very romantic,” Le Normand said.

As a young adult, Le Normand was

fascinated with two French Revolutionary

figures, Camille Desmoulins

and Louis Autoine de Saint-Just.

“Desmoulins was a journalist who

was instrumental in getting the French

Revolution started,” Le Normand


Desmoulins was

eventually executed

for his views. Louis

Autoine was the complete

opposite of Desmoulins.

“Louis was called

the archangel of the

Terror,” Le Normand

said. “He was quite

young. He wanted to

drown in the blood of

the traitors.”

Le Normand was

born in Montreal,

Quebec, but she has

lived in many places

around the world, such as Germany,

Hungary and Italy.

Le Normand has learned many foreign

languages through her travels

and studies.

She learned Serbo-Croatian

through immersion in Zagreb, Croatia.

She also knows Italian, German

and French.

Le Normand has many hobbies including

swimming, yoga and swing


“I try to be physically active since

I already exercise my brain a lot,” Le

Normand said.

Swing dancing is a form of dancing

from the 1930s, influenced by jazz.


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Week of March 5, 2012



• It’s still not known

who made this sage observation:

“Wisdom is

divided into two parts:

a) having a great deal to

say, and b) not saying


• In 1931, the Newspaper

Enterprise Association

predicted that crime

would be nearly gone in

20 years.

• Do you subscribe to

the adage “A rose by any

other name would smell

as sweet” Consider

this: Would that teen

heartthrob of an earlier

day, Bobby Darin, have

become so popular if

he had been known by

his given name, Walden


the opportunity to name

things. Take deep-sea

sites, for example: in

the North Atlantic is

the Porcupine Abysmal

Plain, Clam Acres is off

the west coast of Mexico,

and there’s a site near

the Galapagos Islands

called Hole-to-Hell.

• Those who study such

things have found that

a sneeze leaves your

mouth at more than 100


• Donald Duck’s middle

name is “Fauntleroy.”

• The game of chess

originated in India in

about 2,000 B.C. -- it was

called “chaturanga.”

And it didn’t look quite

like the modern version

that is played all

over the world today.

Chaturanga had only

four kinds of pieces: elephants,

chariots, horses

and foot soldiers.

Gary and Mike

» by the horizon

• At one time, Canada’s

CBC network banned

the children’s cartoon

“Rocky and Bullwinkle”

because of its sometimes

unflattering portrayal of

the Mounties.

• The Goodrich company,

known primarily

for its tires, also invented

the first modern golf


• Sometimes scientists

get to express their creativity

when they have


• A Rochester, Mich.,

law states that anyone

who is bathing in public

must be wearing a bathing

suit that has been

inspected by a police officer.


Thought for the Day:

“You may do foolish

things, but do them with

enthusiasm.” — Colette

(c) 2012 King Features

Synd., Inc.

» illustration by Kasceio Niles


Henry » by don trachte



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Week of March 5, 2012




Jerry Greenfield, co-owner of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, spoke

about his multi-million dollar business at IU Southeast in the Ogle Center on Feb. 21.

Greenfield was the keynote speaker as a part of IU Southeast’s s Sanders Speaker Series.

Judge Carlton and Sue Sanders have donated $568,140 to the IU Southeast business school. Of that amount,

$300,000 went to the Sanders Speaker Series and the remaining money went to establishing the Sanders Trading


The Sanders said their goal for the series is to bring high-profile speakers to the university to speak

to the

community about business and the economy.

Greenfield is a business entrepreneur who went from having a little ice cream shop in Vermont to being the

co-owner of a multi-million dollar ice cream business.

However, Greenfield and his business partner, Ben Cohen, have not always been successful.

“We were failing at everything we were doing,” Greenfield said. “That’s what gave us the inspira-

tion to start this business.”

Greenfield said, before they started Ben & Jerry’s, Cohen dropped out of several colleges and

was trying to be become a potter, but no one would buy his pottery. Greenfield graduatedd from

college, applied for medical school and did not get accepted. Greenfield said, when they opened

the first shop, they thought of it as a little adventure, not as a business.

“We weren’t looking for a career,” Greenfield said “We were just trying to get by, by doing

something fun.”

Ben & Jerry’s is famous for its unique flavors and names of ice cream, and it has also been

recognized by the Council on Economic Priorities and the U.S. Small Business Administration

for its dedication to helping with environmental and social problems.

“We try to connect and communicate with our customers, not through the traditional advertising

and marketing, but through taking political stands and being a socially responsible

business,” Greenfield said. “We connect through the basis of values as opposed to a humor-

ous or sexy advertising.”

Greenfield said Ben & Jerry’s would not be nearly as successful if it did not have a social


“I think Ben & Jerry’s has always been outspoken on controversial issues,” Greenfield

said. “That’s one thing that distinguishes Ben & Jerry’s from other so-called social respon-

sible companies.”

Ben & Jerry’s raised controversy in 2009 when they temporarily changed the name of

an ice cream flavor, “Chubby Hubby” to “Hubby Hubby” in support of the legalization


gay marriage in Ben & Jerry’s hometown state of Vermont.

“What we’ve been learning at Ben & Jerry’s is that there

is a spiritual aspect to busi-

ness, just as there is in the lives of individuals,” Greenfield said. “As you giv

ve, you

receive. If you help others, you are helped in return.”

Greenfield said people sometimes refer to him and Cohen as old hippies.

“People would always ask how we feel about that,” Greenfield said, “and Ben would

always say, ‘Well, if by hippies you mean someone who believes in peace, love and

people who take care of their neighbors, sign us up.’”

Greenfield said having a good product to sell is very important. He said even if

an owner operates a kind and caring business, it is also about the product. Ben &

Jerry’sry’s is unique not only because of

the fun flavors and crazy names of ice cream,

but because the ice cream itself is distinguished.

“Ben & Jerry’s ice cream has a lot of cream in it. It’s very rich

and creamy. It


has very little le air in it, so it’s very dense and chewy,” Greenfield said.


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Graphics by Stephen Allen

Fictitious cartoon fascinates change, flamboyance



Andrew Smith, English freshman, has an interest

n Japanese culture and fashion.

With an ethnicity of half-black and half-Korean,

mith’s obsession with Japanese culture began at a

oung age.

Smith said the Internet exposed him to media,

hich he should not have been exposed to, at a

oung age.

When he was 5 years old, “Sailor Moon,” a show

bout a team of magical girls, first triggered Smith’s

nterest in Japanese culture.

“Computer usage, at first, wasn’t something

hildren did,” Smith said, “but my mom worked all

he time, so I just kind of watched myself.”

He also played video games, such as “Final


“Manga,” a Japanese cartoon, also shaped Smith’s

ove for Japanese culture. Even though the cartoons

ere fictitious, they sparked an interest in Smith.

Eventually, Smith spent time searching real facts

bout Japan and its people. He said he is more

nterested in Japanese culture than his own heritage.

“It shaped me into this kind of archetype of some

amboyant Japanese girl, and, as a result, I am very

ruthful, eccentric, and I dress weird,” Smith said.

Smith said he is also very interested in Japanese

ashion magazines, such as “Ageha” and “Fruits.”

mith’s main fascination is “Gyaru” fashion, which

mith defines as very flamboyant.

Smith’s friend Brooke Duffy, fine arts freshman,

aid she appreciates his sense of style.

“He is one of those really eccentric people you

eet and just love,” Duffy said. “His style is sort

f crazy, but I think it’s great that he is dressing

owever he wants to, however extreme it is.”

In high school, Smith said he was not happy with


“I was your typical nerd guy with glasses, who

as overweight, had acne everywhere, and I wanted

o be like these beautiful Japanese girls,” Smith said.

He began wearing make-up and changed his

Andrew Smith, English freshman

clothes. Smith said he has many things he buys, like

clothing and make-up, which leaves him with little

money for video games.

Since Smith’s taste in fashion is different from his

peers, he said he faces challenges of being bullied.

“I am frequently criticized and bullied, and I

guess I am more strong-willed than other people,”

Smith said. “You hear stories of homosexuals getting

harassed in school and how they are in similar

situations, and they end up killing themselves.”

Smith said he can never imagine being in this

type of situation because insults do not faze him.

Photo by Ethan Fleming

“When someone says something, that doesn’t

bother me, since it’s your own opinion,” he said.

However, his transition from high school to

college has been unproblematic. Smith is not bullied

in college as he was in high school.

“In college, people are here because they want to

be, and they have trained to be here,” Smith said.

“They are trying to better themselves. With that sort

of determination comes a sense of maturity that

allows people to not enforce their opinions on other


Since Smith said he is attention getting, he has

not yet heard any negative comments being made

against him on campus.

Smith said he gets plenty of attention from female


“They compliment me on my hair, how I look, or

they will say how cute I look,” Smith said.

Smith said he also enjoys receiving positive

reinforcement from people.

“It helps you re-evaluate yourself,” he said.

Smith said his mother accepts him, but tells him

to be less flamboyant. She is protective of him, but

lets him be who he wants to be.

In four or five years, Smith said he sees himself

with a college degree. He has dreams of becoming

an English conversation teacher in Japan. If his plans

do not work out, Smith wants to teach in the U.S.

“If it is socially acceptable at the time or if students

can handle that, it won’t be a giant scandal due to

the way I look,” Smith said.

Smith is not part of any clubs around campus

since he leads a busy life. With an Internet addiction,

Smith said he spends six or more hours a day surfing

the web. He spends his time on Tumblr, as well as

listening to music. YouTube is also one of his go-to

sites for foreign music. Smith said he also listens to

K-Pop,which is Korean pop music.

“Even though I am not in touch with Korean

culture, the music is really catchy, and Japanese

music has gotten kind of stale,” Smith said.

In the Fall, Smith will begin learning Japanese

at IU Southeast. He also works in the Center for

Cultural Resources which gives him an opportunity

to surround himself with items from other cultures.

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