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                                                                                                                      EdITOr-In-ChIEf Sarah Hutchins
                                                                                                                      ArT dIrECTOr Larry Buchanan
                                                                                                                      PhOTO EdITOr Zach Hetrick
                                                                                                                      COPy EdITOr Brad Zehr
                                                                                                                      WEb EdITOr CJ Lotz
                                                                                                                      WEb rEPOrTErs Melinda Elston and Hannah
                                                                                                                      fEATurEs EdITOr Caitlin Johnston
                                                                                                                      fEATurEs AssIsTAnT Charlie Scudder
                                                                                                                      dEPArTmEnTs EdITOrs Rachel Stark and
                                                                                                                      Stephanie Doctrow
                                                                                                                      dEPArTmEnTs AssIsTAnT Stephanie
                                                                                                                      EdITOrIAl AssIsTAnTs Kamilla Benko,
                                                                                                                      Caitlin Peterkin and Mickey Woods

    Look at a list of the most
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persuasive words in the English                                                                                       EdITOr-In-ChIEf Jake Wright
language, and it’s not surprising to              “There have been plenty          “... I think you’re pretty cool,   mAnAgIng EdITOrs Lindsey Erdody and
see that “new,” “love,” and “money”               of weight loss pills and         but I don’t want to press my       Lauren Sedam
made the cut. What always shocks me,              wrinkle cream.”                  entire body up against you ...”    ArT dIrECTOr Danielle Rindler
however, is the absence of the word                                                                                   WEb TECh sPECIAlIsTs Greg Blanton,
“free.” On a college campus, no other
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                                                                                                                      Carl Brugger, Swathi Gurram and Aparna Rao
word has this kind of clout.                                                                                          AdvErTIsIng sAlEs mAnAgErs Liza
    The great irony of the word “free”            “It’s not because they’re        “There are no UGG boots. No        Giambra and Matt Vodicka
on a college campus is that, in fact,             not smart. It’s just that it     designer jeans. You can’t tell     AdvErTIsIng/mArkETIng WEb
nothing is free (see page 24). Our                can be hard to keep up.”         who might be a garbage man         mAsTErs Adam Rochford
“free” gym access, “free” movies, and                                                                                 mArkETIng mAnAgEr Melissa Sabones
“free” newspapers actually cost us                                                 and who might be a judge.”         dIsTrIbuTIOn mAnAgEr
money. Even this magazine, free to all                                                                                Jeanette Booher
readers, costs us $5,700 to print and             8 | Tip Jar                      30 | Essay                         CrEATIvE mAnAgEr Brittany Miller
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the way, we questioned the notion of              on campus.                       the sidewalk.”                     busInEss OffICE 812-855-0763
freedom that comes with college life.                                                                                 fAx 812-855-8009

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 ConFessIons                                                                            Tip Jar        Inside Out           Better You           Know-it-all           Essay

              With his parents’ credit card in hand, Tyler
              Churchward took a risk and clicked a pop-                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Want more free stuff ? Check
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              out our list of free IU stuff
              up banner advertising a free iPod. After                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and Lia’s list of off-campus
              completing the requirements, an iPod                                                                                                                                           Could you explain                                                                                                freebies on page 8.
              arrived in the mail. Figuring it worked once,                                                                                                                                  how all this online
                                                                                                                                                                                             free stuff works in

                                                                                                                                                                                             5 steps?
              he tried again. And again. Five years later,
              Churchward, a senior accounting major now                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Have you used other promotion-
              with his own credit card, has accumulated                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       al things for gifts? For a friend’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              birthday, I signed up for 50 offers
              more than $22,000 in merchandise, gift                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and wrote 50 companies for free
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sign up for the item.                                                                                            coupons. He basically got a present
              cards, and checks from online offers. And he                                                                                                                                                                                 Tired of being a poor college student,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              for each day of his birthday month.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Complete the offers. “Offers” are
              got it all — more or less — for free.                                                                                                                                          advertiser deals like Netflix or weight       senior Lia Saunders started searching                              I took him out to dinner with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              gift cards and would hand him an
              By Kamilla Benko
                                                                                                                                                                                             loss pills where you pay a small
                                                                                                                                                                                             amount to get the product for a trial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           for freebies and product samples.                                  item, like a bottle of BBQ sauce.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Random, I know, but it was nice be-
                                                                                                                                                                                             period. (Be sure to cancel when the           Three years, thousands of dollars,                                 cause he wasn’t expecting anything

                                                       The pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                             trial period is up or else you will keep                                                                         because he knows I’m broke.
                                                                                                                                                                                             being charged.)                               and a bottle of free BBQ sauce later,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              What’s the most random thing
                                                                                                                                                                                             Get referrals. A referral is someone          Saunders created a blog, The Broke                                 you’ve ever gotten for free? Lots
                                                                                                                                                                                             who signs up under your specific link
                                                                                                                                                                                             and completes offers to help you fulfill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Student’s Guide to Stretching Your                                 of random grocery coupons. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              wrote every company that was on
                                                                                                                                                                                             the outlined gift requirements.               Dollar, to share her freebie-gathering                             a list of companies that respond to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              letters and got products I had nev-
                                                                                                                                                                                             Wait for offers to credit and send in         tips with fellow students.                                         er tried — like microwaveable pret-
                                                                                                                                                                                             redemption forms.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              zels. They were pretty good!

                                                                                                                                                                                             Run to the mailbox and claim your                                                                                What do you estimate is the to-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of a broke blogger
                                                                                                                                                                                             reward.                                                                                                          tal amount of money you’ve made
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              and saved in the last few years?
              A selection                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Money from paid-to sites, about
              of swag                                                   ow did you get into        wrinkle creams. There’s been some jew-       good because I needed a computer for         nal Revenue Service with the reported         By Kamilla Benko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $500. As far as free products, about
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              a value of $1,100 since I started col-
              Tyler keeps a list of the
                                                                        this? In 2005, I was       elry club where you get a ring or neck-      college anyway. And I’ve only paid for       amount of the gift.                                                                                              lege. And savings wise, I’d say at
              stuff he’s scored for free.
                                                       just kind of browsing the Internet and      lace every month, but it was just the big-   one iPod, and I’ve had four or five.                                                       How do you learn about all these free deals? I kind of             least $4,000 a year. I’ve been con-
              Take a peek at some of his
              best finds.                              found this article online that said free-   gest piece of crap. It’s like something                                                   So is it really free? You have to pay         pick it up everywhere. I absorb it from classes, like market-      sciously saving for only about two
                                                       ipods.com actually works. You will ac-      you’d get out of a vending machine.          Does the effort of signing up pay off ?      when you sign up for offers that are          ing and economics, and learn how the market works. I start-        years though, so that’s a total of
                                                       tually get your iPod. I looked into it                                                   I mean, this is pretty much my only          required. I’ve probably spent about           ed researching how to get free products from companies.            $8,000. Adding everything togeth-
                                                       more and found some online messag-          Tell us about some of the cool stuff         job. I had a couple part-time jobs in        $3,000 to $4,000 on the offers, but           You can find a lot of stuff online by just Googling and click-     er, I’ve saved roughly $9,600 or so
                                                       ing boards, which are basically com-        you’ve gotten. Toward the end of my          high school, but it was never for more       that’s over the course of five years. You     ing around. And every time I hear about an opportunity on          since I began college.
                                                       munities that talk about this kind          senior year (in high school), I found        than six months. And I haven’t had a         put in $40 or $60 now and in two to           campus for free, I go check it out. I mean, we pay tuition, but
                                                       of stuff. They share links and differ-      this link on a message board that was        job in college just because I’ve been        four months you get $500 plus. So it’s        people don’t seem to realize how much they can get for free.       That’s a lot! Well, since I have to
                                                       ent information on offers, like which       for a 42-inch plasma TV. You needed          able to live off of this money.              not really free, but the profit is huge. I                                                                       pay for my own stuff and I don’t
                                                       ones are scams or legitimate. So I did      to sign up for 12 offers plus get a refer-                                                pretty much view it like a business.          What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten for free? I real-         have a real job, everything is more
                                                       my first offer, and I have been doing it    ral to do 12 offers. I asked some of my      But what about scams? I’ve never                                                           ly love the $50 from MyPoints.com where I can spend the            or less up to me. And it’s always
                                                       pretty much ever since.                     friends if they wanted to get a line go-     been scammed. I mean, I’ve not met           Do you still do these offers? I did           money wherever I want. It’s a paid-to site where they basi-        nice to know there’s a check com-

                                                                                                   ing. We all signed up as each other’s re-    the requirements for a program before        some last summer, but the last website        cally pay you to do nothing. You just click e-mails and ad-        ing.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           vertisements and you get like 5 cents for each click. I fill out

                                                       What are some of the most random            ferrals and started rotating in. I think     and lost the money I had spent on the        that you could really do changed their
                                                       offers you’ve had to sign up for to get     like seven or eight people from my           offers. And I’ve gotten charged for of-      terms around, so it doesn’t really make       surveys and play games online and I get points that I can re-      Will you keep doing this af-
  tal     ks  Ps   ds       V    ir                    a gift? There was one called Latavi. It     high school got the TV. I got a Mac-         fers that I’ve forgotten to cancel. But      it worth it. And really in the last year or   deem for gift cards. Usually I get a Macy’s gift card. And Res-    ter college? Oh yeah, I think so. I
To Chec y PS t car ma T ook A
            n gif      as      B                       was a breast enhancement cream. There       Book in June right before my fresh-          it’s perfectly legitimate. You even file a   two, a lot of the offers just disappeared     taurant.com had a promotion where a $25 gift card cost $2. I       think I will always enjoy getting

          o          l       c
      2 S trom 42” p      Ma                                                                       man year of college, which was pretty        W-9 form, which is sent into the Inter-      completely because of the recession.          bought them for everybody’s Christmas presents.                    free money.
            s                                          have been plenty of weight loss pills and
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                                                                                                                                                                                ... parking on campus were free?

                                                                                                                                                                                                 ithout all the money       parking tickets, those dreaded yellow

What if...
                                                                                                                                                                                                 we fork over for park-     slips of paper tucked under our wind-

                                                                                                                                                                                                 ing passes and tick-       shield wipers allow us to park, peri-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 ets, campus parking        od. During fiscal year 2009-10, Park-

                                                                                                                                                                                would be a nightmare.                       ing Operations wrote 53,512 tickets
                                                                                                                                                                                    Unregulated parking would be a          and made about $1.6 million in fines.

                                                                                                                                                                                total free-for-all, and there wouldn’t      According to Parking Manager Doug
                                                                                                                                                                                be enough revenue to afford parking         Porter, all of this money goes back
                                                                                                                                                                                garages. Last semester, IU Parking          into the departmental budget.

                                                                                                                                                                                Operations sold 21,183 parking pass-            bottom line: Paying $50 for park-
                                                                                                                                                                                es and made $2.3 million, all of which      ing on the yellow part of the curb is
                                                                                                                                                                                went into the operation of parking          a hassle, but IU Parking Operations
                                                                                                                                                                                lots and garages.                           couldn’t afford campus parking main-
                                                                                                                                                                                    And while we’d love to stop paying      tenance any other way.

the campus rules we thought were set in
stone became a free-for-all?                                                                                                                                                        Where should I park?
Reporting by Kamilla Benko, Stephanie Doctrow, Rickey Iorio, and Stephanie Kuzydym                                                                                                  Parking on campus can be a painful experience. The permit system is mind-numbing, the lots are expensive, and finding a
                                                                                                                                                                                    spot on the street is like striking gold. We’ve compiled a list of the best (and worst) places to park. If we’ve spoiled your
                                           about 20 hours per week on athlet-                                                                                                       secret (or you end up with a ticket), sorry!

... student                                ics-related activities, not including
                                           travel to competitions — add in class-           ... greek houses                                                                        If you don’t have a permit              If you have a “C”, “D”, “E,”                Our favorite sneaky
athletes didn’t                            es, and that’s the equivalent of a full-
                                                                                            didn’t exist at IU?                                                                     Metered parking spots at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            or “F” pass                                 parking spots:

have access to
                                           time job. IU Athletics tutors work
                                                                                                                                                                                    School of Education, IU Art             Park in any NON 24-HOUR space               Jordan Avenue Garage for IU
                                           around athletes’ schedules in order

free tutors?
                                                                                                                                                                                    Museum, Creative Arts Building,         from 5 p.m. until 7 a.m., Monday            Cinema performances
                                           to fit tutoring in around early and
                                                                                                                                       There are 747 beds in Eigenmann              southwest and northwest                 through Friday, and all day Saturday
                                           late practices, and traveling.                                here are crests and sym-                                                                                                                                       Free two-hour parking on Sixth
                                                                                                                                               Residence Center                     sections of the Herman B                and Sunday.
                                               “Here we can catch them at nine                           bols, bid days and for-                                                                                                                                        Street between Indiana and Dunn

                                                                                                                                                                                    Wells Library, McCalla School,
                                           at night, or at eight in the morning,”                        mals, Big Frat Greek                     It would take                                                             Heading to the IMU, Woodburn, or            for quick stints on campus.
       U Athletics provides tutor-                                                                                                                                                  Stonebelt, Von Lee Theatre, and
                                           Noonan says.                                                  Weddings, and Little                                                                                               the HPER? Check the HPER lot.
       ing to student athletes in their        Senior Dan Galos, a member                   500 pairs. But what if greek houses                       14                            801 N. Jordan. You don’t need
                                                                                                                                                                                    to feed most meters from 10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are several non-24 spaces.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        After 5 p.m., any neighborhood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        street in the blocks between
       North End Zone facilities be-       of the track and field team, says he             didn’t dot North Jordan, the exten-        Eigenmann Residence Centers to                                                                                                   Woodlawn and Indiana, and
       cause the available campus re-                                                                                                                                               p.m. Friday until 7 a.m. Monday
                                           sometimes missed two to three class-             sion, and Third Street?                   accommodate the people who live in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Avoid parking ...                           between Seventh and 10th streets.
sources don’t mesh with athletes’ cra-                                                                                                                                              morning.
                                           es per week during the season. He got                If all those students wanted to                greek houses.
zy schedules.                              the information he missed in class               live on campus, they’d be out of luck.                                                  Avoid the metered spots at the          By the Noodles & Company on                 Indiana Memorial Union lots. If you
    The department employs about 70        from his professors, and then tutors             RPS executive director Pat Con-                                                         residence halls. You need to feed       Kirkwood                                    can wait until midnight, you can
undergraduate and graduate students,       helped him catch up when he got                  nor says there wouldn’t be enough        house who would want to be random-             the meter 24 hours a day, 7 days        On Kirkwood before 5 p.m. on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        get out for free after the parking
faculty, and retired faculty as subject-   back in town.                                    housing to contain the entire greek      ly paired with a roommate anymore,”            a week.                                 weekdays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        attendant leaves. But, if you go up
specific tutors for the 650 student ath-       Without flexible tutoring sched-             system. But he thinks it wouldn’t be     Pasalich says.                                 Parking garages. These can be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to the ticket window at 11:30 p.m.
letes on campus.                                                                            an issue, guessing that most greeks                                                                                             In apartment complexes without              and say you’ve been parked in there
                                           ules, Galos says atheletes’ academics                                                         But if all the members living in the       expensive; so don’t park there
    Kelly Noonan, IU Athletics assis-                                                       would settle off campus.                                                                                                        visitor’s passes                            since 9 a.m. and give a sad puppy-
                                           would suffer. “It’s not because they’re                                                   38 greek houses on campus wanted to            unless you can get out for free.
tant athletic director for academic and    not smart,” he says. “It’s just that it can          “There would be more housing         rejoin the dorm communities, there                                                                                                 dog face, they might let you out for
student engagement, says the biggest       be hard to keep up.”                             built in the off-campus sector of the    would need to be more than 10,500 ad-
                                                                                                                                                                                    Parking is free from 6 p.m. Friday      In the dorm lots if you don’t have
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            the right parking pass                      free.                                              ONLINE.
                                                                                                                                                                                    to 7 a.m. Monday, and all day
difference between this service and            Without access to the North End              Bloomington community,” Connor           ditional beds. That’s the equivalent of        Saturday and Sunday.                                                                Going to a music class? Park in the              We can’t give you GPS,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            On Seventh Street near Teter and
the academic resources offered to all      Zone, Noonan says the athletes would             says.                                    10 Wright Quads.                                                                                                                   T.I.S. lot. It’s for customers only, but        but we can give you one of
students is timing.                        have to make more use of campus re-                  Sophomore Amy Pasalich, a                bottom line: Our residence halls           “D” or “E” zone. Most of the                                                        they won’t do anything but give                those old-fashioned parking
    “The opportunity that we have to       sources like Writing Tutorial Services.          member of Pi Beta Phi, says she          are already packed. In order to accom-         time you can park your car (with        In the tiny Delta Gamma lot. (Yes,          you a warning after your sixth or                         maps.
provide these services is tied into com-       bottom line: Student athletes                would live in a house with a group of    modate the greek community on cam-             or without a permit) in these           we said it. But even the DGs hate it.)      seventh time.
mitment and amount of time they            would hurt academically, and the free            friends if she didn’t have the option    pus, we’d need to convert the fraterni-        spaces from 5 p.m. Friday until                                                                                                       idsnews.com/inside
spend on their sports,” Noonan says.       tutoring resources on campus would               of living with her sorority sisters.     ties and sororities into giant residence       11 p.m. Sunday.

    A typical student athlete spends       become even more competitive to use.                 “I can’t imagine any girl in my      halls.

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   While the IU             Student comedy          Opening receptions       The IU                  Each Thursday,         The Health               This one’s just for     Dorm fairs are a
   Auditorium               troupes — Full          for exhibits at the      libraries house         Friday, and            Center offers a          the ladies, but the     great place for
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   TGI Fridays: free dessert                                                                        boring, but when       the art pieces on
                                   Noodles & Company: free                  Career fairs are        you no longer          display.                    Visit btownmenus.com for
   Outback Steakhouse: free        meal                                     goldmines. Most         have to shell out                                  exclusive online ordering deals.
   dessert                                                                  booths have piles       $3 every couple of     Look for the Aver’s         Amol India offers free naan with
                                   Starbucks: free drink when                                                                                          orders more than $15.
   Cracker Barrel: free            you register your gift card              of promotional          months for BICs,       Pizza van parked
   dessert                         online                                   swag, so you’re         you’ll thank us.       on campus. (Listen
                                                                            doing a company                                for the blaring             You already knew Craigslist
   Denny’s: free Grand Slam        Campus Candy: free frozen                a favor by using        There are free         music.) Snag a free         was amazing, but check out
                                   yogurt                                   its labeled water       postcards at the       slice of pizza and          the “free stuff” section on the
   Arby’s: birthday discount                                                                                                                           Bloomington page. We saw a
                                   Aveda: free full-sized                   bottles, bags, pens,    entrance to the        sometimes a free
   Applebee’s: free dessert                                                 and highlighters.       School of Fine Arts    cup and T-shirt.            free treadmill, printer, and desk
                                   product                                                                                                             last time we looked.

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Confessions          Tip Jar        Inside Out
                                                       BeTTer You                                                                                                                    Know-it-all        Essay

                                                                                                                                           Walk to the Sample Gates on a Friday afternoon and you
                                                                                                                                           might find yourself hugging a stranger. Sound strange?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Hug Menu                                                   By Melinda Elston and Caitlin Peterkin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Illustrations by Michael Buchanan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                We all need
                                                                                                                                           Not to the founders of IU’s Free Hugs campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                a good hug.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                By Caitlin Peterkin
                                                                                                                                           By Melinda Elston                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hugs are the simplest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                way to deliver a powerful

                I                                                                                                                                                                          H
                                                                                                                                                     Meet the huggers                              A personal account                                                                                                                                                           message. They comfort. They
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                warm. They say “I love you.”
                                                                                                                                                   nches of snow rest on the                               ugging strangers was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                But the benefits of hugs go
                                                                                                                                                   ground around the Sam-                                  not on my to-do list for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                deeper than just brightening
                                                                                                                                                   ple Gates. Three gradu-                                 the day.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                someone’s day.
                                                                                                                                                   ate students stand in be-                                  I wasn’t in the mood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Numerous studies have
                                                                                                                                           low-freezing temperatures holding               for hugs. It was cold, and I was tired
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                shown that the human
                                                                                                                                           cardboard signs, directed at the pass-          after a long week. But I threw on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                touch provides many health
                                                                                                                                           ersby. They’re not begging for any-             my coat and slipped on my warm-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                benefits. Stress relief, lower
                                                                                                                                           thing. They’re offering free hugs.              est boots and headed to the Sample          The A-Frame Hug               The Man Hug                The Bear Hug                        Wrap-up Hug                                 blood pressure, and improved
                                                                                                                                               Austin Toombs, the free hug-                Gates. My plan: interview and ob-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       This hug occurs when         This is a hybrid of a      A bear hug is when       An advanced group hug: All huggers stand                moods are all results of
                                                                                                                                           ger who started it all, and his two             serve the Free Huggers during their
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        two people lean their     handshake and a hug.          the hugger wraps        in a line holding hands. The hugger on the              regular human contact.
                                                                                                                                           friends hang out at the intersection            weekly two-hour campaign.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        heads into each other     When two males greet        his arms around the         end starts to fold himself into the line,                 The University of North
                                                                                                                                           of Kirkwood and Indiana almost ev-                  I’m not a touchy-feely kind of a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         and wrap their arms      each other, they shake     huggee and squeezes        with everyone following, creating a human               Carolina at Chapel Hill
                                                                                                                                           ery Friday, offering free hugs to any-          person. Content with keeping my
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         around each others’        hands and lean into      with all his might. The   pinwheel. Resist — or embrace — the urge to              conducted a study of 100
                                                                                                                                           one willing to take them.                       hands to myself, I stood awkwardly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           shoulders — their      each other. With their     huggee usually looks       sway back and forth singing “Kumbayah.”                 adults to determine the
                                                                                                                                               “Free hugs are beneficial to ev-            to the side as the three campaigners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         lower bodies do not        free hand, they pat      particularly strained                                                              benefits of hugs. Researchers
                                                                                                                                           eryone who walks by,” says Toombs,              embraced all willing passersby.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       touch. The A-Frame is      each other on the back       and red in the face.                                                             found that frequent hugs
                                                                                                                                           a graduate student in the School of                 Still, part of me wanted to see
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the most common hug         several times before         You can spot bear                                                               release higher oxytocin
                                                                                                                                           Informatics and Computing. “Even                what all the smiling and laughing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        between people who          releasing. Men use         hugs at large family                                                             levels, which can decrease
                                                                                                                                           the people who do not get free hugs             was about. So I set down my pen and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          just met and aren’t      this hug to recognize     gatherings, or around                                                              anxiety and increase those
                                                                                                                                           smile when they walk past.”                     picked up a piece of poster board. I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       quite comfortable with      and greet other men,        children with their                                                              good feelings. Oxytocin also
                                                                                                                                               Toombs started giving free hugs             felt my face heating up, but I took a
                                                                                                                                           as an undergraduate at Ball State Uni-          deep breath and gave myself a quick            each other. It says,      while still asserting        stuffed animals.                               ONLINE.                         lowers cortisol, the stress
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         “Hey, I think you’re      their masculinity by        (Note: No bears or                                                               hormone responsible for high
                                                                                                                                           versity. When he came to IU in Au-              pep talk: I’m going to give a free hug,                                                                                                         Do the “Huggle.” We’ll teach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       pretty cool, but I don’t   not demonstrating too      huggees were harmed                                                                blood pressure and a slower
                                                                                                                                           gust, he organized a group here and             and it’s going to be awesome.                                                                                                                   you how. It involves multiple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           want to press my           much affection.         in the making of this                                                             metabolism.
                                                                                                                                           recruited a couple of his friends and               At first, I think people could tell                                                                                                         people, yelling, and laughter.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       entire body up against                                      illustration.)                                                                   So go ahead and give
                                                                                                                                           fellow graduate students, Joanna                I was a “free hugs virgin” because
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            you quite yet.”                                                                                Click through our hug menu           those hugs. Share the
                                                                                                                                           Mueller and Grant Carlile, to join him.         they seemed to gravitate toward the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   photo gallery.               warmth, show that you care,
                                                                                                                                               While they have more than 70                more experienced huggers.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               idsnews.com/inside               and make your heart happy.

                                                                                                                                           fans on their “IU Free Hugs” Face-                  Right away, one girl walked to-
                                                                                                                                           book fan page, Mueller says the                 ward me and made eye contact. I
                                                                                                                                           quantity of hugs doesn’t matter. It’s           thought she was coming to give me
                                                                                                                                           the quality that counts.                        a free hug. I dropped one end of my
                                                                                                                                               No hug-filled Friday is ever                sign so I could hug her. Instead, I felt                       Play happy,           Dress for the         Smell clean and     Recruit huggers        Remove                Make colorful,       have fun. No one
                                                                                                                                           alike. One afternoon several jog-               the icy sting of rejection as she chose                        upbeat music          weather. Hugs         fresh. Be sure to   of both sexes.         backpacks and         eye-catching         wants to hug a
                                                                                                                                           gers stopped to give hugs before                a veteran hugger.                                              to create a nice      are more pleasant     shower and spritz   Some girls are         bags. These           “Free hugs”          grouch.
                                                                                                                                           continuing their run. A campus bus                  Later, a guy came up and hugged                            atmosphere.           when you don’t        a little perfume    afraid of getting      make hugs             signs. You’ve
                                                                                                                                           driver sometimes announces “free                all of us. Twice. After that, I start-                         “All You Need         have to worry         or cologne before   felt up by guys,       awkward.              got to sell your
                                                                               Photos by Chaz Mottinger | Illustration by Larry Buchanan

                                                                                                                                           hugs” over his intercom to his bus              ed giving more hugs than I could                               Is Love” by The       about sweat           you head outside.   while some guys                              goods.
                                                                                                                                           passengers. And junior Anita Bet-               count.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ways to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Beatles works,        stains or frozen      No one wants        are just afraid of
                                                                                                                                           badal says she got a free hug “just                 The longer I stayed, the more                              but “Teenage          fingers. Also, look   to hug someone      women, period.

                                                                                                                                           because it’s Friday.”                           comfortable I got. I hugged for the                            Dream” by Katy        nice. Stand in        who smells funny.   Having both girls
                                                                                                                                               Carlile says people recognize               entire two hours. By the end of the                            Perry sends the       front of the mirror                       and guys allows
                                                                                                                                           him on campus as the free hugs guy.
                                                                                                                                               “Everyone is going somewhere,”
                                                                                                                                                                                           afternoon, my fingers and toes were
                                                                                                                                                                                           completely numb.                              your             wrong message.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Dancing to it
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and ask yourself,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                “Would I want to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          everyone to hug
                                                                                                                                           he says about the people that pass
                                                                                                                                           him at the Sample Gates. They all
                                                                                                                                                                                               As I was rushing off to Starbucks
                                                                                                                                                                                           to warm up, I realized my stress from      hugging             also gives you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          something fun to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                hug this person?”

                                                                                                                                           have different destinations, but
                                                                                                                                           “when they see us, they go there
                                                                                                                                                                                           the week was gone.
                                                                                                                                                                                               The fun I had was definitely
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       power              do when people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          are staring at you

                                                                                                                                           smiling.”                                       worth fighting a little frost.                                 strangely.

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Confessions            Tip Jar          Inside Out          Better You                                                                              Essay

                                                                                                                                                                        The Crossroads                                                                     Land of the                              viewers to “join the Nudist Revolu-
Drive 25 minutes from                                                                                                                                                   of Nudism                                                                          free, home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    tion.” Photos show young men and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    women on the beach, hula hoop-
campus and you’ll                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing, eating sushi, all in the buff, and

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           of the brave
                                                                                                                                                                        Other AANR nudist clubs in Indiana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    a pop-up message urges visitors to
come to a spot some

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    “please respect the nudists.” The
Hoosiers call paradise.
                                                                                                                                                                                    1 Drakes Ridge Rustic Nudist                                                                                    site addresses touchy questions
                                                                                                                                                                                    Retreat — Bennington                                                   Nudists aren’t just hippies              honestly: “Doesn’t seeing all that
Check your inhibitions
                                                                                                                                                                                    miles from Bloomington                                                                                          nakedness ruin your sex life?”
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   1       from the ’60s anymore.                       They consider themselves the

and clothes at the                                                                                                                                                                  2 Sunshower Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           By Rachel Stark                          young adult movement within the
door. Welcome to Fern                                                                                                                 Anything you can do,                          Club — Centerville
                                                                                                                                                                                    miles from Bloomington                                                     At 21 years old, Amanda Case
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    larger movement of nudism.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Case helped organize the first big
Hills Club, a world
                                                                                                                                      they can do nude.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           went nude and never turned back.         meeting in the Midwest last year,

                                                                                                                                      Well, almost.

free from clothes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Her love affair with nudism started      which included a meet-and-greet
                                                                                                                                      Volleyball. These                             3 lake o’ The Woods                                                    three years ago, when the Ball State     in the pool, drinks around a bonfire,
                                                                                                                                                                                    Club — Valparaiso
                                                                                                                                      tournaments are the
                                                                                                                                                                                    miles from Bloomington                                                 University student ventured to a         and a movie night. This year, they’re
                                                                                                                                      biggest event in nudist                                                                                              nudist camp with her boyfriend           amping it up, adding a water volley-

                                                                                                                                      recreation, according to                                                                                             (now husband) for the first time.        ball tournament, body painting, and
                                                                                                                                      nudist Amanda Case. “You                      4 Sunny Haven Recreation                                                   Today, she and her husband are       a yoga session to the schedule.
                                                                                                                                      have to be careful when                       Park — Granger                                                         leaders in a revolution for young            So what’s the appeal to all this?
                                                                                                                                      you fall because you might                    miles from Bloomington                                                 nudists. They lead the Midwest divi-         “Being young certainly is a time
                                                                                                                                      scrape things you might not                                                                                          sion of Vita Nuda, a national nudist     of learning, a time of freedom, a

By Rachel Stark                                                                                                                       usually.”                                                                                                            group for people ages 18-35. The or-     time of maybe having less inhibi-
                                                                                                                                      Drink around a campfire.                                                                                             ganization is tied directly to AANR,     tion,” Bauer says. “A lot of people
                ucked away in the trees                                                                                                                                                                                                                    but aims to attract a population that    who try it fall in love with it.”
                with no road markers,                                                                                                 hike. Fern Hills is                  thinking about                                                                  is dying off in the nudist realm.            Bauer estimates that Fern Hills
                Fern Hills Club is a hid-
                den gem for the people
                                                                                                                                      surrounded by 72 acres of
                                                                                                                                      land, which includes miles of
                                                                                                                                                                           baring it all?                                                 DO It!               “They found that they were los-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ing people in their late teens to ear-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    has about 40 members between the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ages of 15 and 27.
                who flock there in the                                                                                                forest trails. Just watch out        Just accept it. The first time at a nudist camp will be                         ly 20s, when people become con-              “Is it a huge college hangout?
warmer months. For now, according                                                                                                     for poison ivy.                      nerve-wracking. As the daughter of one of the owners                            fused about their bodies,” Case says.    Absolutely not,” he says. “Would we
to a sign at the entrance, it’s “clothed                                                                                                                                   of Fern Hills, Stephanie Duval grew up around nudists.                          “We’re getting young people back         like to welcome more people? We
                                                                                                                                      Swim. Birthday suits.
for the season.”                                                                                                  OnlInE                                                   She suggests coming for a big function, where you will                          and getting them involved like the       certainly would. If you just want to
                                                                                                                                      Grill out.                           be one of 150 people. In a sea of nakedness, you’ll be
    Enter the gates, and enter the world                                                                        Take a photo                                                                                                                               generations above us have done.”         chill out and get a sun tan, read your
of social family nudism. The club looks                                                                         tour of Fern          Sunbathe. No tan lines.              more focused on the crowd and the excitement than                                   Vita Nuda’s website encourages       textbook, that’s fine.”
like a typical campground with 72 acres                                                                            Hills.                                                  your own body. Or that’s the hope, anyway.
                                                                                                                                      Go rafting.
of land, colorful cabins, and more than
five miles of trails. A circular pool, rec-                                                                                           Ride bikes. We’d opt
reation center, and playground keep                                                                                                   for a cushy seat.
campers of all ages busy.                     Clothed for the season. It’s no surprise that Fern Hills shuts down in the winter.      yoga.
    It’s not the average campground,          This shivering cherub will be the only visitor until May. Photo by Zach Hetrick         Paint bodies. “It sounds
though. The people who camp are na-
                                                                                                                                      erotic, but it’s actually very
ked. About 200 nudist members and
                                                                                                                                      funny,” Case says.
many more visitors frequent Fern              this lifestyle.                                  Of course, there is the occasional
Hills from May through October.                   “I think what draws people to nud-       visitor who crosses the line. If some-     Run free, literally.
    As an American Association for            ism is the freedom. Stripping away           one utters a sexual remark, camp own-      But some girls must wear
Nudist Recreation (AANR) club, there          the stress,” Bauer says. “It’s an equal-     ers give a warning. Another infraction,    sports bras, for obvious
are rules. The most basic: no clothes         izer. There are no UGG boots. No de-         and they ask the offender to leave.        reasons.
allowed, with exceptions for weather,         signer jeans. You can’t tell who might           Fern Hills also has the rare visitor   Sail the seas
personal health, and safety. Others in-       be a garbage man and who might be a          who crosses other lines — the physi-       on a nude cruise.
clude no cameras, no children under           judge.”                                      cal boundaries of the camp. One time
the age of 14 in the pool area without a          Because of stigmas attached to           a man got lost hiking the trails and
guardian, and no sexually provocative         nudism, Bauer, like most nudists,            wound up naked on a public road.           Attend events like
or suggestive behavior.                       wants to clear up common misconcep-              But these uncomfortable incidents      nude Stock. Basically a big
    Jawn Bauer, an IU alumnus and             tions. For starters, nudism is not sexu-     are rare, and for the most part, the       college party sans clothes.
Bloomington resident, protects the            al, he says.                                 nudists feel at peace within the con-      Music provided by the Nudie
rights of social family nudists as le-            “It’s amazing how quickly you re-        fines of the camp.                         Blues.
gal counsel for Fern Hills, AANR, and         alize how different nudism and sex re-           “It’s fun to be outdoors naked and
AANR Midwest. A member of Fern Hills,         ally are,” he says. “It’s liberating to be   know that you won’t be arrested or hit
he feels passionate about the benefits of     nude in a non-sexual way.”                   on,” Bauer says.

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     We come to college to earn our degrees and — hopeful-
     ly — prepare ourselves for our chosen career. But classes
                                                                  Welcome to
     and homework are only part of the battle. As freshmen,
     we’re given the key to independence the day we hug our
     parents goodbye. At some point between parties and piz-
     za runs, the reality sinks in and we realize freedom some-
     times isn’t as glamorous as it sounded when we were
     grounded on that one Friday night in high school. ¶ The
     four students we profiled come from different cities and
     backgrounds. Whether they’ve been here for one semes-
     ter or for four years, they each have developed different                      college

     answers to the question “what is freedom?” In the end,
     freedom isn’t hard to obtain; it’s
     knowing what to do with your

                                                                                    e s t. 2 0 1 1

     freedom that can be a struggle.

                                                                   By Caitlin Keating | Photos by Zach Hetrick

14                                                                                                               15
                                        The Sorority girl                                                               college

                                        Clare Libbing, freshman                                                         e s t. 2 0 1 1

                                        Fort Wayne, 19 years old

                                                                                                                  Clare Libbing left behind
                                                               lare Libbing walks into a mansion with
                                                               tall ceilings, golden chandeliers, and

                                                                                                                  high school curfews
                                                               large couches with pillows that are
                                                               there more for show than for comfort.

                                                                                                                  and parental supervision.
                                                               Clare, a 19-year-old freshman, recently
                                                               received her bid at her first choice so-
                                                               rority, Alpha Xi Delta.
                                                                    Clare is confident she’s found her
                                        new home on campus, but admits she’s still slightly nervous               Freedom, she says, is living
                                        around her new sisters. “Right now I’m acting a little dif-
                                        ferent because I know I’m trying to impress them, but every
                                        week I feel more and more relaxed and like myself,” Clare
                                                                                                                  in a house with 100 sisters.
                                            It’s coming up on 9 p.m., and Clare isn’t checking her
                                        watch for the time. The concept of a curfew disappeared             might lose by moving back into a house
                                        when she left high school. “Now I can do whatever I want,           where she isn’t completely in control.
                                        when I want.”                                                       “You have less freedom of where you
                                            Clare’s older sister is a junior in the same sorority. But as   should go and what you should say to
                                        much as Clare loves having her sister around, she’s also try-       people. You’re not just speaking for
                                        ing to make a name for herself. “I’m trying to have the so-         yourself, but you’re speaking for 100
                                        rority girls get to know me not so much as Sarah’s little sis-      other girls that live with you,” Clare
                                        ter,” she says.                                                     says. “I am much more aware of what I
                                            Freshman year gave Clare the freedom to decide how              do now and how I portray myself.”
                                        she spends her time, but she is still learning how to budget            Though she’s still taking it all in,
                                        everything from her stress to her bills. She is responsible for     Clare knows she wants to be involved
                                        half her tuition and all of her spending money. “I’m free, but      in Alpha Xi Delta. “It will be like living
                                        still dependent on my parents for advice,” Clare says. “I can       on a dorm room floor with people that
                                        always call them, and they’re just a short car ride away.”          will be your best friends.” She takes a
                                            Clare doesn’t seem concerned about any freedom she              deep breath. “I hope.”

                                        At Freedom University, we suggest our freshmen take:
                                        1. H103 | Self-reliance: A Survey of Ralph Waldo Emerson
                                        2. P104 | Topics in Physics: The Science of Beer Pong

 16                                     3. B105 | Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution: Roommate Cold Wars

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                                        The Money Saver                                                              college

                                        Andrew Lysaught, sophomore                                                   e s t. 2 0 1 1

                                        Naperville, Ill., 20 years old

                                        Each hour scooping ice
                                        cream brings Andrew
                                        Lysaught $7.55 closer
                                        to freedom.

                                                                  n Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday nights, Andrew Lysaught
                                                                  stands behind the long red counter at the Crimson Creamery
                                                                  in Gresham Food Court. Scooping ice cream for hungry stu-
                                                                  dents isn’t the sophomore’s calling, but he puts on the plastic
                                                                  gloves and red uniform for 10 hours a week to earn spending
                                                                  money. “It gives me the financial freedom I want,” he says.
                                                                     Andrew, a history and economics major, has had a job since
                                                                  he was 13, when he started working as a bus boy at a Naper-
                                        ville, Ill., restaurant. Now he works for the money that pays for his financial freedom.

                                           Andrew owes his father $10,000 for         to live and think on his own. “It’s not
                                        his room and board and plans on pay-          just physical freedom I lacked in high
                                        ing him back by “working and working          school,” he says. “I didn’t have much
                                        and working.” He even plans on selling        mental freedom either.”
                                        his $2,000 coin collection and a $500             Going to class, working and enjoy-
                                        guitar. Selling his prized possessions, he    ing college has forced Andrew to learn
                                        says, is like giving up part of his child-    how to manage his money and his time.
                                        hood.                                         “Freshman year I really screwed up,” he
                                           When his Crimson Creamery shift            says. “I didn’t have my parents on my
                                        ends at 8 p.m., Andrew walks across           back, so I stayed up late, went out late.”
                                        the street to his dorm room in McNutt.        A year later, he’s beginning to figure it
                                        Even in a residence hall with an RA, An-      out. “It’s all about balancing your time,”
                                        drew appreciates the opportunity he has       he says.

                                        At Freedom University, we suggest our sophomores take:
                                        1. A211 | Intermediate graphic Design: The Art of the Fake ID
                                        2. g201 | gender Studies and You: Bromance

 18                                     3. M221 | Investment Basics: From Minimum Wage to Millionaire

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                                        The Musician                                                            college

                                        Max Newman, junior                                                      e s t. 2 0 1 1

                                        New York City, 20 years old

                                                                      Max Newman
                                                                       couldn’t find
                                                              freedom at school, so
                                                                                                                                  this decision also came with the fi-
                                                                                                                                  nancial burden of paying his own way.
                                                                                                                                      Max might not be free from re-

                                                              he dropped out. Now                                                 sponsibility, but when it comes to his
                                                                                                                                  music, nothing can hold him back.

                                                                 he spends his days
                                                                                                                                  “There is such freedom in music it-
                                                                                                                                  self. It’s the freedom of expression,”

                                                              living through music.
                                                                                                                                  Max says. “No one can take this free-

                                                                                                                                  dom away from me.”
                                                                                                                                      Some students are free because
                                                                                                                                  they’re physically on their own, and
                                                                                                                                  others are free because they finan-
                                                               ome people know exactly what they want to do in life be-           cially support themselves. Max is free
                                                               fore they even complete kindergarten. Max Newman is one            because he doesn’t see anything stop-
                                                               of those lucky few. He grew up in New York City, a place that      ping him from succeeding. Taking a
                                                               screams freedom. It’s a city people move to because they want      semester off from school didn’t hold
                                                               independence, or in Max’s case, a place you leave to get away      Max back; it pushed him forward.
                                                               from it all.                                                           “I couldn’t see myself as a stu-
                                                                   Max grew up playing the cello, studying at Juilliard in high   dent,” Max admits. “I want to be pas-
                                                               school. Music became his life. After he graduated, he left the     sionate with everything I do.”
                                              chaotic skyline behind to study classical music at the Jacobs School of Music.           Max values his freedom because
                                                 “If I think about it, no matter how much freedom music gives me, in a way it     he works for it. “You have to study the
                                              was chosen for me from such a young age,” Max says.                                 scales, the masters that came before
                                                 By freshman year, he says, he was frustrated with memorizing classical com-      you,” Max says. “This is freedom that
                                              positions. He made major changes to his career path, hoping to find something       you earn. Improvisation isn’t just
                                              personally meaningful. He switched from cello to guitar, dropped out of the         playing what you want. It really does
                                              music school, and after sophomore year, decided to take an entire year off.         strike a chord in people and makes
                                                 Freedom from classes has given him time to focus on his music. However,          them feel free too.”

                                              At Freedom University, we suggest our juniors take:
                                              1. R331 | Social Dancing (class held Friday - Sunday at Kilroy’s Sports Bar)
                                              2. W302 | Letters Home: How to Tell Your Parents What You Want Them to Think You’re Doing

 20                                           3. D416 | Epidemiological Case Studies: Curing Senioritis

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                                        Natalie Azhdam, senior                                                        e s t. 2 0 1 1

                                        Beverly Hills, Calif., 21 years old

                                        Natalie Azhdam knows
                                        freedom’s worth fighting for,
                                        even if it means going against
                                        your family.

                                                            ollowing graduation, Natalie Azhdam will go back to the home she fought to
                                                            leave. Natalie moved to a Persian-Jewish community in Beverly Hills, Ca-
                                                            lif., right before her junior year of high school. After years of being told she
                                                            couldn’t have sleepovers or go to summer camps, she was ready to make her
                                                            own decisions. “My level of freedom shot from zero to 100 when I came here,”
                                                            she says about her move to IU.
                                                                 Getting to Bloomington wasn’t easy. In the Persian-Jewish community
                                                            where she was raised, Natalie says, women go to University of Southern Cali-
                                        fornia, University of California Los Angeles, or a community college. For Natalie, that was not an
                                        option. “I had to scream and kick,” Natalie says about her choice to come to Indiana. “Everything
                                        I could do to convince them to let me come, I did.”

                                            Natalie didn’t just want to leave home; she      she says. “I want to have the freedom to fly to
                                        wanted to leave the state. She craved the free-      Vegas with my friends for the weekend, or go
                                        dom to be on her own. The freedom to hang            to Mexico for spring break.”
                                        out with whomever she wanted, travel wher-               Graduation in May will present a whole
                                        ever she wanted, and most importantly, the           new challenge for Natalie and her family.
                                        freedom to attend a “real university.”               While her parents have come to understand
                                            When Natalie decided to leave Los Ange-          her decision to leave, she’s prepared to give
                                        les, her whole family put up a fight. “When I        up her newfound freedom. “After college, I
                                        told my grandparents I was going to Indiana,         am moving home, only for them.” Going away
                                        they thought I said India,” she says. “I just tell   for college, her parents told her, was a four-
                                        people now I go to school in Chicago because         year deal. Though the political science ma-
                                        most people in my community don’t even               jor says she wants to work in sales, she’ll have
                                        know where Indiana is.”                              to spend some time back in California before
                                            After four years of living on her own, Nata-     she makes her way out to either Chicago or
                                        lie has learned that freedom comes with a cost.      New York.
                                        Fifteen to 20 hours a week, Natalie makes cold           She wants to please her parents as much
                                        calls for mojopages.com, a business directory        as she wants to be on her own, and as she
                                        site. It’s one of the numerous jobs she works to     looks back on college these past four years
                                        maintain her lifestyle. “I would never ask my        she says, “I feel like I went from being one to
                                        parents to pay for the extravagant things I do,”     30 years old.”

                                        At Freedom University, we suggest our seniors take:
                                        1. B301 | Moochers in the Modern World (credit also given for B302 Personal Finance)
                                        2. E450 | The Economics of Unemployment

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       MANDAtOrY StUDENt FEES                                                                                                                                                              OPtIONAL StUDENt ACtIVItY FEES

     You paid for it.                                                                                                                                                                   The future isn’t free.
     We don’t have a choice when it comes to paying student fees, but in theory, the money we spend                                                                                     We’re forced to pay for activities, health, transportation,
     comes back to us in the form of free services. Inside followed the money to see exactly how our                                                                                    and technology. But when it comes time to fork over our
     mandatory student fees are being spent.                                                                                                                                            money for safety and sustainability, it’s easy to just say no.
     By Stephanie Doctrow
                                                                                                                                                                                        By Sarah hutchins                                                        tional fees require student in-

                                                 Mandatory per-semester fee categories for undergraduates taking 12 or more credit hours                                                                                                                         volvement (gathering 10,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                         e’re      hustled        IU Bloomington                 signatures and, once on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                         near the arbo-           Optional Service Fees          list, allocating the money).
       ACtIVItIES                      HEALtH                                         trANSPOrtAtION
                                                                                                             tECHNOLOgY                                                                                  retum, chased            Arbutus 2011 yearbook $69      They ask that students make
       $84.97                          $111.34                                        $58.16                 $197.28                                                                                     down near the            Dance Marathon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 an investment in the future of
                                                                                                                                                                                        steps of Ballantine, and aggres-          benefitting Riley $5           the University.
                                                                                                                                                                                        sively stalked with clipboards            HPER Locker Rental                 For the past two or three
                                                                                                                                                                                        near the Sample Gates. “Sign              (one term) $20                 years, student groups have
                                                                          tOtAL $451.75/SEMEStEr                                                                                        a petition,” we’re begged. “You           IU Student Alumni              rallied to collect enough sig-
                                                                                                                                                                                        don’t have to give any money.”            Association Dues $15           natures to get a sustainabili-
                                                                                                                                                      FOLLOW                            So we sign and walk away feel-            IUSA Rape Crisis Fund $3       ty fund on the menu of option-
       Activity Fee for 2010-11                   Mandatory Health Fee                            technology Fee                                                                        ing good (albeit slightly violat-         Little 500 2011                al fees, says Jacob Bower-Bir,
                                                  for 2010-11                                                                                        tHE MONEY                                                                    All Event Tickets $25          logistics chair of the Student
                                                                                                  for 2010- 2011:                                                                       ed by their persistence) that
       Allocated To         $    Percent          Covers reduced rates for medical clinic
                                                                                                  Most recent data available, as of        What, exactly, is a funding budget and how   we declared our commitment                Live@the MAC                   Sustainability Council. Every
                                                  ($20/visit)                                                                                                                                                                     Sampler-Flex Pass $60
       Campus           $0.39      0.5%                                                           2010: IUB Student Technology Use         does it benefit students? We decided to      to the cause of the day.                                                 time, their efforts failed.
                                                                                                                                           find out.                                                                              Norvelle Theater Center
       Day Care                                   Prescheduled visits to a gynecologist           Fees, 2007- 2008                                                                          Few petitions circulat-                                                  This fall, however, a group
                                                  are free                                                                                                                                                                        Flex Pass $48
       Graduate and      $1.06      1.2%                                                          Allocated To              Percent        ExAMPLE 1                                    ed around campus get enough                                              of 19 student organizations
       Professional                               Two free Counseling and Psychological                                                                                                 signatures to reach their final                                          on campus came together un-
                                                  Services appointments                           Operating, maintaining,      20%
       Student                                                                                    and upgrading Student                         Ritmos Latinos Indiana event            destination: a small check box                                           der the Student Sustainabili-
       Organization                               Free nutritionist visit, contraception,
                                                  tobacco cessation programs
                                                                                                  Technology Centers                                                                    on OneStart’s “optional ser-           gy changed, so did the yes/no     ty Council to achieve this goal.
       IU Auditorium    $3.30       3.9%                                                          (STCs)                                                                                vice fees” page during class           option. The default choice be-    Starting next fall, students will
       IUSA              $1.31      1.5%                                                          Consulting in STCS            19%                                                     registration. As a result, we          came no, and students had to      have the option to donate $5
       General Fund
                                                                                                  Software in STCS              19%                      Club Budget                    rarely have to decide wheth-           check a box only if they wanted   toward campus sustainability
       IUSA              $1.25      1.5%           transportation Fee
       Readership                                  for 2010-11                                    Consulting and services       12%                                                     er or not we want to cough up          to pay for an optional fee.       initiatives.
       IUSA Student      $4.75      5.6%
                                                                                                  from the Support                                                                      $5 for the cause we proudly                Sarah Robinson, IUSA di-          Just getting the signatures
                                                   Total revenue (99% of this
       Organization                                comes from student fees):
                                                                                                  Centers (online, email,                                                               signed our name in support of.         rector of women’s affairs, or-    is a milestone, Bower-Bir says,
                                                                                                  phone, person)                                     IUSA Funding Board
       Support Fund
                                                   $4,525,902                                                                                                                               And who can blame us for           ganizes the optional Sexual       but it’s only a small part of the
       IUSTV            $0.82      0.9%                                                           Printing in STCs              10%                                                     holding onto our money? We             Assault Prevention Fund (for-     recipe for a fund’s success. Stu-
                                                   Of this, $1,867,030 (41%) is                   STEPS workshops                7%                                                     scrimp and save and take out           merly the Rape Crisis Fund).      dents not only need to donate,
       Indiana           $2.81      3.3%
                                                   spent on salaries and wages.                   (through UITS)
       Memorial Union                                                                                                                       We pay $4.75/semester to IUSA as            loans for ever-increasing tu-          She says the fund prospered       but they need to get involved
                                                   An additional $2,630,431
       Outdoor          $0.62       0.7%                                                          Accounts on central            6%          part of mandatory activity fee.            ition. Then we’re faced with           before the system change.         in the process of spending the
                                                   (58% ) goes to supplies and                    systems and for Dial
                                                   expenses. This includes diesel fuel
                                                                                                                                                                                        $451.75 in mandatory student               After    the     technology   funds.
                                                                                                  modem access
       Rec Sports       $53.37    62.8%
                                                   and gasoline, insurance, computing                                                                                                   fees that go to activities, the        changed, the fate of optional         “You’re not buying absolu-
                                                                                                  Research computing             3%        ExAMPLE 2
       Student Legal     $9.83     11.6%           services, printing and duplicating,                                                                                                  Health Center, transporta-             fees wasn’t hard to predict. As   tion,” Bower-Bir says. “You’re
       Services                                    repairs and maintenance,                       Instructional                  2%                                                     tion, and technology. So when          former Dean of Students Rich-     buying responsibility.”
       Union Board      $4.98       5.9%           advertising, and promotions.                   publications                              Free computers to use at Teter NST          it comes to volunteering our           ard McKaig warned the In-             It’s easy to donate $5 to a
       WIUX             $0.48      0.6%                                                           Maintenance                    1%                                                     hard-earned dough for “op-             diana Daily Student in 2005,      cause and then relax knowing
                                                                                                                                                                                        tional service fees,” it’s easy to     “We’re making it too easy to      that someone else will solve
                                                                                                                                                    UITS operating budget
                                                                                                                                                                                        just say no. In fact, it’s difficult   ignore the check-offs.” As pre-   the problem. But that’s not
                                                                                                                                                                                        to think of a reason to say yes.       dicted, donations to the Sex-     what a student fund is about,
     ExAMPLE 3                                                                                                                                                                              But it wasn’t always easy          ual Assault Prevention Fund       Bower-Bir says.
                                                                                                                                                                                        to look the other way. Before          plummeted. The fund steadily          Students propose and or-
      Free condoms from Health Center                    Health Center budget                        We pay $111.34/semester as              We pay $197.28/semester as part            the 2005-2006 school year,             declined ever since.              ganize student funds. If stu-
                                                                                                     part of a student health fee.            of a mandatory technology fee.            students had to select “yes”               Today, getting a cause on     dents think the University
                                                                                                                                                                                        or “no” for every optional fee.        the optional fees page is about

                                                                                                                                                                                        When registration technolo-            more than raising money. Op-         See FuTure on page 29

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                                                                                                                                                                                    charity functions for organizations          FuTure, continued from page 27
        SCHOLArSHIPS                                                                                                                                                                ranging from Middle Way House to                                                          HOUSINg

      Your free ride ... isn’t.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Pages to Prisoners.                        needs solar panels, that’s where the
                                                                                                                                                                                        To him, the payoff for doing
                                                                                                                                                                                    well in school — he’s studying in the
                                                                                                                                                                                    multidisciplinary Liberal Arts and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               money will go.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   While a quarter of the student pop-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ulation backed the petition to add sus-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The cost of convenience
                                                                                                                                                                                    Management Program, also known as          tainability to the optional fees list,      Do the savings of off-campus living outweigh the benefits of
      Aim high. Don’t forget to say “thank you.” Count your blessings. Since you were a kid,                                                                                        LAMP — is the wealth of opportunities      Bower-Bir knows that even the best          living close to class ? Inside tried to find out.

                                                                                                                                                                                    being a Wells Scholar, and simply being    funds can quickly lose momentum.
      you’ve probably heard one or all of these phrases from your parents. And when you go                                                                                          a Hoosier, affords him.                        Need proof? The $3 sexual as-

      off to college, the sentiment behind those statements doesn’t change.                                                                                                             Pacold has volunteered in
                                                                                                                                                                                    Calcutta, worked in New York City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               sault prevention fund once collect-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ed $27,500 a year. The technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           n-campus versus off-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           campus living — the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Union Street Center 4 Br,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2 bath apartment
                                                                                                                                                                                    and sat in on economics discussions        change, coupled with a lack of aware-                       classic undergrad-           $7450 per person for 9 months

      By Mickey Woods                                                                       load of H’s validated Anderson’s hard      The expenses she is currently paying         with Nobel Prize laureates. Plus,          ness, caused the balance to drop to                         uate debate. One             $7450/ 9 = $827.78 per month
                                                                                            work.                                      for include groceries, books, and ink        Pacold says he loves being around          $12,041 by 2011.                                            key argument RPS             Utilities included
                     atchphrases like “ex-                                                      “It is so nice to know that IU wants   for her printer.                             other Wellsies —fellow scholars with           In the end, it’s up to us, the tired,   throws at us every year is the sim-
                     ceptional,” “high lev-                                                 me to be here,” Anderson says. “That’s         With Vanlandingham being able            eccentricities and interests that          cash-strapped, stressed-out students        plicity of a single lump fee. One bill       Varsity Villas 4 Br,
                     el of success,” and “tra-                                              a very important decision in deciding      to chip in a bit financially, she says                                                                                                                                           2.5 bath apartment
                                                                                                                                                                                    excite him.                                in the process of signing up for class-     for everything you need. And all the
                     ditions of excellence”                                                 where you want to go to school.”           her parents don’t harp on her about                                                                                                 free stuff, like movie rentals and           $1820/month for 10 months
                                                                                                                                                                                        Once he graduates in May, Pacold       es. We have to take the time to check
                     accompany some IU                                  hillary                 Though        Anderson’s     parents   school. Vanlandingham is an adult,                                                                                                  work out centers, that goes with it.         $1820/4 people = $455 per month
                                                                        Anderson                                                                                                    is going to be involved with the Bank      a box.
      scholarship program descriptions. So                                                  can afford to send her to school,          after all.                                                                                                                              Inside took a look at the expens-
                                                                                                                                                                                    of Montreal investment bank in                 The $3 or $5 we give to a fund might                                                 Utilities average $50/person,
      what’s the common denominator ty-                                                     scholarships certainly help offset             “If I fail a test, that’s on me,” she                                                                                           es for the new Union Street Cen-             so total = $505 per month
                                                                                                                                                                                    Chicago this summer, and then after        not manifest in something as tangible
      ing the exchange of money and expec-                                                  costs. She can live anywhere in town,      says. “But, who wants to be here in                                                                                                 ter, and compared it with other
                                                                                                                                                                                    that, who knows.                           as a yearbook or gym locker. But what
      tations of success together? You, the                                                 and at the moment, doesn’t have to         school longer than they have to be? I                                                                                               four-bedroom apartments around            less-tangible benefits. Center staff
                                                                                                                                                                                        For now, Pacold plans to enjoy         we get in return, Bower-Bir argues, is
      student. No matter where you stand,                                                   worry about finding a part-time job.       don’t.”                                                                                                                             Bloomington. Turns out residents          handles all maintenance issues, and
                                                                                                                                                                                    what’s left of his free ride, though he    much greater. “The $5 investment will
      whether your parents have you cov-                                                        Though she faces the drudgery of                                                                                                                                           are paying a heavy chunk of change        USC residents have access to a pri-
                                                                                                                                                                                    says there is no such thing.               pay way more than $5 in dividends.”
      ered or you work 40 hours a week at                                                   GPA requirements, the most pressure                                                                                                                                            for a single bedroom in the center’s      vate fitness center and an RPS store
                                                                                                                                                                                        “Most economics majors would               So what do we get for our money?
      Subway, the concept of “nothing is                                                    she faces might come from herself. If                                                                                                                                          four-bedroom apartments.                  and library. USC residents also have
                                                                                                                                                                                    tell you that nothing is free,” Pacold     We get the satisfaction of knowing our
      free” has never rang more true. Here                              Jordan
                                                                                            Anderson did have a rough semester         Gratitude Is Free                            says. “To me, though, the word ‘free’      friends are learning how to prevent             Part of the price jump is ac-         the option to break their contract
      is the story of three students who un-                                                and was in jeopardy of losing her              Luke Pacold is on a full ride.                                                                                                  counted for by the included fees          mid-year without being charged or
                                                                                                                                                                                    implies gratitude. If you are given a      sexual assault. We get the satisfaction
      derstand that a good education some-                                                  scholarship, she says her worries          Opportunities fall into his lap due                                                                                                 most off-campus apartments sep-           having to find a sub-letter.
                                                                                                                                                                                    gift, you have to be thankful for that     of knowing that our campus will be a
      times comes with a price tag.                                                         would be fewer thanks to a supportive      to his merit, yet he is constantly                                                                                                  arate out: utilities, cable, water, In-       Looks like the key argument in
                                                                                                                                                                                    gift. The greater the magnitude of         better place for the next generation of
                                                                                            family.                                    appreciative of what he’s been given.        the gift, the better the display of your   students. And we get the satisfaction       ternet, and trash pickup.                 the debate rests in the individual
                                                                                                “My mom, she’d love me no matter           The senior from the Chicago area         gratitude.”                                of knowing we invested in the future of         Though things like utilities tech-    student. The real freedom lies in the
                                                                                            how I did in school,” Anderson says.       has a dad from the Czech Republic                                                       our University.                             nically aren’t free, there are other,     ability to choose.
      A load of h’s                                                                         “Ultimately with everything I do in        and a mom from Indonesia, who
          When freshman Hillary Anderson                                                    school or otherwise, she just wants me     have encouraged him to expand his
      opened her nomination letter for the                              Pacold              to be happy and healthy.”                  horizons in college.
      Herbert Presidential Scholar program                                                                                                 His experience as a Herman B
      at IU, she didn’t even know what it was,                                                                                         Wells Scholar have allowed him to do
      or more importantly, how she got it.                                                                                             just that.
          “I just know it sounded really          there were no required meetings           Money Can’t Buy                                The program, which covers full
      fancy,” Anderson says with a laugh.         or other explicit requirements for        happiness                                  tuition and fees, nominates those
      “My mom and dad rudely didn’t               a Herbert Scholar. For Hudson and             Freshman Jordan Vanlandingham          in the highest percentile of their
      answer my phone call, so I told my          Holland, however, Anderson says she       is Anderson’s future roommate. And         graduating high school classes. As a
      grandmother. It was a great day.”           has to do a volunteer activity each       though Vanlandingham’s parents pay         result, Pacold is expected to perform
          Anderson, a graduate of Carmel          semester lasting from four to six         for most of her schooling, she had to      well in college, academically and
      High School in Indianapolis, says           hours. Last semester, she volunteered     take out a $5,000 student loan to help     socially.
      she receives about $10,000 a year in        with the Boys and Girls Club of           pay the difference.                            Pacold says there isn’t a cookie
      scholarship money.                          Bloomington to produce Teter Treat,           Over the summer, Vanlandingham         cutter scholar. “But Wells is a serious
          In addition to being a Herbert          a Halloween gathering for all ages in     works full-time as a waitress and          name to carry around. You don’t want
      Scholar, Anderson is backed by              the Teter Residence Center. In the fall   hostess at Le Peep Restaurant in her       to dishonor that name.”
      the Hudson and Holland Scholars             of their admission to IU, Hudson and      hometown, Indianapolis, to save a bit          Wells Scholars must maintain a 3.4
      program and the Hutton Honors               Holland scholars are also required to     of money. It’s the least she can do to     cumulative GPA and take two seminar
      College.      Anderson was excited          take a course on education.               help her parents, she says, but also the   classes. In addition to his classes, he is
      about the additional support, but               This all seems overwhelming, but it   least she can do to help herself.          a coordinator of WAVE (Wells Activism
      intimidated by the “load of H’s.”           was integral to Anderson’s decision on        “I feel like where I can help, I’m     and Volunteer Effort). For about five
          However, she was assured that           where to study after high school. The     obligated to,” Vanlandingham says.         hours a week, he helps plan and execute

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By CJ lotz

            he assignment: Live free of money for a week. I could cook with groceries purchased
            during a normal shopping trip the week before, and I could bargain, haggle, dumpster
            dive, and beg for food and rides. But no cash could leave my pocket or checking
            account. ¶ I live a comfortable college life. I drink coffee like it’s my job and I’m
seeking a raise. I meet my friends on Fourth Street rather than cooking dinner, even if I have
enough groceries at home to throw something together. I’m careless about parking tickets. ¶
When I don’t see money, I don’t see how quickly it leaves. I’m not wealthy and I don’t live on my
parents’ money, but I’m forgetful enough that I cringe each time someone swipes my debit card:
Do I have any money in my account? ¶ I wanted the third week in January to be different. ¶
Sunday morning, I grabbed a few crumbled bills on the way out the door to church. As the offering
                                                                                                                                            My favorite
plate passed from pew to pew, I remembered the assignment and tucked them back in my pocket.
¶ I couldn’t spend any money, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t pay. Here’s what my week cost:                                                 Soup delivery. The Hillel
                                                                                                                                            Center stocks a freezer of
Attention.                        When I used those up,            Hillel Center on Third         when I rush around. I                     Matzah Ball soup. When
     There is so much free        I dusted my brush with           Street gives out free          brewed coffee and poured                  you’re sick (or broke), give
food on this campus that          baking soda. You can use         pancakes. I stacked a plate    it into a thermos instead                 the front desk a call and a
it’s amazing we shell out for     that stuff for anything.         with apple-butterscotch        of sleeping late and hitting              staff member will deliver you
anything during the first                                          and chocolate chip-banana      Starbucks first thing.                    a frozen block of comfort
few weeks of a semester.          An open friend tab.              pancakes. My friend                                                      food and a get well card. Just
With all the callouts,                Allowing someone             Rachel has been trying to      lessons.                                  heat the soup on the stove.
information sessions, and         else to provide me dinner        get me to learn about her          I spent more moments
                                                                                                                                            Date night. The IU Cinema
open houses, there are            when I didn’t know where         Jewish faith for a year, and   saying grateful prayers
                                                                                                                                            offers free tickets to most
enough pizzas and veggie          else I would get food was        she tempted me to Hillel       over food. I surrendered
                                                                                                                                            of its movies. I saw “Fort
platters to feed a small          a beautiful and humbling         with free food. I walked       embarrassment and dove
                                                                                                                                            Apache,” a John Wayne
country. Or a large campus.       thing. When my friend            throughout the building        to pick up wrapped mints
I looked at Facebook and          Laura cooked me beans,           with her, and she even         on the sidewalk. I planned
fliers to find events with        rice, roasted squash, and        showed me the beautiful        my time better, tried new                 Sugar. Campus Candy
free food. I attended a           goat cheese, I told her I        Torah scroll. Hearing          recipes, and carved out                   handed out free coffee and
“Taste of the Union” event        wanted to pay her back.          her read from it made          more time for friends                     hot chocolate this winter and
where vendors gave away           She said to put it on our        me realize how much she        — especially when they                    became one of my favorite
samples of their products. I      friendship tab, and I like       cherishes her faith. I came    cooked dinner.                            stops.
ate little cups of pasta salad,   that idea. There’s no official   for pancakes, she came for                                               Money you’ve already
pico de gallo, and wolfed         accounting. We just make         God and fellowship. We ate         Sunday morning,                       spent. I never thought about
down half a cheeseburger,         each other food or pick up       and left nourished.            my free week was over. I                  how many points I racked up
even though I haven’t eaten       the bill for a coffee date                                      dropped a few dollars in                  at T.I.S. College Bookstore. I
red meat in months.               from time to time. We don’t      Time.                          the offering plate. I took my             checked it out and earned a
                                  keep a record, we just know         I valued my schedule        boyfriend out to breakfast                gift card to the Copper Cup
Creativity.                       when it’s time to take the       more when I had no money.      at the Runcible Spoon.                    coffee shop, as well as a
    I ran out of toothpaste       other out.                       Every morning, I woke up       I drank coffee, savored                   free pint of ice cream from
on Thursday. I scrounged                                           early enough to play with      the refills, told him to get              Bruster’s. You might have
in my bathroom for travel-        Community.                       my dog and make breakfast,     whatever he wanted, and                   enough for a Stromboli at

sized tubes from past trips.         Every Thursday, the           two things I forget about      then paid for it.                         Nick’s English Hut.

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