Sweat Issue

Apr 8, 2013 3:57 pm

Spirit shop not sweatshop

When we’re peeling off our spirit wear after watching an intense home game, we seldom pause to consider what other kinds of sweat have gone into those clothes. But IU’s Anti-Sweatshop Committee did.

Apr 8, 2013 6:26 pm

Nosy Nellie

Classrooms can be tight quarters, especially in crowded lecture halls across campus. So, if you find yourself sitting next to someone who smells, here are tips from tried and true etiquette experts. Use these to address the issue that will save your nose and the dignity of the person in question­.

Nervousness. It's a universal emotion, but we all have own way of showing it ­— like biting our nails, having sweaty palms, or fidgeting. Students share their own nervous habits and how to get help if you're trying to stop your own.  

Apr 8, 2013 6:23 pm

Flaming foods

It’s not uncommon for brows to drip at the taste of a small cayenne pepper. José Bonner, a professor who teaches Biology of Food, has a seasoned tongue for these flaming cuisines and can explain the common steamy reaction.

Apr 8, 2013 3:48 pm

Ew. Gross.

There are sprays and deodorants to get rid of it. People keep their arms down to hide it. Some even get Botox to stop it. But Joel Stager, professor in kinesiology and director of the Counsilman Center for Science of Swimming, says sweat is actually a healthy response that we shouldn’t try to avoid.

Apr 8, 2013 3:30 pm

Ditching the StairMaster

When it comes to fitness, we pretty much have it made right here on campus. But what about those of us who hate the idea of running on the treadmill for an hour? We get it — so we found five unusual workouts that will get you moving. Sometimes all it takes is a new approach, a few friends, and a little bit of a challenge.

Apr 8, 2013 3:06 pm

It's UITS to the rescue

Julie Byers, junior UITS staffer and computer science major, shares what it’s like to be the perpetual problem-solver when that spinning rainbow wheel just won’t go away.

Apr 8, 2013 2:53 pm

Working without wages

Two creams, one sugar, all business clothes, and no paycheck. Who even knew it got lower than minimum wage? Kira Geairn, a junior policy analysis major, found out for herself this summer when she interned in Washington D.C. as part of the Washington Leadership Program.

Apr 8, 2013 7:33 pm

Meet the Zellers

Three minivans and 320,000 miles later, Steve and Lori Zeller are climbing into their SUV to make the four-hour drive to Dayton, Ohio for their son Cody’s first and second round games of the NCAA tournament.

Apr 8, 2013 2:57 pm

Baby bumps and butterflies

Sophomore Virginia Ferguson’s seven-month baby bump stretches beneath her tight, Pepto pink shirt. Ferguson, 28, says baby Melodie Faith is due April 27, the Saturday before final exams. She has two finals scheduled for Monday, but the baby could come any time in April.

Apr 8, 2013 7:51 pm


When former high school football star Greg Heban arrived in Bloomington for his freshman year in college, he only had one goal in mind: make the IU baseball team as a walk-on.But three years later, Heban found himself back on the Astroturf, named Academic All-Big Ten and honorable mention All-Big Ten — in football.

Apr 8, 2013 2:53 pm

Jungle gym

The types of people you encounter at the gym, and what makes them tick.

Apr 8, 2013 6:14 pm

Hot wheels

Bloomington is crazy about bicycles. And you don’t have to be a Little 500 speedster to appreciate life on two wheels. We’re here to educate you on biking basics, starting in first gear. Try to keep up!

Apr 8, 2013 7:24 pm

Are We Lazy?

Our generation spends 2 hours outdoors. We spend 10 hours online. We're technological, yes, but are we lazy?

Apr 8, 2013 3:40 pm

Booty work: Zumba

By the end of the first semester of her freshman year, Zumba leader Cassie Dugan says she was taking about eight Zumba classes per week. Now, a little more than a year later, she’s the one at the head of the class.

Apr 8, 2013 3:00 pm

Swifter, higher, stronger

Kinesiology professor Jesús Dapena has conducted sports biomechanics studies since the 1970s . This science works with technique, understanding, and enhancing athletes’ performance on the field through cause-and-effect analysis of their movements. Over the years, Dapena’s lab has analyzed a number of athletes — baseball pitchers, dancers, discus throwers, and field hockey players. But the bulk of his research has focused on high jumpers. He’s spent 25 years recording, analyzing, and critiquing the performances of USA Track and Field’s best jumpers to prepare them for competition.