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Allyson Mcbride

Events raise awareness

The gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community wrapped up a week of celebration and education Saturday as the annual Gay Pride Week drew to a close. The week mainly focused on Wednesday's National Coming Out Day, but all the activities were aimed to bring a greater awareness of GLBT issues to the IU community.

Moliere production hits mark

The classical French playwright Moliere wrote formulaic moral satires. In "The Misanthrope," he heaped scorn on self-imposed alienation. With "Tartuffe," he set his crosshairs on hypocrisy. In the waning years of his life, he decided to take on the pitfalls of hypochondria. And so, he penned "The Imaginary Invalid," just staged by the Monroe County Civic Theater. It ran through Sunday at the Bloomington Playwrights Project, 308 S. Washington Ave.

Words keep women poets in touch

They use rhythm and meter but make no music. They paint a vivid image without a canvas and breathe life into characters without a story. They are the Five Women Poets, a group with a 26-year tradition of writing poetry. The women have monthly meetings at members' houses and an annual public reading. At 8 p.m. Saturday in a small studio in the John Waldron Arts Center, 122 S. Walnut St., they read poems to an audience of about 50. After each of the six poets read their selections, the audience created a riot of applause that far exceeded one's expectations of 100 hands.

Eroticon not a meat market

F riday night, I lost my Eroticon virginity. In doing so, I had to overcome two years of fear of the event. But I subscribe to the theory that it is necessary to fling yourself in your phobia arena in order to overcome it. During my freshman year, still fresh off the boat from the affluent Bible-belt Texas sensibilities of my upbringing, I heard about Eroticon and was frankly disturbed. Of course, what I heard was not a truthful representation of the event, but rather a doozy of a freshman rumor about the sanctioned orgy, complete with sex rooms and mattresses on the floor.

The ghost of Eroticon past

Garter belts, naked butts and G-strings, oiled abs, flesh and flesh and flesh lubricated by sweat, undulating, touching, pressed together to music and separated only slightly by silk, leather, velvet and lace. Psyches lubricated by alcohol. Social mores broken by desire. Kissing, fondling, grinding hips and long fingernails, long legs and long hair. Eroticon wasn't freaky enough.

Israeli Consulate informs students

As 20 students sat huddled together Wednesday at the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center, they were only a phone call away from learning more about the conflict in the Middle East.

Fundenberger's formula: right place, right time

Jet fuel, he says. Jet fuel powered Matt Fundenberger, a senior forward on the men's soccer team, to his third-career hat trick Sunday against Michigan. In a 7-0 victory, Fundenberger showed flashes of quickness, scoring three goals in the first 26 minutes of play and assisting an another.

Women's basketball begins Midnight Madness

For the first time in history, the women's basketball team will be participating in Midnight Madness. In the past, Midnight Madness has kicked-off only the men's basketball season, but this year, it will also signal the start of the women's campaign.

Men's swimming ready to begin season

After six weeks of intense practice, the men's swimming team is preparing for their Intrasquad Scrimmage at 3 p.m. Friday at Counsilman Billingsley Aquatic Center, coach Kris Kirchner said.

Hockey team looks forward to season

The club hockey team is young, relatively inexperienced and facing arguably the toughest schedule in the 32-year history of the program. But as the team prepares to enter the upcoming season, both coaches and players are confident this will be one of the strongest teams the club has ever fielded.

Wolverines ready after tough loss

Michigan coach Lloyd Carr is in a predicament IU coach Cam Cameron was in earlier this season. Cameron saw his team drop its first two games after holding big first half leads. After last weekend, Carr and his Wolverines for the second time this year dropped a halftime lead and lost, this time at Purdue, 32-31.

Quiet leader coaches in his own way

Mike Davis stood with his hands folded across his chest and watched silently as players went through their individual drills. He turned and smiled at a few reporters who were in the stands waiting to talk to him.

Mideast crisis continues

Violence between Israel and Palestine escalated Thursday as a Palestinian mob killed three Israeli soldiers and Israel retaliated with rocket attacks on Yasser Arafat\'s residential compound.

Run, walk to raise cancer awareness

Freshman Catherine Brill has been busy. The McNutt Quad vice-governor has gathered a team of 20 and raised $405 for Saturday's first annual Hoosiers Outrun Cancer Run/Walk. "Cancer has affected my family a lot," she said. "There's so much that can be done for cancer, so every little bit helps."

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