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To Go or Not to Go: Visiting Home by Anna Polovick
One of the hardest decisions in your freshman (and even subsequent) years of college can be when and how often to visit home. Though decisions vary from person to person, I'm going to give you a few...
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My Story: Why I (Kind Of) Chose IU by Rachel Dobias
One of the most common questions asked around here is “why did you choose to go to IU?” Most answers are something like, “I love the campus” or “it has a lot of opportunity” or “for the Kelley School...
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Do it For The Kids by Michaella Beatty
A dear friend of mine in my sorority shared this poem with me about Dance Marathon. It's a pretty quick read and I think it does a nice job of summing up why exactly committee members and...
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Welcome back to IU - #IUMoveIn 2014 is finished by We Are IU
The past few days have been pretty crazy around here. I guess that's what happens when almost 40,000 students (and their parents) all descend on Bloomington and the IU campus. The #IUMoveIn for 2014...
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The Whole Shebang - The IU Experience
Hello Hoosiers! September is settling in, and I'm already getting used to all that there is to do here at IU. It has been a while since my last post, and I'm sorry that I haven't been posting as often as I should. From moving from home to the dorm,...
Do it For The Kids
A dear friend of mine in my sorority shared this poem with me about Dance Marathon. It's a pretty quick read and I think it does a nice job of summing...
Finding Love at Summer Camp
This summer I was granted the opportunity to be a camp counselor at the ever wonderful Camp Island Lake located in Starucca, PA. It's hard for me to begin to explain how much this summer shaped me as...

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To Go or Not to Go: Visiting Home
One of the hardest decisions in your freshman (and even subsequent) years of college can be when and how often to visit home. Though decisions vary from person to person, I'm going to give you a few things to analyze before you make that decision. Remember that college is different for everyone, so...
My Story: Why I (Kind Of) Chose IU
One of the most common questions asked around here is “why did you choose to go to IU?” Most answers are something like, “I love the campus” or “it has a lot of opportunity” or “for the Kelley School of Business.” My answer is a little different, though. To put it simply, when asked why I chose to...
Do it For The Kids
A dear friend of mine in my sorority shared this poem with me about Dance Marathon. It's a pretty quick read and I think it does a nice job of summing up why exactly committee members and dancers stand for 36 hours for kids most of them have never met. This year the Marathon is November 15-17. A...
An Eventful Fall
In Bloomington, while we do see four distinct seasons, sometimes the weather can be absolutely unpredictable. For instance, this past week it was pretty chilly and it rained at random times throughout the day. So you can imagine my happiness when I actually saw the sun today, not for two minutes,...
Tasty Tuesday: Dats on Grant
Looking for a new place to eat in Bloomington? Not only are there ethnic, diverse restaurants on 4th Street, but there are many more such as Dat’s on South Grant Street. Experience Cajun food in a laid back, dim-lighted atmosphere with unlimited soft drinks. Once you walk inside, just walk up to the...

 

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How to Deal With a College Roommate
Moving to college is already hard enough, but now you are faced with something even more daunting: living with a complete stranger.  Immediately you begin to think of all...
The 7 Best Ways to Conquer Hoosier Homesickness
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The Whole Shebang - The IU Experience
Hello Hoosiers! September is settling in, and I'm already getting used to all that there is to do here at IU. It has been a while since my last post, and I'm sorry that I...
Oh, the People You'll Meet at IU...
IU will do many things for you.  It will give you countless opportunities to partake in life-changing moments, while giving you the tools you need to succeed, including...
On Coming Out to Your New Roommate: 7 Things to Consider
Coming out as an LGBTQ+ kid in Indiana is usually nerve-wracking at best and dangerous at worst. And navigating how to come out to your roommate-- a stranger who you're...
An Icon at IU: Meryl Streep Visits the IU Auditorium
Self-aware. Humble. Kind. All of these words flitted through my mind as I sat in the IU Auditorium on Wednesday, April 16 listening to the one and only Meryl Streep...
The Whole Shebang - The IU Experience
Hello Hoosiers! September is settling in, and I'm already getting used to all that there is to do here at IU. It has been a while since my last post, and I'm sorry that I...
Orientation: Don't go with expectations... just go.
The thing about orientation is that it probably seems scary, especially when you see the days ticking closer on your phone's countdown app. When you think about it,...
Getting Down to Business: How to Survive Your First Year of Kelley Classes
Orientation. It can be a lot of things—a chance to meet new people, to get familiar with your home for the next four years, and maybe to try some of Bloomington’s best...
Btown Summer Hot Spots: Griffy Lake
If you're in Bloomington for the summer, or even at the beginning or end of the school year, there are a million different things you can do in the hot weather. I'm just...
5 Things to Do While "Stuck" in Bloomington This Summer
Ever since freshman year, I've been told how amazing Bloomington summers are, and now I'm finally experiencing one firsthand. As we all know, moving away from home and...
Tasty Tuesday: Chillin’ at Chili’s Review
    A few times already this year I have attended the Chili’s on campus across the street from the Campus Mall, which is next to the KFC and close to Taco Bell. It has...