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Why Forest is the place to live by Brianna Cooper
Hi, Friends!  So you've applied to IU, been accepted, and decided that it is for sure the school for you. The next big step is deciding where on campus you want to live. In less than a year you will be...
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Why Learn to Code? by Laura Reed
Sometimes it seems like the world runs on software. Well, it kind of does. We use computers to shop, consume news, socialize, pay bills, get entertained, do homework-the list goes on. We're in an age...
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10 Things I've Learned In 10 Weeks At IU by Courtney Robb
It's been ten weeks since I've moved to the wonderful place I get to call home, otherwise known as the infamous Indiana University. Now it hasn't been smooth sailing adjusting from my life in Chicago,...
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Why You Shouldn't Rush at IU by Emma Tiernon
There’s a lot of responsibility and rules. Being part of chapter is hard. When you’re in a chapter you have to learn how to balance a heavy schedule, you have responsibility, and there are rules. One...
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Why Forest is the place to live
Hi, Friends!  So you've applied to IU, been accepted, and decided that it is for sure the school for you. The next big step is deciding where on campus you want to live. In less than a year you will be moving from home to the dorm that you have...
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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Why Forest is the place to live
Hi, Friends!  So you've applied to IU, been accepted, and decided that it is for sure the school for you. The next big step is deciding where on campus you want to live. In less than a year you will be moving from home to the dorm that you have chosen to meet friends and participate in all those...
Why Learn to Code?
Sometimes it seems like the world runs on software. Well, it kind of does. We use computers to shop, consume news, socialize, pay bills, get entertained, do homework-the list goes on. We're in an age where technology is taken for granted; it's like tap water or air.  If you're young enough, you've...
Erika Wheeler: 'Non-Traditional' Student
Erika Wheeler is 25 years old, and she is in her second year of undergraduate education at IU. Erika chose to take a break from schooling after she graduated from high school and, instead, went straight into the workforce. Recently, she decided to return to school and pursue a degree in Community...
3 Life Changing Lessons I Learned Freshman Year at IU
What's up Hoosiers? We're officially past the halfway point of the semester and everyone's starting to get super busy with tests, papers and group projects. It's a lot to handle for anyone, but it's especially difficult if you're a freshman going through everything for the first time. I know that...
So your mom's coming to visit: what to do?
My mother came to visit me for the first time and I really wanted to show her the best of Bloomington. She was only here for a weekend, and I wanted to make the most out of it. While it's easy for the parents of domestic students to pay a visit, for us international students getting a visit from...

 

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Why Forest is the place to live
Hi, Friends!  So you've applied to IU, been accepted, and decided that it is for sure the school for you. The next big step is deciding where on campus you want to live....
3 Life Changing Lessons I Learned Freshman Year at IU
What's up Hoosiers? We're officially past the halfway point of the semester and everyone's starting to get super busy with tests, papers and group projects. It's a lot to...
Single Rooms: Not just for the Weird Kids
Hey Hoosiers!! For those who are looking at living situations next semester, or next year, don't knock the idea of a single room! The myth of people who request/live in...
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...
How to Become a Jedi Master of Choosing Classes
Hi everyone! As the semester is coming to an end and everyone is preparing for the spring semester, the task of choosing classes is upon us again. As an incoming freshman...
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,...
So your mom's coming to visit: what to do?
My mother came to visit me for the first time and I really wanted to show her the best of Bloomington. She was only here for a weekend, and I wanted to make the most out...
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...