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Overcoming Fears with a Splash by Pratibha Joshi
Adjusting to IU was probably not as difficult for me as facing some of my biggest fears. Nevertheless, I knew I would have to confront them at some point. Learning how to swim has always been both a...
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Tasty Tuesday: The Restaurants at Woodland by PL Picks
The brand new dining hall Woodland, attached to Forest, has created a lot of buzz on campus. Its newness and uniqueness gives it an edge over the already established dining halls (Gresham and Wright),...
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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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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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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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Overcoming Fears with a Splash
Adjusting to IU was probably not as difficult for me as facing some of my biggest fears. Nevertheless, I knew I would have to confront them at some point. Learning how to swim has always been both a passion and a constant worry of mine. As it is a crucial life skill, I have always been eager to...
Tasty Tuesday: The Restaurants at Woodland
The brand new dining hall Woodland, attached to Forest, has created a lot of buzz on campus. Its newness and uniqueness gives it an edge over the already established dining halls (Gresham and Wright), but is it worth the hype? Some say that Woodland is the best thing since sliced bread, and others...
Why You Shouldn't Rush at IU
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 of the best parts of joining my sorority was the time management skill I learned. Between chapter...
True Life: High School vs. College
Hello everyone! I'm going to get straight to it this time -- It's every single high school senior's nagging thought. What is college really like?! Is it really different from high school, is it a lot harder than high school, am I going to be really awful at college? These were ALL questions I...
Why You Should Consider the INSPIRE LLC
It's October. Some of you high schoolers who applied to IU have gotten your acceptance letters. That's great! Maybe you decided IU is the school for you, and that's even better! Now you only have few short months to figure out where you want to live, and I know from experience that can be crazy...

 

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True Life: High School vs. College
Hello everyone! I'm going to get straight to it this time -- It's every single high school senior's nagging thought. What is college really like?! Is it really different...
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
It’s really easy for a college student, first-year or not, to become homesick. He or she may be out on their own for the first time, in a different state far away from...
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...