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5 questions you never thought to ask about electronic cigarettes

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

You see a cloud of smoke billowing from the bar, but you thought this bar was smoke-free. And then it hits you: the smell of blueberry bubblegum. Someone is puffing on an e-cig. Though e-cigarettes have been available in the U.S. for almost a decade, already 10.8 million Americans use them, 15 perce...

From part-time work study to full-time career

From part-time work study to full-time career

Tessa Arnold, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

In the fall of 1979, Kim Roberson was seeking a part-time student job to pay for tuition and books. She went into the Bursar’s office after hearing they were looking for a student employee, but she had no luck. The next day, Oct. 9, her birthday, they called her and said “We can give you two ...

New artist resident brings new ideas to IUS ceramics program

New artist resident brings new ideas to IUS ceramics program

Shelby Pennington, Staff Reporter

April 1, 2019

Tucked in a small room adjacent to the ceramics classroom, clay, vinyl and plastic twist together in bright colors and bold forms. The walls are plastered with drawings, neon paint, tape and material samples; all inspiration to the studio’s occupant, artist resident Sydney Ewerth. Artist Reside...

Authentic European-style pub comes closer to home

Authentic European-style pub comes closer to home

Jayla Rose, staff reporter

April 1, 2019

Eighteen years ago in the heart of Chicago, Joe Phillips visited a peculiar restaurant in a Victorian-style building. With the sounds of Billie Holiday filling the room from the ceiling to the rustic, uneven floors, Phillips knew he wanted to have his own rustic-style bar. Phillips now owns Pints&union,...

Temporary teachers strive for tenure and experience

Temporary teachers strive for tenure and experience

John Renfrow, Editor in Chief

March 20, 2019

Robert “Bobby”  Wells begins his pirate class like any other teacher with orthodox greetings, attendance, slideshows and questions. From there, the class voyages everywhere from Viking-controlled waters of Europe to the tropical island of Tortuga in Haiti, searching for the fountain of youth and c...

Frank Oz – the character, not the voice

Frank Oz – the character, not the voice

Joshua Roy and Mac Aubrey

March 20, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, Frank Oz spoke to a packed house about his career with The Muppets and Sesame Street, as well as his days as a director and experiences working with Jim Henson and George Lucas. “First of all, I’m not a voice person. I don’t even think of the voices. I do the character...

Fighting for food and family in southern Indiana

Fighting for food and family in southern Indiana

Joshua Roy, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019

A young woman walks a baby laden stroller down the street. In the stroller, along with the baby, are a few small shopping bags filled with light, prepackaged foods. Without access to a car, she can only carry the bare necessities back to her house. The rest of her money goes to renting out a small one...

A tasty take on outer space

A tasty take on outer space

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2019

Sweet and savory aromas rise off Summer Sieg’s grill as Darth Vader watches closely and Yoda keeps an eye on the customers. Seig is the owner and founder of Lady Tron’s, a one-of-a-kind fifties-style diner with a unique take on outer space. Upon walking into Lady Tron’s, customers are filled...

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

How sustainable is the model of your smartphone?

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

Smartphones are almost a necessity in today’s society, but how long do they really last? The responsibility of sustaining a smartphone partially falls on the user for taking care of it, but also to the manufacturer for continually supporting it. A smartphone is usually considered useless when it’s broken or...

A killer trend in media

A killer trend in media

Abby Bauerla, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

From Netflix specials and movies, to podcasts, to Reddit and Buzzfeed, true crime has become a sweeping source of drama in the past couple of years. A Tale of Trends Sara Walsh, associate professor of criminology and criminal justice said the trend tends to ebb and flow. She said the trend also ref...

IUS Spectrum prepares for Glitter Fever 2019

IUS Spectrum prepares for Glitter Fever 2019

Marc Andry, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

As spotlights illuminate the stage and music thunders through the Hoosier Room, drag queens and kings storm the stage for one of the campus’ most expressive annual events. Every year the IU Southeast Spectrum organization hosts an on-campus drag show for students as well as the community. The event,...

Criminal Justice professor dives deep into diversity

Criminal Justice professor dives deep into diversity

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

March 4, 2019

In a society growing with diversity, Jennifer Ortiz, assistant professor of criminology and criminal justice, joins the community in fighting for equality and virtue. Ortiz earned her bachelor's and master's degrees at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She received a master's in both policing ...