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Play dress up for a living?

Play dress up for a living?

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

October 29, 2018

Hair done? Check. Make up? Check. Shoes? Check. Costume? Check. This becomes Madi Sellmer-Shipman’s checklist as she leaves her living quarters and drives to her destination for each acting gig. Madi Sellmer-Shipman, sophomore and secondary education major at IU Southeast, has been doing just...

You may now study with your bride

You may now study with your bride

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2018

Bryan and Stephanie Henderson begin their school day waking up together and end it over a meal at the dinner table in their home. The couple never imagined at the altar that they would begin the new school year ready to tackle their undergraduate degrees – together.  Although this is not Stephanie’s first year at IU...

Campaigning from the Classroom

Campaigning from the Classroom

Stephen Simmons, Staff Reporter

October 21, 2018

College students voted more in 2016 than in 2012, according to a study by Tufts University’s Tisch College. Voting is one way to support a political candidate, but some students are taking a more direct approach by volunteering their time to local campaigns. Kimberly Wrigley Senior criminal ...

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Take a hike in Kentuckiana

Bryce Shreve, Staff Reporter

October 17, 2018

In the modern age, it can be important to take breaks from our phones and spend some time getting in touch with nature. Collages of outdoor photos on Instagram are great, but nothing beats getting out in nature, surrounded by dead leaves and a steady fall breeze. The New Albany area is home to a multitu...

Living with a sleep disorder

Living with a sleep disorder

Ryan McCracken, Staff Reporter`

October 17, 2018

For Brandon Visetchaisri, vocal music education junior, waking up for classes in the morning can be a struggle. It can take over half an hour or more to wake up, and sometimes his headaches in the morning last from the moment he wakes up until sunset. Up until the time he was graduating from high school, he had no idea...

Harvest Homecoming volunteers continue community tradition

Harvest Homecoming volunteers continue community tradition

John Clere, staff reporter

October 2, 2018

Every October, roughly half a million people, both locals and visitors, gather at the Harvest Homecoming Festival in New Albany, Indiana. The event has been a key part of local tradition for 51 years and continues to attract a diverse and eager crowd. At the center of it all is a small, colorfully painted office on...

Why Do You Duo?

Why Do You Duo?

Tate McGarvey, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018

If you have attended any branch of Indiana University since the fall of 2017, you are most likely familiar with the two-step login system known as Duo Security. The sometimes-bothersome double take on who is logging in to your school account can seem as more of a burden than useful, but similar t...

Blast from the past looks ahead

Blast from the past looks ahead

John Clere, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Even on a lightly-attended night, the Georgetown Drive-In opens its gates to a line of cars stretching from the ticket booth to the road. The line twists around the theater’s marquee, upon which rests a bright blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air wrapped in neon lights. Moviegoers are greeted at the ticket ...

Stressful Times Call for Yoga Poses

Stressful Times Call for Yoga Poses

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

September 17, 2018

Reynolds rolls out her yoga mat and places her feet on the soft padding. She feels relaxed, calm and composed﹣feelings that every stressed college student wants to feel. Yoga is a metaphysical discipline that includes meditation, body poses and breath control. For several students on campus, this pr...

A Passion for the Stars

A Passion for the Stars

John Clere, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2018

At age 14, IUS professor Gerald Ruth, emeritus of geosciences, grinded a handmade mirror for his first telescope. He grinded it to the exact precision as the mirror originally used in the Hubble Space Telescope. Ruth developed his passion for astronomy early in his youth. “I’ve had a passion for astronomy ...

Indiana governments combating the opioid epidemic

Indiana governments combating the opioid epidemic

Samuel Murphy, Sports Director

August 21, 2018

In 2016, the opioid epidemic claimed more than twice the amount of lives taken by the United States’ hot-button topic — gun violence. Opioids were involved in 42,249 deaths, and opioid overdose deaths were five times higher in 2016 than 1999, according to the Center for Disease Control. Gun-related ...

Border Battles

Border Battles

Tate McGarvey, Staff Reporter

April 19, 2018

Todd Manson, IU Southeast associate professor of psychology, frequently uses the biases which both New Albany and Louisville residents place on one another as an example in his class. Assumptions about both sides of the Ohio River have been made for years, going as far as creating a fear of driving f...