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Louisville faces the refugee crisis

Louisville faces the refugee crisis

Erin Coffee, Staff Reporter

January 9, 2019

As refugees filter in from nations across the world, Louisville citizens are handed the task of providing a welcome environment and resources to families fleeing their home countries. This is not an easy task, as Kentucky has ranked in the top 20 percent of states bringing in refugees, according to 2013 ...

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana

Joshua Roy, staff reporter

January 3, 2019

Virtual becomes reality for Southern Indiana as Dimension 4 VR Arcade offers a premier virtual reality experience to the local area. With eleven virtual reality stations, rooms are rented out by the hour with a wide variety of games.

Student musician strives for the big leagues

Student musician strives for the big leagues

Natalie Allen, Staff Reporter

November 29, 2018

Mute your local music radio stations and take a look at this young musician on the rise. McDaniel is an 18-year-old accounting major here at IU Southeast, but he has made music a huge part of his life for many years. He is a solo act who plays guitar as well as sings. He was roughly 11-years-old...

Massachusetts student meets Midwest campus

Massachusetts student meets Midwest campus

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

November 24, 2018

Imagine living on the East Coast as a senior in high school, debating on where exactly to attend the next, potential four years of college. You decide to log on to Google Maps and look for colleges that are characterized by a graduation cap symbol. While looking in the Midwest section of the United S...

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

New Albany church played an important role in helping slaves get to freedom

Brittany Bullard, Staff Reporter

November 10, 2018

The Second Baptist Church in downtown New Albany, known in those days as the Town Clock Church, was built in 1852. It was a resource for slaves who were searching for freedom. During slavery, which happened between 1619 and 1865, Indiana was a free state that bordered Kentucky, a slave state. If sla...

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

What happened to the abandoned amusement park Rose Island?

Candace Leilani, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2018

From a booming location of interest and joy to a place of memory and decay, the Rose Island amusement park has found itself forgotten in history. Although it is close to home and only a 25-minute drive from campus, all that is left are the memories and statues of remnants of what used to be a thriving s...

No need for stressin’ with SI sessions

No need for stressin’ with SI sessions

McKenna Curry, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2018

Imagine yourself sitting down at a desk, working on a problem that you just don’t seem to understand. You repeatedly refresh your email, patiently waiting for your professor to respond to your quick question. A tutor would be helpful, but your bank account screams “college student.” IU Southeast has...

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...