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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

Jacob McDaniel on the Ferdinand Folk Fest Market Stage.

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

Austin Allen stands in front of the Thirteen Colonies flag that he brought to his IU Southeast dorm from his hometown in Massachusetts.

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?

The arches from The Walkway of Roses that led from the amusement park to the hotel remain barren and stand out from the overgrowth of what used to be 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

Sarah Caminiti, a business SI leader, assists Rachel Rozenboom, an international business sophomore, with an Access program project for Computer in Business.

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?

Sellmer-Shipman’s character acting has grown from Jessie to include Cinderella where she makes appearances at birthday parties, corporate events and theme days at restaurants.

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

Kimberly Wrigley (right) worked at Ron Grooms’ booth at this year’s Harvest Homecoming parade. Wrigley’s other responsibilities on the campaign include calling news stations to arrange interviews, delivering yard signs, going door-to-door to talk to voters and helping at other events and community festivals.

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

“If you are tired all the time, you may want to see a sleep doctor,” Brandon Visetchaisri, vocal music education junior, said.

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

Polly Niemeier stands in front of a mural painted on the Harvest Homecoming office building.

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...