Stories of the Week

On and Off Campus Critters

We’re all familiar with the campus critters who keep us company between classes: geese, squirrels, birds, groundhogs and the occasional chipmunk or duck. But what about the critters that keep us company at home and are there to greet us after a long day at school? Meet some of your fellow students’ furry (and scaly!) friends below.

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My Gratitude for and Goodbye to IU South Bend

By: Connie Klimek


By: Connie Klimek


Trigger Warning: Sexual Assault

   Reminiscing my growth at IU South Bend is quite emotional for me, as I came to IU South Bend feeling capable and confident in myself for the first time in my life.  

   However it took transferring from Saint Mary’s College where I honestly felt quite  unfulfilled and studying abroad at L’Université Catholique de l’Ouest to build my confidence.

   I tremendously struggled when I first arrived to study in France due to culture shock and homesickness. My dad reassured me I could come home if I needed to, and I desperately wanted to leave. However, I felt that if I took the “easy way out” I would be letting my character development down in the long run.

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Titan tails

By: Chloe Teall



   Although this may be the final week of “Titan Tails”, there will always be pets in need of homes. Before getting to the last features, I want to remind and encourage everyone to always consider adoption when looking to add a furry friend to your family.

   Adoption from breeders who do health and temperament testing is a wonderful option for many families. However, backyard breeders have oversaturated the market, making it hard for the average owner to identify good from bad breeders.

   Meet Finn, a tan-and-white Pitbull mix who is always dressed with a smile. This fellow is about a year old, so he has plenty of time to make memories with his new family. Finn decided to take himself for a walk earlier this month, got lost, and sadly lived as a stray until a police officer found him and brought him to the HSEC. Now, he’s ready to begin a new adventure with a new family who wants to go on walks with him.

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Living with the editors: Final Goodbye

By: Alyssa Foster and Cassidy Martenson

Co-Editor and Visiting Writer

   Cue the tears. We’re done. You’ll never be able to hear about our lives again.

   Did you think you could read a column without it starting off in some dramatic way? That could never happen.

   However, we are not kidding. This is the last time we will ever write a “Living with the editors” column. Are we sad about it? Honestly, kinda. We have used this platform to rant about our weeks for almost an entire school year. We’ve gone through many changes. One of us does not even work for The Preface anymore. Yet we’ve stuck with this column.

   While talking to our faculty advisor about what we are going to do next, he suggested therapy. He’s probably right.

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