Discussion panel tackles St. Joe County opioid crisis

Health and law enforcement professionals discuss the opioid crisis that plagues the county.
PHOTO/Allissa Corak

By ALLISSA CORAK

acorak@umail.iu.edu

As of Oct. 1, St. Joseph County first responders aided to more than 100 overdose calls due to abuse of prescription pills, heroin, or other opioids. That number is on track to nearly double from 2014 with only 65 calls all year, according to Lt. Tim Williams from the Mishawaka Police Department.

Williams was just one of six panelists who volunteered to speak to a handful of IU South Bend nursing students about the opioid epidemic plaguing the community. “I’ve done CPR on more overdose victims than I ever have. It’s an epidemic,” said Williams.

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Senior Janelle Rehlander combined for 68 digs during the four matches, along with four service aces.
PHOTO/Casey McDonald

Titans split at CCAC Tournament at St. Ambrose

BY CASEY McDONALD

Staff Writer

@casey_ace13

It was a busy weekend for the IU South Bend volleyball team as they rolled into Davenport, Iowa, for the the two day Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference Crossover at St. Ambrose.

As the team celebrated with the two wins at the CCAC Crossover, IU South Bend volleyball now is 5-4 in the conference.

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SGA seeks more members

By: KATE LUCE

Staff Writer

katelucellc@gmail.com

With the recent decline of membership, IU South Bend’s Student Government Association (SGA) is looking for more students to participate as senators and cabinet members.

“It’s an excellent chance to delve into the world of government on a smaller scale so you can get a taste of what it’s like in the political world before you leave college. Students in SGA are given many responsibilities that affect other students, and it makes you feel more connected to the student body as a whole,” Taylor Jump, sophomore senator, said.

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