Stories of the Week

Sustainability club pushes for campus ban on Styrofoam


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Staff Writer

Sustainability club secretary and Sodexo employee Cassidy Parks started a petition to remove all Styrofoam from campus. Most Styrofoam is used in food services, so the petition calls for Sodexo, the dining services at IU South Bend, to make changes.

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IUSB and South Bend share historic landmark, redefine public


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George Garner, Civil Rights Heritage Center curator, speaks at the historic landmark event for the Center in South Bend. Photo/ SAVANNAH MCCASLIN

Staff Writer

A building once known for division has defined its role.

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, an event celebrating IU South Bend’s Civil Rights Heritage Center (CRHC) becoming a historic landmark took place featuring remarks from major influences in the city including South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and IU South Bend Interim Chancellor Jann Joseph. The South Bend Common Council unanimously approved a bill denoting landmark status of the former Engman Public Natatorium on Aug. 17. By the end of that week in August, Mayor Buttigieg signed it into law.

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Clothesline Project braves fall winds


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The Feminist Student Union’s 2018 Clothesline Project on display on Greenlawn. The installation works to give voices to the survivors of intimate partner violence. The installation will be in display for two weeks. PHOTO/JOHN LARSON

Staff Writer

Don’t be surprised if you see some t-shirts flowing in the wind between Northside and the SAC, but certainly pay attention.

The Feminist Student Union (FSU) has erected a display for the Clothesline Project, which encourages victims of incest, domestic violence and sexual assault to write their statements onto a shirt and hang them up for all to see. Allies are also urged to write messages of encouragement, should they like.

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