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Honors Program providing Malawi Matters with reusable pads

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu The IU South Bend Honors Program has teamed up with Malawi Matters to make reusable pads for young girls living in Malawi, Africa. This “Party with a Purpose” will provide almost 200 sanitary napkins.  This is a two-part event. Students first met on Zoom to cut out fabric for the

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IU makes final decision on 2021 commencement

By: Hope Fowler Staff-Writer Indiana University came to a decision regarding commencement at the end of this spring semester for 2021 graduates on Feb. 22.  IU South Bend will be holding both an in-person and virtual commencement on May 12. Due to safety concerns, all graduates will be able to attend an outdoor ceremony. All

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Combating cabin fever: scavenger hunts in student housing

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer While COVID-19 may be limiting many aspects of on-campus housing, one Resident Assistant) is doing their part to keep residents engaged with student activities. Dmitri Nickell, an RA in Riverview, has been designing scavenger hunts around the community for his residents.  Nickell became an RA this semester and quickly generated

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Fall 2021 semester returning to a new normal

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief  kmluce@iu.edu The fall semester of 2021 won’t look like the fall semester of 2020. IU President, Michael A. McRobbie, announced that all IU campuses will go back to in-person learning in the fall 2021 semester on Feb. 24. However, much still has to be done until students, faculty and staff can

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A Walk in the Woods: Winter hiking safety

By: John Griffee Staff Writer Signs of spring have begun to creep into the projected weather forecasts, with temperatures rising and snowdrifts shrinking. While the weather is beginning to turn around after a period of strong winter storm fronts, hikers still need to take precautions when heading out to local parks. With the snow piles

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Commencement ceremony to be students only, potential teleconferencing coming to SGA

By: Alyssa Foster Staff Writer The Student Government Association explained the commencement expectations for the 2020 and 2021 graduating classes and discussed the idea of campus teleconferencing Friday evening. President Kayla Isenbletter explained that no parents will be permitted at this year’s graduation commencement. Various reasons have caused the decision, but a space concern is

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McInerney receives Community Engagement FACET award

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  Professor Kim McInerney, Public Speaking Program Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts, won an IU-system-wide Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) award for Community Engagement. McInerney received the award on Feb. 12 for her course, JOUR-J 429, more commonly known as Public Relations Campaigns.  McInerney began teaching at

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Wellness Days replace spring break

By: Connie Klimek Staff-Writer coklimek@iu.edu A new addition to IU South Bend’s academic calendar welcomed for the spring semester, Wellness Days. Three Wellness Days were created in response to the pandemic’s impact on the spring semester.  All classes will not happen, and assignments will not be due on Wellness Days. The specific impact that inspired

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