Category: News

American Democracy Project using Discord to connect during debates

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu This pandemic is forcing campus organizations to get creative with how they communicate with one another. The American Democracy Project uses Discord, a messaging program that uses channels, to connect with students, not just at IU South Bend, but throughout the United States. “The national American Democracy Project, an initiative

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Honors Program overcomes challenging online transition

By: Alyssa Foster Staff-Writer The Honors Program’s transition to online has recently sparked some struggles as they conduct new events.  Throughout the year, the Honors Program plans several events so that members can attend to receive credit towards their honors program completion. Members must attend at least three of the events each semester in order

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SAC Athletic Facilities still operational, new procedures put in place

By Eva Monhaut Staff-Writer emonhaut@iu.edu For students looking to stay healthy and get in a workout between classes, the Student Activities Center (SAC) facilities are currently open and operational with new COVID-19 protocols in place. Students can use the facilities Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Executive Director of Athletics and Activities, Steve Bruce

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National domestic violence awareness month: how students can get involved

By: Cassidy Martenson Intern Many may think of October as the beginning of fall and the season of all things pumpkin spice, but to a large sector of the community, it is much more.  October is national domestic violence awareness month, a time to unite the community and advocate for victims of abuse. The IU

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Mask violations on campus may lead some to suspension

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu According to the IU wide-code of Sanctions for Noncompliance with COVID-19 Health and Safety Directives for students, any refusal of any of the rules put in place by IU may lead students to “suspension or expulsion from the university.”  This policy says that IU-approved face masks must cover both the

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COVID-19 affecting student employment on campus

By Connie Klimek Intern                 Due to budget cuts, safety precautions and limited student traffic, student employment on campus has experienced extreme consequences of the pandemic, downsizing. This is the case especially within the Administration Building as hardly any student workers are currently present on campus, and a few lucky ones are working from home.  The

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There’s no breaks in baseball

By: Kaylee Darnell Staff Writer kaysdarn@iu.edu The IU South Bend baseball team was one of the many athletic teams that faced the wrath of the season cancelations due to the pandemic. Their season was stopped abruptly before it even got the chance to really start.  Most players took this as their time off, refueling their

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SMART Scholarship-For-Service program deadline is fast approaching

By: Eva Monhaut Staff Writer  emonhaut@iu.edu Another scholarship and research-based opportunity for students in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines is now seeking applications. The deadline for this year is fast approaching on Dec. 1.   The Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate students alike in

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