Category: Opinion

Sip n study at the Electric Brew

Welcome back to another week of Sip & Study! This week I decided to go to one of my favorite coffee shops in the area, The Electric Brew.  The Electric Brew has locations in Goshen and Elkhart. Both of them are unique in their own ways but are very similar in atmosphere. I went to the Elkhart one, which is at 113 E Lexington Ave.

A year in review: 2022’s best albums

My name is Jordan Bontrager, and I’m excited to be starting a weekly column about all things music. As a musician of 15 years, I want to spread the love and understanding I have for music everywhere I go. To introduce my music taste, I thought I should count down what I thought were the top five albums of 2022.

Christmas myths and origins

santa claus wearing boxing gloves

Have you ever wondered where the Christmas figures and symbols we all know originated from? Do you know the stories behind them? No matter what you believe or celebrate, most of us are familiar with Santa Claus, Krampus, Elves and Christmas trees. Here is a brief history of their origins and how they came to be what we know today.

Sip & Study: Revenant

Hello friends, and welcome back to my last coffee shop visit of the semester! I decided to save my favorite place for last. A Roaster Called Revenant, one of the newest local coffee spots, is located inside Dainty Maid Food Hall which is a unique spot featuring multiple other vendors that serve breakfast, beverages, sweets and more.

Opinion: Donating blood can save a life, but who has been left out?

Blood transfusions, given with blood from donors – 40% of which gave blood through the Red Cross – save lives. In fact, according to, someone needs blood every two seconds. The American Red Cross Club at IU South Bend allows our community members to participate in helping those people, which is an important opportunity.