Category: Opinion

Reading Between the Lines with Eva: Are E-Readers Evil?

By Eva Monhaut Columnist emonhaut@iu.edu In an age of technology, it is not uncommon to see people reading from screens compared to five to eight years ago. E-readers are portable, quite light-weight and can hold thousands of books at once versus a bookbags limit. Plus, downloading an eBook is often much cheaper than purchasing the

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Reading Between the Lines with Eva: Positive Reads for Troubling Times

BY: EVA MONHAUT Columnist emonhaut@iu.edu The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has left all of us in a whirlwind: our lives have been suddenly uprooted and many of us are left struggling to make ends meet, adjust to a new routine and battle the emotional destruction of these troubling times.  Personally, I felt utterly gutted when I

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Vibe Check: Is It Okay For Trans People To Exist Yet?

BY PETER MILES HAMILTON Staff Columnist @pm_hamilton  My name was Brendan McDaniel. I used he/him pronouns, not that I ever thought much of it. With all the time I’ve had on my hands due to the COVID-19 lockdown, I guess now was as good a time as any to have a gender crisis. I’m non-binary,

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Freshman How To

By Emily Trent emmtrent@iu.edu School can be hard. One can be beyond prepared, but sometimes life has other plans as 2020 has shown us. I believe the beginning of the semester is very important for incoming students and because it now looks a little different, I wanted to share my tips and advice for new

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A Walk in the Woods: Bendix Woods

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist  South of U.S. 20 resides Bendix Woods County Park, a 195-acre preserve with a wide variety of activities and resources for visitors. The entrance to the park gives an example of what parkgoers will find during their trips, with large looming trees flanking the winding road. Past the entrance, the

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Navigating your online education

BY Peter Miles Hamilton Staff Writer @pm_hamilton As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to force the people of the United States to make drastic changes to daily life, the nation’s schools and other educational institutions are finding that they must also change if they wish to slow the spread of the virus.  Incoming students new to

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