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A Walk in the Woods: Madeline Bertrand County Park

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist Madeline Bertrand County Park overlooks the St. Joseph River along the Michigan state line and shares a trail line with nearby Saint Patrick’s County Park. While the park is well known for its disc golf course, the park offers fun and enjoyment for families, hikers and disc golf enthusiasts alike.

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Reading Between the Lines with Eva: Critical Reads for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

By: Eva Monhout Columnist  emonhaut@iu.edu Fall is here, and October is now in full swing, which means it is time to turn out attention to some October recommendations. October is National Book month among other, more crucial monthly observations such as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and National Emotional Wellness month.  This is why for

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A Walk in the Woods: Revisited

By John Griffee Staff-Writer jgriffee@iu.edu Every park tells a story and therein lies the beauty of a hike. Often times, hiking is considered a slow amble through the woods on trails, however hiking goes deeper than that.  When you walk through a park, you’re engaging with the history of the land and the life in

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Marvel’s newest release

By: Tori Wilson Staff Columnist wilsonvr@iu.edu With everything going on between COVID, classes being online and places being closed then slowly reopening with restrictions, it seems like not a whole lot of good has happened. However, one good thing to happen in 2020 is Marvel and Square Enix’s newest release.  On Sept. 4, Marvel and

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Actions have consequences: Sex Fest and shaming students at IU Bloomington

By: KATE LUCE Staff Columnist  kmluce@iu.edu Since the beginning of the school year, my younger sister has been involved with the Sexual Health Advocacy Group (SHAG) at IU Bloomington. Earlier this month, the organization had their fourth annual Sex Fest, which included BDSM demonstrations on tying your partner and impact play. This event was not

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Not Quite News: The Oscars are ridiculous

By: BRENDAN McDANIEL Staff Movie Weirdo @brendan_preface This Sunday, movie lovers across the United States are going to be subjected to the Oscars, the single most needlessly extra event in American pop culture. I am not here to convince you that the Oscars are either good or bad. The Hollywood elites who benefit from the

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Are we all psychopaths?

By: BRENDAN MCDANIEL Staff Columnist @brendan_preface Last Thursday, professor Heidi Maibom of the University of Cincinnati presented this question to the students of IU South Bend. In a just under two-hour talk, Maibom discussed what psychopathy is, how it presents in people, and our overall fascination with the idea of labeling people as psychopaths. At

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