In early August, IU updated its guidelines regarding COVID-19. With the new guidelines, Indiana University no longer requires quarantining following exposure/being a close contact for any individuals.
By: Ashley Rose Staff writer/ photographer Taylor Garrett is a sophomore at IU South Bend. She is working to get her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design. The biggest artistic inspiration is everyday life. A lot of her ideas come from being outside. Speaking on her love for nature, Garrett said
By: Benjamin Ward Staff-Writer As Covid-19 mandates and requirements begin to change, IU South Bend is doing all that it can in order to stay ahead of the punch. Since the outbreak of the virus the IU community has strove to keep students and faculty in the know about what is required of them.
By: Mira Costello Co-editor In a memo released to students Feb. 18, IU Today announced that wearing masks indoors will be optional on all campuses starting March 4. Dr. Aaron Carroll, IU’s chief health officer, encouraged those who feel more comfortable wearing a mask to continue to do so, but said that as state public
By: Connie Klimek Staff-writer Reminiscing the aroma of fresh bread, vegetables, and pizzas in the SAC? Following a popular campus request, SubConnection is open for the first time in almost two years. SubConnection initially closed following the campus shutdown once the news of COVID-19 broke just before spring break in March 2020. Due to challenges
By: Mira Costello Co-Editor Preparing for elections, next year’s budgeting, and spring events, the Student Government Association met over Zoom Feb. 4 and – after exchanging Valentine candies – in person on Feb. 11. In both meetings, SGA executives discussed developing Covid-19 protocols and advisories. President Rana Hamad noted that, under new guidelines, close contact
By: Cassidy Martenson Co-Editor / Community Outreach Specialist Last week, St. Joseph County experienced a 75.3% increase in COVID-19 cases. Many of these new cases can be tracked to the new variant, Omicron. IU South Bend is doing everything to keep students safe and mitigate the spread throughout the campus community. According to the CDC,
By: Kaylee Darnell Sports Editor With the constant changing and variations of COVID-19, students of IUSB are becoming more accustomed to the everchanging mask policies and guidelines that the university is implementing. Along with students and faculty in the classroom, athletes of IUSB have to abide by even more rules in order to keep themselves