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QSA offers safe space for all on campus

By: TORI WILSON Staff Writer The LGBTQ community at IU South Bend has grown over the last few years and IU South Bend has been working to promote a safe, open environment for students to express themselves. The Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) at IU South Bend is a student organization in which LGBTQ+ individuals and

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Local transgender activist to speak at next QSA meeting

By: KATE LUCE Staff Writer kmluce@iu.edu An opportunity to ask questions and show support to the LGBTQ+ community is coming once again to campus. Meghan Buell will be the second speaker of the Queer Straight Alliance (QSA) speaker series on local LGBTQ+ professionals. Buell is the founder of TREES, Inc. (Transgender Resource, Education And Enrichment

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QSA Speaker Series kicks off with local leaders, professionals

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Editor-in-Chief EditorPreface@gmail.com The QSA’s (Queer Straight Alliance) first speaker in their new series was Rob DeCleene. The series kicked off on Wednesday, Feb. 13. The series of speakers takes on a different format than using one of the campus performance halls. Instead, those attending can expect a more intimate setting. For DeCleene’s

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QSA Speaker Series sets itself apart

By: C.A. PRINTUP Staff Writer @DontWriteDown The Polar Vortex not only upset classes during the week of Jan. 27th, many events were disrupted and postponed due to the weather as well, including the a speaker for Queer Straight Alliance (QSA). Linda Lyons, a photography professor, was scheduled to speak on Wednesday, Jan. 30 but had

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All-gender bathroom plans for Wiekamp Hall

By: KATELYN FIRESTEIN Staff Writer karfires@iu.edu A new all-gender bathroom is in the works in Wiekamp Hall, as well as many innovative initiatives that the Deputy Title IX Coordinator Laura Harlow is working on. The exact date on when the bathroom renovation will be completed is still unknown, but it has been approved and the

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Club Profile: The QSA

By: TAYLOR WALDRON Web Editor/Staff Writer @taylor_sumiko   The QSA (Queer Straight Alliance) is up and running with its new president. IU South Bend junior, Katelyn Firestein, is leading the club with a vibrant spirit. For those who may wonder what the QSA is and who should be a part of it, Firestein insists that

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Fight against proposed marriage ban comes to IU South Bend campus

By: CECELIA ROEDER Design Editor Gay marriage and related legislature have dominated the headlines recently, with judges in Utah and Oklahoma recently striking down laws prohibiting same-sex marriages. In Virginia, the state attorney general recently dropped support for the current ban on same-sex marriage, saying “I cannot and will not defend a law that violates

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