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Wellness Days replace spring break

By: Connie Klimek Staff-Writer coklimek@iu.edu A new addition to IU South Bend’s academic calendar welcomed for the spring semester, Wellness Days. Three Wellness Days were created in response to the pandemic’s impact on the spring semester.  All classes will not happen, and assignments will not be due on Wellness Days. The specific impact that inspired

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IU raises minimum wage for staff-appointed employees

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu Indiana University Board of Trustees announced that they are raising the minimum wage for staff-appointed employees to $13.66 an hour and then to $15 an hour by July 1.  This change puts IU’s minimum wage for full-time employees above the state and regional minimum wages. “This completes a plan approved

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New campus tours for prospective students

By: Alyssa Foster Staff Writer IU South Bend has adjusted campus tours to comply with COVID-19 restrictions by creating three different tour options for potential future students.  At the beginning of the pandemic and campus closures, all scheduled tours were canceled for the 2020 spring and summer sessions. However, as requests for in-person tours came

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IU South Bend receives STARS designation

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief kmluce@iu.edu IU South Bend became the first regional IU campus to receive a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System designation (STARS). The STARS designation is achieved through reports given to the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. The award provides schools with a way to gain recognition for

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Saint Margaret’s House Winter Walk went virtual

Connie Klimek Staff-Writer coklimek@iu.edu The Honors Program is not slowing down due to the pandemic. While following the CDC’s guidelines and Indiana University’s health regulations, they have still found a way to keep up with Saint Margaret’s House Winter Walk. While in past years the Winter Walk was held in person, this year due to

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Changes coming to IU’s COVID-19 testing

By: Kate Luce Co-Editor-in-Chief  kmluce@iu.edu Students can expect an increase in mitigation testing this semester. This was announced to students before the start of the spring semester through email. So far, students can expect to be tested at least once a week. However, student-athletes and housing residents are part of the group that might be

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Hearts and crafts

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  The IU South Bend Honors Program is finding ways to spread love throughout the organization. On Feb. 11, Honors students will be meeting virtually to craft their own heart pillows to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Students were required to RSVP to the event by Jan. 29. This allows the Honors Program

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Meet the staff: Cassidy Martenson

By: Cassidy Martenson Staff Writer  Hello! My name is Cassidy Martenson, and I am a sophomore here at IU South Bend. I began my college experience at Butler University in Indianapolis before transferring home to South Bend in Spring 2020. Transferring was scary, but I am so glad that I ended up here! I am

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