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A young woman receives her COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Adobe Stock

COVID-19 vaccine gives hope to returning IUS students

While some speculate, IU Southeast continues to administer free vaccines on campus
Rachel Miller, Staff Reporter April 16, 2021

Last year caused a whirlwind of chaos for many people’s lives. No one thought the COVID-19 pandemic would strike as hard as it did, especially for college students who have had classes over Zoom for...

SGA presidential elections will be a one-horse race

SGA presidential elections will be a one-horse race

Dannon Olsen and Keregyn Masterson set for unopposed run at SGA’s top positions
Kristen Fallon, Staff Reporter March 26, 2021

Despite Rebecca Von Allmen and Evan Hunter's recent elections as president and vice president of IU Southeast Student Government Association, the organization is organizing elections for officers and senators...

Unexpected state income sparks new Indiana budget negotiations

Unexpected state income sparks new Indiana budget negotiations

Indiana House of Representatives aim for expanding school choice, education and financial relief with House Bill 1001
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter March 26, 2021

What’s going on? After experiencing an unprecedented revenue spike, the Indiana House of Representatives has decided to allocate more funds to education, COVID-19 relief and the Indiana Choice Scholarship...

Graphic by Caleb Stultz.

Changing IUS culture one “Green Dot” at a time

The new Green Dot bystander intervention program on campus helps bring students together in a new way
Caleb Stultz, Staff Reporter March 17, 2021

Students have recently started training to understand how the Green Dot bystander intervention program can change the culture on IU Southeast's campus. One of those students, Kate Witkowski, a junior majoring...

Senior political science major Evan Hunter raises his right hand as he is sworn in as the new SGA vice president during a meeting on March 5.

The hunt for new SGA vice president is over

Evan Hunter becomes president Von Allmen’s second-in-command despite no student government experience
Kristen Fallon, Staff Reporter March 12, 2021

The IU Southeast Student Government Association had seen some administrative turnover to its highest positions since the end of February, starting when vice president Rebecca Von Allmen was sworn in to...

IU Southeast students are ready to take on the Fall 2021 semester

IU Southeast students are ready to take on the Fall 2021 semester

IUS students are going to experience what is going to feel like a more normal Fall 2021 semester
Jamie Krueger, Staff Reporter March 11, 2021

As Indiana University Southeast quickly approaches its one-year mark of having to adapt to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, officials and students are optimistically looking forward.  IU...

Pictured from left to right: Senior History major Devin Burten, Horizon Radio alumnus Matthew McClellan, and graduate student and IUS alumna Taylor Lowe. Photos provided by Rena Andrews, Matthew McClellan, and Taylor Lowe. Graphic design by Garland Noel.

Students, alumni voice frustration, hopes for in-person commencement

While the administration aims for inclusion, some students feel spring commencement leaves much to be desired
Garland Noel, Staff Reporter March 5, 2021

Horizon Radio’s campus office is empty, not radiating the almost constant bustle that it might have a year ago. On-air personalities no longer wave to you as you pass by, and former radio manager Matt...

IU graduates can expect an in-person commencement for spring 2021

IU graduates can expect an in-person commencement for spring 2021

This is what the IUS class of 2021 can expect for graduation this year
Kat Lynn, Staff Reporter March 4, 2021

The IU Administration has made the decision to hold an in-person, outdoor commencement ceremony for graduates, after cancelling last year’s commencement ceremony.  Despite the different look to commencement...

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Yes, firearms do matter to worried students

Local students, professors and representatives share their thoughts on Indiana House Bill 1369
Caleb Stultz, Staff Reporter March 2, 2021

Garrett Lane, a journalism student at IU Southeast, has been a gun owner for over a year. When a family he knew was shot and robbed while eating in their vehicle, he said he wondered how it would be different...

Rebecca Von Allmen raises her right hand as she is sworn into office as the new SGA President during a meeting on Feb. 19. Von Allmen previously served as vice president under her predecessor, Kameo Costello, who was removed shortly before Von Allmen was sworn in.

SGA Presidency changes hands

Vice President Von Allmen sworn in as SGA President following removal of former President Costello
Kristen Fallon, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

The Student Government Association underwent changes to its highest position last week when Rebecca Von Allmen was sworn into office as SGA President on Friday, Feb. 19. Von Allmen, who previously served...

Photo taken by Doyle Adams. Photo courtesy of Michelle DeWitt.

COVID-19 impacts Borden’s Polar Plunge this year

Kappa Sigma's involvement in Borden's Polar Plunge is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
Jamie Krueger, Staff Reporter February 26, 2021

Borden’s Polar Plunge looked different this year due to COVID-19 policies that made it more socially distant.  To ensure the safety of participants, Polar Plunge coordinators enforced procedures...

IU minimum wage increase benefits some, but not all

IU minimum wage increase benefits some, but not all

IU decides to raise the minimum wage for hourly employees, but it has some limitations
Caleb Stultz, Staff Reporter February 18, 2021

Hourly employees at IU Southeast have been paid above the national minimum wage for the past seven years. Compared to the national minimum wage of $7.25, IUS and other colleges in Indiana are now paying...

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