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Graduate Bloomington mural adds to growing public art

December 5th, 2019

Brayden Kutch, front desk agent for Graduate Bloomington, walked through the modern decorated lobby greeting staff and guests with a smile. Students and Bloomington residents filled the chairs and tables scattered throughout. Recently, Graduate Bloomington added a vibrant, geometric mural to the community.

“It’s very slick and very clean and very different than a lot of the murals we have in town,” Sean Starowitz, assistant director of the arts for the City of Bloomington, said. “I think that’s something to take in mind as well.”

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Local artist Sam Bartlett inspired by family practical jokes

November 7th, 2019

Sam Bartlett’s clothes are covered in white paint, but he doesn’t seem to mind as he moves around the Building and Trades Park. He inspects each block of artwork around the basketball court, adding a second coat of paint to his mural. The walls are covered in red, blue and yellow.

“I’m a musician by training – a banjo player, a mandolin player – and I do love that,” Sam said. “I love to draw. I love to publish books. Doing public artwork is really fun. It’s almost kind of an extra thing for me.”

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Bloomington residents ignore student journalist with raspy voice

November 6th, 2019

I began my interviews on Kirkwood next to People’s Park in the early evening on Oct. 2. I hoped for large crowds to pass by the central area between Noodles, Kirkwood, the Sample Gates, and local stores.
Prior to beginning interviews, I nervously sat in my car for 15 minutes on Dunn St. scoping out the area and practicing my questions. It looked mildly busy, and although I was nervous, I felt confident I could get just four people to stop and answer a few simple questions.

I stepped out with my camera and microphone then found a spot on the sidewalk next to People’s Park. I started asking the first people I saw just to warm up only to be declined multiple times. I was angling my story toward art around Bloomington.

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Bloomington residents avoid Kirkwood nightlife, others say IU campus is more disruptive

October 31st, 2019

The nightlife scene in Bloomington is problematic for the community because of the culture of overdrinking and business being catered to drinking, according to four random interviews conducted on Kirkwood Ave. on Oct. 4. Others believe it is not as problematic as on-campus activities, and it’s not a problem, depending on how far people take their drinking.

“I even think possibly some of the economy and business here is sort of catered to the nightlife scene,” said Sean Murphy, a 21-year-old IU student. “I guess it’s only really conducive towards the college kids. I could see how that would maybe be a problem for some of the community around here.”

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On the Beat — Arts & Entertainment

October 15th, 2019

EMMY RATINGS SINK TO NEW LOW IN ERA OF ‘PEAK TV’
Sept. 23, 2019
John Koblin, New York Times

The Emmy Awards saw a 32% drop in viewers this year compared to last. The Emmys followed behind the Academy Awards decision this year of not having a host. The usual orchestra was swapped out for a commentator, and a red carpet was swapped out for a purple one.

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Bio: Hannah Patton

Hannah Patton
Hannah Patton is a senior at Indiana University majoring in media advertising with a minor in marketing. Hannah is the Director of Fundraising for Indiana University Dance Marathon where she writes templates for all members of the organization to use in their fundraising efforts. This past summer, she interned at Apex Benefits where she assisted with internal communications via newsletter, and external communication via blog and social media posts. Her hobbies include hiking, photography, and crafting. After graduation, Hannah hopes to work at Riley Children’s Foundation in the marketing department developing new content to bring awareness and donors to Riley Hospital.