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Unknown changes to come after protests against white supremacy at the Bloomington Farmers Market

December 5th, 2019

The Bloomington Farmers Market was less packed than usual on Saturday, making the purple shirts of Kate Blake and the other members of the Purple Shirt Brigade stand out as they gathered in the space directly across from the Schrooner Creek Farm stand. This week the protest group donned sashes that read “No Nazis” in place of protest signs.

“We are trying to find a way to follow the rules but also bring attention to the fact that this city is violating free speech basically,” said Blake.

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Doug Bauder has been IU LGBTQ+ culture center director for 25 years

November 7th, 2019

Doug Bauder’s office at IU’s LGBTQ+ Culture Center is a warm and inviting sanctuary on Seventh Street across from the Indiana Memorial Union. The walls are speckled with posters about the gay community, and the bookshelf displays pictures and awards that have been collected over two decades as the center’s director.

Before moving to this office 25 years ago, Bauder was a pastor.

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Bloomington residents hesitant to discuss inclusivity

November 6th, 2019

As a naturally introverted Midwesterner it is paralyzing to need to approach a stranger and ask to interview them and unthinkable to ask to take their picture, record their voice and then publish it on the internet.

I began the task of interviewing four random strangers by forming questions about inclusivity in Bloomington and going down to the city square. I started asking anyone who I could get to stop, if I could talk to them about their experiences. I had many strangers decline immediately, a few decline at their picture being taken and a couple at the idea of the interview being posted online.

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Price of products is a concern for Bloomington shoppers

November 1st, 2019

Bloomington residents don’t agree when it comes to choosing where to shop for everyday items, according to four random interviews taken outside the College Mall and on the IU campus on Oct. 2 and 3.
Price was the one factor that is important when choosing what to spend money on. Some preferred quality over cost.

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On The Beat: Community and Culture

October 15th, 2019

Sept. 3, 2019

AJ Willingham, CNN

Concern over the spells present in the Harry Potter books has led to a Catholic school banning them from its shelves. This ban has led to “undesired attention” according to the pastor Rev. Dan Reehil.

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Bio: Kaeley Geschke

Kaeley Geschke
Kaeley Geschke is a senior at Indiana University studying Journalism with a concentration news reporting and Anthropology with a focus on social cultural studies. Her experience with student media began in her sophomore year with an internship at Ancilla College writing for Ripples Magazine and extends to the 2018-19 year when she worked for IU’s Arbutus Yearbook as copy chief. she spends her time learning more about food, and food practices. She plans to pursue a PhD in Anthropology after graduation with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor.