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Marijuana decriminalization in Bloomington is not likely in 2020

December 5th, 2019

One World Enterprises CEO and co-founder Jeff Mease has been interested in the legalization of marijuana for years. As a local businessman, he is fascinated by the opportunities that decriminalization of cannabis and related drugs could have in Bloomington.

“If used safely, I think it could experience the same sort of growth model as craft breweries,” he said.

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Pizza X founder Jeff Mease continues to build a food empire in Bloomington

November 7th, 2019

As Jeff Mease walks through the upstairs dining room of Lennie’s Restaurant he holds a cup of coffee in a mug emblazoned with the word “Hive” and moves through tables, greeting each server he sees by name and shaking the hands of regulars seated at the bar.

At only 19 years old, Mease created one of the most iconic food brands in Bloomington, Pizza X. He describes his work as a labor of love, but for Mease the challenge to keep creating is never daunting.

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Bloomington residents, it turns out, are difficult to talk to

November 6th, 2019

I have never been one to approach people that I don’t know.

Whether the task is to raise money for a dance marathon or awareness for a fundraiser, the fear of rejection has stopped me from trying to get someone’s attention as they walk across the street. 

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The number of chain restaurants in Bloomington is growing, and residents have mixed reviews

November 1st, 2019

Bloomington residents have varied opinions about the increase in chain restaurants in the downtown area, a space that has traditionally been home to local businesses and eateries, according to four interviews conducted along Kirkwood Avenue on Oct. 2. 

While chain restaurants offer a wide range of dining options, some Bloomington residents worry that a shift from locally owned restaurants to chains will cause the city to lose what makes it stand out from other cities in the Midwest, some don’t mind the familiarity of chain restaurants. 

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On the Beat – Civic Life

October 15th, 2019


Sept. 21, 2019

Michael Reschke, The Herald-Times

Inspired by the worldwide walkout for climate change activism, student protesters armed with hand painted signs marched from Kirkwood Hall to Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton’s office to read a list of demands calling for a citywide reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. 

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Bio: Kat Mossian

Kat Mossian
Kat Mossian is a senior at IU studying Law and Public Policy and Journalism. Fresh from a semester working and interning in Washington, D.C., she discovered an interest in political media and news outlets. While in D.C. she worked for the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and was given the opportunity to publish articles concerning the nationwide affordable housing crisis. In her spare time Kat enjoys reading biographies, eating french fries and listening to NPR Tiny Desk concerts. She hopes to move to DC post graduation to continue sharpening her wit as well as her journalism skills.