The Media School

Bloomington is always friendly to LGBTQ+ community

April 18th, 2019

Brynn Canary is a Bloomington resident who identifies as lesbian and non-binary, neither man nor woman. She escaped from hate violence in her hometown Franklin to move to Bloomington. She said living in Bloomington is like living in a safe bubble, which remains inclusive and protective of the LGBTQ+ community.

“It seems like a place that I would be free to be myself,” she said. “I feel pretty comfortable living here and being who I am in this community.”

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Doug Bauder serves LGBTQ+ at IU for 25 years

April 2nd, 2019

Doug Bauder sits upright in front of his desk to work on his computer and respond to emails, surrounded by LGBTQ posters and photos in his office. He frowns and thinks seriously, tapping the keyboard, creating a slow but rhythmic sound.

His forehead is wrinkled from years of concentration a product of his contribution to human rights in Bloomington. This is his 25th year as the director. He will retire at the end of the calendar year.

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Person on the street interview wasn’t as difficult as I thought

March 28th, 2019

This was my first time to interview strange people on the street and I felt nervous to talk with people who I don’t know. I am an international student; therefore, I feel nervous to ask native English speakers questions. Much of the daily work of journalists require asking people for information.

I have to prepare more about my questions and background for the topic. After I did these preparations, I told myself to be confident and walk on the street.

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Bloomington residents are concerned about the climate change in town

March 26th, 2019

Bloomington’s changing weather has brought many impacts on residents’ lives, but different people have different opinions about climate change, local residents in downtown Bloomington and around campus said on Feb. 12, 2019.

Three said more extreme weather has awoken them to the importance of environmental protection. One said Indiana’s weather is always unpredictable.

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On the Beat – Diversity

February 21st, 2019


January 28, 2019

Editorial Board, Indiana Daily Student

Pete Buttigieg has another identity. He’s gay. He would be the first LGBTQ+ presidential nominee from a major political party. It is an important shift in national politics.

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Bio: Xiaohu Fan

Xiaohu Fan
Xiaohu Fan is a junior at Indiana University Bloomington majoring in journalism and political science, but this is her third year living in the U.S. She is from Changchun, China. Since she was in middle school, she wanted to be a journalist. She recently returned from an internship in Beijing, China, where she worked China Central Television (CCTV). She loves traveling around the world and meeting different people. Her favorite topics to report on are global news and business. Fan is currently establishing her “We Media” business. To contact her, email @