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Lack of Diversity in Bloomington’s music scene inspires possible solutions

April 18th, 2019

Vocalist for the local band The Fat Pockets Aaliyah Hyde, along with other African American women artists, sent a video to IU Athletics. It was a cover of Destiny’s Child’s version of the National Anthem. Hyde said there aren’t different acts that are represented even in the university music space.

“All you see is like the older Jacob’s professor,” Hyde says. “And he’s a man.”

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Tamara Lowenthal discovers how music can connect people

April 2nd, 2019

Tamara Loewenthal dances effortlessly with the Ritmos Latin Dance Troupe. Her long, blond hair flares around her head, and a smile never leaves her face. Although it’s an open house for the new Lotus Firebay, it is more than that. It’s all about the music.

Sixty-year-old Lowenthal, grew up in Nazi Germany, and she was forced to move from place to place. However, music served as way to connect her to her new home in a small town in Pennsylvania.

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Local random interviews teach valuable journalistic lesson

March 28th, 2019

The random person on the street interviews proved to be a difficult journalistic practice for me. This was not my first experience conducting random interviews; I utilized this technique for WFHB, a local radio station in town. Although I had this prior experience, I still felt like pulling people off of the street was rather daunting, because I didn’t want to bother anyone. Naturally, people were wary about being approached by an unknown person with a mic and a camera.

In this current media climate, journalists are already regarded as “untrustworthy.” It is much easier to conduct interviews with […]

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Bloomington residents disagree on diversity in the local music scene

March 26th, 2019

The Bloomington music scene is a big part of the community according to residents. Three random interviews conducted in Kirkwood of Bloomington on Feb. 13, 2019 offered different perspectives on whether this scene is diverse or not. Twenty-year-old, WIUX DJ, Sara Mantich said the college town is dominated by indie rock and punk.

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On the Beat – Arts & Entertainment

February 21st, 2019

 SUPER BOWL HALFTIME SHOW 2019: WHY IS MAROON 5 PERFORMING AT SUPERBOWL 53?

Jan. 22, 2019

Drew Nantais, Sporting News 

Political commentary and discussion revolving around the upcoming Super Bowl Halftime show has caused controversy. The show has faced criticism for its choice of headliners given the racial climate.

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Bio: Jada Lucas

Jada Lucas
Jada Lucas is a junior at Indiana University studying broadcast journalism. She has worked for several local radio stations including WIUX Student Radio and WFHB Community Radio. Recently, she spent a semester in Los Angeles where she interned for Power 106, a Hip-Hop radio station. These experiences have informed the way she has written for both hard and entertainment news. Jada’s editorial interests include music, racial, and social issues. Currently, she is as a writer for a campus fashion magazine and is developing a news-based web series. Jada hopes to pursue a radio career in New York or Los Angeles after graduation.