The Media School

One-dimensional fitness apps elicit different points of view

April 18th, 2019

IU student Jenny Dey is pleased with the new mobile fitness applications that have become popular. The convenient and cost-effective workouts have become motivation for those looking to work out with technology as guidance.

“I think fitness apps are a really good way for people to really have a resource that can motivate them, but also give them more direction on what to do,” the IU student said. “A lot of people will get to the gym and not know what to do with machinery and with their workout, so it gives them a good road map on how to go about it.”

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Owner of Hoosier Athletic Club, Shaun Tieman, changes lives

April 2nd, 2019

Shaun Tieman grew up mowing and bailing hay around the fields of his 130-acre property south of Bloomington. His work ethic began at a young age when he stepped up to dig holes and install fence lines around his family’s land.

“We also had horses and dogs and cats that we had to take care of,” he said in an email. “So it definitely made me grow up respecting and understanding what it was to take care of your things and work for what you wanted.”

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Pushing past insecurities, interviewing strangers

March 28th, 2019

My experience for the Person on the Street interviews went just as I expected it to go. Some individuals were nice about it, and others were not. I felt uncomfortable having to approach individuals who were trying to go through their day, especially when it was cold outside and people do not want to stop and talk.

One individual that I asked was grocery shopping, so I asked her politely to answer four questions. Before I could even get the question out of my mouth, she rudely responded no.

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Bloomington residents pleased with options for healthy lifestyles

March 26th, 2019

Bloomington residents are pleased with the choices available to live healthy lifestyles, including clean eating options and an array of fitness studios, according to four local residents in downtown Bloomington on Feb. 12.
Laura Patterson, the 38-year-old owner of Vibe Yoga Studio and lifelong Bloomington resident, utilizes the various fitness locations daily, depending on how much time and energy she has.

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On the Beat – Health & Fitness

February 21st, 2019


Jan. 31, 2019

Chris Ciaccia, Fox News

The Super Bowl has become an American tradition as well as an excuse to have a party. Many popular dishes come along with this football celebration. Each state has a different dish that it is famous for making on Super Bowl Sunday.

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Bio: Porter Carlson

Porter Carlson
Porter Carlson is a senior at Indiana University pursuing a degree in journalism. She has a concentration in photojournalism and a minor in gender studies. She believes that knowing how to write truthfully and properly is one of the most important life skills and she hopes to use her bachelor's degree in every future career that she encounters. Her interests include traveling, health and fitness, cooking and writing for her own personal blogs. She would like to pursue a career in online media. After college, she plans to move to the Midwest and find a job in Chicago.