The Media School

Going to gyms became a new way to socialize during the pandemic

April 21st, 2021

The pandemic was an opportunity for many to be more physically fit due to having more free time, including Johnathan Krol. Krol, an IU Senior, said he benefited greatly from engaging in physical activity throughout the pandemic.

Krol kept physically fit as a way to keep himself busy during the early shutdowns. He said he missed activities such as going to the store and going to restaurants with his friends. He filled this time by going for a walk or run but once gyms reopened, he was back working out with his friends.

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Yoga instructor Ellen Hanania seeks to improve more than just physical health

April 1st, 2021

At age 11, Ellen Hanania steppeds into the yoga studio with her twin sister and her mom who has a passion for yoga. Hanania was about to participate in her first yoga class. At the time, she used yoga to return to physical activity after breaking her foot but the practice of yoga would make a profound impact on her life.

Nine years later, she is a certified yoga instructor, now teaching her passion to others. Hanania sits in front of a group yoga class, its participants staring at the cool fall sky.  Class is ending as participants take in a final deep breath after a brief period of meditation.

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Journalism during a pandemic: Becoming more comfortable being uncomfortable

March 25th, 2021

It was an unusually warm February day, the sun was shining, and IU students were walking through the Sample Gates. I felt a feeling of normalcy in a year that has been anything but normal due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

I was out to complete a journalistic assignment that required me to interview three random students and ask them about how the pandemic has affected certain aspects of their lives. While this might seem simple, there is one problem. I’m deeply afraid of talking to people I don’t know.

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IU students disappointed about no family members at graduation

March 11th, 2021

Indiana University students are disappointed after learning that guests and family members won’t be able to attend the in-person commencement ceremony held this spring, according to three students interviewed on Feb. 24.

Why it matters: With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many students are excited about the opportunity to attend an in-person commencement ceremony but are disappointed that their families won’t be able to attend.

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On the Beat – Health & Fitness

February 25th, 2021


Jan. 31, 2021

Christina Avery, Indiana Daily Student 

Indiana University Health will now allow patients who test negative for COVID-19 to be accompanied by one visitor at their hospitals. This new policy says visitors must be over the age of 18, wearing a mask and social distant while in the facilities.

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Bio: Kurt Spitler

Kurt Spitler
When enrolling at Indiana University, Kurt Spitler planned on being a play-by-play broadcaster while pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media. Things soon changed as he discovered photography and video production. He gained experience working for The Hoosier Network, creating videos and taking photos for various Indiana Athletic teams. During the fall of his junior year, he had the opportunity to be a content creator for the Indiana University Volleyball team. During this time, he produced short-form videos for the team’s social media while also producing a biweekly documentary series for the team. He currently works for the Indiana University Men’s Basketball team as a creative production intern, creating content for one of college basketball’s most historic programs. Kurt has also gained experience writing while attending the Indiana University Media School, making him a well-rounded multimedia journalist.