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Online school leads to increased mental health risks for Bloomington high schoolers

April 21st, 2021 No comments

Hanh Bui, a senior at Bloomington High School South, remembers driving to school for the first and only time in 2021. But it wasn’t for class. Her art teachers coordinated a drive-up event for online students to pick up art supplies.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the high school gave students the option to attend classes online or in-person. But because Bui lives with her immune-compromised grandmother, she decided to remain virtual. Of the 1,700 BHSS students, she is one of 600 who is still online.

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Ken Nunn, from troubled teenager to law firm legend

April 1st, 2021 No comments

When Ken Nunn was a child in Jeffersonville, he was only able to feel completely warm while he sat in school, because many of his childhood homes didn’t have heat. More often than not, Nunn ate mayonnaise sandwiches at home.

Much of his time outside of school was spent caring for his little sister, while his mother worked two jobs to support them. His family was evicted from their homes 10 times in 12 years for non-payment of rent.

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IU students consider ‘wellness days’ beneficial to mental health

March 11th, 2021 No comments

IU’s first wellness day benefited mental health, according to three IU students interviewed outside Sample Gates on Feb. 20. One voiced annoyance at having no spring break yet still said he was grateful for the revised schedule.

What’s happening: Three scattered wellness days replaced the weeklong spring break this semester. IU administration announced in-person and zoom classes would not take place on Feb. 16, March 24 and April 22, but other classes may lengthen to redeem the lost time.

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IU students’ civic habits have changed since the pandemic, voting and shopping from home.

March 11th, 2021 No comments

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected some of the most normal routines, such as shopping and voting, according to three IU students interviewed at Teter Quad and Memorial Stadium. 

What’s happening: Vaccines are being introduced across Indiana, cases are dropping in Monroe County and local businesses are lifting restrictions on capacity and indoor activities. However, some routines have been permanently altered. 

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