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Category - The IU Student Perspective

Friday, May 21, 2021

The Boy Who Lived captured the hearts of millions, and over a decade after the last novel was published, Harry Potter continues to do so. The series may be over, but we can't let go of the whimsical magic associated with it — especially since Bloomington is home to many places that have an uncanny... Read More

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Bloomington boasts a huge variety of locally-owned restaurants, and many of them are close to the Indiana University campus, which is extremely convenient if you need to grab a bite to eat without straying far from the university. If you're looking for a quick & *cheap lunch between classes or... Read More

Thursday, May 13, 2021

This blog post is written by Katie Maibach, our summer intern from Indiana University. As the fall approaches and summer draws to an end, I will be entering my final year at IU. From my first visit on the campus one sunny spring day, I knew Bloomington would be a wonderful place to call home. As a... Read More

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

One of the most exciting aspects of becoming a college student is decorating your dorm room! We have to admit: Target is a great one-stop-shop for most dorm decor & furnishing items, but why not really lean into the culture of Bloomington by decorating your new digs with items from local stores... Read More

Monday, May 10, 2021

Often cited as one of the most stunning campuses in the country, the beauty of Indiana University is well-known and widely admired. While certain iconic landmarks, such as Sample Gates and Assembly Hall, are very popular (and rightly so), there are many other icons on campus worth your admiration.... Read More

Monday, March 29, 2021

It's your senior year, which means bidding Bloomington a bittersweet farewell come May. You're preparing to say goodbye to friends-turned-family and professors-turned-mentors, but have you thought about your goodbye to the college town that turned into home? Bid adieu to the town that's come to mean... Read More

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Bloomington and IU sports are forever intertwined, and there's no time like the fall to experience them both in peak season. For many, fall means one thing: football. When the leaves begin to turn, and the band starts marching, football fans flock to Bloomington to partake in the thunderous roar of... Read More

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER AND STAY IN THE KNOW ABOUT ALL THE FUN HAPPENING IN TOWN. Fall is one of the best times to visit Bloomington. The IU campus looks beautiful in that autumnal glow, the weather finally cools down enough for long hikes and camping, and the events calendar is full of... Read More

Monday, March 19, 2018

All Bloomingtonians and IU students know about the bicycle-filled spring weekend that is the Little 500 — but do you know about the history of the famous cycling event dubbed the World's Greatest College Weekend? The Little 500, or “Little Five,” cycling race began in 1951 when Howard S. “Howdy”... Read More

Monday, December 4, 2017

Offices are so last year... Co-working spaces give entrepreneurs, freelancers, and students a space to collaborate. Without the drama of office politics and competition, entrepreneurs and students alike can go to workspaces to meet other professionals while reaping the benefits of working... Read More