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Category - The IU Student Perspective

Monday, November 5, 2012

This guest blog comes to us from Maha Elsarrag, who is currently a student at Indiana University pursuing a degree in management and event planning. She is involved with MEISA, BCEC and the IU Student Foundation on campus and is currently pursuing a career in the music industry. I've lived in... Read More

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Lotus Festival turns Bloomington into an international music and cultural experience. Located in the downtown area, you can walk to all the venues and the 15 minutes between performances is plenty of time to change venues. Some of the streets are even closed to vehicles, which makes it even... Read More

Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Boy in the Bathroom opened with a bang on Thursday, February 2nd at the Bloomington Playwrights Project . The three shows last weekend were all sold out, and for good reason! This charming musical stars Evan Mayer as David, a college dropout who suffers from an extreme case of OCD and hasn't... Read More

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Are you looking for something fun to do with your Valentine on this upcoming day of love? Well here are just a few specials that are going on in Bloomington during the next week. Valentine's Day at Scholars Inn Gourmet Café and Wine Bar Four incredible courses with many options - only $65... Read More

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Here are some words of wisdom from our intern, Lauren, as she welcomes IU's incoming freshman class to Orientation this summer. Freshman Orientation is well under way and as I talk to all the incoming freshmen I can't help but reminisce about my past four years here in Bloomington. It's been an... Read More

Monday, June 27, 2011

Here's a quick restaurant review from Sugi, one of the Indiana University students who works at our front desk. He visited Malibu Grill for the first time last week and was so excited, he wanted to share his thoughts with you! Had Fish Taco for starters and it was very delicious! Main course was... Read More

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Here's the very first post from our summer intern, Lauren! She's going to be letting you in on some inside information on how to spend a great summer in Bloomington from a student's perspective. Be sure to leave her a comment or two! Last Thursday night I got to see a preview of the newest BPP... Read More

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Today's post is brought to you by our guest blogger, Indiana University student (and spring intern) Andrea. Here's a look at one of Andrea's favorite spring and summer pastimes in B-town: Spring is here and summer is right around the corner, which means as the days get warmer everyone wants to... Read More

Monday, April 13, 2009

Guest post by CVB intern Megan, who is finishing her last week of her internship and ready to face the world. . . . . . . . Being a senior in college, and on the verge of graduation, I find myself reminiscing about the past few years here at IU – all the things I've done, some things I wish I'd... Read More

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Another installment from our Nightlife Intern, experiencing the summer months in Bloomington: Ok, so I would venture to say that at least one time in everyone's life, they've thrown their inhibitions to the wind in front of a half-packed, inebriated crowd and sang an off beat rendition of "I've... Read More