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Category - The IU Student Perspective

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

Friday, September 7, 2018

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The end of summer draws near but that doesn't mean the fun has to end. Labor Day Weekend in Bloomington is packed with events for the whole family. Take a long weekend; you deserve it. Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts The Fourth Street Festival of the Arts and Crafts is celebrating its... Read More

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The boy who lived captured the hearts of millions and continues to do so. The series may be over but we can't let the magic go. There have been plenty of lists about Harry Potter to come out but we think Bloomington is the place to experience a Potteresque wizarding world. The Old Crescent of... Read More

Monday, March 19, 2018

We all know about the bicycle-filled spring weekend coming up in April. But, do you know about the history of the famous Little 500? Source Little 500 Origins The Little 500, or “Little Five,” cycling race began in 1951 when Howard S. “Howdy” Wilcox Jr., then director of the IU Foundation, founded... Read More

Friday, January 5, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . Often cited as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country, the beauty of Indiana University is well known. No trip to IU is complete without visiting the legendary sports facilities and unique museums... 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

Friday, March 24, 2017

Brunch is big in Btown. After a late night out downtown, there's nothing like a little hair of the dog and chicken and waffles to cure whatever ails you. If you're traveling with family and don't want to miss out on this weekend feast, there's... Read More

Monday, March 13, 2017

Guest blog by Sydney Tilford, Director of Marketing for One World Enterprises Part of Bloomington’s immense charm is the plethora of diverse events the wonderful community has to offer. But none is like Little 500, a special weekend in April, rout in tradition, with a palpable energy different from... Read More

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

There are over 100 independent restaurants in Bloomington so the options for lunch are endless. We've decided to narrow down some quick and affordable eats near campus to help you decide. Laughing Planet - California style burritos, salads, and soups Nick's English Hut - Bloomington icon with pizza... Read More