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Attending college was a dream of mine when I was a child. During my senior year of high school, that dream became a reality when I opened an email informing me of my acceptance to IU-Bloomington. In that moment I became a Hoosier.

A few months later, during spring break, I walked through Sample Gates in awe that this would be the next four years of my life. I opened the doors of Franklin Hall with a smile on my face because I knew in only a few months I would be starting

my journalism career.

When I started my freshman year at IU and joined the Indiana Daily Student in my second semester, I didn’t think that one day I would be writing this letter as editor-in-chief of the IDS to welcome the class of 2028. IU has given me opportunities and friendships that I will forever cherish, though it wasn’t easy starting out.

Starting your freshman year of college can be scary. It’s a new chapter in life, lled with new people and new experiences. It’s a time when

you’re trying to nd your place at a university that has over 40,000 students, and at times it isn’t easy.

During my freshman year, there was a plethora of times when I wished I had a guide, someone or something that could help direct me in the right direction. at is why the IDS produces the Orienter on a yearly basis. In this magazine, you can nd advice to help you navigate campus, the best study spots, activities to do on the weekend, information on IU’s history and more.

You can nd more information and keep up to date on what is happening on and o campus at idsnews.com and in our weekly print edition in the fall.

Freshman year is special, lled with meeting life-long friends and discovering one’s passions in life. I hope this edition of the Orienter can help guide you in your rst year at IU. Welcome to IU, Hoosiers!

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EDITOR 2 Campus bucket list 4 Interview with First-Year Experience director Melanie Payne 6 Safety tips from IUPD 12 Bloomington photo spots 22 Student life through the years 32 Bloomington gym guide 34 Places with IU student discounts 24 Guide to IU Culture Centers 8 Summer music and festivals 10 Guide to study spots 14 Finding a tutor 16 Guide to scholarships 18 How to budget in college 28 Advice from IDS sta 26 Move-in checklist 30 Influential figures in IU history 42 Guide to mental health resources 36 IU students’ favorite restaurants 44 Must-have apps 46 Movies about IU 48 Guide to getting textbooks 50 IU arts through the years 52 Guide to the dining halls 54 Memorable IU sports moments Natalie Fitzgibbons Summer 2024 Editor-in-Chief NEWSROOM ADVISER Ruth Witmer 27 Important fall semester dates 40 Meet Six Foot Blonde 45 Places to shop in Bloomington 44 Must-have apps

Your Campus Bucket List

Here are 10 ways to explore Bloomington during your first year at IU.

Take a picture by the Sample Gates

Shop and eat on Kirkwood Avenue

Wear candy-striped pants at an IU basketball game

Grab a co ee at the Indiana Memorial Union

Enjoy the view from the top of the Ballantine Hall stairwell

Visit the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art

Tailgate outside Memorial Stadium during football season

Read a book in Herman B Wells Library

Play a pickup game at Bill Garrett Fieldhouse

See the squirrels in Dunn’s Woods


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A conversation with First Year Experience director Melanie Payne

The IDS spoke with First Year Experience director Melanie Payne to learn a bit more about what new students at IU can expect and resources they can access. FYE is a program responsible for New Student Orientation, Welcome Week and many events during the year.

R: What can students and parents expect heading into New Student Orientation?

MP: “They should expect and anticipate that it’s gonna be a long day. It’s gonna be a long couple of days, and there’s gonna be a lot of information, but we’re gonna help them through it all. We have orientation leaders. We have undergraduates who will be getting them from place to place, so they don’t have to know the campus yet. When they check in at their assigned time, we get them to their first session. The sessions are

in one location, and we actually physically walk them to their next. We walk them everywhere they need to go on that first day. We will get them where they need to be. We will point out bathrooms and all the things along the way.”

“What’s most important is the family. They’re sending their kid to college, and whether it’s their first one or their fourth one, it’s a big deal. Being a Hoosier is a big deal. We want to prepare them. I think if they can just help us help them, breathe, embrace everything that they can embrace — they will feel so much better afterwards.”

R: I also want to make sure that I ask about what [FYE representatives] do during the academic year and how you’re helping students during the year.

MP: “We have big events and we have small events. We take the photo of the first-year class at the traditions and spirit event. They’re on the field in the stadium where we take that picture, so that’s a huge

IDS FILE PHOTO BY IZZY MYSZAK Students watch live performers Aug. 19 during Welcome Week at CultureFest in Bloomington. First Year Experiences is a program responsible for New Student Orientation, Welcome Week and many events during the year.

event. But there’s also smaller events — in their residence halls, in some of the culture centers, some things in the library. We want to build on orientation, so you’ll start to experience some things that we talk about at orientation.”

“We know a student who starts to get comfortable with people and their surroundings starts to gain confidence. And if you gain confidence, then you’re going to be the student who in class, maybe, will raise your hand. You’ll go talk to a professor. You’ll walk down the hallway when someone’s blasting their music and ask them to turn it down. In fact, research shows that the first six weeks are a really critical time in first year students’ lives.”

R: Where are some places that you see freshmen making common mistakes?

MP: “One of the traps that new students can fall into is assuming what other new students are like and [what they] do. Part of that is assuming that everybody wants to do ‘x.’ Fill in the blank, what the ‘x’ is. Any time you say everybody or nobody, you know, it’s not gonna be true. ‘But everybody parties!’

Well, that’s actually not the case. Student life does surveys about this and it’s really not the case. People think, ‘If I’m not “x,” then I won’t have any friends. If I don’t join this group, if I don’t do this behavior, I don’t have anything to do.’”

R: Is there anything that you would want to leave off with?

MP: “A lot of advice that students give students, that we give students, that anybody gives students is get involved. Get involved. I was in a really good conversation with a colleague recently, and she said, ‘not just get involved, but what does that mean?’ It means different things to different people. And she said, ‘I really want to help students to think about committing.’ So do you commit to your student organization? Do you commit to your campus job? And that’s important.”

FYE will be present at events throughout the year to help engage new students with student organizations and activities. They also run some of their own events, like checkins at the library most Fridays. FYE also helps new students find the resources they need.

8 First Year Experience events to attend in the start of the fall semester

The Office of First Year Experience Programs hosts several events for new students in the fall semester. Consider putting these in your calendar for August and September.

First Generation Student Reception

This event honors first-generation IU students and offers an opportunity to meet classmates and IU staff. It will take place from 4:30-6 p.m. Aug. 20. Light refreshments will be served. No location is available as of publication.

New Student Induction Ceremony

All freshmen are invited to this induction at Assembly Hall, where the IU president and provost welcome new students. This event will take place at 10 a.m. Aug. 21.

Transfer Student Kick-Off

This event kicks off Welcome Week for transfer students of any age and will take place at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21. No location is available as of publication.


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ies. It will take place at 4 p.m. Aug. 22 around the Fine Arts Plaza.

Traditions and Spirit of IU

Students learn about the traditions of IU and show spirit at this event, which will take place starting at 8 p.m. Aug. 22 at Memorial Stadium.

Sweet & Artful

At this event, students can eat ice cream and paint objects associated with each scoop. It will take place from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the William J. Godfrey Graduate and Executive Education Center at Hodge Hall.

Kelley Carnival

This fair-style event connects students with Kelley’s 85+ student organizations and other resources that can be helpful to students in their first year at IU. It will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 in Walker Courtyard, outside Hodge Hall.

IU Family Weekend

Parents and families of IU students are invited to campus Sept. 27-29 for a weekend of events showcasing life at IU. As of publication, the schedule of events has not been announced but will be posted at the website of the Office of Student Life.





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Five safety tips from the IU Police Department

IUPD Officer Hannah Skibba shares ways students can stay safe at IU.

Editor’s Note: This story includes mention of sexual violence and assault.

IU Police Department Public Information Officer Hannah Skibba shared five safety tips for students to remember during their first year at IU:

Update your IU Notify contact information

IU Notify is IU’s mass communication tool used to alert students, faculty and staff to immediate dangers, such as severe weather, hostile intruders or ongoing threats. Students can update their contact information by visiting one.iu and searching “Emergency Notification Settings.”

Download the Rave Guardian App

The Rave Guardian App is your one-stopshop for all things campus safety. The free app, available on Apple Store and Google Play, has a Safe Walk feature that allows students to share their locations with friends while walking to their destination. The app also offers quick links to important campus safety numbers, including IUPD’s non-

emergency line, 812-855-4111. The app also has an anonymous reporting system.

Secure your space

IUPD suggests never leaving your windows or doors unlocked, even for a short period of time, and to not leave valuables like money or electronics unattended in your vehicle. Bicycle and scooter theft is a challenge on most college campuses. IUPD suggests always using a U-lock, a heavy-duty

scooters were stolen during February 2024.

Safe travel

IUPD suggests students always wear a helmet when riding a bicycle or scooter and to travel with the flow of traffic. They suggest students obey all road signs and signals, and wear bright colors when walking or riding at night.

If you see something, say something

IUPD immediately. Students can make an anonymous report on the Protect IU webpage. Students can also make an online incident report to Bloomington Police Department.

IUPD is located at 1469 E. 17th St. and is available to assist students 24 hours a day. You can call IUPD at 812-855-4111 or by dialing 911.

The Bloomington Police Department is located at 220 E. Third St. You can contact BPD by calling 812-339-4477 or by dialing 911.

If you have experienced sexual misconduct, including sexual violence, you can file an online report that is found on the protect IU webpage. Students can also contact a Confidential Victim Advocate in the Office for Sexual Violence Prevention and Victim Advocacy, at cva@indiana.edu or 812-856-2469. Students may file a report to any of the following university coordinators: Jennifer Kincaid, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator, at 812-855-7559; Laura Mals, University Director of Student Sexual Misconduct Investigations, at 812-855-5419; and Libby Spotts, Director of Student Conduct, at 812855-4464.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY BRIANA PACE IU Police Department cars sit at the IUPD station March 5, 2023, on E. 17th Street in Bloomington. IUPD Public Information Officer Hannah Skibba shared five safety tips for students to remember during their first year at IU.



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How to enjoy Bloomington's festivals

Bloomington boasts a thriving and diverse music community, and two of its biggest musical events are coming up.

Granfalloon Festival

This summer, enjoy live music as part of the eighth annual Granfalloon, a Kurt Vonnegut-inspired music and literary arts festival.

Granfalloon begins May 20 and lasts until June 9. The festival draws in incredible national music acts, such as Japanese Breakfast and The Flaming Lips. This year, the iconic riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney headlines the Main Stage Concert with The Linda Lindas and My Son is a Hurricane at 5 p.m. June 8 on East Kirkwood


Sleater-Kinney originated as part of the ‘90s riot grrrl, a feminist punk movement, and was an instrumental part of America’s indie rock scene. The band continues to produce ground-breaking punk and released their 11th studio album last March titled “Little Rope.”

Among the many other exciting events, the festival will highlight Bloomington’s own musical talents, such as two jazz sets by IU alumni Anna Butterss and Ben Lumsdaine at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. June 7 at The Orbit Room.

Butterss has toured with Phoebe Bridgers, Jenny Lewis, Madison Cunningham, Bright Eyes and Aimee Mann, and their debut album was hailed by Pitchfork as “one of the most exciting, undersung jazz releases of 2022.”

Lumsdaine is a multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer and founder of Bloomington’s Call and Response concert series. He also engineered, mixed and performed on Durand Jones’s album “Wait Til I Get Over.”

You can also enjoy live music by local artists during the Bloomington Handmade Market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 at the southeast corner of the Monroe County Courthouse. After the market, Girls Rock Bloomington will present The Sera-Tones, a band formed in a Girls Rock camp, as well as a performance from director and founder Amy O.

Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

Come fall, Bloomington will be transformed as the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival returns Oct. 3-6. Lotus Festival will

showcase over 25 artists and groups from around the globe, and unlike other festivals with headliners and assigned stages, the lineup is presented in a non-hierarchical mix of performers and musicians, highlighting the talent and unique qualities of each artist.

To visit the festival, you can purchase a wristband for full access to the festival venues and artists, or you can purchase weekend passes or tickets to the opening concert. There are also plenty of events that extend from the festival that are free of charge, such as the “Lotus in the Park” event with workshops and concerts, a free and interactive Arts Village displaying community-generated visual arts, as well as parades, processions and exhibits.

Information on tickets and lineup will be announced soon on their website.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY OLIVIA BIANCO A member of Flying Balkan Laikas plays the guitar Sept. 24, 2022, at the 29th annual Lotus World Music and Arts Festival in Bloomington. Bloomington will be transformed as the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival returns Oct. 3-6.

A guide to productive study spots on and o campus

Studying in your dorm room is not always ideal. It can be pretty cramped, you have limited desk space and there are plenty of distractions: a roommate to talk to, TV to watch and that taunting pile of laundry waiting to be put in the wash.

It has also been proven through scienti c study that alternating study locations improves students’ retention.

College campuses and their communities are tailored to best t the needs of their students. ere are perfect locations to get some work done on and o campus, no matter where you are in Bloomington.

Herman B Wells Library

When I was a freshman, I stayed clear from the Wells Library. It was so big and daunting, and it felt too far away from my ird Street dorm (I realized later in my college career that a 15-minute walk was nothing). But by the end of my sophomore year, I was spending several days a week in the library.

I wasn’t wrong about the library’s size

— with two massive towers, one even reaching 10 stories high, and the myth that every incoming student is told about how the building is sinking, Wells Library is surely intimidating. But once you grasp a better understanding of it, the library really isn’t all that bad.

e East Tower is referred to as “the stacks,” which is where a large majority of the library’s collection of more than 4.6 million volumes is stored. Besides the East Tower’s Scholars’ Commons, the West Tower is primarily where you will be able to study.

Each oor has a di erent purpose. e rst oor is the Learning Commons, with various resources such as Writing Tutorial Services and the Research Desk. e second and third oors are quiet study spaces, the fourth oor has University Information Technology Services support and consulting and group workspaces, and the fth oor has the UITS Student Technology Centers lab.

For independent study, the second oor is the best option. ere is much less noise and chatter than the rst- oor commons and unlike the third oor, there

are windows! Natural light is known to increase energy levels, which can make students more productive and creative.

Eskenazi Museum of Art Café and Gift Shop

e Eskenazi Museum of Art, located in the Fine Arts Plaza, is one of the most special xtures on campus. Designed by I.M. Pei, the same architect who created the glass pyramid entrance to the Louvre in Paris, France, the museum is a work of art itself.

e museum’s open space provides several di erent study spots. Take a walk up the rst ight of stairs and you will nd the Newkirk Café and Gift Shop. Find a spot at one of the many tables available within the café, right o the stairs in the atrium or even on the patio outlooking the Cox Arboretum. Use your CrimsonCard to get a specialty latte, bagel or chocolate croissant, among many other choices, for a little bit of academic motivation.

If you need a break from studying, lock your things into one of the rst- oor lockers and look at some of the exhibits and collections that the museum has to o er.

Keep your eye out for works by Picasso and Monet, among many other renowned artists.

Soma Co eehouse and Juice Bar

If you are looking for the perfect spot to study on a rainy day, Soma’s Kirkwood Avenue location might be the right t for you. Something about its building’s soft lighting, historical charm, friendly sta , eclectic decor and encompassing menu make it the right spot to cozy up with a warm co ee, or a smoothie if you prefer, and get some work done.

e Kirkwood Avenue location works best for independent study, but if you want to bring a friend, consider its east location on ird Street, just steps away from the southeast campus neighborhood and with many more windows, much more natural light, larger tables, more variety in workspaces and seating and the same menu with options for anyone to choose from. One of the locations is destined to work for you.

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IDS FILE PHOTO BY CAROLYN MARSHALL People work on computers on Jan. 30, 2023, at the Eskenazi Museum of Art. There are perfect locations to get some work done on and off campus, no matter where you are in Bloomington.

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Bloomington’s best photo spots

Looking for places to take photos for your rst Instagram post as an IU student? Check out these Bloomington-favorites:

Sample Gates

Are you really an IU student if you haven’t gotten a photo in front of the iconic Sample Gates? Built in 1987, generations of IU students have posed in front Sample Gates for photos to celebrate milestones from their rst day of classes to graduation. Of all the places on this list, Sample Gates is by far the most popular. While there are usually many people trying to take photos with the structure at any given moment, it’s worth a visit.

Rose Well House

e Rose Well House, located near the

Indiana Memorial Union and in the Old Crescent area neighboring Dunn’s Woods, is another popular photo spot. e building, built in 1908, is one of the oldest structures on campus. Many students and alumni buy into the superstition that if you kiss someone in the Rose Well House at midnight on Valentine’s Day, you will be together forever. e Rose Well House has a Gothic stone and glass design and allows visitors to look into Dunn’s Woods while inside — features that make it a great photo location.

Luddy School of Informatics

While the exterior of the building might not show it, the staircase and top oor of the Luddy School of Informatics, located at 700 N. Woodlawn Ave., provide a great photo opportunity. e building's many windows means the lobby and upper oors are lled

with natural light. When you walk in the front doors and look to the ceiling, you will see a sculpture made of di erent sensors and computing parts. is art piece, called the “sentient sculpture,” is sure to give your photo a unique touch.

Herman B Wells statue

Incoming IU students should also stop by the Herman B Wells statue at the pavilion near the Rose Well House and IMU for a photo. e life-sized bronze statue was built in honor of former IU president and chancellor Herman B Wells. Wells was monumental in transforming IU into the leader in research and academics it is today. He also pushed for racial equity and desegregating IU’s campus. In addition to taking a photo, be sure to shake Wells’s hand to have good luck during your career at IU!

B-Line Trail

If you love looking at art pieces and murals, the B-Line Trail is the perfect photo spot for you. e B-Line Trail — a paved running, biking and walking path — runs from Adams Street to Country Club Drive, a total of 3.1 miles. Along the trail, visitors can nd various picnic tables, fountains, sculptures and murals. e murals are colorful backdrops for sel es or group photos.

Monroe Lake

Want the perfect sunset photo? Monroe Lake may be the ideal spot for you. Monroe Lake is Indiana’s largest land-bound body of water, and there are tons of beaches, trails and recreational areas to choose from. e lake is less than a 30-minute drive away from campus.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY ABBIE GRESSLEY The Herman B Wells statue is pictured near Sample Gates. The statue is a tribute to IU’s 11th president by Harold “Tuck” Langland and was unveiled in October 2000.

How to find a tutor on campus

School can be hard — but there are plenty of resources to help.

No matter what you study in college, you’re sure to have a class that teaches you the importance of asking for help. Whether you’re adjusting to a college-level workload for the first time, or simply taking a really (really) difficult class, here are several options for tutoring and academic support.

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center offers free tutoring, advising, study groups and more at three locations right on campus. Students can visit either Briscoe Quadrangle, Forest Quadrangle or Teter Quadrangle for individual writing help or small group math help. Services are available 7-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday during the semester. A Zoom link for tutoring is available during

that time, as well.

With additional questions about ASC tutoring, email acadsupp@indiana.edu.

Writing Tutorial Services

WTS gives students free, one-on-one support at any stage in the writing process — whether they’re generating ideas or perfecting a final draft. Students should bring a copy of their assignment, notes and most recent draft to each tutoring session.

WTS is available at the Wells Library Learning Commons, any Academic Support Center and all IU culture centers. Students can also meet via Zoom. While students are welcome to walk in, it’s recommended they schedule appointments online. Beginning the second week of the semester, Wells Library WTS is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

To learn more, visit the WTS website or email wts@indiana.edu.

Math Learning Center

The Math Learning Center (MLC) provides free, drop-in tutoring during the semester. MLC 1, which offers tutoring for several math classes, is open noon to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in Room 340 at Swain Hall East. MLC 2, which offers tutoring for some calculus and statistics classes, is open from 4-6 p.m. in Room 345 at Swain Hall East.

Students will work in small groups with others taking the same math course. Tutors will help the group solve problems and answer individual questions. To see which classes tutoring is offered for, check the math department’s website.

Academic Success at Kelley

For help with Kelley School of Business


classes, the ASK program o ers free, peerled tutoring in accounting, economics and a variety of business classes. Students can schedule individual peer-coaching lessons on the Kelley School website.

Academic coaching

For students who want one-on-one support in building study habits, the Student Academic Center o ers free academic coaching. Students can attend a few sessions, typically one to three, with a professional counselor to set academic goals and learn how best to achieve them. ese sessions are available via Zoom or in-person at the Student Academic Center on Union Street. Email sac@indiana.edu to schedule a session.

Courses to develop learning skills

SAC also o ers for-credit courses to help students develop their academic skillsets. ese courses count as elective credit in most degree programs. Some course options include how to build study habits, tackle test anxiety or develop learning strategies for math or accounting classes. Learn more about these courses on the SAC website. SAC has also curated an online

informational video series, Success TV, which covers several topics like how to beat procrastination, nd the best notetaking method or get the most out of college readings.

Language support

IU has catalogued tutoring resources for Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin and several other language courses. ese resources combine both free and paid tutoring options, depending on the language department. Explore language tutoring options on the IU Tutoring Resources website.

Peer-led study groups

e Peer-Assisted Study Sessions program connects students with small groups that meet weekly to study material from a speci c class. ese groups are led by an undergraduate who has previously succeeded in the course. e sessions are free to attend, and students can drop in whenever they like. Visit the PASS webpage to see which classes o er study sessions.

To learn more about tutoring options available for speci c schools and classes, visit the Tutoring Resources on IU’s website.

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IDS FILE PHOTO BY MALLOREY DAUNHAUER Former IU junior Sydney Robbins, left, and former senior Maddie Labhart, right, work Aug. 16, 2021, outside of the Indiana Memorial Union. Whether you’re adjusting to a college-level workload for the rst time, or simply taking a di cult class, here are several options for tutoring and academic support.

How to apply for scholarships at IU


IU Office of Scholarships can help students navigate and apply for scholarships.

Paying for college is expensive and a massive financial investment for most IU students. Luckily, IU provides millions of dollars in scholarships for students each year—but, you need to know how to apply for them. Read more about how to navigate your IU scholarships.

IU’s General Scholarship Application

Each academic year, the IU Office of Scholarships encourages students to submit the General Scholarship Application by Feb. 1. This scholarship allows the Office of Scholarships to review general IU scholarships for students throughout their academic career. To be considered for many first-year scholarship opportunities — including scholarships from the IU Foundation and IU Alumni Association — you need to fill out the general application. To apply, students can select the IU

Scholarships widget on One.IU to access the application, which takes around an hour to complete. The application includes a short essay and a series of questions about your academic and extracurricular involvement.

Departmental Scholarships

Most academic departments and colleges at IU also offer their own scholarships for incoming students. While you can find some of these scholarships in the results of the General Scholarship Application, some awards have separate applications. For instance, The Media School awarded more than $490,000 to students for the 2024-25 academic year, but students had to fill out a separate application in January.

There’s no one correct way to search for these scholarships — sometimes your college may send out an email about opportunities, and other times you might have to search a department’s website. However, one way to get started is by searching on the Office of Scholarships

departmental scholarships website.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid

The IU Office of Scholarships also recommends students complete the FASFA each year while they are enrolled at IU. IU and other colleges use the FASFA to determine if students are eligible for federal loans, grants, work-study programs, state financial aid and university-specific scholarships. The priority consideration deadline for Indiana residents is April 15, but each state has their own deadline. You can complete the FASFA on the Federal Student Aid website.

To learn more about IU scholarships and how to navigate the application process, students can read the IU Office of Scholarships’ Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also contact the office to meet with a scholarship expert by emailing scholar@iu.edu, calling 812-855-5779 or visiting their office in the Student Academic Center on North Union Street.

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COLUMN: How to budget in college

Learning to save money now will help you forever.

One issue that I think is ubiquitous among college students is the stress that comes with budgeting and saving money while in school. College, while it allows you to experience freedom like never before, creates situations where you could overspend. There may be an exhibit you want to visit on campus, so you’ll have to pay for entry fees, but what if there’s a movie your friends want to see later that evening, too? What about the upcoming football game and dinner? A lot of choices create difficult decisions, but creating a budget and simply an overall plan allows you to gain control over your life in college.

The most important thing to think about

when considering your finances is asking yourself what you spend money on the most. Besides food, what are some types of items you can’t live without? What hobbies do you spend the most on? Focus on what you find yourself doing most frequently, whether it’s reading and collecting books, curating an extensive selection of beauty products or anything else that defines you. The name of the game is to create your budget with these types of purchases in mind while excluding most other unnecessary purchases.

Next, you should think about your income. Do you fully support yourself financially, or do you have other sources of income? Do you have a full-time job or work a few hours at the campus library per week? These are some questions to consider


because they determine how large or small your budget should be. If you have a difficult time managing both work and school, you should work fewer hours but also spend less. This doesn’t mean excluding every nonnecessity purchase but limiting most solely for necessities.

What comes in tandem with this ideology is the simple task of creating a list of your fixed and variable sources of spending. Fixed expenses are costs that usually never change each month, like rent or car payments. Variable expenses, on the other hand, are expenses that do often change each month and don’t have a predetermined value, like groceries and gas. The difficult part of budgeting is that it forces you to cut out some variable expenses, which no one wants to do. However, the sooner you get familiar with this practice, the more responsible you’ll be for not only the remainder of college but for life after school, too.

Once you do this, begin tracking how much you’ll earn for the entire month; this can be done most easily by writing down what you plan to earn for each given month. You’ll get a very good estimate of what you can and can’t spend money on. This budget will consist of your net income, or the money you earn after taxes are deducted. Once you calculate how much your fixed expenses will cost, factor in your variable expenses, as well. Cut out things that will be unnecessary or won’t fit your monthly goal. If you have leftover money to spend, consider putting it in savings.

Budgeting for the first time can be a daunting task, but like most tasks in life, once you do it for the first time, you’ll find it much easier to do in the future. Once you learn how to adopt responsible habits like these and balance your school-work life, you’ll be able to spend money without stressing — and this will be a huge weight off your shoulders.

“Budgeting for the first time can be a daunting task, but like most tasks in life, once you do it for the first time, you’ll find it much easier to do in the future.” — Vincent Winkler

COLUMN: Places to get lost in Bloomington

Check out these interesting places around IU’s campus.

Whether you’re an art fanatic or not, museums are the perfect place to learn a little more about culture and art, a great afternoon activity when the weather’s being naughty, or if nothing, a place to get lost and find your prince charming!

My first semester on the IU Bloomington campus was also my first time living in a small town in the U.S. Coming from a bustling city in India, not having things to do in and around the area was extremely challenging. The first month in Bloomington left me feeling perplexed and rethinking my decision about coming to this college town to study. However, I soon took it upon myself to find things to do and places to visit.

Here’s a list of museums I found peace in during the first semester of havoc as a college student.

Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University

This one’s not far from home at all. Actually, it’s right under our noses. Situated opposite to the Showalter Fountain, in the Fine Arts Plaza. The museum showcases over 45,000 pieces ranging from Greek pottery to works by Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet. Designed by I.M. Pei, the architect behind the Louvre Pyramid in Paris, the museum itself is a work of art, with the entire structure consisting of no 90-degree angles except where structurally necessary. Admission into this museum is free of cost for IU students, making it a perfect midday activity.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY KATHLEEN TRAN Ancient art pieces are pictured Feb. 6, 2024, in the Eskenazi Museum of Art in Bloomington. Admission into this museum is free of cost for IU students.

Kinsey Institute

This dynamic research center and archival collection, located in the Old Crescent area of IU, is world-renowned for research, historic preservation and education programs exploring sex, relationships and one’s wellbeing. Situated right next to Dunn’s Woods on campus, the institute’s collection includes artifacts, photography, archives and a lot more from six continents that span 2,000 years of human history. This institute is also one that can be visited for free by students at IU.

Lilly Library

The Lilly Library is a book lover’s paradise that can be found right on campus, in the Fine Arts Plaza. With over 450,000 books, 8.5 million manuscripts and a variety of cultural artifacts, this library is a center of cultural enrichment. A permanent item on exhibit that can be found at this library is the Gutenberg Bible, which was printed before 1456. Other notable items include “The Canterbury Tales” and George Washington’s letter accepting the presidency of the United States. This library is

not just free for students to visit but is also one of the best places on campus to spend an evening studying during finals week.

University Collections at McCalla

Located a little further ahead of the Collins Living Learning Center, in the historic McCalla School, University Collections is home to eight gallery spaces. These public galleries showcase a myriad of rotating content curated by professionals, faculty and students from across IU. Admission into the University Collections is free for students as well, making it a great spot to visit every couple months to view the ever-changing range of artwork being displayed.

With most museums and institutes being free for students of IU, museum visits make for the perfect activity for college students who are searching for something to do while taking a break from studying without having to watch the bank balance plummet to the ground. I for one found my home studying at the Lilly Library and continually visiting the Eskenazi Museum on campus every chance I got.

Germanic Studies

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Major or Minor in German

A German degree will provide students with  options for careers in the private or public sector.  Advanced competence in the language, history, and culture of German-speaking Europe will make students highly competitive for employment in the global economy, green technology, teaching, the military or foreign service.

With the five-year BA/MA German Pathway option, easily combined with College programs such as LAMP, PACE, or coursework in the School of Global and International Studies, students will be positioned for jobs in US-based multinationals as well as industries, banks, and research and cultural centers in the United States and abroad The BA/MA degree is also an ideal preparation for advanced degrees in international law or schools of public policy and business.

Dutch, Norwegian, Yiddish

We have one of the oldest and largest Dutch programs in the US. As global models for healthcare, education, and economics, Scandinavian countries inspire policy-makers and global leaders. As a major American heritage language, Yiddish is a cornerstone of Jewish Studies and American Cultural Studies.

Study Abroad

Our overseas programs in Freiburg and Bayreuth are custom-designed living-learning experiences that change students’ lives. We work closely with the Office of Overseas Study, which offers additional programs in Berlin, Vienna and other destinations in German-speaking countries. The IU Europe Gateway Office in Berlin opens new opportunities for international education.

Check out our Business German Certificate and our other minors and certificates: germanic.indiana.edu/

IDS FILE PHOTO BY HARIPRIYA JALLURI A display case for the “Out of Africa: Nadine Gordimer” exhibit is pictured Feb. 8, 2024, at the Lilly Library in Bloomington. The Lilly Library first opened its doors in May 1890.

Student life through the years

You’ll study a lot, but there’s much more to being a Hoosier. Here are some experiences of those who came before you.

1975 Then-freshman Barbara Allen hula-hoops for three hours as part of the first Spirit of Sport All-Nighter fundraiser. Students engaged in marathon athletic activities to raise money for the Special Olympics. IDS FILE PHOTO BY ETHAN LEVY 2021 Then-freshmen Madeline Herman and Emma Gagnon chat at the Herman B Wells statue in February of 2021. Wells was the longtime, beloved president and chancellor of IU for much of the 20th Century. IU ARCHIVES 1942 Members of IU’s Women’s Auxiliary Training Corps (WATC) salute Col. Raymond Shoemaker. The group was created to train women for future roles in the WATC or the Naval Auxiliary Women Appointed for Volunteer Services (WAVES) during World War II. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO BY RICHARD SCHULTZ 1987 Phi Gamma Delta rider Mark Senese raises his arms as he begins a victory lap around Bill Armstrong Stadium after winning the Little 500. The annual bike race takes place each April. It was the basis for the Academy Award-winning movie “Breaking Away.” ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO BY KASEY GILL 2013 Dancers perform the line dance one last time before the end of the IU Dance Marathon on Nov. 17, 2013. They learned the dance throughout the 36 hours of the event which raises money for Riley’s Children’s Hospital. Students raised $2,622,128.21 in 2013. IU ARCHIVES 1949 Raymond L. Reed poses with books in 1949. Reed received a bachelor’s degree in 1948 and a medical degree in 1953. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO BY ROB COHN
1977 An attendee dances at the Bloomington Gay Alliance Halloween Ball. The BGA hosted literary circles and lectures and worked to end discrimination. The LGBTQ+ Culture Center opened on IU’s campus in 1994. 1973 Students lounge and share M&Ms in their dorm laundry room in 1973. 1965 Little 500 Festival Queen Cassandra Lee Kamp poses with a phone in 1965. Before cell phones, landline phones were the only way for students to 2011 Students and community members celebrate Holi, a Hindu festival welcoming the beginning of Spring, on Friday, March 25, 2011 in Dunn Meadow. Known as the Hindu ‘Festival of Colors,’ devotees traditionally cover each other with crushed and dyed rose petals which are meant to equalize people regardless of social status and gender. Memorial Union. Before the internet, students could keep up with news from their hometowns and IDS FILE PHOTO BY MATT BEGALA
2018 Homecoming court members then-sophomore Andres Ayala, then-senior Maggie Hopkins, then-senior Olivia Malone and then-senior Angela Perez look at the crowd during the homecoming parade Oct. 12, 2018 on Woodlawn Avenue. The annual Homecoming festivities take place in October.

Your guide to IU Culture Centers

Culture centers on IU’s Bloomington campus o er community, events and other services to students.

e IU Bloomington campus is home to six culture centers, which provide community and support to students of varied cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds. ese programs include counseling, community events and more, and can be a good place to start if you’re looking for support.

Asian Culture Center

e Asian Culture Center was the rst of its kind in the Midwest when it opened in 1988. It aims to build community and raise awareness of issues a ecting Asian, Asian-American and Paci c Islander people. e center o ers a range of programs and services, including discussion programs on race and culture issues. e programs often feature guest speakers, Lunar New Year and Holi celebrations, culinary and artistic demonstrations, language learning programs, peer support and volunteer opportunities.

e ACC is also part of the Counseling and Psychological Services Let’s Talk program, which provides free mental health and wellness support for students in the center Wednesdays and Fridays, including both individual and group counseling.

e ACC is located at 807 E. 10th St., across the street from the Collins LivingLearning Center on the northwest corner of campus. More information can be found at asianresource.indiana.edu.

First Nations Educational and Cultural Center

e First Nations Educational and Cultural Center was founded in 2007. In collaboration with student groups, the center o ers community, services and support speci c to Native American students. e FNECC hosts guest speakers, artist workshops and free Indigenous lm screenings. e center also acts as a satellite location for IU’s Academic Support Center and o ers scholarships. Facilities include a

lounge, library, study room and craft room.

e FNECC has also organized the IU Traditional Powwow every year since 2012.

e Powwow features nationally recognized singers and dancers as well as vendors selling handcrafted items. e celebration regularly draws hundreds of visitors. e Powwow was canceled in 2024 due to the eclipse, which took place April 8, but it is expected to return in 2025.

e FNECC house is located at 712 E. Eighth St., behind La Casa Latino Cultural Center. More information about the FNECC can be found at rstnations.indiana.edu.

Hillel Jewish Culture Center

IU Hillel was founded in 1938 to provide community and support to Jewish students on campus. In 2022, it integrated with the O ce of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural A airs to become the o cial Jewish Culture Center on campus. Hillel hosts a weekly Shabbat dinner, IU classes, volunteer programs,

holiday programming, travel programs and networking opportunities. Facilities include a dining hall, chapel, sanctuary, wellness center and library.

e Hillel Center is located at 730 E. ird St., across the street from Swain Hall. More information can be found at iuhillel.org.

La Casa Latino Cultural Center

Since 1973, La Casa Latino Cultural Center has o ered programming to the Latine community at IU. La Casa provides computer facilities, tutoring services, interpretation services and Counseling and Psychological Services counseling to students, as well as gathering areas for social and academic purposes. La Casa also provides resources for parents of IU students and hosts a family weekend every fall. Other events include a yearly fall retreat, monthly Colectiva dinners and National Latine Heritage month programming.

La Casa is located at 715 E. Seventh St., across the street from Dunn Meadow. More

IDS FILE PHOTO BY MARK FELIX Students introduce themselves to each other during the rst meeting for those interested in La Casa Latino Cultural Center in 2010 at the center’s location on Seventh Street. The IU Bloomington campus is home to six culture centers, which provide community and support to students of varied cultural, ethnic and racial backgrounds.

information can be found at lacasa.indiana. edu.

LGBTQ+ Culture Center

e LGBTQ+ Culture Center provides a safe space for LGBTQ+ students and connects them with resources at IU and beyond. Programs include counseling, free HIV and STI testing, free safer sex supplies and the LGBTQ+ Peer Mentor Program, which pairs rst-year students with trained returning student mentors. e center also o ers Writing Tutorial Services, an LGBTQ+ library and a free gender a rming closet. e center helps LGBTQ+ students navigate housing, gender transition, nding scholarships and connecting with LGTBQ+ student groups at IU. Events include guest speakers, a Queer Arts Showcase in March and Queer Prom in April.

e LGBTQ+ Culture Center is located at 705 E. Seventh St., across the street from Dunn Meadow. More information can be found at lgbtq.indiana.edu.

Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center

e Neal-Marshall Black Culture Center was created by Herman Hudson, the rst chair of the Department of African American

and African Diaspora Studies at IU, in an era of student activism in the late 1960s. Since its founding, the center has provided services to Black students at IU as well as supported teaching and research missions, and connected students with other organizations around IU and Bloomington. Programming includes monthly themed First Friday gatherings — which provide students with opportunities to connect with other students, faculty, sta and alumni — and a monthly Midday House Party — which allows students and NMBCC sta a more casual setting in which to socialize.

NMBCC also o ers student development opportunities, Black History Month events and a Black Congratulatory Celebration, which honors students who have overcome great obstacles. e NMBCC has rental space available for events.

e NMBCC is home to the African American Arts Institute and its three performing groups: the African American Dance Company, the African American Choral Ensemble and IU Soul Revue.

e NMBCC is located at 275 N. Eagleson Ave., attached to the back of the auditorium building. More information can be found at blackculture.indiana.edu.


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IDS FILE PHOTO BY BRIANA PACE A member of RAAS, a dance group at IU, dances March 27, 2024, in Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington. Asian Culture Center Director Melanie Castillo-Cullather said, “At the Asian Culture Center we enjoy planning and organizing events that really speak to the core of who we are."

have everything you need can help ease the transition

Move-in checklist

Moving into a dorm for the first time can be overwhelming. You may be living on your own for the first time, and it’s easy to forget what you need to bring for your new living space. Avoid last-minute shopping trips by purchasing these items before move-in:


» Twin XL sheets

» Pillows

» Pillowcases

» Mattress pad

» Comforter or duvet/duvet cover

» Extra blankets


» Laundry bag or basket

» Laundry detergent

» Fabric softener

» Dryer sheets

» Lint brush

» Trash bags

» All-purpose cleaner

» Wet wipes

» Tissues

» Dish soap and sponge

» Paper towels


» Notebooks

» Folders

» Pens and pencils

» Pair of scissors

» Ruler

» Pencil holder

» Index cards

» Desk lamp

» Phone and laptop chargers

» Extension cords

» Headphones


» Area rug

» Posters and art

» Photos to hang up

» Command

» Mounting putty

» Adhesive hooks

» Decorative pillows

Organization and storage

» Clear storage bins

» Storage trays that fit under your bed

» Clothes hangers

» Small refrigerator

» Microwave

» Shower caddy

» Food-storage containers

» Desk organizer


» Mini fan

» Umbrella

» Shower shoes

» Winter coat

» Rain/snow boots

» First-aid kit

» Nail clippers

» Hair dryer, straightener and/or curling iron

» Mini toolkit

A dorm room is pictured on March 6, 2022. Moving into a new dorm can be overwhelming, but making sure you

Important dates to remember this fall semester

Keep these dates in mind when planning out your semester.


Aug. 20-23: Welcome Week.

Aug. 21: New Student Induction Ceremony.

Aug. 22: CultureFest.

Aug. 23: Traditions and Spirit of IU celebration.

Aug. 26: first day of classes.


Sept. 1: last day to drop a course without a Grade of W for both 13-week and first set of 8-week classes.

Sept. 2: Labor Day, no classes.

Sept. 9: deadline to request pass/fail options for first set of 8-week courses; students must contact their school’s dean to request approval for this option.

Sept. 16: deadline to request pass/ fail options for 13-week classes; students must contact their school’s dean to request approval for this option.

Sept. 27-29: IU Family Weekend.

Sept. 29: last day to drop an 8-week course and receive an automatic grade of W.


Oct. 11-13: Fall Break, no classes.

Oct. 14-18: final exams for 8-week classes.

Oct. 18-19: IU Homecoming weekend.

Oct. 24: first day of registration for spring 2025 classes. Students are assigned a “registration appointment,” which designates when they can start enrolling in courses for the next semester. These appointments range from Oct. 24 to Nov. 22. Students can check their registration appointment on the Student Center website.

Oct. 27: last day to drop a 13-week course with automatic W and last day to drop without a Grade of W for second set of 8-week courses.


Nov. 4: deadline to request pass/fail options for second set of 8-week courses; students must contact their school’s dean to request approval for this option.

Nov. 24: last day to drop an 8-week course and receive an automatic grade of W.

Nov. 24-Dec. 1: Thanksgiving Break, no classes.


Dec. 14: deadline to withdraw from all courses and last day of classes for second set of 8-week courses and 13-week classes.

Dec. 16-20: final exams.

Dec. 26: transcripts made available with official grades.

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IDS FILE PHOTO BY IZZY MYSZAK Students walk by Showalter Fountain on Aug. 19, 2021 during CultureFest, a Welcome Week event. This year's CultureFest will take place Aug. 22, 2024.

Words of Wisdom from the IDS staff

The IDS staff discusses joining clubs, pushing yourself and challenging your expectations of college.

Believe in yourself. Looking back at my freshman year as I am going into my senior year, I wouldn’t have thought I would be where I am today regarding academics, accomplishments and friendships. In your four years of college, you may change your major, add on a minor, fail and lose friendships. However, through all of those misdirections, life is directing you onto the path that you are meant to be on. With that said, it can be difficult at times: you may lose some self-confidence, compare yourself to others and get scared — which is completely normal. Though know that it will be okay. Even in the toughest of times, you have to believe that you can do it, because you can.

If you can find time in between classes and other involvements, I highly recommend getting a job. I had two jobs during my freshman year—IDS staff writer and IU tour guide—and both were a great way to meet people, develop skills and earn some money. Better yet, both jobs were on campus, so I could walk everywhere. Your schedule may become chaotic, but your bank account will thank you. As I enter my sophomore year, I am eyeing a third job!

When you’re a freshman and you don’t know anyone yet, guess what? Neither does anyone else. Don’t be afraid to strike up a conversation and ask someone to hang out. Join as many extracurricular activities as possible and you can make friends that you share a common interest with and find a community where you get to do what you love. Come to college with an open mind. Your plan for your major or dream career will change and slowly come into focus over the next four years, so don’t be afraid to try something new or out of your comfort zone. At IU you can study pretty much anything you can think of, and there is probably a club or student organization where you can make friends and build skills outside of class, so go for it! Be bold and you will have so many amazing experiences and memories to look back on by the end.


Jack Forrest, managing editor of content:

Try as many new things as you can. Have you ever considered learning a new language? Sign up for a class! Do you want to try pickleball? Pick up a paddle! Take that course. Join that club. Go to that event. College, and especially your freshman year, gives you an unmatched level of freedom and opportunity to broaden your horizons. You can learn so much about yourself and meet new friends by trying new things. Although you may not always end up loving what you try, the good news is you can always check out something else.

Daniel Flick, sports editor:

Take advantage of the opportunities IU presents — as early as possible. Time goes by fast, and during your decision process, I’d like to think you were intrigued by Indiana’s ability to further your career. Capitalize on it. You can make your college experience whatever you’d like it to be, but by the time you’re a junior or senior, I truly hope you can look back on your first few years with satisfaction that you put yourself in a better position to land that job you’ve always wanted. The scariest place to be is the same place you’re in right now, a year from now. Bettering your career starts now, and IU is an awesome place to do it. So, I’d say: do it!

Don’t be afraid to get involved with extracurriculars and clubs early in the semester. While it might seem like a scary thing to do when you’re adjusting to classes, I found joining different organizations allowed me to find a great support system and get out of my dorm. Also, it’s a great way to meet new people on campus.

Jonathan Frey, news reporter:

Don’t expect everything to come at once. It’s been said many times that college is the greatest time of your life. Sometimes, that can feel like an expectation, not a hope. I know that when I was a freshman, I didn’t find a group of friends or a favorite activity right away. It took time, and it felt crushing to me when I wasn’t having the great time I was “supposed” to be having. Fast forward a year, and I still don’t have everything figured out, but college is the greatest time of my life so far. I’ve found close friends, valuable work experiences and clubs that make me feel like I’m a part of something. Don’t think that you’re failing at college if you’re not having fun right away. Don’t think that there’s only one way to succeed as a college student. You will find your way at IU and in the world.


COLUMN: IU’s influential figures

Here are some of the most famous names to know at IU.

Academic excellence is something IU has stood for since its founding in 1820. With over 200 majors and an extensive alumni network, the opportunities for learning are extensive and continue long after graduation. IU offers over 80 language programs, the most in the country, and is home to arguably one of the most famous campuses in the U.S.

With such an impressive background, and standing as one of the greatest public academic institutions in the country, IU clearly has the capacity to teach each new generation to the highest possible standards. However, what contributed to such a legendary status? There have been many figures in IU’s history that you should be aware of, as some of these people created

the institution as we know it today and some were a product of it.

Herman B Wells

When discussing anything related to the history of IU, the name Herman B Wells must be mentioned. The 11th president and the first chancellor of the school, Wells transformed a small-town school into one of the most well-known institutions in the country. He began his legendary career by teaching economics at IU and immediately started climbing the ladder of hierarchy due to his dedication and commitment to teaching. He was soon offered the position of acting president and, in 1937, agreed to take it on the condition he would not be considered for the official position, as he felt unprepared for such an enormous task. He did end up taking the position,

IDS FILE PHOTO BY RYAN DORGAN Elinor Ostrom listens to a question at a press conference Oct. 12, 2009, in Bloomington. That same day, she won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her work that demonstrated how “ordinary people are capable of creating rules and institutions that allow for the sustainable and equitable management of shared resources.”

however, and soon IU began its transformation. e student body nearly tripled in 30 years of his administration, and Wells led a campaign to help end segregation at the school. He spearheaded a mission to end segregated seating at dining locations across Bloomington, namely the Gables, which had previously only been open to white students. Even after his presidency ended, Wells remained university chancellor for 37 years.

Bob Knight

Bob Knight is another legendary icon of the university. One of the most successful coaches in college basketball history, Knight was a erce leader recognized by his unique coaching style and passion for practice. One of his famous quotes went, “ e key is not the 'will to win' ... everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.”

Although the former coach is beloved by many current and former IU students, he was also subject to criticism and reprimand during his time at IU. In 2000, IU red Knight after CNN Sports Illustrated released a story where former Indiana player Neil Reed alleged Knight choked him during practice in 1997, in addition to other abusive patterns of

behavior during his tenure at IU.

Knight is still remembered as a legendary IU coach, boasting a record of over 900 career wins in Division 1 basketball and is the sixth all-time leader in career wins in college basketball. He also received two gold medals for coaching Team USA in the 1979 PanAmerican Games and 1984 Olympics. He was inducted into the IU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Elinor Ostrom

One of the lesser-known names but one of the most signi cant is Elinor Ostrom, a Nobel Prize winner and political scientist. She graduated from UCLA and moved to Bloomington to teach at IU, and in 2009 she won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her work that demonstrated how “ordinary people are capable of creating rules and institutions that allow for the sustainable and equitable management of shared resources.” She was the rst woman to win the prize.

ese gures show just how in uential IU has been in the development of outstanding faculty, researchers and coaches, amongst many other leaders throughout its long history.

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IU ARCHIVES Former Indiana men’s basketball coach Bob Knight coaches his team. Knight coached Indiana basketball from 1971 until he was red in 2000.

Looking for a gym at IU?

Here are some of the best options

College can be a strenuous time, and nding outlets to get away from the books is important. One of the best ways to do so is working out, a luxury IU presents to its students through a pair of gyms.

e Student Recreational Sports Center and Bill Garrett Fieldhouse each boast various methods for getting in a quality sweat, both in terms of equipment and sporting options.

e SRSC, located on East Law Lane and a manageable walk from each dorm, has over 500 pieces of strength and cardio equipment, headlined by treadmills, ellipticals, weight machines, stationary bikes and an indoor running track.

ere are also ve basketball and volleyball courts, the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center Olympic-sized pool, indoor pickleball courts and outdoor courts used for both tennis and pickleball.

e Bill Garrett Fieldhouse, built centrally on campus at 1025 E. Seventh St., has 10 basketball courts and is a popular spot for pickup games. As for gyms, Bill Garrett o ers two strength and cardio areas, the indoor Royer Pool, an indoor running track around the perimeter of the basketball courts and an open-use dance studio, among others.

Access to both the SRSC and Bill Garrett Fieldhouse is free for IU students upon scanning your CrimsonCard. Sports equip-

ment like balls and rackets can also be rented for free with the card.

Roughly 20 additional gym options exist o campus, including several prominent chains.

CrossFit has two bases in Bloomington: Hoosier CrossFit and CrossFit Bloomington. e former builds prices around individualized plans and motives for each customer while the latter charges $159/month for three sessions per week and $189/ month for unlimited sessions.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY ETHAN LEVY Cardio equipment lines courts that were once used for playing basketball Oct. 4, 2020, at the Student Recreational Sports Center. The SRSC is located on East Law Lane.

For those who live on campus but want a gym within walking distance, Orangetheory Fitness on Kirkwood Avenue is a strong option. Orangetheory, less than a halfmile from the Sample Gates, o ers rowing, strength and cardio sessions and has three pricing options: basic ($69/month), elite ($109/month) and premier ($119 rst month, $169/month after). Orangetheory has another branch on the opposite side of campus, this one on East ird Street.

As for larger franchises, Bloomington is also home to a Planet Fitness on West ird Street and an Anytime Fitness on East ird Street. Both gyms are open 24 hours a day. Prices at Planet Fitness start as low as $15/month on the classic, unlimited access plan, while Anytime Fitness has a $99 down payment and charges $26.99 biweekly thereafter for the 12-month plan.

Gyms aside, IU is a quality campus to run, with scenic views and a heavy dose of sidewalks. Be it students or locals, you’ll likely encounter a runner at some point each day while walking to class.

Whether you like lifting weights, running, playing sports or anything in between, IU o ers a variety of options both on and o campus to satisfy your exercise needs throughout the school year.

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Discounts you can receive as an IU student

Being a student at IU comes with more than just the benefits of a great education and community. Many familiar brands and some local Bloomington businesses offer discounts to IU students. Below, you can find a list of some of the most notable of these discounts.

Indiana exclusives

There are a few Indiana-only businesses that offer special discounts to IU students.

Get Out Bloomington

101 W. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 113


Get Out is an escape room located downtown on the corner of Kirkwood Avenue and Walnut Street. IU students booking an escape room on Thursdays can use the code “HoozierLife” to get 25% off each student’s admission. Admission typically costs $28 per person. Participants must present valid CrimsonCards for the deal to apply.

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IU faculty, students and staff can earn a 15% discount on orders at Chicken Sal-

ad Chick, a restaurant chain specializing in chicken salad near East Third Street.

Indianapolis Zoo

1200 W. Washington St. Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Zoo offers students discounts of up to $17 on single admission tickets. Adult tickets are discounted from $34.75 to $18.75, and child tickets (for ages 2-12) are discounted from $31.75 to $14.75. To access the discount, visit IU’s discount page and select the Indianapolis Zoo option.

Brand discounts

Many well-known brands offer some

version of a discount for IU students. Discounts are often dependent on a valid college ID or ID number.


IU Students have free access to all Adobe products and the Adobe Creative Cloud through their IU login. Common Adobe products range from professional-grade multimedia products like Photoshop, Premiere and Audition to practical tools like Acrobat.


Amazon offers a six-month free trial of Amazon Prime to students. Once the free trial is over, students are eligible for a

COURTESY PHOTO Spotify is one of many entertainment apps that offer cheap discounts to college students. Companies promote these deals in hopes that after one graduates, they will end up buying the regular subscription.

50% discount on Amazon Prime, as well as discounted rates on other Amazon services.

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Some AMC locations, including Bloomington’s AMC 12 at 2929 W. ird St., o er discounted ticket rates for students.

Apple Music

Apple Music o ers students a discounted monthly subscription fee of $5.99 per month for 48 months.

Champion Champion o ers a 10% discount on all online purchases.


Converse o ers a 10% discount to students on all purchases.

New Balance

New Balance o ers a 15% student discount and free shipping on online purchases.

Nike Nike o ers a 10% discount to students

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Peacock o ers students a subscription to Peacock Premium for a discounted rate of $2 per month for 12 months.

Spotify and Hulu

Spotify and Hulu o er eligible college students a $5.99 per month bundle including Spotify Premium and Hulu with ads. Both services alone would normally cost nearly $20 per month. e deal is renewed yearly for as long as you qualify as a student.

Vineyard Vines

Vineyard Vines o ers 15% o for all college and graduate students.


YouTube o ers veri ed students a discounted monthly subscription fee of $7.99 per month.

ese are only some of the many student discounts o ered to IU students. Websites such as Student Beans and SheerID provide longer lists of brands and businesses o ering student discounts.

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IU students’ favorite places to eat off-campus

When you get tired of dining hall food, check out these student favorites.

Bloomington is home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes, with Forbes even calling the area an “unlikely epicenter of eclectic global cuisine.” When you get tired of dining hall food this year, explore some of IU students’ favorite places to eat off campus.

Senior Bianca Benedek loves going to Yatagarasu, a ramen place located at 430 E. Kirkwood Ave., as well as Italian restaurants Da Vinci (250 S. Washington St.) and Osteria Rago (419 E. Kirkwood Ave.).

“I’m such a pasta person,” she said. Benedek also enjoys going to Le Petit Cafe, a French restaurant located at 308 W. Sixth St., which is usually open during the spring and fall.

“This little French lady runs it,” she said. “It has the best crepes.”

She also often eats at Do Asian Fusion Cuisine and Lounge, an Asian fusion restaurant located at 404 E. Fourth St. She usually gets Korean barbecue chicken bites.

“They also have this weird dessert,” Benedek said. “It’s like fried bread with sweet sauce over it; it’s so good.”

Emma Pawlitz, a junior, said she enjoys

ZUZANNA KUKAWSKA | IDS Goodfellas Pizzeria is photographed May 14, 2024, in Bloomington. Bloomington is home to hundreds of restaurants and cafes, with Forbes even calling the area an “unlikely epicenter of eclectic global cuisine.”

eating Mexican food from Viva Mas (2550 E. ird St.) and La Una Cantina (254 N. Walnut St.). She also likes Da Vinci.

“Da Vinci is good when it’s not crowded and you don’t have to wait a long time,” Pawlitz said. “But it’s still worth it.”

She also likes going to Sakura 15, a Hibachi place located at 895 S. College Mall Road.

“I get steak and fried rice and sushi,” she said. “It’s delicious.”

Junior Marnie Sara said she likes going to the Little Italy Market, located at 412 E. ird St.

“ ey have sandwiches on homemade bread, like chicken and turkey sandwiches,” she said.

Sara also likes eating at Happy ai Restaurant (519 S. Walnut St.), La Una Cantina and Gables Bagels (421 E. ird St.).

Sophomore Robert Cardellino said even though he doesn’t eat out too much, Juannita's, a Mexican restaurant located at 620 W. Kirkwood Ave., is his number one favorite place to eat.

He also likes going to di erent places on Kirkwood Avenue, such as Chipotle and Five Guys.

Donovan Eidenback, a junior, said he likes going to Mother Bear’s Pizza, which has two locations in Bloomington at 1428 E. ird St. and 2980 W. Whitehall Crossing Blvd., and Culver’s at 1918 W. ird St. He also loves Z & C Teriyaki and Sushi, located at 430 E. Kirkwood Ave.

“Z & C is my guilty pleasure,” Eidenback said. “I spend way more money there than I probably should.”

He always gets the combo.

“It’s like two or three meals instead of one,” Eidenback said.

Freshman Lizie Maher likes eating sushi at Restaurant Ami, which is at 1500 E. ird St.

“I like to have a break from the dorm food,” she said.

Jagjit Athieo, also a freshman, said Turkuaz Cafe, located at 301 E. ird St., is his favorite place to eat.

“I get a Turkish cake covered in yogurt,” he said. “It’s solid.”

Athieo also likes going to Chipotle because of how convenient it is.

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Hoosier sports through the years

There will be many teams and athletes to follow and cheer on during your time at IU and after. Here are a few notable sports moments in IU’s history.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY ALEX PAUL 2023 Hoosier senior forward Mackenzie Holmes kisses the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Championship trophy Feb. 19, 2023 at IU’s Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. IU beat Purdue 83-60 to win the title. Holmes is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,530 points. IDS FILE PHOTO 2019 Swimmer Lilly King waves to the crowd in the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center. Among her accomplishments are two gold medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics and sweeping the breaststroke events at the 2017 and 2019 World Championships. 1987 Todd Meier, Daryl Thomas and Steve Alford celebrate after the IU men’s basketball team won the 1987 NCAA Championship in Syracuse, New York. No. 1 IU beat No. 2 Syracuse 74-73. Over the years, the team has won the title five times: 1940, 1953, 1976, 1981 and 1987. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO BY CHRIS USHER ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO 1945 During his time at IU, George Taliaferro was the leading rusher and an All-American. He led the team to their only undefeated Big Ten Conference Championship during his rookie year in 1945. Taliaferro was the first Black player drafted into the NFL. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO 1990 Sherri Stout was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 1990. The volleyball team began play at IU in 1975 with the Big Ten. Games are played at IU’s Wilkinson Hall.
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Meet Bloomington-based band Six Foot Blonde

Easily one of the most notable musical projects to emerge from Bloomington in the last few years, Six Foot Blonde has managed to attract a steady following thanks to their addictive melodies. e band was formed in Bloomington, and their sound comes from a blend of indie soul and retro pop music.

In April 2023, the band released their rst EP, “Tino’s Place,” a six-track record containing new songs and previously released singles. I wasn’t sure what to expect from such a short record, but it exceeded my expectations.

“Tino’s Place” explores multiple di erent themes, and no two songs sound the same. After listening to the entire record in one sitting, the rst and probably most important observation I made was that it was acoustically very well produced. Each track’s sound is rhythmically in tune with what the song’s energy is, and I was impressed, to say the least.

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COURTESY PHOTO The band Six Foot Blonde is pictured March 2023. The Bloomington-based band released “Tino’s Place” on April 28, 2023.

The first track, “Callin’ to Karma,” is a single released in 2022 and the first the band ever put out. Starting out the EP with this commercially successful single was a no-brainer — the track explodes with infectious energy, and its light-hearted exuberance creates a very upbeat atmosphere. This track also showcases the dynamic vocal performances the band has to offer, and I feel that it served its purpose as an introduction to the record perfectly.

The second track, “Red Wine, White Wine,” is nothing short of phenomenal. This is my personal favorite from the record — nothing else comes close to it. This track is much slower than “Callin’ to Karma,” but its four-beat pianistic foundation is sure to keep listeners hooked. Oddly, it sounds like

something I would expect from a band like Mother Mother, which is probably why I’m so impressed with this track.

“Nora”, the third track, is slow for the first four minutes. Coming in at almost six minutes in length, “Nora” is the longest song on the record. Compared to everything else on the EP, this track is more melancholic, or so I thought. The last two minutes are a frenzy of energetic bursts, almost as if the first half of the song were an extravagant buildup to it, albeit a slow buildup. The only criticism I had here is the track did seem repetitive at some points, but the lyricism and acoustics easily made up for that.

“Tino’s Place,” the namesake track, is a purely instrumental tune — one minute and 25 seconds of saxophone. This short

track length is a notable contrast to observe. Calling it soothing is an apt description. I would personally mark this as the halfway point on the album, as the band’s sound shifts slightly in the two tracks that follow this.

Penultimately, we have “Lady,” another previously released single from 2023 and the fifth track on the EP. This track picks up the saxophone-centered groove that “Tino’s Place” highlighted, and slows down around the halfway mark, in contrast to “Nora.” This slower point has a catchy riff that I must applaud, and it leads into what I believe to be the best-sounding chorus on this record.

Finally, “15 Months” is the sixth track overall and arguably the most versatile one.

“15 Months” starts off with a comforting acoustic guitar chord progression, reminiscent of “Nora.” This final track is a strong conclusion to this EP, and the lyrics paint a melancholic and solemn picture. From lines about “Blueberry fields” and “lemon trees,” to “The drawings on your walls... through the thin walls of this home,” listening to “15 Months” was truly a serene experience.

Overall, this EP was a great investment of my time. Having only formally produced music for two years now, Six Foot Blonde shows how impressive it is for a diverse range of sounds to be stretched across just six songs. The band’s performance on a full-length album could undoubtedly push them to even greater heights.

OLIVIA BIANCO | IDS Members of Six Foot Blonde perform during Burning Couch Festival on April 14, 2024, at Switchyard Park in Bloomington. In April 2023, the band released their first EP, “Tino’s Place,” a six-track record containing new songs and previously released singles.

Need support? IU offers mental health resources

Everyone can benefit from extra help.

Editor’s Note: This story includes mention of sexual violence.

It’s no secret that adjusting to college is overwhelming. Life on campus offers new opportunities to learn, seek independence and grow up — but it also means moving away from your support system, adjusting to challenging coursework and figuring out your place somewhere new. For plenty of reasons, college is hard on mental health. Here are some mental health resources offered by IU to support students navigating college life.

IU Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers free mental health

services to students who have paid the student health fee, which is included in most undergraduates’ registration costs each semester. Before students seek treatment with CAPS, they will first have a short consultation appointment with a CAPS counselor to create their personalized care plan and determine next steps. To schedule this consultation, call 812-855-5711.

Individual counseling

CAPS offers individual counseling sessions to students who need help navigating an issue. While there is no specific number of sessions students can have, CAPS notes its counseling is focused on offering short-term solutions. For students who need long-term mental health care, CAPS will help connect students to other resources.

ZUZANNA KUKAWSKA | IDS Counseling and Psychological Services is photographed May 14, 2024, in Bloomington. IU Counseling and Psychological Services offers free mental health services to students who have paid the student health fee, which is included in most undergraduates’ registration costs each semester.

Students looking to manage their mental health with medication from a CAPS psychiatrist must have a referral from a CAPS counselor.

Group counseling

For students looking for community support, CAPS o ers several di erent group counseling options, including some speci cally for graduate students. ere are short-term support groups to talk about speci c coping skills or long-term support groups to help students navigate larger struggles like grief, illness and relationships. To attend a group session, students must rst attend the free initial consultation appointment with a CAPS counselor.

Drop-in workshops

CAPS also o ers class-style workshops led by mental health professionals. ese workshops teach students a variety of ways to manage both mental health struggles and the di culties of daily life. Examples of previous workshops include a session on how to practice mindfulness and meditation, a class on understanding how media impacts body image and a session about facing procrastination and avoidance. Several workshops have been recorded for students

to watch online anytime. Check them out on the CAPS website.

Sexual Assault Crisis Service (SACS)

SACS is a part of CAPS sta ed by counselors who are specially trained to help people who have experienced sexual violence. SACS is for anyone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse, dating or domestic violence, sexual harassment, exploitation or stalking. It o ers crisis consultation, individual and group counseling and referrals to medical care. SACS can also help students report abuse to the university or to law enforcement.

Let’s Talk: Multicultural drop-in support space

Let’s Talk is a program for students to chat casually with a counselor about what’s on their mind. is is a less formal option than o cial counseling. Students can drop in to CAPS, as well as its partner locations around campus, to talk about whatever they like — with no pressure to come back. Partner locations include all IU Culture Centers.

Everyone can bene t from mental health resources. Visit CAPS’ o ce at the IU Student Health Center or check out its website to learn more.








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5 local Bloomington businesses to shop at

Bloomington is home to tons of local businesses and shops. Whether you’re looking for a gift for someone else or something new for yourself, check out these local stores.

Bloomington Antique Mall

If you like shopping second-hand or for vintage items, the Bloomington Antique Mall should be your first stop. The mall has three-stories worth of unique items, from clothing to furniture to decor. Because everything is sold second-hand, your purchases are often cheaper than

if you were to buy an item at a standard retail shop, and you reduce your carbon footprint. The Bloomington Antique Mall also hosts sales events throughout the year, where items are sold at discounted prices. You can find the Bloomington Antique Mall at 311 W. Seventh St.

Goods for Cooks

If you or the person you are shopping for loves to cook, you’ll be sure to find a great gift at Goods for Cooks. This store is at 115 N. College Ave., and sells cookware, textiles, knife sets and more. Customers can also purchase gourmet sauces, oils, condiments, coffee, cheese and desserts from Goods for Cooks. The store also offers

delivery to locals and curbside pickup.

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts

The Venue Fine Art & Gifts is a store that sells art pieces from local, regional and national artists. Within the store, located at 114 S. Grant St., customers can find limited edition prints, jewelry, pottery, glass and metal sculptures. The location also has five individual showrooms to display these pieces of art.

The Indiana Shop

Located a short walk away from Sample Gates at 421 E. Kirkwood Ave., The Indiana Shop is a great place for students to purchase apparel, decorations and

memorabilia during the year. This store is a popular choice for purchasing IU merchandise, regularly offering more than 100 items at once. You can also buy clothing and accessories from the store online and get your purchase shipped to your dorm. Oak.

One way some students choose to make their dorm rooms feel homier is by purchasing plants. Oak., is a plant boutique located close to campus at 116 W. Sixth St., that offers customers everything they need to start growing plants. In the store, you can find soil, plant food, pots and other accessories. Oak. also sells plant and flower themed stickers and decor.

JOANNA NJERI | IDS Sun shines through the windows illuminating the entrance Nov. 6, 2023, at the Antique Mall. Bloomington Antique Mall is open 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Sunday at 311 W Seventh Street.

Must-have apps for your freshman year

IU Mobile

Perhaps the most important app for students to have is IU Mobile, the university’s one-stop-shop for almost all of its digital services. rough IU Mobile, students can access their class schedules, crimson cash, Canvas dashboard and so much more. You can also use the IU Mobile app to nd nearby on-campus parking, dining halls and computer labs. Lost your CrimsonCard?

IU Mobile even allows students to access a digital version of their card straight from the app. You can also track IU campus buses on IU mobile.

Canvas app

While this might seem like an obvious must-have, the Canvas app is one of the most useful apps for IU students. On Canvas, students can access assignments, quizzes and les for each of their classes. Most importantly, you can also access your grades

through Canvas. Canvas has a to-do list to track all your assignments and an in-app messaging system to contact your professors and classmates.

Outlook app

IU’s o cial email system is through Outlook. While many students might only check their IU emails on their laptops, it’s important to have quick, easy access to messages. e Outlook app is easy to use and even sorts your emails into the most important messages. e Outlook app also has its own in-app calendar and connects to other Microsoft application.

Double Map

If you are planning on traveling anywhere o campus this upcoming semester, you may opt to use the Bloomington Transit buses. e Bloomington Transit bus system runs numerous bus routes throughout the day, usually with multiple buses running at once. To live track these buses, you’ll want to download the free Double Map app.

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Movies showcasing Indiana University sports

There are only a handful of universities in the elite Division 1 that can boast about such accomplishments as having won 25 NCAA team national championships, maintaining a nationally-known basketball program, having a men’s soccer team with eight championships, 24 varsity teams and the most famous in-state rivalry in the history of Indiana sports. Even if you visit Bloomington once, you will quickly discover its rich history of sports and just how prestigious the Hoosiers are.

Some of IU’s most famous moments in sports history have been documented through various films, some of which are staple movies in the world of sports

media. If you’re a newcomer at IU and want to learn more about the pride of cream and crimson, here are some films to check out.

There’s no better place to start than with one of the most famous films in IU history: “Breaking Away.”

This 1979 film, directed by Peter Yates, documents the significance the Little 500 cycling race has in Bloomington. It is attended by over 25,000 people annually. The movie was filmed in Bloomington and on IU’s campus. As you watch, you’ll notice some key landmarks, such as the Indiana Memorial Union. Boasting a title as impressive as “The World’s Greatest College Weekend,” the Little 500 is an event you will not only want to watch, but attend, as well. “Breaking Away” is available to rent on Amazon Prime.

Another film about the Little 500 is the documentary “One Day in

April.” This brutally honest movie features riders as they prepare for the race and the planning that goes into such an amazing event for a great cause. Originally created in 1951 by former IU Foundation President Howdy Wilcox, the Little 500’s purpose was to bring the community together and to raise money for working students’ scholarships. The film stresses the importance of what the race means, not only for IU but for nonprofits as a whole. “One Day in April” is available to stream on Kanopy through the university.

The last staple movie that captures the essence and rawness of IU’s history of winning is the sports drama film “A Season on the Brink.” It documents the legacy of former IU men’s basketball coach Bob Knight and how he became one of the most significant coaches

in college basketball history. Nicknamed “the General,” Bob Knight was a force to be reckoned with and often had bursts of anger displayed at games that made national news coverage. This film shows how much effort he put into developing the greatest basketball program in the country and shows how much he wanted to win.

“A Season on the Brink” can be purchased on DVD on Amazon. These signature films document some of the greatest moments in IU’s history as a leading university regarding sports and efforts to bring the community together as one. These movies show the heart of IU and how the unwavering fanbase strives to be a part of something much bigger than themselves.

Next time you’re in the mood for a history lesson about IU, these films are the best place to start.

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO Former IU President John Ryan poses with student Ted Chase (left) and actor Hart Bochner (right) to watch the lming of “Breaking Away,” in 1978. Ryan, who approved the lming of the movie died Aug. 6, 2011, at age 81. COURTESY PHOTO The movie poster for “One Day in April,” a documentary about the Little 500 cycling race is pictured. The lm was made by Thomas Miller, an IU alumnus. COURTESY PHOTO “A Season on the Brink” was a 2002 ESPN made-fortelevision movie about Bob Knight and the 1985-86 IU men’s basketball team. It was based on the bestselling book of the same title by John Feinstein. Brian Dennehy portrayed Bob Knight.

Your guide to buying textbooks at IU

IU students have plenty of options when buying their textbooks.

The first time you are tasked with finding a textbook or novel for class, the options may seem overwhelming. Depending on when you need the book — which is often listed in a class’s syllabus — you may impulsively buy it on Amazon without looking at alternative sellers. From the IU Bookstore to local libraries and booksellers, here are some places to look for your next textbook.

IU Bookstore

One place to start your search is the IU Bookstore. On the IU Bookstore website, you can search for and view required course ma-

terials by entering your 10-digit university ID. If your instructor has added your required texts into the library system, you can pick from used and new versions of the book. The IU Bookstore sometimes allows students to rent titles — meaning students pay a lower price and return the book at the end of the semester.

The IU Bookstore also offers price matching against Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other sites. If the IU Bookstore stocks a textbook and the retailer advertises a lower price, the bookstore will adjust the price. However, all match prices must be transacted in-person at the campus store. You can find more information about IU’s requirements for price matching on the IU Bookstore website.

For more information visit the IU Bookstore website or the IU Bloomington location in the Indiana Memorial Union.

IU and Monroe County Public libraries

Local libraries are another great (and free) option for finding your textbooks.

The IU Library system includes more than 11.5 million items — including 60,000 academic journals and 1.9 million eBooks — meaning there’s a high chance students will be able to find their required texts within the university libraries. You can start by searching your title in the IU Libraries database, which will show you the library building, stack, floor and call number the book is located in. The database will also show you if IU

offers a digital version of the book.

Additionally, the Monroe County Public Library System — which has three branches located in Bloomington and nearby Ellettsville — offers students thousands of books. To access all of the library’s titles, students living in Bloomington can apply for a free library card online or at one of the MCPL branches. You must be able to provide a document to verify you currently live in Monroe County, such as a bursar statement.

To find your required text, you can search the title and author in the MCPL catalog. The catalog will then show you if the book is available, which branch it is available at or if the library offers a digital electronic version.

The downside of getting your textbooks

GAVIN MARIANO | IDS IU students study past midnight on April 15, 2024, at Wells Library in Bloomington. The IU Library system includes more than 11.5 million items — including 60,000 academic journals and 1.9 million eBooks — meaning there’s a high chance students will be able to find their required texts within the university libraries.

from IU Library or MCPL is there is a time limit on how long you can borrow the book. At IU, student loans are limited to 45 days. At MCPL, book loans are limited to 21 days.

Local independent booksellers

Some students also buy textbooks from Bloomington’s locally owned, independent booksellers. While purchasing from independent sellers might end up being more expensive than purchasing an item on Amazon, your purchase supports the local economy.

One popular bookseller in Bloomington is Morgenstern Books, located at 849 S. Auto Mall Road. Morgenstern Books has a title selection like what you might see at a Barnes & Noble, but with more books by local authors. You can search the store’s website or call the store at 812-676-7323 to see if they have the book you need.

Another independent bookseller is the Book Corner, located at 100 N. Walnut Street, a short walk away from Sample Gates. ere is not an online search option for the store’s availability, so you would need to visit in-person to nd a title. However, if the Book Corner does not have the book you need, you can ll out an online request form and the store will special order books for you.

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Arts & entertainment through the years

IU is home to a vibrant arts community filled with performances and exhibits for students to experience.

IDS FILE PHOTO 2014 Students conduct a dress rehearsal of “The Tale of Lady Thi Kinh.” The opera had its world premiere at IU. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO BY IZZY MYSZAK 2021 Then-junior Jaya Dhand and then-senior Jack Grohmann dance as the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier in “The Nutcracker” Nov. 29, 2021, in the Musical Arts Center. Performance of the ballet is a holiday tradition at IU. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO BY DON TOON 1976 Duke Wesley Sapp plays records for listeners at the WIUS station. Today, the student-run radio station on campus is WIUX, which is located in the Media School in Franklin Hall. IU ARCHIVES 1941 Renowned artist Thomas Hart Benton teaches an art class. Benton’s murals are showcased at IU, including in the IU Auditorium, next to the Fine Arts Building. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO 1976 Club Lautrec was set up as a metropolitan-style discotheque in the Indiana Memorial Union’s Frangipani Room as an entertainment venue for students under 21. Neon thunderbolts, strobe lights and a fog machine were among the props used to convey this atmosphere, with only white, black and silver in the color scheme for decorations.
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IDS FILE PHOTO BY IZZY MYSZAK 2019 Students visit an exhibition in the Eskenazi Museum of Art. The museum’s exhibitions showcase art from its permanent collection and from traveling shows from venues throughout the world. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO 1945 Students work on a sculpture project in a ne arts class in 1945. There are venues around campus where students can exhibit their work. IDS FILE PHOTO BY ETHAN BENNETT 2013 Members of IU’s African American Choral Ensemble perform at Bloomington’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. The ensemble was formed in 1975. ARBUTUS FILE PHOTO 2019 Dancers perform during the Chinese New Year celebration at the IU Auditorium. The event was sponsored by the IU Chinese Students and Scholars Association. IU ARCHIVES 1974 Dennis James poses in front of the IU Auditorium. For years, James has hosted an annual Halloween show where he accompanies a silent movie.

Your guide to IU’s dining halls

Eating at the dining hall is a large part of the first-year experience.


Whether you love or hate to cook, are a picky eater or always willing to try something new, it might determine whether dining halls are the worst or best experience of your freshman year. No matter your approach, navigating the dining hall is critical and knowing the options you have to choose from is the first step.

The following six dining halls all accept meal scans, which are unlimited on weekdays and, depending on your meal plan, weekends.

The big three

Out of all the dining options you will have to choose from, the two largest will be McNutt and Forest, both all-you-care-to-eat dine-in locations on opposite ends of campus, but with very similar options.

Both McNutt and Forest dining halls are made up of 10 different micro-restaurants.

The Clubhouse is a build-your-own sandwich bar, like a Subway, where you can choose between several different types of bread, protein, topping and condiment options. Heartland serves hearty dinner options, or what they call “midwestern comfort foods” — items like mashed potatoes and barbeque.

Medley is a salad bar with soup options that vary each day. Scratch Cafe serves breakfast options every day from waffles and cereal to eggs and hashbrowns. Slice offers pizza with several variations of toppings by the slice, fired in a brick oven. Spice Road offers Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern dishes, including Japanese and Indian cuisines. Stone Grill serves authentic American dishes, including cheeseburgers, chicken sandwiches and French fries. Lastly, for a final course, there’s Just Desserts, which serves treats from cherry pie to soft-serve ice cream.

Exclusive to McNutt is the Pasta Bar, which is exactly what it sounds like. The Pasta Bar serves traditional Italian dishes with selections changing daily. Exclusive to Forest

McNutt Dining Hall, located within McNutt Quadrangle, is in the Northwest neighborhood. It’s closest to Briscoe, Foster and Walnut Grove Center dorms. Forest Dining Hall, located within Forest Quadrangle, is in the Southeast neighborhood and is closest to Willkie, Read, Spruce and Wells dorms. Both a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.

taurant that includes bowls, burritos, nachos and quesadillas — very similar to Chipotle or Qdoba. Both dining halls also offer food free from the nine proteins that trigger allergic reactions — egg, fish, milk, peanut, sesame, soy, wheat, tree nuts and shellfish. These allergen free foods can be found at Free From IX in Mcnutt and Worry Free in Forest.

The third best option for the most choices in a traditional dining hall format would be the Bookmarket Eatery, located in the basement of Wells Library. The Bookmarket Eatery also has The Clubhouse, Medley, Just Desserts and Spice Road. In addition, the library dining has The Breakfast Cafe, which serves traditional breakfast and lunch options, and Herman’s Coop, which serves chicken and french fries every day.

The Bookmarket Eatery is closest to the Central Neighborhood, including Ashton, Collins, Eigenmann, Teter, Union Street and Wright dorms. The Bookmarket Eatery is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.

Carry-out weekday only dining halls

Goodbody Hall Eatery, located within Wells Quadrangle, is a carry-out-service din-

tions. For breakfast, Goodbody offers breakfast meat, scrambled eggs, potatoes and oatmeal. It also has a yogurt bar, various cereal options, bagels, toast, breakfast pastries and waffles. After breakfast, Goodbody has an allday salad bar and different hot-meal options for lunch and dinner.

Goodbody is close to Ballantine Hall, the Biology Building and the Chemistry Building. It is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and closed on weekends.

Collins Eatery, located within Collins Quadrangle, offers similar options with weekday hours from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Collins is close to Woodlawn Field, Myles Brand Hall and the Geological Sciences Building.

Read Hall Eatery, located within Read Quadrangle, offers five different micro-restaurants to choose from. Read also has Medley and The Breakfast Cafe, but also serves Mediterranean dishes from Mezze, American and Middle Eastern barbeque from The Pit Stop and burgers, chicken sandwiches and more from Sear No Evil. Read Hall Eatery is closest to Spruce, Forest and Willkie dorms, as well as several Jacobs School of Music buildings. The dining hall is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays.

IDS FILE PHOTO BY LEVI REECE A group of students have lunch Aug. 23, 2016, at the Collins Center dining hall. IU has several different dining halls to choose from.

How to navigate mail and packages at IU Navigating IU residence halls’ mail

Mailing address

To receive mail at your dorm, the sender of a letter or package must use the following format:

[Student’s name]

[Residence hall name]

[building name, room number]

[Residence hall street address] Bloomington, IN 47406

Example :

John Doe

Teter Quadrangle Boisen, Room 202 501 N. Sunrise Drive Bloomington, IN 47406

When your mail is delivered to your dorm, you will need to pick it up at your residence hall’s center desk. You will need to have your CrimsonCard to pick up any packages.

Sending mail

If you need to send a letter or package while living on campus, your best bet might be to visit the UPS store in the Indiana Memorial union. At this store you can purchase stamps, envelopes and more.

Most residence halls also have a place at the center desk where you can place outgoing mail. You can visit a FedEx, UPS or USPS drop box. e closest drop box to campus is located at the Student Academic Center building on 408 N. Union St.

You can also search the USPS website to nd other Post O ce locations in Bloomington.

Residence hall addresses

» Ashton Center: 1800 E. 10th St.

» Briscoe Quadrangle: 1225 N. Fee Lane

» Campus View Apartments: 800 N. Union St.

» Collins LLC: 541 N. Woodlawn Ave.

» Eigenmann Hall: 1900 E. 10th St.

» Forest Quadrangle: 1725 E. Third St.

» Foster Quadrangle: 1000 N. Fee Lane

» McNutt Quadrangle: 1101 N. Fee Lane

» Read Hall: 125 S. Eagleson Ave.

» Spruce Hall: 1801 E. Jones Ave.

» Teter Quadrangle: 501 N. Sunrise Drive

» Tulip Tree: 2451 E. 10th St.

» Union Street Center: 445 N. Union St.

» University East Apartments: 1603 E. Third St.

» Walnut Grove Center: 1200 N. Walnut Grove St.

» Wells Quadrangle: 1021 E. Third St.

» Willkie Quadrangle: 150 N. Rose Ave.

» Wright Quadrangle: 501 N. Eagleson Ave.

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IDS FILE PHOTO BY ALEX DERYN Sheets of stamps lie on a bed May 14, 2020, in University East apartments. Students living on campus can send and receive mail through their residence halls.

Memorable IU sports moments of the 23-24 seasons

Indiana women’s basketball rocks Iowa, Clark in front of rowdy crowd

Indiana women’s basketball defeated No. 4 Iowa 86-69 in front of a sold-out, white-clad Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall crowd Feb. 22, 2024. The Hoosiers held Iowa guard Caitlin Clark to 8-26 from the field, and Indiana guard Sara Scalia led all scorers with 25 points, including a game-sealing 3-pointer in the fourth quarter.

Indiana softball makes run in Big Ten Tournament, earns berth in NCAA Tournament

Despite a slow start in the regular season, Indiana softball silenced its doubters in the 2024 Big Ten Tournament. The eighth-seeded Hoosiers started the tournament May 8, 2024 with a 6-3 win over No. 9 Purdue. They carried the momentum to an upset 4-3 victory vs. No. 1 Northwestern on May 9 and a 9-5 win against No. 4 Nebraska May 10, 2024. Despite losing to No. 2 Michigan 3-1 in the championship game May 11, the tournament run earned Indiana an NCAA Tournament berth for its second consecutive season.

Indiana volleyball beats Purdue for first time in 11 years

More than 2,700 fans packed inside Wilkinson Hall on Oct. 11, 2023, and witnessed Indiana volleyball’s first win against Purdue since 2012. The Hoosiers defeated the No. 15 Boilermakers in four sets and ended Purdue’s 21-game win streak against Indiana.

Indiana men’s soccer reaches Elite Eight in NCAA Tournament

Indiana men’s soccer won the Big Ten regular season title and tournament championship, earning themselves a berth in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers made a deep run in the tournament as they defeated Lipscomb, Wake Forest and Virginia before falling to Notre Dame in penalty kicks in the Elite Eight.

Mackenzie Holmes breaks all-time scoring record, sweeps Purdue

Indiana women’s basketball routed Purdue 95-62 on Feb. 11, 2024 as graduate forward Mackenzie Holmes broke Indiana’s all-time scoring record when she scored her 2,365th point with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter. Holmes never lost to the Boilermakers in her career, going a perfect 10-0.

Indiana men’s basketball holds off Wisconsin, fire alarm in 74-70 win

Indiana men’s basketball defeated Wisconsin 74-70 on Feb. 27, 2024, but the win was not as noteworthy as the 15-minute fire alarm delay. The Hoosiers and Badgers were tied at 54 apiece in the second half when the fire alarms inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall went off, forcing fans and players to evacuate the building. No one was hurt and play resumed.

Indiana swim and dive win twin Big Ten titles

Indiana women’s swim and dive won its seventh Big Ten title on Feb. 24, 2024, defeating Ohio State by half a point. One week later on March 2, the men’s swim and dive team won its third consecutive Big Ten

title by 296 points. The wins marked Indiana’s first twin titles since 2019.

Indiana baseball ties Ball State due to darkness

Indiana baseball tied Ball State 7-7 in 12 innings on April 24, 2024 because it became too dark to play. Ball Diamond, Ball State’s baseball stadium, did not have lights despite being built in 1971 and renovated from 2014-16. The game was initially slated for April 23 at Victory Field in Indianapolis but was postponed due to rain.

Indiana women’s soccer plays in first NCAA Tournament since 2013

Indiana women’s soccer finished its 2023 campaign 12-3-4 after finishing 3-77 in 2022. The Hoosiers clinched an NCAA

Indiana football fires Tom Allen, hires Curt Cignetti

Indiana football fired head coach Tom Allen after seven seasons in Bloomington on Nov. 26, 2023, paying $15.5 million to buy out the remaining three years of his contract. Allen’s career record was 3349 with the Hoosiers, including back-toback bowl appearances in 2019 and 2020. Indiana hired James Madison head coach Curt Cignetti on Nov. 30, 2023 to take Allen’s place. Cignetti boasted a 52-9 record in five seasons at James Madison and three consecutive Colonial Athletic Association titles.

Tournament berth for the first time since 2013 but lost to No. 6 Saint Louis 2-0 on Nov. 10, 2023. OLIVIA BIANCO | IDS Graduate senior forward Mackenzie Holmes celebrates on the bench Feb. 11, 2024, against Purdue University in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Holmes scored 17 points against the Boilermakers.

1. Indiana then-senior forward Maouloune Goumballe defends against Syracuse University in the men’s soccer national championship Dec. 12, 2022 in Cary, North Carolina. Indiana men’s soccer won the 2023 Big Ten regular season title and tournament championship, earning themselves a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

2. Indiana softball players celebrate junior out elder Taylor Minnick’s home run against Valparaiso University March 2, 2024, at Andy Mohr Field in Bloomington. Indiana softball made a run in the 2024 Big Ten Tournament to secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

4. Indiana’s starting ve huddles before the start of the game Oct. 29, 2023, at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Indiana men’s basketball held o Wisconsin 74-70 on Feb. 27, despite re alarms going o in the second half.

5. Indiana baseball players celebrate a home run against Butler University March 30, 2024, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. Indiana overcame a 6-0 de cit to defeat Indiana State March 30.

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