The Media School

Bloomington food events encourage the community to try local restaurants

April 19th, 2018

For Addison Rump, 22, Indianapolis, it is exciting to be a part of the unique food scene in Bloomington. Working at The Village Deli, she watched it boon in the community.

“It’s really fun working at a popular restaurant because I get to meet a variety of people and the conversations are always interesting,” said Rump.

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Director Chad Rabinovitz found a home at Bloomington Playwrights Project

March 29th, 2018

Chad Rabinovitz walks down the staircase from the upstairs offices at the Bloomington Playwrights Project (BPP). He has a casual demeanor and immediately cracks a joke, apologizing about the clutter in the lobby.

The building reflects the creative minds that work there, like Rabinovitz, with artwork and posters lining the walls. His appearance is laid-back in jeans and a pullover, and he seems relaxed.

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Person on the street was a step to overcome

March 27th, 2018

When the class was first assigned about the person on the street assignment, I knew it would be a challenge for me. Before I ventured out on my own to complete it, I went back to old Bloomington Beat articles to see past student experiences. There were a variety of experiences, but overall it seemed to work out well for most students, which encouraged me.

As I walked onto Kirkwood Avenue one afternoon with my camera and recorder in hand, my nerves began to get the best of me. Outside of the Monroe County Public Library, I became discouraged watching most people walk by in headphones with their head down, or walking fast with a purpose. It was a nice afternoon, but not a particularly busy one out on Kirkwood. Too anxious to ask anyone walking by, I took this afternoon as a trial run and went home for the evening.

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Bloomington residents say public library has a positive impact

March 1st, 2018

The Monroe County Public Library (MCPL) has a positive impact on the community, four community members agreed during random interviews on Kirkwood Avenue on Tuesday February 13.

Each community member interviewed, had visited the MCPL on multiple occasions and described a positive, helpful experience. Out of the four sources, only two had attended an event or program hosted by the MCPL.  Those who attended described their experiences at the children’s programs to the creative digital rooms the MCPL offers.

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On the Beat – Community & Culture

February 15th, 2018


Jan. 28, 2018

Elvia Malagon, Chicago Tribune

New developments at University Village/Little Italy in Chicago will bring public housing and a library together. The library will offer opportunities from free tutoring to children’s programs. The city’s goal is for the renovation to bring more people together in the community.

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Bio: Haley Sicks

Haley Sicks
Haley Sicks is a senior at Indiana University completing a degree in Cinema and Media Studies and Production with a specialization in Graphic Communication and a minor in Spanish. Her interests in this major include graphic design, multimedia storytelling, and photography. This time last year she was completing an internship at Walt Disney World Resort, where she was able to learn about the company and make magic everyday. She has always been a creative person, and her goal after graduation is to start a career in design or communications.