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Bloomington celebrates 200 years

April 19th, 2018

2018 is the year of the Bloomington Bicentennial. Town Hall posted big signs reading “1818 – 2018” on the square and City Hall adorned all the office department doors with small decals to commemorate the occasion.

IU Junior Aspen Schopp is excited to see what the Bicentennial year brings to the town in terms of celebration and learning how the town came to be.

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Crystal Ritter balances passions in community events and performing arts

March 29th, 2018

Crystal Ritter sits with her hands in her lap in her office conference room in Bloomington City Hall. Her blue eyes light up behind her brown glasses as she remembers music festivals of the past and thinks of the ones she will coordinate in the future. She’s unassuming in her deep purple sweater, brown hair pulled back into a low ponytail.

Ritter is the Community Events Coordinator for the Arts for the City of Bloomington. Her work is all about getting art in the community, and she has a big heart for doing so.

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Interviewing strangers: making new connections and leaving with a smile

March 27th, 2018

My experience writing this narrative profile story was overall positive. My subject, Crystal Ritter, was quick to respond to my emails and made setting up the appointment very easy for me.

I appreciated her taking the time out of her day to sit down with me for an interview. The interview itself was a nice experience.

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Bloomington residents: big city variety – small area

March 1st, 2018

IU students, faculty, alumni, and Bloomington residents sang the praises of Bloomington food, nightlife, and music during informal interviews on Feb. 13 and 14, 2018.

Tom Roznowski, a 66 year-old Bloomington resident of 40 years, described dining in Bloomington as cosmopolitan, with its various selections of fine dining options.

“We have a wonderful introduction to the world from here,” he said.

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On the Beat – News Agg

February 15th, 2018


Jan. 31, 2018

Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post

In the last decade, 21 million prescription painkillers shipped to Williamson, West Virginia. “‘These numbers are outrageous, and we will get to the bottom of how this…was…unleashed across West Virginia,’ Reps. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) said

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Bio: Noah Bousum

Noah Bousum
Noah Bousum is a junior at IU studying Media Advertising with concentrations in Public Relations and Graphic Communication and a minor in Spanish. He works as a resident assistant in Teter Quad Residence Hall on IU’s campus. Bousum is also a part of IU’s longest running improv troupe, Full Frontal Comedy. With a passion for performance himself, Bousum is inspired by others who stage shows for the public and enjoys covering events centered around performing arts, community engagement, and public service. Bousum hopes to work in media outreach by way of public relations, social media, and advertising in the future.