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Meals on Wheels helps seniors who cannot cook food at home

April 19th, 2018 No comments

A brown house is located on the west side of first street in Bloomington. There is a big sign that says “Meals on Wheels,” which is a nonprofit service that was helped people since 1973 throughout the city.

“Our mission is to serve those who cannot cook for themselves due to illness,” said Kathy Romy, the first and only paid executive director of the Meals on Wheels. “Or disabilities, either permanent, or temporary.”

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Bloomington celebrates 200 years

April 19th, 2018 No comments

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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International student Jack Liu struggles with depression

March 29th, 2018 No comments

Jack Liu opens the apartment door while his left hand holds an iPad and smiles for one moment. He wears a grey IU T-shirt, a black short and a pair of white old leather slippers. His messy black hair makes it seem like he does not take shower.

He invites people to sit on the sofa in the disheveled living room. The lights are too dark, but he still tries to look at videos on his phone carefully. Many cigarette and empty wines bottles are on the tables.

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On the Beat- Health & Fitness

February 15th, 2018 No comments

WE KNOW JUNK FOOD MAKES US SICK, ARE ‘JUNK VALUE’ MAKING US DEPRESSED?
Junk foods have negative effects on humans bodies and are unnecessary. They do not support mental needs such as knowledge and books. Social scientist Tim Kasser says junk food distracts people from what is really good about life.AMAZON

ACQUIRES WHOLE FOOS MARKET, LOWERS PRICES
Amazon acquired Whole Foods Market in 2017. A flowing families to can eat healthier because of the lower prices. CEO of Amazon Worldwide Consumer Jeff Wilke said everybody should be able to eat Whole Foods quality. Amazon will lower prices but keep Whole Foods high standards.

NEW FDA RULING ON MDMA IS JUST ONE STEP IN A LONG JOURNEY FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD
Chris Creel, Bloomington resident, is a veteran who suffers from post traumatic stress disorder in Bloomington. He has taken the drug MDMA which made positive changes in his life. Mary Elftman, veterans services officer for Monroe County Office, said PTSD comes with anxiety and hyper-vigilism.

EAT OUT, EAT HEALTHIER: LENNIE’S, VILLAGE DELI LEAD THE WAY
The Village Deli and Lennie’s offer tasty “Smart Meals,” which include whole grains, beans or low calories. The project manager for the Village Deli said citizens are going to be surprised by what qualifies as a Smart Meal.

COLLEGE DEPRESSION
Nineteen-year-old college student Madison Holleran committed by suicide because of depression. Madison’s father said the “higher-achiever ultimately couldn’t cope with the expectations she’d set for herself.” Colleges students should focus more on their mental health.

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