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become a good gymnastics

Elise went to the Center
the purple, red, blue and greed ropes on the fence
release the red ropes
the speaker Elise needs that during the posting
the tutor is doing the angel posting
Jenny and Elise reaction
Kathy and Elise reaction
Elise sat on the pad
Elise is doing the upside down posting
Elise is doing the flying posting
Elise is doing the angle posting

At 8: 30 am, Elise went to “Twin Lakes Recreation Center”. She saw a purple, red, blue and greed ropes on the fence. When no one want to use it the worker will put way on the fence. When some people want to use those ropes worker will release the rope from the fence. Also, Elise bring her speaker with her because she need to speaker that playing some music during the sport time.  Elise has two friends and one tutor during class. A girl wears blue T-shite who is jenny and a girl wears red t-shite she is Kathy. Who wears black T-shit she is tutor her name is Leona.  Leona was teaching the new action or position that name is called “Angel posting “.

After her tutor posting, Elise, Kathy, and jenny were trying to do the “angel posting “ but they failed so many times. Jenny was trying to do the post she could not do it , so Elise grabbed jenny’s leg  and say “ Do not give up “ you can do it  and keep going “ . Finally, jenny could do the post it.

Next , Elise time to show off what she got .  As same as Jenny, Elise also fell many times . Kathy said “you can do it Elise “  “ nothing is impossible “  so Elise relax and do it again.  So Elise sat on the pad.  She remind what steps the tutor teacher them. And then Elise climb again and do the post.  Her tutor was standing on the ground and watching Elise doing right or wrong.  Finally, Elise did the “angel posting“ “ flying posting “   and “ upside down posting”

Leona thinks has potential to become a good gymnastic person because she can do the S- level posting.

An Alzheimer’s Walk to Remember


For many IU students, a drive down College Avenue does not extend much further than “Kroghetto”, located between 1st and 2nd streets. Onward, past the merge of College and Walnut, only a few miles south and you will find Mays Greenhouse.

Mays, which opened over 50 years ago, serves the Bloomington community by providing countless plants, landscaping material and much more. Founder Marshal May left the heating and air conditioning business to fulfill a dream in gardening which led to the birth of Mays Greenhouse.

Beginning with a small greenhouse on their home property, Marshal and his wife Emma opened Mays Greenhouse for business in the spring of 1965. The business was a family affair with their daughters Martha and Helen working too.  As business took off, Mays added more greenhouses and a shed for the cash register.

After Emma’s death a few years later, Marshal’s daughters Nancy and Judy joined the business and shortly thereafter he gave the business to all four of his daughters.

As the years past, Marshal’s daughters grew the business and Mays became a corporation in 2004.

Mays now serves the Bloomington community year-round providing a plethora of products to the community. In addition, Mays hosts three open houses each year: spring, fall, and Christmas.

Mays also hosts classes to provide customers with a better understanding of how to care for their plants. Sheila Brewer, who works with house plants, instructs classes on fairy gardens and bonsai.

“Succulents are probably the most popular thing right now,” said Brewer. “We sell a lot of different kinds because they are so easy to grow.”

First Generation Produce Farming

Long hot days working in the fields with your crew, day in and day out is what it takes to become a successful produce farmer, especially for a young first generation farmer.

Upon arriving at Harriman Farms located off highway 67, just north of Spencer, Indiana you will be greeted with a seasonal display of flowers, mums, and delicious fresh produce at the Harriman Farm market store.

By the size and success of the farm operation, being 150 acres, you would think it was passed down for generations. But, with some surprise, you will discover a first generation produce farmer, William Harriman, that happens to only be in his mid-30’s.

This size of a farm operation doesn’t come about overnight. William Harriman took the initiative fueled by his passion for farming to start a small greenhouse/produce farm in the mid 1990’s with the help of his sister. In 2008, Harriman Farms moved to its current location in Spencer, IN.  The expansion to nearly 150 acres, 75 of which are dedicated to produce, didn’t come easy. Hard work, long hours, determination, passion, and trial and error has led to the overall success that the farm has reached today.

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The Great Outdoors’ Bob and Bows

In the small town of Jasper, Indiana sits a hunting goods store on the corner of Southgate shopping center called The Great Outdoors. For 12 years now customers have been coming back for its bow technician, Bob Meadows, as much or more than the goods and services inside the store.

The morning of Saturday, September 30, Bob came into the store at 9 a.m. and prepared for a busy day of working on compound bows and crossbows during deer season.

“I tell you what, going back to that thing last night felt good. It shoots as smooth and quiet as ever,” Josh Hawkins told Bob about his compound bow around 10 a.m.

Bob took more time than usual to get Josh his bow back after he brought it to Bob with a squeaky cam and in need of a tune-up. On this particular trip into the store, Hawkins didn’t have any needs. He only wanted to make the trip in to let Bob know how happy he was with how his bow was shooting.

About an hour later, another customer, Troy Hinderliter, came in looking to switch from a compound bow to a crossbow for the rest of deer season. Bob is a lifelong compound bow fan who has never actually hunted with a crossbow. However, he has learned all he needs to know and more from shooting crossbows at bow shoots and in the store’s shooting lane.

After talking with Bob, Troy decided to buy a new crossbow and crossbow case. To those who observed the sale it simply looked like friends discussing the finer points of bow season. As Bob checked him out at the cash register, the two exchanged jokes and asked each other about their families. Troy left the store with a new crossbow and a smile on his face.

“The best part of the job is the interactions with customers. Troy is from about an hour and a half away and I dealt with him for the first time about 10 years ago after he went to another store and they wouldn’t really even look at him because he had no shirt on and overalls. He came here and we helped him out. He has been a loyal customer ever since,” Bob explained when asked about his favorite part of the job.

On a normal workday around deer season, Bob bounces around between helping customers in the store and working on bows in the workshop. His work on bows is frustrating at times because there is no limit to what a customer may put their bow through.

“I try to get people their bows back quickly, but there is only so many I can get to in a day,” said Bob.

There are only three full-time employees at The Great Outdoors, so Bob’s got more obligations than just bows. On busy days amidst the gun portion of deer season it isn’t uncommon to have the store full of people, none of which for bow-related reasons. In times like this he may be manning the cash register, pointing people toward the ammunition, or behind the gun counter sighting in guns.

Bob Meadows is a staple of The Great Outdoors. Whatever the work may be Bob utilizes a philosophy on the job that emphasizes people. This along with his personality make for an enjoyable experience in the store that has a track record of bringing customers back to the store, and often times back to Bob himself.

Whether he is making arrows, working the register, at the bow press, or wherever Bob is he makes it a priority to get his task done. But more importantly to him, also he makes it a priority to enjoy himself. He is generally not at the door welcoming customers with this attitude. This practice is common at other stores, but at The Great Outdoors, the welcoming comes in the interactions themselves.

Spreading Culture, One Tattoo At A Time

Imagine you are moving to a new country and you can only bring one thing that reminds you of home. You probably would take your favorite article of clothing, a picture, or maybe a drawing. Risana Malik decided to take a box of tubes filled with plant dye and use them to create tattoos that bring cultural awareness to students at Indiana University.

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Hoosiers on Quest for 9th Championship

The Indiana Hoosiers men’s soccer team is currently ranked first in the nation, due in large part to their combination of talent and success, which has led to an 8-0-2 record. The Hoosiers boast the fourth best recruiting class in the nation coming into this year, and are really highlighted by some standout freshman. Just in the Hoosiers last game, 3 freshman started for IU, which is relatively high for a Todd Yeagley group. With that being said, this proves Coach Yeagley has significant trust in his young guys.

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What’s Popping?

The smell of buttered popcorn filled the air on Saturday, September 9 in Downtown Valparaiso. The first Saturday after Labor Day marks the town’s highly-anticipated Popcorn Festival. This tradition has returned to the community for its 39th consecutive year.

Each year, the festival is hosted by Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events, Inc. to commemorate Indiana-native, Orville Redenbacher — the King of Popcorn. By 1965, Redenbacher invested in his popping corn business and purchased a hybrid seed company, bringing the nation’s most well-known popcorn to Porter County. Originally thought to be a one-time event in the summer of 1979, the festival has continued to grow and offer more family-fun year after year. Approximately 60,000 visitors gathered downtown to celebrate the popcorn themed event.

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Harnessing Heritage

La Casa Cultural Center organizes event series for Hispanic Heritage Month

A girl dripped purple paint onto a white gourd as her friend peered over her shoulder with a nacho smothered in cheese in one hand and her phone in the other.

Beside them, three girls swayed their hips and sang to a Spanish song while another group laughed as Jenga blocks toppled to the floor.

The activities were part of La Casa Late Nite on Friday night at the IMU. The event included crafts, food and games and was one of a series of events coordinated by La Casa Cultural Center for Hispanic Heritage Month.

“All the events we’ve planned are a great opportunity for all students to explore and celebrate Hispanic culture,” Angelica Navarro, undergraduate retention specialist and IU junior said.

Before college, Navarro said she did not celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. By coming to IU, she was given a new opportunity to delve into her heritage for a month each year. She was also given the chance to share that heritage with non-Hispanics, she said.

“It opens up a platform to educate others,” she said.

Each event from movie nights to La Casa Late Nite are meant to serve as a window into Hispanic culture and heritage, she said. But her favorite event is still to come.

La Casa’s Day of the Dead celebrations will always be her favorite, she said.

“It’s the best to dress up in costumes and eat food and do crafts and celebrate and just reminisce with others about your own family memories and traditions for the Day of the Dead,” she said.

Zayra Lopez, a first-year Ph.D. student, celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month differently. She said she doesn’t do much beyond meeting with friends and cooking Mexican food.

The menu for this year’s celebration included pork ribs in green sauce and cochinita pibil, a slow-roasted pork dish.

Navarro said Hispanic-American students often rely on friend groups like this because they may feel like they are not Hispanic enough for the countries their families are from but also not American enough for American society.

She said the word “Hispanic” gives them a community of people who understand their dual identities, and Hispanic Heritage Month allows them to celebrate both this community and personal identities.

But Lopez said she wants non-Hispanics to feel welcome as well. She said she thinks Hispanic Heritage Month is the perfect opportunity to usher them through the door of La Casa.

“We have to celebrate our differences and our similarities,” she said. “We need to look at how we can complement one another and come together.”

During the month, Navarro said it’s also important to find balance between celebrating the culture Hispanics share while respecting the differences between each country and region’s cultures.

She said people often paint Hispanic culture with a broad brush and forget the diversity that lies within the community as well.

“The word ‘Hispanic’ doesn’t just deal with culture,” she said. “It deals with people, and people are diverse, and we have to recognize that.”

Most of all, Lopez said Hispanic culture is something to take pride in even beyond this month. Pride in your culture and heritage should never be restricted to one month each year, she said.

“I want us to celebrate our culture and our heritage every day,” she said. “It’s something we need to be proud of every day, but this month is a nice reminder to be proud.”

Music, Art, and Limestone: A Day At The Lotus Festival

Barefoot children run in circles, splash around a fountain, and climb to the top of trees. A parrot flaps its wings at visitors walking past. A cacophony of different music comes together as various bands around the park begin to warm up. Volunteers dressed in yellow walk the park to make sure everything is going as it should. With so many events in one location, there is a lot to see and do, but not a lot of time. Tucked away in Third Street Park is the aptly named ‘Lotus in the Park’, a free section of the 24th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival.

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