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Homecoming Guide 2016

Stories about game day traditions, parade of Olympians and more are inside.

(10/13/16 3:07pm)

Orienter 2016

This annual new student guide is an Indiana Daily Student special publications offering an introduction to student life and experiences on the IU campus and in the city of Bloomington. It is distributed to new IU families during their orientation on campus.

(06/14/16 3:13pm)

Parent Survival Guide 2016

Parent Guide, an Indiana Daily Student special publication, offers insight to parents about their student's freshman experience at IU. It is published along with the annual Orienter new student guide.

(06/14/16 3:09pm)

Still searching

Five years ago, Lauren Spierer disappeared, sparking an exhaustive search that gained national attention. Today the police claim Lauren isn't a 'cold case,' but there are still no leads as to where she might be.

(06/01/16 5:31pm)

Finding normal

Three years ago, the Potenza family survived a brutal home invasion. It took them five months to move back home. Today, they're living lives without bitterness. They're moving on.

(04/28/16 6:18pm)

How IU measures campus energy

IU has five main meters measuring how much electricity buildings are using. They account for big chunks of the campus.

(04/19/16 12:30am)

Breaking down Little 500

Find all the Indiana Daily Student's coverage of the 2016 Little 500 races. 

Pick up a copy of the print guide to take with you to the races. 

(04/12/16 11:59am)

In the dark

Light should be a source of safety in times of danger, but the 56 blue light emergency phones adorning the Indiana University campus are just a distraction for police and a plaything for students. IU continues to install new blue lights with every new construction.

(04/10/16 10:24pm)


Indiana is hit hard by the opioid epidemic. Medical experts say medicine is the most effective treatment. Why aren’t we using it?

(04/04/16 9:51pm)

First rounds

Despite a growing mistrust of men and women in uniform, students like Conner Dunn continue to attend the IUPD Academy in pursuit of a profession in serious need of a better image

(03/21/16 12:42pm)

The cleanup man

After police find meth inside a property, homeowners are left to deal with the toxic mess. Ryan Weaver is the one they call to make those houses livable again.

(03/07/16 10:35pm)

The Shaking Man

IU student Maccabee Griffin left the Iraqi desert nearly a decade ago, but the war still rages inside him. The veteran fights tremors that wrack his body as he struggles to find peace.

(03/07/16 7:24pm)

7,136 miles from home

Facing culture and language barriers, international students come to an institution that struggles to prepare them for life in American campus culture.

(02/22/16 5:33pm)

Yeezus walks

Weekend has all you need to get prepared for the release of Kanye West's new album, "The Life of Pablo."

(02/10/16 11:45pm)

Flies in their image

As the scientific community debates, IU researchers use a new gene editing system to alter the DNA of fruit flies. The system, CRISPR, allows scientists to mutate flies in more specific ways than ever before.

(02/08/16 11:39pm)

Side by side

Amy Cozad is the No. 1 diver in the country. Jessica Parratto is the No. 2. They compete next to each other every day in IU's Councilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center, each hoping to earn one of two spots on the U.S. Olympic team.

(01/25/16 8:41pm)

The Little Sister

Haley Wilson started her freshman year only a few months after the murder of her older sister, Hannah Wilson. Haley wants to be strong. But when you're only 18 and your world has cracked open, how do you know what strong is?

(01/11/16 2:00am)

Semester Review

The 16 biggest stories from the last 16 weeks.

(12/15/15 12:17pm)

The unsettled

Forced to flee Syria and start over, a family adjusts to a state that suddenly doesn't want them.

(12/07/15 10:01pm)

State of Mind

BJ Toole, Abby Ridgeway and Emily all have struggled with anxiety or depression during their time at IU. Each has sought out mental health services from hometown doctors, physicians at the IU Health Center or psychiatrists at Counseling and Psychological Services. Data provided by CAPS shows that anxiety diagnoses among IU students is on the rise, steadily surpassing depression diagnoses.

(12/03/15 4:42am)

Yaolin's story

Friends regret not calling police, recall a pattern of repeated abuse.

(10/27/15 8:21am)

Homecoming Guide 2015

Check out our comprehensive guide to IU Homecoming weekend's events, traditions and the football game.

(10/16/15 2:25pm)

Parent Guide 2015

Parent Guide offers insight to parents about their student's freshman experience at IU. It is published along with the annual Orienter new student guide.

(06/11/15 3:01pm)

Orienter 2015

This annual new student guide offers an introduction to student life and experiences on the IU campus and in the city of Bloomington. It is distributed to new IU families during their orientation on campus.

(06/09/15 10:40am)

Healing and punishment

The jail is becoming Monroe County's new mental health hospital. With Sunday's suicide, it's apparent some inmates are falling through the cracks.

(04/28/15 11:48pm)

Waiting for Help

Students seeking counseling have reached an all-time high. Does CAPS have the resources to treat them?

(04/23/15 2:30am)

Holding up a house

Tommy Paslaski is trying to change the way people think about Alpha Tau Omega. If anything goes wrong, it all falls on him.

(04/21/15 11:48am)

Sold, not told

The average IU football ticket on is $41, which is down from $45 from the 2013 season. Still, Jeffrey tries his luck at making a profit by buying low and selling at face-value.

(12/14/14 9:34pm)

Sparks but no fire

Principal runs for state representative to give teachers a voice.

(12/12/14 1:29am)

IDS Investigates: Sexual assault at IU, Part 2

When Lyndsay Jones reported she was raped, she turned to IU for justice. But cases like hers aren't that simple. Amid a federal review of IU's handling of sexual assault, her account raises questions about the University procedures. Read part two of the IDS investigations series on sexual assault.

(12/09/14 1:34am)

IDS Investigates: Sexual assault at IU

When Emily Smith reported she was raped, a prosecutor believed her. But believing her was not enough to be able to prove it in court. Read the first installment of the IDS investigations series on sexual assault here. 

(12/08/14 12:59am)

When students die

Four students died this semester, three in a 15-day period. Somewhere between balancing private grief and public concern, the campus community is left wondering: How many students die, and what causes their deaths? IU doesn't always know.

(12/05/14 2:15am)

Basketball Guide 2014-15

Inside: Meet this year's teams, their leaders and the challenges they face. Take a look at the globe-trotting former Hoosiers playing professionally all over the world.

(11/13/14 1:46pm)

Housing & Living Guide Fall 2014

Find a house and make it home. Get roommate advice, ideas for decorating, tips on cooking on-the-cheap, and more.

(10/27/14 2:45pm)

Homecoming Guide 2014

Inside: a look into the rivalry between IU and Michigan State, a preview of the football game, and an introduction to the Homecoming Court.

(10/17/14 10:42am)

Big 10 Sports Guide

It's here. Find out how IU teams prepare for conference play with the help of the Indiana Daily Student Big Ten Guide.

(10/03/14 12:56am)

The search for Lauren Spierer

Lauren Spierer, who has yet to be located following exhaustive searches through a three-year span, was a sophomore at the time of her disappearance June 3, 2011.

(10/01/14 2:18pm)

Orienter: New Student Guide

This annual new student guide is an Indiana Daily Student special publication offering an introduction to student life and experiences on the IU campus and in the city of Bloomington.

(05/30/14 10:50am)

Age of Change

Age of Change: During McRobbie's presidency, seven IU schools have been created, closed or consolidated to adapt to 21st century demands. But are these changes working?

(05/04/14 10:44pm)

2014 Little 500

Enjoy coverage of America's greatest college weekend. Inside, you'll find an interactive track guide and a row-by-row breakdown of every team in this year's races. Be sure to check out the all-time historic statistics, including qualification times and race finishing times.

(04/27/14 9:56pm)

Breaking down Little 500

This is where all of the Indiana Daily Student's coverage of the 2016 Little 500 races will live. The IDS will be adding more content as the season goes on, so continue to check here for continued coverage. 

(04/27/14 7:38pm)

Dad's Bucket

Nobody is quite sure whose idea it was to bring the buckets to Nick’s. The idea for a drinking club using buckets came from a bar someone visited in Wyoming in the early 1970s. The 120 tin buckets were hung on 120 hooks above the main bar for elite regulars.

(04/14/14 2:03pm)

Suspended Justice

Janice Renn, mother of Kim Camm, now wears her daughter's locket with photos of her grandchildren Brad and Jill as toddlers tucked inside. Janice and Frank Renn blame David for the murders of their eldest daughter and only grand kids. "It's hard for me to believe, but I'm convinced Dave had done this," Frank Renn said.

(12/09/13 12:12am)

After the fall

Angi Fiege stands at the grave of her 19 year old daughter Rachael, who died Aug. 23, 2013 after falling down a set of stairs at her first party at IU. In the months after her death, Rachael's family and friends have been burdened by misconceptions of who their daughter was and what really happened to her that night.

(12/05/13 7:12pm)

Best of Bloomington 2013

.You voted, we counted. Here are the results of Weekend's annual Best of Bloomington poll.

(11/20/13 11:53pm)


Aja Morrow points to an international student within a tree collage she made to illustrate interconnectedness. No matter what country of origin, to Aja it is important that all students are integrated together.

(04/07/13 10:47pm)

A Crooked Odyssey

Convicted killer Robert E. Lee's case has been a protracted journey. Lee’s crooked odyssey tapped into our most primal fears, revealing our confusion about punishment, forgiveness and the limits of freedom.

(12/07/12 12:03am)

Voter guide 2012

Meet the candidates before you vote and then find out who won and who lost.

(11/01/12 12:06pm)

A Long Road

Sexual assault issues are highlighted for one month every year. But for the people who experience sexual assault firsthand, the memories last for years.

(04/05/12 9:19pm)

Generation 9/11

We all know where we were when the towers fell. This is a collection of compelling stories from the IU community and analyses of 9/11 for what it was: an event that changed America forever and defined a generation.

(09/12/11 3:16am)

Dunn meadow

Dunn Meadow is the only space on campus for spontaneous free speech. This time line shows how different groups and cultures have used the meadow from 1960 to the present — each expressing their own wishes and remembrances in a single, historical space.

(12/03/10 1:27pm)

Drum Corps International

Follow DCI World Class Finals at Memorial Stadium. Check schedules, scores and read profiles of the participating corps. You'll find photo galleries and video coverage of the Championship event.

(07/30/08 3:44pm)