In Depth & Features

<p>When DCS steps in to remove a child from their home, it first look to see if any relatives are willing to take them in. If there aren’t, DCS is under the gun to find a foster home with an opening. More than once, the Evans have made the drive from their Mitchell, Indiana, home to IU Health Bloomington Hospital with an empty car seat in the back of their van. “It can be hard, you know, because you never know what these kids have gone through or what lies ahead,” Kristy said. “All you can do is love them as much as you can.”</p>

6/23/2018, 8:28am


As Indiana's foster care system strains beneath the weight of the opioid crisis, foster parents fight to protect themselves and the state's neglected children.

Jun 23, 2018 8:28 am

The Conservator

For about 32 years, conservator Jim Canary has repaired and protected the Lilly Library's rare books and manuscripts. 

Jun 23, 2018 8:28 am

Answering the call

The firefighters of the Bloomington Fire Department are there when you call. From defective smoke alarms to horrifying accidents, they see everything. But what do they do when the calls for help are their own?

arts  •  weekend  •  Apr 5, 2018 6:10 pm

Candystripe champ

 Join the Indiana Daily Student, as we celebrate board games, by embarking on a Hoosier-themed adventure. Brave all-nighters at Wells and 8 a.m. treks through snow to prove yourself a champion as you make your way to graduation. 

news  •  bloomington  •  Apr 2, 2018 1:00 am

Temporary home

Students across the country struggle to afford housing while pursuing higher education. James Mynatt is no exception.

news  •  indiana  •  Mar 29, 2018 12:28 am

The Pride of Paoli

In a town known for intolerance, the Pride of Paoli marching band was a place where misfits belonged. It wasn’t about whom they march next to, but whether they can march in step.

news  •  indiana  •  Mar 9, 2018 4:00 am

The man in black

As death shakes his city and takes his friends, a funeral director finds salvation in his work.