Help! ... I need somebody

The Indiana Daily Student summer staff is heading into its second month behind the wheel. I can’t say it’s been easy, because quite frankly, it hasn’t. Just as I predicted at the beginning of the summer, the news is slow.

So what is the IDS missing?

I know we’re not getting all the stories out there. My last plea for story ideas was successful, so I know ideas are there. If you have story ideas, please feel free to e-mail me at

I’m also willing to accept likes and dislikes. Whatever it is you want to send me, I’m all ears.

New blog

Ben Bizenuh is a character. If you don’t know who he is, he does stand-up around Bloomington during the school year and is just a funny dude in general. Oh, and he works here.

I was introduced to Bizenuh one day at the IDS while he was sitting in our multimedia studio editing a video. I sat down next to him and he started rolling the clip. It was him performing as his alter ego Nigel Finch, a British reporter in America. If you haven’t seen his videos, you should at

Bizenuh has started his own blog at the IDS titled “Just kidding ... but seriously.” It’s just Bizenuh being Bizenuh. I hope you enjoy it. If not, I’m sure he’ll find a way for you to laugh.

You can find it at


On May 28, the IDS ran a “Campus Quiz” in the campus section. Yeah, we forgot to tell you where and what it was. If you can’t remember, it was a photo of a stained glass window. It’s a window in Beck Chapel. Sorry about that.

For the music lovers

I hope you’re enjoying WEEKEND magazine this summer. It’s really come into its own since we merged it to a section within the IDS. I like to get a lot of my music tips from WEEKEND’s reviews section, but I haven’t found anything I’ve liked, and my iPod is getting a little stale.

I need a mix of about two hours for the gym (I’m usually at the HPER – just wave hello to me). Lately I’ve been listening to The Beatles (gearing up for “The Beatles: Rock Band” – Sept. 9, baby!), Billy Joel, Eric Clapton and a variety of other artists. But I need suggestions.

Write them in to me. I hope someone does, because if not, I’m going to be that girl on the bike machine at the HPER sleeping.

Have a good weekend.

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