Special Sections

Feb 20, 2020 11:04 am

2020 Spring Sports Guide

From baseball to water polo: Read about Indiana University's spring sports teams.

Sep 22, 2017 5:49 pm

The System

This is a four-part series about IU's system of sexual assault investigations. In a heated national conversation, criticism of university sexual assault investigations is multiplying. IU is no different. Students on both sides — those who have reported and have been accused — say IU’s system can do better.

May 1, 2017 10:04 am

"I just want it to end."

For years, Amanda Grant lived in fear of her father and his rage. Now, at 19, she’s suing him for the abuse she suffered.

Apr 20, 2017 3:06 pm

Little 500 Race Guide

Race, track, team guides and more inside this year's special publication.

Apr 2, 2017 11:22 pm

Bob Knight's last fight

Bob Knight couldn't control that he would grow old one day. He just didn't get to grow old how he planned.

Mar 9, 2017 10:55 pm

The third life of Darryl Pinkins

After 25 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, Darryl Pinkins is finally free. Now he's starting over in a world that did not wait for him.

Mar 9, 2017 9:48 am

Primary care

This is the fourth installment in an IDS series covering the opioid epidemic across Indiana.Will Cooke is the only doctor in Austin, Indiana, a city that in 2015 experienced the worst HIV outbreak in US history. Two years later, his work is still not done.

Mar 5, 2017 11:51 pm

Lady in the van

This is the third installment in an IDS series covering the opioid epidemic across Indiana.Two years ago, Brittany Combs would have been scared to drive into neighborhoods populated by drug addicts. But now, she makes sure she's there every week, trying to save their lives.

Feb 23, 2017 9:36 am

The 2017 Oscars

Brush up on everything from red carpet predictions to the uncertain legacy of "La La Land."

Feb 9, 2017 11:45 pm

Close to home

This is the second installment in an IDS series covering the opioid epidemic across Indiana.Public health nurse Jackie Crane sees addiction and overdose at work every day. She never thought she'd see it happen to her own son.

Feb 2, 2017 11:45 pm

End of the fall

This is the first installment in an IDS series covering the opioid epidemic across Indiana.The opioid epidemic ravages southern Indiana. Debate remains among lawmakers and advocates as to how it should be handled. And in the middle of it all, people with addictions brace for impact.

Jan 31, 2017 10:09 am


President Trump signed an executive order January 27, 2017 prohibiting all citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the US for 90 days. Following the order, protests erupted across the nation. The IDS sent reporters to cover protests and monitored the reactions of policy-makers and educators on social media. This is what they saw.

Jan 22, 2017 11:10 pm

The inauguration of Donald Trump

The IDS sent a team of journalists to cover the inauguration. Here is a compilation of their reporting from the weekend of Jan. 20, 2017.

Dec 8, 2016 1:40 pm

Unrest in the forest

Kevin Pool , center, and Gary look up at the canopy for the next tree to cut at a logging site on the east side of Indianapolis, Indiana on Dec. 2, 2016. "I'm always looking up," Pool said. "You see that? That's what they call a widow maker."

Dec 8, 2016 11:21 am

Midwestern jungle

Joe Taft, 71, opened the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in 1991 and now is in charge of almost 200 cats there in Center Point, Indiana. There are more exotic cats living in captivity in the U.S. than in all of the wild.

Dec 5, 2016 9:39 am

They waited six weeks

PART THREE of our sexual assault investigation series: One investigation, six weeks, thirteen missing pages. IU found a total of seven alleged victims of a former ballet instructor.

Dec 2, 2016 1:18 am

The red zone

Kendall Locey, now a junior, in front of Read where she lived, said she was sexually assaulted there a few weeks into her freshman year in an off-campus fratenity. Kendall walked back to her dorm without any memory at that night. The time period between a freshman's first week on campus in August and Thanksgiving Break in late November is known as the Red Zone, when young students are more vulnerable and at risk for sexual assault. There are many things Kendall wishes she had known prior to that night.

Nov 30, 2016 7:32 pm

A question of consent

Alcohol available at the Upstairs Pub. Halloween weekend in Bloomington, Ind. means the students from Indiana University dress up and go out to parties or to the bars to drink, just after midnight Saturday, Oct 29, 2016.

Oct 13, 2016 3:07 pm

Homecoming Guide 2016

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

Jun 14, 2016 3:13 pm

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.

Jun 14, 2016 3:09 pm

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.

Jun 1, 2016 5:31 pm

Lauren Spierer

Lauren Spierer, who has been missing since June 3, 2011, is pictured with her parents Charlene and Robert. This June marks the fifth anniversary of her disappearance, with no current leads on the case.

Apr 28, 2016 6:18 pm

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.

Apr 19, 2016 12:30 am

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.

Apr 12, 2016 11:59 am

Breaking down Little 500

Wright Cycling rider Andrew Goodrum waits in the infield before his heat during individual time trials Wednesday night at Bill Armstrong Stadium.

Apr 10, 2016 10:24 pm

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.

Apr 4, 2016 9:51 pm


Buprenorphine-naloxone, also sold under the brand name Suboxone, is an opioid, the same kind of drug that heroin and painpill addicts are addicted to. It's approved by the Federal Drug Administration to treat addiction, but critics argue it replaces one drug with another.

Mar 21, 2016 12:42 pm

First rounds

Captain Greg Butler swears in the Indiana University police cadet class during their graduation ceremony on August 15. This is the final step in a year long training process in which students learn how to police their peers. After the graduation these cadets will be certified officers, but will only work part time on IU's campuses across Indiana.

Mar 7, 2016 10:35 pm

The cleanup man

Ryan Weaver, 39, is a firefighter in Frankfort, Ind. He serves 10 days a month. For another two he trains as a medic on a SWAT team. By nature he's a rescuer. However, he spends a majority of his time saving the rural victims and their property desecrated by meth cooking and use. Ryan's company, Bio-Recovery Specialists, offers, among many of its services, meth lab cleanup. The Indiana State Police places these houses on a list of condemned homes that require inspection and cleaning within six months, with or without home insurance as a safety net. Ryan and his employees offer them a helping hand. They are the compassionate faces behind a lucrative operation with 30 competitors in the state affected greatest by the drug.

Mar 7, 2016 7:24 pm

The Shaking Man

Macabee Griffin, 35, is starting his Freshman year at Indiana University after serving in the US Army for almost 10 years. Macabee was medically discharged earlier this year after being diagnosed with a conversion disorder, a form of post traumatic stress that causes him to convert extreme stress into physical tremors. Along with the stress of Combat memories and college classes Macabee also has the responsibilities of being a father to balance.

Feb 22, 2016 5:33 pm

7,136 miles from home

Su Li is a Chinese international student experiencing her first semester at Indiana University. Not being able to bring anything with her from China but clothes, she tries to find a new home in America by attending inclusive activities hosted by university organizations. Li sits on a chair next to a standup piano in Merrill Hall at Indiana University after playing "River Flows In You" for an upcoming class performance. Su learned piano at age 4, but takes a beginner class through Indiana University, so many of the pieces she plays are levels below her skill level.

Feb 10, 2016 11:45 pm

Yeezus walks

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

Feb 8, 2016 11:39 pm

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.

Jan 25, 2016 8:41 pm

Side by side

Cozad, left, and Parratto, right

Jan 11, 2016 2:00 am

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?

Dec 15, 2015 12:17 pm

Semester Review

The 16 biggest stories from the last 16 weeks.

Dec 7, 2015 10:01 pm

The unsettled

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

Dec 3, 2015 4:42 am

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.

Oct 27, 2015 8:21 am

Yaolin's story

Yan Li, Yaolin Wang's cousin, holds Jielin Wang, Wang's sister, in front of Yaolin's casket before it went underground during the burial service on Oct.11. Jielin was the last one to leave after the casket was in the ground.

Oct 16, 2015 2:25 pm

Homecoming Guide 2015

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

Jun 11, 2015 3:01 pm

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.

Jun 9, 2015 10:40 am

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.

Apr 28, 2015 11:48 pm

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.

Apr 23, 2015 2:30 am

Waiting for Help

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

Dec 14, 2014 9:34 pm

Sold, not told

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

Dec 12, 2014 1:29 am

Sparks but no fire

Principal runs for state representative to give teachers a voice.

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.

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. 

Dec 5, 2014 2:15 am

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.

Nov 13, 2014 1:46 pm

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.

Oct 27, 2014 2:45 pm

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.

Oct 17, 2014 10:42 am

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.

Oct 3, 2014 12:56 am

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.

Oct 1, 2014 2:18 pm

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.

May 30, 2014 10:50 am

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.

May 4, 2014 10:44 pm

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?

Apr 27, 2014 9:56 pm

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.

Apr 27, 2014 7:38 pm

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. 

Apr 14, 2014 2:03 pm

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.

Dec 9, 2013 12:12 am

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.

Dec 5, 2013 7:12 pm

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.

Nov 20, 2013 11:53 pm

Best of Bloomington 2013

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

Apr 7, 2013 10:47 pm


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.

Dec 7, 2012 12:03 am

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.

Nov 1, 2012 12:06 pm

Voter guide 2012

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

Apr 5, 2012 9:19 pm

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.

Sep 12, 2011 3:16 am

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.

Dec 3, 2010 1:27 pm

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.

Jul 30, 2008 3:44 pm

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.