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Thursday, June 20
The Indiana Daily Student


The Indiana Daily Student

COLUMN: How the IU community fails the homeless of Bloomington


One of the starkest images of homelessness that I have experienced was on the streets of Bloomington at two in the morning on a dark October night this past year. I had made the pilgrimage from my dorm to the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre to see “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, quite the hike in a pair of sandals and a bathrobe — my costume for the night. We had just gotten out of the screening, dazed and confused, which is how I assume most people leave their first experience of that movie. Kirkwood was my safest and best-lit route back to campus, and Kilroy’s line was still backed up. Not quite a block from KOK stands Trinity Episcopal Church, where a roofed pathway faces Kirkwood, with fencing that gives a glance into the green gardens of the church. This path is normally clear during the day.